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8 Geo. Wash. J. Energy & Envtl. L. 121 (2017-2018)
Conference Proceedings Report: Transforming the U.S. Electric System: Where State and Federal Initiatives Meet

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         Conference Proceedings Report:

         Transforming the U.S. Electric

                  System: Where State and

                  Federal Initiatives Meet*

The George Washington University Law School's

       Sustainable Energy Initiative's conference, Trans-
       forming the U.S. Electric System: Where State and
Federal Initiatives Meet, explored how local, state and fed-
eral organizations are approaching the challenges of meeting
customer needs in the 21st century. The conference format
was intended to facilitate information sharing and promote
dialogue about best practices, supportive interactions, and
areas in which jurisdictional conflicts or gaps remain. The
conference was held on October 27, 2016.
   The conference was structured to examine state and util-
ity initiatives from different regions of the country, all from
states served by vertically integrated utilities: Minnesota, Cal-
ifornia, the portion of the Southeastern United States served
by Southern Company, and the City of New Orleans. Addi-
tional perspectives on the development of the future electric
system were offered by representatives of SunRun, Oracle,
and  the Energy Storage Association. Representatives from
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
and  the U.S. Department  of Energy (DOE)  discussed
what  their organizations are doing at the national level to
transform the electric system to meet 21st-century needs. A
leading consumer advocate discussed the concerns of lower

  The conference proceedings were compiled and edited by Donna
M.  Attanasio, Senior Advisor for Energy Law Programs, George
Washington University Law School (GW Law') with significant
and valuable contributions fom GW Law Students Karen Cleland,
Meghan Mandel, and Lane Page. The conference was funded by the
JB. 6- Maurice C Shapiro fund, and hosted by Dentons US LLR
Additional financial support for conference conceptualization and
organization came fom The Great Plains Institute and The Center for
Energy and the Environment. Many thanks to Adrienne Thompson,
former Research Associate and Energ Law Scholar at GW Law,
Emma  Hand ofDentons US LLP Rolf Nordstrom of The Great Plains
Institute, andMike Bull ofthe Centerfor Energy and the Environment,
for their support and assistance in developing or hosting the conference.
The conference was not recorded, but to the extent the presenters
utilized slides, those presentations are available online. See generally
Transforming the U.S. Electric System: Where Federal and State
Initiatives Meet, GEO. WASH. U.L. SCH. (Oct. 27, 2016), https.//                           a


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