Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit featuring John R. Norris
11/14/2012, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Download the agenda and RSVP online.[link to: http://cleanenergytransmission.org/southeast-clean-energ
Speakers will include John R. Norris, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Terry Boston, president and CEO of PJM Interconnection; John Jimison, managing director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid; and Jimmy Glotfelty, executive vice president of Clean Line Energy Partners.
The Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit is sponsored by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Vanderbilt Law School's Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Wires, and Clean Line Energy Partners.
Transmission is the backbone of our electric system and the foundation for the Southeast's economic growth and environmental sustainability. Expanding and upgrading the electric transmission network will create jobs, strengthen the economy, spur the development and use of clean and renewable energy sources, and ensure a secure and modern power system.
The Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit will feature a series of panel discussions with clean energy and transmission industry representatives, academic leaders, policymakers, as well as keynote addresses from the United States' leading experts, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner John R. Norris.
Commissioner Norris was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2010 and reconfirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2012 for a full term expiring in June 2017. He has years of experience in energy policy and regulatory affairs, most recently serving as chief of staff to Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining the USDA, Commissioner Norris served as Chairman of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB).