The WATT Coalition speaks CLEANPOWER 2021, IEEE Smart Grid and more

WATT Coalition members and spokespeople spent the spring spreading the word about Grid Enhancing Technologies and the Brattle Group report on “Unlocking the Queue.”

These recorded events bring together various perspectives, from the European Commission’s Directorate-​General for Energy at the currENT/WATT webinar to the directors of transmission planning and policy at two major U.S. utilities at American Clean Power Association’s CLEANPOWER 2021.

June 1: Massive Renewables uptake through enhanced grids: A transatlantic perspective

Hosted by currENT Europe and the WATT Coalition. Watch on YouTube.


  • Susanne Nies, Board Chair, currENT Europe
  • Jenny Erwin, Board Chair, WATT Coalition
  • Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC
  • Rob Gramlich, Executive Director, WATT Coalition
  • Oliver Koch, Unit Head, Directorate-General of Energy, European Commission)
  • John Fitzgerald, CEO, SuperNode
  • Michael Jesberger, CTO TransnetBW
  • Giles Dickson, CEO WindEurope

June 9: Unlocking the Queue to Double Regional Renewable Energy Capacity

Hosted by IEEE Smart Grid. Recording available for free to IEEE members and sponsors, and for a small fee to non-members. 


  • Kaveh Aflaki, Ph.D., Customer Solutions Manager, Smart Wires
  • Joey Alexander, Director of Business Development, Ampacimon North America
  • Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC
  • Jenny Erwin, Marketing Director, Smart Wires Inc.
  • Bruce Tsuchida, Ph.D., Principal, The Brattle Group 

June 9: Maximizing Transmission Lines through Grid Enhancing Technologies

Hosted by the American Clean Power Association. Recording available on-demand to CLEANPOWER 2021 attendees.


  • Jeff St. John, Editor-in-Chief, Canary Media
  • Jay Caspary, Vice President, Grid Strategies LLC
  • Terron Hill, Director, Asset Development & Policy, US Transmission, National Grid US
  • Amanda King, Director, Strategic Transmission Planning, Xcel Energy
  • Elizabeth Salerno, Economic Advisor to Chairman Richard Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission