USD School of Law to Hold 11th Annual Symposium on Climate, Energy Law

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The University of San Diego’s School of Law will host its 11th annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium Friday to discuss wildfires and the state’s electrical grid.

The event will feature discussions of the state’s much-criticized Public Safety Power Shut-off policy, long-term planning by utility companies and cost recovery of wildfire damage. Speakers are expected to include San Diego Gas & Electric COO Caroline Winn, Southern California Edison Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Caroline Choi and California Public Utilities Commission Commissioner Liane Randolph.

“Recent wildfires and power shut off events throughout California — and in the San Diego region —  have highlighted the challenge of operating an electric utility in a changing climate,” said Scott Anders, director of the law school’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center. “We have a great lineup of speakers, including utility executives, regulators and energy industry experts, to help us sort through all the issues related to California’s policies to prevent and mitigate wildfires.”

The symposium will be held at 8 a.m. at Mother Rosalie Hill Hall on USD’s campus at 5998 Alcala Park. The event’s agenda and information regarding tickets, starting at $10, can be found here.

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