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AGRION Energy Conference 2011
Thursday December 8th, 2011 10:00am - 7:30pm ET/ 7:00am-4:30pm PST (San Francisco) / 4:30pm-11:30pm (Paris/Frankfurt)
Meeting in New York
AGRION is hosting a three panel, full day conference on energy security, renewables integration into the grid, and residential market adoption followed by a cocktail networking session. This end of the year event will convene stakeholders in the energy efficiency space to review industry developments, re-engage in conversation on critical issues, and inform the 2012 outlook. Each discussion will feature a distinguished panel of industry voices at the forefront of technology, policy and finance.
Energy Independence and National Security will examine the intersection of U.S. energy consumption and exposure to security risk, the response of government agencies to these questions, and environmental impact mitigation versus energy security. In Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid, panelists will discuss the current state renewable technology integration with existing infrastructure and the challenges in future development. Residential Demand Response and Enabling Technologies will look at techniques that enable power companies to better predict and more efficiently distribute power through the grid based on how power is consumed.
This full day event will also feature a keynote address “A Moore’s Law for Renewable Energy”, where Andrew McKeon will explore whether an organizing principle, similar to the trend that has driven exponential growth in the computer technology world, can be applied in the energy industry.
FULL DAY PROGRAM FOR DECEMBER 8TH, 2011
Registration opens at 10:00 AM
11:00 - 12:30
Energy Independence and National Security
This meeting will focus on energy independence and national security, where we will bring together experts, businesses, consultants, policymakers, contractors, and military officials. Topics to be discussed include the intersection of U.S. energy consumption and exposure to security risk, how government agencies are addressing some of these questions, promising technologies going forward, environmental impact mitigation versus energy security, and global best (and worst) practices. We will have a real-time interactive conversation between distinguished panelists and high-level attendees to discuss energy’s influence on national security, current initiatives to reduce dependency, and the best ways for the U.S. to reduce risk going forward.
Examining the intersection of energy independence and national security
How are government agencies such as the U.S. Army pursuing energy independence?
Which are the most promising energies and technologies that will contribute to our resource independence and to integration problems?
Coal is our most abundant energy resource: Discussion of the dichotomy between energy security and environmental impact mitigation.
Are there lessons to be learned from countries in Europe who are also dependent on foreign energy markets and conglomerates?
U.S. Army, Richard G. Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
UBS Investment Bank, Jim Schaefer, Head of Global Power, Utilities, & Alternative Energy
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Michael Brakke, Industry Economist
Energy & Environmental Institute, Peter Fusaro, CEO & Co-Founder
ThinkGreen!Global Advisors, Inc., Kevin Brooks, President & CEO
Networking Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Andrew McKeon, Founder and Principal of Business Climate
A Moore's Law for Renewable Energy
2:00 - 3:30
Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid
As we get closer to achieving grid parity and Smart Grid deployment in the US, enormous strides are simultaneously being made in expanding energy storage, creating formal regional energy markets, and developing a framework of incentives for integration of renewables into the grid. This includes fuel grid extension work and costly facility upgrades for utilities necessary for the expansion of bulk and distributed renewable transmission capacity and generation. While utility expenditures on transmission and renewables integration have been on the upswing and government support for an electric superhighway has been gunning, many RTO’s and ISO’s argue for competitive markets which will spur transparency and innovation in technology and business models.
Expansion of RE markets has historically been limited by grid integration related challenges including hardware compatibility, technology competitiveness, and federal and state policies, to name a few. A RE grid integrated model in the energy industry would bring together a range of solutions including power generation sectors, energy storage, transmission engineering, and effective local and national policies.
This meeting will take a closer look at the current state of RE integration into the grid, effective past techniques in market expansion, and current industry direction.
What is the current penetration level of renewables onto the grid?
What are the incentives for renewables integration at the state level and federal level?
What is the level of need for energy storage and/or natural gas back-up to support high-levels of renewables intermittency?
What strategies exist for managing renewables variability?
Speakers: New York Independent System Operator, David Edelson, Energy Market Product Specialist Xtreme Power, Eric Stallings, Vice President Business Development Northeast Greenlight Energy Group, Kelly Bennett, CEO Pepper Hamilton LLP, Marc Machlin, Partner- Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team
New York State Public Service Commission, Garry A. Brown, Chairman
Energistics, Jeff Alton, Director
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 5:30
Residential Demand Response and Enabling Technologies
In the evolution of Demand Response, the residential market is eclipsed by the massive and low-hanging C&I markets. Recent partnerships, standards adoption, and pilot projects have prompted increased interest and technology roll-out in the nascent but ripe residential market, which accounts for 40% of peak demand.
DR solutions serve as a link between smart metering infrastructure and utility customers. In this meeting we explore the ecosystem of enabling technologies and customer-facing products for residential DR, and address in particular: customer engagement, policy and incentives, communication software and protocols, open standards, interoperability, and integration within the home.
What percentage of the residential market is enrolled in DR programs?
What strategies exist for making residential demand response economical?
How does the residential market differ from the C&I markets: what unique challenges exist?
Are consumer concerns of privacy and security barring engagement in DR programs and products?
What trends and uncertainities must be assessed when considering the potential/path of residential DR?
Battelle Memorial Institute, Jason W Black, Research Leader, Energy Systems Con Edison, Elena Futoryan, Direct Load Control Program Manager
Cooper Power Systems, Ann Perreault, Global Product Director, DR
Schneider Electric, David Hyland, Business Development Manager
IBM, Davon J. Snipes, Strategy and Change Managing Consultant in Energy and Utilities Practice
5:30 - 7:30
AMA Executive Conference Centers, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 (Map)
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