Reforms to Improve Gas-Electric Coordination

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please join us for a one-hour webinar to discuss proposed industry reforms designed to increase coordination of the gas and electric markets.

Electric generators have increasingly relied on natural gas in recent years, largely due to low gas prices and mounting concerns over the environmental impact of coal-fired generation. These changes have prompted market participants in the natural gas and electric industries to focus on the challenges associated with the growing interdependence of those industries. In response, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conducted industry outreach and held multiple technical conferences on gas-electric coordination to address issues such as scheduling practices, market structures, information sharing, and reliability concerns. Earlier this year, FERC issued a set of three orders with proposals to improve the scheduling of natural gas pipeline capacity and its coordination with electricity markets.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Revisions to the operating and scheduling processes of interstate natural gas pipelines and electric utilities
  • Increased flexibility for gas shippers to respond to variable electricity demand
  • Alignment of Independent System Operator and Regional Transmission Organization scheduling practices with FERC’s proposed revisions
  • FERC’s oversight role and the next steps for developing final rules

Mark R. Haskell
Floyd L. Norton IV
Brett A. Snyder
Stephen M. Spina

CLE credit
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NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann K. Huntington at 202.739.5622 or mhuntington@morganlewis.com.