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Tuesday, April 25 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Region Deep-Dive | Wholesale Panic & Possibility Unleashed by California Solar
This session will zero in on the chain reaction ignited by high solar penetration in California: midday spark spread erosion, exaggerated evening super-peak pricing, ancillary service rate eruption, better battery economics, worse solar economics, implications for utilities' time-of-use retail rate structures, and the extent to which demand response, storage and EVs can benefit while mitigating mayhem imposed by the merit order effect. Ultimately, this panel uses California as a case study to understand what happens to wholesale signals when renewables take a big bite out of net load.

Moderators
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Will Nelson

Head of North American Power, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
William leads analysis of US energy and environmental commodities, including power, renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon allowances. His previous experience includes strategy consulting at the Earth Institute and software design at Electronic Arts. He holds a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters in Energy Policy and Finance from Columbia University.

Speakers
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Angelina Galiteva

Founder, Renewables 100, Board Member, CAISO
Angelina Galiteva was appointed by California's Governor and confirmed by the State Senate to the 5-member Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Corporation in 2011 and again in 2014 and 2017 respectively.  The Independent System Operator is responsible for the reliable operation of the power grid in the state of California and for the efficient operation of the electricity market, including the integration of... Read More →
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John Marchand

Vice President, Valuations & Transactions, EDF Renewable Energy
John Marchand is Vice President of Valuations & Transactions for EDF Renewable Energy (EDFRE). In this position, he has driven the installation of several thousand megawatts of EDFRE operating Wind and Solar projects.  As head of VaT’s Power Marketing team he is responsible for the negotiation of all offtake related transaction structures including Power Purchase Agreements, VPPAs, DBS, Develop, Build and Sell agreements, Hedge... Read More →
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Kate McGinnis

Western U.S. Market Director, AES Energy Storage
Kate McGinnis is the Western US Market Director for AES Energy Storage. She leads business development and sales in the region for the AES Advancion® platform.  Prior to joining AES, she led development of stationary storage projects co-located with oil & gas infrastructure globally at Chevron. While there, she was also involved with renewable projects including geothermal, solar thermal and wind. Kate is treasurer and a board member... Read More →
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Kellie Metcalf

Senior Director, Power Marketing & Origination, Pattern Development
As the leader of Pattern Development’s power marketing efforts, Kellie is responsible for negotiating and executing revenue off-take agreements for the company’s development projects. She has 20 years of experience in the energy industry, and has worked in renewables since 2002. Prior to joining the company, Kellie served as Director of Origination at Fortis Energy Marketing and Trading from 2006 to 2009, where she was responsible... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Breakout Room 3