Committee on Consumer Affairs

This agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Key 2
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Business Meeting (closed session)

2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

Not in My Backyard

A dynamic discussion exploring the complex issues surrounding utility and merchant transmission line projects including: federal versus State jurisdiction; federal, State, and utility eminent domain authority; utility easement rights; and the potential environmental impacts associated with high voltage transmission lines.

Moderator:

Hon. Colette Honorable, former FERC Commissioner, Partner with Reed Smith LLP Global Energy and Natural Resources

Panelists:

Ted Thomas, Chairman, Arkansas PSC

Rob Gramlich, President, Grid Strategies, LLC

Arturo Hernandez, Gibbs Pool and Turner, P.C. 

3:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Utilities United Against Scams

A brief update on the work of over 100 electric, water, and gas utilities' consumer education efforts on imposter scam awareness and its 2017 Utility Scam Awareness Week Campaign (Nov. 13-17).

Speaker:

Sheri Givens, Executive Director, Utilities United Against Scams and President, Givens Energy

Sunday, November 13, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Location: Key 6
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Joint session with Task Force on Natural Gas Access and Expansion and Committee on Gas

Uncovering the Opportunities for Natural Gas Access and Expansion Initiatives