23rd Annual Transmission Summit East - Presented by Infocast


March 4 - 6, 2020 | Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA

  • Examine the Impacts of a New Era of Energy on the Transmission Industry

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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

2020 Participating Organizations

  • Able Grid Energy Solutions
  • American Electric Power (AEP)
  • American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • AMP
  • Anbaric
  • Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
  • AWEA
  • 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.
  • DNR
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke University
  • EDF Renewables
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • ERM
  • Evergy Inc.
  • Eversource
  • Exelon Utilities
  • Fluence
  • Georgia Power
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Geosyntec
  • Grid Strategies LLC
  • GridLiance
  • Idaho National Lab – Milwaukee
  • ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Japan Electric Power Information Center, USA
  • Kent Power, Inc.
  • Kiewit
  • 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
  • OPC
  • Ørsted
  • Orster
  • OSIsoft
  • Osmose Utilities Services
  • PA Public Utility Commission
  • Perspecta Labs Inc
  • PJM Interconnection LLC
  • PJM States Inc
  • POWER Engineers
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • PSE&G
  • Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
  • Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
  • R Street Institute
  • ScottMadden
  • Southern Company
  • Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
  • sPower
  • State Grid Corporation China US Rep Office
  • Stifel
  • The C Three Group
  • U.S. Energy Storage Association
  • U.S. EPA
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Urban Grid
  • US Department of Energy
  • WATT Coalition
  • WindSim
  • Wright & Talisman

2020 Sponsors

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2020 Media Partner

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Kamran Ali


Nathan Benedict


Commissioner Tim Echols


Jeff Floyd


Craig Glazer


Cary B. Hinton


Swaraj Jammalamadaka


Michael Kormos


Antoine Lucas


Jack McCall


Stuart Nachmias


Mak Nagle


Alexander C. Stern


Stephen Wemple


Lawrence WIllick




Energyzt is a global collaboration of energy experts who create value for our clients through actionable insights. Combining deep industry expertise with state of the art analytical capabilities, we help companies make informed business decisions that create competitive advantage. Our clients are companies that are invested in the energy industry looking for insights at all stages of the investment cycle. Energyzt delivers. With a portfolio of service and product offerings focused on each stage, we provide a one-stop solution for companies looking to enter, grow, and optimize their investments. Whether entering into the industry, improving operations, or aligning an asset portfolio with strategic direction, we provide you with global expertise, cutting-edge analytics and relevant business experience to provide you with a leading advantage. Changing dynamics of energy markets increase uncertainty, mandating a more rigorous approach to decision-making. Energyzt offers you the team, technology and market insights to succeed.

CTC Global


CTC Global Corporation, based in Irvine, California developed, tested and produces the composite core used in ACCC® Bare Overhead Conductors. The ACCC Conductor, produced in association with 25+ international stranding partners, leverages advanced carbon fiber technology to help improve the efficiency, capacity, reliability and resiliency of electric power grids worldwide. The ACCC Conductor offers greater strength, higher capacity and lower line losses compared to any other bare overhead conductor on the market today. Line loss reductions range from 25 to 40% or more. Reduced line losses not only reduces fuel consumption and associated emissions, it also frees up generation capacity that is otherwise wasted. For more information visit our website or call +1(949)428-8500. To date, over 80,000 km of ACCC Conductor has been deployed to more than 700 projects in 50 countries.

Lindsey Manufacturing Co.


LINDSEY offers SMARTLINE, the next generation Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) system providing dispatchable line capacity forecasts from 1-hour to 1-week ahead. SMARTLINE provides both thermal-limit and electrical clearance compliant ratings, simple live-line installation, and exceptionally reliable communications. Lindsey Emergency Restoration System (ERS) structures have been key to transmission grid resilience for over three decades. ERS structures are reusable modular, easily transportable transmission towers that may be pre-staged for rapid response to tower collapse. Interchangeable parts make them ideal for utility asset sharing programs.  ERS structures are also used for routine construction and maintenance projects.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


As they navigate the emerging opportunities, risks, and complexities of regulation and competition, our clients have access to a legal team capable of addressing regulatory, commercial, transactional, and litigation matters simultaneously. We help clients anticipate and negotiate complex regulatory issues in the areas of transmission development and operations, reliability and cybersecurity, regional markets, compliance and enforcement, audits and investigations, and corporate restructuring alternatives. We assist clients with the development and pricing for new transmission facilities and handle complicated business, regulatory, and operational issues inherent in facility and corporate entity sales, spin-offs, and transfers of control, as well as the corresponding transmission cost allocation disputes. Every transaction is supported across disciplines by our corporate, regulatory, tax, environmental, and antitrust lawyers. While it is our goal to help clients avoid litigation wherever possible, our cross-office team collaborates to litigate high-stakes commercial and regulatory disputes in the major US and international venues.

POWER Engineers


Do good. Have fun. Build success. This approach has helped POWER Engineers complete hundreds of exciting and memorable projects with our clients over the past 46 years. Your challenges today with keeping up with the ongoing changes in our industry are why we’re at Infocast Transmission & Interconnection Summit. As an international engineering consulting firm for the energy industry, we bring strength, depth and expertise to utilities and developers facing system upgrades, decarbonization goals or unique system performance issues.



WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP is in the vanguard of the effort to decarbonize the global economy and meet the goal of net zero by 2050. We leverage the skills and experience of experts in renewable energy; electrification; carbon capture, usage and storage; and hydrogen utilization and storage to help clients achieve their clean energy objectives. Our services span the project development life cycle, from planning, permitting and environmental through design, development and commissioning.

Perspecta Labs Inc


Perspecta Labs delivers the future across cybersecurity, mobility, analytics and networking to government and commercial customers worldwide. We create new technologies, and advance and harden emerging capabilities. We develop and deliver innovative solutions that work at scale and in complex, real-world environments—making an impact in defense, communications, energy, transportation, finance and health care.

Our SecureSmart™ EnergyDefender is a critical infrastructure and industrial control system (ICS) defense tool used to detect, troubleshoot and remediate supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and telecom issues before system operations are impacted. By blending continuous monitoring, cybersecurity and secondary operations systems into a single solution, EnergyDefender enables operators to monitor the cyber health, performance and trustworthiness of energy management system (EMS) and SCADA systems and continue operations if primary system telemetry is interrupted.

RTO Insider LLC


RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.

Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We’ll be there when you can’t.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA’s 111(d) rule).

What RTO Insider isn’t: We are not advocates or representatives. You can trust that our coverage will not be slanted to the interests of any member or membership sector.

What RTO Insider is: A source for both the big picture (e.g. analyses of major FERC rulings and RTO stakeholder developments) and the details (why is Manual 28 being changed and what does that mean to me?)

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2020 Summit Agenda

2020 Briefing Agenda