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8:00am

Registration
Monday April 4, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

8:55am

Summit Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Jon Moore

Jon Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jon Moore is currently CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance after leading the firm's operations for six years. He has 20 years' experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, advising clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon spent a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 8:55am - 9:10am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

9:10am

Global CEO Session: Changing fundamentals and the value of electricity
kWh's are growing harder to value as daily supply profiles are disrupted by close-to-zero marginal cost renewable energy. How will this fundamental change affect energy market players and regulators and what has been learnt in the most advanced markets?


Moderator
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Climatescope, a project to profile clean energy investment conditions in emerging markets underwritten by the the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes

Chief Executive Officer, First Solar
James A. “Jim” Hughes joined FirstSolar in March 2012 as Chief Commercial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2012. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Hughes served, from October 2007 until April 2011, as Chief Executive Officer and Director of AEI Services LLC, which owned and operated power distribution, power generation (both thermal and renewable), natural gas transportation and services, and natural gas... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Chief Executive Officer, E.ON Climate & Renewables
Michael Lewis is Chief Executive Officer of E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH where he is responsible for E.ON´s renewable energy activities. Michael has worked in the energy industry for over twenty years, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE... Read More →
avatar for Boris Schubert

Boris Schubert

CEO, ET Capital and Senior Vice President, ET Solar Group
Boris Schubert joined ET Solar Energy Corp. in 2014 as Group VP of Project Development, overseeing all development, partnering and project finance activities outside of China. This includes the role as CEO of ET Capital Solar Partners, Inc. Boris is a senior executive with more than 15 years of experience in clean tech, electric utilities, technology and consulting. Before joining ET Capital, Boris was CEO of Saferay... Read More →
avatar for Francesco Venturini

Francesco Venturini

Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power
Born in New York (USA) in 1968, Mr. Venturini graduated cum laude in Economics from the University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy. Mr. Venturini is a London Business School alumnus and in 2015 he has been awarded an MBA at the MIT Sloan Business School. | | At the onset of his career Mr. Venturini served as Financial Controller for Elsag Bailey Process Automation, a Finmeccanica group company, taking part in its listing on the NYSE. He later... Read More →
avatar for Rudolph Wynter

Rudolph Wynter

President and COO – FERC- Regulated Businesses, National Grid
As President and COO of National Grid’s FERC-regulated businesses, Rudolph Wynter has oversight of one of the largest electric transmission systems in the northeast, connecting thousands of communities and millions of customers to the energy that powers daily life and underpins regional economic vitality.  He oversees the company’s generation fleet, which provides 4,000 megawatts of electricity to more than a million Long... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 9:10am - 10:00am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

10:00am

Executive Sit Down: Global Finance
Moderator
avatar for Angus McCrone

Angus McCrone

Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Angus is chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has overall editing responsibility for the research company’s rich selection of newsletters and analysis on international clean energy developments. Angus works closely with BNEF’s 120-strong team of analysts and researchers covering sectors such as wind, solar, biofuels, carbon and energy-smart technologies, also writes and presents on a wide range of topics including overall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Vice President, European Investment Bank
Jonathan Taylor has been a Vice President of the European Investment Bank since January2013. He is a member of the EIB’s Management Committee which draws up the Bank's financial and lending policies, oversees its day-to-day business, and takes collective responsibility for the Bank’s performance. | | Mr Taylor has particular responsibility for the Bank’s activities in Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Asia. He... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

10:15am

Coffee and Networking
Monday April 4, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

10:45am

Americas' Ministerial Dialogue I
Moderator
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Climatescope, a project to profile clean energy investment conditions in emerging markets underwritten by the the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Honourable Juan José Aranguren

The Honourable Juan José Aranguren

Minister of Energy and Mining, Argentina
Joined Shell in 1979 as a graduate trainee in the Technology Department at Buenos Aires Refinery.  In 1984 he was assigned to Shell Australia, taking the position of Refinery Economist at Geelong Refinery. Upon his return to Argentina, he worked in different managing positions in Bitumen, Fuels Marketing, Supply and Trading.  In 1995 he moved to London where he held the position of  WA Regional Assistant for English speaking... Read More →
avatar for The Honourable Máximo Pacheco

The Honourable Máximo Pacheco

Minister of Energy, Chile
Máximo Pacheco is the Minister of Energy of Chile. Under his leadership, Chile has reached many of the ambitious goals established in its Energy Agenda (2014) and carried out a national participatory process to establish a Long Term Energy Policy. Previously, Minister Pacheco was senior vice president of International Paper from 2004 to 2013 where he also served as their regional president in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 10:45am - 11:25am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

11:25am

North America Session: Do consumers want a transport transformation?
How will changing consumer preferences, regulatory pressures and technology changes shape the automotive market in the next ten years? Will EVs take off or remain niche products? What will this mean for oil markets and electricity demand? Is the transport industry facing large scale disruption?


Moderator
avatar for Colin McKerracher

Colin McKerracher

Head of Advanced Transport, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Colin McKerracher manages the Advanced Transport coverage at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the clean energy and carbon markets division of Bloomberg LP. Colin’s team covers the technology, policy and economic factors influencing the evolution of the transport sector. This includes electrification of transport, biofuels, fuel cell vehicles, connected cars and other new vehicle technologies.    Colin previously managed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alberto Ayala

Alberto Ayala

Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Alberto Ayala was appointed as Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board at the end of 2012. In this capacity, Alberto is responsible for the Board’s ambient monitoring and laboratories and mobile source control and operations programs. Alberto became a member of CARB’s Research staff in 2000 and has since held various management assignments in programs such as Carl Moyer Incentives, AB 32 early actions, mobile... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Cullen

Genevieve Cullen

President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
Genevieve Cullen was appointed as EDTA President in 2015 and leads the Washington, DC based cross-industry trade association, promoting the electrification of transportation. She previously served as Vice President, directing the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts since 2005.  | | Prior to joining EDTA, Genevieve provided energy policy counsel in the Executive and Legislative Branches, including serving as Energy Counsel to... Read More →
avatar for Nancy E. Pfund

Nancy E. Pfund

Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. DBL Partners is a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests. As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote... Read More →
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Principal Specialist, Powertrain & Regulation, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor North America
Amy Stanley is a Principal Specialist at Toyota Technical Center (TTC) based in York Township, Michigan.  TTC is Toyota’s North American R&D center and is a division of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). In this position, Amy is responsible for TMNA’s North American powertrain research including social policy, customer market, competitor strategy and technology trends spanning from conventional combustion engines to fuel cell... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 11:25am - 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:10pm

The value of connected buildings

Building and home energy management technologies received over $1bn in VC/PE investment since 2010, but what do they offer? Do they deliver more value to building owners or the grid and how are utilities using them to engage customers and evolve their business models?


Moderator
avatar for Tom Rowlands-Rees

Tom Rowlands-Rees

Senior Analyst, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Energy Smart Technologies (EST) practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The EST team, consisting of analysts and researchers around the globe, produces in-depth research and analysis on emerging technologies such as the smart grid, energy storage, green buildings, energy efficiency, advanced vehicles and fuel cells.   Tom is responsible for the EST team’s analysis of energy efficiency. His work at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd Sandford

Todd Sandford

Director, Distributed Energy North America, Direct Energy
Todd Sandford is Vice President of Energy Solutions and Customer Operations for Direct Energy Business. In his Energy Solutions role, he is responsible for driving Direct Energy Business’ growth via non-commodity offerings including solar, energy efficiency, demand response, compressed natural gas, and various risk management products. In his Customer Operations role, he is responsible for transaction management, and billing and collections... Read More →
avatar for Swapnil Shah

Swapnil Shah

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FirstFuel Software
Swapnil Shah has spent the last five years creating and growing FirstFuel into the industry leader in customer intelligence for utilities. FirstFuel leverages the world’s most advanced analytics to match businesses with the energy solutions best suited to their facilities, and give energy providers the intelligence to engage and advise their customers effectively. He is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience leading... Read More →
avatar for Lars Tveen

Lars Tveen

President, Danfoss Heating
Lars Tveen is the President of the Heating Segment at Danfoss. He is responsible for the design of an extensive range of applications and services that help to decarbonize our cities and economies. Heating and cooling solutions help customers to improve buildings energy efficiency, integrate renewables, and provide demand-response and flexibility through thermal storage. Since 1989, Lars engineers urban efficiency to make cities from China... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:10pm

Big solar for big energy
Where are the opportunities for large scale solar in markets with growing power demand?


Moderator
avatar for Jenny Chase

Jenny Chase

Head of Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jenny Chase launched the Solar Service in early 2006 and has led it ever since. She covers demand, supply, price, technology, investment and trends for photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity generation, and has analysts on three continents with backup from BNEF’s international resources. Jenny holds a BA in Physical Sciences and an MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Speakers
avatar for Shankar Krishnamoorthy

Shankar Krishnamoorthy

Managing Director – Centralised Generation, Engie SA, London
Shankar Krishnamoorthy heads one of the 5 Global ‘Metiers’ of Engie SA. Shankar has over 30 years’ experience in the electricity, gas and water industries of which nearly two decades in senior leadership roles such as Head of Business Development for a region/globally, CEO/President and Managing Director. He has enjoyed significant success throughout his career and his experience encompasses construction, project... Read More →
avatar for Eran Meller

Eran Meller

Chief Executive Officer, Ecoppia
Prior to cofounding Ecoppia, Eran Meller was the CFO of Telmap, acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the CFO of X-Tip, acquired by DentSply International (NASDAQ: XRAY), the CFO of Info-X, acquired by 3M (NYSE: MMM) and the CFO & COO of MTI Precision Products (sold in a leveraged buyout). Previously, Eran worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of the World Bank Group, and was responsible for a portfolio of... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Mir

Jonathan Mir

Managing Director and Head of North American Power and Utilities, Lazard
Mr. Mir is a Managing Director of Lazard, and is Head of the firm’s North American Power & Utilities Group; in addition, he serves as a member of the Firm’s Fairness Committee. Prior to joining Lazard in 2003, Mr. Mir was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch.  Most recently, Mr. Mir has advised on the following matters (client in parentheses): purchase by Dynegy, in partnership with Energy... Read More →
avatar for Andrew de Pass

Andrew de Pass

Chief Executive Officer, Conergy
In 2015, Andrew de Pass was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Conergy and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. Prior to this position, Andrew led Conergy’s financial turnaround as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Conergy (Kawa Solar Holdings, Ltd.). From his role at Kawa Capital Management, Inc., Andrew led the acquisition of Conergy in 2013 and took a hands-on approach to restructuring and strengthening... Read More →
avatar for James (Yuyu) Qiao

James (Yuyu) Qiao

Vice President of Operations & Product Solution, Huawei Smart PV Solution North America
James (Yuyu) Qiao serves as Huawei Smart PV Solution North America’s Vice President of Operations & Product Solution. Previously, he held multiple executive positions in Huawei, including the Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Huawei Telecom Energy (2 years), the head of USA Tier 1 Key Account Marketing (6 years), and the Director in Huawei Corporate Strategy & Planning (2 years). Prior to joining Huawei, James... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:10pm

Mexico Energy Market Reform

In 2016, Mexico’s power market started operating under the new reform rules. How will the liberalized generation market play out for clean energy? What to expect from the power auctions and clean energy certificates? Key stakeholders will speak how they see the market unfolding for new investment opportunities.

 



Moderator
avatar for Lilian Alves

Lilian Alves

Head of Latin America Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Lilian Alves is the Head of Latin America Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets and renewable energy, looking at economic fundamentals, policy and regulation, development strategies and future trends for Latin America. After conducting in-depth analysis on the Brazilian and Chilean markets, Lilian now specializes on Mexico's power sector. She also leads the Climatescope project for Latin America, a report on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Brandt

Ted Brandt

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Capital
Ted Brandt is co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Capital, a Chicago-based investment banking boutique specializing in the global Energy and Infrastructure markets. The firm provides financial advice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and capital raising of corporate capital, project debt equity, tax equity, as well as restructuring/recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations. Mr... Read More →
avatar for Roger Gonzalez Lau

Roger Gonzalez Lau

Chief Executive Officer, CEMEX Energia
Mr. Gonzalez is CEO for CEMEX Energia. He received his BSc degree in Computer Science at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and holds a MBA from University of Dallas. Mr Gonzalez has been part of CEMEX for the last 19 years holding positions in IT, Finance and Head of operations in Ireland as CEO of Readymix plc. He has lead the financial integration of acquisitions in Egypt, US, and Europe. Since 2013 Mr. Gonzalez... Read More →
avatar for Rafael Mateo

Rafael Mateo

Chief Executive Officer, Acciona Energy
Rafael Mateo is the CEO of Acciona Energy since January 2010 and member of theExecutive Committee of Acciona.With more than 30 years of experience in the power sector, Mr. Mateo has a widebackground in Latin American markets as an Executive Director in Endesa Chile from 1999up to 2009, leading the generation activity of Endesa in Latin America.He joined Endesa in 1982 in different positions in Thermal Power Plants and in 1997 wasnamed Director of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa

Undersecretary of Electricity, Ministry of Energy, Mexico
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014. | | Prior to this designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Undersecretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of Ministry of Energy; and currently he is member of the Governing Board of CFE. | | Within the Federal Public... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

1:15pm

Themed Lunch: PV manufacturing
PV manufacturing: flexibility & branding

*Hosted by Flex

Moderator
avatar for Nathaniel Bullard

Nathaniel Bullard

Global Head of Executive Insights, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nathaniel Bullard is Global Head of Executive Insights at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is responsible for executive-level engagements across sectors and geographies. His previous specialties include solar energy and new financial mechanisms for distributed energy deployment. He is based in Hong Kong, after working for BNEF in San Francisco and beginning with what was then New Energy Finance in Washington, DC. Nathaniel has been cited in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Chase

Jenny Chase

Head of Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jenny Chase launched the Solar Service in early 2006 and has led it ever since. She covers demand, supply, price, technology, investment and trends for photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity generation, and has analysts on three continents with backup from BNEF’s international resources. Jenny holds a BA in Physical Sciences and an MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England.
avatar for Chris O’Brien

Chris O’Brien

Alternative Energy Fellow, Flex Energy Solutions
Chris O’Brien is Alternative Energy Fellow for Flex Energy Solutions at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Rob Sipll

Rob Sipll

Vice President & General Manager, Solar Business Unit, Flex Energy Solutions
Rob Sipll is Vice President & General Manager of the Solar Business Unit for Flex Energy Solutions at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

1:15pm

Themed Lunch: Nuclear energy
Nuclear Energy: Near term challenges and promising technologies for the future

*Hosted by Nuclear Matters

Moderator
avatar for Chris Gadomski

Chris Gadomski

Head of Research, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Chris directs the firm’s nuclear energy research team in developing a robust methodology for forecasting global nuclear investment in new build, innovative technologies, O&M, fuel cycle and decommissioning. As a business development and corporate communications consultant, Chris has more than 25 years’ experience working with regional and multinational firms and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol M. Browner

Carol M. Browner

Leadership Council, Nuclear Matters
Carol M. Browner most recently served as assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, where she oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate, transport, and related policy across the federal government. During her tenure, the White House secured the largest investment ever in clean energy and established a national car policy that included both new automobile... Read More →
avatar for Maria Korsnick

Maria Korsnick

Chief Operating Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute
Maria Korsnick has extensive nuclear energy industry operations and executive experience. She joined the Nuclear Energy Institute in May 2015 as a loaned executive from Exelon and is serving a chief operating officer. Prior to joining NEI, she was the senior vice president of Northeast Operations for Exelon. She was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operation of Exelon’s three nuclear energy facilities in the northeast. Before... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey S. Merrifield

Jeffrey S. Merrifield

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jeffrey S. Merrifield is a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on energy regulatory issues, particularly in connection with the nuclear sector and advanced reactor technology. A former Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1998-2007), Mr. Merrifield championed the NRC’s efforts to risk-inform regulations and prepare the agency for potential new power reactor... Read More →
avatar for Jay Surina

Jay Surina

Chief Financial Officer, NuScale Power
Jay Surina, Chief Financial Officer, leads all aspects of NuScale Power's finance function, including financial strategy, accounting, forecasting, corporate finance, information technology, and corporate services. Prior to joining NuScale, Jay was vice president, financial planning and analysis at Boart Longyear. He was instrumental in the initial public offering of Boart Longyear shares on the Australian exchange in 2007. In that role he... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

2:15pm

Americas' Ministerial Dialogue II
Moderator
avatar for Amy Grace

Amy Grace

Head of North American Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Amy Grace is head of North American research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She leads a team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the North American power sector. She previously was head of Wind Insight at BNEF, where she led research on the global wind sector. Amy has spoken at numerous international conferences and been quoted extensively in the media. She is a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for The Honourable James Gordon Carr

The Honourable James Gordon Carr

Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
Minister Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He began his career as a musician, as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He then moved on to journalism, working as an editorial writer and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press as well as for CBC Radio. |   | Jim entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 2:15pm - 2:40pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

2:40pm

US wholesale power plenary: implications of plunging prices

Wholesale electricity prices have lost two thirds of their value in the past decade and show few signs of recovery; in fact, a slew of structural factors suggest that prices may be in a state of terminal decline. Learn from executives how lean times are squeezing existing generators, redefining new build calculus, reversing company strategies and forcing policy response.




Moderator
avatar for William Nelson

William Nelson

Head of North American Power, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
William leads analysis of US energy and environmental commodities, including power, renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon allowances. His previous experience includes strategy consulting at the Earth Institute and software design at Electronic Arts. He holds a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters in Energy Policy and Finance from Columbia University.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Crane

Chris Crane

President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation
Crane is president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Crane oversees a family of companies representing every stage of the energy value chain, including Exelon Generation, one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 32,000 megawatts of owned... Read More →
avatar for Badar Khan

Badar Khan

President and Chief Executive Officer, Direct Energy
Badar Khan is the President & CEO of Direct Energy, with overall responsibility for the company’s operations in North America.  As CEO, he is leading our vision to leverage technology to fundamentally transform the way homes and businesses engage in and use energy.  Badar’s extensive experience in energy spans retail power and gas and energy-related services, to wholesale energy trading, to upstream power generation and... Read More →
avatar for Carla Peterman

Carla Peterman

Commissioner, California Public Utility Commission
Carla J. Peterman was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012. Commissioner Peterman is the CPUC’s assigned Commissioner for a number of proceedings including energy storage, the Renewables Portfolio Standard, energy efficiency, and alternative transportation. Previously she was the lead California Energy Commissioner for renewables, transportation, natural gas, and the... Read More →
avatar for John Di Stasio

John Di Stasio

President, Large Public Power Council
John Di Stasio was named President of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC) in June, 2014. LPPC is comprised of 26 of the country’s largest public power systems, and member companies provide power to more than 30 million people in 13 states and Puerto Rico. As President, Di Stasio advocates for policies that allow public power systems to build infrastructure, invest in communities and provide reliable service at affordable rates. Di Stasio... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

3:30pm

Executive interview: utility strategy, energy vision
Moderator
avatar for Rob Barnett

Rob Barnett

Senior Energy Policy Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Rob Barnett, a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, is a seasoned energy professional with over 10 years' experience advising energy companies, policy makers and investors. Barnett specializes in energy sector economics, environmental policy and strategy, and Washington's impact on the energy sector. Before joining Bloomberg Intelligence, he was Bloomberg Government's Senior Energy Economist; and previously, he was an Associate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company
Thomas A. Fanning is chairman, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. During his 35-year career at Southern Company, Fanning has held 15 different positions. Under Fanning’s leadership, Southern Company has strengthened its customer-focused business model with a focus on inventing America’s energy future. Southern Company is the only... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

3:50pm

Oil, gas & new energy: opportunities for growth
Despite 20%+ cuts in CAPEX from 2014-15 major oil producers still invested $219bn in 2015 (BAML). We hear from major players about where they see the investment opportunities in oil, gas and new energy in 2016 and beyond.


Moderator
avatar for Angus McCrone

Angus McCrone

Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Angus is chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has overall editing responsibility for the research company’s rich selection of newsletters and analysis on international clean energy developments. Angus works closely with BNEF’s 120-strong team of analysts and researchers covering sectors such as wind, solar, biofuels, carbon and energy-smart technologies, also writes and presents on a wide range of topics including overall... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Irene Rummelhoff

Irene Rummelhoff

EVP, New Energy Solutions, Statoil ASA
Irene Rummelhoff was appointed as EVP of the New Energy Solutions (NES) business area from 1 June 2015. Her office location is in Stavanger, Norway. Her previous position was SVP for Exploration Norway. Rummelhoff has extensive commercial experience and broad value chain knowledge from her career in Statoil since 1991, particularly in the area of business development and natural gas. She has seven years of international experience, most recently... Read More →
avatar for Vern Yu

Vern Yu

Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Chief Development Officer, Enbridge
Vern Yu was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning, and Chief Development Officer on Jan. 1, 2015. Mr. Yu holds responsibility for executive leadership of Enbridge’s corporate planning and development function, including strategic planning and investment review. He also oversees Enbridge’s new growth platforms, including renewable energy, international and energy services. Mr. Yu has been at the helm of... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

4:20pm

Coffee and Networking
Monday April 4, 2016 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

4:55pm

Firestarter: Next generation nuclear
Power from waste, walk away safe. How certain, how costly, how soon?

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leslie Dewan

Dr. Leslie Dewan

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Transatomic Power Corporation
Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing sustainable power plants that can consume existing stockpiles of nuclear waste. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 4:55pm - 5:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

5:00pm

Special Awards Session: New Energy Pioneers
Each year, we identify 10 game-changing companies globally in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. Winners are unveiled at the BNEF Summit.

For more information, please visit www.newenergypioneers.com

Moderator
avatar for Michael Wilshire

Michael Wilshire

Head of Renewables, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham... Read More →

Monday April 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

6:00pm

Cocktail Reception
Monday April 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:00pm

Themed Dinner: An Evening with Academy Award winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet

In 2006 Jacquet was recognized with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film March of the Penguins. At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch dinner he will share excerpts from his new film Ice and the Sky, a documentary film about the work of Claude Lorius, who began studying Antarctic ice in 1957, and was the first scientist to be concerned about global warming. At age 82, Lorius returns to Antarctica one last time, looking back on six decades of research and adventure to tell a much larger story: the history of the Earth’s climate and the fraught future that awaits us.  Jacquet will also share his insights and answer questions from the audience.

*Hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch 


RSVP to Sarah at bnefsummit@bloomberg.com

Speakers
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Luc Jacquet

Film Director and Founder, Wild-Touch
After studying biology, Luc Jacquet left for a 14-month wintering journey in the French Dumont d’Urville station on the ice fields of Antarctica, where he discovered his passion for images and scientific mediation. His first feature film, March of the Penguins, was viewed by over 35 million people around the globe. It was awarded many prizes, including the prestigious Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2006. In 2010, Luc... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:00pm

Themed Dinner: Innovator's Dilemma Expanded: Seven Questions and Answers to Success

Every company needs to grow, and innovation is the ticket to sustainable and profitable growth. What decisions can managers take to increase their probability of success? Managers have historically struggled to successfully manage innovation. The dilemma as described by Clayton Christensen, a giant in the world of innovators, is how to serve your core business while finding new markets and watching out for new entrants in your blind spot. In this relevant and timely presentation, Christensen coaches managers on how to sustain success by answer several critical questions.


*Hosted by Direct Energy

RSVP to Sarah at bnefsummit@bloomberg.com

 

Speakers
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Clayton Christensen

Kim B. Clark professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where heteaches one of the most popular elective classes for second year students, Building and Sustaining a SuccessfulEnterprise. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and his ideas have been widelyused in industries and organizations throughout the world. A 2011 cover story in Forbes magazine... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:00pm

Themed Dinner: Off-grid energy access – achieving the vision
Innovators in off-grid solar are scaling fast: they have raised over $500m and sold more than 20m products in Africa and Asia to date. Their businesses are bringing the first modern energy services to some of the 1.2bn people worldwide still living off the grid – and finding further opportunities, in efficient appliances, financial services and connectivity, among others. But the sector still has much to prove, and needs wider and deeper investment. A panel of experts will share their unique insights on achieving the off-grid vision.


RSVP to Sarah at bnefsummit@bloomberg.com

Moderator
avatar for Nico Tyabji

Nico Tyabji

Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nico Tyabji is an associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, covering on- and off-grid solar, with a focus on Africa. He also works on the Global Climatescope project. He has a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Speakers
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Thomas Duveau

Head of Business Development, Mobisol
Thomas Duveau joined Mobisol as Head of Business Development in June 2013. With his team, he is responsible for market entry strategies and strategic partnerships. Thomas worked as an officer for renewable energies for WWF Germany from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President at Global Capital Finance (Investment with a focus on renewable energies) and advisor to CMC Markets from 2005 to 2008. From 1997 to 2004 he worked in the... Read More →
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Maureen Harrington

Head, International Development Group, Standard Bank of South Africa
Maureen Harrington is director and head of the International Development Group at Standard Bank of South Africa. She is responsible for broadening Standard Bank's solutions for international organizations and other partners involved in African development. Prior to joining Standard, Harrington served in a number of leadership roles with the Millennium Challenge Corp. including vice president for policy and international relations and managing... Read More →
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Jesse Moore

Managing Director / Founder, M-KOPA
Jesse has more than 10 years experience building emerging market technology ventures. Prior to founding M-KOPA, Jesse was a Managing Director of Signal Point Partners and the director of the GSMA Development Fund. He holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar) and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar).
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Bob Stojanovic

Director Microgrids North America, ABB
Bob Stojanovic is responsible for driving ABB's microgrid and solar business in North America. He has been with ABB since 1999. He holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from The University of Western Ontario.
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Russell Sturm

Head, Energy Access/ Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation
An innovator in the field of sustainable energy market development for more than 25 years, Russell leads IFC’s energy access advisory business where he works with the private sector to mobilize commercial investment to expand energy access for the underserved. His innovative work with commercial banks catalyzed IFC’s $1 billion sustainable energy finance business. Russell’s focus on market transformation provided the model for... Read More →


Monday April 4, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017
 
Tuesday, April 5
 

7:45am

Themed Breakfast: The energy storage market
In the home, just outside the home, in the distribution network, on the transmission network - what are the fastest changing and largest markets for energy storage technologies?

*Hosted by Leclanche

Moderator
avatar for Logan Goldie-Scot

Logan Goldie-Scot

Associate, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Logan is a Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, on the Energy Smart Technologies team. He is responsible for global analysis on the energy storage market. He advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. He has authored numerous research papers and speaks at international conferences and on Bloomberg TV. He has also been involved in a number of cross sector consultancy assignments and was... Read More →

Speakers
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Bruce Huber

Founder and Managing Partner, Alexa Capital
Mr. Huber is Founder and Managing Partner of Alexa Capital LLP, a merchant bank focused on the energy & environmental technologies sector including professionals with experience in Europe, North America and Asia in the fields of investment banking, research and fund management. Mr. Huber has three decades experience in investment banking, most recently as global head of cleantech investment banking for Jefferies & Co (2004-2011). He is an... Read More →
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Susan Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cabinet secretary and deputy chief of staff to Governor Gray Davis and communications director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003-2006 on California's Public Utilities Commission, regulating the state's investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications providers and private... Read More →
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Dr. Pratima Rangarajan

General Manager for Energy Storage, GE Current
Dr. Pratima Rangarajan is the General Manager for Energy Storage for Current, Powered by GE.  Pratima has 15 years of experience with GE in leadership and technology roles at GE’s Power & Water, NBC Universal and Global Research divisions.  Prior to re-joining GE she served as the Senior Vice President of Research and Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Vestas Wind Systems.  Pratima has a BS from MIT and a PhD from... Read More →
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Anil Srivastava

Chief Executive Officer, Leclanche
French, born 1960, joined the Company in June 2014 Mr Srivastava was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Until recently he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive... Read More →
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John Zahurancik

President, AES Energy Storage
John Zahurancik leads the energy storage group at The AES Corporation, operating the world’s largest fleet of grid connected batteries. As a co-founder of the AES storage team, he has developed advanced, grid scale storage projects in Chile, the United States, and across the AES footprint.  This includes the first power purchase agreement for a storage project for Southern California Edison, the largest existing grid connected... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 7:45am - 8:50am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:45am

Themed Breakfast: North America gas outlook
Production, pipes, prices and exports - where are investors placing their dollars?


Moderator
avatar for Het Shah

Het Shah

Head of Natural Gas Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Het Shah leads Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s natural gas market research. He has recently joined to help clients navigate both the short-term and long-term market direction. His team gets extensively involved in utilizing the market data to provide fundamental analysis and market views. The teams’ analysis is widely read by trading and strategy professionals and has become a central piece of information used by the industry. Prior... Read More →

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avatar for Yvonne McIntyre

Yvonne McIntyre

Vice President, Federal Affairs, Calpine Corporation
Yvonne McIntyre is Vice President of Federal Affairs for Calpine Corporation. She is responsible for developing, managing and implementing federal legislative and regulatory strategies for the Company. She lobbies Members of Congress, the Administration, regulatory agencies, and their perspective staff on various issues, with a particular focus on energy and environmental issues.  Ms. McIntyre has worked in the field of government... Read More →
avatar for Vincent G. Piazza

Vincent G. Piazza

Senior Analyst—Energy, Bloomberg Intelligence
Vincent G. Piazza, CFA is the Senior Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence,  a unique research platform that provides context on industries, companies, and government policy, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service at BI .  He specializes in the North American Energy sector. Vincent has over 20 years of experience analyzing equity and credit investments at firms including Lord Abbett, Fiduciary Trust, Deutsche Asset Management... Read More →
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Justin Rencurel

Director, Strategic Planning, Spectra Energy
Justin Rencurel serves as Director of Strategic Planning for Spectra Energy.  He is responsible for compiling key strategic rationale and documents to be provided to the Board of Directors as part of the normal strategic planning process.  His role also entails formalizing a strategy with each of Spectra Energy’s business units that also are shared with the Board of Directors annually.  The Strategic Planning organization... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 7:45am - 8:50am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:45am

Themed Breakfast: Residential solar in the US and abroad
*Hosted by Solar Universe

Moderator
avatar for Hugh Bromley

Hugh Bromley

Senior Research Associate, Lead Analyst – North America Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Hugh Bromley is a Senior Research Associate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York, where he leads the firms’ analysis of North American solar markets, with a focus on distributed energy technologies, business models and financing vehicles. Hugh joined Bloomberg in New York in 2011, where he focused on US tax-equity finance models for small-scale PV. He later led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s carbon, power & distributed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Brandt

Ted Brandt

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Capital
Ted Brandt is co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Capital, a Chicago-based investment banking boutique specializing in the global Energy and Infrastructure markets. The firm provides financial advice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and capital raising of corporate capital, project debt equity, tax equity, as well as restructuring/recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations. Mr... Read More →
avatar for Wilson Chang

Wilson Chang

Principal, Hudson Clean Energy Partners
Wilson is a Principal at Hudson Clean Energy Partners with over $10 billion of M&A and financing transaction experience within the energy and technology sectors. He is also a co-founder and board member of Sunlight Financial, a newly established residential solar financing platform. Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Chang worked at Silver Lake Partners, a $20 billion technology-focused private equity firm. At Silver Lake, Mr. Chang focused on... Read More →
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Mahesh Mansukhani

Chief Executive Officer, Solar Universe
Mahesh Mansukhani has 20 years of experience leading international businesses within multiple sectors, including leading a $1.1B revenue business unit at DuPont for three years (DuPont Tyvek®). Mahesh also spent three years heading up Global Marketing and Sales Effectiveness for all of DuPont. Most recently, Mahesh served as CEO of sBiomed, a start-up commercializing the revolutionary disinfectant, Steriplex®. Before this, Mahesh served... Read More →
CO

Conlan O'Leary

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Sighten


Tuesday April 5, 2016 7:45am - 8:50am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

7:45am

Themed Breakfast: Latin America Opportunities
In spite of Latin America’s economic slowdown, the region continues to be one of the key growth markets globally for clean energy. In 2015, $15bn was invested in clean energy projects and more than 4GW of wind and solar projects were installed. What are the key strategies to be successful in a region marked by political instability and financial risk, but also great energy resources and competitive prices? In this round-table, leading generators in Latin America discuss risks and opportunities of investing in the region.

Moderator
avatar for Lilian Alves

Lilian Alves

Head of Latin America Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Lilian Alves is the Head of Latin America Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets and renewable energy, looking at economic fundamentals, policy and regulation, development strategies and future trends for Latin America. After conducting in-depth analysis on the Brazilian and Chilean markets, Lilian now specializes on Mexico's power sector. She also leads the Climatescope project for Latin America, a report on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amos J. Hochstein

Amos J. Hochstein

Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State
Amos J Hochstein currently serves as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S. Department of State. He oversees U.S. foreign policy engagement in the critical intersection of energy and national security. In this role, he advises the Secretary on global energy security and diplomacy, as well as promotes U.S. interests to ensure energy resources are used to... Read More →
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Sebastián Kind

Undersecretary for Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina
Sebastian Kind is Mechanical Engineer from the National Technological University of Argentina (UTN) and he holds a Master’s of Science in Renewable Energies from EUREC Agency in Brussels (Belgium) jointly with Zaragoza University (Spain) and Athens National Technological University (Greece). He also holds a degree in management development from IAE Business School (Argentina). He has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy... Read More →
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Alessandra Marinheiro

Latam Chief Executive Officer, ContourGlobal
Mrs Alessandra Marinheiro joined ContourGlobal in August 2009 as Business Development Vice-President for Brazil, where she successfully originated and structured greenfield wind and hydro projects. Alessandra is currently ContourGlobal’s LATAM CEO, where she is responsible for implementing growth strategies for the Latin America and strengthening the Company’s presence in this region. Prior to that, Alessandra worked for 12 years at... Read More →
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Li Yinsheng

Chief Executive Officer, Brazil, China Three Gorges
Educational background:  Bachelor’s degree in Science (1996) and Master’s degree in Engineering (2004) from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, He is a civil engineer, majored in water resources and hydropower. Li Yinsheng is CEO of CTG Brasil, meanwhile leads a team in China for business development and assets management in Europe, Americas and Australia; he also sits on the boards of CTG's investment arms in Luxembourg... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 7:45am - 8:50am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

9:00am

Summit Partner Opening Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Raymond S. Wood

Raymond S. Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ray serves as a Managing Director and Head of the Power and Renewables Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He leads coverage teams across a variety of client sectors including regulated utilities, independent power, alternative energy and private equity sponsors. Over Mr. Wood's 25-year career, he has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which have been named "Deal of the Year." He has... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:05am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

9:05am

Global Keynote: State of the industry
Bloomberg New Energy Finance executive keynote on the present and future of energy technologies and markets

Speakers
avatar for Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Founder and Advisory Board Chairman, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Michael Liebreich is the Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of research for decision-makers in the clean energy, water, carbon and power markets. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has close to 200 staff working out of 11 offices around the world. Michael founded the company in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009. | | Michael is a board... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 9:05am - 9:40am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

9:35am

Global Industry CEO Session: Partners, products and services
$68trillion (IEA) will be invested in the energy system to 2040. Oil and gas making up $25trillion (IEA) and power supply $12-20trillion (BNEF, IEA). How do major equipment, technology and service providers see the needs of their key partners changing and how are they evolving to support them?

Moderator
avatar for Nathaniel Bullard

Nathaniel Bullard

Global Head of Executive Insights, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nathaniel Bullard is Global Head of Executive Insights at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is responsible for executive-level engagements across sectors and geographies. His previous specialties include solar energy and new financial mechanisms for distributed energy deployment. He is based in Hong Kong, after working for BNEF in San Francisco and beginning with what was then New Energy Finance in Washington, DC. Nathaniel has been cited in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

Member of the Managing Board, Siemens
Lisa Davis is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. Appointed to the Siemens board in August 2014, she is responsible for the company’s Oil & Gas, and Power Generation businesses as well as for the Region North America and South America. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, she joined Chevron in 1985 and subsequently worked for Exxon Corporation before moving to... Read More →
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Scott Graybeal

Senior Vice President, Flex Energy Solutions
Scott Graybeal is Senior Vice President, for Flex Energy Solutions at Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is a $26B, Fortune Global 500, industry leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time... Read More →
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Anders Runevad

Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Born: 16 March 1960 | Nationality: Swedish | Resident: Sweden | Position: Group President & CEO, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (2013-)  Shareholding Vestas shareholding as per 24 February 2016: 11,452 shares. Competencies Education: | 1985-1989 MBA studies, University of Lund (SE) | 1980-1984 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Lund (SE) Former positions: | 2010-2013 President Region West &... Read More →
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Anil Srivastava

Chief Executive Officer, Leclanche
French, born 1960, joined the Company in June 2014 Mr Srivastava was the Chief Executive of Areva Renewables and a member of the Areva Group’s executive committee from January 2009 to December 2011. Until recently he was the Chief Executive of a large offshore wind business in Germany. He is an experienced executive with a strong track record in building global businesses. Prior to his activity at Areva, he has held senior executive... Read More →
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Maryrose T. Sylvester

President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Current
Maryrose Sylvester is President and CEO of Current, powered by GE — a first-of-its kind energy company that integrates GE’s LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle businesses with its industrial strength Predix platform to deliver cost effective, efficient energy solutions. | | Her career at GE began in 1987 at GE Motors in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She joined GE Lighting in the Sourcing operation and throughout the years held... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 9:35am - 10:20am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

10:25am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg LP and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as mayor of New York City, from 2002 through 2013. He began his career in 1966 with an entry-level job at Salomon Brothers, an investment firm. In 1981, he launched a technology startup to provide real-time data and analysis to the financial services industry. Bloomberg LP has since grown into a global company that has offices in 73 countries on six continents... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 10:25am - 10:35am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

10:35am

Global Policy Keynote
Speakers
avatar for John Kerry

John Kerry

Secretary, U.S. Department of State
On February 1, 2013, John Forbes Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States, becoming the first sitting Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman to become Secretary in over a century. Secretary Kerry joined the State Department after 28 years in the United States Senate, the last four as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, at Fitzsimons Army Hospital... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 10:35am - 11:00am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

11:00am

Coffee and Networking
Tuesday April 5, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

11:15am

US retail power plenary: the rise of distributed solar and smarter energy management
What is the state and what are the implications of retail rate reforms and the blurring of the boundary between transmission and distribution grids for distributed energy, energy storage applications, consumers and market players?

Moderator
avatar for Hugh Bromley

Hugh Bromley

Senior Research Associate, Lead Analyst – North America Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Hugh Bromley is a Senior Research Associate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance in New York, where he leads the firms’ analysis of North American solar markets, with a focus on distributed energy technologies, business models and financing vehicles. Hugh joined Bloomberg in New York in 2011, where he focused on US tax-equity finance models for small-scale PV. He later led Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s carbon, power & distributed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr.

Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International
Theodore F. Craver, Jr., is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and subsidiaries that are competitive businesses engaged in generation, delivery or use of electricity. Craver was elected to his current role in 2008, after having held the positions of president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission... Read More →
avatar for Ralph Izzo

Ralph Izzo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named as the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Mr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). He joined the company in 1992. Mr. Izzo is a well-known leader within the... Read More →
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Richard L. Kauffman

Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Richard Kauffman joined the administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “energy czar” in February of 2013. Mr. Kauffman oversees and manages New York State’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He was appointed... Read More →
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Jim Steffes

EVP External Affairs, Direct Energy
Jim Steffes has worked in the competitive energy industry for over 20 years.  He has served in various roles at several retail energy and wholesale commodity firms.  Jim is passionate about bringing together choice, sustainability, intelligence, and control to make energy markets work well for all consumers.  Most recently, Jim was Chief Executive Officer of Circular Energy, an innovative solar and energy solutions firm focusing... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 11:15am - 11:55am
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

11:55am

Firestarter: Electricity market regionalization
Moderator
avatar for Amy Grace

Amy Grace

Head of North American Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Amy Grace is head of North American research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She leads a team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the North American power sector. She previously was head of Wind Insight at BNEF, where she led research on the global wind sector. Amy has spoken at numerous international conferences and been quoted extensively in the media. She is a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angelina Galiteva

Angelina Galiteva

Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute; Member of the Board, CAISO
Angelina Galiteva was appointed by California’s Governor and confirmed by the State Senate to the 5 member Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator Corporation in 2011 and again in 2014. The Independent System Operator is responsible for the reliable operation of the power grid in the state of California and for the efficient operation of the electricity market, including the integration of renewable energy project... Read More →
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Jonathan M. Weisgall

Vice President, Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Jonathan Weisgall is Vice President for Government Relations for Berkshire Hathaway Energy. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies and vice president of the Geothermal Energy Association. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught a seminar on energy issues since 1990, and he has also guest lectured on energy issues at... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 11:55am - 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:05pm

Executive interview
Moderator
avatar for Ethan Zindler

Ethan Zindler

Head of Americas and Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ethan Zindler is Head of Americas and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. Zindler manages the company's analyst and commercial teams in New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo. He has also manages the production of Climatescope, a project to profile clean energy investment conditions in emerging markets underwritten by the the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Crane

David Crane

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy
During David's twelve year tenure as CEO, NRG grew to be a Fortune 250 company, engaging in conventional power generation and competitive retail electricity services as well as being at the forefront of leading next-generation clean energy technology development. Prior to NRG, David was president and chief executive officer of International Power Plc, a London-based FTSE 100 company.  David is a leading voice on climate change and the... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 12:05pm - 12:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:30pm

Regional Focus Lunch: Central Asia
Future of energy opportunities, Kazakhstan

Speakers:
Mr.Kairat Kulbayev, Head of Delegation, Astana EXPO 2017 
Ms. Aigerim Akiltayeva, International relations department, Astana EXPO 2017 
Anur Amanzholov, Nazarbayev University, Director EXPO Department, eBPa Astana EXPO 2017

*Hosted by Astana EXPO-2017

Moderator
avatar for Itamar Orlandi

Itamar Orlandi

Head of Applied Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Itamar manages the Applied Research practice at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He works with the firm’s sector experts and economic modelling teams, providing customized research on clean energy markets to a range of clients. Having joined the company in 2011, Itamar previously led BNEF’s Insight Service on the European emission trading system as part of the European Power and Carbon Markets team.  Most recently, Itamar has led... Read More →

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Kairat Kulbayev

Head of Delegation, Astana EXPO 2017
Kairat Kulbayev born June 2, 1972 in Atyrau region of the Republicof Kazakhstan. Born in a family of Rahimzhan Kulbaev, a mining engineer,and Nuken Kulbaeva, teacher. He married in 2000 and has two children.Kulbayev graduated from high school №29 in Almaty. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Businessin the specialty – «Management». Kairat Kulbayev worked as a music producer in the producer center... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:30pm

Regional Focus Lunch: Japan
Japan's energy market reforms: opportunities for investors

Japan is reforming its energy sector starting with completion of liberalisation of its $150bn electricity retail market. What opportunities will there for be international players? 

*Hosted by JETRO

Moderator
avatar for Ali Izadi-Najafabadi

Ali Izadi-Najafabadi

Head of Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Ali oversees an analyst team focused on research and analysis of Japan’s energy sector. His prior experience includes working at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems. Ali has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in Materials Science from Meijo... Read More →

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Takaya Kishi

Director, Policy Planning Division, Executive Office of Electricity Market Surveillance Commission, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Since the Commission established last September to carry out the most drastic electricity system reform ever in sixty years, he has been leading the electricity market surveillance and rule-making activities for Japan’s USD160 billion liberalized electricity market. (Work Experience) 2015-       Current position 2014-2015   Director, Trade Policy Division 2012-2014   Director... Read More →
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Daiki Nakajima

Project Manager, Business Development, JETRO New York
Daiki Nakajima is currently Project Manager for JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) specializing in promoting bilateral investments between US and Japan. His role on the team requires following the market in various industries spanning from energy, IT, finance, agriculture, and many more, both in the US and Japan while assisting Japan expansion strategies for the target industry clients. Most recently, Daiki has been appointed the Japan... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:30pm

Regional Focus Lunch: Latin America
Brazil Solar and Wind: Keeping pace with growth

*Hosted by Apex-Brasil

Moderator
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Lilian Alves

Head of Latin America Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Lilian Alves is the Head of Latin America Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets and renewable energy, looking at economic fundamentals, policy and regulation, development strategies and future trends for Latin America. After conducting in-depth analysis on the Brazilian and Chilean markets, Lilian now specializes on Mexico's power sector. She also leads the Climatescope project for Latin America, a report on the... Read More →

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Élbia Gannoum

President, ABEEólica - Brazilian Wind Power Association
Economist, PhD - With an academic background, she is specialized in Regulation and Electricity Markets, having written her Master and Doctoral Thesis on this subject, and has published over thirty articles about the electricity sector. She has been working in energy sector for more than 15 years. She has been the Executive President of ABEEÓLICA since September 2011. She started her career as Advisor at ANEEL (2000), and worked in the... Read More →
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Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia

Chief Executive Officer, Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR)
Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR – Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica). Brazilian representative at the International Forum of National PV Associations organized by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). Strategic advisor on Photovoltaics for Greenpeace Brazil. His academic background includes a PhD with honours in... Read More →
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Mauricio Tolmasquim

President, EPE
Mauricio Tiomno Tolmasquim, Production Engineer, Economist, Master in Energy Planning UFRJ, PhD in Development Economics from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS / Paris. He is the CEO of the Energy Research Office (EPE), member of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), member of the Monitoring Committee of the Electricity Sector (CMSE). | He was Deputy Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Coordinator of the... Read More →
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Maria Luisa Cravo Wittenberg

Investment Manager, Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)
Maria Luisa Cravo Wittenberg is the Investment Manager of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – Apex-Brasil – where she is responsible for activities related to investment attraction and Internationalization of Brazilian companies. She has been part of the Agency’s staff since 2007 and has extensive knowledge of Brazil, of its industry sectors and of the legislation related to foreign investment. Has also been... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

12:30pm

Regional Focus Lunch: Middle East and North Africa
Wind and Solar in the Middle East and North Africa

*Hosted by Masdar

Moderator
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Michael Wilshire

Head of Renewables, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham... Read More →

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Cyrille Arnould

Head of GEEREF, European Investment Bank
Cyrille joined GEEREF in 2008. Previously, he was a Senior Officer at EIB's Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Department, where he oversaw the development of private equity and microfinance portfolios. Prior to joining the EIB in 2003, Cyrille was a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation’s SME Department, which he joined after four years with IFC’s Financial Markets Group, Sub-Saharan Africa Department. He... Read More →
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Bader Al Lamki

Executive Director, Masdar Clean Energy
Bader oversees the effective Management of the Masdar Clean Energy business unit to achieveperformance excellence in all areas of green field development, investment (M&A) and operations ofrenewable energy utility scale projects, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, Waste to Energy andIndustrial Energy Efficiency solutions. | | A UAE national, Bader brings 18 years of outstanding experience in the Energy sector to Masdar throughwhich he... Read More →
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Carmelo Scalone

EVP Latam, Mena, Asia, EDF Energies Nouvelles
Carmelo Scalone holds Business Degrees from IESE Business School in Barcelona and Scuola di Direzione Aziendale of Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, as well as an Electrical Engineering Degree from La Sapienza University in Rome. | | He is currently based in Paris and has lived in Italy, Sweden and Spain. | | He has been working in the renewable industry since 2000. | | Since 2014, Mr. Scalone is Member of the Executive Committee of EDF... Read More →
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Jing Tian

Head of Global Marketing, Trina Solar
Dr. Jing Tian is the head of global marketing at Trina Solar USA.  Prior to joining Trina Solar, she was the director of product development at Nanosolar where she was responsible for the development of the thin film solar module.  She has also pioneered the development of the CPV module and tracker while at SolFocus.  Jing has many years of experiences in product development, product marketing, as well as supplier development... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

1:25pm

Can the US lead the global electric vehicle market?
Cumulative global EV sales hit 1 million in late 2015. If current growth patterns persist, the next million should take less than two years and the implications for global energy markets are growing. But is the US keeping pace with this change, or are other countries overtaking it as they look to build new globally competitive industries? What role will policy, infrastructure, new entrants and advances in battery technology play?


Moderator
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Claire Curry

Associate, Advanced Transport, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Claire Curry is an Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She is on the Advanced Transport team and writes about techno-economics, market sizes, company strategy and market forecasting for technologies including next-generation biofuels, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen and biochemicals. 

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Ken Karklin

Vice President and General Manager, Efficient Energy Systems, AeroVironment
Ken Karklin served in a range of functional and customer facing roles since joining AeroVironment in 2007. For the past year Karklin has served as the company’s director of corporate quality systems. Karklin previously held leadership roles at the company in Engineering, Operations, Program management and in the EES services group. Prior to joining AeroVironment, Karklin held engineering and engineering management roles at a... Read More →
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Michael Linse

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Michael Linse joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2009 and is a partner in KPCB’s Green Growth Fund (GGF), which supports young companies leading new markets in sustainable ways. Michael focuses on advances within the transportation, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and waste industries that are shaping global markets. Before joining KPCB, Michael managed Goldman Sachs’ alternative energy investing team within the... Read More →
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Mark McCall

Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark A. McCall was appointed by President Obama in July 2015 to serve as Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office (LPO) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. McCall oversees the program’s more than $30 billion portfolio of loans and loan guarantees, making it the largest project finance organization in the U.S. government.  Mr. McCall is responsible for ensuring that LPO carries out its mission to accelerate the deployment of... Read More →
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Levi Tillemann

Managing Partner, Valence Strategic
Dr. Levi Tillemann is responsible for electrification and autonomous vehicles. He has more than a decade of experience in automotive innovation and policy. He was the CEO of IRIS Engines, Inc., is author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and is a fellow at New America. Levi also recently finished an appointment as an advisor to the Obama administration at the Department of Energy. He holds a BA from Yale, a PhD... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

1:25pm

Market evolution: ERCOT-PJM

In an era of low gas prices and rising renewable penetration, markets are reconsidering the value of generating assets. This session will explore how two different regions are responding: through explicit capacity payments in PJM, and scarcity pricing in ERCOT.



Moderator
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Colleen Regan

Senior Analyst, North American Power and Environmental Markets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Colleen Regan is a Senior Analyst focusing on North American power and environmental markets at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She leads BNEF’s analysis on Environmental Protection Agency regulations and their impact on carbon emissions and electricity markets. Colleen is also responsible for forecasting carbon prices in regional cap-and-trade schemes, based on supply-demand fundamentals, policy developments, and market dynamics. Prior to... Read More →

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Frederick S. Bresler, III

Senior Vice President – Markets, PJM Interconnection
Frederick S. “Stu” Bresler, senior vice president - Markets, PJM Interconnection, is responsible for all aspects of PJM’s market operations, including the Capacity Market, the Day-ahead and Real-Time Energy Markets, Demand Response, the Ancillary Service markets, the Financial Transmission Rights Markets, the market efficiency component of the Regional Transmission Expansion Planning process, and the development and support of... Read More →
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Ben Pratt

President and Managing Director, Uniper Global Commodities NA
Ben Pratt is President and Managing Director of Uniper Global Commodities NA (formerly E.ON Global Commodities).  Uniper is establishing itself as a physical power and gas trader and hedge service provider, offering hedging structures to both wind and thermal generation developers as well as industrial end users.  Prior to joining Uniper, Mr. Pratt was Head of European power and gas trading for Castleton Commodities (CCI)in... Read More →
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Khalil Shalabi

Vice President of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning, Austin Energy
Khalil Shalabi Joined Austin Energy in December of 2013 as Vice President of Energy Market Operations and Resource Planning.  On his arrival Khalil worked with myriad stakeholders to develop and update the Austin Energy Generation Resource Plan which was approved by Austin City Council in December 2014.   This far reaching plan provides for 950 MWs of solar energy, 1,400 MWs of wind, 1200 MWs of Energy Efficiency programs tied... Read More →
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Randa Stephenson

Vice President of Wholesale Markets, Lower Colorado River Authority
Randa Stephenson is currently the Vice President of Wholesale Markets for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) focusing on business development, customer partnerships and regulatory advocacy. She has over nineteen years of energy utilities experience in the areas of asset management, finance, compliance, and governmental and regulatory affairs. Prior to LCRA, Randa Stephenson held numerous management roles at Energy Future Holdings... Read More →
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Lance R. Titus

Managing Director, Head of Trading, Guzman Energy
Lance Titus is Managing Director and Head of Trading for Guzman Energy. In this role, he leads and oversees all aspects of trading and business development for the Guzman Energy platform. Prior to joining Guzman Energy, Lance served as Senior Vice President of Trading and Head of Environmental Products at Twin Eagle Resource Management. He brings over 20-years of commodity trading experience to Guzman Energy and has held senior leadership... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

1:25pm

US Election 2016 Outlook: America’s next leaders, and why it matters
Americans in November 2016 will elect the next president and decide whether Republicans will continue to control both houses of Congress. The country’s new leadership will set the pace and agenda for implementing the Clean Power Plan and the Paris climate accord and determine the fate of key issues such as renewable energy incentives and carbon pricing.

Moderator
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Stephen Munro

US Policy Analyst and Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Stephen Munro is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s US policy analyst and editor. He researches and produces reports and presentations on federal and state policy, legislation and regulation affecting the finance and deployment of low-carbon energy.   Stephen also produces and maintains Americas records in BNEF’s New Energy Policy Library, a proprietary reference service, and edits BNEF’s daily Americas news coverage. He... Read More →

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Phyllis Cuttino

Director, Clean Energy Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Phyllis Cuttino directs Pew’s clean energy initiative, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation. Pew advocates for national energy policies that enhance industrial energy efficiency, expand energy research and development and deploy advanced transportation and renewable technologies. | | She joined the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 as... Read More →
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Jay Faison

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ClearPath Foundation
Jay Faison is the Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions.  | | Jay is also the Founder and Chairman of SnapAV, a high growth company that designs and distributes more than 2,000 audio-video related products to technology integrators worldwide.  SnapAV has been named to the prestigious INC 500/5000 List, which ranks the fastest growing privately held companies in... Read More →
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Katherine Hamilton

Principal, 38 North Solutions
Katherine is a principal and co-founder of 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm specializing in clean energy and innovation. Katherine ran the GridWise Alliance, focused on smart grid and served as policy advisor for Good Energies, a private investment company with a clean energy portfolio. She led American Bioenergy Association, developing renewable portfolio standards in states, including Maryland and New Jersey. At the National... Read More →
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Bill Ritter, Jr.

Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
Bill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University which launched on February 1, 2011. The Center employs an assistant director, three senior policy advisors, an executive assistant and a team of student researchers. The Center works directly with governors, legislators, regulators, planners, policymakers, and other decision makers. It provides technical assistance to help... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

2:15pm

Corporate procurement: what are buyers looking for?

Over a third of US clean-power contracts signed last year were with non-utility buyers – from the Fortune 500 to the US military. Is this a bubble, or just the beginning?

BNEF's research team will present recent work on corporate procurement models and trends, and host a panel to understand what buyers are looking for, and how this is changing.

With presentation by: Nathan Serota, Senior Analyst, BNEF

Moderator
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Jacqueline Lilinshtein

Senior Associate, Clean Energy Economics, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jacqueline Lilinshtein has worked at Bloomberg New Energy Finance as a Senior Associate in finance and energy economics. Her research focused on analysing trends in global renewable finance and tracking developments in corporate procurement. Currently, she works on the product strategy and marketing team, tasked with developing concepts into useful products for BNEF clients.
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Nathan Serota

Analyst, US Solar and Clean Energy Economics, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Nathan Serota is a US Solar and Clean Energy Economics Analyst for Bloomberg New Energy Finance. His responsibilities include covering, interpreting and forecasting developments in US photovoltaic markets, with a main focus on the 'downstream' elements of solar (deployment) and where investment risks and opportunities lie.   Nathan has also completed research on the clean energy debt capital markets (green bonds and solar... Read More →

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Gary Demasi

Director, Data Center Energy and Location Strategy, Google Inc.
Gary has over 18 years of strategy development, corporate site selection, and negotiations experience covering a wide range of industries and operational areas.  He has personally managed projects involving hundreds of millions of dollars of capital expenditures, and has executed strategic projects on five continents.   In Gary’s current role, he develops overall direction for Google’s global data center site strategy... Read More →
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Lily Donge

Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Lily Donge is a Principal with RMI’s electricity practice, where she leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily focuses on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy. She is exploring new markets for the rapid uptake of renewable energy and developing tools and products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. Lily joined RMI in December 2014. BACKGROUND Lily comes to RMI with over 17 years experience in... Read More →
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Brian Janous

Director of Energy Strategy, Microsoft
Brian is responsible for leading the development and execution of Microsoft’s global data center energy strategy. These data centers provide the foundational cloud infrastructure for over 200 Microsoft online and cloud services for consumers and businesses worldwide. His responsibilities include oversight of all energy supply agreements, distributed generation, and strategic partnerships to ensure a power supply that is reliable and... Read More →
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Rob Threlkeld

Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors
Rob Threlkeld is Global Manager, Renewable Energy for General Motors. In this role he manages the more than 100 megawatts of renewable energy that make up GM’s global renewable energy portfolio and assesses  the feasibility of future projects as they pertain to GM’s overall sustainability strategy. Threlkeld is responsible for negotiating long-term power purchase agreements with projects underway at various facilities across... Read More →
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Bill Weihl

Director of Sustainability, Facebook
Bill Weihl is Director of Sustainability at Facebook.  His group directs work on sustainability and energy efficiency across the company, driving projects to track and reduce the company's environmental footprint in all aspects of its operations.  They also work collaboratively with other companies to scale sustainability solutions across the IT industry and into other industries.  Prior to Facebook, Bill was Green Energy Czar at... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

2:15pm

Integrating renewables: operational challenges
What are the critical operational challenges around integrating solar and wind, and how do these differ across markets? What are the opportunities for flexible technologies? BNEF's research team will present their recent work on this topic and facilitate a discussion.


Moderator
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Monne Depraetere

Lead Analyst, European Power, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Monne is the Lead Power Analyst in Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, where he specialises in market reform and power system modelling. His most recent work focuses on power system flexibility, identifying the challenges and business opportunities around the growing share of solar and wind generation in European power markets. He also provides regular analysis on capacity mechanisms. Monne joined BNEF from... Read More →

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Michael J. Kormos

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, PJM Interconnection
Mr. Kormos is responsible for all services that touch reliability, including system operations, system planning, information and technology services, security and regional coordination. In his role, Mr. Kormos oversees the reliable operation and coordination of PJM bulk power system through load estimating, scheduling monitoring and the developing as well as supporting the technological infrastructure to support the organization. Since 2011... Read More →
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Sergej Mahnovski

Director, Utility of the Future Team, Con Edison
Dr. Sergej Mahnovski is Director of the Utility of the Future team at Con Edison. He formerly served as the head of New York City’s energy and sustainability agency for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where his team was awarded the Citizens Budget Commission Prize for Public Service Innovation in 2013. Previously, Sergej was Director in the Global Power Group at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a Doctoral Fellow at RAND Corporation... Read More →
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Ken McIntyre

Executive Vice President, The Anfield Group
Ken McIntyre is the Executive Vice President of The Anfield Group Inc., a technical and regulatory consultancy group specializing in the reliable operations and security of critical infrastructure. Prior to joining The Anfield Group, Ken was an Officer and the Vice President of Grid Planning and Operations for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, overseeing grid planning and real time operations. Mr. McIntyre joined ERCOT in 2007 and was a... Read More →
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Emilie Nelson

Vice President of Market Operations, New York Independent System Operator
Emilie Nelson is the Vice President of Market Operations for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which operates New York’s high-voltage transmission system, manages the state’s competitive wholesale electricity markets, and conducts comprehensive power system planning. Ms. Nelson has over 15 years experience in the power industry and currently leads the NYISO Market Operations team with responsibility for the... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

2:15pm

The best US region for a wind development pipeline
For the next five years, where is the best place to have a wind development pipeline? Lower wind resource regions with high electricity and renewable energy credit (REC) prices? In states most affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan? Or high wind resource regions with the lowest costs to build?

Moderator
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Amy Grace

Head of North American Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Amy Grace is head of North American research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She leads a team responsible for producing and communicating analysis on the economics, policy, and strategic dynamics of the North American power sector. She previously was head of Wind Insight at BNEF, where she led research on the global wind sector. Amy has spoken at numerous international conferences and been quoted extensively in the media. She is a graduate of... Read More →

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PJ Deschenes

Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
PJ Deschenes is a Partner in the New York office of GCA. He has over 12 years of experience advising companies and investors in a variety of Sustainable Infrastructure sectors. PJ focuses on cleaner conventional energy and environmental services and offers expertise in M&A, project finance, and financial structuring. PJ joined GCA from GE Energy Financial Services where he worked on equity investments in wind, biomass, and solar energy... Read More →
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Rob Freeman

Chief Executive Officer, Tradewind Energy
Rob Freeman is a founding member and owner of Tradewind Energy. Before founding Tradewind , Rob was Senior Vice President of Capacity Services-Global for Aquila, Inc., a Fortune 60 energy company based in Kansas City. In that position, Rob had responsibility for development and acquisitions of gas storage facilities and independent power projects in Europe and Canada. Under his management, Capacity Services-Global developed a... Read More →
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Blake Nixon

President, Geronimo Energy
Blake Nixon is the President of Geronimo Energy.  Since becoming its President in 2008, Blake has led Geronimo’s growth into a leading independent North American renewable energy project development company.  As the company’s President, Blake provides the strategic and operational leadership for the company.  Prior to Geronimo, Blake served as a Principal at the family investment office of Geronimo Founder and... Read More →
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David Savage

Vice President, Pioneer Green Energy
David Savage is Vice President and a member of the Board of Managers of Pioneer Green Energy, an Austin, Texas-based developer of utility-scale wind and solar projects. Pioneer Green was started in 2009 by a group of renewable energy industry veterans and has since developed over 1,000 MW of wind and solar projects in operation or under construction in Texas, California and Maryland. David has extensive experience negotiating project contracts... Read More →
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Tyson Utt

Senior Director of Project Development, Apex Clean Energy
Tyson leads Apex Clean Energy’s origination and development of projects within the Mid-Atlantic region. He is responsible for the regional strategic planning, policy & regulatory affairs, key stakeholder relations, and coordination of wind and solar activities within this market. Prior to joining Apex, Tyson was a Project Development Manager with Horizon Wind Energy EDPR where he contributed to the development and construction of over... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

3:00pm

Coffee and Networking
Tuesday April 5, 2016 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

3:20pm

After Paris: how will things be different?
COP21 in Paris exceeded expectations on the degree of alignment achieved, setting a clear strategic direction and pragmatic medium term milestones.  Practically though what are the implications of this and how have the actions of players inside the negotiating circle and outside changed as a result?


Moderator
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Michael Liebreich

Founder and Advisory Board Chairman, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Michael Liebreich is the Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of research for decision-makers in the clean energy, water, carbon and power markets. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has close to 200 staff working out of 11 offices around the world. Michael founded the company in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009. | | Michael is a board... Read More →

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Delphine Eyraud

Senior policy adviser, international climate negotiations, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
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Zia Khan

VP, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation
As vice president for Initiatives and Strategy, Dr. Khan oversees the Foundation’s approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. He leads the program team in New York, Bangkok, and Nairobi and their work in searching for new opportunities, developing strategies, and executing initiatives. He also provides direction for the Foundation’s commitment to supporting new innovations and capacities in... Read More →
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Bader Al Lamki

Executive Director, Masdar Clean Energy
Bader oversees the effective Management of the Masdar Clean Energy business unit to achieveperformance excellence in all areas of green field development, investment (M&A) and operations ofrenewable energy utility scale projects, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, Waste to Energy andIndustrial Energy Efficiency solutions. | | A UAE national, Bader brings 18 years of outstanding experience in the Energy sector to Masdar throughwhich he... Read More →
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Jeff McDermott

Managing Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
Jeff McDermott is the Managing Partner of Greentech Capital Advisors and has over 30 years of transactionexperience working on mergers and acquisitions and financings. He has strong relationships with large globalcompanies and extensive transaction valuation, negotiation, and structuring experience. Jeff believes that properlystructured investments, partnerships, and acquisitions can create win-win outcomes for leading SustainableInfrastructure... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

4:00pm

Global Investor Session: changing outlook and opportunities for investors
Leading investors and advisors outline where they are looking for investments, the risks and opportunities they see and how they expect this to change over the next two years.


Moderator
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Dan Shurey

Clean Energy Economics Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Based in New York, Dan Shurey leads research and analysis of clean energy economics for the Americas region at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Dan previously led Bloomberg’s analysis of North American wind energy andpolicy, specializing in O&M strategy. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Dan worked on the Global Redesign Initiative of the World Economic Forum and holds a BSc in Environmental Geoscience with Italian from the University of... Read More →

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Kyle Jones Baker

Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Kyle Jones Baker is a Managing Director in Guggenheim's Investment Banking Department focused on the power and energy sectors, with particular expertise in power infrastructure, energy services, energy efficiency, energy technology and connected infrastructure.  She has a track record of working with both large diversified companies as well as specialized companies to achieve their strategic objectives in these sectors.  Kyle has nearly... Read More →
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Leslie D. Biddle

Partner & President, Serengeti Asset Management
Leslie D. Biddle joined Serengeti in 2013. Previously, she was Global Head of Commodity Sales at Goldman Sachs and the CFO of the firm’s investments in the metals and mining sector. She held positions as head of Power, Metals/Industrial, Latin American and Environmental Commodities. She was responsible for many of the structured transactions in the private equity and power spaces including the monetization of Allegheny DWR Contract, the... Read More →
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Suzanne Buchta

Managing Director, Green Bonds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Suzanne Buchta is a managing director in Debt Capital Markets and a 16-year veteran at Bank ofAmerica Merrill Lynch. Her team work across global regions and industry lines to advise capital marketsclients on product-specific financings, including Green Bonds. | | Buchta has been active in advising issuers and consulting investors on Green Bonds since 2010. Herteam brought the first retail Green Bonds in 2011, met with green bond investors around... Read More →
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David L. Giordano

Managing Director, BlackRock
David L. Giordano, Managing Director, is a member of the Renewable Power Group, within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). As head of the North American Investment team, he is responsible for originating investment opportunities, establishing industry partnerships, and leading transactions associated with securing investment opportunities. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Giordano was the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

4:40pm

Special Awards Session: Finance for Resilience
Each year, we identify and showcase high impact innovations to speed up the provision of finance for clean energy in developed and developing countries. Winners are selected by the Summit delegates.

Moderator
avatar for Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Dr. Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative. She leads CPI’s global climate finance program and directs the Venice office’s research and operations. In 2014, Barbara was named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change. She directs CPI’s work as Secretariat of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a new public-private initiative that identifies cutting edge climate... Read More →

Tuesday April 5, 2016 4:40pm - 5:50pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

5:50pm

Summit Chair's Wrap
The Summit Chairs share what they've learnt or observed during the meeting.

Speakers
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Jon Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Jon Moore is currently CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance after leading the firm's operations for six years. He has 20 years' experience of building professional service firms in the financial services industry, advising clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Jon spent a decade at J P Morgan, supporting their Commodities business and Accenture within their Financial Services practice, including two years... Read More →


Tuesday April 5, 2016 5:50pm - 6:00pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017

6:00pm

Summit Close
Tuesday April 5, 2016 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Grand Hyatt New York 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017