New England Winter Gas-Electric Forum


File No. AD22-9-000

As advertised in the forum notice posted in the aforementioned notice on May 19, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) will convene a forum led by the Commissioner on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss electricity and natural resources. gas challenges facing the New England region. A preliminary agenda for this forum is attached. The Commission will issue another additional notice with a full agenda and confirmed panelists prior to the forum. The forum will be open to the public and will be held in the Emerald I & II Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, 870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT, 05403.

The purpose of the forum is to bring New England stakeholders together to discuss the challenges historically encountered during New England winters and to discuss differing stakeholder expectations regarding the challenges of future winters. The objectives of the forum are to achieve greater consensus or agreement among stakeholders in defining the challenges of the electricity and natural gas system in New England and to identify the steps, if any, necessary to better understand these challenges before identifying solutions.

Although the forum is not intended to discuss specific issues before the Commission, some forum discussions may relate to issues arising in proceedings that are currently pending before the Commission. These procedures include, but are not limited to:

Constellation Mystic Power LLC

File numbers

  • ER18-1639-000
  • ER18-1639-014
  • ER18-1639-015
  • ER18-1639-017
  • ER22-1192-000

ISO New England Inc.

File numbers

  • ER19-1428-000
  • ER19-1428-001
  • ER19-1428-002
  • ER19-1428-003
  • ER19-1428-004

RENEW Northeast and American Clean Power Association v ISO New England Inc.

File number

  • ER22-42-000

Only curators and panelists will take part in the round tables. The forum will be open to the public for listening and viewing, and written comments may be submitted in File No. AD22-9-000.


Participant registration

Registration for in-person attendance will be required and there is no attendance fee. A link for participant registration is available here. Due to space constraints, places for this event will be limited and registrants who obtain a confirmed place will be contacted by email. Only confirmed registrants can be admitted to the forum given the maximum occupancy limit on the site (as required by the fire and building safety code). Therefore, the Commission encourages members of the public wishing to attend this event in person to register as soon as possible. Online registration will be open, subject to availability, until the day before the forum (September 7). Once registration has reached capacity, registration will be closed. However, those interested in participating after capacity has been reached can register on a waiting list (using the same registration link) and be notified if a place becomes available. Those unable to attend in person can watch the free webcast.

The webcast will allow people to listen to and observe the forum remotely but not to participate in it. Information about this forum, including a link to the webcast, will be posted prior to the event on this forum’s website. event page on the Commission’s website. A recording of the webcast will be available after the forum in the same location on the events calendar. The forum will be transcribed. Transcripts of the forum will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. (202-347-3700).


COVID advice

Additionally, please note that the Commission will implement health and safety restrictions, as appropriate, associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community-level mitigations. This may include requiring all attendees to wear face coverings or cloth masks as well as further limiting venue occupancy if Chittenden County is designated as having a high community level in the data that should be published on the evening of Thursday 1 September. The level tracker can be found on the CDC COVID Data Tracking Site.


Accessibility

Commission lectures are accessible under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973. For accessibility measures, please email [email protected], call toll-free (866) 208-3372 (voice) or (202) 208-8659 (TTY), or fax ( 202) 208-2106 with the required adaptations.


Contact information

For more information on this forum, please contact [email protected] for technical or logistical questions.

Aurora J. William