ET North America Agenda: Providing Leadership, Exploring Solutions, Delivering Your Net Zero Strategy”



Opening CEO & Executive Keynotes

8:45am – 9:00am (CST)

Opening Address

Welcome to Reuters Events: Energy Transition North America

Jeff Miller Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Halliburton

Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

9:00am – 10:00am (CST)

Leadership in the Age of Transition

The last two years have seen remarkable acceleration in governments, companies and institutional finance vowing to align with Paris or achieve net-zero. We are reaching a series of critical tipping points; the age of transition is upon us. Are you ready to lead through the most transformative period of modern history?

Gretchen Watkins President Shell Oil Company

Pedro Pizarro President & CEO Edison International

Md. Jameel Al Ramahi CEO Masdar

Ed Crooks Vice-Chair, Americas Wood Mackenzie

Jeff Miller Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Halliburton

Chair: Keryn James CEO ERM

10:00am – 10:15am (CST)

Digital Energy Transformation: The Technology Powering the Future of Energy

Successfully executing the energy transition requires the impactful application of information technology. Interconnected systems are needed to enable both energy consumers and producers to collaborate and maximize the use of sustainable and renewable resources. Dell Technologies will discuss how these transformational solutions will enable the energy transition to go further, faster.

Hayley Tabor Vice President, Global Industries, Sales and Solutions Dell Technologies

10:15am – 10:30am (CST)

5 Things to Tackle Climate Change

Despite clear and science-based warnings that humanity has a limited window within which to make drastic cuts to global carbon emissions, the world continues to move slowly in taking action to address climate change. This is why Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo launched his '5 Things to Tackle Climate Change' strategy.

Ralph Izzo Chairmen, President & CEO Public Service Enterprise Group

10:30am – 10:45am (CST)

Solutions for a Change in Power

The industry is undergoing an unprecedented change in power, facing a dual challenge of providing affordable, reliable energy while moving toward a zero-carbon grid. In this session, Mitsubishi Power Americas CEO Paul Browning will discuss where we are in this transition, and how storing power can help meet these goals.

Paul Browning President & CEO Mitsubishi Power Americas Chief Regional Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas Mitsubishi Power

10:45am – 10:55am (CST)

Keynote Questions and Answers

Interactive Q&A from the morning's keynote sessions

10:55am – 11:10am (CST)

Keynote Exclusive

Details to be announced soon.

Reuters

11:10am – 11:30am (CST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with U.S. Representative Deb Haaland *

Congresswoman Deb Haaland serves New Mexico’s First Congressional District and is one of the first Native American women serving in Congress. As Vice Chair of the House Natural Resource Committee, she’s a powerful force fighting climate change and for renewable energy jobs.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland NM-01 United States Congress

Valerie Volcovici Correspondent Reuters

Reuters

11:30am – 12:15pm (CST)

The Status of the Transition, with Reuters News *

Join senior Reuters News editors to explore the status of the transition within North America. Prepare for industry experts and household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Brad Crabtree VP, Carbon Management Great Plains Institute

Jonathan Morgenstein Senior Researcher for Renewable & Resilient Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Clark Williams-Derry Energy Finance Analyst Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Gilbert Campbell III Co-Founder Volt Energy

Richard Valdmanis Editor, U.S. Energy, Environment & Election Reuters



Economy & Innovation

12:15pm – 12:30pm (CST)

Fireside Chat, With Assistant Secretary Fannon

Join us for an exclusive fireside chat with Assistant Secretary Fannon, as we explore the U.S. State Department’s efforts on energy transformation in Europe and Asia, as well as global efforts to reduce risks to supply chains for critical minerals and resources

Francis R. Fannon Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources U.S. Department of State

12:30pm – 12:45pm (CST)

The Energy Pathway to Climate Stability

Explore the energy pathway to climate stability, inclusive development and economic prosperity by 2050. What policies and investments is needed in the immediacy and as part of our economic response to COVID, to get us track?

Francesco La Camera Director General IRENA

Reuters

12:45pm – 1:05pm (CST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Jigar Shah *

As founder & CEO of SunEdison prior to acquisition by MEMC, and President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, Shah’s decades of experience in renewable energy demonstrate that business model innovation and entrepreneurship are two of the keys to proving sustainable pays.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Jigar Shah Co-Founder Generate Capital

Nichola Groom Correspondent Reuters

1:05pm – 2:05pm (CST)

The Transition Economy

With falling unit costs, increased tax incentives and the new promise of stimulus packages, new energy cost competitiveness has fast become a reality. For incumbents and disrupters alike, the economic imperative for energy transition is clear. How can we decarbonise the global economy; how can the global economy help us decarbonise?

David Giordano Global Head – Renewable Power BlackRock

Pooja Goyal Partner & Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy The Carlyle Group

Hans Kobler CEO & Managing Parnter Energy Impact Partners

Risto Paldanius VP Americas Wärtsilä

Michael C. Brower, PhD Vice President, Renewable Energy - Energy and Power Technologies UL

Chair: Kevin Haley Director Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

2:05pm – 2:20pm (CST)

Startups are Shaping—and Speeding—the Energy Transition

Startups have kickstarted the clean energy transition, and corporations that fail to keep pace with these trail blazers will be left out of this massive, urgent transformation. Through stories of cutting-edge energy innovations from Activate Fellows, Ilan Gur will show what corporations have to gain through deeper engagement with energy startups.

Ilan Gur CEO Activate.org

Cities & Mobility

2:20pm – 2:40pm (CST)

Shaping the Future; Energy, Equity & the U.S. Election

Join three of the most influential women leaders in clean energy for a live fireside chat, as they explore the future of renewables, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the potential impact of the U.S. election on energy and climate policy.

Laura Beane Chief Renewables Officer ENGIE North America

Susan Nickey Managing Director Hannon Armstrong

Chair: Kelly Speakes-Backman CEO Energy Storage Association

2:40pm – 3:00pm (CST)

Decarbonizing cities: Forging Partnerships on the Road to Net Zero

What role will public private partnerships play in helping cities drive towards net-zero? Explore how a science-based, community-driven plan to reduce emissions, could hold the key to both realising both the City of Houston and bp’s ambitions to re-invent themselves for a low carbon future.

David Lawler Chairman & President bp America & Chief Executive bpx energy

Sylvester Turner Mayor City of Houston

Emily Reichert CEO Greentown Labs

3:00pm – 3:35pm (CST)

The State at Play

Cities and states are at the front-line of energy transition. With New York, California and British Columbia leading the way, other states are beginning to declare their decarbonization commitments. How can industry work local and regional governments to alter the state of play?

Jennifer Layke Global Director, Energy World Resources Institute

Lara Cottingham Chief Sustainability Officer City of Houston

John Crawley Mayor Cincinnati

Chair: Kelly Speakes-Backman CEO Energy Storage Association

Reuters

3:35pm – 3:55pm (CST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Mary Nichols *

Over a career as an environmental lawyer spanning over 45 years, Nichols has played a pivotal role in California and the U.S. nations progress towards air. As chair of the California Air Resources Board, Nichols has led the Board in crafting California’s international recognized climate action plan.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Mary Nichols Chair California Air Resources Board

Nichola Groom Correspondent Reuters

Opening CEO & Executive Keynotes

9:00am – 9:15am (CST)

An Opening Address, with Dr. Fatih Birol

Join Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, as he welcomes in day two of Reuters Events: Energy Transition North America

Dr. Fatih Birol Executive Director International Energy Agency

9:15am – 9:30am (CST)

Leading by Example: Electrification, Accessibility & Resilience

Transportation electrification holds the promise of helping cities and states to address their environmental goals whilst bringing cleaner air to communities and fostering economic opportunities. Explore how utilities can lead by example and deliver upon their climate goals whilst continuing to ensure safe, reliable and cost-effect power delivery to their customers.

Calvin Butler Jr. CEO Exelon Utilities

9:30am – 9:45am (CST)

Decarbonizing California: Charting a Path for Net-Zero

As nations, state and companies continue to benchmark for decarbonizing electricity in the short-term, the path to net-zero remains lengthy and uncertain. Explore what role system software and supercomputers could play in outlining the optimal path for decarbonization, through modeling of the California, situation and understand what role future fuels will play within the mix.

Jussi Heikkinen Director, Growth & Development Americas Wärtsilä

9:45am – 10:00am (CST)

The energy transition: Today’s decisions shape the industry’s future

The energy transition is well underway across the energy, chemicals, and industrials sectors. The decisions and investments companies are making today regarding decarbonization strategies and investments in new business models will shape the future of energy. The US electricity sector is a key industry to watch as more and more participants adopt zero emissions targets. But there is still a substantial gap to be closed, and new technologies and a deeper understanding of customer behavior will play a key role.

Stanley Porter Vice Chairman | U.S. Energy, Resources, & Industrials Leader Deloitte LLP

10:00am – 10:15am (CST)

Keynote Questions and Answers

Interactive Q&A from the morning's keynote sessions

Reuters

10:15am – 10:30am (CST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Mateo Jaramillo *

As co-founder and CEO of Form Energy, Jaramillo is working to develop breakthrough low cost, long duration energy storage solutions to enable the electric system to be 100% renewably powered.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Mateo Jaramillo CEO & Co-Founder Form Energy

Timothy Gardner Correspondent Reuters

10:30am – 11:25am (CST)

Business Model Innovation: Who, When, How?

The future energy system will mark a radical overhaul of the current energy business ecosystem, with the traditional industry dividing lines set to be blurred. Understand why incumbents will need to pivot portfolios and create new partnerships and services to capitalise from the $Trillion transition opportunity.

Andrés Gluski President & CEO AES Corporation

Vikas Anand CEO GE Onshore Wind

David Miller Co-Founder & Managing Director Clean Energy Ventures

Michael J. Graff Chairman & CEO American Air Liquide Holdings EVP & Executive Committee Member Air Liquide Group

Dan Gabaldon Partner Roland Berger

Chair: Julia Hamm President & CEO Smart Electric Power Alliance



Legacy & Solutions

11:25am – 11:40am (CST)

Fireside chat, with Mauricio Gutierrez

Join as we sit down with Mr. Gutierrez to share his vision for a sustainable energy future, and the story of how NRG. has grown from a power generator to an energy provider that powers millions of homes and businesses throughout America.

Mauricio Gutierrez CEO NRG Energy

11:40am – 11:55am (CST)

Leading the Clean Energy Transition

How can we ensure that governmental agencies can mitigate risk whilst ensuring the integrity of critical U.S. infrastructure? Explore the solutions pursued by one of the largest public utilities in the country as they press ahead on the road to net-zero.

Ben Fowke Chairman & CEO Xcel Energy

11:55am – 12:05pm (CST)

Questions and Answers

Interactive Q&A from the the late morning sessions

Reuters

12:05pm – 12:25pm (CST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Maria Korsnick *

As CEO of the nuclear industries policy organization, Korsnick draws upon deep hand-on experience of energy policy and regulatory issues with the aim to increase understanding of nuclear energy’s economic and environmental benefits among policymakers and the public.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Maria Korsnick President & CEO Nuclear Energy Institute

Timothy Gardner Correspondent Reuters

12:25pm – 1:10pm (CST)

Collaborate, Compete, Co-Locate?

The U.N. estimates that global investment in new capacity for renewable energy will triple by the end of the decade, to reach $2.6 trillion. As competition increases within the renewable energy space, collaboration, cooperation and co-location will become defining factors for success. What role will PPA’s continue to play, where do the opportunities lie and how can companies stay on the right side of the curve?

Tristan Grimbert CEO EDF Renewables

Jonathan Carling CEO Tokamak Energy

Craig Cornelius CEO Clearway Energy Group

Thomas Koerner Corporate Vice President, Modules and System Solutions Canadian Solar

Chair: Scott A. Greer Partner King & Spalding

1:10pm – 1:25pm (CST)

The Future of Offshore Wind

How important is the US East Coast for the global energy transition? Get exclusive insight into the strategic importance Equinor's Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects as part of their net zero ambition not only on the East Coast but globally

Siri Espedal Kindem President Equinor Wind US

Reuters

1:25pm – 1:50pm (CST)

Climate Politics, with Reuters News *

Join senior Reuters News editors to explore climate politics within North America. Prepare for industry experts and household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis.


*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Bracken Hendrick Fellow Roosevelt Institute

George David Banks Chief Strategist for the Minority, Policy & Communication, Climate Select Committee U.S. House of Representatives

Valerie Volcovici Correspondent Reuters

1:50pm – 2:05pm (CST)

Technology & Innovation in the Incumbent Nuclear Sector

Innovation in a commodity market like electricity demands focus, not just on technology but on the customer’s future needs. Explore innovation in the incumbent nuclear energy sector and how partnerships with national laboratories, niche suppliers and Fortune 500 companies can lead to opportunities within both nuclear energy and pharmaceuticals.

Chris Levesque President & CEO TerraPower

2:05pm – 2:40pm (CST)

The Legacy Question: Divestment, Stranded Assets, Peak Oil

Geopolitics tensions and this year’s pandemic has struck deep at the foundations of the O&G sector. In the Permian Basin, the ‘stranded asset’ debate is quickly turning from theory into reality. Will we look back at 2019 as the year of peak oil? Can divestment truly be viewed as a sustainable decarbonization strategy? Is a global carbon price on the horizon?

Osmar Abib Chairman of Global Energy Credit Suisse

Arjun Murti Senior Advisor Warburg Pincus Adivsory Board CGEP

Christopher Smith SVP of Policy, Government & Political Affairs Cheniere Energy

2:40pm – 2:55pm (CST)

The Future of Solar is in Storage and Software

How can we transform America’s Energy landscape by putting power in the hands of consumers? The solar industry has reached a tipping point. Explore how intelligent software will provide the tools necessary to expand solar energy’s footprint across North America, how it will impact everything, from grid integration to energy bill optimization, in order to deliver a complete future-proof experience.

Tom Werner CEO & Chairman of the Board SunPower

2:55pm – 3:40pm (CST)

Fuelling Net-Zero: Technology, Innovation, Solutions

As the drive to net-zero picks up speed, some for the first time have begun to pledge carbon negativity. Innovation will be vital in achieving these goals. Explore how both new and existing technology can be leveraged to fuel the road to net-zero.

Rebecca Hofmann Chairperson Blockchain for Energy & Blockchain Strategy & Innovation Equinor

Tim Latimer Co-Founder Fervo Energy


Tulsi Tanti Chairman & Managing Director Suzlon Group

Zhanna Golodryga SVP & Chief Digital and Administrative Officer Phillips 66