Committees & Groups

Grid 20/20: Focus on Resource Diversity

Grid 2020 Diversity


PJM facilitated a discussion on the impacts of shifting trends in resource types, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with achieving a reliable resource mix.

Key Topics

PJM assembled industry experts and executives to discuss the following topics:

  • Is the changing fuel mix a problem?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges presented by the changing resource mix?
  • What are the implications of the EPA CO2 rule?
  • What role do wholesale energy markets play to achieve a diverse and reliable fuel mix?
  • How are policies and regulators shaping the resource mix? What is their role in the achieving a reliable balance in the future?
  • What are the impacts on a local, national, and global level?
  • Lessons learned from those who have experience with rapidly changing resource dynamics


Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Event Materials

Agenda PDF

Welcoming Remarks – Terry Boston, President and CEO – PJM Interconnection
Keynote Speaker – Cheryl A. LaFleur, Chair – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Panel 1
Impacts: Opportunities and Challenges of Changing Resource Mix

Moderator - Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


  • Theodore F. Craver Jr., President and CEO – Edison International
  • Thad Hill, President and CEO – Calpine
  • Mark C. McCullough, Executive Vice President, Generation – American Electric Power
  • Richard M. Rosenblum, President and CEO – Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Thierry Vandal, President and CEO – Hydro-Quebec
Impacts: Opportunities and Challenges of Changing Resource Mix Q&A
Lunch with Special Guest Speakers
  • David Owens, Executive Vice President – Edison Electric Institute
  • Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program – Natural Resources Defense Council
Panel 2
Potential Solutions: Ways to Achieve a Reliable Resource Mix

Moderators - Michael J. Kormos, Executive Vice President - Operations – PJM Interconnection
Andrew L. Ott, Executive Vice President - Markets – PJM Interconnection


  • Mark Karl, Vice President, Market Development – ISO New England
  • David Kolata, Executive Director – Illinois Citizens Utility Board
  • Don Moul, Vice President of Commodity Operations – FirstEnergy Solutions
  • Lloyd M. Yates, Executive Vice President of Market Solutions – Duke Energy
Potential Solutions: Ways to Achieve a Reliable Resource Mix Q & A

Closing Keynote Speaker - Lawrence J. Makovich – Vice President and Senior Advisor for Global Power, IHS CERA

Closing Remarks - Chantal Hendrzak, Executive Director of Operations Support – PJM Interconnection