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.
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?
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.
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.