Issues in Michigan Energy and Electric Utility Regulation
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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm EDT (including a 60-min. break)
John A. Janiszewski
Breanne M. Patton
Stephen A. Campbel
Kyle P. Konwinski
Michigan Public Service Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure and Guidance Documents
- MPSC hearing procedures
- Review of MPSC guidance documents
- MPSC informal procedures – mediation etc.
- Formal complaints
MPSC Jurisdiction, Authority and Options for Approval Generation Facilities
- Jurisdiction over generation and transmission facilities
- Jurisdiction over service areas
- Approval options for generation facilities
- Issues outside MPSC jurisdiction – rates, disconnects, meters etc.
Understanding Utility Easements and Rights-of-Way
- Current law on utility rights of way and types of utilities affected
- Basis for and definition of the easement
- Encroachments and interferences
- Environmental issues
- Current issues involving utility easements
Integrating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
- Benefits of EVs
- Overview of EVs
- Types of charging
- Michigan charging infrastructure
- State and local incentives
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
- Construction stormwater permitting and on-line permitting process
- NPDES program overview
- Construction stormwater permit requirements
- Construction stormwater compliance and enforcement
- Requesting authorization on-line
All-Source RFPs for Capacity and Energy
- Goals of the program
- Administering the process
- Bid evaluation
- Next steps
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.
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6.0-Hour Learning Opportunity
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers in Michigan for whom the subject matter is professionally relevant.
This webinar offers a 6.0-hour learning opportunity to Michigan attorneys.
HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
The pre-approval above only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.
Stephen A. Campbell
Mr. Campbell assists clients in matters involving federal, state, and local energy and environmental laws and regulations. He represents large energy users in utility litigation and regulatory matters as well as policy development before the Michigan Public Service Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Eory is the manager of Corporate Planning at Lansing Board of Water & Light.
John A. Janiszewski
Mr. Janiszewski is a senior attorney in Dykema’s Lansing office. Mr. Janiszewski specializes in government relations and administrative law while representing clients in highly-regulated industries. Before joining Dykema, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan within the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division. During this time, Mr. Janiszewski served as first chair on numerous electric and natural gas ratemaking proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies. He gained substantial experience in public utility regulation, energy law, and environmental law while advising and representing agencies such as the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, and the Michigan State Police. Mr. Janiszewski received the Attorney General’s Top Civil Litigator award in 2014 for his work in the Special Litigation Unit representing the Attorney General in ratemaking proceedings before the Michigan Public Service Commission and appellate courts. His work experience includes serving as an adjunct professor of Business Law & Ethics at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Mr. Janiszewski graduated magna cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, he served as the Managing Articles Editor for the Journal of Business & Securities Law.
Kyle P. Konwinski
Mr. Konwinski’s practice is commercial and environmental litigation. He has represented clients in trials, administrative trials and on appeal. Mr. Konwinski has argued before the Michigan Supreme Court, litigated contested case hearings in the Michigan Administrative Hearing System, and litigated statecourt environmental lawsuits.
Breanne Patton is currently a senior Associate at Zausmer, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s commercial and eminent domain practices. She handles eminent domain, land use and municipal issues; complex business disputes; contract drafting and negotiating; technical manufacturing and automotive supplier matters; commercial and residential leasing; and other business matters. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Ms. Patton began her career at a large Midwestern law firm, handling construction, employment, and various types of insurance litigation matters. Her experience also extends into the consulting world, where she managed a team of attorneys and advised banking and financial clients regarding securities contracts and regulatory compliance. Ms. Patton earned her bachelor of arts degree in Economics & Management and Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Albion College and was a merit scholarship recipient prior to receiving her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. In her free time, Ms. Patton enjoys baking, plays guitar, and collects vintage and custom fountain pens.