Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability

Final Program  (Using agenda content available as of June 25, 2016) 

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Sunday, July 24

Location: Broadway E                       
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

How to Heat a Home?

(Joint session with the Staff Subcommittees on Gas, Electric Reliability, and Energy Resources and the Environment.)

Today's new homes are built to meet more stringent building codes. And today we have new technologies for heating homes as well as new concerns about environmental and safety issues. This panel will explore how homes have changed and the best fuel and technology options for heating them. Panelists will explain what heating technologies are being installed in both single-family and multi-family residences and why, as well as the impact of the 2015 International Energy Code. Finally, speakers will discuss new technologies that are on the horizon for heating our homes in the future.

Moderator: Kim Jones, Chair, NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

Ron Edelstein, VP of Government Affairs, Gas Technology Institute

Mark Schuling, Consumer Advocate for the State of Iowa

Rafi Sohail, Director of Technical Sales, CenterPoint Energy

Robert Stoyko, VP Marketing and Customer Relations, UGI Utilities, Inc.

Jeremy Susac, Dir. of Government Affairs, Lennar Ventures

Barbara Tyran, Ex. Dir. Government & External Relations, EPRI

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2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Case Study: Integrated Forecasting of Weather, Customer Load, and Intermittent Generation Output

(Joint session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability.)

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has worked with IBM to develop software that combines highly localized weather and load information to better forecast both load and intermittent resources.

Moderator: Pat Poli, Chair, NARUC Staff Sub. on Electric Reliability

Speaker: Kerrick Johnson, VP of Strategy & Communication, VELCO

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3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

NERC's Short-Term Special Assessment: Operational Risk with increasing Gas-Electric Interdependencies

(Joint session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability.)

NERC recently completed a special assessment of reliability impacts due to increasing dependence of natural gas-fueled electric generation.  Four geographic areas were targeted for evaluated: ISO-NE; NYISO; ERCOT and WECC-CA/MX (Aliso Canyon region.)  Hear the findings and recommendations, as well as insights gleaned from the Aliso Canyon storage facility leak and the increasing risks to reliability from diminished diversity in fuel type and source.     

Moderator: Pat Poli, Chair, NARUC Staff Sub. on Electric Reliability

Speaker: John Moura, Director of Reliability Assessment & System Analysis, NERC

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

Discussion: The loss of the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility and the subsequent scramble to maintain reliability of the bulk electric system.  

(Joint session with the Staff Subcommittee on Electric Reliability.)

What to do when you unexpectedly lose more than 80 Bcf of natural gas capacity necessary to provide just-in-time fuel deliveries to 18 large electric power plants in the Los Angeles basin, just months before the summer heat wave begins?   The answer: Everything you can think of!  

Hear the details from Commissioner Catherine Sandoval.

Kim Jones, Chair, NARUC Staff Sub. on Electricity

Pat Poli, Chair, NARUC Staff Sub. on Electric Reliability

Hon. Catherine Sandoval, California

TBD, Southern California Edison