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Monday, April 24
 

8:00am

Registration
Monday April 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Lobby Level

9:00am

Summit Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Paul  Browning

Paul Browning

President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA), Inc. on April 1, 2016 and oversees all Western Hemisphere business activities. MHPSA is headquartered in Central Florida. With over 2,000 employees, MHPSA operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, and... Read More →
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Susan Kish

Executive-in-Residence, Excel Venture Management, Master of Ceremonies
Susan is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Excel Ventures, where she focuses on innovation inside large corporations.  As a senior executive with extensive experience in launching successful products and events, Susan has worked across the energy, financial services, technology and media industries.  Susan is a relentless advocate of digital and data literacy.   Previously, Susan initiated and led a cross-platform team at... Read More →
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Jon Moore

CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jon Moore is currently CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance after leading the firm's operations for six years. He has 20 years' experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, advising clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon spent a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

9:30am

Scene Setter: Political, Economic & Energy Environment Post-Obama
The transformation of the world's energy sector is influenced by the changing political and economic landscape. This session will analyze some of the major trends -- from the changing administrations in the US and around the world, their domestic and international relations, to energy security, emissions regulation, national competitiveness, consumer and voter desires and climate targets. What has changed? What stays the same? How do we see the next few years?

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Munro

Stephen Munro

US Policy Analyst and Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Stephen Munro is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s US policy analyst and editor. He researches and produces reports and presentations on federal and state policy, legislation and regulation affecting the finance and deployment of low-carbon energy.   Stephen also produces and maintains Americas records in BNEF’s New Energy Policy Library, a proprietary reference service, and edits BNEF’s daily Americas news coverage. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Dooley

Debbie Dooley

Founder, Conservatives for Energy Freedom
Debbie Dooley is Chairman of Atlanta Tea Party, co-founder of the Green Tea Coalition, and founder of Conservatives for Energy Freedom. She is an activist for solar energy and decentralizing the grid, working with conservatives across the country who believe expanding renewable energy markets and customer choice are consistent with free-market principles. She believes our nation is in the midst of a clean-energy revolution that unites... Read More →
avatar for Hee Jip Kim

Hee Jip Kim

Co-Chairman, Energy New Industry Committee, Korea
Worked for Accenture, a global consulting firm, for 26 years specializing in Business Strategy mainly in the Energy industry. Worked for 10 years in New York City and for 16 years in Seoul served as Accenture’s Asia-Pacific Energy Industry Lead served as the Country Managing Director of Accenture Korea and Accenture Korea Resources Client Service Group | Currently working as the co-chairman of the New Energy Industry Committee of... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Kingsbury

Shaun Kingsbury

CEO & Executive Director, Green Investment Bank
Prior to joining Green Investment Bank as Chief Executive, Shaun Kingsbury was responsible for European activities at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading US clean energy private equity firm. A long-time renewable energy investor and advisor, Shaun was a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital. He also advised 3i on a number of European renewable energy transactions including its €170 million acquisition of GES, where he was a Non... Read More →
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Kevin de León

President pro Tempore, California State Senate
With a focus on using the public-policy process to empower the least fortunate and voiceless, he has led a bold agenda to increase economic opportunity for all Californians focused on education, equity for women, immigrants and low-wage workers, public safety, and strongly maintaining the state’s leadership in building a clean-energy economy that benefits everyone. Senator de León has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety... Read More →
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Raymond S. Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ray serves as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Power, Utilities & Renewables Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. Over Mr. Wood's 27-year career, he has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

10:10am

EPA Futures Interview
What will be the U.S. administration’s next move on climate and energy policy? Myron Ebell, who led the Trump transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency, shares his views in a one-on-one interview.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Myron Ebell

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Myron Ebell is director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises representatives from more than two dozen non-profit organizations based in the United States and abroad that challenge global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies. In 2016 he was appointed to lead Donald Trump's transition team for the US Environmental Protection Agency... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

10:30am

Coffee & Networking
Monday April 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Networking Lounge

11:00am

U.S. Power Market Transformation
Wholesale electricity markets have seen declining demand, a dramatic injection of cheap gas and growing penetration of low-cost wind and solar.  Meanwhile, system operators and states have begun tinkering with market structures, including implementing new technology-specific subsidies and redesigning capacity markets. How will these changes affect the market? Will business models need to change, or will market design? And, in what way will the new administration affect this?

Moderators
avatar for Colleen Regan

Colleen Regan

Head of Environmental Markets & Cross-sector Research, North America, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Colleen Regan is the Head of North American Environmental Markets and Cross-sector Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In this role, Colleen directs the team’s analysis of regional cap-and-trade schemes, power purchase agreements, utility strategy, and renewable electricity certificate markets. She also oversees BNEF’s research on Environmental Protection Agency regulations and their impact on carbon emissions and electricity... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul  Browning

Paul Browning

President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA), Inc. on April 1, 2016 and oversees all Western Hemisphere business activities. MHPSA is headquartered in Central Florida. With over 2,000 employees, MHPSA operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, and... Read More →
avatar for Robert C. Flexon

Robert C. Flexon

President & CEO, Dynegy
Since 2011, Mr. Flexon has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc. Prior to joining Dynegy, Mr. Flexon served as the Chief Financial Officer of UGI Corporation, a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. In 2009, he served as President and CEO of Foster Wheeler’s U.S. subsidiary and then Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment... Read More →
avatar for Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

President & COO, Invenergy
Jim Murphy is a co-founder and President & Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago-based Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable power provider and a developer, owner and operator of clean energy facilities around the globe. Murphy is responsible for the company’s general management, as well as its corporate development, finance, legal and administrative functions. Since Invenergy’s founding... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

11:45am

Canadian Policy Dialogue
Moderators
avatar for Stephen Munro

Stephen Munro

US Policy Analyst and Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Stephen Munro is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s US policy analyst and editor. He researches and produces reports and presentations on federal and state policy, legislation and regulation affecting the finance and deployment of low-carbon energy.   Stephen also produces and maintains Americas records in BNEF’s New Energy Policy Library, a proprietary reference service, and edits BNEF’s daily Americas news coverage. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Honourable James Carr

Honourable James Carr

Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada
Minister Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He began his career as a musician, as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He then moved on to journalism, working as an editorial writer and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press as well as for CBC Radio. |   | Jim entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

12:00pm

Summit Luncheon hosted by CohnReznick Capital : The Evolving Investor & Trends in Tax Equity. M&A and Private Capital
This year’s markets have been providing dynamic opportunities for continued growth in the renewable energy sector, despite changing corporate tax rates in the tax equity market and mixed investor outlooks. 
The fireside chat will provide an overview and assessment of investment strategy, cost declines, PPA structuring, and new types of sponsor equity, as well as opportunities and challenges in attracting new private capital to the sustainability market. In addition, experts will provide insight about types of investors and deal structures being seen in the current market and what that means for buyers and sellers of assets.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Shurey

Dan Shurey

Clean Energy Economics Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Based in New York, Dan Shurey leads research and analysis of clean energy economics for the Americas region at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Dan previously led Bloomberg’s analysis of North American wind energy andpolicy, specializing in O&M strategy. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Dan worked on the Global Redesign Initiative of the World Economic Forum and holds a BSc in Environmental Geoscience with Italian from the University of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Sternthal

Rob Sternthal

President, CohnReznick Capital
Rob Sternthal is the president and founder of CohnReznick Capital, based in the New York office. He has more than 15 years of experience in structured finance, securitization, and tax advisory for clients in the renewable energy, oil & gas, real estate, and airline industries.  Rob focuses the majority of his time leading CohnReznick Capital’s various business lines, with a special emphasis on key clients in the renewable energy... Read More →
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Jacob Susman

VP, Head of Origination, EDF Renewable Energy
Jacob Susman has been building businesses, investing, and developing projects in renewable energy since 1999. He led OwnEnergy from inception to its sale in August of 2015 to EDF Renewable Energy, including recruiting and managing its industry-leading team, raising capital, establishing a nationwide brand, sourcing new business, developing projects, building customer relationships and generating revenue. Today, he serves as VP, Head of... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Room 2

12:00pm

Summit Luncheon hosted by Direct Energy | Maximizing Innovation to Drive Value for C&I Customers

John Schultz, President of Direct Energy Business, will be hosting a lunch time panel on Maximizing Innovation to Drive Value for C&I Customers. Joining John will be a Direct Energy Business customer,  and Todd Sandford, Senior Vice President of North American Distributed Energy for Centrica.

They will discuss topics like using IoT to unlock data and drive value for customers, developing innovative energy solutions based on customer needs, the importance of the wholesale market  in driving value for the retail market, and future industry trends. 


Speakers
avatar for Todd Sandford

Todd Sandford

Senior Vice President, Distributed Energy, North America, Centrica
Todd Sandford is the Senior Vice President of Distributed Energy in North America for Centrica. Todd is responsible for driving Centrica’s growth in non-commodity offerings including distributed energy, energy efficiency, demand response, and data and analytics.Todd has been with Centrica since 2003, during which time he has held senior roles in customer operations, finance, sales, small business and energy services. Most of his time has... Read More →
avatar for John Schultz

John Schultz

President, Direct Energy
John is currently President of Direct Energy Business. He joined Direct Energy Business as Head of the East region in November 2013, and prior to that he was Vice President of Sales and Operations for Hess Corporation’s Energy Marketing business.  He has 20 years of industry experience in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, natural gas and electric supply and trading, mergers and acquisitions, and power plant... Read More →
avatar for James Sprinz

James Sprinz

Lead Analyst, Digital Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
James is an Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance within the Energy Smart Technologies team, where he leads coverage and analysis of digital energy globally. James’ research areas include smart grid and metering, demand response, home energy management and utility retail strategy. He has written extensively about topics, such as the interplay of telecoms and smart grid, network regulation, and utility business models and downstream... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Room 1

12:00pm

Summit Luncheon hosted by SunPower | Mainstreaming Solar Power - Evolution of a Global Market
With the cost of solar-generated electricity more competitive than ever, the market is rapidly expanding to include countries that were not in focus even two years ago. What are the challenges of developing solar projects in today’s increasingly fragmented marketplace?

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Becerril

Carmen Becerril

Member of the Board of Directors at ACCIONA, S.A, Member of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance
She completed her degree in Law through the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and holds a MBA in Senior Management from IESE Business School. She developed her professional career in the Economic area of the Spanish Government since 1986, where she carried out an activity focused on the field of energy as General Director of the Institute for Energy Diversification  and Saving (IDAE) and General Director for Energy and Mining Policy... Read More →
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Jenny Chase

Head of Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jenny Chase is the manager of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s global Solar Insight Service. She joined BNEF mid-2005 and launched the Solar Insight Service in early 2006, and now runs the team from Bloomberg's Zurich office. Jenny has conducted or overseen all the research of the Solar Insight Service over its five-year lifespan. This has included PV experience curve analysis, which enabled the team to make a definite prediction of an... Read More →
avatar for Tom Werner

Tom Werner

President & CEO, SunPower
Tom Werner serves as SunPower’s president and chief executive officer, and as chairman of the SunPower board of directors.  Prior to joining SunPower, he held the position of chief executive officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.  Previously, Werner was vice president and general manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Room 3

1:00pm

Plenary Policy Dialogue: Americas
Central and South America remain dynamic markets for energy development. In Mexico, major regulatory reforms are now well underway. In Brazil, the economy is struggling to turn the corner after three years of recession, creating major challenges for local utilities and developers. And in Argentina, efforts build confidence and attract investment in the domestic oil, gas, and electricity sectors continue. Senior ministers from all three nations share their views on the future of Latin American energy.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sebastián Kind

Sebastián Kind

Undersecretary of State Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy & Mines, Argentina
Sebastián is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Technological University of Argentina (UTN), has a Master's degree in Renewable Energies from EUREC Agency in Brussels (Belgium), from Zaragoza University (Spain) and from Atherns National Technological University (Greece).  Mr. Kind has a degree in management development from IAE Business School (Argentina) and different courses on energy & environment at Harvard University... Read More →
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César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

Deputy Secretary of Energy for Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Energy for Electricity by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014.   Prior to his designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as deputy Secretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of Ministry of Energy; and is a current member of the Governing Board of CFE.   Dr. Hernández served in several... Read More →
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Paulo Pedrosa

Executive Secretary, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Brazil
With 30 years of professional experience, Paulo Pedrosa graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University of Brasília - UnB.He holds a MBA from FIA-USP and took part in extension programs of Kellogg (USA), INSEAD (France) as well as Oxera-Oxford (UK).Pedrosa presided over the Brazilian Association of Large Energy Consumers - ABRACE and the Brazilian Association of Energy Marketers - ABRACEEL. He was Director of Equatorial Energy, CEMAR... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

1:40pm

Climate of Hope
Since top down international solutions for mitigation of the worst effects of man-made climate change were abandoned a practical & optimistic conversation has begun to permeate the international stage. Paris was a punctuation mark, clean energy cost improvements a critical encourager. This session will outline how two veterans see this evolving.

Moderators
avatar for John Micklethwait

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg
John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg where he oversees editorial content across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties, as well as its research services including Bloomberg Intelligence. Prior to joining Bloomberg in February 2015, Micklethwait was Editor-in-Chief of The Economist where he led the newspaper into the digital age while expanding its... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P., 108th Mayor of the City of New York and U.N. Secretary General's Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change
Founder of Bloomberg LP, Philanthropist, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and three-term mayor of New York CityMichael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013 after leading the company he started in 1981 for 20 years. Since leaving City Hall, he has resumed leadership of... Read More →
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Carl Pope

Director, Inside Straight Strategies
A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope is the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club.He is now the principal advisor at Inside Straight Strategies, focusing on the links between sustainability and economic development, and serves as a senior climate advisor to Bloomberg.He was a founder of the BlueGreen Alliance and America Votes and has served on the boards of the California League of Conservation Voters and... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:40pm - 2:15pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

2:00pm

Electricity Company Transition
The last three years have seen a shift in the strategy of electricity companies towards renewables, gas, flexible generation, closer customer relationships and energy services. How is this progressing? Senior executives from some of the world's leading power companies share lessons learned and what they think the future looks like.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Grace

Amy Grace

Head of North American Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Amy Grace is head of North American research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She leads a team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the North American power sector. She previously was head of Wind Insight at BNEF, where she led research on the global wind sector. Amy has spoken at numerous international conferences and been quoted extensively in the media. She is a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ben Fowke

Ben Fowke

Chairman, President & CEO, XCEL Energy
Ben Fowke is chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy, a leading U.S. energy company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Xcel Energy provides electricity and natural gas service for millions of customers in eight states. Under Fowke’s leadership, Xcel Energy is the No. 1 utility wind energy provider in the nation, a distinction it has enjoyed for 12 consecutive years. Fowke has extensive operating and financial experience in the energy... Read More →
avatar for Lynn J. Good

Lynn J. Good

President & CEO, Duke Energy
Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest electric power companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future. Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer, and earlier led the company’s commercial energy... Read More →
avatar for Éric Martel

Éric Martel

President & CEO, Hydro-Québec
Éric Martel took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec in July 2015. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic objectives. | Mr. Martel set out four priorities for Hydro-Québec: proactive communication, sustained growth of the company’s activities and improving customer service and productivity.   Prior to this appointment, Mr. Martel worked at Bombardier... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Vesey

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director & CEO, AGL Energy
Andy Vesey has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry including strategic and commercial leadership of large energy organizations, and working in complex regulatory and political environments. His experience extends across the energy supply chain, including power development, generation, distribution and retail businesses.He was COO, Global Utilities for AES in 20 countries, led the Utility Finance and Regulatory Advisory Practice... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

2:15pm

Financing & Investment Models for Grid Energy Storage Systems hosted by Leclanché

This is a small, invitation-only session that will convene a senior group for a high-level discussion on the evolving global and US energy storage landscape in 2017.  Discussion topics will include: 

-What is the current state of the energy storage industry?
-Where is storage being deployed and what is holding it back?
-How are most storage projects being financed? How is this changing?

Conclusions from this session will be presented on the main-stage, Day 2 at 11am.

Speakers
avatar for John Jung

John Jung

President & CEO, Greensmith
As President and CEO, John has led the company from concept to market leadership in grid-scale energy storage technology since joining in 2009. He set the commercial and strategic vision for Greensmith early on: to provide the energy storage technology platform of choice to customers and partners leveraging a battery-agnostic, software-optimized and distributed network approach. Prior to Greensmith, John spent over 20 years building high-growth... Read More →
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Yayoi Sekine

Lead Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Yayoi Sekine is the lead energy storage analyst for the Americas region at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She is based in New York providing insight on technology, markets, policies and regulation, and the competitive landscape, having previously been posted in Sao Paulo covering Latin American renewable energy development.   Longer version: Yayoi Sekine leads the Americas coverage for Energy Storage practice at Bloomberg New Energy... Read More →
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Anil Srivastava

CEO, Leclanche
French, born 1960, joined the Company in June 2014 Mr Srivastava was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Until recently he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wintergarden Room

2:45pm

3:00pm

Technologies & Markets Deep-Dive | Evolution of U.S. Gas Markets & Pricing
North American natural gas markets have gone through an almost unimaginable shift in the past 10 years. The onset of the shale revolution has dropped production costs and re-plumbed the entire pipeline network to transform the U.S. into a net exporter of natural gas. To put into perspective, over the past 10 years as production has increased by over 20 Bcfd to 72 Bcfd, the U.S. natural gas trade balance has gone from importing 12 Bcfd to becoming a net exporter on select days this past winter. The question we aim to answer is whether North American natural gas is cost-effective to become an integral component of global gas trade.

Moderators
avatar for Het Shah

Het Shah

Head of Natural Gas Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Het Shah leads Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s natural gas market research. He has recently joined to help clients navigate both the short-term and long-term market direction. His team gets extensively involved in utilizing the market data to provide fundamental analysis and market views. The teams’ analysis is widely read by trading and strategy professionals and has become a central piece of information used by the industry. Prior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Dart

Samantha Dart

Head of Global Gas & Power Research, Noble Group
Sam Dart joined Noble Group in 2014 as head of the Global Gas & Power research team, providing the trading desks with near-term market analysis as well as long term views. Prior to joining Noble, Sam was head of Global Gas Research at Goldman Sachs for several years, based out of New York and, later, London. Sam is originally from Brazil, but moved to the United States in 2001, where she obtained a PhD in Economics from The University of... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Eisbrenner

Kathleen Eisbrenner

Chairman & CEO, NextDecade, LLC
Ms. Kathleen Eisbrenner is Chairman & CEO of NextDecade, LLC, a company positioned to create innovative opportunities in the global integrated natural gas industry. NextDecade brings together a team of industry-leading partners to develop land-based and floating LNG projects around the world. | | Ms. Eisbrenner was previously EVP at Royal Dutch Shell, for Shell's Global LNG strategy and was the CEO & Founder of Excelerate Energy. She is a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Ward

Tom Ward

CEO, Mach Resources
Tom L. Ward has spent his career finding and producing oil and gas, launching new companies and bringing relief to the marginalized. Ward is currently Chief Executive Officer of Mach Resources LLC, an Oklahoma City based oil and gas company that launched in January 2017. In September 2013, he founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tapstone Energy. Prior to that Ward served in the same role at SandRidge Energy, Inc. from... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room 1

3:00pm

Customer Deep-Dive | New Strategies to Serve C&I Consumers
The way large consumers use and procure energy is changing. Demand response and energy storage offer customers flexibility and the potential to generate revenues, while renewables enable customers to diversify away from utility sourced power. Who is best positioned to deliver these new products and services to customers, and how can regulated utilities, competitive suppliers and new entrants maintain or establish customer loyalty?

Moderators
avatar for James Sprinz

James Sprinz

Lead Analyst, Digital Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
James is an Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance within the Energy Smart Technologies team, where he leads coverage and analysis of digital energy globally. James’ research areas include smart grid and metering, demand response, home energy management and utility retail strategy. He has written extensively about topics, such as the interplay of telecoms and smart grid, network regulation, and utility business models and downstream... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Lagarrigue

Emmanuel Lagarrigue

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Schneider Electric
Emmanuel Lagarrigue is the Chief Strategy Officer of Schneider Electric and a member of its Global Executive Committee. He works closely with the Chairman & CEO, the Board of Directors and his peers to define the company’s development priorities. Emmanuel is also in charge of the Corporate Social Responsibility and the Government Affairs divisions. He also supervises several transformation projects impacting the company. Finally, he... Read More →
avatar for Bernardine Maloney

Bernardine Maloney

Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, ESB
With over 23 years experience in the energy business Bernardine has held a number of Senior Management roles in ESB including Manager, Clean Coal Strategy and Manager Moneypoint Power Station, Irelands largest Coal Fired Generating Plant. ESB is Ireland's foremost energy provider and owns the Transmission Electricity Network across the whole Island as well as the distribution electricity networks. ESB currently has 48% share of the electricity... Read More →
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Jorge Pikunic

Managing Director Distributed Energy & Power, Centrica
Jorge is Managing Director of Centrica’s new international Distributed Energy & Power business, established to deliver distributed energy solutions for large energy users as part of a more flexible energy landscape. He joined Centrica in 2010, first heading up the Group’s strategy team before taking over as Managing Director of British Gas’ Smart Metering business, where he lead the roll-out of smart meters to over one million residential... Read More →
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Daniel Weeden

President, ENERACTIVE Solutions, an Edison Energy Company
As the founder of ENERACTIVE, Dan is the President and CEO with the role of leading the company in all the domains of strategic direction and vision. Working to foster innovation, creative solutions, and powerful communication, while remaining fully grounded in pragmatic energy and engineering practices, Dan has created an environment at ENERACTIVE that produces extraordinary results. With a strong balance between engineering, sales/marketing... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room 2

3:00pm

Region Deep-Dive | Mexico's Energy Market Reforms
Mexico’s energy sector is in the midst of profound transformation, moving from centralized control to a liberalized generation market. In 2017, these efforts are set to continue with auctions expected for new power-delivery and transmission contracts. And there is a new complication as well: the election of President Trump and his promise to overhaul the existing US-Mexico trade relationship. This session will examine the reforms, the “Trump factor”, and the opportunities for developers, investors, and others in a rapidly changing Mexican marketplace.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrián Katzew

Adrián Katzew

CEO, Zuma Energia
Adrian Katzew has a consolidated career in international leadership roles in the Renewable Energy Sector, having been responsible for building new entrepreneurial organizations that have financed, invested, built and operated projects, in more than 10 countries, and across multiple technologies.In his current role as CEO of Zuma Energía, he has been responsible for building the organization and a portfolio of more than 500 MW of renewable assets... Read More →
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Jeff Thomas Pavlovic

Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination in the Undersecretary of Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Jeff Pavlovic is Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination in the Undersecretary of Electricity in the Mexican Ministry of Energy. He holds degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Duke University, a masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University and a masters degree in Economics from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas. Previously, he was Managing Director of Generation and Transmission in the... Read More →
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Peter Sweatman

Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners
Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners (@ClimateSt and www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consulting group in Clean Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Strategies, counting among its clients some of Iberia’s largest firms and among its partners Bloomberg New Energy Finance and S&P/Trucost. Peter is also Chairman of Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room 3

4:00pm

Navigating the Challenges of Climate-related Financial Disclosure
Increasing transparency makes markets more efficient, and economies more stable and resilient.  In this session we hear from the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure.

Speakers
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Curtis Ravenel

Global Head, Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg LP
As Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives. The program integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its user base of influential decision-makers. | | Curtis has worked for Bloomberg in multiple roles. He was the Financial... Read More →
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Mary Schapiro

Former Chair of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Special Advisor to the Chair of the FSB Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Ms. Schapiro’s service as the 29th SEC chairman culminated decades of regulatory leadership. She was the first woman to serve as SEC chairman, and the only person to have served as chairman of both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. During four years as chairman, Ms. Schapiro presided over one of the busiest rule-making agendas in the SEC’s history, during which the agency also executed a comprehensive... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:00pm - 4:10pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

4:10pm

Global Investor Session
In any given year $1.5-2 trillion is invested in the energy system, through direct investment, public equities and credit across geographies and sectors. How have the investors evolved, what are they investing in now, where will they invest in the future and what is their outlook? Leading investors share their experience and expectations for global energy investment.

Moderators
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Nathaniel Bullard

Global Head of Executive Insights, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nathaniel Bullard is Global Head of Executive Insights at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is responsible for executive-level engagements across sectors and geographies. His previous specialties include solar energy and new financial mechanisms for distributed energy deployment. He is based in Hong Kong, after working for BNEF in San Francisco and beginning with what was then New Energy Finance in Washington, DC. Nathaniel has been cited... Read More →

Speakers
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David Nason

President & CEO, GE Energy Financial Services
David Nason is president and CEO of GE Energy Financial Services responsible for leading GE’s energy investments worldwide.David became the leader of GE Energy Financial Services in 2013. In 2010 he joined GE as chief regulatory officer and compliance leader of GE Capital, where he served on GE Capital’s investment committee. David became a GE Officer at this time as well. David has more than 20 years of financial services, regulatory, and... Read More →
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Michael Sabia

President & CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Michael Sabia is President and Chief Executive Officer of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Appointed in March 2009, Mr. Sabia is responsible for the strategic direction of the fund and the global growth of the organization. Before joining la Caisse, Mr. Sabia was with BCE, holding such positions as President and ChiefExecutive Officer, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief ExecutiveOfficer... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:10pm - 4:45pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

4:45pm

Investment View: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has announced ambition to have 10% of its electricity capacity be renewables by 2030, translating into ~9.5GW. This session will detail the motivations and practical steps being taken.

Speakers
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Turki Al Shehri

Head of Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), Ministry of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
Turki Al Shehri is Head of the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) at the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) in Saudi Arabia. Reporting to the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Al Shehri is responsible for the delivery of Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program targets 9.5GW of renewable energy by... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

5:00pm

Special Award Session: New Energy Pioneers
Each year, we identify 10 game-changing companies globally in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. Winners are unveiled at the BNEF Summit.

Speakers
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Andree-Lise Methot

Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management
Andrée-Lise Méthot is Founder and Managing Partner at Cycle Capital Management (CCM), the most seasoned and dedicated Canadian cleantech venture capital platform. Over the last 6 years, she assembled a worldclass team and raised over $230 million with strategic, institutional and industrial investors.In addition to serving on portfolio companies’ boards of directors, Andrée-Lise was appointed to the board of directors of Sustainable... Read More →
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Rob Sternthal

President, CohnReznick Capital
Rob Sternthal is the president and founder of CohnReznick Capital, based in the New York office. He has more than 15 years of experience in structured finance, securitization, and tax advisory for clients in the renewable energy, oil & gas, real estate, and airline industries.  Rob focuses the majority of his time leading CohnReznick Capital’s various business lines, with a special emphasis on key clients in the renewable energy... Read More →
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Michael Wilshire

Global Head of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Michael is global Head of Analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s research where he leads our research across all renewable energy and energy-smart technologies, including smart grid and related applications. He has extensive experience as a senior energy policy maker, in both government and industry, as well as two decades of experience in consulting at McKinsey where he became a Partner. Michael worked in the Department of Energy in... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

5:45pm

7:15pm

Summit Dinner hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch | The Intersection of Climate Change & U.S. National Security
The Intersection of Climate Change & U.S. National Security
Hosted by Global Summit Partner, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Filmmakers Jared Scott and Sophie Robinson provide a fresh perspective on the impact of climate change in The Age of Consequences. They spoke to military leaders, veterans and  other experts who share their insights and experiences.  Join us to see clips from this groundbreaking film and meet the filmmakers.Todd Karas, Managing Director, Bank of America merrill Lynch (confirmed)Jared P. Scott, Writer, Director, Producer & Sophie Robinson, Director of Outreach

Speakers
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Sophie Robinson

Executive Producer, Director of Outreach, The Age of Consequences
A climate change organizer and social justice activist, Sophie Robinson is the Executive Producer and Director of Outreach for THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (2016, HotDocs, Sheffield, DOC NYC).   She organized and coordinated with The Better Future Project and 350 Massachusetts for 3 years– spearheading one of the leading statewide climate networks in the country.   At 350 Massachusetts, she worked with 10 local groups across the... Read More →
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Jared P. Scott

Writer, Director, Producer, The Age of Consequences
Jared P. Scott is an award-winning writer, director and producer. He directed The Age of Consequences (2016/17) - investigating the national security implications of climate change - which has garnered festival acclaim (HotDocs, Sheffield, DOC NYC) and screened for high-level audiences worldwide (Capitol Hill, NATO, UK Parliament... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

7:15pm

Summit Dinner hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance | How to Win in 21st Century Energy: Stop Playing "Risk"
20th Century Energy was defined by big oil, big power, big finance. Today,  that model is being upended by smaller players, their power magnified by access to networks of technology and finance.  Industry and sovereigns face the might of the swarm.
With special guest, Liam Denning, Bloomberg Gadfly .

Liam is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He was previously editor of the Wall Street Journal's "Heard on the Street" column and before that, wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He has also worked as an investment banker and consultant.

Monday April 24, 2017 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Breakout Room 2

7:15pm

Summit Dinner hosted by Marathon Capital and Bloomberg New Energy Finance | Latin America Business Networking
For the 4th consecutive year BNEF and Marathon Capital are partnering to host an exclusive and intimate Latin American dinner on Monday 24th of april at the Grand Hyatt Hotel following the 1st day of the BNEF Future of Energy Global Summit.

50+ Senior executives from the region or interested in doing business in Latam will gather to discuss opportunities and hear from thought leaders during this informal dinner.

Monday April 24, 2017 7:15pm - 8:45pm
URIS

7:15pm

Summit Dinner hosted by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas | The Future of Power Generation in the U.S.
Join Melissa Francis, Anchor and Host at Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel and Paul Browning, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems American who will discuss the changing face of the energy sector and the future of power generation in the U.S.

Speakers
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Paul Browning

President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA), Inc. on April 1, 2016 and oversees all Western Hemisphere business activities. MHPSA is headquartered in Central Florida. With over 2,000 employees, MHPSA operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, and... Read More →
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Melissa Francis

Television Anchor & Host, Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel
Melissa Francis is an anchor & host on the Fox BusinessNetwork & Fox News Channel, and a regular contributor onfinancial, economic, and political issues on shows such as TheFive, Outnumbered, Happening Now, The O’Reilly Factor andAmerica’s Newsroom, among others.Melissa is also an inspirational speaker and author, first of herbest-selling memoir, Diary of Stage Mother’s Daughter, whichchronicles her life growing up as... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Breakout Room 1
 
Tuesday, April 25
 

8:00am

Technologies & Markets Deep-Dive | Nuclear Under the New Administration hosted By Nuclear Matters
Two key issues face the nuclear industry in the US and international markets - the profitability of existing and planned reactors, and government support for advanced reactor technologies. What has changed in the last year? What is the outlook? What are governments choosing to do?

Moderators
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Chris Gadomski

Lead Nuclear Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He directs the firm's nuclear energy research team, developing a robust methodology for forecasting global nuclear investment in new build, innovative technologies, O&M, fuel cycle and decommissioning. As a business development and corporate communications consultant with SMIdirect, Chris has over 25 years experience working with regional and multinational firms and global... Read More →

Speakers
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John Hopkins

Chairman & CEO, NuScale Power
John L. Hopkins is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NuScale Power. Since assuming the role in 2013, John has led NuScale Power’s rapid development of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology, driven by over 700 dedicated staff and contractors. Smaller and simpler, NuScale’s SMRs is poised to re-position nuclear energy as the economic solution to meet the growing global demand for carbon-free energy.Mr. Hopkins is currently the... Read More →
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Simon Irish

Chief Executive, Director, Terrestrial Energy
Mr. Irish has over 20 years investment banking and asset management experience in London and New York. Mr. Irish founded SWH Capital LLC in 2009, a New York based investment firm focused on innovative businesses in the financial, energy and healthcare sectors. Mr. Irish has established and managed multi-billion dollar alternative investment businesses in North America. Most recently he operated a substantial proprietary investment program for Man... Read More →
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Ralph Izzo

Chairman, President & CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSE&G)
Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named as the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Mr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Mr. Izzo was elected to several... Read More →
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John Kotek

Vice President, Policy Development & Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
John Kotek is the Vice President for Policy Development and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. He’s responsible for providing policy and public affairs leadership on financial, economic, tax, electricity market and environmental issues related to the nuclear energy industry. John was appointed in January 2015 to the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, and was nominated by President... Read More →
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Christina A. Back, Ph.d.

Vice President, Nuclear Technologies & Materials, General Atomics
Dr. Christina Back is Vice President of Nuclear Technologies and Materials at General Atomics. She is an internationally recognized expert in both fission and fusion energy, with more than 25 years of experience leading research in private industry and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. She regularly serves on committees for the National Academy of Sciences and the DOE, and she recently participated in the White House Summit on Nuclear... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakout Room 1

8:00am

Customer Deep-Dive | Gas to Power: Global Gas Consumers & Demand
Piped gas at $3/MM BTU in the US is relatively cheap and enabling a boom in gas power plant run times and construction. LNG in Asia at $8 is constraining gas use. However US LNG export capacity will double in 2017 and we expect imports in Asia (ex-Japan, Korea, Taiwan) to increase by 42% by 2020. What opportunity does increased LNG imports and other gas supply improvements present for gas-to-power solutions meeting base & peak demand, displacing coal in the US around the world? And how will this be affected by power demand and renewables?

Moderators
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Ashish Sethia

Head of Gas & Power, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ashish manages Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s efforts in the region with a focus on helping his clients optimise financial returns and minimise risks. His team tracks asset valuations, financing structures, investment trends, contractual terms, policy developments and other on the ground issues in renewable energy, natural gas/LNG, coal, smart grids, energy storage and carbon markets. Over the years he has moderated sessions and... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Browning

President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Paul F. Browning was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA), Inc. on April 1, 2016 and oversees all Western Hemisphere business activities. MHPSA is headquartered in Central Florida. With over 2,000 employees, MHPSA operates four manufacturing and repair centers and provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, and... Read More →
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Judy Marks

CEO, Siemens USA
Judith F. “Judy” Marks is the CEO of Siemens USA, a global powerhouse focusing on theareas of electrification, automation and digitalization with 50,000 U.S. employees andapproximately 75 manufacturing sites.Marks joined Siemens in 2011, serving for over four years as the President and CEO ofSiemens Government Technologies (SGT), Inc.In 2015, she took over the leadership of the Siemens Dresser-Rand integration as a result of the... Read More →
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Ian Tuft

Senior Director, Commercial and Supply Chain, CLP Holdings
Ian Tuft has worked in the power industry for 28 years. As Senior Director of the Commercial and Supply Chain function of CLP Group Operations, Ian is the functional head of procurement, responsible for contracting strategy and for ensuring consistent fuel and non-fuel procurement standards and processes across the CLP Group. In addition, Ian has responsibility for CLP’s business activities in SE Asia and also as Director of CLP Research... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakout Room 2

8:00am

Region Deep-Dive | Alberta: How Will Power Market Reforms and a Fossil Fuel Revival Affect New Investment?

As Canada moves to curb emissions in line with its Paris Agreement pledge, Alberta is pursuing a power market reform, which will require $25 billion of new investment in electricity generation over the next 14 years, eliminate nearly 6GW of coal generation, ramp up renewable deployment, and launch a new capacity market.  How does Alberta, whose economy has historically depended on oil & gas production, balance these reforms and broader emission-reduction goals with reviving the fossil fuel industry? Key stakeholders will discuss what these divergent developments mean for new energy investment in Alberta, the outlook for wholesale & retail power prices especially in response to Alberta's new Renewable Electricity Program, and Alberta's low-emissions future.


Moderators
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Alex Morgan

Wind Energy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Alex Morgan is an Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She specializes in North American wind market research, including forecasts and policy analysis. Alex holds an MPhil from University of Cambridge and an AB from Harvard University in Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering.

Speakers
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Dan Balaban

Founder, President & CEO, Greengate Power
Dan is the Founder, President and CEO of Greengate Power, a leading renewable energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To date, Greengate Power has successfully developed 450 MW of operating wind energy projects in Alberta, the 150 MW Halkirk Wind Project and the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, which is currently the largest operating wind energy project in Canada. These projects represent approximately $1 billion of investment... Read More →
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Michael Law

Senior Vice President & COO, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Michael Law was appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in January 2017. Mr. Law first joined the AESO in 2009 as Vice-President, Operations. Following that, he held the role of Vice-President, Market Services and most recently Vice-President, Renewables Development and Sustainability. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Law leads the execution of the... Read More →
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Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd

Minister of Energy, Alberta
Margaret McCuaig-Boyd was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley on May 5, 2015. She was appointed to serve as Minister of Energy on May 24, 2015. Ms. McCuaig-Boyd holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Alberta and a master's degree in administration and leadership from San Diego State University. Following 20 years as a teacher and administrator with the Peace River... Read More →
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Wayne Stensby

Managing Director, Electricity Global Business, ATCO Ltd.
Wayne Stensby is Managing Director, of the Electricity Global Business Unit, for ATCO. The Electricity Global Business Unit was created with the goal of aggregating ATCO’s skills in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Mr. Stensby is tasked with leading the strategy and development for the Electricity Global Business Unit’s long-term products and services growth.   Mr. Stensby joined ATCO in 1988 and has... Read More →
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Brian Vaasjo

President & CEO, Capital Power
Brian Vaasjo is the President and CEO of Capital Power and has been since the company’s initial public offering in July 2009. Under his leadership, Capital Power has become Alberta’s leading developer of new power generation and has successfully acquired and developed new renewable power projects in BC, Ontario, and the United States.   Brian possesses over 35 years of industry experience, which includes time as Executive... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakout Room 3

9:00am

Day 2 Welcome Remarks
Speakers
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Susan Kish

Executive-in-Residence, Excel Venture Management, Master of Ceremonies
Susan is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Excel Ventures, where she focuses on innovation inside large corporations.  As a senior executive with extensive experience in launching successful products and events, Susan has worked across the energy, financial services, technology and media industries.  Susan is a relentless advocate of digital and data literacy.   Previously, Susan initiated and led a cross-platform team at... Read More →
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Raymond S. Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ray serves as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Power, Utilities & Renewables Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. Over Mr. Wood's 27-year career, he has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

9:15am

Global Industry Keynote: State of the Industry
Speakers
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Michael Liebreich

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Michael Liebreich is Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Michael founded the company as New Energy Finance in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009. He serves on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. He is a former member of a number of boards and groups, such as the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative’s... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

10:00am

How Will EVs & Intelligent Mobility Impact the Energy Industry?
Global EV sales grew 55% in 2016, while the number of EVs on the roads is expected to pass the 2m landmark as early as Q1 2017. In 2030, BNEF estimates more than 30m new EVs will be sold annually. Those 30m EVs will demand over 500TWh of electricity and displace more than 3.5m barrels per day of crude oil. Advances in connectivity, sensor technology and computing power are transforming how energy is used the way people and goods move. In this panel we will discuss the likelihood – and path – of this EV and mobility revolution, while focusing on the implications for energy companies, utilities, automakers and technology developers. 

Moderators
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Alejandro Zamorano

Clean Energy and Advanced Transport Specialist, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
As Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Clean Energy and Advanced Transport Specialist in San Francisco, Alejandro conducts research relating to transport and clean energy markets globally. His focus is on electric vehicles, storage technology, advanced fuels and chemicals, refuelling infrastructure deployment, and new vehicle technologies.  Alejandro previously tracked and examined various bioenergy technologies, in both the commercial and... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Backstrom

Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, Southern California Edison (SCE)
Michael Backstrom is the Managing Director, Energy & Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison (SCE).  In this role, he is responsible for leading the analysis of proposed energy and environmental regulations; developing regulatory engagement strategies; overseeing advocacy at state and federal environmental agencies; and ensuring effective case management of key energy policy proceedings.   Mr. Backstrom joined SCE in... Read More →
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Joel R. Couse

Chief Economist, TOTAL SA
As Group Chief Energy Economist, Joel coordinates the cross-branch dialogue within TOTAL on the world macroeconomic and energy outlook, as they relate to the company’s strategy. Until October 2017, he was VP Market Analysis for the Trading & Shipping Division (TOTSA), managing a team providing analysis and technical support for TOTAL’s oil trading activity. The work was also used by the planning, the upstream and the downstream... Read More →
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Dave Packard

Co-founder & Vice President, Utility Solutions, ChargePoint
Dave Packard co-founded ClipperCreek Inc., a provider of EV infrastructure and served as the company's president until 2014 when he joined ChargePoint. In 1998 he joined EVI, an electric vehicle infrastructure company that helped develop the modern standards which remain in place today. Dave began his career in engineering with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA. He joined the EV market in the early 1990s as Vice President of... Read More →
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Debbie Raphael

Director, Department of the Environment, City & County of San Francisco
Debbie Raphael is the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment and believes that cities can take bold action to address environmental harm. A scientist by training and public servant by profession, Debbie has spent more than twenty years working in government to ensure that everyone has an equal right to a safe and healthy environment.  As Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, Debbie sees herself... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:35am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

10:35am

Firestarter | Better Energy, Greater Prosperity
Join us for key insights from Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Enery Transitions Commission.

Speakers
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Lord Adair Turner

Chair, Energy Transitions Commission
Lord Turner is Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.  Prior to joining the Institute in 2013, he chaired the UK Financial Services Authority (2008-2013) and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee. Lord Turner has combined a business career with public policy and academia.  He was at... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:35am - 10:45am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

10:45am

Coffee & Special Networking Opportunity hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance & The Hawthorn Club

The Hawthorn Club is the only international network for professional women in the energy industry.  Its mission is twofold: to promote the professional development of women into senior corporate positions and boards; and to increase gender diversity within the energy sector.

www.thehawthornclub.com


Tuesday April 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
Networking Lounge

11:00am

Executive Insights: Energy Storage
Energy storage has emerged as a growing and viable part of the grid spawning innovative business models & financial partnerships.  Storage industry leaders & investors met in a private session yesterday to assess the current state of the sector, new models of deployment, emerging financial structures and challenges, and where storage grid applications are headed. 

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, a leading integrated battery energy storage solutions provider will discuss the highlights and conclusions.

Speakers
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Anil Srivastava

CEO, Leclanche
French, born 1960, joined the Company in June 2014 Mr Srivastava was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Until recently he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

11:00am

Energy Transition: Grids, Storage & The Future of Electricity
Whether or not you believe that electricity is "the future", electricity networks will remain central in an increasingly dynamic energy system. The design and role of these networks may however be unrecognizable from today as they are adapted to support individuals and economies with low cost power, as well as integrating new technologies and sources of demand such as electric vehicles. What is the direction of travel for the electricity grid, what challenges can technologies such as storage help overcome, will parts of the network become redundant, and how will regulation support affordable delivery?

Moderators
avatar for Logan Goldie-Scot

Logan Goldie-Scot

Associate, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Financec
Logan is a Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, on the Energy Smart Technologies team. He is responsible for global analysis on the energy storage market. He advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. He has authored numerous research papers and speaks at international conferences and on Bloomberg TV. He has also been involved in a number of cross sector consultancy assignments and was... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrés Gluski

President & CEO, AES
Andrés Gluski was named President and CEO of The AES Corporation in 2011, a Fortune 200 company.  AES is a diversified power generation and utility company with operations in 17 countries and 35,000 Megawatts (MW) of capacity from a mix of fuel sources, including renewables and thermal generation.  AES also has more than 9 million distribution customers.  Under Andrés’ leadership, the company recently signed... Read More →
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Didier Holleaux

Executive Vice President, ENGIE
After graduating as an Engineer (École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Mines de Paris), Didier HOLLEAUX started to work as an Engineer in the car-manufacturing and in the oil industry. He then made a career in the French Civil Service which led him to the position of the head of the departmental staff (“Directeur de Cabinet”) of the Energy Minister (1992-1993). Didier HOLLEAUX joined Gaz de France (merged in GDF SUEZ in 2008 and... Read More →
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Auke Lont

President & CEO, Statnett
More than 25 years experience from the energy industry. Holds a Bachelor of Science Mathematics from Amsterdam (1978), and a Master of Science Econometrics from Amsterdam (1982). Work Experience2009 à President and CEO Statnett SF, Norway2005-2009 Managing Director, Econ Pöyry Analysis, Norway2001-2005 SVP Statoil, Nordic Energy1999-2000 Senior Economist and Managing Director, Econ Analysis, Cape Town, South Africa1994-1999 Managing Director... Read More →
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Kelly Warner

President, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Kelly has 30 years of experience in the energy services, electric and gas utility industry,with 15 of those years as chief executive of major energy consulting and service firms.In his roles as CEO of Deerpath Energy, Inc., XENERGY and KEMA Inc., he led orparticipated in numerous policy, strategy, and business development initiatives thatspan the value chain of the energy industry. Kelly started his career in solar, and overtime became a national... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

11:45am

U.S. Department of Energy Dialogue
U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, will make remarks on the strategy for the U.S. Department of Energy in 2017 and beyond. 

Speakers
avatar for Secretary Rick Perry

Secretary Rick Perry

Department of Energy, United States
Rick Perry currently serves as the 14th United States Secretary of Energy. He leads an agency tasked with maintaining a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation, overseeing the United States’ energy supply, carrying out the environmental clean-up from the Cold War nuclear mission, and managing the 17 National Laboratories, home to the country’s best scientists and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

12:15pm

Summit Lunch hosted by Flex | Innovation in Energy Storage Solutions
The energy storage market is expected to surpass 14 GW worldwide by 2022. In order to support such tremendous growth, the industry needs to quickly evolve from deploying proof of concept and piloting systems to a more sustainable, repeatable, and scalable manufacturing and integration process. Learn how Flex is addressing innovation in the Energy Storage market.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Little

Carl Little

General Manager, Energy Storage, Flex
Proven global executive with greater than 20 years of progressive responsibility in high tech and renewable energy. Extensive background in large scale renewable energy project development globally with an in depth knowledge of financial modeling and deal structuring. Strong P&L management and focus on market strategy. Extensive analysis of product structure, development and strategy.   
avatar for Rob Sipil

Rob Sipil

VP, Global Account Management, FLEX
Responsible for the overall management of the Energy EMS Business.   Proven Business and Operations success – Results oriented Global Business and Operations executive with greater than 15 years of high tech experience. Extensive background in all aspects of global business development with an in-depth knowledge of financial modeling, operations, deal structuring and project implementation.   Global ownership and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Breakout Room 2

12:15pm

Summit Luncheon hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance | New Energy Outlook: What's New in 2017?
Seb Henbest, Head of EMEA, Bloomberg New Energy Finance &  Lead Author of the New Energy Outlook  will discuss some of the new features of this year's analysis and highlight the big themes we expect to emerge when NEO 2017 is published in June.

Speakers
avatar for Seb Henbest

Seb Henbest

Head of EMEA, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Seb is Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in London, overseeing the firm's European power and carbon market analysis and the development of its European business. From 2008 to 2012 Seb was Head of Research and Manager of BNEF in Australia, establishing the firm's Sydney offices. Seb writes extensively on clean energy and carbon market economics, and presents regularly at energy industry conferences and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Breakout Room 3

12:15pm

Summit Luncheon hosted by SUNGROW | Maximizing ROI for the Solar Industry
Driven by the constant quest towards lower system costs and higher power yields, technology manufacturers have always charted the course of innovation in the solar industry. Equipment and component suppliers have been the largest investors in R&D which has been critical to lowering costs and generating greater returns. Sungrow, the company which launched the world’s first 100kW+ string inverter—and the first to be rated at 1500vdc—is a prime example of how manufacturers are paving the future for the entire industry. The company has 30% of its workforce involved directly in R&D and is the world’s only inverter supplier to offer both central and string inverters rated at 1500vdc. With the backbone of the company being focused on innovation and product development, Sungrow now has over 38GW deployed in over 50 countries. At this lunch, senior executives from Sungrow will share some of their most exciting stories of innovation and how technological advancement drives real impact on the business side of solar.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Chan

Steven Chan

CEO, SUNGROW USA
Steven Chan is the CEO of Sungrow USA, the American subsidiary of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen: 300274), a global leading PV inverter system solution supplier. Previously he served as CEO of Andalay Solar and VP at NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), where he helped transform NRG’s Residential Solar Solutions business into a leader in residential solar lease financing with over $100 million of solar lease funding for the US market.Mr... Read More →
avatar for William Zhou

William Zhou

Vice President, SUNGROW
William Zhou is the vice president of Sungrow, taking charge of international business of PV products. He has worked for 18 years on electrical R&D, business development and strategic operations in the electrical energy area. William joined Sungrow in 2013 and has led the team to expand business successfully in the global market, helping the company to become the world’s largest PV inverter provider.  


Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Breakout Room 1

1:15pm

Hydrogen : Its Role in the Grid Flexibility & the Alternatives
Increasing levels of renewables - and the slow reaction of market designers - will lead to future electricity price swings, daily and seasonally, at unprecedented levels. BNEF looks at the economics of using hydrogen as energy storage, and the requirements on market design to support it.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Curry

Claire Curry

Head of Applied Research & Emerging Technology Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Claire leads BNEF's applied research business, designing and managing client projects looking at the future of energy. Claire is a member of the Emerging Technology Analysis team at BNEF, which writes and analyses new hardware and software that has the potential to enhance the electricity grid as increasing amounts of renewables are added. Examples are hardware like storage, hydrogen, HVDC; and software like blockchain, internet of things... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

1:45pm

Solar: The Home Field Advantage
Leading solar companies reaped the benefits of vertical Integration within an otherwise fragmented Industry.  But fierce competition and diminishing value threatens to invert the leading providers' business model from a competitive advantage to a costly liability.  Where's the 'value' in the solar business, can vertical integration among pure-plays still generate a profit or are other forms of innovation, integration and product now prerequisite?  How will the Industry evolve and whichh organizations will grasp the peripheral opportunities?  How long will solar companies remain just solar companies?


Moderators
avatar for Hugh Bromley

Hugh Bromley

Senior Research Associate, Lead Analyst – North America Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Hugh Bromley is a Senior Research Associate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York, where he leads the firms’ analysis of North American solar markets, with a focus on distributed energy technologies, business models and financing vehicles. Hugh joined Bloomberg in New York in 2011, where he focused on US tax-equity finance models for small-scale PV. He later led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s carbon, power & distributed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Aschenbrenner

Peter Aschenbrenner

EVP Corporate Strategy & Business Development, SunPower
Peter Aschenbrenner serves as SunPower executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development, responsiblefor driving the company’s strategy, mergers and acquisition and business activities. Previously, he was the company’s vice president of marketing and sales, where he established the SunPower brand and oversaw development of the industry’s first dealer network program. Prior to joining SunPower, Aschenbrenner... Read More →
avatar for Steven Chan

Steven Chan

CEO, SUNGROW USA
Steven Chan is the CEO of Sungrow USA, the American subsidiary of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen: 300274), a global leading PV inverter system solution supplier. Previously he served as CEO of Andalay Solar and VP at NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), where he helped transform NRG’s Residential Solar Solutions business into a leader in residential solar lease financing with over $100 million of solar lease funding for the US market.Mr... Read More →
avatar for Scott Graybeal

Scott Graybeal

Senior Vice President, Flex Energy Solutions
Scott Graybeal is Senior Vice President, for Flex Energy Solutions at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time... Read More →
avatar for Dennis She

Dennis She

President & CEO, ET Energy
Dennis She is the President and CEO of ET Energy, a global leading clean energy developer and operator. With acute marketing sense and outstanding marketing expertise, Dennis has grown the company’s business outside of the European continent, into vast emerging markets around the world. He believes in the significance of clear vision and strategy for a company, and considers that there will never be a decaying industry but improper... Read More →
avatar for Mark Widmar

Mark Widmar

CEO, First Solar
Mark Widmar became Chief Executive Officer of First Solar, Inc. in July, 2016. He joined First Solar in April 2011 as Chief Financial Officer, and oversaw all financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, investor relations, accounting and tax. While in that role, he also served as CFO and as a director on the board of directors of 8point3 Energy Partners, the joint yieldco formed by First Solar and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

2:30pm

Fire Awards Pitch Competition
Each year, we identify and showcase high impact innovations to speed up the provision of finance for clean energy in developed and developing countries. Winners are selected by the Summit delegates.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Executive Director, Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative
Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of the widely renowned Climate Finance program at Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world. Barbara is the lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking, and Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100... Read More →
avatar for Susan Kish

Susan Kish

Executive-in-Residence, Excel Venture Management, Master of Ceremonies
Susan is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Excel Ventures, where she focuses on innovation inside large corporations.  As a senior executive with extensive experience in launching successful products and events, Susan has worked across the energy, financial services, technology and media industries.  Susan is a relentless advocate of digital and data literacy.   Previously, Susan initiated and led a cross-platform team at... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

3:10pm

Afternoon Deep-dive Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Jon Moore

Jon Moore

CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jon Moore is currently CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance after leading the firm's operations for six years. He has 20 years' experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, advising clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon spent a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:10pm - 3:15pm
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

3:15pm

Technologies & Markets Deep-Dive | Distributed Energy Resources and the Virtual Grid
The transformation from a centralized to decentralized energy system – including rooftop solar, behind-the-meter storage, smart EV charging, and controllable loads – brings a new dynamic to the distribution grid. What are the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasing penetration of these distributed energy resources (DERs)? What role does new software have to play in developing and managing DERs? How will new technologies support DER investment, operation of the grid, and new business models? Are virtual power plants the building blocks of tomorrow's electricity system and will new entrants own the platform, or can utilities retain control?

Moderators
avatar for James Sprinz

James Sprinz

Lead Analyst, Digital Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
James is an Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance within the Energy Smart Technologies team, where he leads coverage and analysis of digital energy globally. James’ research areas include smart grid and metering, demand response, home energy management and utility retail strategy. He has written extensively about topics, such as the interplay of telecoms and smart grid, network regulation, and utility business models and downstream... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amit Narayan

Amit Narayan

CEO, AutoGrid
Dr. Amit Narayan is the Founder and CEO of AutoGrid, Inc, a company providing a new generation of software analytics for the Smart Grid to enable a sustainable and personalized electricity infrastructure of the future. From 2010-2012, Dr. Narayan was the Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation at Stanford University where he led an interdisciplinary project related to modeling, optimization and control of the electricity grid... Read More →
avatar for Haresh Patel

Haresh Patel

Co-founder & CEO, Mercatus
Haresh provides vision and leadership for Mercatus, since co-founding the company in 2009 as a cloud bases software Energy Investment Management (EIM) solution. He leads the company’s evolution of the business strategy, roadmap development and service offerings. Haresh has more than twenty five years of experience driving high revenue growth through sales and marketing leadership positions. He served as Sr. Vice President of at WJ... Read More →
avatar for Heather Sanders

Heather Sanders

Principal Manager, Electric System Planning Strategy & Engagement, Southern California Edison (SCE)
Heather Sanders is a strategic and committed energy industry business leader passionate about realizing a sustainable energy future.   She is a recognized thought leader serving as a member and advisor in forums focused on enabling business model and policy changes, and technical capabilities. Ms. Sanders joined Southern California Edison in August 2015 as a leader in electric system planning focused on bridging the communications gap... Read More →
avatar for Gregg C. Sayre

Gregg C. Sayre

Interim Chairman, New York Public Service Commission, Interim CEO, Department of Public Service
On March 9, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo designated Gregg C. Sayre as Interim Chairman of the Public Service Commission and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Public Service. Mr. Sayre was appointed Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission on June 21, 2012, his term began on July 9, 2012 and runs through February 1, 2018. Prior to starting with the Commission, Mr. Sayre was Associate General Counsel of... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Breakout Room 1

3:15pm

Customer Deep-Dive | Corporate Procurement - The Next Frontier
Corporate renewable procurement has become commonplace in the United States and, increasingly, in Europe. But the electricity footprint of the world's largest energy users, multinationals across industries and their upstream supply chains, is truly global in nature. From Latin America to Asia and Africa, how are companies navigating (or avoiding) the complexities that come with sourcing renewable energy in the emerging markets?

Moderators
avatar for Angus McCrone

Angus McCrone

Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Angus is chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has overall editing responsibility for the research company’s rich selection of newsletters and analysis on international clean energy developments. Angus works closely with BNEF’s 120-strong team of analysts and researchers covering sectors such as wind, solar, biofuels, carbon and energy-smart technologies, also writes and presents on a wide range of topics including overall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Con Garza

Francisco Con Garza

Energy Business Development Director, CEMEX
avatar for Jeff McDermott

Jeff McDermott

Managing Director, Greentech Capital Advisors
Jeff McDermott is the Managing Partner of Greentech Capital Advisors and has over 30 years of transaction experience working on mergers and acquisitions and financings. He is also one of the Principals of the Broker Dealer, Greentech Capital Advisors Securities, LLC. He has strong relationships with large global companies and extensive transaction valuation, negotiation, and structuring experience. Jeff believes that properly structured... Read More →
avatar for Duncan McIntyre

Duncan McIntyre

President, Altenex
Duncan is President of Altenex, responsible for leading the day-to-day operations and developing the growth strategy for the business across its renewable energy and wholesale market products and services. He joined Altenex in May 2011. Prior to being named President, Duncan was Senior Managing Director, responsible for Altenex’sclient services and energy supply functions. Duncan led the architecture and build-out of the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Terrell

Michael Terrell

Head of Energy Policy & Market Development, Google, Inc.
Michael Terrell leads energy policy and market development at Google where he is part of the business team responsible for the company’s data centers and global energy portfolio. In this role, Michael has advanced new approaches to Google’s procurement of 2.6GW of renewable power, pioneered first of its kind renewable energy purchase programs and delivered landmark projects such as converting a coal plant to a data center. | Prior... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Breakout Room 2

3:15pm

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
avatar for Will Nelson

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
avatar for Angelina Galiteva

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 →
avatar for John Marchand

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 →
avatar for Kate McGinnis

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 →
avatar for Kellie Metcalf

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

4:15pm

Technologies & Markets Deep-Dive | Micro-grids and C&I in Frontier Markets
Electricity grids are not consistently reliable or available around the world. Advanced products like micro-grids or modern storage not just provide basic services, but increasingly compete with diesel power generation and less consistent supply from national grids. Corporations, governments, start-ups and NGOs are eyeing the opportunity to provide energy-starved areas with electricity. This session will hear from multinationals and pioneers how they navigate the opportunities and uncertainties.

Moderators
avatar for Itamar Orlandi

Itamar Orlandi

Head of Applied Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Itamar manages the Applied Research practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He works with the firm’s sector experts and economic modelling teams, providing customized research on clean energy markets to a range of clients. Having joined the company in 2011, Itamar previously led BNEF’s Insight Service on the European emission trading system as part of the European Power and Carbon Markets team.  Most recently, Itamar has led... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jake Cusack

Jake Cusack

Managing Partner, CrossBoundary
Jake Cusack is managing partner of CrossBoundary, an innovative investment advisory firm that unlocks private capital to drive positive change in frontier markets. In 2015 the firm launched CrossBoundary Energy, an investment vehicle for distributed solar energy generation in Africa that now has commercial solar projects operating in Kenya, Rwanda, and under construction in Ghana. Prior to CrossBoundary, Mr. Cusack served as a Marine Corps... Read More →
avatar for Maxine Ghavi

Maxine Ghavi

Group SVP, Program Director, Microgrids, ABB
Maxine Ghavi is Group Senior Vice President and Program Director for Microgrid at ABB in Switzerland. | | She has more than 25 years of experience in business development, product marketing, product management, marketing and sales across multiple industries including solar and semiconductor capital equipment. | | Key positions held previously include Head of Solar Industry Segment Initiative at ABB, Head of Business Management at... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund

Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. DBL Partners is a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests. As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change... Read More →
avatar for Frank Tudor

Frank Tudor

Managing Director, Horizon Power
Frank Tudor has held various executive management roles over the last 26 years in the European, Asian and Australian oil, gas and power industries with BP, Woodside and most recently Horizon Power. Frank is Managing Director of  Horizon Power which is the vertically integrated regional energy provider to the natural resource rich part of Western Australia. For the last 11 years, Frank has  also been a part-time lecturer in oil and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Breakout Room 1

4:15pm

Customer Deep-Dive | Utility Residential Offerings: Back to the Old School
While the smart home has been touted as the next big thing in the energy sector for a number of years, few propositions have gained traction. Meanwhile the market for rooftop solar and more recently behind-the-meter storage have grown in importance, providing both an opportunity and a competitive threat. How should utilities be responding? Do new technologies provide an opportunity to expand and provide new services or should the focus be on using these technologies to continue to provide reliable kilowatthours at the lowest possible cost?

Moderators
avatar for Tom Rowlands Rees

Tom Rowlands Rees

Head of Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Energy Smart Technologies (EST) practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The EST team, consisting of analysts and researchers around the globe, produces in-depth research and analysis on emerging technologies such as the smart grid, energy storage, green buildings, energy efficiency, advanced vehicles and fuel cells. | | Tom is responsible for the EST team’s analysis of energy efficiency. His work at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Brinton

Elisabeth Brinton

Executive General Manager New Energy, AGL Energy
Elisabeth has more than 25 years of experience growing companies and leading innovation across sectors including energy, technology, consumer food products and agriculture. Elisabeth joined AGL in September 2016 from New York Stock Exchange-listed Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) where she led Corporate Strategy, launched PG&E’s ground breaking IoT “Grid of Things” business strategy, ran M&A and strategic... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Hopper

Abigail Hopper

President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Abigail Ross Hopper is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade organization for America's solar energy industries. She oversees all of SEIA's activities, including government affairs, research, communications, and industry leadership. Before joining SEIA, Abby was the Director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. As the BOEM's second director, she weighed complex and... Read More →
avatar for Neetika Sathe

Neetika Sathe

Director, Emerging Technologies, Alectra Energy Solutions
Neetika Sathe is Director, Emerging Technologies at Alectra Energy Solutions.  Her role in the organization is to identify, analyze and develop leading-edge innovative technologies and business opportunities. Prior to joining Alectra, Neetika was the Chief Marketing Manager at Nissan Canada responsible for the launch of the Nissan LEAF in Canada. She serves on the board of several industry associations such as SmartGrid Canada and... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Breakout Room 2

4:15pm

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.

Moderators
avatar for Will Nelson

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
avatar for Nora Mead Brownell

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 →
avatar for Gil Quiniones

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 →
avatar for Matthew Suhr

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 →
avatar for Matthew White

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

5:00pm

Closing Refreshments
Tuesday April 25, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lobby Level