Transmission & Interconnection Summit - Presented by Infocast

June 25 - 27, 2024
Hilton Arlington National Landing
Arlington, VA

A New Era of Transmission Expansion Begins: Supporting the IRA-Accelerated Energy Transition

The urgent need to integrate the enormous wave of renewables now entering queues is driving massive opportunities to invest in both upgrading the current grid and building new regional and interregional lines. At the same time, however, a series of profound reforms are underway, affecting interconnection, regional and interregional planning, cost allocation, permitting, the use of advanced technology, reliability, multi-state cooperation, and other critical aspects. A detailed understanding of how these reforms are being designed and their impacts in the real world will be essential to assure the success of investors, transmission owners/operators, and a wide range of power industry stakeholders, including developers of new renewable generation.

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:

  • 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?
  • What impacts are cluster studies and multi-benefit planning having on identifying and justifying tens of billions of dollars in transmission to enhance reliability, enable the addition of vast amounts of clean energy assets, and reduce congestion and fuel costs?
  • How can utilities, munis, co-ops and other transmission investors take advantage of DOE’s GRIP (Grid Resilience and Innovations Partnerships), other grant and loan guarantee programs?
  • What impacts will DOE’s CITAP (Coordinated Interagency Transmission Authorization and Permit Program) and IP2X programs have on speeding interconnection and transmission permitting processes?
  • Can the progress being made in states cooperating on system upgrades and cost allocation to incorporate offshore wind be more broadly applied to onshore projects?
  • What are the most effective ways to incorporate Advanced Transmission Technologies and Grid-Enhancing Technologies (GETs) in transmission planning and operations?
  • Strategies for dealing with increasing supply chain constraints and their impacts on schedules
  • New approaches to developing less labor-intensive approaches to areas where personnel are heavily constrained, including interconnection studies, engineering designs, commissioning, construction, and more

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 to fully participate in the remarkable investment opportunities of the new era. Reserve your place today!

2023 FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Jeff Dennis
Deputy Director for Transmission Development
US DOE GRID DEPLOYMENT OFFICE

Ammar Qusaibaty
i2X Co-Lead
US DOE

David M. Turk
Deputy Secretary
US DOE

Kamran Ali Vice President,
Transmission Planning
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER (AEP)

Riley Allen Commissioner VERMONT PUBLIC
UTILITY COMMISSION

Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President
LOTUS INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

Girish Behal, PMP
Vice President, Projects and Business Development
NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY

Noel Black
Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs
SOUTHERN COMPANY

Johnny Casana
Director of North America Strategy
PATTERN ENERGY

Ali Chowdhury, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President - Transmission
AVANTUS

Stephen Coterillo
Engineer II, Reliability Assessment
NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY CORPORATION

Lathrop Craig
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
PSEG

Ed De Varona
Vice President – Transmission & Substation
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT

Vandan Divatia
Vice President, Transmission Policy, Interconnections & Compliance
EVERSOURCE ENERGY

Rodica Donaldson
Senior Director, Transmission Analytics
EDF RENEWABLES

Kimberly Duffley
Commissioner
NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION

Maura Farver
Distributed Energy Technology Strategy and Policy Director
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS

Larry Gasteiger
Executive Director
WIRES GROUP

Rob Gramlich
President
GRID STRATEGIES LLC

Neil Millar
Vice President, Infrastructure and Operations Planning
CAISO

Stuart Nachmias
President & CEO
CON EDISON TRANSMISSION, INC.

Bhaskar Ray
VP of Interconnection & Development Engineering
QCELLS USA CORPORATION

Kathleen Staks
Board Chair
COLORADO ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AUTHORITY

David Townley
Director of Public Policy
CTC GLOBAL CORPORATION

Kris Zadlo
Chief Commercial & Technology Officer
GRID UNITED

ATTENDED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • American Electric Power (AEP)
  • American Transmission Company
  • Avantus
  • CAISO
  • Colorado Electric Transmission Authority
  • Con Edison Transmission, Inc.
  • Consumer Advocates of PJM States; Inc.
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • EDF Renewables
  • Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
  • Electricity Consumers Resource Council (ELCON)
  • ERCOT
  • Eversource Energy
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Grid Strategies LLC
  • Grid United
  • ICF
  • ITC Holdings Corporation
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Lotus Infrastructure Partners
  • NERC
  • New York Power Authority
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Ocean Winds
  • Pattern Energy
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • PJM
  • PSEG
  • Q CELLS USA Corp.
  • REV Renewables
  • Southern Company
  • US DOE Grid Deployment Office
  • Vermont Public Utility Commission
  • WECC
  • Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
  • WIRES Group

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

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

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

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

ISOs & RTOs

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

Renewable Developers & IPPs

  • Avantus
  • AES Corporation
  • Alliant Energy
  • Altec
  • Avangrid
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • EDF Renewables
  • 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
  • Southern Current LLC
  • Southern Power Company
  • SunEnergy1
  • SUNPOWER CORPORATION
  • Tenaska, Inc.
  • TotalEnergies
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Ulteig
  • Urban Grid

Customers

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

Financiers

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

2023 RECAP

 

300+

Attendees

65

Expert Speakers

20

Sessions
Premier Networking

VENUE

 

Hilton Arlington National Landing
2399 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Room Rate: $239
Reservation Call-In No: (703) 418-6800
Reservation Web Link: Click here
Cutoff Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Group Name: Transmission & Interconnection Summit


**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.**

2023 Sponsors

 
 

2023 Supporting Organizations

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POWER Engineers

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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.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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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.

Ampacimon

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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.

CTC Global

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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.

energyRe

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energyRe is a leading independent clean energy company focused on solving complex challenges and providing clean energy solutions. The executive management team has developed and built more than 8,800 MW of wind, solar and storage facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. energyRe’s founding investors include principals of Related Companies, one of the nation’s most prominent privately-owned real estate firms and one of the country’s largest creators and preservationists of affordable housing. energyRe is guided by the values of community engagement, government partnership, and a demonstrated commitment to sustainability. energyRe has offices in New York and Houston. For more information about energyRe, visit www.energyre.com.

Enerzinx

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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

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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 icf.com.

ScottMadden, Inc.

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ScottMadden is the management consulting firm that does what it takes to get it done right. We consult in two main areas—Energy and Corporate & Shared Services. Since 1983, we have served as energy consultants for hundreds of utilities, large and small, including all of the top 20. We focus on Transmission & Distribution, the Grid Edge, Generation, Energy Markets, Rates & Regulation, Enterprise Sustainability, and Corporate Services. Our broad, deep utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based. We have helped our clients develop and implement strategies, improve critical operations, reorganize departments and entire companies, and implement myriad initiatives.

SAM Companies

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SAM is the leading geospatial and inspection services firm in the AEC industry. We are known for using the most innovative technology and advanced processes to deliver the highest quality field data and insights to infrastructure projects across the country.

Lindsey Systems

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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.

Lateral Energy

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Lateral Energy builds software that automates informational interconnection studies, saving time and money for both developers and utilities. Lateral integrates with utility and RTO infrastructure data to give developers interconnection cost and timeline estimates in real-time instead of weeks. Developers benefit from faster and more accurate project scoping, and fewer exploratory projects submitted to the interconnection queue. Utility power engineers that use Lateral can deliver non-binding results to developers in a fraction of the time, accelerating their throughput so they can focus on other critical projects. Lateral Energy is led by Brad Barry and Robel Yemiru, who have previously built software for regulated industries including biotechnology, financial services, and government entities at leading tech companies including Benchling, Stripe, and Box.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

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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.

Advanced Energy United

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Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

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WATT Coalition

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WIRES

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RTO Insider

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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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