8:00 – 8:45 amContinental Breakfast & Registration
Sponsored by American Electric Power
9:00 – 10:00 amWelcome and Keynote Discussion:
The Grid: Critical 21st Century Infrastructure We Can All Agree On

  • Nick Brown, President and CEO, Southwest Power Pool
  • James Hoecker, Senior Counsel, WIRES Group | Former Chairman, FERC
10:00 – 11:00 amSession I:
Utility of the Future: Is Transmission More Important Than Ever?

  • Securing Critical National Infrastructure
  • Bolstering Regional Reliability and Resiliency
  • Enabling Rapid and Cost-Effective Emissions Reductions

Moderator: Christopher Newkumet, Bureau Chief, S&P Global Platts

  • Jon Jipping, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, ITC Holdings
  • Wade Smith, Senior Vice President, Transmission Grid Development, AEP Transmission
  • Rudy Wynter, President, FERC Regulated Businesses, National Grid
11:00 – 11:30 amCoffee Break & Transmission Technology Exhibits
11:30 am – 12:30 pmSession II:
The Value Proposition: Private Investment for Public Benefits

  • Transmission as the Catalyst for Serious Jobs There and Elsewhere
  • Transmission + Markets + Diverse Resources + New Technology: The Sum is Greater
  • In Electric Markets, as in Washington, It’s All About Access

Moderator: Michael Copley, S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • Craig Glazer, Vice President, Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection
  • Brad Markell, Executive Director, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
  • Mike Skelly,  President, Clean Line Energy Partners
12:30 – 2:00 pmBuffet Lunch and Networking
Luncheon Keynote: Strange BedfellowsSpeaker:

  • Mary Anne Hitt, Executive Director, Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club
2:00 – 3:00 pmSession III:
Whose Backyard? Solving the Siting Puzzle

  • Balancing Multiple Values on Federal Lands
  • Better Mousetraps: Using Technology to Minimize Impacts
  • Dos and Don’ts: Lessons from Siting Successes and Failures

Moderator: Rod Kuckro, Reporter,  E&E News

  • Liese Dart, Senior Energy Advisor and Director of the President’s Office, The Wilderness Society
  • Rob Gramlich, Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, American Wind Energy Association
  • Gregory Levesque, Director, Environmental & Local Relations, American Transmission Company (ATC)
3:00 – 3:30 pmCoffee Break & Transmission Technology Exhibits
3:30 – 4:00 pmAfternoon Keynote:
The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations
New High-Voltage Tech and its Implications for the Electricity SectorSpeaker:

  • Kevin J. Cosgriff, President and CEO, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
4:00 – 5:00 pmLighting Round of Transmission Technology Innovations
Brief presentations by our Technology Exhibitors:

  • National Grid
  • Doble Engineering
  • CTC Global
  • Genscape
  • NewGrid
  • Lindsey Manufacturing
5:00 – 6:30 pmNetworking Reception (Gallery Room)
Sponsored by National Grid


8:00 – 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 amWelcome Back
9:15 – 10:45 amSession IV:
The Long Haul: Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable Power for Everyone

  • What Does DOE’s QER2 Suggest Should be Done to Ensure That the High-Voltage Grid Meets Our Future Needs?
  • What Could State Regulators Do to Facilitate the Future?
  • What Could FERC Do to Find Common Ground in a Diverse Jurisdictional Landscape?
  • What Could the New Administration and the Congress Do to Meet Electric Infrastructure Needs?

Moderator: Dan Delurey, Founder & President, Wedgemere Group

  • Carol Battershell, Acting Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Dept of Energy
  • Philip Moeller, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery, and Chief Customer Solutions Officer, Edison Electric Institute
  • John Moore, Director, Sustainable FERC Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
10:45 -11:15 amCoffee Break & Transmission Technology Exhibits
11:15 am – 12:00 pmClosing Remarks:

  • Dick Munson, Director, Midwest Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
12:00 – 1:00 pmBuffet Lunch and Facilitated Policy Discussion