Seminar March 17, 2014

Convergence of Electric and Natural Gas and its Effect on Smart Grid and Demand-Side Resources

Event Detail
Peter K. Floyd
March 17, 2014
Atlanta, GA

Peter Floyd will be joined by John Moura, Director of Reliability Assessment of NERC,  Keith Bass, esp, LLC, and Ross Malme, Skipping Stone, LLC, during this program sponsored by the Energy Bar Association and the Southeastern Energy Society.   This program will be presented as both a live program and a telecast.

The use of natural gas for electric generation continues to grow.  Such reliance has raised concerns regarding the need for coordination between the electric and gas industries.  It has also put price pressure on certain demand-side resource technologies. In November 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 787, addressing the Communication of Operational Information Between Natural Gas Pipelines and Electric Transmission Operators (Docket No. RM13-17-000).  In May 2013, The North American Electric Reliability Corporations (NERC) released the 2013 Special Reliability Assessment  Accommodating an Increased Dependence on Natural Gas for Electric Power today.  This program will provide an overview of Order 787 and the NERC report and discuss the effect of the natural gas and electric convergence on the deployment and use of smart grid and demand side technologies.

Attendees will learn about the NERC framework for analyzing the different risks that can affect reliability, ways to minimize vulnerabilities and areas where coordinated inter-industry efforts could provide enhanced system reliability.  Business representatives of the electric and natural gas industries will provide additional insight regarding their unique perspectives.

The live meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. EDT in Alston & Bird's Atlanta office. 

Telecast 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Pending CLE approval

Members: $15 with RSVP, $18 without RSVP - for lunch or telecast
Non-members: $18 with RSVP, $20 without RSVP - for lunch or telecast

Please RSVP by March 13 to Janice Shaw at 404.881.7761 or

Please provide your name, company name, phone number and email address, and if you will be attending the live program or telecast.

March 17, 2014
Alston & Bird LLP / 1201 West Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA 30309

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