Ascend Summit 2024:
Powering the Energy Transition

Join Us - Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2024 in Boulder, CO

The Ascend Summit brings together prominent electric power experts to offer new perspectives on wholesale electricity markets, resource planning, green energy purchasing, battery storage, and merchant portfolio management.

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2024 Summit Agenda

About the Summit

The wide-scale adoption of renewable energy continues to create unprecedented structural change in energy supply. The Ascend Summit explores how to maximize the value of renewable project development and clean energy procurement by:

  • Capturing the value under a supply pinch: when the capacity pendulum swings short
  • Maintaining power system reliability and improving resiliency with greater renewable production
  • Securing revenue guarantees via innovative insurance structures
  • Assessing PPA market conditions and M&A transaction values
  • Maximizing asset performance with bid optimization

Conference Learning Outcomes

  • PPA and M&A - contracts and asset sales pricing and conditions
  • Approaches to assess power system reliability with renewables & storage
  • Best practices for transitioning to 24x7 green power procurement
  • Bid optimization and operations strategies for storage and hybids
  • Market outlook, expectations, and geospatial dynamics of opportunity identification

Who Should Attend

Professionals involved in utility and power planning, clean energy procurement, power development, and project financing including:

  • Utility Power Planners
  • Renewables + Energy Storage Developers
  • Corporate Off-Takers
  • Power Operations Managers
  • Investors in Clean Power
  • Power Supply and Market Analysts
  • Power Reliability Analysts

Pre-Conference - Day 1 | September 30, 2024

8:15am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 11:45am

Pre-Summit Workshops

Workshop A

Renewables & Storage Opportunities & Valuation

Presenters: Michael Fisher, PhD, Director of Valuation Services

  • Review recent M&A market trends
  • Discuss key value and risk drivers for storage; discuss value enhancement from Ascend EnSurance revenue guarantee
  • BatterySIMM introduction: Configure studies for standalone and hybrid resources, overlay common forms of offtake and hedging contracts, view results, and mapping tools.

Workshop B

Commercial Origination, Portfolio Management & Budgeting

Presenters: Carlos Blanco, PhD, Chief of Risk Analysis and Zach Brode, Director of Analytics

  • Learn the latest commercial off-take structures (PPAs) and how to evaluate their risks
  • Model a case study on Merchant Generation Portfolio, Load Servicing Entity Portfolio and Integrated Portfolio and cosndier Counterparty Credit Risk through PFE and collateral call risk
  • Review why power portfolios should be looking beyond VaR and implementing best practice flow metrics like GMaR and discuss hedging strategies for protection of financial value

Workshop C

Clean Power Supply Procurement & Reliability Planning

Presenters: Brandon Mauch, PhD, Managing Director of Operations & Strategy and Anthony Boukarim, Director of Resource Planning & Valuation

  • Share best practice for efficient and effective power procurement and track hourly load and generation for evaluation and accounting of carbon emissions
  • Review resource adequacy analysis wit high levels of renewables and model capacity expansion modeling for a clean energy portfolio

11:45am - 1:00pm

Lunch provided for Workshop attendees

Main Conference - Day 1 | September 30, 2024

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Opening Remarks: Opportunities for New Supply to Rationally Realize the Energy Transition

Speaker: Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO, Ascend Analytics

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Keynote Panel: Prospects and Pitfalls for the Energy Transition

Pathways toward clean power grid from the longest tenured commissioner at FERC addressing: transmission build-out, wind monopolies, interconnection queue,  rational economics vs regulatory precedence, distributed vs utility scale resources.

Moderator: Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Allison Clements, FERC Commissioner

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Keynote Panel: Powering the Energy Transition Toward Carbon Goals

The rapid acceleration of the Energy Transition has created new opportunities and challenges. In this panel, we will explore what we might expect next on a pathway of decarbonization marked by burgeoning demand. We will discuss the macro drivers, economic opportunity, hourly RECs, and impediments of queue reform, transmission, and reliability.

Moderator: Dr. Gary Dorris, CEO, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Monica Padilla, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy;
Michael Enger, Vice President, Market Operation & Resource Planning, Austin Energy; Michael Terrell, Senior Director for Energy & Climate, Google

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Break

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Power Procurement: Conditions & Directions for Power Purchases and Clean Energy

We‘ll review current power purchase values and trends portend for the future offtake prices along with the implications of 24x7 green on renewables, REC values, and storage. Changes to the future value of RECs to be time (hourly) sensitive and has significant implications for choices made today. In addition, a tightening capacity market creates additional exposure factoring into supply decisions. We will explore from the purchases perspective how to best position clean supply with a different future while meeting supply goals including: what it takes to realize 24x7 green, offtake structures and pricing for flexible loads, market conditions and expectations for future of procurement.

Moderator: Rich Powell, CEO, Commercial Energy Buyers Association
Invited Speakers: Becca Glazer, Senior Director Energy Transformation, Walmart;
Kelly James, SVP/GM for Energy and Utilities, Salesforce

4:00pm - 4:40pm

Resource Planning for a Low Carbon Future & Reliability

The pathways to 100% clean power require significant irreversible commitments today to realize these goals. Learn the strategic approaches, critical criteria, and supply fundamentals to commit capital today and advance these goals with minimal regret. We‘ll also discuss what makes a clean supply portfolio robust and when marginal cost of abatement can achieve more productive carbon reduction value beyond the power sector.

Moderator: Anthony Boukarim, Director of Resource Planning & Valuation,  Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Pedram Mohseni, Senior Director of Power Supply & Fuels, Duke Energy; Matthew Tomc, Vice President Regulatory Policy & Energy Supply, Ameren;
Denis Obiang, Director of Power Planning, LADWP

4:40pm - 5:20pm

Innovations in Tax Equity Funding

Changes in tax equity to assume risk and the transfer of tax credits have changed the capital stack for project financing. Merchant developers with large tax credits are challenged to meet the risk criteria of traditional tax equity. For utilities with hundreds of billions of dollars in tax equity, we will be looking to monetize these credits through new transfer vehicles.

Moderator: Hilary Lefko, Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright
Invited Speakers: Robert Walsh, Managing Director, Blackstone; George Barlow, Partner, Novogradac & Company; Andrew Waranch, CEO, Spearmint Energy

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rooftop Networking Party & Dinner

Main Conference - Day 2 | October 1, 2024

8:15am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 9:25am

Ascend Market Outlook

Transitioning from fossil to renewables holds the potential to create cycles of excess and shortages leading to depressed and extreme prices.  Where, when, and how do opportunities unfold for renewables, storage, and DERS and what are the indicators of opportunity.

Speaker: Brent Nelson, PhD, Managing Director of Markets & Strategy, Ascend Analytics

9:25am - 10:10am

Keynote Panel: Hyper-Localized Power - Development Opportunities & Risk

With interconnection queues jammed for both supply & load, the economics of hyper-localized power disrupting the landscape of power procurement.

Moderator: Jon Powers, President, CleanCapital
Invited Speakers: Mark Gabriel, CEO, United Power; Vibhu Kaushik, Senior Vice President, Prologis; Erik Hansen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wynn Resorts

10:10am - 10:25am

Break

10:25am - 11:10am

Strategies for Carbon Free Energy Supply REC Market Revisions as Hourly Attributes are Monetizable

The emerging standard of 24x7 clean has led to hourly REC values and premiums for clean sundown energy and the opportunity for storage to realize REC values. With multiple approaches for around-the-clock clean energy, from hourly load matching to measuring the locational marginal emissions, the costs of compliance and value of hourly REC‘s change.

Moderator: Mark Dyson, Principal, RMI
Invited Speakers: Lena Perkins, PhD, Director of Planning & Technology, Palo Alto Utilities; Brent Morgan, Principal Energy Strategy, Meta; Henry Richardson, Senior Analyst, WattTime

11:10am - 12:05pm

Breakout Sessions (A & B):

Session A: Utility/Investor Track | Revenue Insurance to Remove Downside Risk of Merchant Storage

Moderator: Adam Hise, Managing Director of Storage Risk Solutions, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Jacob Steubing, VP of Operations, GridStor/Goldman Sachs; Todd Johansen, VP of Origination, Intersect

11:10am - 12:05pm

Session B: Asset Management Track | Operations of Storage & Renewables: DA and RT Bid Optimization Strategies & Risk v s. Return

Moderator: Mike Huisenga, Managing Director of Bid Optimization, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Ryan Butterfield, Senior Director of Energy Storage, National Grid Renewables; Brittany Barnowsky, Director of Commercial Operations, Aypa Power; Daniel Casement, Director of Operations, Arevon; Matt Everett, Principal, Clearway Energy Group

12:05pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 2:10pm

Breakout Sessions (A&B):

Session A: Utility/Investor Track | Renewable Capture Rates and Storage for Revenue Firming

Moderator: Robert LaFaso, Director of Forecasting and Valuation, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Norman MacArthur, Managing of Hourly Operations, Dominion Energy; Jingqi Yang, Managing Director, SoftBank Energy; Dylan Arnould, Managing Director, John Hancock

1:30pm - 2:10pm

Session B: Asset Management Track | Benchmarking of Asset Performance for Storage & Renewables

Moderator: Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of Asset Performance, Ascend Analytics
Invited Speakers: Doug Sherman, Chief Commercial Officer, Perfect Power; Antoine Bourdon, Director of Short-Term Operations, Total; Pablo Berruecos, Director of Storage Analytics, EDP-R

2:10pm - 3:05pm

Asset Sales: Expectations & Direction

Irrational exuberance or carpe diem, will today's winners be tomorrow's losers? What are projects selling for, rationalizations, and assessment of the current market conditions for asset sales by market, state, and location. What creates sustained project value and when is it at risk?

Moderator: Rahm Orenstein, Managing Director of Ascend Energy Exchange
Invited Speakers: John Switzer, CEO, SMT; Hagen Lee, CEO, Peregrine Energy Solutions; Jon Sarno, VP Finance, New Leaf

3:05pm - 5:30pm

Outdoor Activities (Weather Permitting)

Enjoy Boulder's best local hikes with you Ascend guides.

We have two hike options: one more strenuous, and one more flat. Shuttles will take hikers to the trailhead. If you are hiking, wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for changing weather conditions. For those not wishing to hike, we will have lawn games at Chautauqua Park.

Black Diamond: 1st/2nd Flatirons Trail
Strenuous 3.6 miles with 1,446 feet of climbing

Blue Square: Bluebell Trail to Enchanted Mesa
Moderate 2.5 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Green Square: Lawn games of Chautauqua Park
Relaxing 0.0 miles with 0 feet of climbing

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Cocktail Hour & Dinner

Post Conference - Day 3 | October 2, 2023

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 11:45am

Technical Sessions

  • Session A: PowerSIMM Planner Technical Session
  • Session B: PowerSIMM Portfolio Manager Technical Session
  • Session C: Market Intelligence & BatterySIMM Technical Session
  • Session D: SmartBidder Technical Session

Session A

PowerSIMM Planner Technical Session

Presenters: Brandon Mauch, PhD, Managing Director of Operations & Strategy and Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics

  • Introduce PowerSIMM's new UI and feature improvements
  • Demonstrate resource adequacy models, automatic resource selection model configuration and outputs, modeling emerging technology for IRPs in PowerSIMM

Session B

PowerSIMM Portfolio Manager Technical Session

Presenters: Carlos Blanco, PhD, Chief of Risk Analytics and Zach Brode, Director of Analytics

  • Discuss PowerSIMM configurations for measuring and managing risk and budget
  • Understand how to add hypothetical hedges and PPA structures for measuring risk reduction and consider prospective resources in a portfolio and the impact to portfolio risk and return trade-offs.

Session C

Market Intelligence & BatterySIMM Technical Session

Presenters: Brent Nelson, PhD, Managing Director of Markets & Strategy; Santiago Saravia, Renewable Energy Analyst; Robert LaFaso, Director of Resource Valuation

  • Configure and visualize storage/hybrid resource simulations; calculate contract settlements alongside market revenues
  • Evaluate interconnection queues, Energy Community eligibility, county-level investment rankings, historical price metrics, market forwards, and Ascend price forecasts

Session D

SmartBidder Technical Session

Presenters: Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of SmartBidder; Tapas Peshin, PhD, Manager of Bidder & Trading

  • Introduction to SmartBidder's UI via a "day in the Iife"- including a demo of bidding strategy customization and evaluation to optimize project value
  • Model live operations, including manual overrides, strategy scheduling, and outages and calibration of risk and definition of risk policies and procedures

Afternoon

For those wishing to stay in Boulder throughout the afternoon, Ascend staff are available to be your guides to local breweries, road cycling, gravel cycling, or eBiking around town. Please notify Ascend if interested.

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm

Technical Sessions

A - PowerSIMM Planner
B - PowerSIMM Portfolio Manager
C - BatterySIMM
D - SmartBidder

Afternoon

For those wishing to stay in Boulder throughout the afternoon, Ascend staff are available to be your guides in local breweries, road cycling, gravel cycling, or eBiking around town. Please notify Ascend if interested.

9:00pm - 12:00pm

Session A | PowerSIMM Planner

Presenters:

Brandon Mauch, PhD, Director of Resource Planning Analytics; and Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics.

Session B | PowerSIMM Portfolio Manager

Presenter:

Scott Wrigglesworth, VP of Operations & Strategy

Session C | Market Intelligence & BatterySIMM

Presenters:

Brent Nelson, PhD, Managing Director of Markets & Strategy; Santiago Saravia, Renewable Energy Analyst; Robert LaFaso, Manager of Resource Valuation

Session D | SmartBidder

Presenters:

Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of SmartBidder; Tapas Peshin, Manager of Bidder & Trading; Jonah Simon, Director of Battery Products Development

Ascend Speakers

Gary Dorris, PhD, CEO & President, Ascend Analytics

Gary Dorris, PhD, CEO & President, Ascend Analytics

Dr. Gary Dorris is a trailblazer in the realm of renewable energy, recognized as a visionary expert with over two decades of pioneering solutions for energy risk management and portfolio planning. As the founder and CEO of Ascend Analytics, he has spearheaded the organic growth of the company into a prominent provider of cutting-edge quantitative software solutions for energy portfolio management and data infrastructure. With an exceptional understanding of applied economics and finance as a Ph.D. from Cornell University and his remarkable track record spanning more than twenty years, Dr. Dorris has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in the field of renewable energy and battery storage. His groundbreaking analytical innovations have paved the way for the development of over a dozen proprietary software applications, utilized by a vast network of over 300 energy and renewable resource companies.

Brent Nelson, PhD, Managing Director of Markets & Strategy, Ascend Analytics

Brent Nelson, PhD, Managing Director of Markets & Strategy, Ascend Analytics

Dr. Nelson leads the forecasting practice at Ascend Analytics and is a renowned expert in new market dynamics, storage and renewable project valuation, resource planning, and renewable integration. Prior to joining Ascend, Dr. Nelson was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University, while also holding a collaborative appointment with the directorate of Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He also worked for the US Department of Energy from 2014-2016, focusing on technology research and development programs for energy efficiency and demand side management. Dr. Nelson holds PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor ‘s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Brandon Mauch, PhD, Director of Resource Planning Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Brandon Mauch, PhD, Director of Resource Planning Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Dr. Brandon Mauch leads a team of analysts at Ascend in providing modeling support for resources planning. He is currently managing work for NorthWestern Energy and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Prior to joining Ascend, Brandon was a Senior Program Manager for CLEAResult Consulting where he managed utility energy efficiency and demand response programs for Midwestern utilities. Before that, he was a Utility Regulation Engineer for the Iowa Utilities Board where he worked on regional energy policy issues, resource planning and rate cases for Iowa’s investor-owned utilities. Brandon holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University where his research focused on wind power forecasting and risk assessment of wind forecasts. He also holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Anthony Boukarim, Senior Manager of Resource Planning & Valuation, Ascend Analytics

Anthony Boukarim, Director of Resource Planning & Valuation, Ascend Analytics

Mr. Boukarim conducts renewables valuation and resource planning for utilities and CCAs. His portfolio of projects in the US includes resource valuation, RFO administration, and forecasting analyses for Clean Power Alliance, Peninsula Clean Energy, Burbank Water and Power, Salt River Project Power, and Water, among others. Prior to joining Ascend, Mr. Boukarim worked at Arthur D. Little/McKinsey & Co as a management consultant in their Energy & Utilities Practice. In addition to four years of international experience in the energy sector, he holds a master’s degree in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor‘s degree in mechanical engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Adam Hise, Managing Director of Storage Risk Solutions, Ascend Analytics

Adam Hise, Managing Director of Storage Risk Solutions, Ascend Analytics

Mr. Hise leads the development and commercialization of insurance-backed revenue risk transfer offerings for clean energy assets.  Mr. Hise founded and led the EnSurance team at Ascend, developing novel risk shifting products to advance storage and renewable energy deployment.  Prior to Ascend, Mr. Hise held management roles at Scout Clean Energy and provided strategy consulting with emerging renewable tech businesses.   Mr. Hise holds an M.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from UNC, Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Michael Fisher, PhD, Senior Manager of Portfolio Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Michael Fisher, PhD, Senior Manager of Portfolio Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Dr. Fisher leads the Ascend Portfolio Analytics team and has spent the last 15 years of his career in the energy industry, most recently as Duquesne Light’s head of business development where he grew a development platform for the utility’s unregulated businesses. Dr. Fisher has a deep understanding of what developers and project finance professionals need across the project lifecycle. His doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon explored the technical, economic, and emissions impacts of distributed storage, where he created a battery optimization model that explored how storage behaves when responding to retail and wholesale value streams. Dr. Fisher holds a Ph.D. in energy policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in economics and BAS in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of Asset Operations, Ascend Analytics

Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of Asset Operations, Ascend Analytics

Mr. Hartsough leads the SmartBidder business, Ascend‘s real-time operations optimization platform for storage, renewables, hybrids, and load.  He works across the technical and commercial teams to drive platform innovation centered on customer needs and ensure customers fully realize the value of SmartBidder‘s optimization capabilities.  Prior to joining Ascend, Mr. Hartsough was a senior product manager at Cisco Systems, and led product development on energy, IoT, and cybersecurity products.  He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Yale University.

Jeff Hartsough, Managing Director of Asset Operations, Ascend Analytics

Rahm Orenstein, Managing Director of the Ascend Energy Exchange

Mr. Orenstein leads Ascend Energy Exchange, an analytics-based marketplace that enables Ascend customers to buy and sell high quality energy storage and renewable energy projects effectively. Prior to Ascend, Mr. Orenstein spent 15 years holding executive positions in the renewable energy industry, including as CEO of Sunflower Sustainable Investment, Ltd (TASE: SNFL), a global developer and IPP of renewable energy and energy storage; VP Business Development – Energy Storage and VP Business Development – Americas, at Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA), a global developer and IPP of renewable energy and energy storage.  Mr. Orenstein holds an MBA from Reichman University and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Santiago Saravia, Renewable Energy Analyst, Ascend Analytics

Santiago Saravia, Renewable Energy Analyst, Ascend Analytics

Mr. Saravia serves as a senior renewable energy analyst on the storage products team, where he leads valuation efforts for dozens of storage projects across deregulated U.S. power markets, including project f inance and M&A support for over 5GW of hybrid and standalone projects in Texas and California. Mr. Saravia is an expert on location-specific Inflation Reduction Act tax incentives for renewable and storage projects, having developed maps to identify current and future eligibility. Mr. Saravia earned his bachelor‘s degree in environmental Analysis and Economics from Pomona College.

Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Zach Brode leads resource planning, portfolio management, and valuation projects. He also manages the development of PowerSIMM.  Zach joined Ascend after completing his M.A. in Economics at the University of British Columbia.    At Ascend, Zach works with utility clients to model energy systems in support of capacity planning and resource assessment and valuation. He also has experience with avoided cost analysis and new resource power procurement analysis.

Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Michael Huisenga, Managing Director, Ascend Analytics

Prior to joining Ascend Analytics, Mr. Huisenga was a Senior Vice President and Energy District Business Line Leader with WSP USA, a Top 5 ranked design firm by Engineering News Record (ENR), spending 15 years in roles covering sustainability services, renewable energy, and management. Mr. Huisenga experience also includes leading Product Strategy for Spruce Power, a Residential Solar & Battery Storage Asset Management f irm.  Mr. Huisenga earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Zach Brode, Manager of Analytics, Ascend Analytics

Robert LaFaso, Director of Forecasting & Valuation

Robert LaFaso leads Ascend Analytics’ Market Intelligence (AscendMI) day-to-day practice area, which encompasses the development of long-term supply-stack, market-price, and project-economics forecasts. His work influences Ascend‘s software suite, as AscendMI forecasts drive the analytics behind PowerSIMM and BatterySIMM. Mr. LaFaso conducted the Valuation Due Diligence for many significant M&A transactions, including the multi-gigawatt portfolios behind TerraGen’s sale to Masdar and Origis Energy’s sale to Antin Infrastructure Partners. Mr. LaFaso holds a B.S. in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Colorado School of Mines.

Invited Speakers

Mark Antoniewicz

Senior Director for Climate & Energy, Google

Dylan Arnould

Managing Director,
John Hancock

George Barlow

Partner, Novogradac & Company

Brittany Barnowsky

Director of Commercial Operations, Aypa Power

Pablo Berruecos

Director of Storage Analytics, EDP-R

Antoine Bourdon

Director of Short-term Operations, TotalEnergies

Ryan Butterfield

Senior Director of Energy Storage, National Grid Renewables

Daniel Casement

Director of Operations, Arevon Energy

Mark Dyson

Principal, RMI

Michael Enger

Senior Vice President, Market Operation & Resource Planning, Austin Energy

Matthew Everett

Director of Market Optimization & Trading, Clearway Energy Group

Mark Gabriel

CEO,
United Power

Becca Glazer

Senior Director Energy Transformation, Walmart

Erik Hansen

Chief Sustainability Officer, Wynn Resorts

Kelly James

SVP/GM for Energy and Utilities, Salesforce

Todd Johansen

VP of Origination,
Intersect

Vibhu Kaushik

Senior Vice President, Prologis

Sheldon Kimber

CEO,
Intersect Power

Bleau Lafave

VP of Power Supply, NorthWestern Energy

Hagen Lee

CEO,
Peregrine Energy Solutions

Hilary Lefko

Renewable Energy Tax Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright

Norman MacArthur

Manager of Hourly Operations, Dominion Energy

Pedram Mohseni

Senior Director of Power Supply and Fuels, Duke Energy

Brent Morgan

Principal Energy Strategy, Meta

Denis Obiang

Director of Power Planning, LADWP

Monica Padilla

CEO,
Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Lena Perkins, PhD

Director of Planning & Technology, Palo Alto Utilities

Jon Powers

President,
CleanCapital

Henry Richardson

Senior Analyst,
WattTime

Jon Sarno

VP Finance,
New Leaf

Doug Sherman

Chief Commerical Officer, Perfect Power

Jacob Steubing

VP of Operations, GridStor/Goldman Sachs

John Switzer

CEO,
SMT Energy

Matthew Tomc

Vice President Regulatory Policy and Energy Supply, Ameren

Robert Walsh

Managing Director, Blackstone

Andrew Waranch

CEO,
Spearmint Energy

Jingqi Yang

Managing Director,
SoftBank Energy

2023 Attendees:

  • 174 Power Global
  • Aardex Corporation
  • AB CarVal Investors
  • Accelergen LLC
  • ACCURE Battery Intelligence
  • Adapture Renewables
  • Advanced Power
  • Advanced Power
  • Advanced Power
  • Advanced Power
  • AES
  • Agile Energy Advisors
  • Aiga Capital Partners
  • Algonquin Power
  • American Energy Storage Innovations
  • Ampion
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Arevon Energy
  • Avantus
  • Aypa
  • Bear Peak Power
  • Bia Energy Capital
  • Black Mountain Energy Storage
  • Blueprint Power
  • Bluestem Energy Solutions
  • Calpine
  • Capstone Infrastructure
  • City of Palo Alto
  • Clean Choice
  • CleanCapital
  • Colorado PUC
  • ConnectGen
  • Constellation
  • Convergent Energy + Power
  • Earthrise Energy
  • East Point Energy
  • EBCE
  • EDF Renewables
  • Edge Natural Resources
  • Elevate Power LLC
  • EnerSmart Storage
  • Enel
  • Enertis Applus+
  • Engie
  • Eolian
  • ESA Solar
  • Exus Management Partners
  • Excelsior Capital
  • Exus Management Partners
  • Ferrovial Energy
  • Flagstar Financial & Leasing
  • Flatiron Energy
  • FlexGen
  • FMI Capital Advisors
  • Form Energy
  • Galehead Development
  • GCI Energy
  • General Motors
  • Glendale Water & Power
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Great River Energy
  • Grenergy USA
  • GridStor
  • Hecate Grid
  • Idaho Power
  • Innergex
  • Inyarek
  • IOWN Renewable
  • JERA
  • Jupiter Power
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Key Capture Energy
  • KKR
  • Lansing BWL
  • Leyline Renewable Capital
  • Lockton
  • MAN Energy Solutions
  • Middle River Power
  • Mindspring
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc
  • National Grid Renewables
  • Neely Clay Energy
  • Nephila Climate
  • New Leaf Energy
  • New Project Media
  • New York Power Authority
  • Nexamp
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • NREL
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • On Energy
  • OneEnergy Renewables
  • Ormat
  • Passkey, Inc
  • Pathway Power
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Peregrine Energy Solutions
  • Piper Sandler
  • Pivot Energy
  • Plus Power
  • Recurrent
  • Redeux Energy
  • RES
  • RMI
  • San Diego Community Power
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • San Jose Clean Energy
  • Scout Clean Energy
  • Silverpeak
  • Sonoma Clean Power
  • Spearmint Energy
  • Stella Energy
  • Strata Clean Energy
  • StoutPower Consulting, LLC
  • Sun Tribe Development
  • SunCode Energy
  • Sunrise Mountain Partners
  • Sunraycer Renewables
  • SVCE
  • Syrcuit
  • Prologis
  • TerraVerde Energy Capital
  • TotalEnergies
  • Trina Solar
  • Turlock Irrigation District
  • Tyr Energy
  • UBS
  • Ultra Capital
  • Unicorn Energy
  • United Power
  • US Bank
  • USQ Risk
  • Valta Energy
  • WestRock
  • X-Elio
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zenobe Americas Inc.