Law Seminars International: 3rd Annual Conference onTransmission in the Northeast

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, industry executives, governmental officials and customer representatives involved with electric generation and transmission issues and consideration of alternatives to new projects

Why You Should Attend

Ongoing challenges to the integration of economic renewable resources, the siting of transmission reliability projects and opening up access in the Northeast United States to resources in Eastern Canada, to name a few, have led states, system operators and industry executives in the Northeast to revisit questions related to transmission planning, the allocation of transmission costs among states and industry participants, and the priorities of state renewable energy policies. The New England states and New York continue to pursue individual and coordinated projects to access low-carbon resources, and transmission developers in the region are actively promoting specific projects responsive to the requests of the New England states. As the region's dependence on natural gas grows, so does the need to explore grid-connected and distributed alternatives, both of which create challenges and opportunities for the expansion of the transmission system in the Northeast.

This conference examines the issues surrounding transmission and distributed system technology and policy, along with the regulatory changes that are affecting expansion, coordination and planning efforts.

Our faculty will speak frankly about where the money is flowing, and why and how state policy makers may or may not intervene in efforts to bring in distant low/zero-carbon resources over high-voltage transmission, examining case studies from around the region and their implications. Their choices and decision-making processes provide practical tips and techniques for builders, operators and users of the electric transmission system.

We hope to see you there!


Program Co-Chairs: Paul G. Afonso, Esq., Brown Rudnick LLP and Paul J. Hibbard, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc.

What You Will Learn

  • Updates on transmission development in New England
  • Impact of the Clean Power Plan on transmission
  • FERC policy updates
  • Greater reliance on distributed resources vs. centralized low carbon generation with new transmission
  • Transmission planning processes and the integration of renewable resources
  • Keeping the lights on: Grid security and reliability compliance
  • New life for the coordinated procurement concept
  • Winners and losers: Challenging RFP decisions
  • Evolving state policy directions
  • New wires: What is working and what is not, around the country
  • Developer perspectives on the prospects for converting transmission construction plans into transmission construction realities

NECEC's VP of Policy & Government Affairs, Janet Gail Besser, will speak on Thursday.

Learn more!

Location: One Financial Center in Boston, MA -or- Anyplace you may be via webcast!

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