Committees & Groups

Grid 20/20: Focus on Resource Diversity

Grid 2020 Diversity


Please join us as we explore the impacts of shifting trends in resource types, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with achieving a reliable resource mix.

Registration for this event in now closed. Please email Janell Fabiano to be added to the waiting list. Thank you for your interest in Grid 20/20.

Key Topics

PJM has assembled industry experts and executives to discuss the following topics:

  • Is the changing fuel mix a problem?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges presented by the changing resource mix?
  • What are the implications of the EPA CO2 rule?
  • What role do wholesale energy markets play to achieve a diverse and reliable fuel mix?
  • How are policies and regulators shaping the resource mix? What is their role in the achieving a reliable balance in the future?
  • What are the impacts on a local, national, and global level?
  • Lessons learned from those who have experience with rapidly changing resource dynamics

Who should attend

PJM members, state regulatory commissioners, electric utilities, power marketers, consumer advocates, consultants, staff members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other government officials.


Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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Discounted hotel rate - $269 
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Group Code: “PJM Interconnection”

Event Materials

Agenda (PDF)

Monday, October 20, 2014

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks – Terry Boston, CEO - PJM Interconnection
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker – Cheryl A. LaFleur, Chair - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Panel 1
Impacts: Opportunities and Challenges of Changing Resource Mix

Moderator - Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Impacts: Opportunities and Challenges of Changing Resource Mix Q&A
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Special Guest Speakers
  • David Owens, Executive Vice President - Edison Electric Institute
  • Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program - Natural Resources Defense Council
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Panel 2
Potential Solutions: Ways to Achieve a Reliable Resource Mix

Moderators - Mike Kormos, Executive Vice President - Operations - PJM Interconnection
Andrew L. Ott, Executive Vice President - Markets - PJM Interconnection


  • Mark Karl, Vice President, Market Development – ISO New England
  • David Kolata, Executive Director - Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Don Moul, Vice President of Commodity Operations – FirstEnergy Solutions
  • Lloyd M. Yates, Executive Vice President of Market Solutions – Duke Energy

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Potential Solutions: Ways to Achieve a Reliable Resource Mix Q & A
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker - Lawrence J. Makovich – Vice President and Senior Advisor for Global Power, IHS CERA
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Chantal Hendrzak, Executive Director of Operations Support - PJM Interconnection