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Ascend Summit 2019: Introduction

Boulder, Colorado

October 16, 2019

Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, kicks off the Ascend Summit 2019 with the poem 'Market Mavens What’s in Store'.

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Electricity at the Crossroads: What We Learned About the Energy Transition in 2019

Boulder, Colorado

October 16, 2019

Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, moderates the Energy Transition panel with Chris Nelder (Host of Energy Transitions Podcast), Rebecca Johnson (Transmission and Power Markets Advisor, WAPA) and Duane Highley (CEO, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association).

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Visions for 100% Renewable Energy

Boulder, Colorado

October 16, 2019

David Millar, Director of Consulting Services at Ascend Analytics, moderates the Renewable Energy panel with Tom Fallgren (VP, Power Generation Public Service, New Mexico), Jonathan Adelman (VP of Strategic and Resources Business Planning, Xcel Energy) and James Barner (Director of Integrated Resource Planning, LADWP).

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Portfolio Management Strategies for Unique Market Conditions

Boulder, Colorado

October 16, 2019

Scott Wrigglesworth, Director of Analytics & Strategy at Ascend Analytics, moderates the Energy Portfolio Management panel with Pedram Mohseni (Manager Quantitative Analytics, Duke Energy), Monica Padilla (Director of Power Resources, Silicon Valley Clean Energy), German Pichardo (Manager Business and Analytical Structuring, AES) and Erika Bierschbach (VP, Energy Market Operations, Austin Energy).

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Wholesale Markets: New Dynamics in Energy, Ancillaries, and Storage Prices

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Presentation on Energy Wholesale Market Dynamics by Andrew Mills, PhD (Senior Scientist, LBNL) and Nicholas Steckler (Head of U.S. Power, Bloomberg New Energy Finance).

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Clean Energy RFPs: Utility and Developer Perspectives

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Dr. Dan Weingarten, Senior Energy Analyst at Ascend Analytics, moderates the Clean Energy RFPs panel with Mark Young (IRP Director, Glendale Water and Power), Monica Padilla (Director of Power Resources, Silicon Valley Clean Energy), Luke Hansen (Sr. Director Storage Engineering, 8 Minute Energy), Eric Stoutenburg, PhD (Chief Development Officer, Able Grid Energy) and Joshua Rogol (VP of Energy Storage, Strata).

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Power Planning: Modern Complexities

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Dr. Brent Nelson, Senior Energy Analyst at Ascend Analytics, moderates the Power Planning panel with Mark Dyson (Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute), Pat O‘Connell (Senior Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates), Angie Bond-Simpson (Manager, Energy Initiatives and Planning, Salt River Project), and Daniel Steinberg (Senior Policy and Economic Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory).

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Battery Energy Storage

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Presentation on Battery Energy Storage by Jeff Lerner, Manager of Forecasting Operations at Vaisala, and Dr. Allison Weis, Director of Optimization at Ascend Analytics.

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Batteries as a Physical Hedge for Renewables

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, moderates the Battery Storage panel with Tom Feiler (Managing Director, Scout Wind), Siobhan Doherty (Director of Power Resources, Peninsula Clean Energy), Scott Wrigglesworth (Director of Analytics & Strategy, Ascend Analytics), and Adam Hise (Principal, EnBalance Storage).

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Analytics for Decision Making in an Increasingly Uncertain Environment

Boulder, Colorado

October 17, 2019

Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO of Ascend Analytics, moderates the Energy Analytics panel with Tyler Casteel (Data Scientist, Viridity), Jussi Heikkinen (Global Leader Marketing and Business Development, Wartsila) and Michael Enger (Energy Market Manager, Austin Energy).

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Dr. Gary Dorris, President of Ascend Analytics, discusses Changing Energy Market Dynamics

November 1, 2017

Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO and President of Ascend Analytics, discusses changing energy market dynamics at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit in Boulder, Colorado

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Mark Gabriel of WAPA discusses Energy Market Impacts on Grid Operations and the Utility Industry

November 1, 2017

Mark Gabriel, CEO of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), discusses changing energy market dynamics and their impacts on grid operation and the utility industry at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit.

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Matt Jones of Duke Energy discusses Renewable Integration at Duke Energy

November 1, 2017

Matt Jones, the Managing Director of Energy at Duke Energy, discusses renewable integration at Duke Energy at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Dr. Bri-Mathius Hodge of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses Renewable Integration

November 1, 2017

Dr. Bri-Mathius Hodge, Manager of Power Systems Design and Study Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), discusses renewable integration at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit.

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Scott Brown of New York Power Authority (NYPA) discusses Portfolio Management and Risk for NYPA

November 1, 2017

Scott Brown, Senior Director of Market Analysis and Hedging at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) discusses portfolio management and risk factors for NYPA at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Brian Fladger of Wartsila discusses Base Load Renewable and Flexible Generation

November 1, 2017

Brian Fladger, Manager of Market Development at Wartsila Energy Solutions, discusses renewable energy as the new base load in the changing energy supply mix at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit.

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James Barner of LADWP discusses the Impacts of Renewables on the Power Supply System

November 1, 2017

James Barner, Manager of Integrated Resource Planning at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), discusses the impacts of renewable energy resources on the power supply system at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Dr. Allison Weis of Ascend Analytics, discusses Planning for the Future of Electric Vehicles

November 1, 2017

Dr. Allison Weis, a Senior Energy Analyst at Ascend Analytics, discusses the value of flexible grid resources, including batteries and electric vehicles, at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit.

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Michael Enger of Austin Energy discusses Renewable Energy Asset Valuation

November 1, 2017

Michael Enger, Energy Market Manager at Austin Energy, discusses renewable asset valuation and how Austin Energy used Ascend's PowerSIMM software to value a large wind farm.

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Dr. Ray Duthu and Peter Wittenberg of Ascend Analytics and RES discuss Energy Storage Valuation

November 1, 2017

Dr. Ray Duthu, Senior Energy Analyst at Ascend Analytics, and Peter Wittenberg, Energy Storage Manager at RES Group, discuss energy storage valuation in different regions at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Dr. Sean Burrows and Dr. Keith Aubin of Ascend Analytics discuss Data Reporting and Visualization

November 1, 2017

Dr. Sean Burrows, Principal Analyst, and Dr. Keith Aubin, Senior Director of Development at Ascend Analytics, discuss new approaches to data visualization and present case studies in Microsoft's Power BI platform at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Dr. Heather Chamblee of Duke Energy discusses Data Visualization to Communicate Modeling Results

November 1, 2017

Dr. Heather Chamblee of Duke Energy discusses Data Visualization to Communicate Modeling Results

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Wes Monier of Turlock Irrigation District discusses Hydro Forecasting and Variability

November 1, 2017

Wes Monier, Chief Hydrologist at Turlock Irrigation District, discusses hydro forecasting and variability at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Mark Flolid of Global Weather Corp discusses New Weather Models for Better Renewable Forecasting

November 1, 2017

Mark Flolid, CEO of Global Weather Corp., discusses how and why new weather models yield better forecasts of renewable generation at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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Transitioning from Position Management to Portfolio Management

November 1, 2017

Scott Wrigglesworth, Commercial and Portfolio Analytics Manager of the US Strategic Business Unit at the AES Corporation, discusses techniques to move from position management to portfolio management

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Mark Dyson of Rocky Mountain Institute discusses the Disruptive Potential of Distributed Energy

November 1, 2017

Mark Dyson, Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute, discusses the disruptive potential of distributed energy at the 2017 Ascend Analytics Summit

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