The agenda will be updated periodically with speaker and session details, please check back regularly.
|7:30 AM - 9:00 AM|
Registration & networking breakfast
|9:00 AM - 9:10 AM|
Opening & welcome
The California ISO Board of Governors Chair Ashutosh Bhagwat and the Western Energy Imbalance Market Governing Body Chair Robert Kondziolka welcome you to the 2022 ISO Stakeholder Symposium.
|9:10 AM - 9:30 AM|
Opening remarks by Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm followed by a welcome address by Elliot Mainzer.
|9:30 AM - 10:30 AM|
SESSION 1 - CEO Roundtable: A reconvening of leadership across the Western states
We are one year in from the launch of the EDAM initiative. Where are we now? What are the challenges and obstacles to overcome? What are the success factors? And what are the next steps?
Martin Adams, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM|
|11:00 AM - 11:10 AM|
A conversation on joint authority & governance
ISO Board Governor Angelina Galiteva and Governing Body Member John Prescott will discuss the joint authority & governance model and the progress towards developing a revised governance structure to support the Extended Day Ahead Market.
|11:10 AM - 12:00 PM|
SESSION 2 - Western states collaboration from a policymaker’s point of view
State leaders will share their views on the market design, governance and the level of regulatory collaboration needed across the West to successfully unlock benefits and maximize cost savings for electricity customers in the Western Interconnection.
Darcie Houck, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
|12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM|
SESSION 3 - Solutions to the transmission impasse and untangling the wires
The amount of electricity projected to be needed two decades from now is almost three times what the grid has today and will include renewable energy from utility scale solar, storage, geothermal, offshore wind plants and other sustainable resources. With transmission projects often taking up to a decade to complete, how are we going to meet the longer-term transmission needs of this changing system across the West?
Scott D. Bolton, Senior Vice President, Transmission & Market Development, PacifiCorp
|2:30 PM - 3:00 PM|
|3:00 PM - 3:45 PM|
SESSION 4 - Putting the pieces of the Western puzzle together
As developments across the West evolve, this panel will discuss how the pieces of the Western puzzle should come together to form a cohesive and collaborative approach to working together.
Karen Douglas, Senior Advisor for Energy, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
|3:45 PM - 4:30 PM|
In the arena: From policy to practice
Join ISO Vice President of External Affairs Stacey Crowley and Senators Chris Brooks of Nevada and Chris Hansen of Colorado for this special moderated discussion on their roles and vision in shaping our energy policy of the future.
Summary of today, outlook for tomorrow.
|4:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
|7:30 AM - 9:00 AM|
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM|
|9:15 AM - 9:45 AM|
Featured Presentation – Reliability through collaboration
ISO Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Mark Rothleder will share key operational findings from the recent heat wave events and highlight areas of focus that will be needed to maintain reliability for the future.
|9:45 AM - 10:30 AM|
SESSION 5 – The importance of the customer and stakeholder engagement
As the ISO works with stakeholders on finalizing the Extended Day Ahead Market proposal, the engagement of stakeholders has been key in shaping the final policy. This panel will discuss key opportunities and challenges in engaging with the CAISO as it evolves its energy market and takes on greater regional responsibility.
Carrie Bentley, Co-Founder & CEO, Gridwell Consulting
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
SESSION 6 – Technological breakthroughs on the path to a decarbonized grid
This panel of experts will discuss technological advancements from battery storage and offshore wind to demand response and other innovative solutions to achieve a clean energy future.
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
Closing remarks & lunch
Last updated on October 28, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. (PT)