Powering Connection

The Nodal Trader conference is the must-attend event for the trading community.
 
Network with senior-level traders, investors, utilities, regulators, and representatives of the ISOs and RTOs. Hear updates on the past year, and examine the future as markets emerge from the pandemic.
 
We will explore the challenges for nodal traders working in ISOs and RTOs, and help you understand the approach that regulators take as they make the markets work for traders, independent power generators, and utilities.

 

Get updates on:

 
  • — Continuing evolution of nodal markets
  • — Market design and FERC priorities
  • — Trends in compliance and enforcement
  • — Challenges for reliability and stability of the grid
  • — New technologies impacting nodal trading 
  • — Cost of carbon and climate policy 
  • — Environmental markets  
  • — Managing volatility and risk 
And much more. 
 
 

Networking, bonus content, and more

 
  • Build your network—You can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
  • Share—Add your social media profiles to the tool to easily post, share, and connect. Check the real-time activity feed to learn what other attendees are thinking right now.
  • Take it all with you—Use the tool to take notes, then export them (and share with other attendees). Look up contacts and conversations and download speaker presentations after the event.  
 
 

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Agenda

Day 1 Agenda
Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • 7:30 am Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO,
    Nodal Exchange
  • 9:00 am  KEYNOTE SPEAKER  The Reliable Journey Toward Decarbonization
    — Reliability and summer performance
    — Markets and how they performed
    — Capacity market results
    — Energy transition—improvements to planning queue process
    — How PJM is adding renewable generation with reliability/markets at the forefront

    Stu Bresler, Senior Vice President, Market Services,
    PJM Interconnection
  • 9:45 am  PANEL DISCUSSION  Power Markets in 2022 and Beyond
    — Impact of climate change
    — Continuing evolution of nodal markets
    — Power trading trends
    — Demand outlook
    — Renewables and nodal trading
    — Power congestion challenges
    Carrie Bivens, ERCOT IMM Director,
    Potomac Economics
    Amy Gasca, Managing Editor,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Additional speakers to be announced
  • 10:45 am Refreshment and Networking Break
  • 11:15 am  PANEL DISCUSSION  Market Design, FERC Updates, and Regulatory Evolution
    — FERC priorities and current issues
    — New directions in thinking about market design
    — Western power markets in focus
    — Should RTOs be expanded?
    — Should we be moving toward a national REC standard?
    — New directions in market design
    — Changes to ERCOT’s protocols in the aftermath of winter storm Uri

    Moderator: Ruta Skucas, Partner,
    K&L Gates LLP
    Teoman Guler, Head of US Power Trading,
    DRW
    Nancy Bagot, Senior Vice President,
    Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)
    Mary Wierzbicki, Director, Office of Energy Market Assessments,
    FERC
    Noha Sidhom, CIO,
    Viribus Fund
  • 12:15 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 1:45 pm  PANEL DISCUSSION  Challenges for Power Grids and ISOs
    — Challenges for reliability and stability of the grid at different levels
    — New technologies and their unexpected impacts
    — New directions in market operations
    — Pricing questions for systems operators, traders, and generators
    — Changes in the different ISOs including financial requirements

    Moderator: Abram Klein, Managing Partner,
    Appian Way Energy Partners
    Rana Mukerji, Senior Vice President, Market Structures,
    NY ISO
    Adam Keech, Vice President, Market Services,
    PJM Interconnection
    Richard O’Neill, Ph.D., Distinguished Senior Fellow,
    ARPA-E
    Susan Pope, Ph.D., Independent Consultant and Market Expert,
    Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM)
  • 3:00 pm Refreshment and Networking Break
  • 3:30 pm  PANEL DISCUSSION  Trends in Compliance and Enforcement in Nodal Trading
    — Regulatory update on FERC
    — Changes in the Commission
    — What’s new in enforcement actions?

    Moderator: Ken Irvin, Partner,
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Geof Hobday, Director, Division of Investigation, Office of Enforcement,
    FERC
    David Applebaum, Partner,
    Jones Day
    Ike Gibbs, Compliance Officer,
    Citadel Energy Marketing
  • 4:30 pm  CASE STUDY  New Technologies and Approaches for Nodal Trading
    Probabilistic Weather Forecasting
    Other case studies to be announced


    James Caron, Director of Meteorology for North America,
    Atmospheric G2
  • 5:30 pm Networking Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30 pm Close of Day One
Day 2 Agenda
Friday, October 28, 2022
  • 7:45 am Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Chair’s Welcome and Review of Day One
    Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO,
    Nodal Exchange
  • 9:00 am Climate Policy and Green Agendas
    — Challenges of climate change
    — Understanding the cost of carbon
    — How can we set a price on carbon?
    — Finding the best policy directions
    — Carbon pricing and environmental markets

    Speaker to be announced
  • 9:30 am  PANEL DISCUSSION  Environmental Markets and Nodal Trading
    — Environmental markets – national and regional markets, voluntary and nonvoluntary
    — Carbon markets in the US and internationally, and new directions for investment
    — Impacts from the growth of batteries/electric storage
    — Renewables and nodal trading
    — Power congestion and nodal trading

    Daniel Scarbrough, Founder, President, and COO,
    INCUBEX
    W. Mason Emnett, SVP Public Policy,
    Constellation
    Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Future Energy Outlook,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Matthew Williams, Analyst, Energy Policy,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:30 am Refreshment and Networking Break
  • 11:00 am  PANEL DISCUSSION  Anticipating and Managing Volatility and Risk
    — Climate challenges and impact on power risk and trading
    — Trading issues / risks of compliance
    — Intermittent resource planning
    — Hedging for renewables
    — Managing compliance risk

    Demetri Karousos, President and COO,
    Nodal Exchange
    Manan Ahuja, Senior Trader,
    BioUrja Power LLC
    Additional speakers to be announced
  • 12:00 pm Close of Conference

Our commitment to your safety

Cleaning & Hygiene

  • — We will undertake enhanced cleaning before and during our events, working with our venue partners to attain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  • — We will provide hand sanitizing stations, personal sanitizing materials, contactless registration, and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.

Physical Distancing

  • — We request participants avoid physical contact such as handshakes and embraces. The exchange of printed materials is discouraged with a digital alternative recommended.
  • — We will maintain a density of participants in line with local jurisdiction guidelines.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • — We will follow any updated local authority and/or health department guidelines regarding personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • See FAQs for details

Speakers

 
 
  • Manan Ahuja, Senior Trader,
    BioUrja Power LLC
  • David Applebaum, Partner,
    Jones Day
  • Nancy Bagot, Senior Vice President,
    Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)
  • Carrie Bivens, ERCOT IMM Director,
    Potomac Economics
  • Stu Bresler, SVP Market Services,
    PJM Interconnection
  • James Caron, Director of Meteorology for North America,
    Atmospheric G2
  • Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO,
    Nodal Exchange
  • W. Mason Emnett, SVP Public Policy,
    Constellation
  • Amy Gasca, Managing Editor,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Ike Gibbs, Compliance Officer,
    Citadel Energy Marketing
  • Teoman Guler, Head of US Power Trading,
    DRW
  • Geof Hobday, Director, Division of Investigation, Office of Enforcement,
    FERC
  • Ken Irvin, Partner,
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Demetri Karousos, President and COO,
    Nodal Exchange
  • Adam Keech, Vice President, Market Services,
    PJM Interconnection
  • Abram Klein, Managing Partner,
    Appian Way Energy Partners
  • Roman Kramarchuk, Head of Future Energy Outlook,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Rana Mukerji, Senior Vice President, Market Structures,
    NY ISO
  • Richard O’Neill, Ph.D., Distinguished Senior Fellow,
    ARPA-E
  • Susan Pope, Ph.D., Independent Consultant and Market Expert,
    Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM) (pending confirmation)
  • Daniel Scarbrough, Founder, President, and COO,
    INCUBEX
  • Noha Sidhom, CIO,
    Viribus Fund
  • Ruta Skucas, Partner,
    K&L Gates LLP
  • Mary Wierzbicki, Director, Office of Energy Market Assessments,
    FERC
  • Matthew Williams, Analyst, Energy Policy,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights

Sponsorship


Sponsorship


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Become a sponsor

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Platts Nodal Trader Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Download our Americas event portfolio brochure to learn more about our events and who attends.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Marty Falkenberg, Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 617 320 6647 or [email protected].

Pricing


Early Bird Rate*
Register by September 30
Standard Rate*
Register by October 26, 2022
Delegate
$1,395    
$1,695    
Utility/Government
$995    
$995    
Group Rate
Register 3 delegates, get one free (see FAQs for details)

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT. Americas Region event terms and conditions apply.




View full event terms and conditions

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the applicable event category.

Venue

Event Venue:
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 USA
Main hotel phone: 212.586.7000
Visit the hotel website

Discounted Accommodation:
A limited number of rooms at the venue are available at a discounted rate for attendees. These rates apply for the nights of October 26, 2022 through October 28, 2022 with the option to extend your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted rate will be available until Monday, October 3, 2022, or the rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Please note that attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodations.

Room Rate:
Standard room, single or double occupancy — $399.00 USD per night + tax

Reservations: *
Book your room online by clicking this reservation link. Alternatively, reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 212.586.7000. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global S&P Global Nodal Trader Conference to receive the discounted rate.

* Please note: S&P Global does not associate with third-party reservation agents and cannot guarantee their legitimacy. We advise you use the information we provide when making your reservations.

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FAQs

How to register

We offer three easy ways to register:

Online: Click here to register now

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Payment forms accepted

We only accept payment by credit card for this event.

Group rate

Your organization may send 1 person for free for every 3 people registered at the current delegate rate. All registrations must be from the same organization and made at the same time to qualify. The group rate is not retroactive. Your invoice will reflect 3 delegates at the current rate and 1 delegate at $0.

Government and utility rate

If you are an employee of a government, cooperative, or municipal agency, you qualify for the Gov/Utility special rate. To register, email us at [email protected] or call Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070.

What to do if you get sick before an event

The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. Currently, we require attendees to refrain from attending if feeling ill. We will apply a credit of your registration fee to your individual account, good for one (1) year or towards next year's event if you provide a doctor's note or proof of a positive test within three (3) days prior to the event start date. Contact us via email to [email protected]. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

How to obtain a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa

We can provide you with a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa, which you should then send to the appropriate consulate or embassy of the event location. Please note:

  • — Your registration fee must be paid in full before a letter of invitation can be issued. There are no exceptions.
  • — Payment is considered full once money is posted to an order. Credit card payments are immediate. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days. Check payments require at least 10 business days.
  • — The visa application process can take weeks or even months, depending on the countries involved and time of year, so you should consider registering and paying as early as possible.
  • — If you are unable to obtain a visa to attend, we will refund your registration fee in full.

Once full payment has been made, please contact Customer Service to request a letter of invitation:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Networking app

Yes, event registration includes access to the networking app, available for your smartphone, tablet, and desktop (both iOS and Android). We'll send registrants details about logging in to the app as soon as it goes live. Please note that your registration must be paid in full to receive access.

Substitution policy (how to transfer your registration to a colleague)

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Cancellation policy

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable.

Sponsorship opportunities

Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Marty Falkenberg

Phone: +1 617 320 6647

Email: [email protected]

Speaking opportunities

Yes, we're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Ron Berg

Phone: +1 339 223 1981

Email: [email protected]

Press pass requests

Yes, we allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Bel Cevallos

Phone: +1 346 228 1991

Email: [email protected]

Event terms and conditions

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the Americas Region event category.