Continental Breakfast & Check-in
Morning Theme: How Decarbonization Will Define Power Markets in the Next 10-to-20 years
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Keynote Research Presentation: Defining the Power Markets of Tomorrow

Join Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables to assess key demand and technological drivers behind the deep transformations reshaping the power markets of the future: from decarbonization and grid decentralization to the proliferation of electric vehicles and unprecedented levels of renewables penetration.

Prajit Ghosh, Head of Global Strategy, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Keynote Industry Panel: Transitioning into the Energy Markets of the Future

Key Industry Leaders from a top-tier municipal utility, an oil & gas titan venturing into renewables, and an investment bank will expand on the questions posed during the Keynote Research Presentation from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Join them as they share their perspectives on how the intersection between renewables and power markets, as well as critical demand factors, will reshape power markets in the next 10-to-20 years.

Brian Davis, Vice President Energy Solutions, Shell New Energies
Lisa Leipzig, Director - Renewable Development, AEP Renewables
Khalil Shalabi, Vice President, Strategy, Technology & Markets, Austin Energy
David Kirkpatrick, Director, Marathon Capital

Moderator: Cory Honeyman, Business Development Manager - Channel Partner & Strategy, AES Distributed Energy

The Next Frontier of Decarbonization

Hear how the biggest municipal utility in the U.S., a leading developer and one of the biggest sports events in Austin visualize the path towards a carbonless energy system, from 100% renewable energy sourcing commitments to carbon pricing.

Julia Zuckerman, Senior Manager, External Affairs, Clearway Energy Group
Edgar Ferrara, Director of Sustainability, Circuit of the Americas
Zach Baumer, Climate Program Manager, City of Austin
Louis C. Ting, Director of Power Planning Development & Engineering, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Moderator: Julia Pyper, Contributing Editor, Greentech Media

Morning Break
Key Opportunities and Challenges for Flexibility and Decentralization
Towards EV Mass Adoption

Assessing technological development time frames for EVs, key infrastructure challenges and how ridesharing, autonomous driving and efficiency factors will drive EV mass adoption in the upcoming decades.

Robert Barrosa, Director, Utility Strategy and Operations, Electrify America (Volkswagen)
Michael Kurzeja, Senior Manager - Corporate Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, Exelon
Victoria Beasley, Principal, Prelude Ventures

Moderator: Chad Singleton, Principal Analyst - Americas Power & Renewables, Wood Mackenzie

The Need for Flexibility: Designing a Market That Can Tackle Key Integration Challenges

Low marginal prices of intermittent large-scale wind and solar coupled with increasing customer-sited energy resources are changing the shape and price of power. How will a market design that encourages and enhances flexibility take shape? And to what extent will it maintain and reduce the cost of electricity for the customer, and ensure access to clean, cheap energy when it is most needed?

Becky Robinson, Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Technical Analysis, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
John Bonnin, Vice President of Energy Supply and Market Operations, CPS Energy
Beth Reid, CEO, Olivine
Jamie Fine, Director, Energy Research & Sr. Economist, Environmental Defense Fund

Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Networking Lunch
Wood Mackenzie Power & Research Presentation: Energy Storage as a Force of Disruption in Capacity Markets and Ancillary Services

Energy Storage holds immense potential for disruption in power markets. However, it is key to understand where this disruption will happen and what will it look like. Are we going to see prices plummet in frequency regulation markets? Combined capacity products? Can energy storage products participate in energy markets and potentially influence its highs and lows?

Ravi Manghani, Head of Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Opening Revenue Streams for Energy Storage: Market Design Considerations and Key Opportunities vs. Pitfalls

What are the necessary steps in policy, market design and incentivization that will maximize ROI for energy storage solutions across the grid? And how can these contribute to firmer renewables?

Suzanne Bertin, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance
Peter Candelaria, Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Ranch
Thomas Tynes, Regulatory Counsel - Policy & Corporate Development, Tesla
Kevin Kilgallen, Director of Market Structure and Policy, Avangrid Renewables

Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Networking Break

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Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Research Presentation: How Distributed Resources Will Impact Wholesale Power Markets

As flexibility becomes a key enabler of high renewable penetration scenarios, it is integral to understand what are the main challenges and opportunities distributed resources pose when it comes to its interaction with wholesale power markets. How can distributed resources enhance renewable integration in energy systems? How will high levels of distributed resources impact power markets? Will this potential market design push power markets more into accessing value streams behind the meter and not interacting above the meter?

Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Closing Innovation Fireside Chat: Decentralization as an Alternative to Grid Vulnerability

IEC will discuss how their magnetic propulsion technology and decentralized platform can become an alternative to an ageing, vulnerable grid.

Matt Kibbe, PR Ambassador & Senior Economist, IEC
Richard Ethington, CFO, IEC

Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Networking Reception

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