2017 Western Transmission Summit
February 27-28, 2017 | Orange County, CA
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 has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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
Doug Little, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission
Patrick Lyons, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Neil Millar, Executive Director, Infrastructure Development, CAISO
David Mills, Vice President, Energy Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Alan Myers, Director, Planning, ITC Holdings Corp.
Craig Quist, Director of Area Transmission Planning East, PacifiCorp; Planning Committee Chair, Northern Tier Transmission Group (NTTG)
Kurt Rautenstrauch, Ph.D., Natural Resources Consultation Specialist, HDR
Carrie Simpson, Sr. Manager, Market Operations, Xcel Energy
Bob Smith, Vice President, Transmission Development, TransCanyon
Keith Sparks, Director of Development, Clean Line Energy
Molly Tirpak Sterkel, Program Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Permitting Branch, California Public Utilities Commission, Energy Division
Todd Voorhees, Regional Public Affairs Manager, Major Projects External Relations Group, San Diego Gas & Electric
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
To reserve your room, please call 1-714-750-1234
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $99.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 26 – 28, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to January 26, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 295.00|