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Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Energy Markets

  • March 3, 2020
  • 9:00am–3:30pm
  • Abramson Family Auditorium | NYU Washington, D.C., Campus | 1307 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Video: opening remarks by FERC Commissioner Richard Glick

Video: ISO/RTO Carbon Pricing Initiatives

  • Dr. Nicole Bouchez, NYISO (slides)
  • Gary Helm, PJM (slides)
  • Don Tretheway, CAISO (slides)
  • Moderator: Jennifer Chen, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Video: Legal Issues

  • Dr. Danny Cullenward, Stanford University (slides)
  • Bethany Davis Noll, Institute for Policy Integrity (slides)
  • Kate Konschnik, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Romany Webb, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  • Moderator: Avi Zevin, Institute for Policy Integrity

Video: Lunch Conversation

  • Suedeen Kelly, Jenner & Block | Former Commissioner, FERC
  • Rod Kuckro, E&E News

Video: Stakeholder Dialogue

  • Jeff Dennis, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Travis Kavulla, NRG
  • Casey Roberts, Sierra Club
  • Abe Silverman, New Jersey BPU (slides)
  • Moderator: Dr. Burcin Unel, Institute for Policy Integrity


As states advance their climate policies with ambitious clean energy targets, wholesale market operators are grappling with questions about if and how electricity markets should evolve as a response. Several ISO/RTOs are looking to change their market rules to include carbon pricing, but there is a diversity in approaches.

The Institute for Policy Integrity and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are hosting a conference in Washington, D.C., that will focus on the different approaches for carbon pricing in wholesale energy markets.

You can view the full agenda here. Here’s info on how you can watch the live stream.

CLE credit is available. Here are the readings for:

Speakers will include:

Dr. Nicole Bouchez
Principal Economist, NYISO

Dr. Danny Cullenward
Lecturer in Law, Stanford University | Executive Director, Near Zero

Bethany Davis Noll
Litigation Director, Institute for Policy Integrity

Jeff Dennis
Managing Director and General Counsel, Advanced Energy Economy

Richard Glick
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Gary Helm
Lead Market Strategist, PJM

Travis Kavulla
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NRG

Suedeen Kelly
Partner, Jenner & Block | Former Commissioner, FERC | Former Chairwoman and Commissioner, New Mexico Public Service Commission

Kate Konschnik
Climate and Energy Director, Nicholas Institute

Rod Kuckro
Reporter, E&E News

Casey Roberts
Senior Attorney, Sierra Club

Abe Silverman
General Counsel, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Don Tretheway
Senior Advisor, Market Design and Regulatory Policy, CAISO

Romany Webb
Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law