Daily Agenda - Tuesday, July 17

This agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, July 17

 

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

General Session

Tuesday, July 17
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Location: Princess Ballroom 
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  

Like the Deserts Miss the Rain: Understanding the Energy-Water Nexus in the Desert

Attendees will hear how cities, utilities, and companies are taking action—both individually and collaboratively—to reduce groundwater use and increase clean energy use. Participants will explain lessons learned and describe best practices for managing the energy-water nexus in a desert environment.  Attendees will understand opportunities for win-win utility-customer partnerships and collaboration while hearing more about water reuse, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. 

Moderator: Hon. Ed Finley, North Carolina

Panelists: 

Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water USA

Kris Mayes, Professor of Practice, Utility Law and Policy, Director, Utility of the Future Center and Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council, Arizona State University

City of Phoenix, Dept. of Water, Representative

 

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Location: Foyer

 

Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Palomino 8 - 10
10:45 a.m. -  11:45 a.m.

Joint Session with Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Strategies to Increase Renewable Energy Adoption among Tribal Communities

Renewable energy has low adoption rates among many tribal communities despite these communities having great renewable energy potential. This disparity stems, in part, from lack of understanding and responsiveness to cultural and societal challenges unique to these communities. This panel will explore the regulatory and policy hurdles for tribal renewable energy adoption and identify strategies to help Commissions and other stakeholders collaborate to increase renewable energy adoption among these communities.

Moderator:

Pilar M. Thomas, Counsel, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Former Acting Director, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Panelists:

Jana Ganion, Sustainability and Government Affairs Director, Blue Lake Rancheria, California

Walter Haase, General Manager, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Fort Defiance, Arizona

Paul Schwabe, Finance Analysis Team Lead, NREL

 

Committee on Electricity

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Palomino 4 & 5
10:45 a.m. -  11:45 a.m.

Joint Session with Committee on Gas

What Does the Future Hold for Gas-Electric Interdependencies and Where Does Resilience Fit In? 

The future of the electric and natural gas industries remains strongly intertwined according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which forecasts that natural gas will remain the primary energy source for electricity generation.  However, we live in changing times with States examining their energy policies; FERC considering natural gas supply and infrastructure issues, grid reliance, storage, DER and so much more; and PJM recently embarking upon an assessment of future fuel security. This expert roundtable will examine the active regulatory issues of 2018 especially as they relate to the interdependencies between natural gas supply and infrastructure and electric power generator operations. This panel will provide attendees with the information necessary to have informed discussions about natural gas infrastructure, grid resilience, the need for access to reliable sources of energy, and related natural gas and electric system issues.

Moderator:  

Hon. Angela O’Connor, Massachusetts

Panelists:

Hon. John Coleman, Pennsylvania

Denise Foster, Vice President - State & Member Services PJM

Robin Lunt, Attorney, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Todd A. Snitchler, Group Director, Market Development, American Petroleum Institute

Tami Wilson, Chief Financial & Risk Officer, IGS

Kathleen L. Barrón, Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs & Wholesale Market Policy, Exelon Corporation

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Electricity Committee Business Meeting 

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Joint Session with Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management and Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 1)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.

Moderators:  

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

Panelists: 

Carl Pechman, Director, National Regulatory Research Institute

Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)

Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Joint Session with Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal and Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 2)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.

Moderators:  

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

Panelists: 

Michelle Bloodworth, COO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Neal Cohen, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

Kristin Munsch, Deputy Director, Illinois Citizens Utility Board

Andy Ott, President and CEO, PJM Interconnection

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management

Location: Moor 3

Subcommittee meeting to discuss Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization Partnership white paper.  

Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Palomino 8-10
10:45 a.m. -  11:45 a.m.

Joint with the Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest 

Chasing the Sun and Wind: Strategies for Increasing Renewable Energy Adoption Among Tribal Communities

Renewable energy has low adoption rates among many tribal communities despite these communities having great renewable energy potential. This disparity stems, in part, from lack of understanding and responsiveness to cultural and societal challenges unique to these communities. This panel will explore the regulatory and policy hurdles for tribal renewable energy adoption and identify strategies to help Commissions and other stakeholders collaborate to increase renewable energy adoption among these communities.  

Moderator:

Pilar M. Thomas, Counsel, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Former Acting Director, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Panelists: 

Jana Ganion, Sustainability and Government Affairs Director, Blue Lake Rancheria, California

Walter Haase, General Manager, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Paul Schwabe, Finance Analysis Team Lead, NREL

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Strange Bedfellows: Energy Efficiency and Electrification

For decades, energy efficiency programs have been saving customers money while lowering utility system costs, reducing emissions, and doing so cost effectively.  Driven by these steady efficiency gains, electric and natural gas loads across the country have declined.   But transformative shifts are on the horizon.  Generation portfolios are becoming less carbon intensive and economy-wide electrification could lead to steady electric load growth, increased grid efficiency and flexibility, and further reductions in emissions.  This panel will explore the intersection of efficiency and electrification and how regulatory policies could adjust in light of these trends.

Moderator:

Hon. Nancy Lange, Minnesota

Panelists: 

Sheryl Carter, Power Sector Director, National Resource Defense Council

Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project

Emily Levin, Managing Consultant, Innovative Programs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Jugen Weiss, Principal, The Brattle Group

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Electric utilities and the cost of pursuing of new load: what makes these rate-recoverable expenses?

This panel addresses the regulatory questions raised when an electric utility incurs expenses actively pursuing new electric load. The example used will be electrification of the transportation sector. How are Commissions framing the decision-making when utilities seek recovery for costs associated with proactive load development? What data/information is reasonable to expect from utilities making such requests?  How do cost/benefit models apply to this request? While the panel’s analysis related to transportation electrification, at issue is the applicability of the principles and process to any load that can fill in off-peak, thus yielding system-wide benefits.

Panelists with present commissioner respondents with the component parts of a hypothetical application: methods to quantifying new load resulting from utility actions, and separate from naturally occurring load growth; quantification of the benefits and costs (direct, secondary and identifiable externalities) associated with the new load; and analyzing the new load through various cost/benefit methods.  The session is designed to stimulate discussion between commissioners (designated respondents and others) concerning the associated regulatory issues.

Moderator: Hon. Jeff Ackermann, Colorado

Panelists: 

Hon. Rachel Eubanks, Michigan

Hon. Thad LeVar, Utah

Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

Paul Allen, Senior Vice President, MJ Bradley

Eric Wood, Systems Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Microgrids: Policy Pathway for Progress

Laws, rules, and franchises sometimes interfere with microgrid operations that would otherwise be technically feasible, highly efficient, and cost-effective. This project reviews technological and business-plan options for microgrids, from easiest to implement in the current legal and regulatory climates to options typically blocked by current laws, policies, and rules. Case study examples: (a) explore the types of state laws and rules that facilitate or hinder microgrid development; and, (b) describe both already-open and readily achievable pathways for enabling microgrids for the benefit of the utility system and community economic development. 

Moderator: Hon. Lorraine Akiba, Hawaii

Panelists: 

Larisa Dobriansky, Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer, General MicroGrids

Ali Ipakchi, Executive Vice President Smart Grid and Green Power, OATI

Stuart Nachmias, VP Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Con Edison

Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher for Energy and Environment, National Regulatory Research Institute

 

Committee on Gas

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Palomino 4 &5 / Palomino 6&7

Closed Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Palmino 4&5

Joint Meeting with Electricity Committee

What Does the Future Hold for Gas-Electric Interdependencies and Where Does Resilience Fit In? 

The future of the electric and natural gas industries remains strongly intertwined according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which forecasts that natural gas will remain the primary energy source for electricity generation.  However, we live in changing times with States examining their energy policies; FERC considering natural gas supply and infrastructure issues, grid reliance, storage, DER and so much more; and PJM recently embarking upon an assessment of future fuel security.  This expert roundtable will examine the active regulatory issues of 2018 especially as they relate to the interdependencies between natural gas supply and infrastructure and electric power generator operations. This panel will provide attendees with the information necessary to have informed discussions about natural gas infrastructure, grid resilience, the need for access to reliable sources of energy, and related natural gas and electric system issues.

 

Moderator:  

Hon. Angela O’Connor, Massachusetts

Panelists:

Hon. John Coleman, Pennsylvania

Denise Foster, Vice President - State & Member Services PJM

Robin Lunt, Attorney, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Todd A. Snitchler, Group Director, Market Development, American Petroleum Institute

Tami Wilson, Chief Financial & Risk Officer, IGS

Kathleen L. Barrón, Senior Vice President, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Exelon Corporation

Amanda Frazier, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Vistra Energy

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Joint Meeting with the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety and the Staff Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety

(Closed Meeting)

Pipeline Safety Leadership Team:

Hon. Norman J. Saari, Michigan

Hon. Kara Brighton Fornstrom, Wyoming 

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Joint Meeting with the Innovation Task Force

The Future is Now  

A TED- like discussion with interactive opportunities.  The session  will allow for focused discussion on some cutting edge technology in the gas industry and the challenges and opportunities for stakeholders to consider.

Moderators:

Hon. Diane Solomon, New Jersey

Andreas Thanos, Chair Staff Subcommittee on Gas

 

Panelists:

Brigham McCown, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure

Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

John Roeser, Vice President, mPrest

Alan Ettlinger, Director, Research, Technology Development and Innovation, New York Power Authority

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Gas Committee Working Meeting

(Closed Meeting)

Committee on Telecommunications

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Palomino 1 & 2 
10:45 a.m. -  11:45 a.m.

“BAD BOYS, WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU – NABBING THE ROBOCALL SCAMMERS”

With an estimated 30 billion robocalls being made each year, unwanted calls are the number one consumer complaint to the FCC and to state public utility commission consumer assistance departments. Legal and illegal robocalls to both landline and cell phones are infuriatingly annoying, troublesome, and in some cases costly. While it might be tempting to put a vigilante bounty on “Rachel from card services”, such frustration does little to solve the problem. While the telecommunications industry and the FCC are working toward technical and legal solutions to reduce unwanted robocalls, there are “cops on the beat” today tracking down and bringing illegal robocallers to justice. With this panel we will hear from those on the frontlines of this battle.

Moderator:

Hon.Chris Nelson , South Dakota

Panelists: 

Jimmy Taylor, Investigator with the Mississippi Public Service Commission

Parul P. Desai, Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Consumers Division of the Enforcement Bureau in the FCC

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Panel VI:  Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) Transition

On May 29, 2018, the North American Portability Management LLC (NAPM LLC), which provides oversight of the nation's number portability system under the authority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced the completion of the transition from Neustar to iconectiv as the nation's new Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) in all seven United States service regions. Panelists will discuss the completion of the transition and the continuation of providing number identification and porting information and how that will define iconectiv’s relationship with NARUC members going forward.

As part of the transition, the FCC issued a Request for Information (RFI) requesting information regarding the availability and feasibility of attracting vendors that can provide services as the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and the Pooling Administrator (PA).  Panelists will address this process as well as how the future will look for States and numbering issues going forward.

Moderator:

Hon. Wendy Moser, Colorado

Panelists:

Philip Linse, Director, Public Policy, CenturyLink

Teresa Patton, Principal Technology Solutions Manager, AT&T

Kathy Timko, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Number Portability Services, iconectiv

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Business Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Next Generation 911

States are taking a variety of different paths toward oversight of the implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 networks, with different pros and cons to each method. In this panel, you will hear from state 9-1-1 administrators using very different approaches to reach the same desired result: statewide, reliable, and resilient NG9-1-1 service. You will also hear from the National 9-1-1 Program Administrator what the federal government is doing to facilitate nationwide NG9-1-1 deployment.

Moderator: 

Hon. Tim Schram, Nebraska

Panelists:

Barbara Jaeger, State 9-1-1 Administrator, State of Arizona

Budge Currier, 9-1-1 Branch Manager, California Office of Emergency Services

Laurie Flaherty, RN, MS,  Coordinator - National 911 Program, US Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Committee on Water

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Palomino 3
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  

Joint Sesssion with Task Force on Innovation

Utilitarian Big Data

Panel to discuss big data, sensorization, and water use/conservation in industrial processes or the provision of potable water and/or waste water treatment.  As we have witnessed, technology has undoubtedly revolutionized the utility industry.  A space in which integration of innovation traditionally expanded over decades is now quickly evolving and in order to keep pace with these innovations, regulators must understand the mechanics and value that technology can provide in modernizing the infrastructure of utilities across the board.  Devices like smart meters can generate an exponential amount data which can be utilized for troubleshooting and forecasting.  The advancement of sensors avails the opportunity to flag patterns and waste/loss faster.  Leveraging data through Internet of Things supports more precision in decision making, which ultimately leads to benefits for consumers.  Therefore, it is essential that stakeholders understand the technology, how it is integrated into cross-sections of the utility system, and the function and value of the data it generates.

Moderator:

Hon. Sadzi Oliva, Illinois

Panelists: 

Hon. Brien Sheahan, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission

Eduardo Balbis, Managing Director, Accenture

Krishna Kumar, CEO & Founder, AppOrchid Inc.

John Kuchmek, Senior Technologist, American Water

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Data Centers: Ground Zero for the Energy-Water Nexus  

Data centers account for about 2% of electricity use in the U.S., a number that continues to grow despite significant progress on energy efficiency. Data centers also require cooling water, and in 2014 total water use by data centers totaled 626 billion liters (including energy-related and cooling-related use). At the same time, the tech industry is leading on the corporate push for renewable energy. How are data centers—and the utilities and regulators who serve them—addressing the dual challenges of data center energy and water use? 

Moderator:

Hon. Kenneth C. Hill, Tennessee

Panelists: 

Katharine Bond, Senior Director of Public Policy and External Affairs, Dominion Energy

Jakob Carnemark, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Vice Chairman, Aligned Energy

Sarah Smith, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Incentivizing Partnerships in the Water Sector

For any number of reasons, many small and mid-sized water systems struggle to secure the investment needed for infrastructure renewal and regulatory compliance. Traditional enforcement tools are not always appropriate or impactful. However, encouraging struggling systems to partner with regional, state, or national groups that can help them come into compliance, rather than punish them through forced compliance, may have significant social benefits. This panel will evaluate the pros and cons of this approach and explore examples of partnerships that have helped struggling systems to improve. Discussants will also assess the practical challenges of operationalizing these partnerships, including the legal and financial liabilities of distressed systems, as well as the kinds of incentives that can help to seed successful partnerships.

Moderator:

Hon. Comer H. "Randy" Randall, South Carolina

Panelists: 

Jeffrey L. McIntyre, President, Pennsylvania American Water and Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Division, American Water 

Emily Simonson, Program Manager, US Water Alliance

Christopher Shaffner, Sector Vice President/Managing Director, CoBank

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Private Partnerships – A Means for Creative Solutions to Challenges Faced in the Water Sector?

The water and wastewater sector face many challenges including the need for infrastructure replacement, small utility viability, and water shortages.  However, new opportunities and solutions are becoming available through advancement of expertise and technology.  This panel will explore how public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be a means to bring challenges and solutions together in creative ways. 

Moderator:

Hon. Donald J. Polmann, Florida

Panelists: 

Andrew "Andy" Appleton, Senior Vice President and Director of OM Services, Buildings and Infrastructure, Americas, Jacobs

Mark Halleman, Senior Vice Pressident, Inframark

David Schneider, Vice President Business Development, Municipal and Commercial Business, Veolia North America

Raffael Stein, Division Director, U.S. EPA Wastewater Division

Task Force on Innovation

Tuesday, July 17
10:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Palomino 3 / Palomino 6&7

 2:45 p.m - 3:45 p.m.

Palomino 6 & 7

Joint with Committee on Gas

The Future is Now  

A TED- like discussion with interactive opportunities.  The session  will allow for focused discussion on some cutting edge technology in the gas industry and the challenges and opportunities for stakeholders to consider.

Moderators:

Hon. Diane Solomon, New Jersey

Andreas Thanos, Chair Staff Subcommittee on Gas

 

Panelists:

Brigham McCown, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure

Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

V.P.,  mPrest

Alan Ettlinger, Director, Research, Technology Development and Innovation, New York Power Authority

 

Commissioner Emeritus Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Princess Salon C

 

Commissioner Only Lunch and Business Meeting

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Princess Salon A & B

Featuring: Drue Pearce, Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety

Tuesday, July 17
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Palomino 6&7

Closed Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Joint Meeting with the Committee on Gas and the Staff Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety

(Closed Meeting)

Pipeline Safety Leadership Team:

Hon. Norman J. Saari, Michigan

Hon. Kara Brighton Fornstrom, Wyoming 

Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management

Tuesday, July 17
Location: Palomino 4 & 5

2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Joint Session with Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal and Committee on Electricity

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 1)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.  

Moderators:

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

This session will feature invited administration officials to summarize the policy proposal and highlight the issues that led to its development. 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 2)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.  

Moderators:

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

This session will feature representatives from the coal and nuclear industries, an ISO, and a consumer advocate to discuss the merits and faults of the policy proposal. 

Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues - Waste Disposal

Tuesday, July 17
Location: Palomino 4 & 5
2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Joint Session with Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management and Committee on Electricity

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 1)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.  

Moderators:

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

This session will feature invited administration officials to summarize the policy proposal and highlight the issues that led to its development. 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When the President Says You Can’t Retire: the Impacts of Section 202(c) on the Electricity Industry (Part 2)

A draft order from President Trump to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take measures to help coal and nuclear power plants at risk of shutting down has captured the attention of the nation. Under Section 202 (c) of the Federal Power Act, during certain emergency conditions the Secretary of Energy may require temporary generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electricity to best meet the emergency and serve the public interest. This joint panel will discuss the policies and procedures from a federal perspective and the reactions and positions from a variety of industry stakeholders including nuclear, clean coal, and consumer representatives.  

Moderators:

Hon. Anthony O'Donnell, Maryland

Hon. Jeremy Oden, Alabama

This session will feature representatives from the coal and nuclear industries, an ISO, and a consumer advocate to discuss the merits and faults of the policy proposal. 

Staff Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety

Tuesday, July 17
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Palomino 6&7

Closed Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Joint Meeting with the Committee on Gas and Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety

(Closed Meeting)

Pipeline Safety Leadership Team:

Hon. Norman J. Saari, Michigan

Hon. Kara Brighton Fornstrom, Wyoming 

 

Networking Break

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Location: Foyer

 

Networking Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Foyer