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Workshop with FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff


November 27, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 180

About the Event:

Chairman Wellinghoff will talk about steps FERC has taken to ensure that customers have reliable, efficient and sustainable energy.  He will focus on two rules - Order  745, which was intended to create open and fair compensation for demand response, and Order 755, designed to ensure fair compensation for resources based on the actual services provided.   Students interested in energy or federal regulation will not want to miss this learning opportunity. Lunch will be served.

About the Speaker:

Jon Wellinghoff was named Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by President Barack Obama on March 19, 2009.

First appointed as a Commissioner to FERC in 2006, Chairman Wellinghoff is an energy law attorney with 37 years experience in regulatory, consumer and commercial law. Prior to joining FERC, he was in private practice focusing exclusively on client matters related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation.

Chairman Wellinghoff’s priorities at FERC include opening wholesale electric markets to renewable resources and providing a platform for participation of demand response and other distributed resources in wholesale electric markets, including energy efficiency and local storage systems such as those in plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles (PHEVs and EVs). In addition, he is focused on promoting greater efficiency in our nation’s energy infrastructure through the institution of advanced technologies and system integration. As Chairman, he created FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI), which is responsible for investigating and promoting new efficient technologies and practices in the energy sectors under FERC’s jurisdiction.

Chairman Wellinghoff has written and lectured extensively on numerous subjects related to energy policy and practice including: renewable project development and renewable portfolio standards; smart grid and integration of electric vehicles and consumer appliances into the grid; demand response and distributed generation; efficient energy market structures and development and licensing of hydrokinetic systems.

Sponsored by the The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance.

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