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by Nicholas Rinaldi
November 13, 2018

GTM Squared will livestream 2 full days of panels and presentations on Nov. 13-14 from Austin. Squared members get exclusive access to the broadcast and video on-demand afterward. See the agenda below and join today so you don't miss any insights!

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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (all times CT)

8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Julia Pyper, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables Keynote Research Presentation: Defining the Power Markets of Tomorrow
  • Prajit Ghosh, Global Head of Strategy Power and Renewables + Emerging Technologies, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Keynote Industry Panel: Transitioning into the Energy Markets of the Future
  • Brian Davis, Vice President Energy Services, Shell New Energies
  • Lisa Leipzig, Director - Renewable Development, AEP Renewables
  • Khalil Shalabi, Vice President, Strategy, Technology & Markets, Austin Energy
  • Philip Bassil, Senior Vice President & Country Manager - Canada, Marathon Capital
  • Moderator: Cory Honeyman, Director, Solar Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The Next Frontier of Decarbonization
  • 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, Senior Editor, Greentech Media
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Towards EV Mass Adoption
  • 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
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. The Need for Flexibility: Designing a Market That Can Tackle Key Integration Challenges
  • 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 (formerly GTM Research)
     
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Research Presentation: Energy Storage as a Force of Disruption in Capacity Markets, Ancillary Services & Frequency Regulation
  • Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
     
2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Opening Revenue Streams for Energy Storage: Market Design Considerations and Key Opportunities vs. Pitfalls
  • Suzanne Bertin, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance
  • Peter Candelaria, Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Ranch
  • Gerry Froese, Managing Director, Market Structure & New Technology Initiatives, Avangrid Renewables
  • Thomas Tynes, Regulatory Counsel - Policy & Corporate Development, Tesla
  • Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
     
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. GTM Research Presentation: How Distributed Resources Will Impact Wholesale Power Markets
  • Elta Kolo, Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
  • Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
     
4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Closing Session: Unveiling IEC's Magnetic Propulsion Earth Engine Technology and ZEROGRID Decentralization Platform
  • Matt Kibbe, PR Ambassador & Senior Economist, IEC
     
4:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Elta Kolo, Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
     

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (all times PT)

8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Elta Kolo, Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
     
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Keynote Interview: Texas as a U.S. Flagship for Energy Transition
  • Cheryl Mele, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • Moderator: Julian Spector, Staff Writer, Greentech Media
     
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Bridging the Gap in Long-Term Resource Planning for Utilities and Grid Operators
  • Jonathan Adelman, Area Vice President for Strategic Resource and Business Planning, Xcel Energy
  • Melissa Seymour, Executive Director - External Relations, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  • Eran Mahrer, Vice President, Markets, Origination and Government Affairs, First Solar
  • Jeffrey Burke, Director of Resource Planning, Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • Moderator: Daniel Munoz-Alvarez, Analyst, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
     
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Financing Renewables in an Era of Low Wholesale Electricity Prices
  • Brett Weal, Principal, CohnReznick
  • Kathryn Rasmussen, Principal - Clean Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics
  • Matt Cox, Principal and Founder, Powder Day Capital
  • Rich Latto, Managing Partner, Spray Rock Capital
  • Moderator: Cory Honeyman, Director, Solar Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
     
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Navigating the PTC and ITC Phasedowns
  • Chris Archer, Senior Managing Director, Head of Green Energy Americas, Macquarie Capital
  • Gary Durden, Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital
  • Brian Callaway, Director of M&A & Project Finance, sPower
  • Santosh Raikar, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Investments, State Street
  • Moderator: Colin Smith, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly GTM Research)
     
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Outlining a Cost Trajectory for Solar in U.S. Markets Before and After 2022
  • Laura Stern, President, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
  • Dean Solon, Founder & CEO, Shoals Technologies Group
  • Zach Ward, CEO, Sungrow North America
  • Hongbin Fang, Director of Product Marketing, LONGi Solar
  • Moderator: Katherine Tweed, Chief Content Strategist, GTM Creative Strategies
     
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Comparing Storage Market Dynamics for Solar vs. Wind Across Key U.S. Regions
  • Melissa Kemp, Director of Policy, Northeast, Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Izzet Bensusan, Managing Partner & Founder, Captona
  • Jerry Polacek, Managing Director, Clean Energy, Tortoise Capital
  • Moderator: Daniel Finn-Foley, Senior Analyst, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
     
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: From Niche to Mainstream - Expanding Corporate Renewable Procurement
  • John Pflueger, Principal Environmental Strategist, Dell
  • Jonathan Reinbold, Head of Sustainability, Organic Valley
  • Tim Jones, Manager, Environmental Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Samsung
  • Moderator: Kristin Hanczor, Corporate Member Engagement Manager, North America, RE100 (The Climate Group)
     
3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. What Makes a Strong Storage Deal? Unlocking Revenue Streams and Alleviating Risk
  • Michael Foster, Director of Procurement, Origis Energy
  • Giles Bicknell, Investment Executive, Infrastructure, InfraRed Capital Partners
  • Alta Yen, Managing Director, Strategic Planning, GE
  • Moderator: Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (Previously GTM Research)
     
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Untapping the Potential of Offshore Wind Generation on the East Coast
  • Alejandro de Hoz, Vice President U.S. Offshore Wind, Avangrid Renewables
  • Ellen Friedman, Partner, Co-Leader, Energy and Infrastructure Projects Team, Nixon Peabody
  • Ken Schuyler, Manager, Renewable Services, PJM
  • Gene Settoon, Senior Manager, Corporate Development, Invenergy
  • Moderator: Dan Shreve, Head of Global Wind Energy Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly MAKE Consulting)
     
4:30 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Chad Singleton, Principal Analyst, Americas Power & Renewables, Wood Mackenzie