Webinar Series

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA): Overview and Implementation

This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of PURPA’s background and essential requirements, followed by a closer look at some key implementation issues.
February 18 - 25, 2021
2:00pm EST - 4:00pm EST

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Series Description

Prompted by the growth of cost-competitive renewable resources, the evolution of electricity markets, and the proliferation of rooftop solar generation, electric utilities have been increasingly confronted with issues pertaining to implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). Presented by attorneys from the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP, this two-part series will provide an overview of PURPA’s background and essential requirements, followed by a closer look at some key implementation issues.

The two-part series includes the following webinars, both held from 2-4 p.m. Eastern. Sign up for webinars individually or register for the series at a discounted rate. You'll also get access to recordings and slides for future reference.

Recommended for

  • Utility executives and managers, attorneys, regulatory personnel, and any other employees who may have responsibility for implementing or complying with PURPA.

Webinar Level

Basic: No prerequisites; no advance preparation. You may submit topics of interest and advance questions for the speakers to [email protected].  

Speakers

Learning Environment

These webinars will be offered on the Zoom Webinar platform. There will be real-time presentations (lecture based approach) with some live polling included and time for Q&A (through a chat feature).

Webinar Access and Materials

  • Zoom Links: Zoom log in credentials will be sent out the day before each event.
  • Course materials: Attendees will receive access to APPA’s secure online document portal the day before the first, where an electronic PDF copy of the speakers’ presentation(s) can be accessed. No advance review or printing is required.  
  • Recordings: The webinars will be recorded and can also be accessed through APPA’s document portal (within a week of the second webinar), in case you can’t attend the live versions. Note: Continuing education credits can only be issued for attending live sessions.

Questions?

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Registration/Fee Information

Registration is for one person (individuals receive unique log in credentials that cannot be shared) and includes individual access to the post-event recording and PDF presentations. Discounted group pricing is available.

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Individual webinars: $110 for members; $220 for nonmembers. Click on a webinar title to register individually:

The 2-part series (discounted price): $160 for APPA members; $320 for nonmembers

Group Pricing

Save 50% when registering a group of 5 or more people. Contact [email protected] for details. 

  • Individual webinars: $55
  • 2-part series: $80

Can’t attend live? Webinars are recorded, in case you miss the live version (registrants automatically receive the recording within a week of the webinar). Continuing education credits are not available for recorded events.

Cancellations/Refunds

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before February 16, 2021, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after February 16 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund.

Registrants who aren’t able to attend the live event(s) will automatically receive access to the webinar recordings. Note: Continuing education credits are only available to those who attend a live event.

Please send cancellation or substitution requests to [email protected].

Communication

  • 24 hours after registering: You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, which contains some preliminary information.
  • 1 day before:
    • You’ll receive your Zoom log in links the day the webinar (sent from the APPA Academy’s Zoom account <[email protected]>), with another Zoom reminder sent an hour in advance of the event
    • You’ll also receive a final logistics email 24 hours in advance of an event (directly from an APPA staff member (@PublicPower.org), which will contain directions on accessing the APPA online document portal where you’ll find a copy of the materials and (later) copies of the recordings.
  • If you don’t receive this correspondence, email [email protected] or call 202-467-2965.

Questions?

Earn While You Learn!

Participate in online programs to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs). This course is eligible for the following credits:

Recommended CEUs .2/PDHs 2/CPEs 2.4

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Requirements:

  • Attendees are required to attend and participate for at least 105 minutes of each webinar and complete an online evaluation at the end of each event
  • Partial credit cannot be given
  • Attendance is monitored by an APPA staff member during the event, through an online report log, and upon review of the post-event evaluation data
  • Certificates will be emailed by March 4
  • Webinars are recorded (attendees automatically receive access to recordings within a week of the last session), though continuing education credits can only be given for attending live events

What educational credits are available?

You can earn the following kinds of educational credits for attending live sessions:

IACET logoContinuing Education Units (CEUs) - The American Public Power Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. For information regarding certification status, attendance requirements and obtaining attendees transcripts, contact [email protected] or 202-467-2965.

CPE logo

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits - The American Public Power Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBAregistry.com. There are no prerequisites for the course; no advance preparation is required for this course. This course is a group-internet based offerings at the basic program level. Credit hours and areas of study for the courses are listed on the individual course pages. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, please contact [email protected].

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) -  The American Public Power Association’s educational practices are consistent with the criteria for awarding Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Course eligibility and number of PDHs may vary by state. 

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Format and Log-In Information

These webinars will be offered on the Zoom Webinar platform. There will be real-time presentations (lecture based approach) with some live polling included and time for Q&A (through a chat feature).

Communication

  • 24 hours after registering: You’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, which contains some preliminary information.
  • 1 day before:
    • You’ll receive your Zoom log in links the day the webinar (sent from the APPA Academy’s Zoom account <[email protected]>), with another Zoom reminder sent an hour in advance of the event
    • You’ll also receive a final logistics email 24 hours in advance of an event (directly from an APPA staff member (@PublicPower.org).
  • If you don’t receive this correspondence, email [email protected] or call 202-467-2965.

New to Zoom?

If you haven't participated in a Zoom Webinar before, please download the Zoom web client from the Zoom Download Center. This will enable you to access all of the Zoom tools and functionality vs. using the web version. For the webinar, you will need an Internet connection and sound (we recommend using your computer’s audio and microphone, though a phone number will also be provided). Then, visit Zoom.us/test to ensure you are able to join a meeting. 

If you are not able to download the Zoom web client, you can still participate via your Internet browser. We recommend using Chrome for the best results. If you use your Internet browser, your functionality may be more limited (for example, you will only be able to see one video feed at a time), and you will need to create a Zoom account. (Account creation is a free and straightforward process, but you will want to do this in advance so you do not miss any part of the webinar).

Privacy and Security

The American Public Power Association takes your privacy and security very seriously. For this reason, we have put the following security measures in place for this webinar:

  • A random Meeting ID
  • Password-protected
  • Enabled waiting room to screen meeting participants
  • Restricted screen sharing to hosts only

Code of Conduct

Participants agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If participants engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the code, 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.

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