This event will take place on May 6-7, 2014 at the Marriott Gaslamp in San Diego, California. The Transform West gathering enables participants to “connect with the people who connect electric power in North America.” The event features hand picked experts including:
Manager – Transmission Expansion Planning, WECC
Keegan Moyer is the Manager of Transmission Expansion Planning at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). He is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the WECC Transmission Expansion Planning Department and oversees Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee (TEPPC) stakeholder activities. The Transmission Expansion Planning department supports WECC in promoting and fostering a reliable and efficient bulk electric system in the Western Interconnection by identifying future transmission system needs under a variety of possible energy futures through a robust stakeholder process. Moyer earned both a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Management from the Colorado School of Mines.
Director – Energy Delivery Asset Management and Planning, Arizona Public Service Company
Bob Smith is presently the Director of the Energy Delivery Asset Management and Planning Department at Arizona Public Service Co. in Phoenix. Bob has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona. Bob has worked in the electric industry and for APS for 28 years in the areas of Transmission Planning, Construction and Maintenance, and Transmission and Balancing Authority Operations. Bob has represented APS in several regional planning forums, has been extensively involved in WECC activities including two years chairing the WECC Compliance Monitoring and Operating Practices Subcommittee, and is presently Chairman of the WestConnect Steering Committee.
Associate – Finance and Strategy, Clean Line Energy Partners
Clean Line develops long-haul transmission lines to connect the best renewable energy resources in North America to communities and cities that lack access to low-cost renewable power. Alex Landon works on financial analysis and strategic efforts for Clean Line. She conducts market research, performs wind integration analyses and builds financial models for all five of Clean Line’s transmission line projects. Alex graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in Sustainable Energy. She serves on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition.
Director of Business Development, AltaLink
Sean Naaykens is a Director, Business Development with AltaLink. AltaLink is a Calgary, Alberta-based transmission utility, with nearly 8,000 miles of high voltage transmission, 280 substations, and $4.2B in net assets (June 2013), serving 85% of the province’s population. Mr. Naaykens has 25 years experience in various roles, primarily with utilities and in environmental management services. He has B.Comm from the University of Manitoba, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and is certified Project Management Professional by PMI.
SVP – Development, Ecology and Environment
A senior vice president and certified planner, Ms. Karpowicz leads E & E’s energy services practice. She has directed health, safety, and environmental permitting projects for electric transmission, fiber optic cable, renewable energy, pipeline, and other energy projects worth billions of dollars for clients in the United States, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. For such projects, managing the schedule is usually the best way to control project risk. In the western U.S., she successfully spearheaded the streamlining of permitting processes for transmission projects while working with key regulatory agencies such as the California Public Utilities Commission and US Bureau of Land Management. She is a strong advocate for proactive consultation with key stakeholders to inform siting decisions early in the process, which she believes is the key to facilitating project success. Although she has led permitting efforts for a wide variety of projects, she considers transmission projects to be among the most challenging.
Agenda Highlights Include:
-WECC’s Transmission Outlook
-Transmission Expansion Planning in the Western Interconnection
-Integrating Renewable Energy
-Resource Adequacy in California and the West
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