Advanced Energy Economy – Making Connections: How to Get Transmission Built for an Advanced Energy Economy
An advanced energy economy requires a modern and efficient electricity delivery network that can access the best sources of clean energy and support electrification of transportation, buildings, and industry. Expanding electric transmission infrastructure — the long-distance high-voltage lines that deliver electricity in bulk from generation resources to local distribution networks — is central to that vision. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Congress, and the Department of Energy have devoted new attention and new funding to transmission expansion. But getting transmission built requires engagement at the state and local level, too, where siting and permitting decisions are made and local impacts are felt.
In this webinar, hear from FERC Chairman Richard Glick about the agency’s vision for transmission development to handle a changing resource mix and new threats to the reliability and resilience of the grid. Our panel of experts from industry and the states will discuss the policies and technologies that can move transmission from drawing board to reality.
- Honorable Richard Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Sarah Webster, Pattern Energy
Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Market Development
- Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Enel North America
Head, U.S. State Public Policy
- Hilary Pearson, LineVision, Inc.
Senior Director, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
- Macky McCleary, Guidehouse
Director, Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure
- Jeff Dennis, Advanced Energy Economy (Moderator)
General Counsel and Managing Director