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|Welcome to Charleston||Bob Blue, President & CEO, Dominion|
|Local Charity Introduction||Bob Blue & Duke Austin|
|Energy 2040||Pat Wood & Bob Blue|
|Unlocking our Domestic Clean Energy Supply||Rob Gramlich, Founder & President, Grid Strategies|
|Cybersecurity||Ann E. Rondeau, Ed.D.; Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)|
|Gas Distribution Panel||Karen Harbert, President & CEO, AGA|
|The Energy Workforce of the Future||Missy Henricksen, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)|
|Planning for Resilience||Nora Mead Brownell, Co-Founder, ESPY Energy Solutions|
|Challenges and Opportunities of an Integrated Electric Future
||Doug Scott, Great Plains Institute|
|ESG / Diversity
||Paula Glover, President, Alliance to Save Energy|
|5G / Telecom|
2021 PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SPEAKERS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
Welcome to Charleston: Bob Blue, Dominion, President and CEO
Local Charity Introduction: Bob Blue and Duke Austin
It has long been a goal of traditional and market-based regulation to ensure affordability and reliability of energy for customers. The addition of sustainability to that mix has stimulated a rapid and at times, uneven, transition of our North American power and natural gas sectors. This combination is driving fundamental shifts in technology, investment, regulatory policy, business strategy and industry structure. Three prominent energy utility CEOs sit down with Quanta Director Pat Wood to discuss this vibrant and volatile new world – its challenges and its opportunities.
Unlocking our Domestic Clean Energy Supply
Renewable energy is being successfully integrated across every ISO | RTO, and tens of thousands of megawatts of additional wind, solar and battery storage projects are in transmission queues awaiting deployment. Significant opportunities exist to expand transmission and utilize non-wire alternatives to allow additional renewable energy to be deployed, satisfying customer demand and providing robust economic development across the country.
As we move farther into the digital age and increasingly move to an interconnected cyber system for everything from electricity to communications to transportation to industry, this panel will examine efforts currently underway to address issues and threats to cyber resiliency, future steps the industry must take to strengthen cyber resiliency, breakthroughs required and practical steps that each organization can take today.
Gas Distribution Panel
The Energy Industry is in a state of transition towards a clean, resilient energy future. America’s natural gas utilities are balancing the complexity of renewable power integration, evolving federal, state and local policies & regulations and increased environmental, social, governance expectations. Projections show that natural gas pricing for residential consumers will remain widely affordable for the next 30 years. However, universal electrification movements continue despite being viewed as not affordable. Gas Utilities are embracing GHG reduction or decarbonization goals with renewable natural gas and hydrogen having the potential to play a substantial role. With natural gas utilities adding 663K customers every year and investing $91 million dollars every day, this panel will discuss how they are addressing these challenges and technology breakthroughs needed to deliver the safe, reliable and affordable clean energy future that Americans want and need while achieving environmental goals.
The Energy Workforce of the Future
The year is 2041. Looking across the energy sector, panelists discuss what knowledge, skills and abilities will be key and more importantly, what must be done today to ensure those attributes are present in 2041.
Planning for Resilience
Resilience of the electric grid is critical more than ever under the evolving impacts of climate change. The resulting effects of severe and abnormal weather events are already emerging across the work, eg: record temperatures observed in TX in the winter of 2021 have caused massive outages. The modernized and resilient electrical grid is also an enabler to increase penetration of renewable resources. An industry-wide holistic framework for resilience planning and investment prioritization is strongly needed to both mitigate and adapt to the evolving impacts on the electric grid. A consistent definition of resilience and a set of robust metrics to quantify it is the enabler of resilience planning frameworks across the electricity sector. This panel brings industry leaders to discuss how to plan for resilience, including concrete examples and solutions.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Challenges and Opportunities of an Integrates Electric Future
Private sector investment and public sector support are aligning to promote a transformation to wide-scale electrification and the modernization of our electric infrastructure. Electrified transportation, microgrids, energy storage and technology all have important roles to play.
ESG | Diversity
5G | Telecom
AGENDA, DISCUSSIONS, PANELS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
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