The U.S. power sector is in the midst of a rapid transformation driven by several broad and interlinked trends: electrification of existing sectors such as transport and heat, and connection of new customers; decentralization of production and storage of electricity; and modernization of physical and digital grid infrastructure. Central to each of these themes is the need for continued and accelerated decarbonization of electricity in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and protect human health.

In this webinar, panelists will discuss how the U.S. power sector can deliver abundant, affordable, secure, and flexible power as we transition to a low-carbon and increasingly electrified economy.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Peter Fox-Penner, Founder and Director of Boston University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice in the Questrom School of Business. Author of Power After Carbon (2020) and Smart Power (2010)
  • Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and Member of the Board of Directors of the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE)
  • Richard Kauffman, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Chairman of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Chair, Generate Capital
  • David R. Hill, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and Director on the Board of Directors of the New York Independent System Operator Inc (NYISO)
  • Moderated by Dr. Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details.

This event is open to press. Media should register for this event. Media inquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information contact Caitlin Norfleet (energypolicyevents@sipa.columbia.edu).