Tentative Agenda

Edison Congress 2024

Monday April 15


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception: Hotel Washington Vue Rooftop

Tuesday April 16

7:15 – 8 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome by Bob Rowe, CEO, NorthWestern Energy (retired).

8:15 – 9:30 a.m. CEO Panel: Bill Fontenot, Cleco; Ken Zagzebski, AES Utilities; Dave Hutchens, Fortis; Mari McClure, Green Mountain Power; Jessica Matlock, PNGC Power; moderated by Tom Kuhn, EEI (retired).

9:30 – 10:10 a.m. COO Panel: Brian Slocum, ITC Holdings; Michael Finissi, Santee Cooper; Ben Felton, Portland General Electric; moderated by AEIC’s Steve Hauser.

10:10 – 10:25 a.m. One on One: Digaunto Chatterjee, Eversource, with PUF’s Steve Mitnick.

10:25 – 10:40 a.m. One on One: Bob Yeager, Emerson.

10:40 – 10:55 a.m. Morning Networking Break

10:55 – 11:55 a.m. Investing in Resilience: Lisa Primeggia, Con Edison, Rohit Nair, PacifiCorp; Werner Schweiger, Long Island Power Authority; Peter Muhoro, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; Ryan Gerbrandt, Anterix; moderated by Sean Moser, GE Vernova.

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Going Around the Room: Public Utilities Fortnightly’s Steve Mitnick, and Ericsson’s Koustuv Ghoshal.

12:25 – 2 p.m. First Day Luncheon.  And Special Focus on Cybersecurity with Tim Pospisil, Nebraska Public Power District; Shane Clancy, Santee Cooper; and Victor Atkins, 1898 & Co.

2 – 2:45 p.m. Strategy Meets Operations: Kayla Messamore, Evergy; Geoff Bailey, Oncor; Aubrey Johnson, MISO; Nick Albanese, The Westly Group; Paul Spicer, WEC Energy Group; moderated by Tom Flaherty, EY-Parthenon.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Integrating Intermittent Generation: Jim Heilbron, Southern Company;
Cedric Green, Dominion Energy; Bob Yeager, Emerson; moderated by PUF’s Steve Mitnick.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Mitigating Wildfire Risk: Scott Bordenkicher, Arizona Public Service;
Anne Zellner Sherwood, Xcel Energy; Jonathan Woldemariam, San Diego Gas & Electric; Steve Ashbaker, WECC; Mark Quinlan, PG&E; moderated by Bryan Spear, Technosylva.

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Networking Break

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Customer Operations, Resources, and Analytics: Lee Evans, Southern Company; Neil Bhaget, Duke Energy; Shaun Smith, Con Edison; Bill Hetherington, Bandera Electric Cooperative; Latisha Younger-Canon, Guidehouse; moderated by Steve Mitnick.

5:15 – 6 p.m. T&D Engineer of the Future – Next Generation Perspective:
Darren Tillman, BG&E/Exelon; Ken Fuller, Georgia Power/Southern Company; Arvind Simhadri, Pacific Gas & Electric; Sara Lacey, Pepco/Exelon; moderated by Mike Beehler, Mike Beehler & Associates.

6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Grand Reception: Hotel Washington Vue Rooftop

Wednesday April 17

7:15 – 8 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8 – 8:30 a.m. Keynote Address by Heather Rivard, Southern California Edison, introduced by Public Utilities Fortnightly’s Steve Mitnick.

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Transforming the Grid at What Pace: Emily Duncan, AEP; Clay Rikard, Southern Company; Steve Martz, Xcel Energy; Eric Hawkins, Trico Electric Cooperative; moderated by Mike Rutkowski, 1898 & Co.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Next Generation of Generation: Jim Schaefer, Guggenheim Securities; Shannon Bragg-Sitton, INL; moderated by PUF’s Steve Mitnick.

10:15 – 11 a.m. Morning Networking Break

11 – 11:45 a.m. Beefing Up Transmission: Saul Rojas, New York Power Authority; Chuck Marshall, ITC Holdings; Kerrick Johnson, Vermont Electric Power; Tim Heidel, VEIR; moderated by PUF’s Steve Mitnick.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. T&D Engineer of the Future – Exec Perspective: Michael Lamb, Xcel Energy; Cleve Fann, Georgia Power/Southern Company; Casey Kirkpatrick, National Grid; moderated by Mike Beehler, Mike Beehler & Associates.

12:30 – 2 p.m. Second Day Luncheon.

2 – 2:45 p.m. Pathways to Clean Energy: Kim Harriman, AVANGRID; Raiford Smith, AES; Brad Chadwell, TVA; Alan MacAnespie, BG&E/Exelon; Danielle Vitoff, Guidehouse; moderated by Lisa Wood, VP retired, Edison Electric Institute.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Going Around the Room: Mike Beehler, Mike Beehler & Associates,
and PUF’s Steve Mitnick.

3:15 – 4 p.m. Engineering Leaders Panel: Tonya Berry, CMS Energy; Lisa Primeggia, Con Edison; Russ Profaizer, Duquesne Light; Frank Ronci, NYPA; moderated by AEIC’s Elizabeth Cook.

4 – 4:45 p.m. Operations Leaders Panel: Patrick Smith, Ameren; Steve Greenley, CenterPoint Energy; Tamla Olivier, Exelon; Raghu Sudhakara, Con Edison; moderated by Tom Flaherty, EY-Parthenon.