Wednesday, April 3

6:00 – 9:00 pm CT
Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Special Dinner Speaker
Sean Casten, Congressman (D, IL-06)

Thursday, April 4

8:00 – 9:00 am CT

9:00 – 10:00 am
Keynote Address

FERC Commissioner Mark Christie

10:00 – 11:15 am
Panel 1 – The (Re)Integration of Planning – Putting Humpty Back Together Again

Shawn E. Schukar, President, Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois
Steve Martz, VP Integrated Planning, Xcel Energy
Carlo Brancucci, PhD, CEO, encoord

Cristin Lyons, Partner and Energy Practice Leader, ScottMadden

11:15 – 11:30 am
Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 pm
Panel 2 – Let’s Talk: The Importance of Collaboration in Transmission Planning

Matthew Ellis, Manager Transmission Strategy & Development, Great River Energy
Brian Tulloh, Executive Director, External Affairs, MISO
Zach Zimmerman, Research and Policy Manager, Grid Strategies

Becky Webb, Senior Manager of Transmission Strategy, Exelon Corporation

12:30 – 2:00 pm


The Blackstone Hotel

The Spring Member Meeting will be held at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL.

This is an invitation-only event.

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WIRES Spring Member Meeting Agenda & Program