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The 21st Annual Conference on

Electric Power in the Southwest

Changing federal and regional energy policies plus strategies for successfully navigating new challenges and opportunities

September 16 & 17, 2024

Santa Fe, NM

And via Interactive Online Broadcast

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

~ FERC update

~ Market Regionalization:




- WWGPI (Pathways Initiative)

~ Transmission infrastructure development

- Western Transmission Expansion Collation (WestTEC)

- Grid United Southline Transmission Project

- Utility sponsored transmission projects

~ Factors affecting Southwestern electric markets

- AI and new demand from data centers

- SWEEP efforts to promote beneficial electrification

- SPP's demand response accreditation policy changes

~ Distributed generation and interconnection in the Southwest

~ Behind the meter developments

~ Transportation decarbonization

- policy development and grant funding

- EV charging grid readiness analysis

- Programs to help expand charging infrastructure

- Advanced Metering Infrastructure to optimize EV charging

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Faculty Bios

Thorvald Nelson, Thorvald Nelson, Program Co-Chair, is a partner at Holland & Hart where his clients include large electric consumers and electric consumer coalitions, independent power producers, renewable energy developers, and independent transmission developers. Before practicing law, he served as an economist with the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel, where he served as a testifying expert on regulatory law and policy.

Lisa Tormoen Hickey, Lisa Tormoen Hickey, Program Co-Chair, is Senior Regulatory Counsel for Interwest Energy Alliance. She specializes in energy regulation and market analysis, promoting renewable energy across the Intermountain West. This includes representation of regional non-profit entities focusing on energy and natural resource conservation.

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