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  Conference - September 3, 2009  
  Conferences - Conference - September 3, 2009
Event Name: Conference
Start Date: Thursday, September 03, 2009
End Date: Thursday, September 03, 2009
Summary: Technical conference on Transmission Planning Processes Under Order No. 890 in the West (AD09-8-000) (Phoenix, AZ)
Description: Staff expects all transmission providers to participate in the technical conference for their particular region, although all interested persons, including transmission providers in other regions, regional representatives, transmission customers, developers of merchant transmission and distributed generation, and other resource developers are also invited to participate in each conference.

The conferences scheduled in this notice are intended to meet the Commission’s commitment made in the Initial Planning Orders and Compliance Filing Orders that its staff would conduct an assessment of the Order No. 890 transmission planning processes. Consistent with these orders, the focus of the 2009 regional technical conferences will be:
  1. to determine the progress and benefits realized by each transmission provider’s transmission planning process, obtain customer and other stakeholder input, and discuss any areas that may need improvement;
  2. to examine whether existing transmission planning processes adequately consider needs and solutions on a regional or interconnection-wide basis to ensure adequate and reliable supplies at just and reasonable rates; and
  3. to explore whether existing processes are sufficient to meet emerging challenges to the transmission system, such as the development of interregional transmission facilities, the integration of large amounts of location-constrained generation, and the interconnection of distributed energy resources.

This conference is for Entities located within the ColumbiaGrid, Northern Tier Transmission Group, WestConnect, and CAISO footprints, and other entities in the WECC region that are not a part of any of these subregional groups.

    Marriott Phoenix Airport
    1101 North 44th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Title : Transmission Planning Processes Under Order No. 890
* Start Time : 9:00 a.m.
End Time : 5:00 p.m.
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Contact : Zeny Magos
Contact Telephone : 202-502-8244
Registration :
Contact Email : Zeny.Magos@ferc.gov
Related Files:
Notice [PDF]
Agenda [PDF]
Panelists and Final Agenda [PDF]
* All times are local