Where the energy markets meet

The S&P Global Platts Nodal Trader Virtual Conference gathers traders, utilities, investors, regulators, and representatives from the ISOs and FERC to discuss essential market intelligence that will impact your trading business.

Hear from thought‑leaders to get the latest insights and best practices on preparing for the grid of the future and addressing the pandemic’s impact on power markets. 

This year’s can’t-miss discussions and in-depth sessions include:

  • — Nodal Trader Live: A FERC Perspective on Credit Risk Evaluation Enhancements
  • — Are Nodal Markets Prepared for the Distributed Grid of the Future?
  • — FERC/CFTC Forms and Requirements: Back Office Best Practices
  • — Building the Next-Gen Nodal Trader Workforce
  • — Creating Robust Credit/Collateral Polices
  • — Powering FTR/Virtual Markets 2.0
  • — Linking FTRs and Power Futures
 

Networking, bonus content, and more

While this year’s event will be virtual, we'll still have the high-caliber content and speakers you have come to expect. This program packs in panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, games, prizes, exhibits, and more, all within an immersive 3-D online environment. We'll also be adding an event app so delegates can start networking before and after the conference.

Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our online event tool in advance of the conference. Use it to:
  • Build your network—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.
  • Enjoy extra content—Get Platts power market news, exclusive content, and more leading up to the event. Find out about event updates as they happen.
  • 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 later. Visit the replay for a refresher and to download speaker presentations. Install the mobile app version for easy access from anywhere.
 
 

    Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees!

    Register your interest to receive information about next year's event.

Agenda

Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • 11:00 am Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Introductions
    Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO,
    Nodal Exchange
  • 11:15 am Interview: A FERC Perspective on Credit Risk Evaluation Enhancements
    Moderator:Ken Irvin, Partner,
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Eric Ciccoretti, Attorney-Advisor,
    FERC’s Office of Energy Policy & Innovation
  • 11:45 am Performing Nodal Market Analysis with Shift Factors & LODFs
    — Forming nodal topologies using mapped market data
    — Shift Factor & LODF based analysis is the best analysis
    — Which outages are driving congestion?
    — What will future outages do to prices?
    — FTR Analysis: Identifying lucrative paths & constraints

    Dr. Steve Burchett PE, President,
    Power Analytics Software
  • 12:15 pm Creating Robust Credit/Collateral Polices
    — Advance credit/collateral best practices
    — Customer awareness around market procedure and rules
    — Participant risk management best practices

    Moderator
    Demetri Karousos, COO,
    Nodal Exchange

    Nigeria Poole Bloczynski, Chief Risk Officer,
    PJM
    Noha Sidhom, Chief Executive Officer,
    TPC Energy Fund
  • 12:50 pm Exhibit Hall Networking
  • 1:05 pm Building the Next-Gen Nodal Trader Workforce
    — Workforce trends and acquisition best practices
    — Igniting innovation through diversity & inclusion in the workplace
    — Ensuring and measuring diversity & inclusion for maximum impact

    Noha Sidhom, Chief Executive Officer,
    TPC Energy Fund
    Richard Roseblade, Energy Search Specialist,
    Clarke Roseblade LLC
    Chima Dike, VP Portfolio Management,
    Constellation-An Exelon Company
  • 1:40 pmFTR Market Health: Checking the Vitals
    — Has participation expanded or contracted?
    — How does market performance across ISOs measure up?
    — Weighing the impacts of recent market changes on forward liquidity
    — Monitoring open positions with accurate marks

    Isaac Velander, VP Product,
    Yes Energy
  • 2:10 pm Exhibit Hall Networking
  • 2:25 pmLinking FTRs and Power Futures
    — FTR look-alike futures contracts
    — Potential ways to link the markets even more
    — Credit risk management and considerations

    Moderator
    Mike Julian, Managing Director, Energy Markets,
    Energy Markets, Nodal Exchange

    Teoman Guler, Chief Investment Officer,
    Roscommon Analytics
    Alain Brisebois, Vice President, Head of Energy,
    CWP Energy
  • 3:00 pm FERC/CFTC Forms and Requirements: Back Office Best Practices
    — Employment agreements
    — Audited financial statements: Benefits versus costs
    — Officer Certification Forms: ISO/RTO requirements

    Ruta Kalvaitis Skučas, Partner,
    Pierce Atwood
    Maeve Tibbetts, Partner,
    Pierce Atwood
  • 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Networking
  • 3:45 pm Are Nodal Markets Prepared for the Distributed Grid of the Future?
    — Availability of virtual transactions/day ahead markets
    — Ensuring availability of FTRs that reference accurate prices in a renewables-dominated marketplace
    — Ensuring nodal trading products are built to last
    — Are nodal trading products really set to make the transition? How will the definition of on-peak and off-peak change? Will interest in ancillary service products increase, especially as battery storage becomes more prevalent?

    Dr. Joseph Bowring, President,
    Monitoring Analytics
    Sharon Midgley, Director, Wholesale Market Development,
    Exelon
  • 4:15 pmWeather 2020/2021 Outlook
    — La Nina's triumphant return
    — Debunking winter forecasting myths
    — WxCo's official winter forecast


    Dan Leonard, Senior Meteorologist,
    Weather Company
  • 4:50 pmClosing Remarks from Conference Chairman
  • 5:00 pmClose of Conference


Speakers

Thought-leaders who will be answering the questions to your most pressing business concerns include:

  • — Eric Ciccoretti, Attorney-Advisor, FERC’s Office of Energy Policy & Innovation
  • — Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO, Nodal Exchange
  • — Dr. Joseph Bowring, President,Monitoring Analytics
  • — Noha Sidhom, Chief Executive Officer, TPC Energy Fund
  • — Teoman Guler, Chief Investment Officer, Roscommon Analytics
  • — Demetri Karousos, Chief Operating Officer, Nodal Exchange
  • — Nigeria Poole Bloczynski, Chief Risk Officer, PJM
  • — Ruta Kalvaitis Skučas, Partner, Pierce Atwood
  • — Chima Dike, VP Portfolio Management, Constellation-An Exelon Company
  • — Mike Julian, Managing Director, Energy Markets, Nodal Exchange
  • — Ken Irvin, Partne, Sidley Austin LLP
  • — Richard Roseblarde, Energy Search Specialist, Clarke Roseblade
  • — Alain Brisebois, President, CWP Energy
  • — Steve Burchett, President, Power Analytics Software
  • — Isaac Velander, VP Product, Yes Energy
  • — Sharon Midgley, Director Wholesale Market Development, Exelon
  • — Dan Leonard, Sr. Meteorologist, The Weather Company, An IBM Business
  • — Maeve Tibbetts, Partner, Pierce Atwood

Sponsors

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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 Virtual 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, Business Development Manager, at +1 857 383 5630 or [email protected].



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