Annual Report

Public Utilities Law Section

Annual Report

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Public Utilities Section
Annual Report
2021-2022

Section Membership
As of June 15, 2022 the Section has 168 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $5,033.49 as of April 30, 2022.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 8 events in fiscal year 2021-22. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Attendees

Virtual/

In-person/

Hybrid

How Lawyers Can Understand Cybersecurity, Technology, and Data Within the Context of the Energy Transition

05/23/2022

455727

4.0 Standard

73

Hybrid

Public Utilities Section Annual Meeting and CLE - Meet the New Department of Commerce Deputy Commissioner

04/20/2022

450871

1.0 Standard

45

 

Hybrid

The 2021 FERC ANOPR - Issues, Observations and Expectations for the Year Ahead

03/16/2022

444515

1.0 Standard

35

Virtual

A 2022 Preview to Legislative Goals from Across the Energy Regulatory Spectrum

02/25/2022

444136

1.5 Standard

50

Virtual

The Future of Natural Gas in Minnesota

01/19/2022

439695

1.0 Standard

57

Virtual

Cold FERC Winter

12/08/2021

419917

1.0 Standard

42

Virtual

Ethics for Public Utility Lawyers

11/16/2021

417072

1.0 Ethics

46

Virtual

Equitable Solar Tariffs

10/20/2021

414636

1.0 Standard

66

Virtual


A
nnual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on April 20, 2022 and 45 people attended.

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2024:

  • Jeffrey Boman, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • David Moeller, Allete
  • Micah Revell, Stinson LLP
  • Mike Schowalter, Fresh Energy

The following council members are continuing to serve an existing term from 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2023:

  • Steven Clay, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
  • Peter Madsen, Taft
  • Michael Remington, Xcel Energy
  • Haley Waller Pitts, Fredrikson & Byron PA

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023:

  • Chair: Lisa Crum, Stinson LLP
  • Vice-Chair: Riley Conlin, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Secretary-Treasurer: OPEN
  • Immediate Past Chair: Benjamin Gerber, M-RETS

Thank-you to the following outgoing council members:

  • Lauren Bethke, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Allen Gleckner, Fresh Energy
  • Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Phyllis Reha, PAR Energy Solutions LLC

Other Section Accomplishments
We had our first in-person meeting in over 2 years, it was great to see our section members in person again. We also supported our second clerkship and Austin Northagen who is a rising 3L at University of St. Thomas School of Law will serve as a law clerk with the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. In fact, his first day on the job was attending our half-day CLE.

Submitted By:
Benjamin L. Gerber, Section Chair
Date 6/15/2022