US-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue 2010 Conference - Increasing Trade in Clean Electricity
Venue: Hyatt Regency O\'Hare
|Event Date/Time: May 19, 2010||End Date/Time: May 20, 2010|
|Registration Date: May 10, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: May 03, 2010|
The United States and Canada recognize energy trade as a pathway to achieving renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
The North American electricity market is deeply integrated across national borders. For example, electricity flows between Canadian provinces and interconnected U.S. jurisdictions exceed interprovincial power transfers. These flows are important for balancing loads and managing reliability in both countries.
This substantial extent of interconnection between both nations, and the relative ease of transferring power across the border, has led to a trading relationship where both countries benefit from seasonal differences in electricity demand and a more widely diversified generation resource mix than would be possible without trade.
The substantial integration between the two countries both in physical terms, as well as in the management and oversight of the electricity system, means that there is common interest in understanding and addressing key policy and market trends, including: increasing supply of clean energy and associated transmission; load management, demand response, and energy storage; and smart grid technologies.
This conference will bring together key stakeholders from both countries to identify potential resources and markets for increased trade in clean electricity and ancillary services between both countries. The conference will consist of moderated panel discussions, facilitated discussions, audience input, and a closing overview session.