NYU Law Symposium on The Utility Industry of the Future
Monday, March 3, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
6.5 Professional Practice CLE Credits Available
This symposium will examine potential futures for the U.S. electric utility industry.
The emergence of cost-competitive distributed energy resources, the application of information technologies, and the curtailment of customer demand for electricity have led regulators and industry experts to call for new business and regulatory models for the electric distribution utility.
Across the United States, state Public Service Commissions are reviewing existing incentives to attract stable investment and increase innovation. While in the Northeast, regulatory processes are examining how utilities can prepare for future natural disaster and cyber threats. Although there is widespread agreement that the electricity industry is entering a period of change, the shape of those changes in New York, the Northeast, and the United States is not clear.
Four panels will discuss aspects of the utility industry of the future:
Panel 1: Potential Business Models
Panel 2: New Regulatory Models to Drive Innovation
Panel 3: Financial Implications of the Utility Transformation
Panel 4: Transformations in New York's Utility Regulatory Environment: Then and Now
Panelists will include legal practitioners, academics, policymakers, and other major figures in the field of electricity regulation.
The symposium and keynote are open to the public and free of charge. Box lunches will be available for $5. CLE credit available.
Organized by the Environmental Law Society, the Environmental Law Journal, and the Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law.
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Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
The Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, a research institute at the New York University School of Law, works to advance policy-relevant inquiry and writing to develop and implement innovative market and regulatory solutions for environmental, climate and energy issues at the city, state, national, and global level.