Events - Future of Utility Regulation

Duke University Energy Conference

The 13th Annual Duke University Energy Conference is a free event focusing on our theme of Achieving Climate Commitments.

How will we meet our climate goals and transition to a carbon-neutral energy system over the coming decades? At the 13th Annual Duke University Energy Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 10, industry experts representing private and public sector organizations across the energy value chain will discuss the transition pathways, advanced technologies, and significant investments critical to the energy transition.

Date and Time
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business + Online Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 2)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 2: Wed. Sept. 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Energy Systems and Tech: Get the latest on key trends and potential gamechangers in clean energy tech! Led by Dr. Tim Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment) and Dr. Eric Rohlfing (Duke University Energy Initiative).

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 1: Wed. Sept. 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Policy’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition: Big fan of clean energy? Learn more about policy's role in advancing renewables. Led by Kate Konschnik and Jennifer Weiss of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

Anticipating Changes in Federal Methane Emissions Standards for Oil and Gas Operations

In this webinar, the AAAS EPI Center will convene noted experts and practitioners to discuss the scientific evidence that can inform federal, state, regional, and local efforts to mitigate methane emissions and their contributions to changing climatic conditions and to identify the most pressing issues related to potential changes in the regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. This will be an interactive event designed to share existing information, surface knowledge gaps, and discuss constraints to the implementation of evidence-informed solutions.

Date and Time
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Exploring the Opportunities of the NC Clean Energy Fund

Jen Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, will lead a discussion on "Exploring the Opportunities of the NC Clean Energy Fund" as part of the 2021 Appalachian Energy Summit.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Southeast Energy Insecurity Stakeholder Initiative Kick-Off

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, in partnership with Appalachian Voices and North Carolina Justice Center, invites you to join the Southeast Energy Insecurity Stakeholder Initiative, which will kick-off on Thursday, May 27, from 1–4 p.m. The purpose of the Initiative is to facilitate a broad, collaborative discussion among stakeholders to explore the opportunities for reducing energy insecurity in the Southeast.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Interplay between the VCEA and Federal and State Policies, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Kate Konschnick, Director, Climate and Energy Program, will participate in the panel discussion, "The Interplay between the VCEA and Federal and State Policies, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)" as part of the Thirty-eighth Annual National Regulatory Conference, May 26-27, 2021. Panelists will explore the role of the VCEA in the broader framework of Virginia and Federal energy policies, including Virginia's participation in RGGI.

Date
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 to Thursday, May 27
Location
Webinar

NC State Energy Conference

Jennifer Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, Climate and Energy Program, will participate in a keynote plenary, "North Carolina's Clean Energy Plan: Overview and Progress," on April 22 at 9:45–10:30 a.m, as part of the NC State Energy Conference.

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact. It will be held virtually April 19-22.

Date
Monday, April 19, 2021 to Thursday, April 22
Location
Online Event

Beyond Talking Points: What’s in Store for the New Administration and Congress?

Kate Konschnik and Brian Murray will discuss energy and utilities as part of the "Beyond Talking Points: What’s in Store for the New Administration and Congress?" seminar series on March 5.

With the 2020 election now behind us, what can we expect next in Washington, D.C.?

Date and Time
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Understanding the Texas Blackouts: What can we learn?

Last week, an extreme cold front swept through the middle of the country, and people in Texas suffered dramatic impacts as the state’s grid was subject to blackouts.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar

FERC Technical Conference Regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is hosting this conference to discuss carbon pricing in states within organized wholesale electricity markets. Kate Konschnik will be among the panelists in the opening session on "Legal Considerations for State-Adopted Carbon Pricing and RTO/ISO Markets."

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Online conference

The Future of Energy

In this virtual event organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative, get insights from Duke experts on topics like energy access, electrification and automation of transportation, diversification of energy sources and technologies, and pursuit of decarbonization policy goals.

Date and Time
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Virtual Event

Advanced Nuclear Tech in a Decarbonized Energy Future: Feasible or Fantastical?

In 2019, nuclear energy supplied 55% of America’s carbon-free electricity but facilities are aging (and new construction's at a standstill). Radical new reactor designs could completely change the paradigm for nuclear energy & aid in decarbonization… if these innovations can successfully move from the lab to the marketplace.
 

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Wholesale Markets Virtual Summit

Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will be a panelist at the Wholesale Markets Virtual Summit. Join public power and other thought leaders at the American Public Power Association's Wholesale Markets Summit virtual meeting to learn from each other, share perspectives and discuss where reforms are needed to RTO/ISO-operated wholesale markets and governance. This event will include a series of lively speakers and panels, and ample time for discussion and dialogue among the participants.

Date and Time
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Electricity Dialogue Webinar - "Can FERC’s Markets and State Clean Energy Policies Work Together?"

Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will participate in “Can FERC’s Markets and State Clean Energy Policies Work Together?”, an Electricity Dialogue Webinar from the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Please note that this invitation-only webinar event is free of charge for all attendees.

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Coronavirus Conversations: How The Electric Power Sector is Weathering The Pandemic

The electric power sector is facing major operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional fossil-fuel fired electric power plants have taken extraordinary steps to maintain staff availability in the shadow of contagion. Still, in late March, the EPA suspended enforcement of much of its air and water discharge requirements for electric power facilities unable to comply due to COVID-19-related staffing concerns. At the same time, distributed energy saw over 15% of its workforce furloughed, and new installations slowed or stopped, due to stay-at-home orders.

Date and Time
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Grid Modernization: Infrastructure for the Future

Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel for Federal Energy Policy, will participate in "Grid Modernization: Infrastructure for the Future," an online panel that will focus on the changes needed to construct a modern electric grid. There are significant edge-of-grid challenges that require updated infrastructure to allow for wind and other renewable energy across North Carolina and beyond. How can electric distribution between rural to urban locations be addressed? Our existing grid does not allow for robust renewable capacity.

Date and Time
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Online webinar

The Electron Superhighway: Modernizing U.S. Transmission Infrastructure

Increasing the capacity and performance of electric transmission is key to achieving state goals, from increased resilience to integrating renewables. On this webinar by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Center for Partnerships & Innovation, experts will discuss improvements in advanced transmission technologies and regulatory options for deploying these solutions.

Moderator: Chairman Sally Talberg, Michigan Public Service Commission

Speakers: 

Date and Time
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

UNC Clean Tech Summit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit. The event convenes more than 1,000 students, business professionals, international speakers, policy members, and academics for two days of engagement to foster leadership, share new ideas, and bring growth opportunities to the Southeast’s clean tech economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9 a.m. to Friday, February 21 - 5 p.m.
Location
UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC

Dialogue on Energy Governance

The Aspen Institute in partnership with the Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will hold a breakfast roundtable on September 19 in Washington, DC, to formally launch the report Principled Governance of Shale Resources.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Aspen Institute Headquarters
2300 N Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037