AGENDA - Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
Coffee, Juice & Pastries Available
9:00 AM OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“A Look at MISO Strategic Initiatives”
John Bear, President & CEO, MISO
9:30 AM Session I - What to Do with the Queue?
The generation interconnect request queue is growing in both capacity and diversity of fuel types. What is the 10-year outlook for the queue? How do transmission interconnections and transmission constraints affect the queue? How are technologies being represented in the queue?
Moderator: Kham Vongkhamchanh, Sr. Manager, Transmission Policy & Regulatory Support, Entergy Services
Betsy Rosenblatt Beck, Director, Electricity Markets & Transmission Policy, AWEA
Vikram Godbole, Director, Resource Utilization, MISO
Gary Hutson, Vice President, Power Supply, Cooperative Energy
10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK
10:45 AM Session II - To Know Where You are Going You Need to Know Where You Have Been: A Look at MISO South Natural Gas Supply Past, Present and Future
What has happened with natural gas supply? Did the challenges and issues of the past get resolved or are they still there? And what about the future…will natural gas continue to be a major fuel source in MISO South? Or will delivery and availability issues arise?
Speaker: Todd Snitchler, Vice President - Market Development, American Petroleum Institute
11:00 AM Session III - The Strategic Direction of MISO, Its Initiatives and How They Impact Consumers
Where is the market design headed? What role will Market System Enhancement (MSE) play? What flexibility will exist for consumers? Why should consumers care?
Moderator: Jennifer Vosburg, President of Louisiana Generation & Sr. Vice President, NRG Energy
Richard Doying, Executive Vice President – Market Strategy & Development, MISO
Marcus Hawkins, Director, Organization of MISO States
Paul Jett, Vice President - Corporate Development, GridLiance
12:00 PM BUFFET LUNCHEON
1:00 PM Session IV - Resource Availability & Need (RAN) and MISO South Operations
This panel will be a discussion between the MISO IMM, MISO and large consumers. Panelists will address the challenges in aligning market capacity and energy needs as well as the increasing number of non-system peak emergency events. A discussion between the MISO IMM, MISO and large consumers.
Moderator: Ken Anderson, Former Texas PUC Commissioner
Jeff Bladen, Executive Director – Market Development, MISO
Jim Dauphinais, Managing Principal, Brubaker & Associates
Dr. David Patton, President, Potomac Economics and MISO IMM
2:00 PM Session V - Next Generation of Market Machines: Role of the Regulator & Market Participant
This panel will discuss flexible generation, battery storage, solar PV, small on-site generation and DER. Also addressed will be the question of whether this should be a state or federal or market driven set of solutions.
Moderator: David Dismukes, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies
Leslie Kerr, Deputy Director, Division of Policy Development, FERC
Sam Scupham, Vice President - Emerging Markets, Kiewit Energy Company
Ted Thomas, Chairman, Arkansas PSC & MISO OMS
Randy Young, Louisiana Energy User Group (LEUG) & Partner, Kean Miller
3:00 PM NETWORKING BREAK
3:30 PM Session VI - State of the Market
This panel will review key statistics and market conditions in 2018. Is the market performing as planned?
Speaker: Javier Martin, Vice President - Products, Power Costs Inc.
4:00 PM Session VII - CEO Roundtable
A thoughtful conversation by executives on MISO South current and future. A unique way to re-visit today’s conference topics.
Moderator: Rich Heidorn, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Publisher, RTO Insider
Devin Hartman, CEO, ELCON
Duane Highley, President & CEO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC)
Phillip May, President & CEO, Entergy Louisiana
5:00 - 7:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION