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The 17th Annual Conference on

Electric Power in the Southwest

The impact of the wave of investment in clean power on resource development, state energy policy, and market operations

August 17 & 18, 2020

Santa Fe, NM

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

~ Federal update: FERC, DOE, and EPA

~ Tribes as energy suppliers in the Southwest

~ Implementation of New Mexico's Energy Transition Act (ETA)

~ State policy transitions to clean energy in other Southwestern states

~ Energy storage and the interplay with electrification of transportation

~ Wind and solar for producing hydrogen from electrolysis

~ Closed loop hydrogen for clean energy production

~ Carbon sequestration viability

~ Wholesale market Changes

~ The need for new transmission

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Faculty Bios

Steve Michel, Steve Michel, Program Co-Chair, is Deputy Director of the Clean Energy Program for Western Resource Advocates. His work is primarily focused on advancing clean energy resources, such as renewables and energy efficiency, moving the power sector away from environmentally harmful fossil-fueled resources, and developing regulatory mechanisms for electric utilities to address climate change.

Thorvald Nelson, Thorvald Nelson, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Holland & Hart. A former economist and testifying expert, he represents a broad spectrum of utility consumers and utilities in regulatory matters at the local, state, and federal level.

Marc L. Spitzer, Marc L. Spitzer, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson. A former FERC and Arizona CC commissioner, he counsels and represents utilities and energy companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), at state utility commissions, Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures.

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