Key PJM Electricity and Gas Market Catalysts

Andy Weissman, leading national expert with decades of expertise in PJM electricity and natural gas markets, focuses on how the intersection of energy markets and critical new regulatory decisions will lay the groundwork for PJM's future.

Join us for a half-day basics workshop or a full-day in-depth conference — or both — in an intimate classroom-style setting.

Half-Day Workshop – Primer of PJM Electricity & Natural Gas Markets: October 17, 2018 — 1:30pm to 5:30pm  |  Register by 10/12: $225, after 10/12: $295

Full-Day Conference – PJM Electricity & Gas Price Drivers: FERC Rules, Capacity Markets, Gas Production, and PJM’s Future Authority: October 18, 2018 — 9:30am to 5:30pm  |  Register by 10/12: $475, after 10/12: $595

Both Conferences  |  Register by 10/12: $625, after 10/12: $750

Hyatt Regency Chicago | 151 Upper Wacker Drive, Toronto Suite | Chicago IL 60601

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Primer of PJM Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

  • Overview of PJM Electricity and Natural Gas Markets:

    • PJM’s current electricity and capacity market design

    • Regional supply/demand fundamentals, incl. the link between electricity and natural gas prices

    • The transforming regional fuel and generation mix

    • Role of PJM versus FERC and state utility commissions

    • Potentially inadequate pipeline infrastructure in eastern PJM

  • Primary Regional Price Drivers:

    • Factors influencing price volatility, incl. gas pipeline and storage dynamics

    • Eastern PJM’s exposure to severe price spikes and power outages during the winter

    • Capacity Performance standards and PJM’s pending capacity market reforms

  • Hedging Strategies

    • How to assess and minimize price risks

  • Other Key Issues in PJM

    • Baseload retirements and state intervention

    • The impact of EPA’s new emissions regulations on coal plants

    • Long-term implications of solar, offshore wind

 
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CONFERENCE MORNING SESSION TOPICS

Primer of PJM Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

  • Overview of PJM Electricity and Natural Gas Markets:

    • PJM’s current electricity and capacity market design

    • Regional supply/demand fundamentals, incl. the link between electricity and natural gas prices

    • The transforming regional fuel and generation mix

    • Role of PJM versus FERC and state utility commissions

    • Potentially inadequate pipeline infrastructure in eastern PJM

  • Primary Regional Price Drivers:

    • Factors influencing price volatility, incl. gas pipeline and storage dynamics

    • Eastern PJM’s exposure to severe price spikes and power outages during the winter

    • Capacity Performance standards and PJM’s pending capacity market reforms

  • Hedging Strategies

    • How to assess and minimize price risks

  • Other Key Issues in PJM

    • Baseload retirements and state intervention

    • The impact of EPA’s new emissions regulations on coal plants

    • Long-term implications of solar, offshore wind

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CONFERENCE AFTERNOON SESSION TOPICS

Key Price Drivers for PJM Electricity and Gas Markets

  • Regional natural gas and electricity price forecasts for fall 2018 and winter 2018-19

  • Causes of last winter’s extreme electricity and natural gas price spikes, and the high-level climatological factors likely to produce similar conditions in the future

  • Adequacy of regional gas supply in eastern PJM

    • The impact of baseload retirements on fuel security and diversity

  • Impact of changes in FERC and PJM Rules

    • Capacity market overhaul

    • Fuel security initiative

  • Long-term role of:

    • Thermal retirements

    • Growing renewable generation

    • Energy storage

    • Offshore wind

    • Energy efficiency and demand response

    • Expansion of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    • Likely future changes in FERC and PJM rules


 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND   This special PJM electricity and natural gas program is designed for electricity aggregators, brokers, and consultants; electricity suppliers; large commercial and industrial electricity and natural gas consumers; electrical utilities and co-ops; traders; power plant owners; natural gas and oil producers; hedge funds; and distressed debt investors.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER    Andy Weissman is CEO of EBW AnalyticsGroup and widely regarded as one of the premier energy market analysts in the country. Using the proprietary tools EBW Analytics has developed for analyzing energy market fundamentals, he has consistently been among the first to spot emerging market trends, accurately predicting major price shifts long before they occur. EBW AnalyticsGroup has been providing independent energy market analysis and research since 2003.  Andy is also a FERC attorney with three decades of experience, and serves as Senior Counsel for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

BONUS   Slides will be emailed after the program; attendees will also receive a free edition of Energy Risk Report — the only market and purchasing assessment for large electricity consumers.

 

Email anytime or call us: 202.663.9205 Mon-Fri, 10:00am to 6:00pm ET.