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PJM State Energy & Environmental Regulators (PEER) Meeting and Expert Stakeholder Workshop.

Great Plains Institute & Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Wholesale Electricity Markets at a Crossroads?
Examining PJM Market Designs from the Perspective of the States

September 28, 2017

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Columbus, Ohio

 

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Registration & Coffee

10:30 – 10:40 AM: Welcome & Introduction

10:40 – 12:00 PM: State Policy Objectives and What they mean for FERC Regulated Wholesale Markets

What states and electricity consumers demand from the electric system has evolved significantly since the PJM Interconnection was established and the wholesale markets were designed. Many states have sought to increase the amount of renewables on the system or reduce emissions. Still others have acted to protect existing nuclear plants. This panel will examine a range of state policy objectives that fall outside the current market design and how they affect the PJM markets. What objectives do states have that are not reflected the PJM markets? Are some state policies or policy designs more compatible with the markets than others? Are there benefits to designing the markets to protect competitive prices for other resources or to reflect additional state goals?

Moderator: Doug Scott, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute

  • Michael Dowd, Director, Air Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Asim Haque, Chairman, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
  • Andrew Place, Vice Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Susan Tierney, Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

 

12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Mark McCullough, Executive Vice President of Generation with American Electric Power 

1:30 – 2:50 PM: State Policies and Regional Market Design: Making it Work Together

PJM, other eastern RTOs, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are actively considering whether and how RTO market design should take state policies into account. The options under consideration range from not taking any state policies into account at one extreme to requiring every state policy to be factored into capacity market bids at the other extreme.  The PJM proposal, which falls somewhere between those extremes, has proposed a two-tier capacity pricing mechanism to address some yet-to-be-defined set of state subsidies. This panel will examine PJM’s proposal and consider alternative approaches to make the wholesale markets work better with state policies.

Moderator: Sarah Adair, Senior Policy Associate, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

  • Darlene Phillips, Director, Strategic Policy & External Affairs for PJM
  • Kathleen Barròn, Senior Vice President Federal Affairs & Competitive Market Policy, Exelon
  • Peter Fuller, Vice President Market and Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
  • Marissa Gillett, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission


2:50 – 3:10 PM: Break

3:10 – 4:50 PM:  PJM’s Proposed Carbon Pricing Framework and Alternative Proposals

PJM has released a proposal entitled “Advancing Zero Emission Objectives through PJM’s Energy Markets,” which provides the general outline of a carbon pricing framework that could apply to the entire footprint or a subregion of PJM states. PJM’s proposal follows concepts floated in the Midcontinent region and later in New England.  This panel will explore these proposals. How might a carbon price value attributes that states have sought to advance through state policies?  What are the opportunities and challenges with these approaches?  How far would they go toward harmonizing RTO markets and state policies?  

Moderator: Tim Profeta, Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

  • Gary Helm, Lead Market Strategist, PJM Interconnection
  • Nicole Bouchez, Principal Economist, New York ISO
  • Jennifer Chen, Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project
  • Talina Mathews, Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
  • Karen Palmer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

4:50 – 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks

6:30 PM: Hosted Dinner

 

 



 PJM Energy and Environmental Regulators

September 29, 2017

8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Columbus, Ohio

Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05  AM: Welcome

9:05 - 10:15 AM: State Updates & Reflections on Stakeholder Workshop

10:15 - 11:15 AM: A Deeper Dive into the PJM Carbon Pricing and Two-Tiered Capacity Market Pricing Proposals

NI/GPI will dissect the proposals and their assessment of the potential impact on state energy and climate policies.            

11:15 – 11:30 AM: Break

11:30 –12:30 PM: How Should States React to the PJM Proposals?

                           Identify possible input to PJM on the proposals.

12:30-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Nicholas Institute Modeling Presentation

Martin Ross will present modeling results on carbon pricing scenarios in PJM, and how they may interact with other trends affecting generation in the region, such as nuclear retirements.

2:00 – 2:45 PM: ZEC Programs Overview and Discussion

Nicholas Institute/GPI Staff will provide an overview of ZEC programs in Illinois, New York, and under consideration in other states.

2:45 - 3:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion and Next Steps

GPI & NI will facilitate a roundtable discussion of the RTO issues discussed during this meeting and next steps.

3:30 PM:            Adjourn  

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Columbus, OH 43215

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