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An Overview of the Requirements of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 1000

Daniel P. Kline of Xcel Energy and Zeviel T. Simpser of Briggs & Morgan will provide an overview of the requirements of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 1000 and the status of the rulemaking to identify significant changes in transmission planning that the FERC now requires. Following this overview, Mr. Simpser and Mr. Kline will discuss how the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) has proposed to comply with Order No. 1000, the impact of the compliance filing and its status. Particular attention will be paid to issues with respect to rights of first refusal for the construction of transmission facilities, how MISO has proposed to address what FERC has found to be a right of first refusal in the MISO Transmission Owners Agreement, and how this interacts with Minnesota’s right of first refusal statute.


Zeviel T. Simpser, Briggs & Morgan P.A.
Zev Simpser is an associate at Briggs & Morgan, P.A. and a member of the Energy Section. Zev has a diversified energy law practice which includes counseling clients in compliance matters, electricity sale and purchase transactions, asset transfers, complex jurisdictional interconnections and sales, and representing clients in regulatory proceeding. In the community, Zev provides pro bono assistance to low income clients of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and serves as a mentor for Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, helping to recruit and retain diverse attorneys in the metro area.

Daniel P. Kline, Xcel Energy
Daniel Kline is Manager of Regulatory Administration for Xcel Energy. His work focuses primarily on federal transmission issues including tariff administration, compliance with FERC Orders, and regulatory strategy. He has led Xcel Energy's Order 1000 compliance efforts which have involved activity in MISO, SPP, and the non-RTO western interconnection. A graduate in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State with a Master's of Engineering from the University of Idaho, Dan is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.

Teleconferencing and webcasting is not available.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit to be applied for.
The event code is 178155.




Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street St. Paul, MN 55102
Courtroom 317  

Public Utilities Section Member:  $10.00

MSBA Member But Not a Member of the Public Utilities Section:  $15.00

MSBA Members: Join the Public Utilities Section and Attend This Meeting for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a Public Utilities Law Section member. Pay the 12 month section dues and your section membership will expire on June 30, 2014): $32.00

Non-MSBA Members: Public & Non-Profit Attorneys:  $15.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00

Law Students:  Free

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.