Ott and Bresler Testifying at FERC on State Policy, Markets

PJM President and CEO Andy Ott and Stu Bresler, senior vice president − Operations and Markets, will testify at a two-day technical conference at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission May 1 and 2.

The conference, “State Policies and Wholesale Markets operated by ISO New England, Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc. and PJM Interconnection,” will examine how the competitive markets can select resources of interest to state policy makers while preserving the benefits of regional markets and economic resource selection. In a previously released statement, Ott discussed the overall role of the grid operator and noted that PJM stakeholders are working on issues to address the impact of state reforms on PJM’s capacity market.

The first two sessions on May 1 are dedicated to ISO New England and NYISO. The third session, “The Interplay between State Policies and the Wholesale Markets Operated by PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.,” is divided into several panels. The first, “States’ Perspective in PJM,” will feature members of the public utilities boards of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois.

Ott will participate in the second panel, “Stakeholders’ Perspective in PJM.” Panelists will include Joe Bowring, president – Monitoring Analytics, LLC, and Gregory Poulos, executive director – Consumer Advocates of the PJM States, speaking on behalf of PJM Joint Consumer Advocates.

On May 2, the first session, “The Implications of State Policies for Wholesale Energy and Capacity Markets and Resource Adequacy,” will be a mix of representatives from public utility commissions and consumer groups.

The afternoon session, “Reconciling Wholesale Competitive Markets with State Policies,” will have presentations from industry experts who will discuss potential solutions for sustainable wholesale market designs that both preserve the benefits of regional markets and respect state policies.

Bresler will be among the grid operator representatives responding to the first panel on May 2.