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.
Managing Director, Transmission Planning
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (AEP)
GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Vice President, Federal Government Policy
PJM INTERCONNECTION, LLC
Director, Asset Development & Policy
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
Yachi (“Chi”) Lin
Senior Manager of Transmission Planning
Odogwu Obi Linton, Esq.
MARYLAND PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Director of System Planning
SOUTHWEST POWER POOL (SPP)
EVP / Chair
LINDSEY / WATT COALITION
Alexander C. Stern
Manager, Transmission Strategy & Policy
General Manager, Utility of the Future
Senior Vice President
LS POWER DEVELOPMENT, LLC
- Able Grid Energy Solutions
- Ameren Transmission
- American Electric Power (AEP)
- American Public Power Association (APPA)
- Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
- Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
- Consolidated Edison
- Consumer Advocates of PJM States (CAPS)
- CTC Global Corporation
- Dominion Energy
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
- Evergy Inc.
- Exelon Utilities
- Georgia Public Service Commission
- Grid Strategies LLC
- ITC Holdings Corp.
- Lindsey Manufacturing Co.
- LS Power Development, LLC
- Maryland Public Service Commission
- Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC)
- National Grid
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
- North America Transmission
- PJM Interconnection LLC
- Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
- RES Group
- Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
- Southern Company
- Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
- United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
- WATT Coalition
For Government, Utility and Non-Profit pricing, click here.
Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209
Room Rate: $269
Reservation Call-In #: (800) 228-9290 or (703) 524-6400
Reservation Web Link: Click Here
Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2020
Group Name: Transmission East 2020
**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**