International Relations


Committee and Staff Subcommittee on International Relations

1:30–3:15p.m. • Texas A (4th Floor)

1:30-1:40 p.m.

The Wide World of NARUC – Welcome and Introductions

Hon. David Danner  Chair, IRC – Washington UTC

1:40-1:45 p.m.

Business meeting

Approval of minutes

Hon. David Danner – Chair, IRC – Washington UTC

1:45-1:55 p.m.

Report on NARUC International Programs 

Erin Hammel - Director of International Programs, NARUC

1:55-2:15 p.m.

Terry Barnich Award
The Terry Barnich Award is presented annually by the International Relations Committee to commissioners or staff in recognition of outstanding efforts to further international cooperation among utility regulators and to promote professional regulation. This year’s recipient will be introduced and will deliver remarks.

Hon. David Danner, Washington

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Energy Reform in Mexico: Will It Survive?
Since taking office late last year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made it clear that he will neither expand nor fully implement the energy reforms begun by his predecessors, and will instead reverse some reform measures. This panel 1:40 will examine that change of course and its implications for the US-Mexico energy relationship.

Hon. David Morton – Co-Vice Chair, IRC – British Columbia UC


José María Lujambio Irazábal - Partner, Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton, Austin; former general counsel, Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico
Peter Nance - Managing Director, Que Advisors, Austin