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The EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP), the recent Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) ruling and the New Source Review (NSR) are poised to re-make electric generation in the United States. These measures will accelerate the decline of coal-fired generation, which currently accounts for just under 40 percent of total generation. Among the many questions this raises, perhaps the most significant one will be the impact this forced shift in generation has on resource adequacy and reliability of the nation's electric grid.
This conference will 1) analyze the components of the CPP, MATS and NSR, 2) appraise the likely impacts that coal-fired plant retirements, and their replacement by gas-fired plants as well as renewables integration, will produce on electric reliability, and 3) seek to address strategies for minimizing adverse outcomes on resource adequacy. The conference will also explore the current status of the EPA's rules and pending legal challenges, as well as the potential for conflict between EPA and other federal and state agencies' mandates and rule-making. Finally, the conference will review the costs associated with the rules, and whether those costs within the various US markets will allow the market constructs to provide the appropriate pricing signals to maintain reliability.
March 31 - April 1, 2015
Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria
1750 W Loop S Fwy
Houston, TX 77027
David Bellman, Founder & Principal, All Energy Consulting, LLC
Devin Hartman, Analyst, Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC)
John Finnigan, Senior Regulatory Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund (Invited)
John Lawhorn, Director, Regulatory and Economic Studies, MISO
Ken Colburn, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Program (RAP)
Kenan Ogelman, Director of Energy Market Policy, CPS Energy
Kevin Hanson, Supervisor - Resource Planning, ERCOT
Mark Shepherd, Vice President - Environmental Health & Safety, Topaz Power Management, LP
Metin Celebi, Principal, Brattle Group
Rob Patrylak, Managing Director - Energy Markets & Planning Practice Lead, Black & Veatch
Scott Segal, Executive Director, Electric Reliability Coordinating Council
Thomas Coleman, Director of Reliability Assessment, North American Reliability Council (NERC)
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