CPES Meeting September 9 2015: Competitive Transmission

21273765312_5374aff8d9_mThe Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) held their first meeting of the 2015-16 season September 9, in Hartford with a joint networking event and a conversation about an emerging approach to electric transmission development in New England.

In New England, transmission development needed for power system reliability is taking an historic shift to a competitive framework, pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation (Order 1000). This will create opportunities for new players in the world of transmission development. Competitive procurement for transmission have already happened in other parts of the country and competitive processes and opportunities will be coming to New England.


  • Elizabeth Barton, moderator
  • Sharon Segner, Vice President, LS Power Development
  • Tracy Babbidge, Chief, Bureau of Energy & Technology, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Phyllis Lemell, Assistant General Counsel, Eversource Energy