Docket No. AD20-14-000 (Washington, DC)

The purpose of this conference is to discuss considerations related to state-adoption of mechanisms to price carbon dioxide emissions, commonly referred to as carbon pricing, in regions with Commission-jurisdictional organized wholesale electricity markets (i.e., regions with regional transmission organizations/independent system operators, or RTOs/ISOs).  This conference will address carbon pricing approaches where a state (or group of states) sets an explicit carbon price, whether through a price-based or quantity-based approach, and how that carbon price intersects with RTO/ISO-administered markets, addressing both legal and technical issues.

A high-level agenda for this conference is included in the Supplemental Notice (see Related Links on this page).  The conference will be open for the public to attend, and there is no fee for attendance.  The Commission will issue a further supplemental notice with a full agenda that includes questions for each panel and the list of panelists, and further details regarding whether this conference will be held in-person or electronically.  The conference will be webcast as an option for the public to attend electronically.  A link to the webcast will be posted to this event page prior to the event.

The conference will be transcribed.  Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting, (202) 347-3700. 

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John Miller (Technical Information) Office of Energy Market Regulation  (202) 502-6016

Anne Marie Hirschberger (Legal Information) Office of the General Counsel (202) 502-8387

Sarah McKinley (Logistical Information) Office of External Affairs (202) 502-8004

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