TransForum West Draws Energy Transmission Industry’s Top Executives for Critical Dialogue
AURORA, Colo., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to electric power transmission, many still consider the West untamed territory. TransmissionHub’s TransForum West will bring together transmission professionals from the 13 western states and provinces to network, strategize and discuss the numerous geographic, policy, technology, planning and financial issues facing the region.
“In terms of transmission interconnectivity, the West is not as controlled as the Eastern Interconnection,” says Randy Rischard, vice president, data & analysis at Energy Central. “Aside from California and Alberta, the West is not quite as organized into RTOs or ISOs. The successful implementation of regional planning carries numerous challenges in transmission management, renewable connectivity, rural access and cost allocations.”
The conference is held in San Diego, July 24-26, 2012, and sessions include hot topics like Connecting Renewables to the Western Grid, Transmission Cost Allocations on BPA’s System, and Building Transmission in Rural Western States. The “Big 6″ panel session will take an in-depth look at the six largest projects in the West, and case study will provide practical lessons learned at one of the region’s largest transmission projects.
TransmissionHub’s TransForum Texas was held last month in San Antonio, and TransForum East will take place during December 2012 in Washington, D.C. TransForum West registration is now open, and Early Bird discounts are available through June 15, 2012. For more information, visit http://transmissionhub.com/transforum/west/ or call 303-228-4764.
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SOURCE Energy Central