Midwest Transmission Summit

Midwest Transmission Summit

December 7, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“The conference provided a good mix of topics presented by personable subject matter experts.” Group Leader – Transmission Planning, LG&E and KU

“I appreciate EUCI’s opportunity to bring decision makers together in an intimate setting to get to know each other on a 1st name basis.” Site Manager, Newpark

“This conference had topics that were relevant to me which added value to attending.” Manager, Tx Project Management, FirstEnergy

Record-breaking climate threats continue to put our aging infrastructure to the test in the Midwest. Grid modernization is imperative and innovative solutions are needed. Register now for this virtual conference for a unique opportunity to hear from leading utilities, RTOs, renewable developers, regulatory directors and solutions providers on strategies for a more reliable and resilient transmission system in the Midwest.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Gauge project development opportunities in the Midwest, including transmission expansion, network upgrades, and renewables integration
  • Receive RTO updates on market activities, programs and initiatives for reliability and resiliency for Midwestern climate
  • Evaluate emerging technologies on the grid such as DERs and other non-wire alternatives for grid stabilization and optimization
  • Review interregional planning efforts and opportunities at the seams
  • Assess the C&I market, ESG goals, and how customer demands and voluntary efforts toward decarbonization will impact the grid at large
  • Review various types of bidding, contracting, and the nuances of utility/EPC partnerships
  • NEW THIS YEAR, get best practices and lessons learned on remote project management

      Agenda

      Tuesday, December 7, 2021 : Central Time

      8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
      Log In and Welcome

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
      Lunch Break

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

       

      Each session will conclude with Q&A with the audience.

      9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Outlook on Transmission Development in the Midwest

      Krista Tanner, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, ITC Holdings Corp.

      9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: RTO Updates

      This session will provide the latest information on market activities, programs, and initiatives in the SPP, MISO, and PJM footprint, including:

      • Solutions for added capacity
      • Reducing congestion
      • Increased opportunities for renewables (wind, solar, storage)
      • Reliability and resiliency planning

      Casey Cathey, Director, System Planning, SPP

      Jason Connell, Director – Interconnection Planning, PJM

      Andrew Witmeier, Director of Resource Utilization, MISO

      10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Case Study: Transmission Contracting and Project Management

      This case study will cover some of the various types of bidding, contracting, and the nuances of utility/EPC partnerships. What are the different considerations to make when selecting a company to partner with when beginning a new transmission project including the engineering and construction phases? New this year, best practices and lessons learned on remote project management.

      John Waterhouse, Director, Project Management, Ameren

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

      1:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Transmission Expansion for Renewable Integration in the Midwest

      This panel will cover regulatory and market drivers for network upgrades and transmission expansion, including:

      • Grid enhancing technologies/next generation transmission – innovation and increasing use of what we already have
      • Plans for aging infrastructure
      • Perspectives on free rider issue
      • Timelines for various activities
      • Cost for projects
      • Deterministic vs probabilistic planning practices
      • Opportunities at the seams
      • Communication/System Protection – Fiber, DTT, OPGW
      • Hurdles and possible solutions to interconnection

      Brian C. Drumm, Director, Regional Policy and RTO Engagement, ITC Holdings Corp.

      Jason Minalga, Vice President, Grid Integration, Pine Gate Renewables

      Devin Moeller, Senior Renewable Energy Manager, Black Hills Energy

      2:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

      2:30 – 3:45 p.m. :: Emerging Technologies

      This session will provide an overview of the latest innovations and use cases that are transforming the grid, including:

      • New regulations that incentivize the deployment of innovative technologies
      • Energy storage as a transmission asset
      • Other transmission solutions for grid stabilization and power flow optimization
      • DERMS
      • Digitization and automation

      Joe Fox, Director, Transmission and Distribution, Siemens

      Robert McKee, Strategic Projects Director, American Transmission Company

      Andy Zellers, President & General Counsel, Influent Energy

       

      3:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: The Voluntary Market & Factoring-In DERs to the Greater Transmission System

      In addition to federal and state goals, the Midwest is home to many commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity customers, many of which have lofty decarbonization goals themselves. This panel will discuss:

      • Regulations that enable the procurement of renewables in the C&I market
      • Impacts of C&I end-users who establish their own ESG goals and voluntary requests for clean energy from native tribes and residential end-users
      • Community solar and BTM impacts on the greater transmission system
      • Planning for electric vehicle adoption
      • Data-driven digital utilities
      • Distribution automation
      • Utility transformation commitments and progress

      Devin Moeller, Senior Renewable Energy Manager, Black Hills Energy

      Eric Pasi, Chief Development Officer, IPS Solar

      Andy Zellers, President & General Counsel, Influent Energy

      5:00 p.m. :: Summit Adjourns

      Speakers

      • Casey Cathey, Director, System Planning, SPP

      • Jason Connell, Director – Interconnection Planning, PJM

      • Brian C. Drumm, Director, Regional Policy and RTO Engagement, ITC Holdings Corp.

      • Joe Fox, Director, Transmission and Distribution, Siemens

      • Robert McKee, Strategic Projects Director, American Transmission Company

      • Jason Minalga, Vice President, Grid Integration, Pine Gate Renewables

      • Devin Moeller, Senior Renewable Energy Manager, Black Hills Energy

      • Eric Pasi, Chief Development Officer, IPS Solar

      • Krista Tanner, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, ITC Holdings Corp.

      • John Waterhouse, Director, Project Management, Ameren

      • Andrew Witmeier, Director of Resource Utilization, MISO

      • 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 - Midwest Transmission SummitUS $ 795.00
      Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 3,180.00
      Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 5,065.00
      Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 9,540.00
      Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
      * all other discounts do not apply to license packs

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      Cancellation Policy

      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 05, 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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      EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event.

      Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

      Instructional Methods

      Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations 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
      • Environmental planners
      • State public utility commission advisors and staff
      • Financiers and investors

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