Western Energy Markets

September 14-15, 2017 :: Denver, CO

Accredited for 5 CLE General Credits in Colorado  

Western Energy Markets Seminar :: September 14, 2017

Seminar Overview
Major changes are happening in the world of wholesale electricity markets in the western U.S. There is the growing Western Energy Imbalance Market along with potentially expanding CAISO and SPP footprints. Market participants now have multiple options to consider as the playing field and economics are changing.
 
This seminar will provide an overview of SPP, as the front runner for many large western utilities, and then compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks of different markets that many western power generators, transmission companies and market participants have to choose from as western wholesale power markets emerge and evolve.
 
This Seminar Is Useful For
  • Transmission Owners
  • Transmission System Operators
  • Generation Owner/Operators
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Utility administrative and support staff working in Energy Trading or Power Marketing
  • Energy Traders/Power Marketers
  • Energy Regulatory Professionals, Energy Finance Professionals and both Generation and Transmission Project Developers
Agenda
Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m. Registration
 
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Overview of Organized Markets - ISOs/RTOs
Allison Clements, Founder, goodgrid
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Southwest Power Pool: In Depth Overview of the SPP market to include market mechanisms, operations, organizational structure, governance and stakeholder processes
Paul Suskie, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy and General Counsel, SPP
 
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Group Luncheon
 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. SPP, CAISO and Western EIM: Explain, Evaluate, Compare and Contrast Governance, Stakeholder Processes and Market Mechanisms
Abby Briggerman, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart
Allison Clements, Founder, goodgrid
Jennifer Gardner, Staff Attorney, Western Resource Advocates
 
2:30 – 3:00 pm Mountain West Transmission Group Update
Joel Hendrickson, Transmission Policy, Analyst, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
 
3:00 – 4:00 pm The Transition from Bi-Lateral Markets: Market Logistics and the Impact of New Market Structures on Existing Bilateral Contracts
Abby Briggerman, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart
Allison Clements, Founder, goodgrid
Jennifer Gardner, Staff Attorney, Western Resource Advocates
 
4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking Happy Hour

 

Nodal Markets 101 :: Optional Half Day Workshop :: September 15, 2017

Workshop Overview
Across the western U.S., transmission and generation entities continue to explore, and even push, towards more and robust organized wholesale electricity markets. In this new market environment, traditional utilities, transmission developers, power producers, financial players and other potential market participants will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of market mechanisms, to include Congestion Revenue Rights.
 
Attendees to this workshop will:
  • analyze the purpose and components of, and the motivation for, nodal electricity markets
  • compare nodal markets in CAISO and SPP
  • explain how market participants interact with a nodal market as hedgers and speculators
  • describe how Congestion Revenue Rights/Financial Transmission Rights are calculated
Friday, September 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Nodal Market Overview and Introduction
 
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Unraveling Locational Marginal Price LMP Components
  • Understanding the Marginal Generator
  • Class Activity: Calculate LMP using a 3 bus constrained model
  • Class Activity: Linking LMP to a constraint’s shadow price and congestion
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Understanding Market Participants roles and ways to interact with the market
  • Why do CRRs exist?
  • How are CRRs acquired?
  • Class Activity: CRRs from a hedgers perspective
  • Class Activity: CRRs from a speculators perspective
12:00 p.m – 12:30 p.m. Comparing CRRs in CAISO, SPP and Other Markets

 

Program Location:  Denver, CO

 

These events will take place at The Kimpton Hotel Born at 1600 Wewatta Street Denver, CO 80202. Map and Directions

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or andrea@becomekinetic.com

Western Energy Markets Seminar + Nodal Markets Workshop $895

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Western Energy Markets Seminar Only $695

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Nodal Markets Workshop Only $295 

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if you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or andrea@becomekinetic.com.

Expert Instructors


Abby Briggerman, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart

 

Allison Clements, Founder, goodgrid 

 

Jennifer Gardner, Staff Attorney, Western Resource Advocates


Joel Hendrickson, Transmission Policy, Analyst, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

 

Paul Suskie, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy and General Counsel, Southwest Power Pool


Workshop Instructor
Rebecca Geraci, Product Manager - RiskSignals, Yes Energy

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