10th Annual Transmission Summit West - Presented by Infocast
  • Investing under uncertainty
    Many proposed transmission projects across the West pencil out, but are currently held up by the uncertain evolution of regional market structures. Hear how the West will get the transmission expansion it needs for balancing its increasing renewable penetration.


Join leading policymakers and utility executives to explore transmission planning and investment in an uncertain environment.

2018 brings unprecedented uncertainty to western transmission executives and planners. Regionalization efforts are in flux, the addition of day-ahead and other services to the CAISO EIM market could substantially expand needed transfer capability, while the shuttering of coal plants and an increase in DERs are standing traditional planning methods and business models on their heads. The need for new transmission across the West to help balance systems with increased renewable penetration is palpable, but the collision of state and federal policies is driving an uncertain path where transmission investments can be difficult to justify.
The 10th Annual Transmission Summit West will provide the clearest window into “The Grid in Flux: Impacts of Regionalization and Market Disruption on Transmission Expansion.” Leading policymakers, utility and independent transmission executives will discuss the paths forward for regionalization efforts, and where we are heading on investment in lines, dual-use storage and non-wires alternatives (NWAs). They will also provide an inside look at the lessons learned on some of today’s most innovative and far-reaching transmission projects.
Attend the 10th Annual Transmission Summit West and learn how to profit through the most uncertain period in the industry’s history!
Plus, join us for the Pre-Summit Executive Exchange:
Transmission Planning in a Changing Market, September 12, 2018
Key executives will discuss how the growth of DERs and the need to transfer power
regionally is being incorporated in new IRP processes and planning to identify and
justify long-term investments in transmission and non-wires technologies.

Interested in Speaking at Transmission Summit West?

Contact Erin Dolleris
818-888-4445 ext 48

Interested in Sponsoring Transmission Summit West?

Contact Jeffrey Shapiro
818-888-4445 ext 65

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Participating Organizations

  • 7Skyline, LLC
  • ACES
  • American Transmission Co.
  • Ampacimon
  • Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Arizona Public Service Company
  • Avista Utilities
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • City of San Diego, PUD
  • City of Pico Rivera - PRIME
  • Clean Coalition
  • Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
  • ColumbiaGrid
  • CTC Global
  • Fluence
  • HDR
  • Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
  • Idaho Public Utilities Commission
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Jingoli Power
  • juwi Inc.
  • Kevala
  • Lindsey Manufacturing Co.
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Louis Berger
  • LS Power Development, LLC
  • MISO
  • Navigant Inc.
  • New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Orion Renewable Energy Group
  • Ormat
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pattern Energy Group
  • PG&E
  • Portland General Electric
  • Public Service Commission of Utah
  • Pugent Sound Energy
  • Riverside Public Utilities
  • RowCon, LLC
  • RTO Insider
  • Sabre-FWT
  • SMUD
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southwestern Power Group, Sunzia
  • Starwood Energy Group
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Surveying and Mapping, LLC (SAM)
  • Terna S.p.A.
  • Teshmont Consultants LP
  • Tetra Tech
  • The Energy Authority (TEA)
  • TransCanyon, LLC
  • Transcon Environmental
  • TRC Environmental
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission
  • Tucson Electric Power Company
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Utah’s Governor’s Office
  • WestConnect
  • Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
  • Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
  • Xcel Energy


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Group Name: Infocast Transmission West Summit 2018


Charles (Chuck) Adamson


Scott Bordenkircher


Bob Burns


Sarah Edmonds


Cynthia B. Hall


Jenifer Hedrick


Thomas Honles, SE PE


Matt Lecar


Neil Millar


Laura Nelson


Kristine Raper


Pete Skala


Jordan A. White




Ampacimon is a global leader in grid monitoring solutions that utilizes its patented sensors and software to empower grid operators to accurately and safely leverage the real capacity of T&D assets. Ampacimon’s mission is to help grid operators unlock economic and operational value from their existing infrastructure by applying a range of technology products and services that safely maximize their capacity. Ampacimon’s products address grid infrastructure challenges such as aging assets, transmissions congestion, renewable integration, interconnectors. Ampacimon’s ADR (Ampacimon Dynamic Rating) solution is proven alternative to deferring new infrastructure investment adding value to the following players: Transmission owners, Grid operators, Independent power producers, Vertically integrated utilities, Renewable Generators, and federal & state-level regulators. Ampacimon’s ADR solution has been deployed worldwide with 250+ grid monitoring sensors & software on 50+ power transmission lines. In 2017, Ampacimon launched its fully owned subsidiary in North America, Ampacimon Inc, headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.

Burns & McDonnell


Burns & McDonnell has more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with 50 offices across the country and throughout the world. As a solutions-led design builder, we are uniquely qualified to execute the design and construction of complex projects. Our team is experienced in EV charging location optimization, predicting energy use and energy costs, vehicle-to-grid integration, communication network design, budget planning, and transportation and route planning. We are ranked among the top 5 percent in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design firms and are among the leaders in multiple service categories, including No.1 in power and electrical transmission and distribution. Burns & McDonnell is 120 years old, is 100% employee owned, and is proud to be one of Fortune’s 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit burnsmcd.com.

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.



STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

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 22 international stranding partners including General Cable, Lamifil, Conduspar and others, 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 40,000 km of ACCC has been deployed to more than 400 projects in 40 countries.

Clean Coalition


The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.



Fresh Energy


Mercom Capital Group


RTO Insider


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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