Webinar: Will New Gas-Fired Power Plants Solve the M-U Gas Glut?

MDN is excited to partner with NGI to present a VERY important webinar on Thursday, May 4th: “Super Power: Will New Gas-Fired Plants Solve the Appalachian Gas Glut?” NGI has assembled an all-star cast of speakers to discuss where natural gas-fired plants fit into the “generation stack,” with specific emphasis on the PJM Interconnection markets in the Marcellus/Utica. PJM is a regional transmission organization (RTO) coordinating the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia (including PA, OH and WV). PJM, like other RTOs, faces challenges with ensuring there will always be enough electricity produced to meet demand. Over the past several years coal-fired electric generating plants have been closing. Natural gas, and in a much smaller sense renewables (wind and solar) have taken up the slack. Wind and solar are notoriously unreliable. The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. But natural gas needs pipelines to get it to the plants. So what’s the scoop with natgas electric generation in our neck of the woods? How important are new power plants to the capacity-constrained Marcellus/Utica? Jump on this free 1-hour webinar to find out…

Distinguished Webinar Panel:

Michael E. Bryson
Vice President of Operations,
PJM Interconnection

PJM Interconnection monitors and coordinates more than 1,300 electric generators in all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia — including shale-rich Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Michael is responsible for PJM’s Operations Division, including scheduling, transmission dispatch, generation dispatch and reliability coordination.

Richard A. Drom
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

Rick is a leading Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attorney at the national law firm, Eckert Seamans. He has a deep knowledge of wholesale energy markets, FERC regulations and regional transmission organizations. He focuses his practice on energy regulatory matters and has extensive experience with electricity and natural gas issues.

Matthew Hoza
Senior Energy Analyst
BTU Analytics LLC

Matthew leads publication of BTU’s Henry Hub Outlook and Northeast Gas Outlook. In this role, he manages the firm’s Marcellus and Utica production forecasts, natural gas demand forecasts and analyzes infrastructure projects.


Jamison Cocklin
NGI Associate Editor
Marcellus / Utica Correspondent

Fresh off Cracking the Ethane Code in Appalachia, Jamison Cocklin has once again donned his cape to help us delve into the intricacies of the PJM Interconnection market. When he’s not saving the industry, Jamison covers the Marcellus/Utica daily as an NGI correspondent.

Power generation has accounted for more than 25% of domestic natural gas demand over the past decade. In recent years, that number has trended even higher. The importance of power burn can’t be understated. Billions of dollars are on the line for infrastructure development that could stoke more gas demand. Dozens of projects are in various stages of development throughout the Appalachian Basin and beyond. As old King Coal cedes more of the generation stack, can NatGas-Fired power become the Superhero?

NGI’s “Super Power’ webinar will dive deep to better answer this complex question, with a specific focus on the PJM market. We’ll look at what’s ahead. Can all the gas-fired projects be completed? How do renewables factor in? What about the new regulatory climate and its effects? Attend “Super Power” on May 4th, and learn from our experts.

Topics will include:

  • Learn about dozens of gas-fired projects in the Appalachian Basin and across the PJM market
  • What gas-fired and renewable generation growth means for North America’s largest wholesale electricity market?
  • How do natural gas and renewable energy compete in a rapidly evolving power market?
  • Will federal and state regulatory policies help or hurt gas-fired power?
  • How important are new power plants to the capacity-constrained Marcellus and Utica shales?

There will be an audience Q&A session, which is scheduled to follow the presentations.

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