Robb to Speak at FERC Technical Conference on COVID-19 Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday and Thursday, FERC will host a technical conference to consider the ongoing, serious impacts that the emergency conditions caused by COVID-19 are having on various segments of the United States energy industry. Jim Robb, NERCs president and CEO, will speak on Panel 1: System Operations and Planning Challenges at 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. Robb will address reliability and security dimensions of the ongoing pandemic.

The conference includes multiple panels covering diverse issues, including:

  • The energy industrys ongoing and potential future operational and planning challenges due to COVID-19 and as the situation evolves moving forward;
  • The potential impacts of changes in electric demand on operations, planning and infrastructure development;
  • The potential impacts of changes in natural gas and oil demand on operations, planning and infrastructure development; and
  • Issues related to access to capital, including credit, liquidity and return on equity issues.

The conference is open for the public to attend remotely. Preregistering online is encouraged. 

FERC Technical Conference Details and Agenda

 
Posted On: 07/07/2020