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Building Transmission: Lessons from Abroad

October 4, 2023 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program for an event on the importance of transmission infrastructure to an effective and resilient energy transition on October 4th, 2023. Giuseppina Di Foggia, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Terna will begin the event with an address moderated by Joseph Majkut, Director of the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program. Following the discussion, two expert panels will offer senior-level perspectives from government, civil society, and the private sector on the role of transmission in the global energy transition, and opportunities and challenges in transmission planning.  

Opening Remarks:   

Giuseppina Di Foggia, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Terna  

Joseph Majkut, Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS (Moderator)  

Panel: Role of Transmission in Global Energy Transition 

Saifur Rahman, Joseph Loring Professor, Virginia Tech; President & CEO, IEEE 

Linda Apsey, President and CEO, ITC Holdings  

Anna Shpitsberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, the U.S. Department of State 

Giacomo Donnini, Executive Vice President for Major Projects and International Development, Terna 

Lawrence Jones, Senior Vice President, International Programs, EEI; Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS (Moderator)   

Panel: Transmission Planning - Opportunities and Challenges  

Richard Voorberg, President, Siemens North America 

Jason Huang, CEO, TS Conductor 

Liang Min, Managing Director Bits & Watts Initiative, Stanford University  

Cy McGeady, Associate Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change, CSIS (Moderator) 

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program.

Contact Information

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Saifur Rahman
President & CEO, IEEE; Joseph Loring Professor, Virginia Tech
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Anna Shpitsberg
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, U.S. Department of State
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Giacomo Donnini
Executive Vice President for Major Projects and International Development, Terna
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Liang Min
Managing Director Bits & Watts Initiative, Stanford University
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Joseph Majkut
Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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5McGeady
Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
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Lawrence Jones
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program