EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation

EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation
Sponsored by: Energy Bar Association and JAMS
September 15-16, 2014


JAMS is sponsoring a primer on the hydroelectric industry presented by the Energy Bar Association and The National Hydropower Association.

The purpose of the primer is to provide attorneys who are new to the practice of hydroelectric law a foundational understanding of the hydroelectric industry and how it is regulated by teaching basic industry fundamentals and core regulatory and legal concepts. The primer also provides an overview of key legal and policy issues affecting the industry today. View the full agenda and register at the Energy Bar Association website.

Agenda


Monday, September 15, 2014

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 5:30 pm:

What is Hydropower?

  • Historical perspective
  • Types of hydropower facilities
  • Role of hydropower in electric system and markets
  • The regulation of hydropower

Legal Overview

  • Historical perspective
  • Federal Power Act (FPA)
  • Key Environmental Statutes

FERC Authorization of Non-Federal Hydropower

  • Types of authorizations
  • Licensing processes
  • Key statutory provisions

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking Reception hosted by JAMS