Energy Summit

Chicago, Illinois
August 6, 2012

The 2012 Energy Policy Summit explored new developments in energy resources and technology as well as their impacts on policymakers, consumers, and infrastructures.

Opportunity and Risk in an Evolving Energy Market

  • Stu Dalton, Electric Power Research Institute     Presentation
  • Ron Binz, Public Policy Consulting
  • Dan Mullen, Ceres                                                 Presentation (Binz and Mullen co-presented)

    This session discussed how utilities and states adapt energy plans to take advantage of new opportunities for economic growth and domestic resource development while increasing efficiency and managing costs.

New Energy Technologies:  The Changing Energy Landscape

  • Richard Cortright, Standard and Poor’'s        Presentation

  • Antonio Smyth, American Electric Power       Presentation

    This session explored how utilities are changing their approach to investment and planning given changes in the energy landscape, and the role that federal and state policies play in electricity transmission investments and planning. 

Where are We Going with the Smart Grid?

  • Mike Jung, Silver Springs Network

  • Mike Oldak, Utilities Telecom Council     Presentation

  • Mike McMahan, ComEd                            Presentation

    Speakers for this session discussed how efficient management of electricity production and use through smart grid technology will change how consumers and utilities use energy and its impacts on consumers and infrastructure.

Natural Gas for the Future

  • Tom Hassenboehler, America’s Natural Gas Alliance       Presentation
  • Don McClure, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc.

    This lunch session examined the dramatic increase in the nation’s natural gas resources and its impact on the electric industry and the economy.