Where energy connects

Join us this spring for a virtual journey through the energy landscape of power and gas in the US Northeast region. Now in its 16th year, this event draws a diverse community of high-level business executives in energy generation, infrastructure, investment, and regulatory affairs.

This conference features a variety of well-renowned experts with a keen eye for the trends and topics impacting the markets in the region. The insight and networking opportunities will empower decision-makers to proceed with confidence, knowing that they have the information needed to propel their businesses forward.


This year's distinguished keynote address:

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Changes on the Horizon—Zeroing in on Clean Energy, Climate Change and
Federal Regulation

The Honorable Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Plus hear from these companies:

Ameresco ∙ Avangrid ∙ Bank of America Merrill Lynch ∙ BHE Gas Transmission & Storage ∙ Calpine Corporation ∙ Edison Electric Institute (EEI) ∙ Eversource Energy ∙ Exelon Corporation ∙ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ∙ Goldman Sachs ∙ Hull Street Energy ∙ LS Power ∙ Monitoring Analytics ∙ Morningstar ∙ Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) ∙ Natural Gas Supply Association ∙ New England Power Generators Association ∙ Nodal Exchange ∙ NRG Energy ∙ Pierce Atwood LLP ∙ Plug Power ∙ Repsol ∙ Safari Energy ∙ S&P Global Platts — and more to be announced


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Agenda highlights:

S&P Global Platts Pre-Conference Workshop—Wednesday, May 26th
Explore how fuel diversity is transforming the power sector and impacting pricing. 
 
Morningstar Case Study
The Empire (State) Strikes Back—The New Green Energy Super Highway? 
 

Agenda

All times are in EDT

Pre-Conference Workshop - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • 9:30 am Environment and Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 10:00 am WORKSHOP: Northeast Power—How the Fuel Diversity Mix is Transforming Power Supply and Impacting Pricing
    — NYISO/ISO-NE market update—featuring the Renewable Curtailment Index /Renewable Penetration Index
    — PJM/MISO market update—Renewable Curtailment Index /Renewable Penetration Index
    — Supply mix and driver impacts including natural gas and nuclear

  • Moderator: Amy Gasca, Global Power Managing Editor,
    S&P Global Platts
    Karen Rivera, Power Pricing Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
    Daryna Kotenko, Power Pricing Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
    Grace Parker, Power Pricing Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
    Courtney Love, Americas Natural Gas Pricing Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
  • 11:00 am End of Workshop
Main Conference - Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • 9:30 am Environment and Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 9:55 am Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Paul Cusenza, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer,
    Nodal Exchange
  • MORNING GENERAL SESSIONS
  • 10:00 KEYNOTE: Changes on the Horizon—Zeroing in on Clean Energy, Climate Change and Federal Regulation
    The Honorable Allison Clements, Commissioner,
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • 10:30 am OUTLOOK: Northeast Power and Gas Markets Outlook—Where Are the Markets Heading?
    Gas Outlook
    — Pipeline constraints, producer capital discipline poised to rein in Northeast production
    — What is the outlook for pipeline projects currently in the queue? Can more be built longer-term?
    — Is the strength in Northeast power burns enough to propel regional natural gas prices higher?

    Power Outlook
    — Is power demand recovering from last year’s decline?
    — What is the outlook for renewables after a record number of new builds in 2020?
    — Climate policies and pathways under the Biden administration — Prospects for offshore wind and gas-coal
    — Implications of the recent winter supply issues (especially in Texas)

    Emmanuel Corral, Energy Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
    Manan Ahuja, Manager, North American Power Analyst,
    S&P Global Platts
  • 11:30 am Exhibit Hall & Networking Break
  • MORNING PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS—MARKET TRENDS
  • 11:45 TRACK A: Power Perspective—Current Market Trends Impacting the Northeast Region
    — Chasing clean energy goals—How and when might the energy industry meet zero carbon goals?
    — How does the Northeast achieve a carbon neutral economy by 2050 (electricity, buildings and transportation) while maintaining or improving energy reliability and resiliency?
    — Shaking up the power portfolio mix—Could hydrogen and other hybrid solutions be sought out for long-term resource planning?
    — Harmonizing resources—How will alternative resources mesh with the more traditional ones as the industry moves through this energy transition?
    — Renewables—Offshore wind buildout: Where and when might the region see growth?
    — As costs continue to decrease, could solar development be on the rise?
    — How distributed generation (DG) solar and storage is helping the Northeast meet emissions reduction targets and why DG needs to be part of the solution in addition to large scale renewables
    — With a new administration in place, how might this change the regulatory landscape?
    — As states push to become more involved in ISO/RTO decision-making, how may this help/hurt the energy transition movement in the Northeast?

    William Berg, Vice President, Wholesale Market Development,
    Exelon Corporation
    Roger Kranenburg, Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy,
    Eversource Energy
    Sanjay Shrestha, Chief Strategy Officer,
    Plug Power
    Kathryn Chelminski, Director, Policy and Strategy,
    Ameresco
    Dan Dolan, President,
    New England Power Generators Association
  • 11:45 pm TRACK B: Gas/LNG Perspective—What Role Will Gas Play as the Northeast Moves Towards Alternative Energy Sources?
    — Spotlighting the vital role gas plays in system reliability/resilience and how it can complement the clean energy transition
    — How might Biden’s new administration help/hinder the role of gas in clean energy?
    — Pipeline constraints—Finding solutions to an on-going issue
    — LNG to the rescue? How trucking LNG into the Northeast may provide an alternative to pipeline constraints
    — Could incentivizing generators to contract more LNG in the winter be an option?

    Dena Wiggins, President, Chief Executive Officer,
    Natural Gas Supply Association
    Karen Iampen, Vice President, Trading and Origination,
    Repsol
    Roger Williams, Vice President, Commercial LNG and Gas Development,
    BHE Gas Transmission and Storage
  • 12:45 pm Exhibit Hall & Networking Break
  • 1:00 pm CASE STUDY: The Empire (State) Strikes Back—The New Green Energy Super Highway?
    — Recent annual load trends and COVID have trended load in the right direction, but does it really matter?
    — Increased focus and transmission upgrades to combat center east congestion are getting serious, but will it be enough?
    — Significant supply side shifts are on underway, coupled with transmission upgrades—What will the new New York look like?

    Daniel Grunwald, Product Manager, Power Analytics,
    Morningstar
  • AFTERNOON PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS—INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENTS
  • 1:30 pm TRACK A: Transmission Infrastructure Buildout in the Northeast
    — Infrastructure buildout—Identifying a plan to connect renewables to the grid
    — Transmission expansion—How do multi-states make it work? How can everyone benefit?
    — Improving policies and processes in an effort to promote cost-effective development of transmission buildout

    Moderator: Enza Rosi, Director, Data Analytics, Commodities and Energy,
    Morningstar
    Emily Fisher, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Senior Vice President, Clean Energy,
    Edison Electric Institute
    Sebastian Libonatti, Vice President, Business Development,
    Avangrid
    Sharon Segner, Vice President,
    LS Power
  • 1:30 pm TRACK B: Investing in Northeast Power and Gas—Which Deals Are Happening and Which Deals Are Not
    — Renewables versus gas—What makes green energy the more attractive deal?
    — How are financiers viewing the conflicts in capacity markets around state versus federal regulation?
    — Offshore wind opportunities were hot in 2020—With solar costs decreasing, could solar deals make a comeback?
    — Tax credit extensions—Are they still a key factor in attracting investors to renewable deals?
    — Tax equity—Will the power financing sector see a rise in this?

    Moderator: Valerie Green, Partner,
    Pierce Atwood LLP
    David Heyman, President,
    Safari Energy
    Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Head of US Power,
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Harry Singh, Vice President, US Power,
    Goldman Sachs
    Kevin Telford, Vice President,
    Hull Street Energy
  • 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall & Networking Break
  • AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION PANEL
  • 2:50 pm PANEL: The Electricity Markets of Today—Will They Look the Same Tomorrow Under New FERC Leadership?
    — Wholesale market redesign—How to keep markets stable amid state policies versus federal rulings
    — What might long-term contracting look like under a new redesign?
    — Resource Adequacy—Is the answer in a complete market overhaul? Or can more mechanisms be implemented to ensure reliability?
    — FERC Order 2222—Opening up the wholesale energy markets to distributed energy resources (DERs) and the benefits/challenges this presents for capacity markets
    — FERC Order 1000—Can industrywide reform be achieved?
    — Minimum Offer Pricing Rule (MOPR)—How this rule is impacting the ISO-NE, NYISO and PJM markets
    — What other capacity market designs and design changes are being discussed should MOPR end? What are the pros and cons to these changes?

    Brett Kruse, Vice President, Market Design,
    Calpine Corporation
    Travis Kavulla, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs,
    NRG Energy
    Marji Philips, Vice President, Wholesale Market Policy,
    LS Power
    Joseph Bowring, President,
    Monitoring Analytics
    Tom Rutigliano, Senior Advocate,
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • 3:55 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 pm Close of Virtual Conference

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Director, Policy and Strategy, Ameresco
Sebastian Libonatti 150.jpg Sebastian Libonatti
Vice President, Business Development, Avangrid
Julian Dumoulin-Smith 150.jpg Julien Dumoulin-Smith
Head of US Power, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Vice President, Commercial LNG and Gas Development, BHE Gas Transmission & Storage
Brett Kruse 150.jpg Brett Kruse
Vice President, Market Design, Calpine Corporation
Emily fisher 150.jpg Emily Fisher
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, SVP, Clean Energy, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Roger Kranenburg 150.jpg Roger Kranenburg
Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy, Eversource Energy
Bill Berg 150.jpg William Berg
Vice President, Wholesale Market Development, Exelon Corporation
Allison Clements 150.jpg The Honorable Allison Clements
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Harry Singh 150.jpg Harry Singh
Vice President, US Power, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Telford Kevin Telford
Vice President, Hull Street Energy
Sharon Segner 150.jpg Sharon Segner
Vice President, LS Power
MarjI Phillips 150.jpg Marji Philips
Vice President, Wholesale Market Policy, LS Power
Joseph Bowring Joseph Bowring
President, Monitoring Analytics
Daniel Grunwald 150.jpg Daniel Grunwald
Product Manager, Power Analytics, Morningstar
Enza Rosi 150.jpg Enza Rosi
Director, Data Analytics, Commodities and Energy, Morningstar
Tom Rutigliano 150.jpg Tom Rutigliano
Senior Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Dena Wiggins 150.jpg Dena Wiggins
President, Chief Executive Officer, Natural Gas Supply Association
Dan Dolan 150.jpg Dan Dolan
President, New England Power Generators Association
Paul Cusenza 150.jpg Paul Cusenza
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Nodal Exchange
Travis Kavulla 150.jpg Travis Kavulla
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy
Valerie Green 150.jpg Valerie Green
Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP
Sanjay Sharestha 150.jpg Sanjay Shrestha
Chief Strategy Officer, Plug Power
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Vice President, Trading and Origination, Repsol
David Heyman 150.jpg David Heyman
President, Safari Energy
Emmanual Corral 150.jpg Emmanuel Corral
Energy Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Manan Ahuja 150.jpg Manan Ahuja
Manager, North American Power Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Amy Gasca 150.jpg Amy Gasca
Global Power Managing Editor, S&P Global Platts
Karen Rivera 150.jpg Karen Rivera
Power Pricing Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Daryna Kotenko 150.jpg Daryna Kotenko
Power Pricing Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Grace Parker 150.jpg Grace Parker
Power Pricing Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Courtney Love 150.jpg Courtney Love
Americas Natural Gas Pricing Analyst, S&P Global Platts

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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 Northeast Power and Gas Markets 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: Martin Falkenberg, Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 617 320 6647 or [email protected].




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Pricing

The S&P Global Platts Northeast Power and Gas Markets Virtual Conference will take place Online on May 26-27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT.

Early Bird Rate*
Register by April 23
Standard Rate*
Register by May 25, 2021
Virtual Conference Delegate
$199    
$299    

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT.








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