SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

Information Forecast, Inc.

March 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Senior Decision Makers Gather to Analyze & Debate Game Changing Developments at Infocast's 13th Annual Transmission Industry Event

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Join keynote speaker FERC Chairman Jon Weelinghoff and other senior transmission executives at the 13th annual "Transmission Summit," produced by Infocast, on March 22-25, 2011 in Washington, D.C., as they explore game changing developments and its impacts on the entire transmission industry.

At the Transmission Executive Forum, March 23, 2011, leading transmission executives will explore the likely impact of two new NOPRs launched by FERC, which help to assure that needed transmission facilities are built and renewables are integrated. Renewables such as wind and other variable energy resources already significantly impact transmission operations, reliability, planning, siting and investment today. How will these two NOPRs impact what transmission assets will be built and by whom? What new business opportunities and challenges will utilities, developers and equipment providers face? Join these senior executives at the Forum and explore investment opportunities and business strategies.

Senior executives and regulators at the Transmission Summit 2011, March 24-25, 2011, will discuss the conclusion of the DOE's Eastern and Western Interconnection studies, which determined that bringing renewable energy to the East will require much more investment in transmission. What resources are needed to fuel the transmission built out? How can the project time lines be accelerated? What financing strategies are available? What are the 'right' business models? Four case studies will provide real world examples of how transmission projects are moving forward, including practical lessons learned in siting, permitting, project and construction management.

For the first time, a one-day Advanced Transmission Technology Symposium, March 22, 2011, will focus on smart grid and energy storage technologies to support renewable energy integration, with experts presenting technical solutions to integrating variable energy resources.

For further information about the annual Transmission Summit, please visit www.infocastinc.com/trans11 or call Amy Tam at (818) 888-4445 ext. 13.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty-five years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in wind power, solar power, biofuels, biomass, geothermal, cellulosic ethanol, gas storage and midstream gas infrastructure. 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