FERC is joining New England energy stakeholders for a day-long conference today to discuss the region’s historic winter energy challenges and potential challenges for future winters.  The Forum will help create a broader understanding of the region’s natural gas and electricity needs in order to better identify solutions for the future.

The New England Winter Gas-Electric Forum is taking place in South Burlington, VT, and is available via webcast. It will feature four panel discussions:

Panel 1: Historical Context of New England Winter Gas-Electric Challenges

  • Marc Brown, Vice President of State Affairs, Consumer Energy Alliance
  • Charles Crews, President & CEO, Northeast Gas Association
  • Charles Dickerson, President/CEO, Northeast Power Coordinating Council
  • Stephen George, Director, Operational Performance, Training and Integration, ISO New England
  • Tom Kaslow, Vice President, Market Policy, FirstLight Power
  • Rebecca L. Tepper, Chief of the Energy and Environment Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Kimberly Watson, President, Interstate Gas Pipelines, Kinder Morgan

Panel 2: Concerns for Winter 2022/23 and Future Winters

  • Carrie Hill Allen, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Constellation Energy
  • J Riley Allen, Commissioner, Vermont Public Utility Commission
  • David A. Cavanaugh, Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Market Affairs, Energy New England
  • Karen Iampen, Vice President, Origination, Repsol
  • Mike Knowland, Manager, Forecast and Scheduling, ISO New England
  • Richard M. Paglia, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Enbridge
  • John Rudiak, Senior Director of Energy Supply, AVANGRID, Inc. on behalf of New England Local Distribution Companies

Panel 3: Contributing Factors and Considerations/Decision Time Horizon

  • Melissa E. Birchard, Director for Clean Energy & Grid Reform, Acadia Center
  • James Daly, Vice President of Energy Supply, Eversource Energy
  • Liz Delaney, Sr Director of Wholesale Market Development, New Leaf Energy
  • Tom Dunn, President and CEO, Vermont Electric Power Company
  • Pallas LeeVanSchaick, Vice President, Potomac Economics, ISO-NE External Market Monitor
  • Marji Rosenbluth Philips, Sr. Vice President, Wholesale Market Power, LS Power
  • Patrick C. Woodcock, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Panel 4: Roundtable/Wrap Up on Winter Gas-Electric Challenges and Next Steps

  • Philip L. Bartlett II, Chair, Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
  • Katie Dykes, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Andrew MacBride, Director, FERC Regulatory Affairs – Gas, National Grid
  • Matthew Nelson, Chair, Department of Public Utilities
  • Jim Robb, President/CEO, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • June Tierney, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Public Service
  • Gordon van Welie, President and Chief Executive Officer, ISO New England

Members of the public will have an opportunity to submit comments in Docket No. AD22-9-000, and the Commission will issue a subsequent notice in that docket with additional information. For more information, and to view a recording of the webcast of today’s event, please visit the FERC webpage for today’s Forum. The recording of the webcast will be available starting Monday, Sept. 12.


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This page was last updated on September 08, 2022