Public Utilities Law Section

Annual Report

Public Utilities Section
Annual Report
2019-2020

 

Section Membership
As of June 18, 2020 the Section has 161 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $1,946.47 as of May 31, 2020.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 6 events in fiscal year 2019-20. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Webinar: Public Utilities Section Annual Meeting - Meet the Newest PUC Commissioner and the New PUC Executive Secretary

06/17/2020

307748

1.0 Standard

61

 

 

 

 

Renewable Natural Gas - Current Trends in Regulation and Compliance

02/19/2020

288807

1.0 Standard

37

 

 

 

Public Utilities Section 2020 Legislative Session Preview

01/15/2020

287425

1.0 Standard

49

 

 

Cocktails and Conversation with Former Commissioner Boyd

11/20/2019

280905

1.0 Standard

18

 

 

Searching for the “Y” - Preparing for Your Next Complex Case

10/16/2019

276145

1.0 Standard

40

 

 

Energy and Eminent Domain

09/18/2019

276145

1.0 Standard

79

 


 
Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 17, 2020 by videoconference. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021:

Newly-Elected Council Members for a two year term from 2020-2022:

  • Lauren Bethke, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School

 Re-Elected Council Members for a two year term from 2020-2022:

  • Allen Gleckner, Fresh Energy
  • David Moeller, Allete

 Returning Council Members (2019 – 2021 term):

  • Riley Conlin, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Lisa Crum, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Matthew Olsen, Otter Tail Power Company
  • Haley Waller Pitts, Fredrikson & Byron PA

 The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021:

  • Chair: Phyllis Reha, PAR Energy Solutions LLC
  • Vice-Chair: Benjamin Gerber, M-RETS
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Steven Clay, CenterPoint Energy
  • Past Chair: Eric Swanson, Winthrop & Weinstine PA

Diversity and Inclusion
The Section Council continues to consider diversity and inclusion when choosing topics, speakers, and organizations/groups to invite for our CLE programs.  We had an elimination of bias CLE scheduled for the end of March 2020 but postponed the program due to the pandemic.  We are working on rescheduling this program in the near future.

Submitted By:
Ben Gerber, Section Vice-Chair
June 25, 2020