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Monday, April 24
 

9:00am PDT

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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

9:30am PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin de León

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... Read More →
avatar for Raymond S. Wood

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... Read More →


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

10:10am PDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

11:00am PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

11:45am PDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

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... Read More →
avatar for Paulo Pedrosa

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... Read More →


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

1:40pm PDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Carl Pope

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

4:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Curtis Ravenel

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... Read More →
avatar for Mary Schapiro

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... Read More →


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

4:10pm PDT

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
avatar for Nathaniel Bullard

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Nason

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sabia

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... Read More →


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

4:45pm PDT

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
avatar for Turki Al Shehri

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... Read More →


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

5:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Andree-Lise Methot

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wilshire

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... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
 
Tuesday, April 25
 

9:00am PDT

Day 2 Welcome Remarks
Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Raymond S. Wood

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... Read More →


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

9:15am PDT

Global Industry Keynote: State of the Industry
Speakers
avatar for Michael Liebreich

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... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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
avatar for Alejandro Zamorano

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Backstrom

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... Read More →
avatar for Joel R. Couse

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... Read More →
avatar for Dave Packard

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... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Raphael

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... Read More →


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

10:35am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Lord Adair Turner

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... Read More →


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

11:00am PDT

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
avatar for Anil Srivastava

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... Read More →


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

11:00am PDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrés Gluski

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... Read More →
avatar for Didier Holleaux

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... Read More →
avatar for Auke Lont

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... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Warner

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... Read More →


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

11:45am PDT

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... Read More →


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

1:15pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:30pm PDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

3:10pm PDT

Afternoon Deep-dive Introductions
Speakers
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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... Read More →


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