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20th Annual Transmission Summit

March 6 to 8, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA

20th Annual Transmission Summit

Discuss Electric Transmission Challenges & Opportunities with Industry Leaders

The transmission industry faces huge challenges and a growing need for investment. A new Trump Administration has called for trillions in infrastructure investment, but it isn’t clear where electric transmission fits in those plans. Renewable energy is replacing fossil generation on an accelerating basis, increasing system peaks while fueling integration concerns. Regional solutions could enhance system resiliency and economic performance, but the effectiveness of FERC Order 1000 processes is under examination. One thing is certain: both transmission operations and the opportunities for investment will radically change.

Network with policymakers and leading executives at the 20th Annual Transmission Summit as they discuss the policy, regulatory and business strategies they will pursue to seize development opportunities and to assure operational reliability.

Two distinct events are featured:

The Transmission Executive Forum, March 6, 2017, will address Impacts of the Shift to Distributed Resources on Transmission Planning and Operations. The New York REV and other initiatives are driving deployment of microgrids, energy storage and other DERs. The Forum will discuss how the confluence of distribution and transmission systems is affecting not only the long-term viability of transmission projects but also grid planning and modernization.

At Transmission Summit 2017 policymakers and senior executives will discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the electric transmission industry. Far-ranging discussions of today’s most pertinent issues, from regional expansion to technology innovation to maximizing the flexibility and capacity of rights-of-way will point the way to the best directions for future investment and operational strategies.

Featured Speakers

  • Gerald Deaver, Manager, Regional Transmission Policy, XCEL ENERGY
  • Tim Echols, Commissioner, GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  • Bruce Edelston, Vice President, Energy Policy, SOUTHERN COMPANY
  • Mike Huebsch, Commissioner, WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  • Joe Kelliher, VP Government Affairs, NEXTERA
  • Shelly Lyser, Regulatory Affairs, CON EDISON
  • Courtney McCormick, Vice President – Renewables and Energy Solutions, PSE&G
  • Rana Mukerji, Senior Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO
  • Dale Osborn, Transmission Planning Technical Director, MISO
  • Steve Rowley Director, Transmission Business Development, BHE U.S. TRANSMISSION, LLC
  • Antonio P. Smyth, President, TRANSOURCE ENERGY
  • Noman Williams, COO, GRIDLIANCE

Agenda Highlights

  • A Shift in Energy Policy? What We Can Expect Post-Election
  • Reassessing FERC Order 1000 Implementation and Processes
  • Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy Integration and Interconnection
  • State of the RTOs
  • AC-DC Conversion and Grid Overlay—Economics and Operating Experience of HVDC and FACTS
  • Regulators’ Perspectives on Evaluating Transmission and Non-Transmission Alternatives
  • Increasing Capacity and Flexibility on Existing Rights of Way
  • Utility and Transco Perspectives on Transmission Project Development
  • Energy Storage as Transmission Assets—Lessons Learned in Grid-Connected Project Deployment and Operational Employment
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