Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, SD (Board Room)

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The theme for this year's MRES Legal Seminar is "Maintaining a Reliable and Secure Energy Future." The seminar will be held in the board room at the MRES office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The seminar is being held in a physically accessible building. If you have special needs, either physical or dietary, contact Tasha Altmann at info@mrenergy.com or 605-338-4042 and necessary accommodations will be made.

MRES Legal Seminar Brochure

MRES Legal Seminar Agenda

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration/Light Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Clean Air Act Permitting & Compliance

Travis Zipf
Mechanical Engineer — DGR Engineering

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

FERC Update: Rate Impacts on Transmission Cost Allocation & Other Hot Topics

Phil Mone
Partner — McCarter & English, LLP

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
State & Federal Regulatory Update

Dan Harmelink
MRES General Counsel — Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith, P.C.
Derek Bertsch
Regulatory & Contracts Counsel — MRES

1 – 3 p.m.
The Impact of ChatGPT on the Electric Industry

Jo-Ann Clynch
Senior Director, Analyst Energy & Utilities — Gartner

Room Reservations

MRES has reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Hampton Inn & Suites, which is directly across the street from the MRES office location.

Hampton Inn & Suites
3701 Avera Dr
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

MRES group rate (through Sept. 14):

  • $109 (king) or $99 (two queens)
  • Call the Hampton Inn & Suites at 605-271-0992. Be sure to mention “Missouri River Energy Services” to receive group rate.
  • CLICK HERE to make your room reservations online with the Hampton Inn & Suites or book on the Hilton App using MRE for the code.

Dinner with Friends, Oct. 5

If you arrive in Sioux Falls Thursday, Oct. 5, please join us at Morrie’s Steakhouse, 2507 S Shirley Ave, for a social hour at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
MRES will provide a shuttle for guests to the restaurant and back to the hotel.


MRES is applying for 5.0 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits in Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota. MRES is also requesting 5.0 hours of CLE through NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants).

MRES will certify attendance for professional engineers upon request.

Registration & Fees

Please register using the form below or by contacting Tasha Altmann at info@mrenergy.com or 605-338-4042. The deadline to register is Sept. 22.

The MRES Legal Seminar fee is $200 for lawyers and $75 for non-lawyers. The Thursday evening dinner is at no charge for seminar registrants, and $25 for guests. For more information on anything related to the Legal Seminar, please contact Tasha Altmann at 605-338-4042 or info@mrenergy.com.