Postponed until October due to COVID-19 concerns
Included in the agenda:
Keynote Panel: Impacts of the PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Wildfires –Evaluating the Paths ForwardCalifornia’s ongoingwildfireproblemand PG&E’s bankruptcy are having huge effects on the energy landscape, forcing the state to reconsider wildfire prevention measures and key energy players’ roles. This panel will discuss potential impacts of the bankruptcy on the market and credit ratings, potential disruptions of existing PPA contracts, and how policies could change to meet the challenges of increased propensity for wildfires.
Panel Discussion: Rethinking Transmission for an Era of Increased Wildfire Risk and SB100 ImplementationThe shortcomings of the California grid are being amply demonstrated. From vulnerability to high winds to an almost certain inability to support the amount of renewable energy integration required for SB100, the long lead time of transmission buildout demands immediate planning for these contingencies. Munis and IOUs are currently grappling with how best to harden their transmission systems, including potentially undergrounding lines, while also connecting in-state DG. This panel will discuss how LSEs are adapting their planning to California’s new realities.