Improving grid operations could enable thousands of new renewable energy projects across the country - the technologies exist today and are ready for deployment.
Join Representative Kathy Castor, Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and a panel of experts on transmission planning and operations to explore how Grid-Enhancing Technologies (GETs) can unlock new clean energy potential.
This event marks the release of Unlocking the Queue, an in-depth report by The Brattle Group studying the impacts of GETs to accelerate renewable development, focusing on Kansas and Oklahoma as a case study. The report quantifies the benefits of GETs on new renewable energy development, local jobs, cost savings, and carbon emissions. Unlocking the Queue uses a sophisticated model for the regional case-study and uses the findings to estimate national impact.
The event and the report are sponsored by the WATT Coalition.
Keynote Speaker: Representative Kathy Castor, Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Presentation of Report Findings: Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies
Rudolph Wynter, President & COO, Wholesale Networks and US Capital Delivery
Al Tamimi, Vice President, Transmission Planning & Policy, Sunflower Electric Power
Rodica Donaldson, Senior Director, Transmission Strategy, EDF Renewables North America
Nora Mead Brownell, EPSY Energy Solutions and former FERC Commissioner
Moderator: Jenny Erwin, Chair, WATT Coalition and Director, Strategic Marketing, Smart Wires
About Unlocking the Queue: The study was conducted by The Brattle Group, with input from the WATT Coalition and funding from GridLab, EDF Renewables North America, NextEra Energy Resources, and Duke Energy Renewables.