The United States and Canada form the largest integrated energy market in the world, operating on more than 50 grid connections of transmission wires and pipelines. Energy trade helps maintain the stability of power grids that span both countries, and provides economic and reliability benefits for the entire region. Canada is the single largest non-domestic supplier of energy to the U.S., and is a net exporter of electric power, natural gas and petroleum to the U.S. Particularly in the Northeast, both countries are actively seeking opportunities to increase trade through new transmission ties to advance flexibility, reliability, and meet anticipated capacity gaps and clean energy goals in New England through Canada’s vast hydropower resources. However, not all interests are convinced that increased Canadian energy imports are a good thing, raising concerns about negative impacts to competitive U.S. energy markets, electricity rates, the local economy, and siting/environmental issues.
EUCI’s 3rd Annual U.S./Canada Cross-Border Energy Trade Summit will look at the state of energy trade in the Northeast, focusing on recent and proposed cross-border transmission projects for power and natural gas. Industry and policymaker experts will evaluate the complex process of facilitating increased energy transactions, with emphases on the related intricate planning, multi-party cooperation, and associated regulatory, technical, and financial issues. Panel discussions will evaluate the role of Canadian imports for an optimal future resource mix in the Northeast, debating how to balance the often-competing needs of competitive markets, energy security and diversity, environmental compliance, and economic growth in an increased cross-border energy future.
- Review the state of Northeastern energy markets and resource planning needs
- Assess anticipated capacity gaps and impacts on market fuel prices
- Recognize Canadian initiatives, proposals, and supported projects for cross-border energy trade
- Evaluate the pros and cons for increased cross-border trade to meet New England clean energy goals and anticipated capacity gaps
- Assess important policy updates and their implications for resource procurement
- Discuss NEPOOL’s Integrating Markets and Public Policy (“IMAPP”) process for evolving capacity markets to incentivize renewables
- Identify investment and export opportunities for clean power and natural gas
- Review transmission and project options to bring clean power to New England
- Evaluate financing, siting, and successful development requirements for proposed transmission projects
- Discuss the status of northeastern grid interconnection and its relationship to siting and scheduling of new project development
- Review options for natural gas and LNG imports into New England
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 Of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and panel discussions will be used in this program.
March 1, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00– 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break
12:20 – 1:20 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
March 2, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Morning Break
11:45 a.m. :: Conference adjourns
Clean Energy Procurement Mechanisms
March 2, 2016
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 4:15 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Increasingly in the Northeast, utilities, load-serving entities, (LSE’s), retail electric providers (REPs) and transmission and project developers are engaging in competitive bidding practices for clean energy resource procurement. Competitive bidding for clean energy procurement is a common and essential element for satisfying compliance with RPS and other mandates. It is a process where entities will issue requests for proposals (RFPs) and related instruments for the purchase of renewable energy, renewable energy certificates (RECs) and associated assets.
This workshop is designed for professionals on both the buy and sell side to better understand the process of competitive resource procurement, and to think strategically about how to prepare, design, and respond to RFPs to yield optimal results.
- Evaluate the role of competitive bidding for energy procurement and policy compliance
- Discuss mechanics of energy procurement and key contractual items
- Understand how to connect your solicitation to state and regional clean energy goals
- Types of Energy Procurement
- Who’s doing what?
- Variations in structure, proposal and method for determining the winning bid
- Mechanics of Energy Procurement
- Best Practices in the Request for Proposal (RFP) Process
- Preparing and designing renewable energy credit (REC) RFP procurements
- Evaluation of bids and submission/awarding of RFP bid proposals
- Negotiation, execution and management of purchase agreements
- Connecting Your Solicitation to Regional Clean Energy Goals
- How states decide to procure
- Impact of procurement on state run programs
- Regional policy incentives to promote clean energy and regulatory measures
- Resource-Specific Considerations for Procurement and Transmission
- Offshore wind
- Terrestrial wind
Daniel E. Peaco, Chair and Principal Consultant, Daymark Energy Advisors
Daniel Peaco has 35 years of experience performing policy and planning analysis, as well as advising decision-makers in the electric industry. He also provides expert witness testimony in public policy proceedings. His principal practice areas include integrated resource planning, transmission and non-transmission alternatives, generation asset valuation and strategic planning. Mr. Peaco joined Daymark Energy Advisors in 1996. He served as president from 2002 to 2015 and as chairman since 2002. Before joining Daymark, he held management and planning positions in power supply planning at Central Maine Power, CMP International Consultants, Pacific Gas & Electric and the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council. Mr. Peaco has an M.S. in engineering sciences, resource systems and policy design from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, and a B.S. in civil engineering, water resource systems from MIT.
David Alward, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in New England, Boston
Cynthia Armstrong, Director – Marketing and Business Development, PNGTS Operating Co
Ned Bartlett, Undersecretary – Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Christie Bradway, Manager – Renewable Power Contracts, Eversource Energy
Tim Brennan, Director – Regulatory Strategy, National Grid
Guillaume Brossard, Director – LNG Market Development, Gaz Métro
Peter Brown, Of Counsel, Preti Flaherty
Jason Chee-Aloy, Managing Director, Power Advisory LLC
Greg Cunningham, Vice President & Program Director, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)
Joe Dalton, Director – Government and Regulatory Affairs, ENGIE
John Dalton, President, Power Advisory LLC
Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA)
Philip Duguay, Vice President, Anbaric Transmission LLC
Julia Frayer, Managing Director, London Economics LLC
Joel Gordon, Director – Market Policy, PSEG Power Connecticut, LLC
Donald Jessome, CEO, Transmission Developers Inc (TDI)
Will Hazelip, Vice President – US Business Development, National Grid
Paul Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group
Heather Hunt, Executive Director, New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE)
Greg Jones, General Manager – Energy Marketing, Nalcor Energy
Stephen Leahy, Vice President, Northeast Gas Association (NGA)
Robin McAdam, Executive Vice President, Nova Scotia Power (Emera)
Aleksander Mitreski, Senior Director – Regulatory Affairs East, Brookfield Renewable Energy
Carolyn O’Connor, Director, External Affairs and Communications, Hydro Quebec US
David O’Connor, Vice President & Consultant, ML Strategies
Francis Pullaro, Executive Director, RENEW Northeast
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Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 28 – March 1, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
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