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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