Events - Jennifer Chen
Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will be a panelist at the Wholesale Markets Virtual Summit. Join public power and other thought leaders at the American Public Power Association's Wholesale Markets Summit virtual meeting to learn from each other, share perspectives and discuss where reforms are needed to RTO/ISO-operated wholesale markets and governance. This event will include a series of lively speakers and panels, and ample time for discussion and dialogue among the participants.
Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy, will participate in “Can FERC’s Markets and State Clean Energy Policies Work Together?”, an Electricity Dialogue Webinar from the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Please note that this invitation-only webinar event is free of charge for all attendees.
The electric power sector is facing major operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional fossil-fuel fired electric power plants have taken extraordinary steps to maintain staff availability in the shadow of contagion. Still, in late March, the EPA suspended enforcement of much of its air and water discharge requirements for electric power facilities unable to comply due to COVID-19-related staffing concerns. At the same time, distributed energy saw over 15% of its workforce furloughed, and new installations slowed or stopped, due to stay-at-home orders.
Jennie Chen, Senior Counsel for Federal Energy Policy, will participate in "Grid Modernization: Infrastructure for the Future," an online panel that will focus on the changes needed to construct a modern electric grid. There are significant edge-of-grid challenges that require updated infrastructure to allow for wind and other renewable energy across North Carolina and beyond. How can electric distribution between rural to urban locations be addressed? Our existing grid does not allow for robust renewable capacity.
As the school year comes to a close, the Nicholas Institute is hosting a virtual social hour for Duke students. Join Institute professionals to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that is on your mind.
Increasing the capacity and performance of electric transmission is key to achieving state goals, from increased resilience to integrating renewables. On this webinar by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Center for Partnerships & Innovation, experts will discuss improvements in advanced transmission technologies and regulatory options for deploying these solutions.
Moderator: Chairman Sally Talberg, Michigan Public Service Commission
As states advance their climate policies with ambitious clean energy targets, wholesale market operators are grappling with questions about if and how electricity markets should evolve as a response. Several ISO/RTOs are looking to change their market rules to include carbon pricing, but there is a diversity in approaches.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit. The event convenes more than 1,000 students, business professionals, international speakers, policy members, and academics for two days of engagement to foster leadership, share new ideas, and bring growth opportunities to the Southeast’s clean tech economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Senior Counsel for Federal Energy Policy Jennifer Chen will attend the Corporate Energy Series Americas conference in Miami, Florida, on November 19-20. She will participate in the panel discussion "Navigating the U.S. Markets’ Complexities and the Role of Utilities." The panel aims to educate stakeholders and decision makers on the potential for electricity markets to enable large customers to procure clean energy.