POWERGEN+ returns next week with an insider focus on renewables and energy storage.
The virtual conference, which debuted last month with sessions on combined cycle gas-fired technologies, power plant operations and on-site power resiliency, will offer its second series on October 21-22. The Plus series, in the wake of in-person conferences postponed due to COVID-19, will continue through early next year with two days of newly developed power generation content each month.
Next week’s series pinpoints important details, challenges and insights from the renewable and storage integration movements. The momentum of solar, wind and battery installation will be detailed along with the paths needed to make it work efficiently and reliably in the future.
The first day, on Wednesday, October 21, is centered around renewables and will feature one session on the perspectives of state regulators and leaders as they handle the growth of clean energy projects. Panelists will include state leaders from Iowa and Mississippi, as well as a national overview on how the various jurisdictions are working together.
Robert Jackson, who leads solar photovoltaic projects for developer Ameresco, will lead the keynote address beginning 11 a.m. Eastern on that first day.
Later that day, project leaders from National Grid, U.S. Light Energy and Standard Solar will highlight how to make community solar work in New York. All of the sessions are 45 minutes long and free to registrants.
On Thursday, October 22, the multitude of energy storage options will be teed up by numerous experts. Those include Nel Hydrogen, a POWERGEN+ sponsor who will lead a session on “Green Hydrogen at Grid Scale: How Do We Get There?”
Nel Hydrogen’s David Bow, senior vice president of business development, will be the Thursday keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Both day’s keynotes are preceded five minutes earlier with welcome messages from Stephanie Kolodziej, North American Energy Portfolio Director for POWERGEN parent Clarion Energy, and Teresa Hansen, vice president of Global Content for Clarion Energy.
Energy Cast podcast host Jay Dauenhauer, a POWERGEN advisory committee member and contributor, will moderate a panel on “Next-gen Tools: Building an Energy Storage Ecosystem.” The panel will include project-oriented leaders from GE, Rye Development, National Grid Renewables and Highview Power.
POWERGEN+ registration can be found at powergenplus.com. It will be live and also available for one year via the POWERGEN+ archives.
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