Demand-Side Electrification Forum: Synchronizing Investments & Policies
Series: EVs, Smart Cities and DERMS
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM CT
Your participation and input is requested for this upcoming forum, which is designed to be a lively discussion between moderators and audience participants. The forum is designed to help us determine the role demand-side programs/initiatives will play in the energy transition and how your company will integrate such programs.
Nearly 10,000 commercial & industrial firms globally have announced goals that embrace variations on the themes of sustainability, environmental responsibility, emissions reductions, and net zero energy over the next 5 – 30 years. At the same time, trillions of dollars (earmarked or proposed) from federal, state, investors, and corporate funds are focused on a range of energy initiatives. Infrastructure improvements, utility rates, programs, and emerging technologies are converging to achieve aggressive emissions reductions and adapt new business strategies to capture the flexibility and reliability benefits of new asset configurations. On the demand side of this energy transition to decarbonization, declining technology cost curves are only one indicator for how customers ultimately prioritize new investments.
In this roundtable discussion, we will explore the business frameworks utilities should consider as policies, timelines, and investments that affect critical adoption on the demand side need to align.
Kristie Deiuliis, Managing Director, Strategy & Planning at B&V
Leslie Ponder, Technology Portfolio Director – Global Distributed Energy at B&V