Overview

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

Renewable Energy, Energy Security, and Cyber Security

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The electric grid is increasingly a digital communications network.  Indeed many of the leading technologies to enable the integration of renewable energy sources onto the grid are dependent on the digital and real time sharing of information.  However, recent, well-publicized corporate cyber hacks have illustrated an inherent weakness of the technology – it is possible to inflict significant economic and property damage anonymously and from a great distance.    What are the security, technological and legal implications of cyber hacks and cyber terrorism on the operation of electric networks?  In this webinar we will hear from security, engineering and privacy experts will explain the existing framework and discuss the lessons and warnings for the future.

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

Moderator: 
Kim Diamond, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Marty Edwards, Assistant Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), Department of Homeland Security

Speakers:
Claudia Rast, Shareholder, Butzel Long PC
Scott A. Bailey, Partner, N1 Discovery
Andrew Reidy, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Annabelle Lee, Senior Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)