SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 2018

7:30 – 8:50:        Registration

8:50 – 9:00:        Opening Keynote  

9:00 – 9:30:        Implementing the Climate Action Plan: Developing EPA’s Clean Power Plan

9:30 – 10:00:      “Operational Flexibility to Manage Wind and Solar Integration”

10:00 – 10:30:   DOE, “Implications of Current Regulatory Initiatives”

10:30 – 11:00:   Networking break 

11:00 – 12:00:   Panel Discussion: Hybrid Power plant overview

  • Addressing the challenges to reach 30% renewable portfolio by 2022

  • Hybridization by levering the current power infrastructure

  • Grid balancing for variable renewable output

  • Integrating solar combined cycle

  • Technology advances

  • Fuel Mix and pricing outlook

  • Environmental Considerations

 

12:00 – 12:30:   EEI “Changing Generation Mix – Challenges & Opportunities” 

12:30 – 13:30:   Networking lunch

13:30 – 14:00:   Moving technologies rapidly to the market place

14:00 – 14:30:   Downstream renewable integration

14:30 – 15:00:   Pros and cons of power diversity

15:00 – 15:30:   Refreshments and Networking Break

15:30 – 16:00:   Environmental Defence Fund, “Future environmental outlook”

16:00 – 16:30:   TECO, “Integrating solar combined cycle”

16:30 – 17:00:   Hybridization of current power plants

17:00 – 17:30:   How to keep grid level storage cheap using hardware and software

17:00 – 17:05:   Closing remarks from the Chairman and end of day one

17:05 – 18:30:   Drinks Reception

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th 2018

7:30 – 8:50:        Registration

9:00 – 9:30:        “Sustainable Returns Within Rapid Technological Changes”​

 

9:30 – 10:00:      Electric Utilities adapting to the low carbon economy

10:00 – 10:30:   Hybridization by levering the current power infrastructure

10:30 – 11:00:   Networking break 

11:00 – 12:00:   Panel Discussion: Electric power utilities adapting to the low carbon economy

  • Best practices in carbon foot printing and portfolio decarbonisation

  • Analysing risk return profiles and how to find the right balance

  • Financing and the return on investments

  • Addressing increased competition for new power infrastructure assets

  • Equity market valuations for renewable energy companies

  • Finance and innovative technologies

  • Analysing climate change as a financial risk for institutional investors

  • Utilities working with investors as partners and not third party clients

 

12:00 – 12:30:   Investments in Energy Efficiency and Storage

12:30 – 13:30:   Networking lunch

13:30 – 14:00:   Moving technologies rapidly to the market place

14:00 – 14:30:   Climate Change – the new factor that’s becoming mainstream among investors

14:30 – 15:00:   Financing and the return on investments

15:00 – 15:30:   Refreshments and Networking Break

15:30 – 16:00:   Solar, Applying Financing Models to Drive New Technologies

16:00 – 16:30:   Low carbon investments

16:30 – 16:40:   Closing remarks from the Chairman

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