April 27-28, 2022

This members event is by invitation-only.

The Spring Meeting was held in Nashville, TN, at the historic Hermitage Hotel. The event was also livestreamed.


Wednesday, April 27

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Dinner – RSVP Required

Thursday, April 28

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast – RSVP Required

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Address
James Danly, FERC Commissioner

10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Panel 1: Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Amanda Conner, Vice President FERC & RTO Strategy & Policy, AEP – Moderator
Rob Hobart, Founding Partner, HHQ Ventures
Teja Kuruganti, Section Head – Advanced Computing Methods for Engineered Systems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tony Niknejad, Policy Director, Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Coffee Break

11:15 AM 12:15 PM
Panel 2: EVs and the Implications for Transmission

Brian Gemmell, Chief Clean Energy Development Officer, National Grid – Moderator
Philip Jones, Executive Director, Alliance for Transportation Electrification
Kevin Hernandez, Partner, Scott Madden
Ryan Stanton, EV Research and Strategy, Tennessee Valley Authority
Alexa Voytek, Energy Programs Administrator, Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs (TDEC OEP)

12:30 PM 2:00 PM
Lunch – RSVP Required

WIRES will comply with all local guidance and requirements pertaining to COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and prevention efforts.

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