Integrated Resource Planning - Enhancing Distributive Justice Within the Energy Transition

Event Description

Online registration is closed. To register, email Tram Nguyen .

Remote participation only. 

This program is co-sponsored by the MSBA Public Utilities Section and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Please join the MSBA Public Utilities Law Section for a discussion with experts from around the country on how to enhance distributed justice in contemporary energy transition efforts, including within the regulatory landscape that applies to electric utility integrated resource planning (IRP).

We are especially delighted that we have as our Keynote Speaker, Professor Hannah Wiseman from Penn State Law, who has written about this issue and is one of the leading scholars on this topic.

Her Keynote will be followed by two expert panels.  The first will address the state and national trends in IRP not only in Minnesota, but other jurisdictions from around the country. We look forward to gain insight into what Minnesota and other states and jurisdictions are doing to deal with IRP issues. For example, the Texas grid disaster will be considered along with other challenges in an effort to enhance justice and equity within the energy transition. The second panel will do a deep dive into IRP, the Resource Mix and Capacity Needs in the Plethora of Emerging Technologies and State Policies. 

Keynote SpeakerHannah Wiseman, Professor of Law at Penn State Law and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Keynote Address: “Enhancing Distributive Justice Within the Energy Transition”

Panel I:  Policy Issues and General Trends in IRP Including Enhancing Justice and Equity
The first panel will address the major policy issues and general trends in IRPs including issues of equity and justice. The panel will address important issues in Minnesota’s process but we also hope to gain insight into what other states and jurisdictions are doing to address these issues. We will also explore the Texas grid disaster. This panel will be moderated by Professor Alexandra Klass, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Law School.    

Hannah Wiseman, Keynote Speaker and Professor of Law, Penn State Law

Colette D. Honorable, Partner, Reed Smith Law Firm, Washington D.C., Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Former Chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission
James Coleman, Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Matt Schuerger, Commissioner, MN Public Utility Commission
Amanda Rome, VP and General Counsel, Northern States Power Co., dba Xcel Energy
Annie Levenson-Falk, Executive Director, MN Citizens Utility Board 

Panel II:  Deep Dive into IRP Including the Energy Resource Mix and Capacity Needs
The second panel will do a deep dive into IRP, the resource mix, and capacity needs in the plethora of emerging technologies and state policies. This panel will be moderated by Dan Lipschultz, Former MN PUC Commissioner, Attorney and Energy Consultant.

Gabriel Chan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Andrew Moratzka, Managing Partner, Minneapolis Office, Stoel Rives Law Firm
Jennifer J. Peterson, Manager of Regulatory Strategy and Policy, Minnesota Power
Isabel Ricker, Senior Clean Electricity Manager, Fresh Energy
Beth Soholt, Executive Director, Clean Grid Alliance

CLE Credits:

4.0 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Elimination of Bias credit | Event Code: 355966


MSBA Member and Non-Member: $10 
Law Student: FREE

Deadline to register: April 21, 2021 

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen | | 612-278-6316


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Friday, April 23, 2021

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM