As electric markets in the West continue to evolve, there has been a corresponding evolution in the issues the region faces with respect to transmission. As new resources come on line, they trigger operational and cost allocation issues on the micro level. On a macro level, there are fundamental issues percolating that involve the best role for power marketing agencies (BPA and WAPA) in the region. In other parts of the country, the industry has seen expansion of ISO system and imbalance markets. This comprehensive conference will include updates on those developments and lessons for the Pacific Northwest from those experiences.
Van Ness Feldman's Malcolm McLellan will co-chair the event. Partners Doug Smith and Evan Reese will speak. Van Ness Feldman is a sponsor of this event.
Against this backdrop, the industry has continued planning efforts under FERC Order 1000, and the program will include an update on those activities and how they compare with efforts in other parts of the country. This, of course, has business implications for development of new, primarily intermittent, renewable generating resources and investment in new transmission facilities. Industry insiders will cover those impacts and new developments in competitive solicitation processes. It will also address the current market for ancillary services and new developments in electric infrastructure security.
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