In addition to covering the biggest transmission projects, this conference generated meaningful dialogue on the region’s numerous political, geographical, technical, regulatory, and financial issues. Experts shared case studies, business models, planning strategies, financing trends, and lessons from the field within a range of topics including:
● The impact of the 2012 elections on eastern transmission
● Advanced technology, such as grid security and HVDC
● Eastern project developments and renewable integration
● The future of transmission and the Eastern Interconnection
“This two-day conference allowed thought leaders to discuss, debate, and analyze key issues facing the industry, while offering expert insight on relevant topics,” said Cristin Lyons, partner and transmission, distribution, and smart grid practice leader at ScottMadden.
David Adams, director at ScottMadden, presented, “Keeping the Grid Smart and Secure,” as part of the panel discussion. His remarks focused on recent Smart Grid trends and their impacts on transmission development. Mr. Adams noted, “The grid is becoming more intelligent and technologies more interconnected, and as a result, utilities must be more diligent in adopting a culture of security to preserve the integrity of their investments.”
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