Transmission & Interconnection Summit - Presented by Infocast
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June 25 - 27, 2024
Hilton Arlington National Landing
Arlington, VA

A New Era of Transmission Expansion Begins: Hear for the First Time How New FERC Orders Will Affect Transmission

In response to the urgent need to integrate an enormous wave of renewable energy projects, on May 13 FERC released two long-awaited draft Orders to revise transmission planning, cost allocation, and permitting processes. This series of profound reforms will impact regional planning, cost allocation, permitting, the use of advanced transmission technologies, and other factors to help accelerate the ability to quickly add capacity to the grid. What opportunities and challenges will these new rules have for transmission owner/operators, investors, developers of new renewable generation, and the entire range of power industry stakeholders?

Infocast has organized this Transmission & Interconnection Summit 2024 to provide the most up-to-date and detailed analysis of these new dynamics as they impact the entire power sector. The 2024 event will continue Infocast’s decades-long tradition of bringing together the critical policymakers, senior executives, senior stakeholders, and leading industry experts who are actively at the forefront of the efforts to meet the needs of the clean energy transition.

These active market participants will provide uniquely deep dives into key topics including:

  • How will the new FERC Order 1920 and Order 1977 affect regional transmission planning, cost allocation, siting, and other critical processes?
  • Where do FERC Order No. 2023 implementation efforts stand in RTO/ISO regions and regulated markets, and how will the interconnection of existing and new clean energy projects be affected?
  • Will FERC Order 1977, in conjunction with the DOE’s recently announced National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors study proposals, help accelerate permitting of regional transmission projects?
  • Will the identification in Order 1920 of specific factors required to be considered in multi-benefits planning processes help drive more consistency in assessing the costs and benefits of regional projects?
  • How are DOE technical and financing programs accelerating interconnection processes and transmission investments?
  • What impacts are cluster studies having on reducing queues, and how are renewable energy developers changing their strategies as a result?
  • How can the vast planned amounts of offshore wind be best incorporated in the grid?
  • What new approaches to reducing the time, cost, and labor intensity of interconnection studies and engineering are emerging?
  • Will Grid-Enhancing Technologies (GETs) get a significant uptick in deployment due to new requirements to incorporate them in transmission planning?
  • How can the enormous demand growth from new data centers and clean energy manufacturing facilities be better incorporated in the grid?

Attend Transmission & Interconnection Summit 2024 — after over 20 years still the only event focusing on the business and business environment of transmission asset investment and development — and get the answers you need. Review our remarkable agenda and faculty and reserve your place today!


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Senior Policy Advisor

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Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President

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Patrick Bond
Senior Policy Advisor

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Bob Brabston
Executive Director

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Ali Chowdhury, PhD, MBA, PE
Senior Vice President – Transmission

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Cynthia Crane
Manager, MISO Regulatory Strategy

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Vandan D. Divatia
Vice President, Transmission Policy, Interconnections & Compliance

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Maura Farver
State Energy Policy Director

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Larry Gasteiger
Executive Director

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Rob Gramlich

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Sheri Haugen-Hoffart

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Mario Hayden
Director, Transmission

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Madeline Gould Laughlin
Director of Regulatory Affairs

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Caitlin Marquis
Managing Director

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Gregory E. Mathe
Manager, Electric Transmission Communications and Engagement

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Neil Millar
Vice President, Infrastructure and Operations Planning

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Stuart Nachmias
President & CEO

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Kathleen Staks
Board Chair

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Emile C. Thompson

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David Tobenkin
Senior Energy Industry Analyst

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Kris Zadlo
President and Chief Technical Officer



  • Advanced Energy United
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Avantus
  • Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA)
  • Colorado Electric Transmission Authority
  • Con Edison Transmission, Inc.
  • CTC Global
  • DNV
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
  • EDF Renewables
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Enel North America
  • Enerzinx
  • Engie
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Eversource Energy
  • FERC
  • Grid Strategies LLC
  • Grid United
  • ibV Energy Partners
  • ICF
  • Invenergy
  • ITC
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lotus Infrastructure Partners
  • Milbank
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • NextEra Energy Transmission
  • Nira Energy
  • North Dakota Public Service Commission
  • North Dakota Transmission Authority
  • Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation (OCEII)
  • Pearl Street Technologies
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • POWER Engineers
  • PSEG
  • Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
  • Q CELLS USA Corp.
  • RMI
  • RTO Insider
  • SB Energy US (SoftBank Group)
  • ScottMadden
  • Smart Wires Inc.
  • Sol Systems
  • Splight
  • WATT Coalition
  • Western Power Trading Forum
  • White House Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation (OCEII)
  • Zero-Emission Grid



  • FERC Regulators
  • State Regulators
  • RTOs & ISOs
  • Utilities
  • Co-Op G&Ts
  • Munis
  • Renewable Developers
  • Transmission Owners & Operators
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Equipment Vendors
  • EPCs



Transmission Owners

  • American Electric Power (AEP)
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Cleco
  • Con Edison Transmission, Inc.
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative - Bismarck, ND
  • Duke Energy
  • Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
  • Eversource Energy
  • Hydro Quebec
  • IPL / AES Indiana
  • ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Liberty Utilities
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)
  • LS Power
  • National Grid
  • New York Power Authority
  • Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Portland General Electric
  • PPL
  • PSE
  • PSEG Long Island
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • SDG&E
  • Southern Company
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Transource Energy, LLC
  • WPPI Energy
  • Xcel Energy

Gov't & Regulators

  • Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • DOE
  • FERC
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • PA PUC


  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  • PJM Interconnection
  • SPP
  • ISO-NE

Renewable Developers & IPPs

  • Avantus
  • AES Corporation
  • Alliant Energy
  • Altec
  • Avangrid
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • EDF Renewables NA
  • ENEL Green Power
  • Engie North America
  • Geenex Solar LLC
  • Heelstone Renewable Energy
  • Invenergy
  • Longroad Energy
  • Nexamp
  • NextEra Energy
  • OCI Solar Power
  • Onyx Renewable Partners
  • Pattern Energy
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Primergy Solar
  • Q CELLS USA Corp.
  • Repsol Renewables
  • RES
  • REV Renewables, an LS Power Company
  • RWE Renewables
  • SB Energy US (SoftBank Group)
  • Southern Current LLC
  • Southern Power Company
  • SunEnergy1
  • Tenaska, Inc.
  • TotalEnergies
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Ulteig
  • Urban Grid


  • CleanArc Data Centers
  • Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON)
  • Grid Strategies LLC


  • Leyline Renewable Capital, LLC
  • Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc.
  • Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

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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.



DNV is a leading independent assurance and risk management company. We provide clients with advice and market insights, services, certification, and advanced digital solutions grounded in deep engineering and technical expertise that help them seize opportunities and tackle risks arising from the energy transition. This includes averting a climate crisis and ensuring an equitable, sustainable energy future. Our experts empower customers across the energy value chain to de-risk, decarbonize, maximize value, and safeguard life, property, and the environment. We are also leading by example, with a bold ambition to become a carbon positive company.

Zero-Emission Grid, LLC


Zero-Emission Grid (ZEG) is a leading engineering advisory firm with unparalleled expertise in various technical and regulatory aspects of grid interconnection and market analytics. Driven by values of accessibility, accountability, integrity, collaboration, and expertise, our services encompass onshore/offshore generation, transmission, and large load development. These include grid siting, sizing, nodal and zonal market analytics, interconnection applications, modeling, system impact studies, technical due diligence, technology selection, design, and NERC/ISO compliance. Our flagship cloud-based software, the Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Siting Tool (REST™), is utilized by project developers, investors, and IPPs across all North American markets. REST™ offers robust, customizable, and actionable insights on power grid and market outlook, optimizing project development, minimizing interconnection-related uncertainties and assisting in making informed techno economical decisions through various milestones of the interconnection process.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has one of the world’s leading project finance and renewable energy practices. We represent developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other sector participants in a broad array of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy projects and renewable energy companies.

Our team has significant experience across all renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and hydroelectric projects and over the past year we have been lead counsel on the three largest renewable energy projects financed in the United States.

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.



Enerzinx provides precise consulting services for electrical design and development of renewable energy projects. Enerzinx provides comprehensive services which range from preliminary analysis, equipment modeling, to specialized studies, by using state of the art power system modeling tools for seamless grid integration.

The company was established in February 2014 in Sacramento, CA. Enerzinx moved headquarters to Irving, Texas; with recent addition of two offices in Ottawa, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. Enerzinx has deep and long-standing partnerships with leading developers, generation owners, equipment manufacturers and financial institutions.

Enerzinx has extensive experience with independent system operators such as, PJM, CAISO, ISONE, ERCOT, AEMO, TVA, WAPA, PACIFICORP, SOCO and HECO. The company has quickly grown to become experts in providing technical assistance for various large- and small-scale renewable energy projects across the globe. Enerzinx vision for a carbon free world is proudly motivated by 600+ successful projects across 15 countries and 112 GW modeled.”



ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at



Milbank LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions for an array of industries for over 150 years. Milbank has the most experience of any international law firm working on the development, financing and acquisition of power, infrastructure and energy projects throughout the United States and beyond. Our experience involves the development, construction, financing, acquisition and disposition of the entire array of power generation (battery/energy storage, solar, wind, hydro and thermal) and transmission assets and combines the expertise and multidisciplinary approach of 140 dedicated energy and infrastructure lawyers from all around the world. Our broad experience has given us expertise in the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial aspects of large-scale transmission and distribution projects, as well as with the legal issues that tend to arise in connection with the governance, development and financing of these projects. We have negotiated EPC arrangements, land acquisition/lease agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, offtake arrangements and technical advisory agreements for transmission projects throughout the world.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.


Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation responsible for serving the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, nuclear power plant control systems, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies, rail transportation equipment, and Diamond Vision video display screens.

Nira Energy


Nira is a software platform built to help developers and interconnection teams reduce risk throughout the project development process. Our map-based tool displays injection capacity data at substations across the US, and our portfolio management tool allows users to estimate costs for actively queued projects. We currently support more than 70 of the largest developers across the US.

With Nira, developers access comprehensive injection studies specific to each market, perform sensitivity analysis, and review cost estimates to optimize and de-risk the interconnection process. Nira’s customers move faster and manage larger development pipelines with higher success rates.

Founded in 2021 as the original provider of injection capacity results at scale, Nira continues to innovate and remain the market leader. Nira’s leading power systems experts and world-class software engineers are united by the goal of equipping project developers and interconnection engineers with tools to revolutionize their ability to quickly and economically decarbonize the power grid.

Pearl Street Technologies


Pearl Street Technologies is an interconnection solutions company whose mission is to help expedite the transition to a decarbonized grid. The company’s portfolio includes its software products, Interconnect™ and SUGAR™ (Suite of Unified Grid Analyses with Renewables). Interconnect™ is a customized risk analysis platform for project developers, aiming to provide more certainty throughout the interconnection lifecycle. SUGAR™ is utilized by grid operators and utilities to accelerate study timelines through its robust modeling and simulation capabilities. To date, Pearl Street’s software solutions have been used to model nearly 1,000 renewable generation projects nationwide.

ScottMadden, Inc.


ScottMadden’s Energy Practice
Since 1983, we have performed projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience-based.



Splight is a technology platform that uses multiple methodologies to deliver more energy, provide more insight into how energy is being used and how energy is being generated. We deliver FERC-881 compliance, and most importantly we can deploy those options quickly. Our technology is being used by some of the world’s largest utilities and some of the largest energy end users. The Splight platform delivers more energy, more consistently than any other provider.

Advanced Energy United


Advanced Energy United educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers at every level of government as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating millions of new jobs, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. Together, we are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States. Advanced Energy United is online at and @AdvEnergyUnited.

Black & Veatch


With more than 100 years of service, Black & Veatch has helped clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management.

Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business supports the innovations of utilities and cities by establishing the foundation of all smart functions as we bring together physical infrastructure, communication networks and data analytics to infuse intelligence into systems. As a global leader in Critical Human Infrastructure, our technologies boost sustainability, resiliency, efficiency, economic health and cultivate new system-wide intelligence at utilities and along roadways, in cities and beyond.



LandGate is the leading provider of information, data solutions, and an online marketplace for US commercial land resources: solar, wind, carbon, oil & gas, minerals, and water. The company helps landowners, real estate agents, investors, and developers understand energy and environmental resource values and transact on its online marketplace. LandGate’s platform applies its technology to provide deals, leads, data, analytics, and web apps to substantially reduce investors costs.

LandGate has a differentiated product advantage built on highly automated data tasks and the digitization of land resource valuations. The network effect builds with landowners and real estate agents who can easily list land resources for lease or sale on the online marketplace. It also provides a cost advantage for energy and environmental investors/developers who can more efficiently access deals.



Ampacimon uses high-end sensors and data analytics to optimize the operation of the world’s most critical energy infrastructure. As a global leader in electricity grid monitoring for overhead lines and underground cables, Ampacimon has deployed the largest number of dynamic line rating systems in the world. Our patented technologies increase the capacity of existing transmission and distribution systems, monitor critical asset health conditions, and identify mechanical and electrical faults of overhead lines.

Continuum Industries


Continuum Industries is on a mission to revolutionize infrastructure development and accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy with the trailblazing AI-powered platform Optioneer. Designed for power, utilities and renewables companies, the platform speeds up the project lifecycle -from planning to permitting -minimizing risk and cost. With Optioneer, repetitive tasks are automated, planning is standardized, and teams are free to solve the most complex challenges creatively. Collaboration across multidisciplinary teams is built in, with intuitive visualization of the project allowing for rapid iteration across multiple scenarios. Our customers achieve astonishing results, on average compressing a year’s planning into just 8 weeks. Optioneer has been used by more than 30 utilities and developers worldwide to assess over 25,000 miles of asset options. At Continuum Industries, we’re committed to helping developers, utilities and infrastructure planning teams maximize efficiency and create sustainable energy infrastructure. Let us help you accelerate your projects.



GridAstra is re-inventing Grid Software to accelerate and sustain the transition to a Clean Energy Grid in a reliable, resilient, and efficient manner. The company is pioneering the first-ever ‘Integrated Digital Grid Enhancing Technologies’ (ID-GETs) software solution to accelerate the interconnection of new Generation resources (such as Renewables) and also reduce the curtailment of existing Renewables in the Grid. GridAstra’s ‘Generation Interconnection Planner’ is a Planning software in the ID-GETs portfolio that provides automated decision support for optimally using Advanced Power Flow Controllers and Topology Reconfiguration for mitigating Grid Congestion (in compliance with FERC Order-2023), thereby minimizing the costly and time-consuming Network Upgrades for Interconnection. The portfolio also includes Operations software like the ‘Grid Capacity Manager’ that provides realtime and predictive Ambient-adjusted and Dynamic Ratings of assets in the Grid (in compliance with FERC Order-881 and beyond) to maximize the utilization of the existing Grid without any additional hardware installation.



HData is the only RegTech company delivering streamlined compliance and business intelligence to the U.S. energy industry. The HData technology platform makes it easy for anyone to file, explore, analyze, and leverage regulatory data. Business Intelligence and Compliance tools eliminate the copying, pasting, and checking that has historically crippled productivity, while groundbreaking Regulatory AI can query fully secured data libraries, including private document collections, to sift through thousands of pages to get quick and accurate answers to business-critical questions. Adopting the first-in-class platform is like adding a veteran-level, industry-savvy assistant who can transform thousands of pages of data into instantaneous intel that analysts can use to fuel innovation and foster faster growth for their organizations. For more information, visit us at

Lindsey Systems


Lindsey Systems produces SMARTLINE-TCF, our state-of-the-art transmission line ratings system. With simple to attach instrumentation, the SMARTLINE system provides instantaneous and 1-hour dynamic line ratings, forecast dynamic line ratings, and dynamic emergency ratings. SMARTLINE also tracks conductor aging.

With 75 years of experience and a reputation as a thought leader in the transmission industry, Lindsey Systems’ products are known around the world for reliability and performance. Providing Thoughtful Solutions in Transmission and Distribution since 1947.



RitzUSA produces instrument transformers rated 600V thru 500kV for the electric power industry, with plant locations in Lavonia and Waynesboro, GA

RitzUSA instrument transformer and sensor applications include:

  • Measuring voltage and current for high-accuracy revenue metering and relaying/protection.
  • Powering for remote operated devices (reclosers, switches, RTUs) for Grid Infrastructure and Distribution Automation initiatives.
  • Monitoring of power quality conditions at Distributed Energy Renewable (DER) interconnections using Inverter Based Resources (IBR).

RitzUSA is one of eight locations worldwide for Ritz-International, with operations in Germany, Austria, Hungary and China.

Advanced Energy United


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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