Conferences and Speeches

Infocast’s 17th Annual Transmission Summit and Executive Forum

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 {ml-event-to} Friday, March 14, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Morgan Lewis is proud to sponsor Infocast’s 17th Annual Transmission Summit and Transmission Executive Forum.

This year’s summit will focus on the changing landscape for transmission development and investing in the future grid, and the forum will focus on transforming the transmission business model and exploring new investment and business strategies.

March 12–14, 2014

The Almas Temple Club
1315 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005

Energy partner Glen S. Bernstein will moderate the following panels:

OATT Reform Under FERC Order 784 — Implications for the Rollout of Energy Storage and Transmission
Wednesday, March 12 | 4:15–5:15 pm
FERC Order 784 calls for vertically integrated utilities across the United States to evaluate the use of energy storage in the grid and to incorporate its provision by independent parties in utility open access transmission tariffs. What roles and benefits might storage play in the grid, and who should pay for these storage projects?

Regulators’ Perspectives on Transmission Planning, Rate Recovery and Innovative Technologies
Thursday, March 13 | 10:30–11:15 am
This session will provide perspectives on the following:
• Regional planning and interstate siting of transmission
• Cost allocation and rate recovery
• Demand response, energy storage, and other advanced technologies

Energy partner Stephen M. Spina will present at the following panel:

Overcoming the Challenges of Interregional/Cross-Seams Projects
Thursday, March 13 | 1:30–2:30 pm
One of the avowed goals of FERC Order 1000 was to foster interregional planning and the development of cross-seam projects. As Order 1000 moves from application to implementation, how are independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and other regional planning areas handling interregional coordination and cost allocation?