Renewable Energy Seminar & Teleconference Series

Welcome to the monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series brought to you by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association SEER Section and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts.

The programming is open to ACORE members, ABA members, BNEF subscribers and all those involved in aspects of law, policy, business, or financing in the renewable energy or distributed generation fields.

Our Next Seminar & Teleconference

Empowering Consumers with Renewable Energy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As renewable energy becomes more affordable and available than ever before, consumers are playing an increasing role in the realization of distributed generation (DG) in their communities. Join us on December 17 for an in-depth discussion about how this consumer empowerment is changing the national energy landscape. Speakers will discuss how net metering and other policies are expanding to support local communities; the major opportunities and challenges associated with integration of DG; how utilities are adapting their business models for this growth; and how cost and local zoning issues should be addressed.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Call Times:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan

Teleconference Chairs:
Kimberly E. Diamond, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stoel Rives LLP
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Legislative Update: 
Todd Foley, SVP Policy & Government Relations, ACORE

Roger D. Stark, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Marc L. Spitzer, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Patty Durand
, Executive Director, Smartgrid Consumer Collaborative
Lucas Finco, Manager, Analysis, Energy Efficiency Programs, Consolidated Edison, Inc.
John Farrell, Senior Researcher, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)