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Technical Talk with RF

September 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Intended Audience:

  • State lawmakers, commissioners, and staff 
  • Policy makers engaged in state energy regulation 
  • National associations of regulatory commissioners 
  • Utility regulatory and government affairs personnel 
  • Transmission planners plus anyone interested in the reliability and socio-economic impacts of the changing and diverse generation mix

Agenda Topics:

We will be discussing the aspects of the Energy Trilemma, the challenges associated with the energy transition in balancing cost, environment, and reliability.

Delaware State Senator Stephanie Hansen, 10th District

  • Senator Hansen will highlight the success of the Delaware Energy Stakeholders’ Group that she formed to develop and discuss energy legislation in Delaware. The group is comprised of about two dozen members from a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups to provide different viewpoints on the important topics at hand. ReliabilityFirst has recently joined the group, presented at the meetings, and participated in the discussions. The group consists of representatives from all of Delaware’s utilities, the Public Service Commission, Public Advocate, environmental and conservative organizations, the Department of Natural Resources, the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, PJM, members of the legislature, and others. 

​Dr. Lars Schernikau, Energy Economist, Entrepreneur, Commodity Trader, Author, Investor & Strategic Advisor

  • ​Dr. Schernikau will be discussing the energy economics, return on investment, and raw material inputs in relation to the energy transition. He will share his insight on emerging technologies and how they support our clean energy future. 

Abe Silverman, Director, Non-Technical Barriers to the Clean Energy Transition – Columbia University CGEP

  • Abe Silverman will share his experience and expertise with interconnection, transmission planning and transmission cost allocation. He will offer a deep dive into how states are thinking about contracted capacity versus realized capacity and what success looks like in our clean energy future while maintaining reliability.​

Reference Materials:

2023-09-18 Tech Talk SO Edition


September 18, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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