SESSION 1

TAMING THE WILD WEST:

HOW AN EXPANDED REGIONAL WHOLESALE MARKET

CAN MAKE THE WESTERN GRID CLEAN AND RESILIENT

Live on Wednesday, October 28, at 2p - 3:30p ET / 11a - 12:30p PT

Free for AEE Members / $129 for Non-Members*
*Government / Academic rates available (email webinars@aee.net for discount codes)

Western states are charting a course to rapidly transition the region’s electricity system and transportation sector to 100% clean energy through a combination of aggressive state energy and transportation policies and voluntary utility and large customer commitments. At the same time, extreme heat and wildfires are threatening the electric grid along with life and property. Can a more integrated regional transmission grid with competitive regional wholesale markets help states meet their clean energy targets and their resilience challenges? What role will states have in guiding an expanded regional grid toward these goals while maintaining a focus on achieving their clean energy targets?

Moderator:   Panelists:     
Nidhi Thakar  

Chris Hansen

Sarah Webster

Carl Linvill

Nidhi Thakar
Director of Strategy 
Portland General Electric

 

Chris Hansen
Colorado State Senator
District 31 at State of Colorado

Sarah Webster
Vice President, Investor Relations, Government Relations and Corporate Communications
Pattern Energy

Carl Linvill
Principal
Regulatory Assistance Project

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