At this unique forum, you will hear top executives from the Western area’s regional planning entities, transmission developers, utilities, and state regulatory agencies discuss and debate the most critical issues surrounding transmission expansion in the Western region. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm with these thought leaders on how to address complex planning, siting, and market structure issues while balancing reliability, policy directives and economic interests. Hear key project managers reveal the inside details of the most important transmission projects in the region in case study sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with the key players in the Western energy market.
Compare different plans for creation of an expanded Western RTO
Examine the future of the growing California ISO EIM
Discuss the most current challenges and opportunities for transmission planning and expansion in the West
Compare the planning, implementation and outcome of several unique western transmission project case studies
Examine the latest developments of FERC Order 1000 and the lessons learned over the past year
Discuss the current state and future of solar projects in the region
Analyze how new State and Federal regulation is shaping the direction of transmission in the western region
Determine the best options for transmission project investment and financing
Examine the latest results of the Interconnection Seams Study
Analyze a successful proactive strategic approach to support major project approval and construction
EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in this event.
Monday, February 27, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Sponsored by HDR
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 pm. :: Conference Wrap Up
12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns
Ali Amirali, Sr. Vice President, Starwood
Ron Belval, Manager, Regional Transmission Planning, Tucson Electric Power
Patrick Damiano, President & CEO, ColumbiaGrid
Gerald Deaver, Manager, Regional Transmission Policy, Xcel Energy
Laurie Dunham, Vice President, DATC
Sarah Edmonds, Vice President and General Counsel, PacifiCorp
Roman Fontes, Sr. Investment Officer, WAPA
Don Fuller, Director, Strategic Alliances, CAISO
Rebecca Johnson, Transmission Advisor, Asset Planning and Management, WAPA
Eric Little, Manager – Wholesale Market and GHG Market Design, Southern California Edison