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2019 EBA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The 2019 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC on June 12-13, 2019. The Northeast Chapter is presenting a one day CLE program and will offer numerous networking opportunities, including a pre-conference hosted cocktail reception and scheduled breaks during the program for attendees to connect.

Transmission Solutions for Integrating Offshore Wind

Hear from those at the forefront of developing meaningful transmission for the influx of offshore wind in the Northeast, helping states realize their zero-carbon generation goals, while increasing reliability of the grid.

Moderator: Sean Atkins, Partner, Alston & Bird
Panelists:
Tim Brennan, Director of Northeast Regulatory Policy, National Grid
Michael Gergen, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Pauline Foley, Associate General Counsel, PJM
John Marczewski, Vice President of Utilities & Consulting, EN Engineering
Theodore Paradise, Senior Vice President Transmission Strategy and Counsel, Anbaric

Northeast Updates on Tackling Fuel Security

PJM and ISO New England are actively engaged in discussions with stakeholders around fuel security.  Each RTO/ISO has published fuel security analyses.  PJM concluded that while there is no imminent threat, fuel security is an important component of reliability and resilience – especially if multiple risks come to fruition.  PJM underscored the importance taking proactive measures to value fuel security attributes through competitive wholesale markets.  ISO New England’s study examined a range of possible winter seasonal and system conditions and, based on the study assumptions, identified risks to reliable operations arising from fuel constraints impacting electric power generators.  ISO New England is currently working with stakeholders to develop a long-term, market-based solution to energy security risks.  This panel will provide reaction and perspective on energy/fuel security issues in New England and PJM.

Moderator: Sebastian Lombardi, Partner, Day Pitney LLP
Panelists
Chantal Hendrzak, Exec. Dir. Of Applied Innovation and Market Evolution, PJM
Jeff Bentz, Director of Analysis, NESCOE
Pete Fuller, Principal, Autumn Lane Energy Consulting LLC
Matt White, Chief Economist, ISO New England 

Luncheon Keynote Speaker - The Honorable Richard Glick, FERC Commissioner

State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM, NYISO and ISO-NE

While the competitive wholesale power markets have been meeting the policy objective of reliable electric service, public policy objectives of state policymakers and regulators have been expanding and evolving.  Increasingly, state policymakers have sought to advance their individual environmental and/or jobs-related policy goals through actions outside of the competitive wholesale markets, including through out-of-market, state-supported clean energy procurements for certain generation.  Having been designed for reliability and least-cost dispatch, the competitive markets were not designed to achieve these evolving public policy objectives. 

Recognizing the significant tension that has arisen when state public policies and federally regulated competitive markets are not adequately aligned, each of the Eastern RTOs/ISOs have undertaken or are pursuing regional efforts to address these issues.  New England and PJM have developed different mechanisms in their capacity markets to accommodate state policy objectives related to the environment and jobs, while attempting to preserve competitive pricing in the markets.  Separately, NYISO is engaged in efforts to help achieve, rather than accommodate, state environmental policy goals through a proposed framework to price carbon into its energy market. 

This panel will discuss these different regional approaches and other important questions arising from the interaction of the competitive markets and new policy initiatives.

Moderator: Jennifer Murphy, Director of Energy Policy & Senior Counsel, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Panelists:
Glen Thomas, President, GT Power Group
Asim Haque, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and External Affairs, PJM Interconnection
Liz Delaney, Director, Energy Market Policy, Environmental Defense Fund
Jeff Plewes, Principal, Energy Practice, Charles River Associates

Natural Gas and Alternative Energy Panel: Future of Natural Gas and Alternative Energy in Northeast

With some NE utilities no longer hooking up new gas customers and challenges to new natural gas pipeline infrastructure building in the NE, what does the future look like for gas and renewables?  This panel will provide insights.  

Moderator: Andrea Jean Chambers, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Thomas Kiley, President and CEO, Northeast Gas Association
Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association
Sebrina M. Greene, Associate Counsel, Regulatory Services, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
David Gahl, Senior Director of State Affairs, Northeast, Solar Energy Industries Association