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)
  • Welcome Remarks by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Moderated by Dr. Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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