This informal lunch discussion offers an opportunity to hear FERC’s views on gas/electric coordination just as it is getting under way.

Coordination between the gas and electric industries is now a top priority at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has scheduled a series of five regional technical conferences on the subject. Industry trade associations strongly support coordination and have applauded FERC for taking a leading role in ensuring that efforts are well coordinated and redundancies are minimized. In this lunch discussion, you’ll hear from Commissioner Moeller, who kicked off this effort with a call for comments in February.

Among the topics Commissioner Moeller will cover are:

  • What role FERC should play in overseeing better coordination
  • The impact of the expected retirements of coal and oil-fired generation
  • Whether the FERC Standards of Conduct should be modified to assure greater coordination
  • Ensuring that outages and reliability problems are not the result of the lack of coordination

Currently serving his second term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Philip D. Moeller was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 and nominated by President Obama for a second term that expires in June 2015. His impressive resume includes work as an energy policy adviser to Senator Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) and staff coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications. Before becoming a Commissioner, Mr. Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy Corporation.

Moderator

Howard H. Shafferman, Partner
Energy and Project Finance Group 

Guest Speaker

Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Attendance in Ballard Spahr’s Washington, D.C., office includes a complimentary lunch. You may access the webinar via any Internet-connected computer.