Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019 • Renaissance Washington Hotel • Washington, D.C.

Winter Policy Summit logo

February 10-13, 2019
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, D.C.


NRRI Board Breakfast Meeting

Closed Meeting

7:00-9:00 a.m. • Meeting Room 2

Winter Wake-Up Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m. • Foyer

Winter Wake-up Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal bar, seasonal sliced fruit, breakfast breads, orange juice, cranberry juice, coffee, decaf and tea.

Registration Open

9:00-11:45 a.m. • Foyer

General Session

9:00-11:45 a.m. • Ballroom Central

9:00 a.m.

The Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Senator, Alaska

    9:30 a.m.

    Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies:

    Sectors Intertwined Part 2

    Spurred by rapid digitalization and the extensive adoption of new technologies, our nation’s critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly interdependent. Electric utilities depend on water, gas, and telecommunications, and vice versa. A threat to one is a threat to all. Yet consumers’ expectations for uninterrupted service remains high. This session continues the dialogue we had last November in Orlando. Experts will dig deeper into the risks that interdependencies pose to resilient operations. They will also examine efforts underway to identify and implement collaborative solutions across critical infrastructure sectors. The role of regulation in utilities’ pursuit of innovative, cost-effective risk mitigation strategies will be highlighted.

    Facilitator: Hon. Gladys Brown, Pennsylvania


    • Colleen M. Arnold, Vice President/Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Aqua America, Inc.
    • Scott Carter, President, Spire Energy
    • Kathryn Condello, Senior Director, National Security / Emergency Preparedness, CenturyLink
    • Joy Ditto,  President & CEO, Utilities Technology Council
    • Suzanne Lemieux, Manager, Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
    • Paul Stockton, Managing Director, Sonecon, LLC

    10:45 a.m.

    Remarks by FERC Chair, The Hon. Neil Chatterjee 

    11:15 a.m.

    Remarks by DOE Under Secretary of Energy, The Hon. Mark Menezes 

    Networking Break

    10:15-10:30 a.m. • Foyer

    Board of Directors Meeting

    11:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. • Congressional Ballroom

    MegaModel: Regulatory and Business Models Workshop

    1:00-4:00 p.m. • Renaissance Ballroom