Part 2 of 4: Reshaping the Western Grid: Special Challenges in Planning the Western Grid


Beyond the difficulties of integrating a large organized market with several distinctive bilateral markets, Western planners must come to grips with land use issues characterized by deployment of new technologies and the strong Federal ownership interest, how to integrate renewable energy resources and ensure grid reliability across multiple energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets, and the immense impacts of a more diverse and geographically dispersed generation portfolio, new technologies. Looking ahead, this panel will find ways to ensure delivery of least cost, least emissions, and most reliable energy in the West.

Moderated by Jim Hoecker, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Counsel & Advisor to WIRES, Husch Blackwell LLP, listen in to hear from:

Arthur Haubenstock, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Western Electricity Coordinating Council

  • Lisa Schwartz, Senior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project

  • Steve Beuning, Director, Market Operations, Xcel Energy

  • Steve Shapiro, President, Resolution Matters, Inc.

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    Note: This webcast is part 2 of 4 in the "Reshaping the Western Grid" series. Click on the links below to view the recordings of the other sessions:

    Part 1 of 4: Compliance with FERC Order No. 1000 in the West

    Part 3 of 4: Build it Bigger: The Big Challenges of Big Western Transmission Project

    Part 4 of 4: Integrating Wind Power into the Western Grid

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    Jul 25, 2012