Regional Transmission Webinar Series


Regional Transmission Webinar Series

Since 2010, we’ve held eight regional transmission summits in OregonIowaKansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, TennesseeColorado, and Minnesota. At those events, we heard from a diverse range of folks who care about the urgent need to modernize, integrate, extend, and add capacity to our nation’s high-voltage electric transmission grid.

While the need for a modern and clean-energy grid is only more urgent now, the situation has continued to evolve in all these regions and at the national level, and the importance of an educated public and private sector concerning these issues remains.  To that end, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid presents a series of regionally-focused webinars on what’s going on in the world of transmission running from Fall 2013 to Winter 2014. Each webinar will span one hour, featuring presentations by transmission experts from the region in question and a discussion of environmental, economic, and political issues including planning, siting, and cost allocation.

You will need to RSVP in order to receive the link to each webinar. E-mail reminders will be sent out once final dates are established and speakers confirmed. They will also be sent out one week before and the day of. Please click as many links on the tentative schedule below as you like, and you will be directed to a page on which you can register to attend.

If you would like to register for all of the webinars, please use this link.

To view the audio and video recordings of already concluded webinars, please use this link.


          Pacific Northwest (concluded)
September 19th, 2013

PowerPoint slides available here.

          • Cameron Yourkowski, Senior Policy Manager, Renewable Northwest Project
          • Roger Hamilton, Director, University of Oregon’s Climate Leadership Initiative

Midwest (concluded)
October 10th, 2013

PowerPoint slides available here.

          • Beth Soholt, Executive Director, Wind on the Wires
          • Johnathan Hladik, Energy Policy Advocate, Center for Rural Affairs

Heartland (concluded)
October 29th, 2013 

PowerPoint slides available here.
Audio and video recording available here.

          • Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director, Climate and Energy Project
          • Jay Caspary, Director of Research & Development, Southwest Power Pool

New England (concluded)
November 13th, 2013

PowerPoint slides available here.
Audio and video recording available here.

          • Seth Kaplan, VP of Policy and Climate Advocacy, Conservation Law Foundation
          • Stephen Conant, Senior Vice President for Project Development, Anbaric Transmission

PJM  (concluded)
January 24th, 2014

PowerPoint slides available here.
Audio and video recording available here.

          • Craig Glazer, Vice President of Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection
          • Lena Hansen, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
          • Deral Danis, Engineering and Transmission Manager, Clean Line Energy Partners
          • Allison Clements, Director, Sustainable FERC Project

Southeast (concluded)
March 13th, 2014

          • John Lucas, GM of Transmission Policy and Services, Southern Company
          • Frank Rambo, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

PowerPoint slides available here.
Audio and video recording available here.

West (concluded)
March 13th, 2014

          • Carl Zichella, Director of Western Transmission, Natural Resources Defense Council
          • Stephen J. Beuning, Director of Market Operations, Xcel Energy

PowerPoint slides available here.
Audio and video recording available here.

Great Plains/Upper Midwest (concluded)
September 4th, 2014

            • Erin Stojan-Ruccolo, Director, Electricity Markets, Fresh Energy
            • Jesse Moser Manager, Strategic Infrastructure, MISO
            • Will Kaul, Vice President of Transmission, Great River Energy

PowerPoint slides available here.
Full webinar recording available here.


If you have any questions or difficulties with registration, please send an e-mail to We look forward to having you join us for what will be a substantive and highly informative series.