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Americans for a Clean Energy Grid will convene thought leaders on energy and environmental issues in Columbus, Ohio August 6th at the Ohio Clean Energy Transmission Conference.

The event will features expert discussions on how the PJM Interconnection – the world’s largest competitive electricity market – would benefit from more renewable energy and a modernized transmission grid.

Understanding PJM’s critical role, Ohio Public Utilities Commission Chairman Todd A. Snitchler will deliver a keynote speech on the importance of efficient and reliable transmission for the state the regional power market.

Panelists will also identify barriers to achieving a 21st Century electric grid and the jobs that require a reliable and affordable electricity supply. An event agenda can be found here, with updates to be announced over the coming days.

National and regional experts on renewable energy and electricity transmission will tackle questions and topics that include:

  • What Drives Electricity Prices?
  • The Role of Transmission in Developing New Energy Resources
  • 1000 Ways to Look at Order 1000—Regional Plans to Meet Multiple Goals
  • The Clean Energy Opportunity for the Buckeye State and Beyond: Research, Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chains, Services and More

The event is hosted by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and the Office of Energy and Environment at The Ohio State University. Attendees can register for this free event here.

Twitter users can follow @cleanenergygrid for event updates or join the conversation August 6th by using the Twitter hashtag #PJMSummit.

ABOUT PJMPJM Interconnection

With more than 51 million customers, PJM is a regional transmission organization that manages 56,000 miles of transmission lines and the wholesale electricity market that stretches across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio, Washington, D.C., and parts of Indiana and Illinois. Many of the game-changing trends seen throughout the electricity industry are playing out within PJM’s footprint, including the introduction of large amounts of natural gas, the retirement of coal plants, and the ever changing demands and reliability needs of the electric grid.

In the face of an unprecedented amount of electric generation retirements over the next three years, PJM’s capacity market recently secured record amounts of new generation, demand resources and energy efficiency measures. The adequacy of transmission capacity to manage the expected flows of power as this dynamic situation evolves is a key focus of the event.

EVENT LOGISTICS

WHAT: The Ohio Clean Energy Transmission Conference

WHO: Chairman Todd A. Snitchler, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Clean energy industry experts, environmental advocates, business leaders, policymakers

WHEN: Monday, August 6, 2012
8:30am – 5:00pm
Click here to RSVP for this free event

WHERE: The Ohio State University
The Ohio Union
U.S. Bank Conference Theater
1739 North High Street
Columbus, OH

RSVP: Register online at http://cleanenergytransmission.org/ohioRSVP/

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