Firm News and Announcements
The Firm is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Rudebusch will be speaking at the American Public Power Association’s first Wholesale Market Summit on July 14, 2020. His topic will be “Carbon Pricing in Energy Markets.” The keynote speaker for the summit is FERC Commissioner Richard Glick. More information may be found here.
On April 9th, Jeff Genzer gave a presentation to a webinar/conference call sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Jeff’s presentation was on the topic of state and local government perspectives on energy-related stimulus proposals. He offered “lessons learned” from the 2008-2009 experiences with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Jeff briefed the call participants on the advantages of having stimulus funds targeted through existing programs, such as the State Energy Program, the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program. There have been extensive discussions in Washington, D.C. on a new round of stimulus proposals. If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey C. Genzer.
DWGP congratulates Clarence Hawkes on his election as Under Secretary of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). He will be serving in this position as part of the chapter’s board for the next two years.
DWGP congratulates Matt Rudolphi for a successful year as President of the Energy Bar Association (EBA). In serving as EBA President, Matt oversaw the energy industry’s preeminent organization committed to promoting the excellence of energy attorneys, professionals and students within the legal, regulatory, and political realm. During his tenure, Matt worked to advance EBA’s strategic goals of: (1) building and growing a regional focus, (2) optimizing membership strategies, (3) enhancing content and its accessibility, and (4) expanding participation and leadership opportunities. Under Matt’s leadership EBA established, fostered, and received initial reports from three new affinity groups: the Energy Professionals Council, the Masters Council, and the In-House Counsel Task Force. EBA greatly benefitted from Matt’s stewardship, and we are proud to have him as a valued member of the DWGP team.
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, DWGP Shareholder Matthew R. Rudolphi presented on the Regulatory Overview panel at the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association’s (“TVPPA”) “Fiber University” conference. Mr. Rudolphi’s presentation provided an overview of FCC regulation of broadband and voice providers, with specific emphasis on the particular periodic filing requirements. The Fiber University conference provides a venue for public power utilities to share experiences and learn from subject matter experts in technology, law, finance, and marketing of broadband systems. For more information or to request a copy of his presentation, please contact Matt Rudolphi.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, Derek Dyson presented to the National Conference of State Legislatures Capitol Forum on Grid Modernization, with a focus on electrification and bringing water services to tribal communities. Mr. Dyson specifically addressed work with the Navajo Nation and identified opportunities for legislators to help ensure that basic electric and water services are provided to tribal communities. Founded in 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures supports state legislatures by providing tools, information and resources to allow them to craft solutions for complex problems. Mr. Dyson is shareholder at DWGP and serves as counsel to the Navajo Nation Tribal Utility Authority.