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Tuesday, April 25 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Region Deep-Dive | Do Renewables Necessitate a Power Market Re-design?
Through the merit order effect renewables undermine their own economics. This renders grid parity a moving target that may never hit, if penetration keeps climbing. Is this an artifact of manmade flaws in power market design, or does it highlight a deep and unfortunate inferiority of intermittent output? Brace yourself. By finding consensus (or discord) over a 'fair' assessment of the 'value' of renewable energy, we hope to anticipate policy changes that could impact the way power plants get paid.

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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.

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Nora Mead Brownell

Co-Founder, Espy Energy Solutions
Nora M. Brownell is the co-founder of ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC, a women-owned business providing innovative and highly-skilled consulting services. Prior to this, Nora Mead Brownell was nominated by President George W. Bush to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where she served from the time of her confirmation in May 2001 until June 2006 when her term expired.Ms. Brownell’s tenure at the FERC reflects her longstanding and... Read More →
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Gil Quiniones

President & CEO, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Gil C. Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned electric utility, since 2011. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's strategic vision and mission and for supervising its operations, legal and financial matters and relationships with external stakeholders.Under his leadership, NYPA is currently playing a key role in... Read More →
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Matthew Suhr

Director of Fundamental Analysis, Calpine
Matthew Suhr joined Calpine in 2009 as the Director of Fundamental Analysis where his responsibilities include leading the development of the company’s power, natural gas, and emissions supply and demand fundamentals. Prior to joining Calpine in 2009, Mr. Suhr worked in various quantitative and market analysis roles at the trading divisions of Louis Dreyfus-Highbridge, Citadel Investment Group, Dominion Resources and Williams. Mr. Suhr... Read More →
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Matthew White

Chief Economist, ISO New England
Matthew White is the Chief Economist at ISO New England. His responsibilities include market design and development for ISO New England’s $10 billion suite of auction-based electricity markets. Prior to joining the ISO, Dr. White held faculty appointments at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the University of Chicago (Visiting), and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. There he received numerous... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Breakout Room 3