DISCUSSION TOPICS

100% Carbon Free Energy Solutions: Preferences, Challenges, and Pathways Forward

Until recently, corporate customers with carbon emission reduction goals have accounted for carbon-free energy (CFE) usage on an annual basis. This is changing as several corporate customers seek to match their purchase of CFE more closely with their hourly energy use. As new, 24/7 CFE purchasing goals are announced, how are electric companies working with these customers to provide solutions? Which aspects of CFE supply influence customer procurement strategies and the percent of hours matched over time? How might energy storage and demand side solutions be included in these offerings? What data are needed to make this work? What are the regulatory considerations?

Opening Remarks Adam Cooper, Executive Director, IEI

Moderator Bob Rowe, CEO, Northwestern Energy and Co-chair, IEI

Discussants Aaron Berndt, Head of Industry Partnerships, Google
Erica Borggren, VP, Customer Solutions, ComEd
Brett Carter, EVP and Group President, Utilities & Chief Customer Officer, Xcel Energy
Justin Segall, Chief Strategy Officer, Uplight


Using Technology to Engage Customers and Drive Business and Climate Outcomes

The evolution of digital technologies continues to create new opportunities for electric customers to get more engaged in managing their energy use. As electric companies, states, and communities seek to balance climate goals with grid reliability and energy affordability, engaging residential customers in their energy decisions is more important now than ever. How are electric companies partnering with technology providers to deliver personalized products and services to customers? How is data being used to drive customer participation in ‘win-win’ energy and carbon management programs? How is the power sector ensuring equitable customer participation opportunities?

Welcome Adam Cooper, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI)

Opening Remarks Lisa Wood, Vice President, Customer Solutions, Edison Electric Institute and
Vice President, The Edison Foundation

Moderator Mary Kipp, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy and Co-chair, IEI

Discussants Doug Cannon, President and CEO, NV Energy
Holly Lahd, Energy Strategy Manager, Energy, Environment, Site Selection, Meta
Emmett Romine, VP, Customer Solutions & Innovation, Xcel Energy

Closing Remarks Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute

 
 
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