PJM Holding Grid 20/20 on Public Policy and Markets

Examining the role of public policy in shaping the future electric marketplace is the focus of the next PJM Grid 20/20 forum, Public Policy Goals & Market Efficiency, which will be held Aug. 18 at PJM’s headquarters.

This forum will examine focus on the confluence of market design and public policy goals.

Industry experts and regulatory officials will explore various pathways in which market rules can accommodate policy goals without distorting market principles.

“We know the market can produce the most efficient and reliable resource investment outcomes,” said Andrew L. Ott, president and CEO. “We also recognize that that market rules can be designed to accommodate environmental, social and political interests while still performing their paramount mission – which is delivering the most cost-efficient resources needed to serve customers reliably.”

Forum topics will include:

  • Preservation of the status quo
  • Altering the Minimum Offer Price Rule
  • Restructuring the procurement process
  • Non-traditional approaches

PJM conducts Grid 20/20 forums to share information and ideas about key topics in the electric power industry. The series began in 2011. There is no cost to attend the event at the PJM Conference & Training Center, but registration is required.

 Panels:

 9 a.m. – What Is The Problem?

  •  Craig Glazer, vice president – Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection
  • Marc Montalvo, president and principal consultant – Daymark Energy Advisors

 10 a.m. – Traditional Responses/Solutions to the Problem

Moderator: Hung-Po Chao, senior director, economics – Markets, PJM Interconnection

Panelists:

12:45 p.m. – Alternatives to Traditional Solutions

 Moderator: Vince Duane, senior vice president – Law, Compliance & External Relations, PJM

 Panelists:

  • William Berg – vice president – Wholesale Market Development, Exelon Generation Co., LLC
  • Peter Fuller – vice president – Market & Regulatory Affairs, NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Stu Bresler – senior vice president, Operations and Markets, PJM Interconnection
  • Raymond DePillo – senior director – Market Development, PSEG Energy Resources and Trade, LLC
  • John Moore – senior attorney – Sustainable FERC Project, NRDC