2017 Annual Meeting Links Energy, Security, Prosperity, and People

Energy, strategy, and finance experts from industry, government, academia, and policy energy, technology, and prosperity at the annual meeting of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), held March 22 & 23 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado.

The panel discussions covered topics including clean energy innovation, manufacturing and trade, power sector transformation, and institutional dynamics.

Topics, Speakers, and Presentations

Opening Remarks

Robin Newmark, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Analysis and Decision Support, NREL

Technologies and Systems

Mark Ruth, NREL
Colin McMillan, NREL
Kara Clark, NREL
Doug Arent, Executive Director, JISEA

The State of Clean Energy Manufacturing and Trade

Steve Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association
Paul Kaleta, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, First Solar, Inc.
Bill McElnea, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President, Global Project & Infrastructure Finance, Moody's Investor Services
Jill Engel-Cox, Director, Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center

Informing Innovation: Building an Energy Innovation Ecosystem

Moderator: Bill Farris, Associate Laboratory Director for Innovation Partnering and Outreach, NREL
Kate Cheesbrough, Deputy Director, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, NREL
Ken Locklin, Senior Advisor, Clean Energy Finance Program, Energy Foundation
Bryan Hannegan, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy System Integration, NREL

Transforming Power Systems: Challenges and Solutions

Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group
Jeff Logan, Chief Analyst, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL/JISEA and the 21st Century Power Partnership
Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Policy, PG&E Corporation
Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
Matt Usher, Director, New Technology Development & Policy Support, AEP Generation

Keynote: Emerson Elemental

Dan Arvizu, CTO/Elemental, Emerson Collective

JISEA Annual Summary

Doug Arent, Executive Director, JISEA

Institutional Dynamics and the Role of Science to Inform Decisions

Joan MacNaughton, Chair, The Climate Group
Dag Nummedal, Research Professor, Office of Research, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (retired), Colorado School of Mines
John Reilly, Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change & Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ron Sega, Director, Systems Engineering Programs and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Colorado State University
John Weyant, Director of Energy Modeling Forum, Professor, Terman Engineering Center, Stanford University

Report cover titled Connect

Annual Report

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