An established belief -- how electricity markets are structured today and their shortcomings -- have become center stage in key policy and regulatory arenas in virtually all 50 states. In this Day 2 opener, we look to dissect the elements of an ideal (or at least optimized) market structure that rewards for asset performance and optimal management of generation sources, a far cry from traditional utility energy delivery models in place for decades.
Keith Collins, Executive Director, Market Monitoring Unit, Southwest Power Pool
Prajit Ghosh, Head of Global Strategy, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
Alison Silverstein, , Independent Consultant
Scott A. Vogt, Vice President, Energy Acquisition, ComEd
Sanjeev Addala, Chief Digital Officer, GE Renewable Energy
Keith Bluford Sr., Senior Vice President, Business Development, EnergyBin LLC
Kerinia Cusick, Co-Founder & Partner, Center for Renewables Integration
Lenae Shirley, Senior Director, Technology Innovation & Market Adoption, Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Gary, Commercial Manager, Energy Transfer
Brian Janous, General Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft
Jim Stanway, NEO Network - Global Operations Manager, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services
Michael Wong, Senior Originator - Renewables Origination, Avangrid Renewables
Blockchain and distributed ledger-based platforms have the potential to underpin a broad set of changes in the electricity marketplace, from reducing costs associated with traditional utility billing processes and customer switching, to enabling peer-to-peer energy marketplaces. This panel of experts will make clear where blockchain is entering the electricity market today, its current limitations, and where blockchain infrastructure has the potential to reshape the energy landscape.
Stephen Callahan, Vice President, Global Strategy & Solutions for the Energy & Utilities Industry, IBM
Jon Creyts, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute
Karl Kreder, Director of Energy, ConsenSys
Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media
Across technologies and decades, occasionally a feature or system will emerge that is so powerful or indispensable it defines a platform and elbows out the competition. As battery prices drop and wholesale market changes take shape, is it energy storage's time to disrupt an entire market? We will ask our panelists whether we have hit an inflection point for energy storage participation in wholesale markets, and if not, is the tipping point on the horizon?
Zachary Kahn, Director of Government Relations, North America, BYD Heavy Industries
Jonathan Levy, Director of Policy & Strategy, Vision Ridge Partners, LLC
Laura Renger, Principal Manager, Air & Climate, Southern California Edison