Mary Powell, the CEO of Green Mountain Power, doesn’t even consider her power company a “utility.” She sees it as a startup, where customer experience and distributed energy are her top priorities. We’ll chat with Powell about her approach to managing Vermont’s biggest utility, and where battery storage fits into her vision for the customer-centric future.
Distributed energy means that, more than ever, the power that we use is crowd-sourced, so why shouldn't our insights be? We will put the questions to you, the audience, to see if the vision on stage matches the vision of the market.
Some states leverage pilot programs to kickstart a new storage industry. Others can't seem to get out of pilot purgatory, where state-funded demos simply lead to more demos without achieving scale. In this panel, we'll hear from experts on the vanguard of state storage policy about what to emulate and what to avoid from state incentive programs so far. It will be geared toward policymakers and storage companies alike.
Moderator: Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
GTM Research forecasts that behind-the-meter storage will make up more than 50% of the U.S. energy storage market by 2022, but is this trend moving us in the right direction to drive growth and enhance reliability? We will ask our panelists where the best place for storage is, and we will see if that answer changes dramatically depending on who you ask.
Dan Berwick, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Borrego Solar Systems
Jessica Harrison, Director of Research & Development, MISO
Rachel McMahon, Senior Regulatory Analyst, California PUC
Rogers Weed, Vice President, Product Management, Doosan GridTech