Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry

An interactive 1-day workshop covering the major areas of the electric utility industry and how clean energy is impacting it. Questions that are answered in this workshop include:  What is clean energy, renewable energy, and green energy? What is electricity and how is it “generated?” How are new clean and renewable energy technologies impacting the industry’s choices around electricity generation? Is it possible to compare the many choices of generation and demand management in an apples to apples way and how do you do it? How are costs changing? How does the “grid” work? Who regulates the electric grid and ensures reliability, especially as greater and greater amounts of renewable generation comes on to the grid? What are organized energy markets and how do they work? How do states and local governments regulate utilities and what happens in the ratemaking process? How do investor-owned utilities make profits and how does that process influence their behavior? How does someone get a handle on all the industry disruption and change – on what should we be focused? What are the challenges and opportunities in electrifying the transportation industry?  And if you think that’s a lot to cover, we also answer everyone’s questions, have fun, encourage networking, and seek to simplify this complex industry and its changes.

Is this workshop right for you?

Are you wondering how clean energy is re-shaping the industry? Have you recently joined the industry as part of a cleantech company, non-profit, or utility supplier? Do you work for an electric utility, regulatory agency, or policy-maker? Do you have to communicate complex energy topics to customers or the public? Maybe you are an experienced professional just looking to keep up with the industry changes and disruptions happening around you? Come join us…it will be well worth your time! See previous attendee’s comments here.

When you’re done you will know …

So much more than you ever thought you were missing! You can tell all your friends about clean, green, renewable, and advanced energy & how the grid works. You’ll be able to share your knowledge of the many types of generation–especially what clean means. Everyone will be impressed when you explain the different monopoly business models, and when someone asks, “What’s a NERC?” you’ll know. Plus you’ll know what a FERC is. Wow them with your grasp of the North American grid organization, and explain why disruption has the industry in an upheaval. PURPA and Net Metering will no longer keep you up at night, and you’ll rest easier knowing that unbundling and deregulation are occurring all across the country. If all of that wasn’t enough, we’ll throw in an understanding of the promise of de-carbonizing the transportation industry! All in one day.

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Clean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry

The industry is going through massive change – don’t miss your chance to understand how you can take advantage of the changes.

Join Utility Classroom for a special one-day workshop during National Clean Energy Week in Washington, DC – we will cover how clean energy is changing the electric utility industry. Come with the questions you always wanted to ask! When it’s over, you’ll understand the difference between clean, green, and renewable energy choices; see how well renewable energy choices are competing with traditional energy choices; how the electric grid works and how organized electricity markets function – why the grid is not going to melt down as more variable solar and wind resources are added; why utility regulation models may not encourage change; how solar changed everything; where the greatest opportunities are for clean energy jobs and innovation; the challenges and promises of electrifying the  transportation industry and so much more! Throughout the day we will provide a heaping of “insider answers” as we simplify the overly complex industry jargon and help you gain better insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities for you in today’s new energy marketplace. Meet and network with your peers…it’s worth a day of your time.

If you are newer to the industry or you communicate, do business development or marketing, finance, legal, or IT around the electric utility industry for developers, suppliers, utilities, clean energy companies, new service companies, associations, or policy makers, or you are an experienced professional looking for a comprehensive refresher or an update on disruption in the industry then this program will educate you on the clean energy transition in an enjoyable, interactive workshop setting.

  • Price: $599
  • Registration deadline: September 21, 2018
  • Hours: 830AM to 4PM
  • Location: 1100 G St. NW, Washington, DC
  • Instructor: Scott Williams
2018-09-25 08:00:002018-09-25 16:00:00America/New_YorkClean Energy Meets the Electric Utility Industry1100 G St. NW, Washington, DC

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