Policy-Makers and Leading Executives Discuss the Transition to Gas-Fired Generation and Other Major Transmission Planning and Investment Trends
- Gas-Electric Coordination: Grid Reliability, Planning and Operational Impacts
- FERC Order 1000 Compliance Filing Updates: Planning, Cost Allocation, ROFR Impacts
- The Coming Wave of Grid Modernization: Opportunities for Investment in Energy Storage, Demand Response and the Control Room of the Future
- Cybersecurity Threats: Drivers on System Hardening, Detection and Regulatory Compliance
- Status and Outlook for Upcoming Rulemakings
The 16th Annual Transmission Summit is the industry’s premier networking event. Each year, the Summit brings policy-makers together with senior executives to discuss how to seize today’s business opportunities and prepare for future paradigm shifts facing the transmission industry.
>>Transmission Executive Forum: Moving to Gas-fired Generation – Impacts on Transmission Planning and Investment, February 25, 2013
The increased use of natural gas-fired generation is driving billions of dollars in transmission investment decisions, while planners struggle to assess the impacts on grid reliability and operations. The Executive Forum is the ideal place to discuss the demands of gas-electric coordination, and explore new business opportunities and investment strategies.
>>Transmission Summit 2013: Investing in the Future Grid, February 26-27, 2013
Transmission is at a unique point of flexion. Investment in line-miles may soon be overtaken by the need to replace aging infrastructure. In addition, modernization of the grid and control rooms to handle increased use of distributed and intermittent energy, demand response and grid-connected energy storage is needed. The FERC Order 1000 compliance filings have the potential to reshape the transmission development landscape, while the demands of regional projects are driving the growth of joint ventures and independent transcos.
The low cost of capital in financial markets offers the potential for a true paradigm shift—it may be cheaper for utilities to project finance transmission than to seek rate recovery. Attend this year’s Premier Event to make sense of the most uncertain transmission environment.