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4th Annual Western Transmission Conference – August 9-10, 2010 (Portland, Oregon, USA)

4th Annual Western Transmission Conference


In the western United States and Canada the need for new electricity transmission continues to grow due to increasing load and the push to attach renewable energy sources to the grid.  There are major projects being planned, sited and built in every region of western North America.  However, the process continues to be cumbersome, time consuming and costly.  With so many stakeholders involved, including federal and state regulators, environmental organizations, renewable energy developers along with the organizations that are financing, planning and building transmission – how can the ends really meet?

This EUCI conference will discuss how current regional planning efforts, siting experiences and regulations are impacting western transmission expansion.  The conference will explore these issues in-depth with all the parties that must work together to ensure new transmission can be built to meet the challenge of providing enough reliable, green power for the west.

 What you will learn:

  • Analyze the factors shaping transmission expansion in the west while identifying solutions to overcome challenges posed by competing planning and priorities
  • Evaluate proposed changes to the transmission planning process in CAISO
  • Identify current activities at the regional level, how they will integrate with each other and the impact they will have west-wide
  • Examine lessons learned through successfully siting a high voltage transmission project
  • Discuss HVDC and its role in integrating renewable resources into the grid
  • Review the status of the Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program and how it will affect and shape the transmission system

 Testimonials from past attendees:

“The best one stop shop to get caught up on transmission development in the West.”
– Principal, Atlas Renewables

“Always a great deal of current and relevant information given in a short period of time. Thanks!”
– Director – Transmission Services, RMT Inc.

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