Meghan Griffiths and Mike Nasi to Speak on Texas Power Grid, ERCOT, and Winter Storm Legislation at 2021 Gas and Power Institute

October 11, 2021 | Attorney News



Jackson Walker partners Meghan E. Griffiths and Michael J. Nasi will present on the electricity market and the legislative response to Winter Storm Uri during the Gas and Power Institute held on October 14, 2021.

Jackson Walker proudly serves as a sponsor for the conference. For more information about the conference, visit the UT Law CLE website.

Texas Energy Market Primer: An Overview of the Texas Power Grid and the ERCOT Market

Held at 9 a.m. on October 14, Meghan’s presentation will discuss the key players in the Texas retail and wholesale power market, the interrelated nature of the power grid, and the Texas gas markets. She will also provide an overview of how power is bought and sold in ERCOT and who regulates that process.

Meghan GriffithsMeghan E. Griffiths represents clients in the energy and electric power sector in complex project development, commercial, litigation, and regulatory matters. A recognized Texas practitioner for Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) by Chambers USA, Meghan advises commercial clients with electric regulatory considerations related to project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, interconnection, and power supply. Meghan also has broad administrative law experience, advising clients on open government, open records, and government contracting matters.

Legislative Response to Winter Storm Uri

Held at 9:45 a.m. October 14, Mike’s presentation will review the various bills passed during the 2021 Texas legislative session in response to the February Winter Storm, including several changes to the Texas Utility Code instructing reforms at both the PUCT and ERCOT, subsequent directives from Governor Abbott stemming from those reforms, and relevant topics being debated among ERCOT market participants.

Michael NasiMichael J. Nasi’s compliance counseling, permitting, and enforcement defense work spans a wide range of federal and state energy and environmental regulatory programs. Mike is counsel for parties in ongoing regulatory proceedings relating to carbon dioxide, interstate air quality, regional haze, and coal combustion residuals, including appeals pending before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He also practices before the EPA, TCEQ, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Texas Legislature. In recognition of his practice, Mike has been named among Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (since 2003) and The Best Lawyers in America (since 2006).