ScottMadden Chairs Infocast’s Transmission Summit West Executive Forum

ScottMadden, Inc. recently sponsored the fourth annual Transmission Summit West.

Online PR News – 31-October-2012 – Atlanta, GA – ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently sponsored the fourth annual Transmission Summit West held October 22–24, 2012. This event brought together leaders from across the utility industry to discuss key trends and recent policy decisions that continue to have a profound influence on our nation’s electric transmission grid.

This event provided the opportunity for utilities, merchant transmission companies, regulators, and others involved in transmission build out to share their experiences and collaborate on ideas for enhancing and expanding the electric grid.

Cristin Lyons, partner and transmission, distribution, and Smart Grid practice leader at ScottMadden, served as the event’s executive forum chair. In her opening remarks, Ms. Lyons highlighted the close linkages between the transmission build out, developments in generation and distribution, and how quickly these areas are changing today. “What happens in generation and distribution matters here,” says Ms. Lyons. “And there is a lot going on in generation and distribution.”

Todd Williams, partner at ScottMadden, presented “Supply Trends – What Are the Impacts on Transmission?” This presentation focused on how natural gas prices, carbon legislation, and renewable generation sources will drive the need for transmission infrastructure investment. “The future of our generation mix will have a significant impact on the need for transmission infrastructure, and developers need to factor these trends into long-term plans,” notes Mr. Williams. To access this presentation, please click

Additionally, David Adams, director at ScottMadden, moderated a panel discussion entitled “Implementing Regional Planning and Inter-Regional Coordination in the West.” This interactive session explored FERC Order 1000 and compliance with transmission planning and cost allocation provisions of the Order.

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations, including 20% of the top 20. We have completed thousands of successful projects. We provide practical expertise in nuclear, fossil, renewables, transmission, distribution, smart grid, gas, regulatory, and a host of other areas. ScottMadden: exceptional quality; an exceptional consulting experience.

About ScottMadden, Inc.
ScottMadden is a management consulting firm delivering customized, practical solutions for clients in energy, clean tech and infrastructure, corporate and shared services, and the federal government. Our collaborative, small-team approach, coupled with deep content knowledge, experience, and insight, delivers an exceptional consulting experience and superior results. To learn more, visit | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

About Infocast
For more than 25 years, Infocast, a division of Information Forecast Inc., has been producing the highest quality conferences and events. Infocast produces more than 50 conferences and events per year, with each one tailored to the needs of the clients and the industries they serve. For more information, visit

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