ScottMadden to Sponsor and Present at SNL Energy National Conference: Planning for the New Utility Business

November 10, 2014

2014 Utility Regulation Conference: Rate Case, ROE, and Reliability

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join leading industry players as a sponsor and presenter at SNL’s Utility Regulation Conference being held December 8–9, 2014, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. The event, presented by SNL and Regulatory Research Associates, brings together experts from across the industry to examine and discuss the best emerging strategies for more favorable orders and decisions for the U.S. utility industry.

Rick Starkweather, partner and regulatory practice leader at ScottMadden, will serve as panel moderator for the session, “What Should Utilities be Doing Now? Planning for the New Utility Business.” This session will examine:

  • Ways to think about distributed energy resources
  • How some companies, including Hawaiian Electric and Consolidated Edison, are handling distributed resources in their integrated resource planning processes
  • How companies and state commissions are addressing regulatory lag and recovery of certain costs
  • Effectiveness of outreach programs to educate and advance utility issues with state and local officials

Panelists will include: Alan Felsenthal, Managing Director for power and utilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Chuck Harder, Vice President of Rates and Regulatory at SourceGas LLC; and David Sparby, Senior Vice President and Group President at Xcel Energy Services and President and CEO of Northern States Power-Minnesota.

“A number of perspectives have been expressed in the press, and by utility executives, over the past year about how the current utility model needs to change—some cautiously favorable and some warning of impending doom. We’ll hear from some of the companies who are proactively responding to the growth of distributed resources in their service territory in a constructive, positive way,” said Mr. Starkweather.

If you have not already registered, you are eligible to receive a special $100 discount off the standard registration fee of $1,295, courtesy of ScottMadden. To register at this rate, please visit the conference registration page here and enter the promo codeSM1214.

About ScottMadden’s Energy Practice
Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

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