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Electric Generation Landscape Conference - October 2013
October 10-11, 2013

Day - October 10
8:00 am

DAY ONE - Thursday, October 10

Registration opens.
8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by


9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Michael J.B. Carter
SNL Energy
9:15 am

Keynote Address

Larry Kellerman
Chief Executive Officer
Quantum Utility Generation, LLC
10:00 am

Networking Break

10:30 am

Positioning Your Regulated Supply Mix for Growth

  • What are the particular considerations for a regulated entity to achieve steady growth?
  • What are the current trends in legislatures and rate cases regarding allowed returns, rate base additions, and riders.
  • How will regulated utilities continue to achieve growth?
  • Are there any significant moves toward re-regulation or de-regulation?
Thomas J. Flaherty, III
Bob Irvin
Energy Advisor
Irvin Consulting
Michael P. Kagan
Senior Vice President
Concentric Energy Advisors
Michael Quinn
Vice President, Technology & Strategy
Oncor Electric Delivery
David H. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Head of Scientific Support to Counsel,
Innovative Science Solutions, LLC
12:30 pm


Sponsored by

Scott Madden

1:45 pm

What is the Future of the Competitive Market?

  • How will IPP's weather the twin storm of declining margins and increased compliance costs?
  • What's the outlook for each of the major competitive markets? MISO, PJM, ERCOT, NYISO, ISO-NE, CA-ISO 
  • How are the competitive markets dealing with the reliability implications of increased retirements?
Natasha Gianvecchio
Latham & Watkins
Hank Jones
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Michael Kline
Berkeley Research Group
3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm

Current Issues in Fuel Diversity

  • What are the long run reliability implications of a gas heavy fleet?
  • Is there any political momentum within state governments or ISO's to keep coal in the supply mix for diversity if long term economics don't support operation?
  • Are there material net changes in the nuclear component of the US fleet?
  • Where do renewables fit into the picture?
Michelle Bloodworth
Vice President, State Affairs and Business Development
America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)
Cris Eugster
Group Executive Vice President; Chief Generation and Strategy Officer
CPS Energy
Michael McInnes
Senior Vice President, Production
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Stuart Pearman
Partner and Energy Practice Area Leader
ScottMadden, Inc.
5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Day - October 11
7:45 am

DAY TWO - Friday, October 11

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction

8:35 am

The Demand Picture

  • What's the picture for organic load growth/decline? 
  • How will efficiency/ smart grid initiatives affect demand growth?
  • Will demand response and distributed gen move the needle on making demand more elastic?
  • Will the retail load business model prove too risky in the long run?
  • Is consolidation in the sector inevitable?
  • How costly will reliability for utilities become?
  • How will Utilities incorporate increased distributed generation into their businesses?
Val Jensen
Senior Vice President, Customer Operations
Steve Murray
President, Residential
Direct Energy
Steve Pullins
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Green Energy Corp.
Todd Williams
ScottMadden, Inc.
9:45 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by

Direct Energy

10:15 am

Financing Trends for New Generation, Transmission and Generation-Related Gas Infrastructure

  • How have dividend taxation changes affected demand for utility equity?
  • What has the market for traditional issuances been like?
  • How has private equity affected investor demand in the sector?
  • How will newly applied structures like MLP's, REITs, Pooling, and Securitization affect financing?
Erik Codrington
Managing Director, Project Finance
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Debra Hemsey
Managing Director
GE Energy Financial Services
Jonathan Rod
Latham & Watkins LLP
Rakesh Shankar
Vice President
Morgan Stanley
12:00 pm

Down to the Wires

  • What are the major FERC and state attitudes toward transmission and distribution needs and expenditures?
  • Will reliability be a major theme after Sandy?
  • What's the state of merchant interstate projects?
  • What strategy are some of the big IOU's pursuing in terms of their aging infrastructure?
  • How will wires businesses deal with the new demand normal?
Robert Bradish
Vice President, Transmission Grid Development
American Electric Power
Michael Gergen
Latham & Watkins LLP
Sharon Segner
Assistant Vice President
LS Power
Michael Skelly
Founder and President
Clean Line Energy Partners
1:30 pm

Conference Concludes

Michelle BloodworthVice President, State Affairs and Business Development, America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)
Robert BradishVice President, Transmission Grid Development, American Electric Power
Michael J.B. CarterDirector, SNL Energy
Erik CodringtonManaging Director, Project Finance, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Cris EugsterGroup Executive Vice President; Chief Generation and Strategy Officer, CPS Energy
Thomas J. Flaherty, IIIPrincipal, Strategy&
Michael GergenPartner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Natasha GianvecchioPartner, Latham & Watkins
Debra HemseyManaging Director, GE Energy Financial Services
Bob IrvinEnergy Advisor, Irvin Consulting
Val JensenSenior Vice President, Customer Operations, ComEd
Hank JonesExecutive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Dynegy
Michael P. KaganSenior Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors
Larry KellermanChief Executive Officer, Quantum Utility Generation, LLC
Michael KlinePrincipal, Berkeley Research Group
Michael McInnesSenior Vice President, Production, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Steve MurrayPresident, Residential, Direct Energy
Stuart PearmanPartner and Energy Practice Area Leader, ScottMadden, Inc.
Steve PullinsCo-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Green Energy Corp.
Michael QuinnVice President, Technology & Strategy, Oncor Electric Delivery
Jonathan RodPartner, Latham & Watkins LLP
David H. Schwartz, Ph.D.Head of Scientific Support to Counsel,, Innovative Science Solutions, LLC
Sharon SegnerAssistant Vice President, LS Power
Rakesh ShankarVice President, Morgan Stanley
Michael SkellyFounder and President, Clean Line Energy Partners
Todd WilliamsPartner, ScottMadden, Inc.
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Event Date:
October 10-11, 2013
Event Location:
The Houstonian Hotel
111 N Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX, US
Registration Fee:
Your registration includes all conference materials and continental breakfast on both days, plus lunch and evening cocktail reception on Day One.


The Electric Generation Landscape Conference is designed for
  • Professionals at utilities and merchant generators concerned with integrated resource management, including responsibility for strategic planning, corporate finance, generation planning and regulatory affairs
  • Investment banking professionals
  • Industry regulators
  • Portfolio managers and analysts
  • Legal and management consultants to the industry
Allstate Investments
Ameren Energy
American Electric Power
American Natural Gas Alliance
American Transmission Co.
Atlantic Power Corp.
BNSF Railway
Brookfield Energy Marketing
C12 Energy
Capital Power Corporation
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Clean Line Energy Partners
DTE Energy Services
DZ Bank
EDF Trading
Enventure Partners
Fuel Tech
GE Energy Financial Services
GenOn Energy
Global Infrastructure Partners
Hess Corporation
ICF International
Illinois Commerce Commission
J.P. Morgan Global Mergers & Acquisitions
JDC Energy Advisors
Latham & Watkins
LG&E and KU
Loop Capital Markets
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
Mizuho Corporate Bank
Natural Resource Partners
Navigant Consulting
NiSource Gas Distribution
Northland Power
NRG Energy
PJM Interconnection
State of Colorado Public Utility Commission
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Tyr Energy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies
Event Date:
October 10-11, 2013
The Houstonian Hotel
111 N Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX, US

A block of rooms at the The Houstonian Hotel has been reserved for program attendees at a special rate, starting at $239 per night, exclusive of taxes and fees. Discounted rates are available through September 18, 2013 or until the block is filled, whichever comes first.

To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at (800) 231-2759 and mention the SNL Electric Generation Landscape Conference.



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9.5 Hours of Professional Development Credit

SNL Knowledge Center is registered with CFA Institute as an Approved Provider of professional development programs. This program is eligible for 9.5 PD credits hours as granted by CFA Institute. If you are a CFA Institute member, PD credit for your attendance at this event will be automatically recorded in your PD Diary upon request.

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10.5 Hours of CPE Credit

Participants attending the entire program qualify for 10.5 hours of CPE credit hours (Overview, Professional Growth). Program Level: Intermediate, Update. Delivery Method: Group-Live. SNL Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 4th Ave N, Ste 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.



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What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another SNL CFE program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.
Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.
In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.
"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option remain liable for the full program fee.
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