PANEL 1: The Grid Awakens: Electricity Generation and Demand
Whether it is battery storage, EVs, 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 to electricity supply, demand, and the future of the grid.
Moderator: Barney Rush, Board Member ISO New England, Rush Energy Consulting
Speakers: Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association | Bryce Smith, Founder and CEO, LevelTen Energy | John Zahurancik, COO, Fluence
PANEL 2: Hydrocarbons Strike Back: Innovations to Maintain the Status Quo
Although there is a lot of excitement about non-hydrocarbon resources, oil and natural gas 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, exports, and downstream consumption, especially in the transportation sector.
Moderator: Rita Beale, CEO and President, Energy Unlimited
Speakers: John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute | Sid Green, President, Enhanced Production Inc. | Mike Trammel, Vice President for Government, Environmental, and Regulatory Affairs, Excelerate EnergyPowerpoint Presentations:
Keynote Address | Speaker: Gil Quiniones, President and CEO, New York Power Authority
Powerpoint Presentation: NYPA-NCAC Presentation - Part 1 | Part 2
PANEL 3: Innovation: A New Hope in Energy
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 the innovations that are still on the horizon, but poised to make a big impact on the energy sector.
Moderator: Devin Hartman, Electricity Policy Manager, R Street Institute
Speakers: William Farris, Associate Laboratory Director for Innovation, Partnering, and Outreach, National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Elisabeth Olson, Economist, Office of Energy Policy & Innovation, FERC | Christopher Peoples, Managing Partner, Peoples Partners and Associates
PANEL 4: Return of Energy Policy
When President Trump took office, some hailed it as the end of policy as we know it, which has not been the case. 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. This panel will discuss the changes that have occurred and the changes that are still to come.
Moderator: Kevin Book, Managing Partner, ClearView Energy Partners
Speakers: Adele Morris, Policy Director for Climate and Energy Economics, Brookings | Jason Stanek, Senior Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy | Pat Wood, Chairman, Dynegy