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Seth Kirshenberg to Moderate Energy Exchange Training Session

News | August 2, 2021


Kutak Rock partner Seth Kirshenberg will moderate a training session during the virtual 2021 Energy Exchange, the largest federal energy conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), on Tuesday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. The session will include the issues in "Roadmap to Implementing Climate and Resilience Goals: Federal Agency Solutions,” a paper written by Mr. Kirshenberg designed to serve as a roadmap for federal agencies seeking to address the threat of global climate change.

The training session, “Moving Projects Forward: Understanding Legal and Contractual Challenges,” will examine how to overcome legal and contractual impediments and move federal energy and water projects forward. The session will feature experienced agency energy lawyers discussing cutting-edge issues and lessons learned in delivering energy infrastructure projects pursuant to a variety of federal alternative contract mechanisms including ESPCs, UESCs, ESAs, PPAs, Utilities Privatization and others. Included in the discussion will be timely subjects such as (1) the inclusion of electric vehicles and charging stations within performance contracts, (2) best practices in implementing energy storage, resilience, microgrids, or other non-traditional projects and (3) the path forward toward incorporating the cost of carbon, resilience and other benefits into the value stream of a project.

Panelists include:

  • Allan Curlee, U.S. Air Force 
  • Gabriel Soll, U.S. Coast Guard 
  • Margaret Simmons, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Sarah Butler, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Yev Malashenok, U.S. Defense Logistics Agency – Energy

Learn more about the 2021 Energy Exchange training sessions here.

Mr. Kirshenberg is the lead attorney for billions of dollars of P3, energy and real estate structured finance and development projects. He advises governments, developers, financiers, investors and rating agencies in structuring, developing, operating and leasing private and governmental projects.