SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

Information Forecast, Inc.

August 23, 2011 07:33 ET

Infocast's 3rd Annual Transmission Summit West Returns

The New FERC Rule on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Will Change the Face of Transmission in the West

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Infocast brings its highly acclaimed 3rd Annual Transmission Summit West on September 19-21, 2011 to the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco, CA. This Summit takes place at the perfect time as the Final Rule on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation, passed unanimously by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has created a massive business opportunity for industry players to upgrade and expand existing transmission lines.

Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, may account for 60% of new generation capacity by 2019 and many of these resources will be far from population centers and the transmission grid system. Therefore, it is imperative for the transmission industry to expand and upgrade the existing grid. FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff states that, "strengthening and expanding the system... will require significant investment in transmission. The existing transmission system was not built to accommodate this shifting generation fleet."

Hence, the 3rd Annual Transmission Summit West takes place at the perfect time because it will provide major industry players -- including senior transmission industry owners, operators, generators, regulators, financiers and others -- with a unique forum to understand the new FERC and state regulations, how they may be implemented and their various strategic impacts. It will also provide attendees with the unique opportunity to hear six detailed case studies of innovative projects including The Western Interconnection Joint Initiative, Tres Amigas and LS Power.

This event, featuring a line of high-level speakers and cutting-edge technical presentations, will provide an exceptional forum to hear from front-line industry players including San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, California ISO, ColumbiaGrid, Southern California Edison and among many others.

For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor, please visit the event website at or contact Infocast events at 818-888-4444.

About Infocast
Infocast is an event production company with over 25 years of solid industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.

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