This summer the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source, makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. In 2013, Canada exported more than 60 TWh of electricity to the United States, the vast majority of which is hydropower. Linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections, Canadian hydropower exports have the potential to play an important role as states seek to reduce power sector emissions to comply with the Clean Power Plan.
Please join the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute for a panel discussion of Hydropower and 111(d). C2ES’s Kyle Aarons will discuss the latest C2ES policy brief, “Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan.” Additional speakers from Minnesota Power, Manitoba Hydro, MISO, and NRDC will discuss technical and policy issues related to expanding Canadian hydropower in the domestic electricity mix and how imports of Canadian hydropower can help states achieve their goals under the Clean Power Plan.
David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Center
Jeff Hopkins, VP for Policy and Analysis, C2ES
Kyle Aarons, Senior Fellow, C2ES
Brian Rybarik, Inter-regional Director, Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO)
David McMillan, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Power
Dave Cormie, Power Sales and Operations, Manitoba Hydro
Derek Murrow, Director, Federal Energy Policy, Energy, and Transportation Program, NRDC