SPP/MISO Interregional Planning

SPP/MISO Interregional Planning

July 20, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Overview

RTOs & ISOs must comply with FERC regulations and evolving state policies while balancing utility plans and end-user goals for decarbonization. SPP oversees the bulk electric grid in 17 centrally located states. MISO oversees electric power across 15 states midcontinent. While energy trading across RTO/ISO seams is not a new concept, the impacts of the 2021 winter storms on Texas and grid operator, ERCOT, has placed discussions around a more nationally connected grid up front and center. There is a lot to consider in interregional planning but in the end the main goal is to ensure reliable energy and cost-effective market operations.

EUCI’s virtual event, SPP/MISO Interregional Planning gathers FERC, SPP, MISO, Ameren, AEP, renewable developers, and other regional stakeholders to provide attendees with market intelligence. Learn about SPP and MISO plans to transition to renewable and distributed energy resources while maintaining reliability and competitive wholesale markets. Learn about business opportunities and rules of the road within these regional markets.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual event will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Hear regulatory updates from FERC
  • Plan for the future of the SPP/MISO transmission system & interregional opportunities
  • Develop strategies for balancing varying regulations, utility plans, and end-user net-zero goals
  • Assess the costs of transmission system resilience
  • Discuss the cost of interconnection & production cost modelling
  • Review the latest on state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and utility Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)
  • Get developer best practices and lessons learned on siting & permitting in the region
  • Review hybrid projects & impacts on the grid

Agenda

Tuesday July 20, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: Keynote Address: FERC Status & Update

Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, FERC

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Federal & Regional Energy Market Updates

  • FERC Order 2222
  • Evolving market regulations
    • Net-neutral/carbon neutral goals and timelines
    • Removing barriers to decarbonization
    • Storage initiatives
  • Transmission investment
  • Investing in resiliency and reliability

William Derasmo, Partner, Troutman Pepper

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: RTO Initiatives for Ensuring Grid Reliability

  • Balancing varying regulations, utility plans, and customer preferences towards reduced carbon output
  • Valuing transmission system resilience
  • Planning for the future of the transmission system
    • Current queue trends
    • Retirements
    • Resource Portfolio Change (e.g., solar, storage, wind)
    • Interregional opportunities

Casey Cathey, Director, System Planning, SPP

Jeremiah Doner, Director, Economic and Policy Planning, MISO

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. :: Utility Perspectives on Decarbonization & Interregional Planning

  • Barriers and opportunities to meeting regional decarbonization goals
    • Electrification and the market for additional base load
  • Evolving Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) & impacts on Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)
  • The cost of interconnection & production cost modelling
  • Investing in existing infrastructure & network upgrades
    • Effective system studies
    • Identifying congestion
    • Deployment of Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) technology & impacts
    • Energy Management Systems (EMS) solutions
  • Considerations for deferred maintenance and deferred upgrades
    • Impacts on power prices
  • Non-Wire Alternatives (NWA) investments
  • Analysis of DER penetration
    • Rooftop solar risk analysis
    • Energy storage use cases
    • Electric vehicle (EV) integration and load planning
  • Power trading opportunities at the SEAM

Jeff L. Dodd, Senior Director, Transmission Policy & Stakeholder Relations, Ameren

Jim Jacoby, Manager of RTO Policy-SPP, AEP

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Developer Perspectives on Siting & Permitting in the Region

  • Regulatory differences in SPP and MISO
    • Generation Interconnection Agreement (GIA) variances
  • Local land use, environmental, and community concerns
  • Strategies for stakeholder engagement in the region
  • Power pricing trends and forecast
  • Wind, winterization, resiliency and cost-benefit analysis
  • Repowering wind, new tech, and the economics
  • Drivers for the shift to solar, barriers to the solar boom
  • Best practices for implementing energy storage resources into existing systems

Mark Mauersberger, Development Director, Savion, LLC

David Mindham, Sr. Manager, Regulatory & Market Affairs, EDP Renewables

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Technology Showcase: Hybrid Projects and Impacts on the Grid

  • Leveraging hybrid projects for greater reliability
  • Overview of the solar + storage resource and how it contributes to grid resiliency
  • Lessons learned in CAISO: providing capacity ‘after the sun sets’
  • Evolving market rules

Matthew Lind, Director – Resource Planning and Market Assessments, 1898 & Co

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Sustainability Goals & Impacts on the Grid

  • Are C&I customers signing PPAs or building DERs?
    • Impacts on grid planning
  • The utility’s role in DER deployment
  • Removing barriers between utilities and DER providers
  • Electrification & green fleets
    • What is the role of energy retailers?
    • Cost benefit of transmission for EVs
  • Solutions for tracking distributed generation, EMS, AMI, and metering data management

Andy Zellers, President & General Counsel, Influent Energy

Speakers

Casey Cathey, Director, System Planning, SPP


Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, FERC


William Derasmo, Partner, Troutman Pepper


Jeff L. Dodd, Senior Director, Transmission Policy & Stakeholder Relations, Ameren


Jeremiah Doner, Director, Economic and Policy Planning, MISO


Jim Jacoby, Manager of RTO Policy-SPP, AEP



Matthew Lind, Director – Resource Planning and Market Assessments, 1898 & Co


Mark Mauersberger, Development Director, Savion, LLC


David Mindham, Sr. Manager, Regulatory & Market Affairs, EDP Renewables


Andy Zellers, President & General Counsel, Influent Energy

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.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • 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.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - SPP/MISO Interregional PlanningUS $ 795.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,180.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,565.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 9,540.00
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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before June 18, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods:

Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

SPP/MISO Market Stakeholders:

  • Federal & State Policymakers
  • Energy Market Regulators
  • Utilities (IOUs, Municipal Utilities, Cooperatives)
  • Transmission Developers
  • Renewable Developers (Utility-Scale & Distributed Energy Resource Providers)
  • Energy Management Solutions Providers
  • Engineers, Procurement & Construction Contractors (EPCs)

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