March 4 - 6, 2020 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
A new era of energy is emerging. The need to integrate ever more renewable energy assets, DERs and IoTs and to mitigate the impacts of increasingly frequent extreme weather events is reemphasizing the need to invest in both transmission backbones and enabling technologies. However, traditional transmission planning processes and monetization policies don’t cope well with the exigencies of this new energy era.
In response, FERC has launched several inquiries that could open the door to additional types of investments to increase resiliency and increase flexibility via grid-enhancing technologies and cloud computing. How can planners effectively deal with a system increasingly dependent on distant renewable assets for capacity and emerging storage and DR technologies for balancing? Will traditional least-cost ROE policies be changed to enable the additional investments needed to increase resiliency and increase flexibility via grid-enhancing technologies and cloud computing? Success in this new reality will require both a fundamental rethinking of transmission planning strategies and a deep knowledge of how policy changes will drive investment opportunities.
Transmission Summit 2020 will bring together regulators, utilities, and transmission experts to explore new approaches to resiliency, technological investment and regional planning, and answer the key questions that will govern future transmission development:
- What does the rapid expansion of renewables, DERs and IoT mean for transmission planners?
- Will the FERC inquiry on transmission incentives create new investment opportunities for grid-enhancing technologies and storage?
- Are extreme weather events creating a new resiliency-based transmission planning paradigm, and how will policies change to support investments?
- What transmission investments will be needed to interconnect massive new offshore wind farms?
Plus, attend the Executive Briefing Transmission in the New Era of Energy to hear from thought leaders and key transmission executives how planning strategies are changing to integrate storage and distributed assets, protect against extreme weather events and cyber threats, and leverage the power of cloud computing.
2020 Featured Speakers
Managing Director, Transmission Planning
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (AEP)
Manager, Regulatory Strategy
ITC HOLDINGS CORP.
Commissioner Tim Echols
GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Planning and Policy Manager
GEORGIA POWER COMPANY
Vice President, Federal Government Policy
PJM INTERCONNECTION, LLC
Cary B. Hinton
Director, Office of External Affairs
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Vice President, Transmission & Market Fundamentals
APEX CLEAN ENERGY
SVP, Transmission and Compliance
Director of System Planning
SOUTHWEST POWER POOL (SPP)
EVP / Chair
LINDSEY / WATT COALITION
President & CEO
CON EDISON TRANSMISSION, INC.
Senior Director, Transmission & Commercial Strategy
Alexander C. Stern
Manager, Transmission Strategy & Policy
General Manager, Utility of the Future
Senior Vice President
LS POWER DEVELOPMENT, LLC
2020 Participating Organizations
- Able Grid Energy Solutions
- American Electric Power (AEP)
- American Public Power Association (APPA)
- Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
- Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
- Collaborative Utility Solutions
- Con Edison Transmission, Inc.
- Consolidated Edison
- Consumer Advocates of PJM States (CAPS)
- CTC Global Corporation
- Daymark Energy Advisors, Inc.
- Dominion Energy
- Duke University
- EDF Renewables
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
- Electric Power Research Institute
- Evergy Inc.
- Exelon Utilities
- Georgia Power
- Georgia Public Service Commission
- Grid Strategies LLC
- Idaho National Lab – Milwaukee
- ITC Holdings Corp.
- Japan Electric Power Information Center, USA
- Kent Power, Inc.
- Leeco Steel
- Lindsey Manufacturing Co.
- Longroad Energy
- LS Power Development, LLC
- Maryland Public Service Commission
- Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC)
- Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
- National Grid
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Next Era Energy Transmission New York
- North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
- Osmose Utilities Services
- PA Public Utility Commission
- Perspecta Labs Inc
- PJM Interconnection LLC
- PJM States Inc
- POWER Engineers
- PPL Electric Utilities
- Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
- Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
- R Street Institute
- Southern Company
- Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
- State Grid Corporation China US Rep Office
- The C Three Group
- U.S. Energy Storage Association
- U.S. EPA
- UKA North America LLC
- Urban Grid
- US Department of Energy
- WATT Coalition
- WIRES LLC
- Wright & Talisman
- WSP USA