Capitalizing on the Evolving Power Sector: Policies for a Modern and Reliable U.S. Electric Grid

KEYWORDS: ELECTRIC GRID INITIATIVE

WHEN: Thursday, February 7th 2013 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, washington, DC, 20005

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The U.S. electric power sector is undergoing a significant transition with implications for the cost, reliability, and environmental impact of the nation’s electricity supply. Most importantly, natural gas and renewable energy are projected to comprise an increasing share of the generation mix due to economic trends and state and federal policies.

Yet there are a number of challenges that, if unaddressed, have the potential to raise the costs of this transition and impede improvements to reliability or the affordable delivery of cleaner energy resources. At the same time, this ongoing shift provides an opportunity to evaluate policies and institutional structures that can encourage electric system reliability and the cost-effective deployment of new technologies and infrastructure.

BPC’s Electric Grid Initiative presented bipartisan recommendations on how to address the challenges and opportunities posed by the transition to a more modern and reliable electric grid.


Featuring

Rick Boucher
Head of Government Strategies Group, Sidley Austin LLP
Former Chairman, House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Initiative

Allison Clements
Director, Project for Sustainable FERC Energy Policy, NRDC
Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Initiative

Curt Hébert
Partner, Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
Former FERC Chairman, George W. Bush Administration
Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Initiative