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July 2019 – Distinguished Lecturer Seminar: Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology

It was an amazing turn-out learning about regulatory aspects of implementing advanced technology. Appreciate Dr. Jessica Bian for her great sharing and also best wishes to her IEEE PES President election, which is under voting right now. If you are an IEEE PES member, please vote.

Title: Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology

This Distinguished Lecturer seminar will be given by Dr. Jessica Bian, who is the Vice President of Grid-X Partners, the PES Secretary since 2016, and a candidate for the PES President-Elect, 2020-2021. We also have the great honor to invite Mr. Robert Bradish, who is the AEP Vice President of Transmission Planning & Engineering for an openning speech. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees as needed.

Abstract: Would deploying energy storage and/or other innovative technology alter business models and the utility of the future? We are experiencing significant changes in energy supply due to a number of factors, including the increased availability of natural gas; the growth in renewable, demand-side and storage technologies; and new environmental requirements. This lecture provides an overview of US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders that shaped energy industries we have today. In addition, the lecture offers insights of why energy industries moved from traditional cost-based regulation to competitive markets in an open access environment, and how regulators encourage the use of advanced technology in new transmission projects. Advanced transmission technologies increase the capacity, efficiency, or reliability of an existing or new transmission facility while continuing to ensure that consumers have access to sustainable energy at a reasonable cost.


5:15 – 5:30 PM: Arrivals, food & networking

5:30 – 5:45 PM: Opening speech given by Mr. Robert Bradish, who is the Vice President of AEP Transmission Planning & Engineering

5:45 – 6:45 PM: Seminar given by Dr. Jessica Bian, with time for Q&A

Date: 2019-07-25

8100 Walton Parkway
New Albany, Ohio
United States 43054
Building: EASi’s Office

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Look forward to seeing you!