Transmission Planning & Expansion Summit

Transmission Planning & Expansion Summit

April 12-13, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

As renewable generation achieves economies of scale clean energy goals sweep the nation. To meet these long-term goals significant transmission development and power grid infrastructure upgrades are critical. Federal and state backed policies, regulations, and funding are coming to support this massive, expensive, and complex clean energy transition.

Attend EUCI’s virtual conference, Transmission Planning & Expansion to get a national perspective on the latest policies, regulations, technologies, and investments. Gauge business opportunities and potential solutions to transmission and power grid infrastructure development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review Federal legislation, the Infrastructure Bill, and other sources of funding
  • Discuss regulatory reforms, FERC ANOPR, and cost allocation proposals
  • Identify regional/interregional transmission planning and best practices for local/state obstacles
  • Review the complexities of system impact studies and accelerating and streamlining interconnection queues
  • Discuss the business case for transmission buildout
  • Assess impacts of grid expansion on clean energy goals
  • Review climate change and strategies to improve grid reliability and resilience
  • Assess increasing capacity of existing infrastructure and grid-enhancing technologies for improved efficiency and energy management
  • Discuss offshore wind developments
  • Review digital infrastructure, connectivity, and cybersecurity
  • Identify how to incorporate ESG into transmission planning
  • Discuss lessons learned on transmission planning during the pandemic

    Agenda

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 : Central Time

    9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
    Log In and Welcome

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch Break

    9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Conference Timing

     

    9:15 – 9:30 a.m. :: Opening Remarks

    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Regulatory Reforms, FERC ANOPR, and Cost Allocation Proposals

    • New rulemaking governing transmission planning
    • Latest initiatives to spread costs and keep rates just and reasonable for consumers

    Laura Hatfield, Transmission Policy & Contracts, Puget Sound Energy

    Ed Tatum, Vice President – Transmission, American Municipal Power

    10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

    10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Regional/Interregional Transmission Planning and Best Practices for Local/State Obstacles

    • State jurisdiction and regional planning
    • Strategies for siting and working with local stakeholders

    Yachi Lin, Senior Manager of Transmission Planning, NYISO

    Robert Smith, Vice President, Transmission Planning and Development, TransCanyon

    Ed Tatum, Vice President – Transmission, American Municipal Power

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

    1:00 – 1:45 p.m. :: Nationwide Interconnection Queue Reforms

    • Interconnection reforms across ISOs & RTOs
    • Queue backlogs and developer perspectives for expedited system impact studies
    • Multi-value projects and long-term planning

    Sandeep Arora, Senior Vice President, REV Renewables

    Ravi Bantu, Director, Transmission & Interconnection Planning, SB Energy

    1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: The Business Case for Transmission Buildout

    • Connecting rural generation to major load centers
    • New projects to support the coming solar boom
    • Addressing increased demand for energy due to transportation and building electrification
    • Keeping up with disruptive technologies, digitization, and automation

    Robert Smith, Vice President, Transmission Planning and Development, TransCanyon

    2:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: Impacts of Grid Expansion on Clean Energy Goals

    • Competitive processes underway
    • Different state approaches
    • States RPS and evolving timelines

    Laura Hatfield, Transmission Policy & Contracts, Puget Sound Energy

    Robert Smith, Vice President, Transmission Planning and Development, TransCanyon

    3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

    3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Climate Change and Strategies to Improve Grid Reliability and Resilience

    Janice Ceperich, Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office                                  

    Zohrab Mawani, Co-Founder, President, oneGRID Corp

    Celia Mendive, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office

    4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Increasing Capacity of Existing Infrastructure and Grid-Enhancing Technologies for Improved Efficiency and Energy Management

    • How to get the most out of existing infrastructure
    • Finetuning line ratings to boost transmission efficiency
    • Integrating systems and procedures for up-to-date transmission line ratings
    • Strategies for submitting new FERC compliance plans
    • Advanced grid stabilization technologies

    Matt Neal, Vice President of Grid Stabilization, Siemens Energy

     

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In & Opening Remarks

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Conference Timing

     

    9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Transmission Planning for Offshore Wind

    • Technology alternatives – AC vs. DC
    • Benefits and drawbacks of an offshore grid
    • Regional approaches to on-shore upgrades

    Lawrence Willick, Senior Vice President, LS Power

    9:45 – 10:30 a.m. :: Digital Infrastructure, Connectivity, and Cybersecurity

    • Grid Cybersecurity Risks (Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Potential Impacts)
    • Federal Efforts to Support Grid Cybersecurity, and Areas for Improvement

    Kaelin Kuhn, Assistant Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, United States Government Accountability Office

    Dave Marroni, Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office

    10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: How to Incorporate ESG into Transmission Planning

    • Address and quantify the environmental effects of transmission development
    • Benefits of underground transmission

    Zohrab Mawani, Co-Founder, President, oneGRID Corp

    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Lessons Learned on Transmission Planning During the Pandemic

    • Health & safety planning for essential staff
    • Resource availability
    • Impacts on supply chain delays
    • Inflation & managing costs

    John Waterhouse, Director, Project Management, Ameren

    12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

    Speakers

    • Sandeep Arora, Senior Vice President, REV Renewables

    • Ravi Bantu, Director, Transmission & Interconnection Planning, SB Energy

    • Janice Ceperich, Senior Analyst, United States Government Accountability Office        

    • Laura Hatfield, Transmission Policy & Contracts, Puget Sound Energy

    • Kaelin Kuhn, Assistant Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, United States Government Accountability Office

    • Yachi Lin, Senior Manager of Transmission Planning, NYISO

    • Dave Marroni, Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office

    • Zohrab Mawani, Co-Founder, President, oneGRID Corp

    • Celia Mendive, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office

    • Matt Neal, Vice President of Grid Stabilization, Siemens Energy

    • Robert Smith, Vice President, Transmission Planning and Development, TransCanyon

    • Ed Tatum, Vice President – Transmission, American Municipal Power

    • John Waterhouse, Director, Project Management, Ameren

    • Lawrence Willick, Senior Vice President, LS Power

    Online Delivery

    We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
    • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
    • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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    • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
    • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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    Event Standard RateAttendees
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    Pack of 10 SeatsUS $ 8,365.00
    Pack of 20 SeatsUS $ 14,340.00
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    Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

    Conference CPE Credits: 11.0
    There is no prerequisite for this Conference.
    Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
    Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group-Live presented online due to COVID-19
    Advanced Preparation: None

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    Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

    Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

    Instructional Methods:

    Panel discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and Q&A sessions will be used in the program.

    Who Should Attend

    • Utilities, transmission owners and operators
    • Transmission developers, project managers and engineers
    • Renewable energy developers
    • EPCs and solutions providers
    • Power grid solutions providers
    • Environmental planners
    • Financiers and investors

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