Gas Electric Coordination in the Northeast

Gas Electric Coordination in the Northeast
This webinar was recorded on Thursday, January 17, 2013:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

Throughout the U.S. electric and gas industries, the phenomenon of a very rapidly growing gas-fired generation fleet—both to supply load growth and to replace retiring coal plants and take advantage of shale-driven natural gas abundance—has brought to a head various gas capacity and business-practice interaction issues that have long been apparent. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regional roundtables in August, along with the Commission’s follow-up inquiries, are evidence of the level of concern, as are the host of studies being undertaken in various regional markets. A major center of concern in this regard is the Northeast, where ISO New England has been aggressively analyzing, planning, and responding to these gas-electric interaction issues for almost a decade.

Infocast is pleased to host an important interactive webinar and discussion among industry experts who have been at the center of these issues. Kevin Kirby of ISO New England, Don Santa, President of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and Rick Smead of Navigant Consulting will address the concerns of system planners, generators themselves, the interstate pipelines who supply them, and the producers who provide the natural gas in the first place. Kevin, Don, and Rick will share their viewpoints as to what it might take for the two industries to work seamlessly in using the nation’s natural gas abundance to expand the availability of clean, reliable electricity. Questions such as “What new pipeline capacity is needed and who pays for it, and how?” and “Once there is enough capacity, how are the needs of generators balanced with those of other gas customers?” will be explored in depth.

On the agenda are also remarks around experiences to date, the actions being taken over the next couple of years, and the processes underway to improve market signals that should encourage infrastructure investment (be it pipeline, oil, or storage). This will provide an understanding of alternative approaches to regulated infrastructure investment. Please join us for this very timely discussion.


Kevin Kirby, Vice President, Market Operations, ISO New England (ISO-NE)

Donald F. Santa, Jr., President and CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA)

Rick Smead, Director, Energy, Navigant Consulting, Inc.






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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
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A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
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You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $99.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $50.00

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By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $50 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

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