Special Transmission Webinar Series – Part 1: Planning
January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
About the Series: ESIG has just completed a broad stakeholder review of the transmission implications of moving towards very high levels of decarbonization and renewable energy at a national level. The issues associated with a large transmission network spanning the continent can be generally grouped into the areas of transmission planning, permitting and paying, covered in this extended 3-part webinar. The first webinar on planning will be presented by Rob Gramlich of Grid Strategies. Rob is a well-known figure nationally in this area, and will cover the drivers for a broad, geographical approach to planning. The topic of permitting will be presented by Bret Sumner, a practicing lawyer well versed in the practical aspects of project permitting on public and private lands. The third topic to be addressed, paying, or cost allocation, will be covered later in February.
Part 1: Planning
Featured Speaker: Rob Gramlich, Founder & President, Grid Strategies
Rob Gramlich is Founder and President of Grid Strategies LLC where he provides economic policy analysis for clients on electric transmission and power markets in pursuit of low-cost de-carbonization. He serves as Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Executive Director of the WATT Coalition, on the board of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Energy Systems Integration Group, and on the Advisory Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute’s Regulatory Training Institute. He is a former Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III and Senior Economist of PJM Interconnection LLC.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.
Webinar Abstract: Large scale transmission has been planned and built before in different US regions so there are known and tested models that work. The needs are staggering, with some estimates calling for a tripling the current delivery capacity of the existing grid. How can the next FERC, along with DOE, RTOs, and states, put in place new transmission planning policies to get this needed transmission built?