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Energy and Environmental Developments in the PJM Region - Agenda

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9:45 AM: Welcome and Workshop Preview
Tim Profeta, Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University & Doug Scott, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute

10:00 AM: Keynote Address
Robert F. Powelson, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Welcome and Workshop Preview & Keynote Address

10:45 AM: Recent Developments in PJM Regional Markets
Adam Keech, Executive Director, Market Operations, PJM Interconnection

Recent Developments in PJM Regional Markets

11:15 AM: States Panel: Developments in PJM States and Perspectives on RTO Proposals
State representatives describe the key developments and issues in environmental and energy policy in their states and reflect on proposals at the RTO level at PJM.

  • Moderator: Kate Konschnik, Director, Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • John R. Rosales, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission and Chair of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI)
  • Andrew Place, Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission
  • Willie Phillips, Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Service Commission
  • Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
  • Burcin Unel, Energy Policy Director, NYU Institute for Policy Integrity

States Panel: Developments in PJM States and Perspectives on RTO Proposals

12:45 PM: Lunch Break

1:15 PM: Industry Panel: Trends Among Utilities, Generators and New Market Entrants
Industry representatives will describe recent initiatives in the sector, including commitments to decarbonize generation over time and innovations in power products and services.

  • Moderator: Sarah Adair, Duke Energy
  • Scott Weaver, Director of Air Quality Services, American Electric Power
  • Kathleen Barrón, Senior Vice President, Competitive Market Policy, Exelon Corporation
  • Kim Scarborough, Environmental Policy Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Mark Laabs, Managing Director, Modern Energy

Industry Panel: Trends Among Utilities, Generators and New Market Entrants

2:45 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Expert Panel: At the Cutting Edge of Environmental Issues in the PJM Region
Panelists will explore various issues at the intersection of energy and environmental policy in the region, including the recently passed tax credit for carbon capture and storage, the expansion of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the region, electrification of transportation, and decarbonization generally.

  • Moderator: Doug Scott, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
  • Erin Burns, Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Program, Third Way
  • Michael Dowd, Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Kyle Danish, Partner, Van Ness Feldman
  • Michael Tubman, Manager, Electrify America

Expert Panel: At the Cutting Edge of Environmental Issues in the PJM Region

4:45 PM: Recap of Day’s Discussion

5:00 PM: Adjourn

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