The New Paradigm for Energy and Why It Matters to You
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
For the last hundred years, the US power system has been built using large generating stations (nuclear, coal or gas, mainly) connected to consumers by long-distance transmission lines and local poles and wires. But this paradigm is rapidly changing to a different model, of smaller generation assets, built closer to consumers, and involving a myriad of sources, including solar, batteries and small fossil. And instead of being owned by the traditional power producers, these assets are often built as self-supply or to provide resilience, and efficiency and cost-savings in the existing system.
Our legal system was designed for the old system, but as technology rapidly changes, the law is following.
Join contributors to the recent ABA publication Distributed Generation Law: A Guide to Regulations, Policies, and Programs (americanbar.org)), as this rapidly evolving area of law and technology – one that touches every aspect of our lives.
Jill Louis, HLS '90
Sarah Fitts, HLS '90
Marc Machlin, HLS '81
Elizabeth Bellis Wolfe, HLS '06
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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