Clean Power 2022: Day Two

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 18 May 2022 13:30:00 GMT

The most efficient and targeted event for utility-scale renewable companies. CLEANPOWER puts you at the table and helps you get results that can grow your business and our industry, and prepare for more opportunities in the future. This expanded and targeted business development event will help your company reach new heights.

Day One | Day Two

Agenda (all times are Central)

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM ACP Energy Storage Council Meeting

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session

  • Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association
  • Secretary Jennifer Granholm – US Department of Energy
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Bringing Green Hydrogen Within Reach

Moderator: Jacob Susman – Ambient Energy

  • Janice Lin – Green Hydrogen Coalition
  • Megan Reusser, PE – Burns & McDonnell
  • Adolfo Rivera – Avangrid Renewables

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM The Clean Energy Market Today

Moderator: John Hensley – American Clean Power Association

  • Douglas Giuffre – IHS Markit
  • Tara Narayanan – BloombergNEF
  • Aaron Barr – Wood Mackenzie

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM Scaling and Performance of Real-time Operations and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Plants

Speaker: AJ Singh – Hitachi Energy

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM Experiences Deploying Utility-Scale Storage Systems

Speaker: Mark Powell – Sungrow

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ACP Trade Committee Meeting

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM Long Duration Storage- Today’s Trends and Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Speaker: David O. Stripling – ORMAT

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Building the Clean Energy Workforce

Moderator: Adam Edelen – Edelen Ventures

  • David Hickey – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Tim Maag – Mortenson
  • Jose Antonio Miranda Soto – Avangrid
  • James Murphy – President and Corporate Business Leader, Invenergy
  • Susan Nickey – Hannon Armstrong

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Financing the Clean Energy Transition

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM What Energy Storage Customers Want

Moderator: Catherine Sullivan – Fluence

  • Brent Bergland – Mortenson
  • Ricky T. Elder, III – Dominion Energy
  • Andrew Foukal – East Point Energy
  • Troy Miller – GE Renewable Energy

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Digital Technology Landscape in Renewable Energy Asset Management

Speaker: Feng Zhang – Utopus Insights

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Enabling Domestic Investments in the Solar Supply Chain

Moderator: Leo Moreno – AES Clean Energy

  • Nigel Cockcroft – Jinko Solar US Inc.
  • Tristan Grimbert – EDF Renewables
  • Michael Wathen – Nextracker
  • Becca Jones- Albertus

Clean Power 2022: Day One

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 17 May 2022 13:00:00 GMT

The most efficient and targeted event for utility-scale renewable companies. CLEANPOWER puts you at the table and helps you get results that can grow your business and our industry, and prepare for more opportunities in the future. This expanded and targeted business development event will help your company reach new heights.

Day One | Day Two

Agenda (all times are Central)

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ACP Offshore Wind Council Meeting

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ACP Federal Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Welcome & General Session

  • Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association
  • Tommy Beaudreau – U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Chairman Richard Glick – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

11:15 AM – 11:40 AM Challenges and Advantages of Standalone Energy Storage Project Development

Speaker: *Michael Jungreis – ORMAT

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Building the Clean Energy Economy: Industry Executive Panel Discussion

Moderator: Craig Cornelius – Clearway Energy Group

  • Pat Byrne – GE Renewable Onshore Wind
  • Theresa Eaton – WECS Renewables
  • Alicia Knapp – Berkshire Hathaway Renewables
  • Leo Moreno – AES Clean Energy
  • John Zahurancik – Fluence

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Transition to Offshore Wind

Moderator: Joshua Kaplowitz – ACP
  • Andrew Burke – Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions
  • Michael Celata – BOEM
  • Paula Major – Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Robert Miner – bp

11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Independent Cell Vetting for a Stronger Storage Market

Speaker: Logan Weber – Powin

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lunch

  • Elizabeth Laine – Clearway Energy Group
  • Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Headwinds & Tailwinds of Energy Storage Market Growth

Moderator: Jason Burwen – American Clean Power Association (ACP)

  • Michael Arndt – Recurrent Energy
  • Jeff Bishop – Key Capture Energy
  • Sara Graziano – SER Capital Partners
  • Mateo Jaramillo – Form Energy

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Texas-sized opportunities and challenges for renewables in the Lone Star State

Moderator: Jeff Clark – Advanced Power Alliance

  • Russell Gold – Texas Monthly
  • Michael Jewell – Jewell and Associates, PLLC
  • Collin Meehan – Bird Dog Energy
  • Jean Ryall – Advanced Power Alliance

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Enabling a Net Zero Vision by Proactively Developing Power Grids

Speaker: Fabio Fracaroli – Hitachi Energy

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Ensuring Clean Power Resilience

Moderator: Jacqueline DeRosa – Ameresco

  • Balki Iyer – Eos
  • Hans Jacob – Duke Energy
  • Roger Lueken, Ph.D. – Fluence
  • Reem Bashlaty – DNV

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Transmission Policy and Buildout

Moderator: Michael Garland – Pattern Energy

  • Caroline Golin – Google
  • Chris Hansen – Colorado General Assembly
  • Elliot Mainzer – California Independent System Operator

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM Fire safety: Battery manufacturer’s assessment

Speaker: Neil Bradshaw – Sungrow

Analysis: $95 Billion Manchin Energy Infrastructure Act Is Heavily Biased Against Renewable Energy

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:58:00 GMT

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), the chair of the Senate energy committee, has released the text of his Energy Infrastructure Act, which will undergo committee markup tomorrow.

An analysis by Friends of the Earth finds only $410 million in funding for renewable wind, solar, geothermal and tidal energy but nearly $30 billion for non-renewable energy programs.

Even the investments in storage and energy efficiency are less than half of spending in polluting energy.

The legislation proposes to make $95 billion in infrastructure investments mainly concentrated in the energy sector. But a close look at exactly where the money is going to go reveals an undeniable bet on dirty energy from the 20th century over clean energy from the 21st. In fact, the bill authorizes $28.8 billion in nuclear, carbon capture and dirty hydrogen over only $410 million in direct authorizations for wind, solar, geothermal and tidal. That’s a ratio of dirty to renewables of over 70-to-1. Even when combining the renewable provisions with the bill’s meager storage and efficiency programs, Manchin still proposes spending twice as much on dirty than he does on clean.

Most of the language for the carbon capture text was taken from the SCALE (Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions) Act from Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.).

The nuclear provisions were drawn from the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).

The fossil & polluting energy provisions include:
  • $12.6 billion for carbon capture projects, including financing for carbon-dioxide pipelines used for enhanced oil recovery to extend the life of oil wells.
  • $6 billion for subsidy payments to the nuclear industry to extend the lifetime of aging plants past economic viability.
  • $7 billion in research and development from hydrogen programs; 95 percent of hydrogen production is from fracked gas.
  • $1.9 billion in subsidies for commercial logging on public lands
On the storage and energy-efficiency side, provisions include:
  • $6 billion for battery production: minerals mining, processing, manufacturing, and recycling
  • $3.5 billion for the low-income energy efficiency efforts under the Weather Assistance Program

In addition, there is a further giveaway to the coal industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the text: a 20% cut to the Abandoned Mine Land fee paid by the coal industry.

Senior ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy revealed to a journalist posing as a corporate recruiter that Manchin holds weekly calls with Exxon. He named Coons and Barrasso as two other “crucial” allies to the oil giant’s agenda.

FY 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Energy

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 06 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT


2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 06 Apr 2010 04:00:00 GMT

For the first time, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is hosting a major energy conference in partnership with the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. The conference attracts U.S. and international attendees from government, industry, non-profit organizations, the media, and academia.

2010 Energy Conference with Keynotes
  • Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy
  • Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council
Session Moderator
U.S. Climate Change Policy: What’s Next After Copenhagen Richard Newell (EIA Administrator)
Short-Term Energy Prices — What Drivers Matter Most? Howard Gruenspecht (EIA Deputy Administrator)
The Energy-Water Nexus: Availability and Impacts Howard Gruenspecht
EIA’s 2010 Annual Energy Outlook Highlights John Conti (EIA)
Regulating Energy Commodities Steve Harvey (EIA)
Biofuels: Continuing Shifts in the Industry and Long-Term Outlook Michael Schaal (EIA)
Natural Gas: U.S. Markets in a Global Context Glen Sweetnam (EIA)
Smart Grid: Impacts on Electric Power Supply and Demand Joseph Paladino (DOE, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability)
Energy and the Economy Adam Sieminski (Deutsche Bank)
Energy Efficiency: Measuring Gains and Quantifying Opportunities Deborah Bleviss (School of Advanced International Studies)
Confirmed speakers
  • Paul N. Argyropoulos (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • David M. Arseneau (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Thomas Beauduy (Susquehanna River Basin Commission)
  • Guy Caruso (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
  • Brooke Coleman (New Fuels Alliance)
  • John Conti (EIA)
  • Sean Cota (Cota & Cota)
  • Tom R. Eizember (Exxon Mobil Corporation)
  • Michelle Foss (University of Texas)
  • Peter Gross (EIA)
  • Jason Grumet (Bipartisan Policy Center)
  • Karen Harbert (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  • M. Michael Hightower (Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Skip Horvath (Natural Gas Supply Association)
  • Gina McCarthy (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Edward L. Morse (Credit Suisse Securities)
  • Deanna L. Newcomb (McDermott Will & Emery LLP)
  • Mary Novak (IHS Global Insight)
  • Matthew C. Rogers (DOE)
  • Timothy D. Searchinger (Princeton University)
  • Benjamin Schlesinger (Benjamin Schlesinger and Associates/Galway Group)
  • Andrew Slaughter (Shell)
  • Glen Sweetnam (EIA)
  • Jeff Wright (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

2009 Energy Conference: A New Climate For Energy

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:30:00 GMT

The 2009 EIA conference is being held April 7-8 at the Washington Convention Center.

Please register onsite at the Walter E Washington Convention Center starting at 7:30am on Tuesday, April 7th.

Wednesday agenda
7:30 AM Registration and Badging
Concurrent Sessions
9:00 AM
(7) Energy Data Needs (8) Energy and the Media
Moderator: Margot Anderson (EIA) Moderator: John Anderson (Resources for the Future)
  • Jeff Genzer (Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.)
  • Philip Hanser (Brattle Group)
  • Shirley Neff (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
  • Frank Rusco (U.S. Government Accountability Office)
  • Speakers:
  • Barbara Hagenbaugh (USA Today)
  • Steven Mufson (Washington Post)
  • Eric Pooley (Harvard University)
  • Robert Rapier (R-SQUARED Energy blog)
  • 10:30 AMBreak
    11:00 AM
    (9) Investing in Oil and Natural Gas – Opportunities and Barriers (10) Greenhouse Gas Emissions: What’s Next?
    Moderator: Bruce Bawks (EIA) Moderator: Howard Gruenspecht (EIA)
  • Susan Farrell (PFC Energy)
  • John Felmy (American Petroleum Institute)
  • Michelle Foss (University of Texas)
  • Paul Sankey (Deutsche Bank)
  • Speakers:
  • Joe Aldy (Executive Office of the President)
  • Dave Cavicke (House Committee on Energy and Commerce)
  • Greg Dotson (House Committee on Energy and Commerce)
  • Joe Goffman (Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works)
  • 2009 Energy Conference: A New Climate For Energy

    Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:30:00 GMT

    The 2009 EIA conference is being held April 7-8 at the Washington Convention Center.

    Please register onsite at the Walter E Washington Convention Center starting at 7:30am on Tuesday, April 7th.

    Tuesday agenda
    7:30 AM Registration and Badging
    9:00 AM Plenary
    Welcome – Howard Gruenspecht
    Acting Administrator, Energy Information Administration

    Keynote Address – Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

    Energy and the Macroeconomy – William D. Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University

    Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World – John W. Rowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation
    10:30 AM Break
    Concurrent Sessions
    11:00 AM
    (1) The Future for Transport Demand (2) What’s Ahead for Natural Gas Markets?
    Moderator: Andy Kydes (EIA) Moderator: Steve Harvey (EIA)
  • Lew Fulton (International Energy Agency)
  • David Greene (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Lee Schipper (Precourt Institute, Stanford University)
  • Speakers:
  • Brian Jeffries (Wyoming Pipeline Authority)
  • James Simpson (BENTEK Energy, LLC)
  • Rick Smead (Navigant Consulting)
  • John Strom (Haddington Ventures, LLC)
  • Christine Tezak
  • 12:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:45 PM
    (3) Meeting the Growing Demand for Liquids (4) Electric Power Infrastructure: Status and Challenges for the Future
    Moderator: Glen Sweetnam (EIA) Moderator: Scott Sitzer (EIA)
  • Eduardo González-Pier (PEMEX)
  • David Knapp (Energy Intelligence Group)
  • Fareed Mohamedi (PFC Energy)
  • Speakers:
  • P. Kumar Agarwal (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
  • Timothy J. Brennan (University of Maryland)
  • Mark G. Lauby (North American Electric Reliability Corporation)
  • 3:15 PM Break
    3:30 PM
    (5) Renewable Energy in the Transportation and Power Sectors (6) Financial Markets and Short-Term Energy Prices
    Moderator: Michael Schaal (EIA) Moderator: Tancred Lidderdale (EIA)
  • Denise Bode (American Wind Energy Association)
  • Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)
  • Bryan Hannegan (Electric Power Research Institute)
  • David Humbird (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
  • Speakers:
  • Jeffrey Harris (Commodity Futures Trading Commission)
  • Robert McCullough (McCullough Research)
  • Adam E. Sieminski (Deutsche Bank)
  • Robert Weiner (George Washington University)
  • 5:00 PM Adjourn

    Steven Chu, Obama's Choice For Secretary Of Energy 1

    Posted by Wonk Room Thu, 11 Dec 2008 16:29:00 GMT

    From the Wonk Room.

    Steven ChuPresident-elect Barack Obama’s reported selection of Dr. Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy is a bold stroke to set the nation on the path to a clean energy economy. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, is the sixth director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a Department of Energy-funded basic science research institution managed by the University of California. After moving to Berkeley Lab from Stanford University in 2004, Chu “has emerged internationally to champion science as society’s best defense against climate catastrophe.” As director, Chu has steered the direction of Berkeley Lab to addressing the climate crisis, pushing for breakthrough research in energy efficiency, solar energy, and biofuels technology.

    At Berkeley Lab, Chu has won broad praise as an effective and inspirational leader. “When he was first here, he started giving talks about energy and production of energy,” Bob Jacobsen, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2007. “He didn’t just present a problem. He told us what we could do. It was an energizing thing to see. He’s not a manager, he’s a leader.” In an interview with the Wonk Room, David Roland-Holst, an economist at the Center for Energy, Resources and Economic Sustainability at UC Berkeley, described Chu as a “very distinguished researcher” and “an extremely effective manager of cutting edge technology initiatives.” Roland-Holst praised Chu’s work at Lawrence Berkeley, saying “he has succeeded in reconfiguring it for a new generation of sustainable technology R&D, combining world class mainstream science with the latest initiatives in renewable energy and climate adaptation.”

    Under Chu’s leadership, Berkeley Lab and other research institutions have founded the Energy Biosciences Institute with $500 million, ten-year grant from energy giant BP, and the Joint BioEnergy Institute with a $125 million grant from the Department of Energy. The BP deal has raised questions and protests about private corporations benefiting from public research. At the dedication of JBEI last Wednesday, Chu “recalled how the nation’s top scientists had rallied in the past to meet critical national needs, citing the development of radar and the atomic bomb during World War II”:
    The reality of past threats was apparent to everyone whereas the threat of global climate change is not so immediately apparent. Nonetheless, this threat has just got to be solved. We can’t fail. The fact that we have so many brilliant people working on the problem gives me great hope.

    Chu’s leadership extends beyond this nation’s boundaries. As one of the 30 members of the Copenhagen Climate Council, Chu is part of an effort to spur the international community to have the “urgency to establish a global treaty by 2012 which is fit for the purpose of limiting global warming to 2ºC,” whose elements “must be agreed” at the Copenhagen summit in December, 2009.

    Last year, Dr. Chu co-chaired a report on “the scientific consensus framework for directing global energy development” for the United Nations’ InterAcademy Council. Lighting the Way describes how developing nations can “‘leapfrog’ past the wasteful energy trajectory followed by today’s industrialized nations” by emphasizing energy efficiency and renewable energy.

    It’s hard to decide if the selection of Dr. Chu is more remarkable for who he is – a Nobel laureate physicist and experienced public-sector administrator – or for who is not. Unlike previous secretaries of energy, he is neither a politician, oil man, military officer, lawyer, nor utility executive. His corporate ties are not to major industrial polluters but to advanced technology corporations like AT&T (where he began his Nobel-winning research) and Silicon Valley innovator Nvidia (where he sits on the board of directors). Chu is a man for the moment, and will be a singular addition to Obama’s Cabinet.

    Energy Secretary Contender Dr. Steven Chu: Transform the Energy Landscape to Save 'A Beautiful Planet'

    Posted by Wonk Room Mon, 08 Dec 2008 14:09:00 GMT

    From the Wonk Room.

    The Washington Post’s Al Kamen reports that there’s “buzz” that the Obama transition is “looking hard at some scientific types” to lead the Energy Department. Dr. Steven Chu, the Nobel laureate director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is reportedly a dark horse candidate.

    In a presentation at this summer’s National Clean Energy Summit convened by the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Dr. Chu described why he has moved from his background in experimental quantum physics to tackling global warming:

    Consider this. There’s about a 50 percent chance, the climate experts tell us, that in this century we will go up in temperature by three degrees Centigrade. Now, three degrees Centigrade doesn’t seem a lot to you, that’s 11° F. Chicago changes by 30° F in half a day. But 5° C means that … it’s the difference between where we are today and where we were in the last ice age. What did that mean? Canada, the United States down to Ohio and Pennsylvania, was covered in ice year round.

    Five degrees Centigrade.

    So think about what 5° C will mean going the other way. A very different world. So if you’d want that for your kids and grandkids, we can continue what we’re doing. Climate change of that scale will cause enormous resource wars, over water, arable land, and massive population displacements. We’re not talking about ten thousand people. We’re not talking about ten million people, we’re talking about hundreds of millions to billions of people being flooded out, permanently.

    As Dr. Chu explains in the above video, the optimal way to reduce greenhouse emissions is to waste less energy, by investing in energy efficiency. He demolished the myth that we can’t reduce our use of energy without reducing our wealth by offering numerous counterexamples, or, in his scientist’s jargon, “existence proofs.” Applause broke out when he described how companies, after claiming efficiency gains and lowered costs were impossible, “miraculously” achieved them once they “had to assign the jobs from the lobbyists to the engineers.”

    Chu continued by discussing what he has done to develop “new technologies to transform the landscape.” He discussed the Helios Project, the research initiative Berkeley Lab launched for breakthrough renewable energy and efficiency technology. In addition to research into energy conservation, Berkeley Lab researchers are pursuing nanotech photovoltaics, microbial and cellulosic biofuels, and chemical photosynthesis.

    Dr. Chu concluded his address with a reminder why this challenge is so important:

    I will leave you with this final image. This is – I was an undergraduate when this picture was taken by Apollo 8 – and it shows the moon and the Earth’s rise. A beautiful planet, a desolate moon. And focus on the fact that there’s nowhere else to go.

    Energy Policy Challenges - Is the Past Prologue?

    Posted by Wonk Room Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

    In the late 1970s, a series of studies was produced that surveyed America’s energy situation, including the landmark book “Energy in America’s Future” by scholars at Resources for the Future. Thirty years later, this symposium will provide a retrospective assessment of the 1970s experience in order to extract lessons for current policy. In what ways is the past a prologue? Which projections materialized and which policy concerns proved justified? Which did not? With what confidence or humility should this retrospective inform current visions of our energy future, given the emerging challenges of energy security and global climate change?

    A distinguished group of academics and policymakers will draw on their extensive experience with U.S. energy policy to put the current energy landscape into historical perspective. Panelists include:
    • Professor John Deutch (MIT)
    • Robert Fri (former RFF President)
    • Professor William Hogan (Harvard University)
    • Milton Russell (Emeritus – University of Tennessee)
    • Phil Sharp (RFF President)

    Note: Registration for this event is closed. We invite you to view the live webcast available via this page on October 29th

    Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.

    Resources for the Future 1616P Street, NW First Floor Conference Center Washington, DC 20036

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