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PES Chapter Meeting

TOPIC: California’s Changing Electric Transmission and Market Landscape.

SPEAKER Randy S. Howard – General Manager, Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)

DATE: Monday November 21, 2016

TIME: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

VENUE: Forest Suite – University Union, CSUS

ABSTRACT:Efforts are underway in California to improve the efficiency of the transmission grid in the West and address the impacts related to increasing levels of intermittent renewable resources. The expanding Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which allows the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to share “real-time” generation with other grids operating in the West is demonstrating large financial benefits. While the proposed benefits appear significant, issues are evident that must be refined related to greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and leakage, and dispatching provisions to protect California’s environmental goals. Development of the EIM continues to evolve and now proposals are moving forward to regionalize the entire operation of the Western grid. The presentation will summarize the changing landscape and highlight many of impacts to the future electric generation and delivery in California.

SPEAKER BIO:Randy S. Howard.
Mr. Howard has over 30-years of utility experience and is the General Manager of Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a joint powers agency serving 15 Members and approximately 700,000 customers in Northern California. Prior to NCPA, Mr. Howard was the Senior Assistant General Manager of the Power System at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). He has held previous LADWP positions as Executive Director of Customer Services, Director of Power System Planning and Development, and the Chief Compliance Officer in the Power System Executive Office. He is currently leading NCPA forward with several major strategic initiatives to address member expansion and new support opportunities. He represents public power and NCPA frequently before Local, State and Federal Agencies on issues of importance to utilities. He has held many previous engineering management positions at LADWP.
He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
He is currently leading or assisting several of the industry regulatory activities and multiple utility initiatives at both the California State and Federal level.

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