NEM: Consumer Demand for Energy Choice Options Driving Market Openings in the West
January 23, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that it will convene a Western Energy Policy Summit on January 30, 2019, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"A diverse cross-section of industry stakeholders that participate in and oversee the Western energy markets are confirmed and have been invited to attend the open session as well as NEM energy industry leaders that serve consumers in competitive retail energy markets across the country," NEM said
The Summit will follow a NEM members-only Executive Committee meeting on January 29th.
Participants at the Western Energy Policy Summit will review the expansion of competitive market opportunities in the Western states, including policy changes driven by the availability of solar and wind resources and consumer demand for competitive energy choice options. Discussion will also include the benefits and challenges of integrating distributed energy resources into a modernized grid.
"NEM is pleased to gather Western region energy stakeholders to examine the drivers behind pro-competitive energy market policies being implemented in the Western states and to share NEM member experiences from the states already open for energy competition on how to design a well-functioning retail energy marketplace that brings the most benefits to consumers of all sizes," said Craig Goodman, President of NEM.
NEM said that participants in the Western Energy Policy Summit include: Marc Spitzer, former Commissioner, FERC, former Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) Commissioner; Robert Burns, Chairman, AZCC; Boyd Dunn, Commissioner, AZCC; Sandra Kennedy, Commissioner, AZCC; Valerie Espinoza, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission; Diane Fellman, former Senior Policy Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission; Adam Kramer, EVP of Strategy, Switch; John Werner, former Board Member, ERCOT; and NEM’s Policy Leadership Team.
The Summit will also include a luncheon address from Catherine Pugh, Mayor of the City of Baltimore.