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by Nicholas Rinaldi
October 29, 2019

GTM Squared livestreamed 2 full days of panels and presentations on October 29 & 30 from Austin. Squared members get exclusive access to the broadcast and video on-demand afterward. Click here to join today!

For less than one night at a hotel, you'll hear directly from the utilities, regulators and technology providers on how fundamental transformations are reshaping power businesses. See the complete 2-day agenda below.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (all times CT)

Bringing the Next Wave of Renewables to the Grid
 

8:50 a.m. Welcome & Opening Polls Session
 
9:10 a.m. Multi-Practice Research Presentations: The Next Stage of Renewable Energy and the Redesign of the U.S. Power Market
  • Ravi Manghani, Head of Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Dan Shreve, Head of Global Wind Energy Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Moderator: Matt DaPrato, Product Suite Director, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
10:10 a.m. Keynote Fireside Chat
  • Moderator: Ed Crooks, Vice Chair, Americas, Wood Mackenzie
     

The Adaptation Phase: Cost-Competitive Renewables in a Post-Subsidy World
 

11:10 a.m. What 100% Clean Energy State Mandates Mean for Large-Scale Renewable Development in the Next 5 to 10 Years
  • Kim Oster, Interim Chief Strategy Officer, Cypress Creek Renewables
  • RJ Johnson, Vice President of Origination, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Phil Bartlett, Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Audrey Louison, Chair, Project Development & Finance Practice, Mintz
  • Moderator: Emma Foehringer Merchant, Writer, Greentech Media
     
11:55 a.m. Research Presentation: Feeling the Heat  Large-Scale Corporate Wind & Solar Procurement, a 2020-2024 Outlook
  • Colin Smith, Senior Analyst, Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
  • Anthony Logan, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
1:25 p.m. Case Study: The Missing Puzzle Piece  The Energy Efficiency Layer of C&I's Path to Sustainable Energy
  • John Rhow, Co-CEO, Redaptive
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
     
1:45 p.m. Adjusting to a Merchant World The Next Chapter in U.S. Utility-Scale Renewable Project Finance
  • Conor McKenna, Senior Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital
  • Jimmy Chuang, Chief Capital Markets Officer, Strata Solar
  • David Kirkpatrick, Director, Marathon Capital
  • Todd Glass, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
2:30 p.m. Case Study: Austin Energy
  • Karl Popham, Interim CIO, Director of Electric Vehicle and Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy
  • Moderator: Emma Foehringer Merchant, Writer, Greentech Media
     
3:00 p.m. Assessing the Economics of Utility Rate-Based Wind as the PTC Abates
  • Scott Elliott, Senior Manager, Wind Assets, Portland General Electric
  • Jeff Gibbs, General Executive, Renewable Development, Ameren
  • Moderator: Anthony Logan, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
4:00 p.m. Securing Solar Margins in a Post-ITC World  The Technology Innovation Factor
  • Kent Miller, Sr. Vice President, Shoals
  • Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Head of Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
4:30 p.m. Closing Roundtable: U.S. Carbon Pricing Legislation in 2020-2022: Point of No Return?
  • Tom Erb, Partner Relations Coordinator, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, The World Bank
  • Catrina Rorke, Vice President, Climate Leadership Council
  • Moderator: Michael Green, Executive Director, Climate XChange
     

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (all times PT)

The Intersection of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitalization
 

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Briefing: The Scalability Challenge - Wood Mackenzie Perspectives on the Energy Transition
  • Jonny Sultoon, Head of Markets & Transitions, Energy Transition Practice, Wood Mackenzie
     
9:00 a.m. Survival in a World of Negative Prices - Redefining Market Design in High Solar & Wind Penetration Scenarios
  • Spencer G. Hanes, Jr., Managing Director, Renewables Policy, Duke Energy
  • Mia Adams, Senior Manager, Market Strategy, MISO
  • Kenan Ögelman, Vice President Commercial Operations, ERCOT
  • Matt Futch, Global Strategy and Business Development Director, NREL
  • Moderator: Daniel Muñoz-Álvarez, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
9:45 a.m. Research Presentation: Putting a Price Tag on the Green New Deal - What Is the Estimated Cost of Complete Decarbonization?
  • Dan Shreve, Head of Global Wind Energy Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     

Gaining Traction: Reaching an Inflection Point in the Energy Transition
 

10:35 a.m. Panel: Winds of Change – Which Wind-Dominated State Markets Will Become More Solar-Prone (and Vice Versa) in 2019-2029?
  • Valerie Hannah, Chief Operating Officer, TerraForm Power
  • Laurie Mazer, Principal, Mazer Consulting
  • Helen Brauner, Senior Director, Origination, 7X Energy
  • Moderator: Colin Smith, Senior Analyst, Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
11:20 a.m. Research Presentation: Solar + Storage, an Existential Threat to Natural Gas?
  • Daniel Finn-Foley, Head of Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
11:40 a.m. Enhancing Flexibility - How Digital Tools Can Enable DER Participation in Wholesale Markets
  • Craig Glazer, Vice President, Federal Government Policy, PJM Interconnection
  • Nayeem Mohammad Abdullah, Principal Project Manager - Emerging Technologies- Smart Grid & Innovation, ComEd
  • Adam Todorski, Senior Director, Product Technology, AutoGrid Systems
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
1:10 p.m.  The Digital Layer of Cost Efficiency - Reducing Wind & Solar Operational Costs Through IoT & AI
  • Cody Craig, Asset Manager, Wind & Solar, WEC Energy
  • Tyler Minetto, Business Development Manager – Renewables, ThoughtTrace
  • Mahesh Sudhakaran, Chief Digital Officer, Energy, Environment and Utilities, IBM
  • Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Head of Solar, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
1:40 p.m. Case Study: Repurposing Polluting Generation Assets Through Energy Storage
  • Nick Chaset, Chief Executive Officer, East Bay Community Energy
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
     
2:00 p.m. Offshore Wind Development Across the East Coast - The Next U.S. Renewable Boom
  • Jenny Briot, Director, Offshore Business Development, Avangrid Renewables
  • Michael Wheeler, Principal, Corporate Strategy, Equinor
  • Moderator: Karl-Erik Stromsta, Managing Editor, Greentech Media
     

Achieving the Last Mile of Deep Carbonization
 

3:00 p.m. Research Presentation: The Uniqueness of the Lone Star State - A Close Look at Power Market Dynamics in Texas
  • Robert Whaley, Principal Analyst, Americas Power & Renewables Research, Wood Mackenzie
     
3:20 p.m. Managing the EV Outburst - Shaping Demand to Alleviate Stress on the Grid
  • Donald Chung, Customer Technology Product Development, APS
  • Eric Maurer, Product Developer, Xcel Energy
  • Katie Sloan, Director, eMobility & Building Electrification, SCE
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
     
4:05 p.m. Closing Research Presentation: The Role of Renewable Hydrogen in the Energy Transition
  • Benjamin Gallagher, SME, Carbon & Emerging Technology, Energy Transition Practice, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables