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The Wholesale-Distribution Nexus: The Role of Aggregation in Unlocking Value

The integration of distributed energy resources (DER) is challenging wholesale market models of operation and remuneration, pushing regulators and market operators to develop new policy. DERs generate value for both the distribution grid and wholesale market, but markets continue to pay based solely for wholesale market activities. This panel will connect the latest efforts incorporate DERs into wholesale markets to emerging demonstration projects at the distribution level in states such as California, Hawaii, and New York.

Lee Krevat, Director of New Ventures, PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC, Sempra Renewables
Angelina Galiteva, Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute & CAISO Board Member
Paul Wattles, Senior Analyst, Market Design & Development, ERCOT

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Grid Edge Content Lead, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Community Energy: The Role of Solar in Stimulating Long-Term Growth

From the desert Southwest to major urban centers along the eastern seaboard, grid-connected community solar continues to rise in importance for regional policy makers and their constituents. This panel will focus on both the required technical components to enable faster adoption and the customer engagement strategies best suited to enable community solar to thrive.

Michael Conway, Director of Grid Integration, Borrego Solar
Zach Friedman, Business Development, SunShare
Katie Soroye, Director, Strategy & Innovation, 3Degrees Group, Inc.

Moderator: Steve Propper, Director, Consulting & Content Strategy, GTM Research

Monetizing Energy Storage Assets: Understanding Available Value Streams and the Role of Aggregation

Energy storage will continue to be a high cost distributed energy resource for the foreseeable future. Storage growth potential is as much dependent on the ability to monetize and stack various benefits, as it is on cost. This panel will focus the conversation on the state of existing and new value streams for storage investments to pencil out.

Doug Gross, Director of Business Development, Sunverge Energy, Inc.
Wes Kennedy, Senior Application Engineer, Fronius USA
Curt Kirkeby, Fellow Engineer, Technology Strategy, Avista Utilities

Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Head of Solar, Wood Mackenzie

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