ICF's Energy Regulation and Litigation Forum
This invitation-only ICF International hosted event will explore the most salient regulatory and litigation topics in the energy industry today. You are invited to participate in this forum for exploring the latest regulations and litigation trends in power generation, expediting oil production to new markets, and natural gas.
Federal Electric Energy Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff will offer a keynote address that focuses on several key issues related to FERC jurisdiction and priorities. Following the keynote address, participants will be able to choose which informational workshop session they would like to attend:
Workshop One: Power Generation and Transmission—Meeting Major Challenges
A number of key regulatory and litigation-related factors will materially affect power generation over the next decade. The analysis is complex and in this workshop ICF will summarize its insights based on our wealth of filings in support of transmission expansions, describing key challenges facing transmission planning, nontransmission analysis, and implementation.
Workshop Two: Connecting the Dots—Key Issues in Expediting New Oil Production to Markets
A shift in U.S. and Canadian oil production is driving major changes to North American infrastructure and markets and causing oil stakeholders to consider new pipelines, pipeline conversions, new rail infrastructure, and refinery upgrades. This workshop will examine the market changes and debate how to accelerate the development of this infrastructure to align new sources of oil production with refineries.
Workshop Three: Natural Gas—Challenges, Opportunities, and Making Sense of the Confusion
Due to basis compression, gas infrastructure projects have become more challenging at the very time when consumers want to expand gas use, which will complicate rate case issues for pipelines and shippers alike. The treatment of costs for pipeline segments that operate at low load factors will be a key issue in every gas pipeline case for years to come. This workshop will discuss the key changes in gas transportation and storage markets, how to interpret gas price data, and why published gas prices may not reflect the real price of large gas volumes on the system.
A networking reception will follow these informational workshops.