Transforming the U.S. Electric System: Where Federal and State Initiatives Meet
Morrison & Foerster participated in the 2016 California Utility Programs Event. Here, top policy makers and industry leaders on the cutting edge of development address the way in which electricity in the U.S. will be produced, delivered, and used in the future. The learning sessions examined the work occurring in Minnesota, California, and the Southeast; FERC, NERC and U.S. DOE; and through state and city regulatory bodies. Additional learning sessions included remarks from a leading consumer advocate and newer market entrants, plus a lunchtime presentation on grid architecture for the future grid. The facilitated discussion session addressed how federal, state, and local efforts complement or conflict, and ideas provided from the discussion panel and the audience gave additional means for coordination across jurisdictions and regions.