The 22nd Annual Washington Energy Policy Conference
Energy Technologies and Innovations:
A Disturbance in the [Market] Force
April 12, 2018 at The George Washington University
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Mark P. Mills, Manhattan Institute
Gil Quiniones, New York Power Authority
PANEL 1: The Grid Awakens: Electricity Generation and Demand
Topics: Whether it is battery storage, electric vehicles, market dynamics, or greater electrification of the economy, change in the electric sector is happening in a big way. This panel will focus on some of the changes of electricity supply, demand, and the future of the grid.
Barney Rush, Board Member ISO New England, Rush Energy Consulting (M)
Phil Jones, Executive Director, Alliance for Transportation Electrification
Bryce Smith, CEO, Level Ten Energy
John Zahurancik, COO, Fluence
PANEL 2: Hydrocarbons Strike Back: Innovations to Maintain the Status Quo
Topics: Although there is a lot of excitement about non-hydrocarbon resources, oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids are still key economic drivers. This panel will focus on how hydrocarbons are staying competitive. Topics to be addressed include upstream innovations in shale production, changing in natural gas markets and exports, and downstream consumption, especially in the transportation sector.
Michael Ratner, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service (M)
Sid Green, President, Enhanced Production Inc.
John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute
PANEL 3: Innovation: A New Hope in Energy
Topics: Technological change is part of a free market economy, but the scope and magnitude seems to be greater now than at other times. This panel will address some of innovations that are still on the horizon, but poised to make a big impact on the energy market.
Devin Hartman, Electricity Policy Manager, R Street Institute (M)
Bill Farris, Associate Laboratory Director for Innovation, Partnering, and Outreach, NREL
Christopher Peoples, Managing Partner, Peoples Partners and Associates
PANEL 4: Return of Energy Policy
Topics: When President Trump took office, some hailed it as the end of policy as we know it, which has not been the case. This panel will discuss the changes that have occurred and the changes that are still to come. The Congress has proposed its own changes, while maintaining the status quo on some issues. Environmental groups have had to re-exert their efforts to be heard in some sectors.
Kevin Book, Managing Partner, ClearView Energy Partners (M)
Jason Stanek, Senior Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy
Pat Wood, Chairman, Dynegy
Notes: Chatham House Rules apply.
(M) denotes moderator