On Thursday, May 10, The Washington Post brings together policymakers and experts, including the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and two members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, for a wide-ranging discussion on pressing energy issues facing the United States today. Speakers will discuss efforts to secure America’s energy grid, combat threats from cyber hackers and boost the resiliency of the country’s energy resources.


9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

Kris Coratti, Vice President of Communications and Events, The Washington Post

9:05 a.m. A View from Capitol Hill
Lawmakers will debate the administration’s energy priorities and discuss the security of America’s energy grid, including how to combat cyber threats.

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Moderated by Dino Grandoni, Energy and Environmental Policy Reporter and Author of “The Energy 202” newsletter, The Washington Post

9:30 a.m. One-on-One with the FERC Chairman
The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will discuss new regulations and proposals to shore up the security of power grid operations and the balance between the agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Interviewed by Steven Mufson, Energy and Financial Reporter, The Washington Post

9:55 a.m. Energy Investment for Today and Tomorrow
Pepco president and CEO David Velazquez will discuss how Pepco and Exelon are investing in the nation’s energy grid, working to meet today’s grid infrastructure challenges and focusing on customers’ evolving needs.

David M. Velazquez, President and CEO, Pepco Holdings
Interviewed by Susan F. Tierney, Senior Advisor, Analysis Group
Content from Exelon and Pepco, an Exelon Company.

10:05 a.m. Energy Challenges Facing America
Speakers will address the intersection of energy innovation and cybersecurity, including new tactics to prevent cyber attacks and other national security threats.

Samantha Gross, Fellow, Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, The Brookings Institution
Rauf Mammadov, Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of the Navy; Advisory Board Member, The Center for Climate and Security
Moderated by Sara Sorcher, Deputy Editor, PowerPost, The Washington Post

This event will be streamed live on The Post’s site at wapo.st/energy202live and questions can be submitted via Twitter using #202Live.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Doors open at 8:30 AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20071

This event is sponsored by Exelon and Pepco, an Exelon Company with support from University of Virginia.