Press Releases

Election Results, SmartGrid, Security Among Issues Energy Execs Will Address at TransForum EAST

Event fosters critical dialogue for Eastern U.S. electric power transmission industry

AURORA, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Energy policies and development were hot topics during last week's presidential debate, and the election outcome could significantly affect future electrical transmission policy, development and regulation. TransForum EAST is the only post-election gathering that will bring together Eastern U.S. transmission professionals in the nation's capital to discuss and strategize the numerous political, geographical, technical, regulatory and financial issues facing the region.

The conference is December 4–6, 2012 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. "Implications of the 2012 Presidential Election on Transmission Policy," will be presented by Frank Maisano, Founding Partner, Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell & Guiliani, with an insider's view on what industry executives can expect regarding transmission legislation and federal policy.

Other sessions include Terry Harvill, VP of Grid Development for ITC Holdings Corporation and Robert Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Trans-Elect, addressing "The Future Transmission Company and the Eastern Grid Year 2030;" Patrick Miller, President and CEO of EnergySec with "Keeping the Eastern Grid Smart and Secure;" Gloria Godson, VP of Federal Regulatory Policy, Pepco Holdings, on "Beyond Order 1000;" and John Flynn, VP of Strategic Planning and Project Development for American Transmission Company on "Wind by Wire: The Challenges of and Solutions for Integrating New Renewable Resources in the East." A pre-forum transmission policy round-table event co-produced with the WIRES group will be held December 4.

Early Bird discounts for TransForum EAST are available through October 19, 2012. For more information, visit or call 303-228-4737.

About TransmissionHub and Energy Central

Energy Central's TransmissionHub is an interactive, multi-channel information resource serving electric power transmission professionals. Providing reliable data — including the most robust North American project database available, fully integrated source documents, detailed maps, plus industry insights from senior analysts and exclusive editorial coverage.

Since 1996, Energy Central has provided the global power industry with a reliable, trusted information hub with groundbreaking research, insightful reports and analytics, advisory services, and original commentary — in print, online and through industry events — on energy-driven topics including utility business, smart grid, renewable energy, energy storage, transmission and distribution, generation and customer analytics.

Energy Central
Sarah Frazier, 303-782-5510
Marketing Director

Source: Energy Central