More information at: eesi.org/061014transmission301

WIRES and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing about the key challenges and opportunities facing electric transmission infrastructure development.

Charles Berardesco
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corp.
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Harry Vidas
Vice President, ICF International Energy Advisory & Solutions
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Anne George
Vice President of External Affairs, ISO-New England; former Connecticut DPUC Commissioner
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Steven Burtch
Senior Vice President of Business Development, AltaLink
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Cary Kottler
General Counsel, Clean Line Energy Partners
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James Hoecker
Moderator; Husch Blackwell LLP, WIRES Counsel and former Chairman of FERC
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In light of Super Storm Sandy, the attack on the Metcalf Substation in California, and growing cyber threats to the grid, transmission owners, planners, and operators are devising new approaches to ensure high levels of reliability and grid security. Second, the magnitude of the current need to ensure efficient power markets and access to diverse energy resources makes development of robust transmission infrastructure a national priority. The shale gas revolution provides an additional reason to strategically plan the expansion and modernization of the grid while addressing pipeline constraints and access to renewable resources. Finally, these developments are being dealt with in a more competitive bulk power environment, including competition to own, build, and construct important new transmission facilities. New entities and joint ventures are emerging to augment the historical role of incumbent load-serving entities with respect to strengthening the grid regionally and inter-regionally.

This program followed our "Transmission 201" in March and was held in conjunction with the forthcoming briefing by EESI and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on June 18. WIRES is a national non-profit association of investor-, cooperatively-, and publicly-owned companies that promote investment in the high-voltage electric transmission system, to ensure reliable, reasonably priced electricity, access to diverse resources, and competitive markets (wiresgroup.com).

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