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Grid 20/20: Focus on Gas/Electric Interoperability

Grid 20/20: Focus on Resiliency


The purpose of GRID 20/20 is to provide PJM members and policy makers with cutting edge ideas, visions, and technologies that will transform electricity in the 21st

Grid 20/20: Focus on Gas/Electric Interoperability


Key Topics:

Industry experts and regulatory officials will address key questions during remarks or as part of panel discussions. Among the questions they will explore are:

  • Why is gas-electric interoperability so important right now?
  • What are the challenges of building natural gas pipelines and what will future needs be?
  • What are the fundamental challenges in industry alignment right now?
  • What are the benefits to both industries of coordination?
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Terry Boston – President & CEO, PJM Interconnection, LLC
9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Gordon van Welie – President & CEO, ISONE Inc.
Topic: Importance of Gas/Electric Interoperability
10:00 a.m. Topic: Gas challenges and potential future of the pipelines
Moderator: Stan Brownell – Consultant, Monitoring Analytics, LLC

  • Todd Bessemer – Director & Principal, Market Reform
  • Todd Duffield – Manager of Gas Control & Pipeline Operations, Integrys Energy Group
  • Joseph Kienle – Director, Dominion Transmission Inc.
  • Richard Kruse – Vice President, Regulatory & FERC Chief Compliance Officer U.S. Transmission, Spectra Energy Corp.
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Topic: Electric industry changes, challenges and what's ahead
Moderator: Chantal Hendrzak – Executive Director, PJM Interconnection, LLC

  • Bob Hayes – Vice President, Natural Gas Trading, Calpine Corp.
  • Andy Ott – Executive Vice President, Markets, PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Gordon van Welie – President & CEO, ISONE, Inc.
  • Sara Wilmer – Executive Consultant, Levitan & Associates, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Guest Speaker – Philip D. Moeller – Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Topic: Possibilities and challenges in changing the gas industry supply chain and providing greater flexibility
2:00 p.m. Topic: Potential Solutions
Moderator: Philip D. Moeller – Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Michael Borgatti – Director of RTO Services, Gabel Associates
  • Commissioner Asim Haque – Vice Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • Mike Kormos – Vice President, Operations, PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • N. Jonathan Peress – Air Policy Director, Natural Gas, Environmental Defense Fund
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Terry Boston – President and CEO, PJM Interconnection, LLC