Transmission Expansion in the Midwest
December 4-5, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

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Overview

At this unique forum, you will hear top executives from the area’s RTOs, utilities, transmission developers, and state regulatory agencies discuss and debate the most critical issues surrounding transmission expansion in the Midwest 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. You will also hear key project managers reveal the inside details of the most important transmission projects in the region in several case study sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with the key players in the Midwest energy marke

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss an update of RTOs in the Midwest: MISO, PJM Interconnection, and Southwest Power Pool
  • Review AEP’s Wind Catcher Energy Connection program
  • Discuss interregional planning and seams issues
  • Address state regulators regarding current Midwest grid modernization efforts
  • Explain FERC Order 1000 and its current implications
  • Describe renewable integration projects throughout the region
  • Discuss Duke Energy’s TDISC case study
  • Review NERC/CIP compliance for transmission substations

Credits

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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

Instructional Methods

Case studies, Expert Q&A

Agenda

Monday, December 4, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:30 a.m. :: PANEL: Update on RTOs

This panel will provide an update regarding RTOs operating in the Midwest, including:

  • MISO
  • PJM Interconnection
  • SPP

Moderator:

Kent Herzog, Project Manager- Transmission and Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell

Panelists:

Ranjit Amgai, Senior Transmission Planning Engineer, MISO

Adam Solomon, Advisor- Planning Coordination and Strategy, MISO

Chuck Liebold, Manager- Interregional Planning, PJM Interconnection

John Olsen, Ex. Director- System Operations & Transmission Development, Westar Energy, Member of SPP’s Market and Operations Policy Committee


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: American Electric Power Case Study: Wind Catcher Energy Connection

American Electric Power’s $4.5 billion Wind Catcher includes the nation’s largest wind energy facility and a dedicated tie-line to efficiently deliver the wind energy to customers. The unique treatment of two projects – the wind farm and the transmission system – as one is a coordinated approach that will speed approval and completion times for future projects across the country.

Under the proposal, AEP will own a 2,000 MW wind farm currently under construction by Invenergy in the Oklahoma panhandle. It also will own a 765-kV 350-mile dedicated generation tie-line, stretching from the panhandle to the Tulsa area. The tie-line will allow PSO and SWEPCO to efficiently deliver the low-cost wind energy to their customers. The project is expected to provide more than $7 billion net savings to customers over the 25-year life of the project. If all regulatory approvals are received, the project will be completed in late 2020, with delivery of wind energy expected to begin at that time. This session will discuss the Wind Catcher Energy Connection.

Raja Sundararajan, Vice President- Regulatory Services, American Electric Power

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: PANEL: Interregional Coordination

This panel will discuss current considerations regarding RTO-to-RTO coordination, including:

  • Seams issues
  • Interregional planning
  • Right-of-way issues
  • Market-to-market payments
  • Market-to-market congestion

Moderator:

Kent Herzog, Project Manager- Transmission and Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell

Panelists:

Chuck Liebold, Manager- Interregional Planning, PJM Interconnection

John Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Betsy Beck, Director of Transmission Policy, American Wind Energy Association

Adam McKinnie, Chief Utility Economist, Missouri Public Service Commission

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Grid Modernization from a Regulatory Standpoint

This panel will discuss state efforts toward grid modernization from a regulatory standpoint, including:

  • State oversight: Similarities & differences in state oversight between for he states represented in the panel
    • How the regulatory framework in each state impacts that state’s grid modernization efforts
  • MISO’s competitive transmission project & potential implications/concerns for states
  • DERs and their implications from a regulatory standpoint
    • How will DERs impact transmission planning moving forward?
      • Resource visibility as the key to modeling grid planning
      • Incorporating DER information into transmission planning
    • State approaches to regulating aggregated DERs
  • Non-Transmission Alternatives: Opportunities and considerations

John Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Angela Rapp Weber, Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

Jason Chaplin, Public Utility Energy Coordinator, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Adam McKinnie, Chief Utility Economist, Missouri Public Service Commission

2:30– 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break


3:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: FERC Order 1000

This panel will cover important aspects of FERC Order 1000 as it relates to current transmission projects in the Midwest, including:

  • Regional planning
  • Status & current considerations
  • Lessons learned
  • Long-term view
  • Planning process at utility & ISO levels

Gerald Deaver, Manager- Regional Transmission Policy, Xcel Energy

Alan Myers, Director- Regional Planning, ITC Holdings Corp.

William Allen, Manager- Interregional & Long-Range Planning, Com Ed

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: PANEL: Renewable Energy Integration

On this panel, experts will discuss critical considerations regarding renewable energy integration, including:

  • Current projects
  • Challenges & opportunities
    • Expediting interconnections with utilities
    • Lowering interconnection investment in certain regions
  • Interconnection issues
  • Impact on transmission/congestion management
  • Energy storage
    • Maximizing energy storage value for energy, transmission regulation and reactive options

Moderator

Giovan Scialdone, Senior Manager of Sales, Vestas

Panelists:

Kip Fox, Director- Transmission Strategy and Grid Development, American Electric Power

Gerald Deaver, Manager- Regional Transmission Policy, Xcel Energy

David Harwood, Director- Renewable Energy, DTE Energy

Jason Chaplin, Public Utility Energy Coordinator, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Betsy Beck, Director of Transmission Policy, American Wind Energy Association

Dave Harwood, Director of Renewable Energy, DTE Energy

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: TDISC: Duke Energy Case Study

  • What does TDSIC Stand For?
  • Basis for the Opportunity to Improve Indiana System
  • Legislative direction and program requirements
  • Types of Assets Duke is replacing/improving
  • Execution Plans

Dan Chapoton, Engineer, Duke Energy


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: NERC/CIP Compliance for Transmission Substations

  • Defining CIP standards
  • Determining scope
  • Access management
  • Physical access controls
  • Physical security perimeter
  • Electronic access controls
  • Electronic security perimeter
  • Monitoring and control
  • Incident response
  • Physical security

Michael D. Melvin, Director- NERC Compliance Programs, Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

12:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Speakers

William Allen, Manager- Interregional & Long-Range Planning, Com Ed

Ranjit Amgai, Senior Transmission Planning Engineer, MISO

Betsy Beck, Director of Transmission Policy, American Wind Energy Association

Dan Chapoton, Engineer, Duke Energy

Gerald Deaver, Manager- Regional Transmission Policy, Xcel Energy

Kip Fox, Director- Transmission Strategy and Grid Development, American Electric Power

David Harwood, Director- Renewable Energy, DTE Energy

Kent Herzog, Project Manager- Transmission and Distribution Services, Burns & McDonnell

Chuck Liebold, Manager- Interregional Planning, PJM Interconnection

Adam McKinnie, Chief Utility Economist, Missouri Public Service Commission

Michael D. Melvin, Director- NERC Compliance Programs, Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

Alan Myers, Director- Regional Planning, ITC Holdings Corp.

John Olsen, Ex. Director- System Operations & Transmission Development, Westar Energy

Angela Rapp Weber, Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

John Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission

Giovan Scialdone, Senior Manager of Sales, Vestas

Adam Solomon, Advisor- Planning Coordination and Strategy, MISO

Raja Sundararajan, Vice President- Regulatory Services, American Electric Power

Location

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204

To reserve your room, please call 1-317-632-1234
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $159.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of December 3 – 4, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to November 3, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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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

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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 November 03, 2017 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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