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Highlights from the 2017 EEI Annual Convention

 

Convention Newsletter
June 14, 2017
Wednesday Highlights
June 13, 2017
Tuesday Highlights
June 12, 2017
Monday Highlights
June 11, 2017
Welcome to the 2017 EEI Annual Convention in Boston!
 
More From Convention
June 12, 2017
2017 Thomas A. Edison Legacy Award
EEI Chairman Tom Fanning and EEI President Tom Kuhn present the 2017 Edison Legacy Award to EEI Senior Vice President David Owens.
EEI’s Smart Community Experience
Throughout the day, attendees can visit EEI's Smart Community Experience, where sustainability, economic development, efficiency, and innovation take the spotlight through Virtual Reality.
Pat Vincent-Collawn Elected EEI Chairman; Chris Crane, Greg Abel, and Lynn Good Elected Vice Chairmen
2017 EEI Edison Award Winners
2017 EEI International Edison Award Winner
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  • EEI Leadership
    (L to R) EEI Vice Chairman Greg Abel (Chairman, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy); EEI Vice Chairman Chris Crane (President and CEO of Exelon Corporation); EEI Chairman Pat Vincent-Collawn (Chairman, President and CEO of PNM Resources); EEI President Tom Kuhn; EEI Vice Chairman Lynn J. Good (Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy)
  • Closing General Session: A CEO Perspective
    (L to R) Former EEI Chairman Tom Fanning (Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company); EEI Chairman Pat Vincent-Collawn (Chairman, President of PNM Resources); EEI Vice Chairman Chris Crane (President and CEO of Exelon Corporation); EEI Vice Chairman Greg Abel (Chairman, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy); EEI Vice Chairman Lynn J. Good (Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy)
  • Women's Executive Forum Luncheon - Women Leading Change
    (L to R) Mary Kipp, President and CEO, El Paso Electric; Lisa Barton, Executive Vice President, AEP Transmission and President and COO, AEP Transmission Holding Company; Janet Clayton, Corporate Communications Senior Vice President, Edison International; Pat Vincent-Collawn, Incoming EEI Chairman and Chairman, President and CEO of PNM Resources.
  • Energy Matters Session: Driving Customer Value in a Changing World
    (L to R) Lloyd Yates, Executive Vice President, Customer and Delivery Operations, Duke Energy; Chris Clark, President, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Xcel Energy; Mark Schiavoni, Chief Operating Officer, Arizona Public Service Company; Alan Oshima, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • 2017 EEI Edison Award Winner
    Tohoku Electric Power received EEI’s 2017 International Edison Award for its Shin-Sendai Thermal Power Station Replacement project. After a 2011 earthquake severely damaged the Shin-Sendai Thermal Power Station, the plant commenced commercial operation ahead of schedule. Additionally, the effort to rebuild has contributed to revitalization and development in local communities affected by the earthquake. Tohoku Electric Power’s work has reduced fuel costs and emissions and also has improved efficiency.
  • 2017 EEI Edison Award Winner
    Edison International received EEI’s 2017 Edison Award for leading the construction of the world’s first hybrid battery and natural gas turbine power plants. The Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbines are fully operational at SCE’s Center Peaker Plant in Norwalk and Grapeland Peaker in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The enhanced natural gas turbines have achieved unprecedented levels of operational flexibility and are capable of responding to electric system needs instantaneously, while at the same time reducing operating costs and emissions.
  • 2017 EEI Edison Award Winner
    American Electric Power (AEP) received EEI’s 2017 Edison Award for its patented Breakthrough Overhead Line Design (BOLD), an innovative new concept in transmission line design. The AEP team was challenged to push the envelope to innovate and develop a transformative improvement in the way energy is delivered. Engineers aimed to develop a high-capacity, high-efficiency, cost-effective solution with minimal public impact. The resulting BOLD transformational line design delivers more capacity and higher efficiency than previously possible.
  • Energy Matters Session: Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Power
    (L to R) Sue Tierney, Principal, The Analysis Group; Anne Smith, Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting; Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; Gerry Anderson, Chairman & CEO, DTE Energy; Asim Haque, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • AEP Vice President of Technology Business Development Phil Dion gives a pop-up presentation in the EEI Smart Community.
  • Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton welcomed attendees to Boston.
  • Energy Matters Session: Crafting Wholesale Markets to Last
    (L to R) Phil Moeller, Senior Vice President, Edison Electric Institute; Gordon van Welie, President & CEO, ISO New England; Andy Ott, President and CEO, PJM Interconnection; Shawn Schukar, Chairman and President, Ameren Transmission Company; Bill Hogan, Research Director, Harvard Electricity Policy Group
  • CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen addresses the Opening General Session.
  • Energy Matters Session: Building an Energy Workforce for Tomorrow
    (L to R) Geisha Williams, President and CEO, PG&E Corporation; Lynn Good, Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy; Warner Baxter, Chairman, President & CEO, Ameren; Chris Crane, CEO and President, Exelon
  • EEI’s Smart Community Experience
    Throughout the day, attendees visited EEI's Smart Community Experience, where sustainability, economic development, efficiency, and innovation took the spotlight through Virtual Reality.
  • EEI Vice Chairman Pat Vincent-Collawn and EEI President Tom Kuhn tour EEI's Smart Community Experience.
  • Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Andy McAfee speaks during the Opening General Session.
  • EEI Chairman Tom Fanning discusses cybersecurity with General (Ret.) Keith Alexander during the Opening General Session.
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