SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

January 17, 2008 18:48 ET

Leading Transmission Executives Gather to Discuss New Strategies for Planning, Siting, and Financing the Smart Grid of the Future

The 10th Annual Edition of the Transmission Industry's Premier Business Meeting

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - Senior transmission executives will meet and address the strategic, regulatory, investment and technology issues facing their industry at the annual "Transmission Summit," produced by Infocast, on March 5-7, 2008 in Washington, DC.

The Transmission Summit will explore innovative approaches for planning, siting, financing and introducing new technologies into transmission development. In two distinct events, The Transmission Executive Forum and the Transmission Summit, this meeting will bring clarity to some of the regulatory, financial, operational and technical uncertainties facing transmission owners and operators.

A series of power industry trends are driving fundamental changes in how demand for transmission services will be met and how value will be created in transmission business. At the Transmission Executive Forum, March 5, 2008, transmission executives and financiers will explore how renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives around the country will impact utilities grid expansion strategies, and how Wall Street investment are opening new opportunities for transmission owners to enhance the value of their holdings.

At the Transmission Summit, March 6-7, 2008, key leaders will provide a detailed examination of critical new developments facing the industry, including:

     How FERC incentive pricing program will spur new transmission

     How regional reliability planning requirement in Order No. 898
     is being met

     How new cost allocation and transmission pricing methods will
     help to break the regional transmission development logjam?

     How state and local initiatives for siting and permitting will
     aid in transmission development

     How the introduction of capacity and nodal markets will affect
     transmission development and operation

For further information about the annual Transmission Summit, please visit or call Amy Tam at (818) 888-4445 ext. 13.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in wind power, solar power, ethanol and biodiesel. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amy Tam
    (818) 888-4445 ext. 13