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Federal and state policy makers are focused on bringing new renewable energy resources online, reducing greenhouse gasses, and opening competition in the electric transmission industry. Building greater transmission infrastructure will facilitate, among other things, increased reliability, the greater integration of renewable sources of electricity into the grid, and will accommodate the reduction of power plants supplying the grid.
These priorities mean that more transmission is needed, and being proposed, across the country. Building new transmission is complicated and costly and the process to get new lines approved, sited and built is long and arduous. Transmission projects involve multiple Federal, state, and tribal agencies and are subject to a wide array of processes and procedural requirements for compliance. Delays in securing needed statutory reviews, permits, and consultations can threaten timely completion of these projects.
This conference will examine how transmission developers and regulators are working to balance the need for new transmission while considering environmental requirements, economic and policy goals, and public concern all with the purpose of enabling the build-out of the U.S. electric grid.
February 9-10, 2015
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 S. Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Andrew R. Corcoran, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Chairman Edward S. Finley, Jr., North Carolina Utilities Commission
Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy
Edward D. Tatum, Jr., Vice President, RTO & Regulatory Affairs, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Jesse Moser, Director, Seams Relations & Strategy, MISO
Lucas Lucero, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Minerals and Realty Management Directorate
Merle Lee Dickinson, Special Park Use Program Manager, National Park Service
Raja Sundararajan, VP for Transmission Asset Strategy and Policy, American Electric Power
Robert Ivanauskas, Policy Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Stanley Williams, Director, Market Services, PJM Interconnection
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