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The Impact of the US Elections on The Energy Industry
December 15, 2020 | Online :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Central Time

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Overview

The recent US election held energy policy and climate change as one of its central topics, with the need for proactive policies becoming more apparent. As the announcement of a change in office has been made, the implications on industry must now be faced. From trillion-dollar renewable investments to diminished fracking and coal production business, DER aggregation, and market economy, the industry is poised to experience some very dramatic and impactful change.

EUCI, together with Deloitte, is proud to host this hallmark event for all energy stakeholders on these critical issues. Leading policy makers, utility executives, financial experts, and green energy developers will discuss the way a Biden presidency could affect energy operations, project financing, and international climate goals. Join this complimentary 2-hour experience and participate in this exciting and critically important conversation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss implications of the Paris Climate Agreement on American energy industry
  • Share federal policies to reach Net Zero climate goals by 2050
  • Discuss congressional tax stimuli for new renewable investments in wind and solar development
  • Identify expected key impact points to the fossil fuel market
  • Forecast acceleration efforts on industry DER deployments, including Battery Storage
  • Share analytics on market trends and economic factors for a revitalization of American Net-Zero goals
  • Discuss relevant workforce challenges to the coal and fracking industries
  • Collaborate on the economic impact of the energy supply chain
  • Identify FERC regulations to be impacted in 2021 immediately following a change in administration

Who Should Attend?

This event is intended for all energy stakeholders interested in grid infrastructure, renewables, policy, and market trends. Content discussed will affect T&D engineers, regulatory and compliance managers, executive utility leadership, financial specialists, and general interest groups in the welfare of the energy industry.

Agenda

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (All times are in U.S Central Standard)

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. :: Log In

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Webinar Timing


10:00 – 10:10 a.m. :: Opening Remarks

Aaron Voss, Program Director, EUCI


10:10 – 10:30 a.m. :: Overview of Election on Energy Market and Sustainability

  • Short run and long run economic factors of a change in administrative focus
  • Discussion on the influence on infrastructure manufacturing and power supply chain
  • Tax implications on power delivery

Marlene Motyka, US and Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP


10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Renewable Changes & The Paris Agreement

  • What are the implications of a reenlistment of the Paris Climate Agreement for the United States?
  • Important near-term goals on climate change and energy efficiency

Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation & Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA)


10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Impact on IOU Community and Workforce Opportunities

  • Changes in IOU Business Development
  • Regulatory influence
  • Other express considerations for utility market
  • Grid infrastructure projects

Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)


11:00 – 11:15 a.m. :: KEYNOTE: Assessment of Grid Investments and Rates

  • Discuss tax incentives for increased renewable infrastructure
  • Review capacity market mandates regarding subsidized net zero resources
  • Identify implications on domestic RTO policy and market
  • Relevant and potential changes in focus by FERC in a new Administration including energy tariffs and market economics

Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Council (FERC)

11:15 – 11:25 a.m. :: Break


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Leaders Roundtable

Discussion amongst executive utility leadership on grid investment and growth in the electric industry as well as how this election will have longer term and larger scale implications on the energy market.

Moderator:

Marlene Motyka, US and Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Panelists:

Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Council (FERC)

Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation & Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA)

Speakers

Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Council (FERC)

Chairman Neil Chatterjee was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump in May 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2017. He served as Chairman from August 2017 to December 2017 and was again named Chairman on October 24, 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 

Over the years Chairman Chatterjee has played an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway, and agriculture legislation. 

Prior to serving Leader McConnell, Chairman Chatterjee worked as a Principal in Government Relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an aide to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce (R-OH). He began his career in Washington, D.C., with the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

A native of Lexington, KY, he is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. Chairman Chatterjee is married and has three children. 


Philip Moeler, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

The Honorable Philip D. Moeller is Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). EEI is the association that represents all of the nation’s investor-owned electric companies.

Mr. Moeller has significant responsibility over a broad range of issues that affect the future structure of the electric power industry and new rules in evolving competitive markets. He has responsibility over the strategic areas of energy supply and finance, environment, energy delivery, energy services, federal and state regulatory issues, and international affairs.

EEI’s member companies increasingly are focused on delivering innovative solutions that meet customers’ changing expectations. Mr. Moeller works with EEI’s member companies to identify policy solutions and business opportunities to better serve customers.

Prior to joining EEI in February 2016, Mr. Moeller served as a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ending his tenure as the second-longest serving member of the Commission. In office from 2006 through 2015, Mr. Moeller ended his service as the only Senate-confirmed member of the federal government appointed by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. At FERC, Mr. Moeller championed policies promoting improved wholesale electricity markets, increasing investment in electric transmission and natural gas pipeline infrastructure, and enhancing the coordination of the electric power and natural gas industries.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy Corporation. He also served as a Senior Legislative Assistant for Energy Policy to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA), and as the Staff Coordinator of the Washington State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee in Olympia, Washington.

Mr. Moeller was born in Chicago and raised on a ranch near Spokane, Washington. He received a BA in Political Science from Stanford University.


Marlene Motyka, US and Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Marlene is Deloitte’s US and Global Renewable Energy leader and a principal in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. She consults on matters related to valuation, tax, M&A, financing, business strategy, and financial modeling for the renewable energy and power and utilities sectors. Marlene has been at Deloitte for more than 22 years and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.


Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation & Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA)

As director of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn since 2011, Dolf Gielen oversees the agency’s work on advising member countries in energy transitions, renewable energy, technology status and roadmaps, energy planning, cost and markets and innovation policy frameworks.    Before joining IRENA, Dolf Gielen was Chief of the Energy Efficiency and Policy Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). From 2002 till 2009, he was a Senior Energy Technology Policy Analyst at the International Energy Agency. He has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

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