On June 5, 2020, FERC issued a supplemental notice for the upcoming technical conference regarding the impacts on the energy industry resulting from COVID-19 pandemic.

FERC had previously announced the conference, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and Thursday July 9, 2020, from approximately 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern time each day (see June 4, 2020 edition of the WER). The supplemental notice provides the following agenda:

Day 1 (July 8, 2020)

  • Panel 1: System Operations and Planning Challenges
  • Panel 2: Electricity Demand and Transmission Planning

Day 2 (July 9, 2020)

  • Panel 3: Natural Gas and Oil Demand
  • Panel 4: Access to Capital – Credit, Liquidity, and Return on Equity

The agenda also provides a general overview for each panel and lists potential topics and questions for each discussion. A further notice will be issued listing the panelists.

The conference will be open to the public to attend electronically free of charge. Members of the public are encouraged to register here.

A copy of the notice is available here.