Conference

Legal & Regulatory Conference

An unparalleled professional development and networking opportunity for attorneys and regulatory personnel to get updates on federal legislative and regulatory changes impacting public power.
November 7 - 10, 2022
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sponsors

The 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference will be held in person in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All conference events will be held at The Broadmoor.

The Legal & Regulatory Conference is an unparalleled professional development and networking opportunity for attorneys and regulatory personnel. Join us to get updates on federal legislative and regulatory changes impacting public power. Ask colleagues how they deal with the legal issues you contend with every day.

Get critical information and insights on the key issues you're facing, including:

  • Employment law
  • FERC's equity plan
  • Pole attachment and small cell matter
  • Resource adequacy and reliability
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Managing requirements for federal assistance on infrastructure projects
  • Cybersecurity
  • Broadband public-private partnerships
  • FERC's transmission planning and cost allocation initiatives
  • Legal and regulatory concepts for public EV chargers
  • Federal regulatory and legislative updates
  • Environmental equity and reliability
  • Ozone FIP
  • Ethics, and more.

Co-hosted by:

Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities

Who Should Attend

  • In-house and general counsel
  • Outside counsel
  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Senior and mid-level utility managers
  • Elected and appointed officials who oversee utility policy

More information

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]

 

The 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference will be held in person in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All conference events will be held at the The Broadmoor.

Program

The Legal & Regulatory Conference offers three days of keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities from Monday to Thursday, November 7-10, 2022. All conference events will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

**Please note that the Legal & Regulatory Conference days for 2022 have changed from the typical Sunday-Wednesday to Monday-Thursday.**

Breakout Sessions

Benefit from engaging breakout sessions led by industry experts and public power colleagues. Take home actionable ideas and tactics.

Several breakout sessions run concurrently in each time slot and you can go to any sessions you like. Browse sessions below or download the program PDF [coming soon] for a listing by date/time that you can share with colleagues and use to plan your itinerary.


2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference Agenda

The full 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference agenda will be available in early July 2022.

Preconference Seminars

Preconference seminars offer more time to learn from experienced instructors in smaller groups. In these courses you will gain expert insights, learn from practical case studies, and develop strategies and tactics on the critical challenges you face. Each preconference seminar requires separate registration.

Monday, November 7

8:30 a.m. – Noon 

Preconference Seminar: 

Managing Extreme Event Risk
While utilities can’t control or predict extreme events, they can take action to mitigate or prevent widespread power outages, loss of critical data, and hazards to employees and customers. Taking a proactive approach in planning for and responding to volatile events help safeguard a utility’s reliability, resilience, and reputation. Explore what you can do from a legal standpoint to help your utility prepare for and respond to the next extreme event.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the landscape of risk for utilities
  • Managing risk across the life cycle
  • Managing perceptions about utility risk and response
  • Contract language related to extreme events and limiting risk

Cynthia Fee, Esq., Casualty Broking Lead, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.; Lisa Hough, Director, Legal Operations, and Tonya Ngotel, Emergency Manager, Omaha Public Power District, Nebraska; and Michael Kolodner, Managing Director, Power & Renewables Industry Practice Leader, Marsh Specialty
 

1:30 – 5 p.m. 

Preconference Seminar: 

Distributed Generation Outlook
As the resource mix evolves to include more distributed generation, and federal, state, and local policies respond to the growth of these resources, public power utilities are increasingly being presented with novel and complex regulatory issues. Examine the important legal and regulatory issues relating to distributed generation deployment and explore how public power utilities can best position themselves and their customers within this rapidly evolving landscape.

Topics include:

  • Implementation and implications of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order No. 2222
  • Planning and ratemaking implications of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978
  • Structuring agreements with aggregators
  • Rate design considerations for distributed generation
  • Potential for greater federal reliability regulation of local systems

Mark Beauchamp, President, Utility Financial Solutions, LLC; Lori Bird, Director, U.S. Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy, World Resources Institute; Randolph Elliott, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP; Matt King, Senior Project Manager, GDS Associates, Inc.; Meg McNaul, Partner, Thompson Coburn, LLP; and Latif Nurani, Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid, LLP

5 – 6:30 p.m. 

Welcome Reception
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you reconnect with old friends, meet new people, and network with public power lawyers and professionals from across the nation.


Tuesday, November 8

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Women in Public Power Networking Breakfast
Join in a lively discussion about the growing influence of women in public power. Share challenges and opportunities with your peers.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Get energized for the day ahead with your peers at this informal breakfast.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening General Session (no CLEs)

  • Welcome
    • Aram Benyamin, CEO, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado
       
  • Board Chair Address
    • Tony Cannon Speaker PhotoAnthony Cannon, General Manager/CEO, Greenville Utilities Commission, North Carolina, and 2022-23 Chair, American Public Power Association
  • Opening Keynote
    • Tracey LeBeau SpeakerTracey LeBeau, Administrator and CEO, Western Area Power Administration

 

 

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
New Employment Law and the “New Normal” 
Employers are now entering a "new normal" with workplace expectations, including challenges related to accommodating employees suffering from long COVID, extended telework, and flexible work schedules for employees with caregiver responsibilities. Additionally, lawmakers and federal agencies continue to push for policies related to artificial intelligence, pay equity, and mental health. Learn how to navigate the significant labor and employment law developments that are, and will be, affecting your operations, including how a newly constituted Equal Employment Opportunity Commission might portend agency actions. Review what significant court decisions mean for you, particularly in the areas of LGBT rights, religious accommodation, and disability discrimination.

Jonathan Mook, Partner, DiMuro Ginsberg, P.C.
 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Break

11:15 – Noon

  • Ensuring Resource Adequacy Amid Transformation
    Review different approaches for maintaining resource adequacy and new ideas for how to use resource adequacy constructs – or not – to foster reliability in various energy market operations. Discuss how different utilities and joint action agencies are accounting for increased intermittent resources and extreme events with an eye on maintaining reliability and resilience. Also review Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dockets and proposed solutions for addressing resource adequacy challenges – including meeting requirements and setting accreditation standards.

    Chris Devon, Director of Market Intelligence – West, and David Sapper, Director of Market Intelligence – Midcontinent, Customized Energy Solutions

     
  • Creating Sound Public-Private Partnerships for Broadband 
    It’s not a hollow promise: utilities can create a territory-wide fiber broadband network at no additional expense to utility customers. Learn how community-owned utilities have formed win-win partnerships with internet service providers, including what documentation and implementation steps led to a successful arrangement. Walk through the necessary foundational planning considerations and contract priorities to set up your fiber project for success.

    David Beckett, Senior Attorney, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado; Dwayne Fulk, Vice President – Chief Legal Officer, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri; and Jeff Reiman, President, The Broadband Group; Brian Wortinger, Manager, Fiber Optics & Telecommunications, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Environmental Equity and Reliability in the Transitioning Energy Landscape
Environmental justice and equity considerations are seeping into every aspect of utility planning and operations. Learn how federal and state agencies are incorporating these concepts into their work. Also hear what one utility is doing to serve historically under-resourced communities in its territory and the key challenges such efforts present. 

Susie Berlin, Attorney, Law Offices of Susie Berlin; Lisa Gast, President, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.; and Joy Mastache, Senior Attorney, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California 

2:30 – 3 p.m.
Break

3 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Keeping Up With Pole Attachment Regulations 
    There is a concerted effort at the federal and state level to regulate access to utility poles, born out of interest in fast-tracking fiber and small cell wireless deployments. Examine the key legal and regulatory developments at the Federal Communications Commission and in several states on public power utility poles, including ongoing efforts to require public power utilities to pay a greater share of pole replacement costs. 

    Jim Baller, Partner, and Sean Stokes, Partner, Keller and Heckman
     
  • Applying for Infrastructure Funding: Options for Public Power
    The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act opened up many opportunities for public power utilities, and many of these applications for funding open in the fourth quarter of 2022. Get an overview of key grant programs for which municipal utilities are eligible to apply, including electric vehicle charging, electric grid resiliency and reliability, smart grid, and cybersecurity. Also discuss opportunities for partnerships with state energy offices, other state entities, local governments, and private entities.

    Gelane Diamond, Associate, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.; and Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Break

4:15 – 5 p.m.

  • Managing Buy American Requirements for Infrastructure Projects 
    As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, non-federal entities receiving federal financial assistance are now subject to new “Buy American” requirements for infrastructure projects, which includes construction materials and manufactured products used in electric transmission and distribution facilities as well as water conveyance systems. Review the core Buy American requirements, the basis and scope of waivers that may be obtained, and how the Department of Energy and other federal agencies are implementing these requirements.

    Joe Nelson, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
  • Preparing for a Cyber Incident
    Hear from seasoned professionals on how to successfully navigate a cybersecurity crisis. Get practical tips for responding to a ransomware attack, taking proactive steps to mitigate the damage from an incident, mobilizing a cohesive team, and developing a strategy to respond to an attack. Dive into how to direct an internal forensic investigation, effectively liaise with law enforcement and federal agencies, prepare breach notifications, maximize cyber insurance coverage, and navigate resulting claims, and prepare for litigation that can arise following an attack. 

    Lorelie Masters, Partner, and Paul Tiao, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
     

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Reception
Enjoy some food, drinks, and down time with the friends and colleagues you already know, and grow your network of public power contacts.


Wednesday, November 9

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Power up with coffee and connections at this informal continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Federal Legislative Update
Fresh on the heels of the midterm elections, get an up-to-date insider look at how the 117th Congress is wrapping up its legislative activity, and how initial election results might shape the debate in the coming session. Get a handle on how the latest legislative developments in the nation’s capital affect public power utilities and how federal actions could alter what's happening in your state and community.

Desmarie Waterhouse, Vice President, Government Relations & Counsel, American Public Power Association    

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 10:30 a.m. 
Federal Regulatory Update
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is where debates about transmission development, resource adequacy, cybersecurity, and other matters of importance to public power utilities often ultimately land. Walk through the latest deliberations happening at FERC, and how recent court decisions might be significant to public power operations.

John McCaffrey, Senior Regulatory Counsel, American Public Power Association, Virginia

10:30 – 11 a.m. 
Break

11 a.m. – Noon
What Interconnection Reform Means for Public Power 
FERC's generation interconnection policies are in transition as utilities and RTOs/ISOs nationwide endure increasingly crowded interconnection queues. Recent years have seen a shift in some regions towards organizing interconnection queues in a first-ready, first-served model – a move FERC has embraced as a potential generic solution to these issues in its recent NOPR proposal (Docket No. RM22-14).  Explore the specifics of FERC's proposed generation interconnection reforms, what they might mean for the industry, and their implications for public power entities.

Jonathan Schneider, Partner, Stinson LLP
 

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

  • Energy Credits and the Inflation Reduction Act
    The Inflation Reduction Act included a range of energy-related tax provisions estimated to be worth $270 billion over the next decade. Get an overview of the implications of these provisions, including the expansion of the investment and production tax credits, new “clean energy” tax credits, enhancements to the credits for carbon capture, a new nuclear power credit, and various credits for customers. Of particular interest to public power, explore how to claim these credits under the new “direct pay” mechanism and the myriad legal, transactional, and practical issues this ground-breaking option presents for projects and facilities owned by non-profit utilities.

    Mark Warren, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
     
  • EPA’s Proposed Emissions Trading Rule 
    EPA has proposed requiring fossil fuel-fired power plants in 25 states to participate in an allowance-based ozone season trading program beginning in 2023. Explore what the proposal entails, how organized energy markets and utilities have reacted to and might be impacted by this plan (and which states will feel the biggest effects), and what steps stakeholders are taking to address the proposal.

    Eric Boyd, Partner, and Matthew Rudolphi, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP 

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. 
Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Transmission Planning Initiatives and You
Examine the latest transmission-related initiatives at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and beyond, including FERC's NOPR on transmission planning and cost allocation, the Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission, and the planned technical conference on transmission planning and cost management. Discuss how these initiatives could alter public power practices and plans.  

Adrienne Clair, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP; and William Huang, Partner, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP

3:45 – 4 p.m. 
Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Recent and Recurring Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel (Ethics Session)
The ethical rules apply to in-house counsel, but exactly how they apply is not always clear. Relying primarily on actual cases involving in-house counsel, examine the most common and the current ethical issues for in-house counsel. Discussion topics include compensation (including the tricky issue of stock ownership in a client), legal conflicts and material limitation conflicts, issues driven by having the “company as client,” covenants not to compete, and other aspects of professional independence.

Jack Tanner, Director, Fairfield and Woods, P.C. 


Thursday, November 10

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Power up with coffee and connections at this informal continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

  • Rates and Policies for Promoting Transportation Electrification
    With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress added two new “must consider” standards for electric utilities to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. These standards direct electric utilities to consider measures to promote electrification of the transportation sector, offer rates that promote affordable charging options, and improve the customer experience. Explore different rate structures and policies that can build towards an electrified transportation sector, with input from a diverse set of transportation electrification thought leaders across the utility, public charging, and electric vehicle sectors.

    David Appelbaum, Assistant General Counsel, Electrify America; David Fitzgerald, Attorney, Davison Van Cleve, P.C.; EJ Klock-McCook, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute; and Francesca Wahl, Senior Regulatory Manager, Tesla 
     
  • Purchase Power Agreements: What Sellers Want
    Take in the seller’s perspective on power purchase agreements, including which contract terms and conditions are important from their point of view and what factors they are weighing in coming to terms with a utility, even amid market volatility. Dissect what offtaker utilities can do to attract developers in the RFP process and to maximize the benefits of power purchase agreements entered into. 

    Peter J. Scanlon, Shareholder, and Keith Gordon, Of Counsel, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Break

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Navigating Federal and State Emissions Targets
    Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector continues to be a moving target. Review where federal regulations fall as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision, passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, and further actions expected from the Biden administration. In addition to changes at the federal level, discuss the further challenges, opportunities, and complexity to ensuring compliance with the law across the 25 states that have established greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

    Natalie Karas, Counsel, and Amy McDonnell, Of Counsel, Duncan & Allen LLP

  • Ensuring Accountability with FERC's Formula Rate Program
    Many public power utilities take electric transmission service under formula rate tariffs, and a sizeable number of public power utilities maintain transmission formula rates under regional transmission organization and independent system operator tariffs. Formula rates can be a valuable tool for setting electric transmission and production rates, allowing wholesale rates to be updated annually to reflect the most current revenue requirement and avoid lengthy rate cases. However, the development and review of formula rates requires legal, accounting, and income tax expertise. Explore the state of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s formula rate program, legal considerations associated with these rates, and strategies to ensure accountability in proceedings reviewing formula rate implementation under FERC’s rules and policies. 

    Denise Goulet, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP; Steven Hunt, Managing Director, GDS Associates, Inc.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Everyday Ethics for Busy Lawyers
Explore the most common ethical issues that arise for public utility lawyers, including: competence, confidentiality, legal fees, conflicts of interest, business transactions with a client, company as client, candor to the tribunal, negotiations, dealing with represented and unrepresented parties, respect for third parties, supervised and supervising attorneys, advertising, and misconduct.

Jack Tanner, Director, Fairfield and Woods, P.C.

11:30 a.m.
Adjourn

Registration

REGISTER FOR THE LEGAL & REGULATORY CONFERENCE

Registration Fees

  Members                 Nonmembers         
  Register by
Oct. 7
After
Oct. 7
Register by Oct. 7 After
Oct. 7

Legal & Regulatory Conference

$975 $1,025 $1,950 $2,000
Preconference Seminars (each) $350 $400 $700 $750

For those who are not APPA members, but who currently represent any APPA members (public power utilities, joint action agencies, or state/regional associations), you may also receive the member rate. Contact [email protected] to request a code so you can register online and receive the member registration rate on your conference registration. Be sure to mention which public power utilities, agencies or associations you represent in your email. Members of the American Public Power Association automatically receive the member rate when registering and do not need a code to receive the member rate.

Not yet an American Public Power Association member? Join today and save $975 on your conference registration. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Group Discounts

Save money on each registration for the Legal & Regulatory Conference when your organization registers five or more people. The larger your group, the more you save! 

Number of registrants Discount
(per person)
Member
Registration Fee
(per person, before Oct. 7)
1-4 n/a $975
5-10 $50 $925
11-15 $100 $875
16+ $150 $825
25+ $200 $775

Your group discount will be automatically applied when you register a group of 5 or more people. Registrations must be submitted on the same order (at the same time) to qualify for the group discount; discounts cannot be retroactively applied to previous orders. 

Cancellation, Refund, and Substitution Policy
Registrants who cancel in writing on or before MondayOctober 31, 2022 are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after October 31, 2022 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before October 31 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund of their registration fee. 

Cancellation requests must be made through your my.publicpower portal, or addressed to: [email protected].

Code of Conduct

Attendees of American Public Power Association meetings agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, APPA may take any action it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings with no warning or refund.

Contact Us

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]


 

Hotel

The hotel room block for the 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference is now open.

The 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference will take place at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Since first opening their doors over a century ago, The Broadmoor has offered guests an incredible way to experience the unique beauty of the American West. Hike through scenic trails and lush valleys; try your hand at authentic Western adventures from horseback riding and mountain biking, to archery or canoeing on Cheyenne Lake; stop by Broadmoor Outfitters for expert instruction in fly fishing, rock climbing, falconry and more. This iconic resort is also home to 17 restaurants, cafes and lounges, legendary golf, a world-renowned tennis program, 19 distinctive retail outlets on the main campus, and an array of resort programs for guests of all ages and interests. From art tours to tennis clinics, geocaching to fitness training, there’s always something new and exciting to discover at “the most unique resort in the world”.

Reservations

  • Main Telephone: (719) 623-5112
  • Group Rate:
    • Single/Double Classic: $239 per night, (plus 10.25% tax, $32 daily resort service charge per room, per night)
    • Superior: $259 per night and Premier: $279 per night, (plus 10.25% tax, $32 daily resort service charge per room, per night)
  • Daily Resort Charge: $32 per room, per night
  • Reservation Cut-off Date: October 15, 2022
  • Reservation Telephone: (800) 634-7711
    • Group Code: APPA20
  • Online Reservation Link: 2022 APPA Legal & Regulatory Conference 

Logistics 

  • Check in: 4 p.m. Check out: Noon
  • Hotel Guest Parking:
    • Valet parking: $35 per night, per vehicle
    • Garage/Self-parking: $25 per night, per vehicle
  • Internet access: Complimentary standard wireless internet in sleeping rooms (included in the daily resort charge)

Reservations & Cancellations

The cut-off date to receive the group rate October 15, 2022. The room blocks may sell out before October 15, so early reservations are encouraged. Make your reservations directly with the hotel using the links or telephone numbers above.

Cancelled reservations that are not resold may become a financial liability for APPA, so please make your reservations thoughtfully.

Scam Alert

Please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. Use only the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available directly from APPA —in conference brochures and the website at www.PublicPower.org

Questions and Assistance

For questions or assistance making your hotel arrangements, contact [email protected].

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of those attending the American Public Power Association (APPA) 2022 Legal & Regulatory Conference is our top priority. Below are some of the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of all meeting participants, and our expectations for all conference participants. All participants must agree to abide by these standards. 

Note: These policies may be updated if CDC guidance changes. Any changes to these safety protocols will be communicated to all participants before the conference.

Before You Travel

  • We recommend all participants get a COVID test no more than 3 days before traveling to the conference. You will not be asked to show any proof of negative test results. 
  • Participants should abide by CDC guidelines for quarantine or isolation if you are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to the the conference. 
  • If you need to cancel your registration due to COVID or possible COVID exposure, send your cancellation request to [email protected].

On-site Safety Protocols

  • Masks will not be required, but APPA will make masks available for all participants who may want to wear one.
  • Participants should complete a self-assessment each day before entering the APPA meeting space (see below). 
  • Engage in appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices.
  • Be respectful of all other attendees and their comfort levels regarding distancing, masking, etc.
  • Do not attend the event if you are ill, actively experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms; participants who have recently been exposed to or tested positive for COVID should follow CDC guidelines to determine if it is safe for them to participate. 

On-site Daily Health Check-in

Each day of the conference, participants should complete a self-assessment before entering the meeting space to ensure: 

  • You are not currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms that can't be explained by something else;
  • You have not recently come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; and 
  • You are continuing to follow CDC and local guidance. 

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the next Legal & Regulatory Conference?

October 15-18, 2023
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington

What is the policy on refunds, cancellations and attendee substitutions?

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Monday, October 31, 2022, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after October 31 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by October 31 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected].

Can I earn educational credits for attending this conference?

Yes, you can earn the following kinds of educational credits for attending sessions during the conference:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Continuing Legal Education credits* (see below; credits vary by state). 

Status of Applications for CLE Accreditation

The American Public Power Association will apply for Continuing Legal Education accreditation in the following mandatory CLE states: Alabama, Alaska*, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana*, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey*, New Mexico, New York*, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (in-person event only), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

*States denoted by an asterisk (*) will accept CLE credit hours for courses or activities held in and approved by other MCLE jurisdictions. The American Public Power Association may not explicitly apply for CLE accreditation in these states if they have reciprocity with the state in which the meeting is being held. APPA will provide any necessary documentation to receive CLE credit in these states. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

The number of CLE credits varies by state and is decided by each state bar association.

(For the Legal & Regulatory Conference, total Ethics hours are included in the total number of Approved CLEs. Preconference workshops have not been approved for any Ethics credit.)

**Please note that you will only be able to earn educational credits (including CLEs) for the sessions you attend during the conference. We are not able to offer certificates for educational credits for any session recordings you watch later.

Are meals included?

The following food functions/meals are included in the registration fee:

  • Monday - Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday - Continental Breakfast; Reception
  • Wednesday - Continental Breakfast
  • Thursday – Continental Breakfast

What is the conference dress code?

The attire for the conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary, so prepare to dress for cool conditions.

How can I present at the conference?

We welcome your topic and speaker ideas for future conferences and events. To submit your idea for consideration, complete this form. Conference topics are generally determined 6-8 months before the event is held. Ideas will be kept on file for a full year, so if the agenda for the conference has already been determined, your ideas will be considered for the next year’s event, or in case any space opens up in the current year’s program. You will be contacted only if your idea is selected for an upcoming conference.

What is the APPA Code of Conduct for meeting attendees?

Attendees of American Public Power Association meetings agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, the Association may take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings, with no warning or refund.

More questions?

Contact [email protected]