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Agenda at a Glance for Future of Renewables

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  • Day 1 - December 8th
  • Day 2 - December 9th
  • Day 3 - December 10th
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Day 1 - December 8th

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

The Future of Renewables: A Renewable World Order to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The most influential energy executives gather to paint a picture of the future of renewables and chart a path for others to follow.

RES Ivor Catto CEO RES

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Scaling-up global investment in renewables

Financiers discuss how funds will support the ever-growing renewables industry.

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

Low power prices, & merchant risk. The ‘new normal’? - Maintaining profitability

Financiers and corporate buyers share emerging procurement innovations that are opening doors for the C&I sector.

Hannon Armstrong Jeff Eckel CEO Hannon Armstrong

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The ‘Green Recovery’

Officials assess what the green recovery specifically means for the renewable energy industry.

12:00 - 13:00 (60 mins)

The Global Road to Recovery: How will Renewable Energy Power the Economic Comeback?

Policymakers and heads of industry discuss how speeding up a green transformation will help economies recover faster and build resilience for the future

Climate Policy Initiative Barbara Buchner Global Managing Director – Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners Ruth Kent Managing Partner & COO Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - A Year in Flux: How has

The global renewable energy landscape changed? Top analysts provide a holistic overview of the global landscape

IEA Fatih Birol Executive Director IEA

13:30 - 14:30 (60 mins)

Preparing for COP26 – Setting the agenda now

Leaders come together to outline what topics must be the top of next years landmark summit

ScottishPower Renewables Lindsay McQuade CEO ScottishPower Renewables

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Keynote (reserved)

Details coming soon.

Acciona Rafael Matteo CEO - Energy Acciona

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins)

Post-US election: Renewable energy in the political framework

Energy officials and statesman gather to speak about the role renewable energy will play in the political framework.

Day 2 - December 9th

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

Global electrification of end use sectors

Energy leaders chart the path for fast-track electrification, powered by renewables.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Paul Browning CEO Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The future of electric vehicles

Leaders of the automotive industry outline the path for the implementation of large-scale use of EVs

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

Renewable energy and electric vehicles: An unprecedented growth opportunity

Utilities, automakers, cities and EV charging providers define the future relationship between EV’s and renewable energy.

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The future of hydrogen production and its role in renewable energy

The latest pioneers of hydrogen reveal the framework needed to make the global vision for a hydrogen economy a reality.

12:00 - 13:00 (60 mins)

Unlocking the hydrogen economy

Industry, investors, and statesman share the vision to unleash hydrogen as a catalyst for the energy transformation.

Uniper Andreas Schierenbeck CEO Uniper

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The role of Smart Grids in the energy transformation

Innovators in grid technology make clear the positives of combining digital technology with grid systems.

13:30 - 14:30 (60 mins)

The Grid: Rebuilding the machine.

Grid experts outline how the grid must move into an increasingly age. Highlighting what can be repurposed and what must be remodelled.

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - A Utility in transition

Ground-breaking utilities layout how they intend to pivot from the traditional one-way energy system to the brokers of a new two-way grid.

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins)

Re-modelling the utility business. Utilities of the future chart the path to net zero

The world’s largest utilities discuss what the utility of the future looks like and their role in the road to net zero

Duke Energy Renewables Chris Fallon President Duke Energy Renewables

Day 3 - December 10th

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

Decarbonising global business

C-suites discuss private sector investment in sustainability initiatives.

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Going carbon neutral

The largest private procurement of renewable energy in history outlines the lessons learned from the deal.

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

The next frontier for wind and solar

Leading developers and technology companies share their visions on the future of renewable energy’s two main pillars – wind and solar.

ReNew Power Sumant Sinha Chairman & Managing Director ReNew Power

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Battery storage: Building the next megaproject

Leading specialists layout the practicalities to achieving industrial scale batteries.

12:00 - 13:00 (60 mins)

It won’t happen without batteries

Energy leaders chart the path for battery storage in e-mobility, behind-the-meter, and utility-scale use.

GE Renewable Hybrids Michael Bowman CTO GE Renewable Hybrids

Strata Solar Joshua Rogol Chief Development Officer Strata Solar

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Hybridisation of electric power

Developers gather to debate the power of combining renewable assets and how they may just change the game.

13:30 - 14:30 (60 mins)

Breaking the Wind and Solar mould

Developers and asset owners explore the benefits of implementing the full range of zero and low carbon energies at our disposal such as hydroelectric, biomass and CCUS.

Drax Group Will Gardiner CEO Drax Group

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Digital transformation at the Grid Edge

Innovators and disruptors explain how digital processes are advancing the transition toward a decentralised, distributed and transactive electric grid.

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins)

Grid edge: the “key maker” for new energy systems?

Tech innovators reveal future interactions between consumer, prosumer, and the intelligent grid.

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