Energy Forward: Driving Advanced Energy Growth

February 27-28, 2018
Where: Newseum Knight Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

2018 PROGRAM*

 

Time: Presentation/Session:

Tuesday February 27, 2018
8:30am - 9:30am AEE Members: Briefing Breakfast
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
9:30am Travel to Capitol Hill
9:45am - 12:00pm Morning Appointments in Teams
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch on Capitol Hill
1:00pm - TBD Afternoon Appointments in Teams
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception  
Perkins Coie, 700 13th Street, NW, Suite 600

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Newseum Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
Participants gather food, move to tables for program
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome 
Heather O'Neill, AEE
8:45am - 9:45am Market Solutions to Deploy Advanced Energy 
Moderator: Neal Kemkar, GE

Panelists
Heather Reams, CRES (Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions)
Jason Stanek, House Committee on Energy and Commerce 
Josiah Neeley, R Street

2017 marked a year where numerous barriers to investment for advanced energy dominated the policy debate in DC. This panel brings together leading policymakers and advocates to discuss the year ahead, the future of market-driven policy opportunities at the federal level, and what role advanced energy will play in those discussions.
9:45am Presentation of AEE's Advanced Energy Leadership Award
Elinor Haider, Veolia 
9:45am - 10:15am Remarks by Representative Ryan Costello
10:15am - 10:55am Politics and Advanced Energy: A Discussion to Increase the Industry's Long-term Power
Discussion Leader: Amisha Rai, AEE

Conversation Starters
Steve Caminati, Apex Clean Energy
Richard Caperton, Oracle

Politics and policy and the growth of the advanced energy industry are intertwined. This discussion will center on the nexus of politics and policy on issues ranging from fights around siting renewable energy projects to our long-term strategic engagement in elections. Educating decision makers about our industry's maturation in this area is critical.
10:55am - 11:15am Networking Break
11:15am - 12:00 noon Designing the New NARUC Strategy 
Facilitator: Polly Shaw, Stem

AEE and its members have made impressive progress on NARUC’s interest to engage in our issues at its national conferences.  Where do we take that education next, in the near and longer-term, and how do we measure success?  How do we coordinate with trade association allies?  How do we coordinate on regional NARUC events?  Come with your thinking cap on to learn about NARUC and brainstorm AEE educational elements for the next several years.
12:00 noon - 12:30pm Lunch
Participants gather food, return to tables for program
12:30pm - 1:10pm Conversation with AEE Leadership 
Discussion Leader: Heather O'Neill, AEE

Board Member Participants
Mark Laabs, American Efficient
Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy
Jim Steffes, Direct Energy
Paul Kaleta, First Solar
Scott Neuman, Oracle
Kevin Self, Schneider Electric

An opportunity to engage in an open conversation with Interim CEO Heather O'Neill and members of AEE's Board of Directors.

1:10pm - 2:00pm Beyond Mandates: Transforming State Energy Policy Where RPS and EERS Standards Won't Fly
Discussion Leader: J.R. Tolbert

Conversation Starters
Ray Hohenstein, Fluence
Eli Hinckley, K&L Gates
Rick Counihan, Nest Labs

State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Energy Efficiency Resource Standards have driven market growth for roughly two decades, yet opportunities for expansion are limited. What state policies are needed to achieve the next level of advanced energy deployment? Join us as we explore new, market-based ideas for state policy transformation.
2:00pm - 2:05pm Transition Break
2:05pm - 2:55pm How Federal/State Jurisdictional Battles May Impact Advanced Energy Markets
Discussion Leader: Maria Robinson, AEE

Conversation Starters
Suedeen Kelly, Jenner & Block
Douglas Smith, Van Ness Feldman


The Federal Power Act of 1935 is showing its age. Disputes over the roles of federal and state regulators in the electricity markets continue to wind their way through the courts and dominate conversations about state resource policies and the future design of wholesale electricity markets. What's driving the current disputes, and what implications could they have for advanced energy technologies? What, if anything, should be clarified to unleash greater deployment of advanced energy technologies?
2:05pm - 2:55pm  Collaborating with the Utility Advisory Committee on the 21st Century Electricity System (Room 709)
Facilitators: Lisa Frantzis, AEE and Hannah Polikov, AEE

AEE has established a Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) that has been working with us on key issues related to the 21st Century Electricity System. The purpose of this session is to briefly update our members about our collaborative efforts to date and then to gain input from our members on how they would best like to work with the UAC and to define key topics of interest.
2:55pm - 3:10pm Networking Break
3:10pm - 4:00pm Collaboration for Impact: Partnering with Allied Organizations
Moderator: Bonnie Datta, Siemens

Panelists
Jeremy Harrell, ClearPath 
Emily Fisher, EEI (Edison Electric Institute)
Ben Prochazka, Electrification Coalition 
Jason Burwen, ESA  (Energy Storage Association)

The focus on this panel is to address key questions about the value of collaboration between related business associations and advocacy organizations. Our goal is to address these questions and to determine pathways for future engagement. 
4:00pm - 4:15pm Wrap Up and Next Steps
  * Program subject to change

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2018 PROGRAM*

 

Time: Presentation/Session:

Tuesday February 27, 2018
8:30am - 9:30am AEE Members: Briefing Breakfast
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
9:30am Travel to Capitol Hill
9:45am - 12:00pm Morning Appointments in Teams
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch on Capitol Hill
1:00pm - TBD Afternoon Appointments in Teams
5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception  
Perkins Coie, 700 13th Street, NW, Suite 600

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Newseum Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
Participants gather food, move to tables for program
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome 
Heather O'Neill, AEE
8:45am - 9:45am Market Solutions to Deploy Advanced Energy 
Moderator: Neal Kemkar, GE

Panelists
Heather Reams, CRES (Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions)
Jason Stanek, House Committee on Energy and Commerce 
Josiah Neeley, R Street

2017 marked a year where numerous barriers to investment for advanced energy dominated the policy debate in DC. This panel brings together leading policymakers and advocates to discuss the year ahead, the future of market-driven policy opportunities at the federal level, and what role advanced energy will play in those discussions.
9:45am Presentation of AEE's Advanced Energy Leadership Award
Elinor Haider, Veolia 
9:45am - 10:15am Remarks by Representative Ryan Costello
10:15am - 10:55am Politics and Advanced Energy: A Discussion to Increase the Industry's Long-term Power
Discussion Leader: Amisha Rai, AEE

Conversation Starters
Steve Caminati, Apex Clean Energy
Richard Caperton, Oracle

Politics and policy and the growth of the advanced energy industry are intertwined. This discussion will center on the nexus of politics and policy on issues ranging from fights around siting renewable energy projects to our long-term strategic engagement in elections. Educating decision makers about our industry's maturation in this area is critical.
10:55am - 11:15am Networking Break
11:15am - 12:00 noon Designing the New NARUC Strategy 
Facilitator: Polly Shaw, Stem

AEE and its members have made impressive progress on NARUC’s interest to engage in our issues at its national conferences.  Where do we take that education next, in the near and longer-term, and how do we measure success?  How do we coordinate with trade association allies?  How do we coordinate on regional NARUC events?  Come with your thinking cap on to learn about NARUC and brainstorm AEE educational elements for the next several years.
12:00 noon - 12:30pm Lunch
Participants gather food, return to tables for program
12:30pm - 1:10pm Conversation with AEE Leadership 
Discussion Leader: Heather O'Neill, AEE

Board Member Participants
Mark Laabs, American Efficient
Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy
Jim Steffes, Direct Energy
Paul Kaleta, First Solar
Scott Neuman, Oracle
Kevin Self, Schneider Electric

An opportunity to engage in an open conversation with Interim CEO Heather O'Neill and members of AEE's Board of Directors.

1:10pm - 2:00pm Beyond Mandates: Transforming State Energy Policy Where RPS and EERS Standards Won't Fly
Discussion Leader: J.R. Tolbert

Conversation Starters
Ray Hohenstein, Fluence
Eli Hinckley, K&L Gates
Rick Counihan, Nest Labs

State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Energy Efficiency Resource Standards have driven market growth for roughly two decades, yet opportunities for expansion are limited. What state policies are needed to achieve the next level of advanced energy deployment? Join us as we explore new, market-based ideas for state policy transformation.
2:00pm - 2:05pm Transition Break
2:05pm - 2:55pm How Federal/State Jurisdictional Battles May Impact Advanced Energy Markets
Discussion Leader: Maria Robinson, AEE

Conversation Starters
Suedeen Kelly, Jenner & Block
Douglas Smith, Van Ness Feldman


The Federal Power Act of 1935 is showing its age. Disputes over the roles of federal and state regulators in the electricity markets continue to wind their way through the courts and dominate conversations about state resource policies and the future design of wholesale electricity markets. What's driving the current disputes, and what implications could they have for advanced energy technologies? What, if anything, should be clarified to unleash greater deployment of advanced energy technologies?
2:05pm - 2:55pm  Collaborating with the Utility Advisory Committee on the 21st Century Electricity System (Room 709)
Facilitators: Lisa Frantzis, AEE and Hannah Polikov, AEE

AEE has established a Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) that has been working with us on key issues related to the 21st Century Electricity System. The purpose of this session is to briefly update our members about our collaborative efforts to date and then to gain input from our members on how they would best like to work with the UAC and to define key topics of interest.
2:55pm - 3:10pm Networking Break
3:10pm - 4:00pm Collaboration for Impact: Partnering with Allied Organizations
Moderator: Bonnie Datta, Siemens

Panelists
Jeremy Harrell, ClearPath 
Emily Fisher, EEI (Edison Electric Institute)
Ben Prochazka, Electrification Coalition 
Jason Burwen, ESA  (Energy Storage Association)

The focus on this panel is to address key questions about the value of collaboration between related business associations and advocacy organizations. Our goal is to address these questions and to determine pathways for future engagement. 
4:00pm - 4:15pm Wrap Up and Next Steps
  * Program subject to change