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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Building for Tomorrow - SSF21
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO and Co-Founder
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Senior Director of Research
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Resilience, Renewables and Innovation
Frank Almaraz
Frank Almaraz
CPS Energy, Chief Power, Sustainability, & Business Development Officer
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO and Co-Founder

A look at the goals, progress, and impact of CPS Energy's FlexPower Bundle and what this means for San Antonio.

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Solar Equity
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Austin Energy, Environmental Program Coordinator
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research Analyst
Jason Pittman
Jason Pittman
Big Sun Solar, Co-Founder and President
Safiyyah Khan
Safiyyah Khan
BlueWave Solar, VP of Marketing

Renewables are reshaping relationships between providers and customers more rapidly than ever before. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic and various inclement weather events have proven that not everyone has access to the benefits. Providers have the opportunity to address equity issues in communities through unique models and programs. This panel will explore what role providers play in making sure solar is equitable for all.

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Froliq XR Presents: Austin Energized
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Austin Energy, Environmental Program Coordinator
Rebekah Diaz
Rebekah Diaz
Froliq, XR Strategist
Jorge Ortiz
Jorge Ortiz
Froliq, Director - Mixed Reality
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Innovating Within and Without
Austin Rosenbaum
Austin Rosenbaum
DemandIQ, CEO
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Online Content Editor
Debbie Brodt-Giles
Debbie Brodt-Giles
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Data Science and Innovation Group Manager
Heather Hochrein
Heather Hochrein
EV Match, CEO

Innovation is often thought of as the development and debut of a technology or strategy that has never been seen by anyone before, but innovation can come from the incorporation of existing products and principles to an organization to do things in a way that has never been done at that company. This panel will cover the different ways that innovation can manifest in the industry and how innovative culture and leadership can change an organization, an industry, and even the world.

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The Green Bank Movement
Duanne Andrade
Duanne Andrade
Solar Energy Loan Fund, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer
Alex Kragie
Alex Kragie
Coalition for Green Capital, Director of the American Green Bank Consortium
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Senior Director of Research
Eric Shrago
Eric Shrago
Connecticut Green Bank, Managing Director

The energy transition won't be complete without all communities being able to participate. But upfront costs for clean energy solutions are barriers even for middle class populations. Regionally, "green banks" have been devising innovative funding solutions that grant access to clean energy for several years. Now, there is a push for a National Climate Bank. This panel will discuss:

  • How a National Climate Bank would expand access to capital and accelerate the transition while creating jobs
  • Creative solutions green banks are implementing
  • How stakeholders can work together to provide clean energy opportunities to individuals and communities
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

- CDT
Zpryme Opening Address
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Senior Director of Research
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO and Co-Founder
- CDT
Community Centric Solar Programs
Rick Luna
Rick Luna
CPS Energy, Director of Technology & Product Innovation

How CPS Energy is helping and enabling energy savvy customers break new ground in solar adoption

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At Capacity
Donny Holaschutz
Donny Holaschutz
inodu, Energy and Sustainability Consultant
Cyrus Etemadi
Cyrus Etemadi
Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, Vice President of Development
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Online Content Editor

As battery and long duration solutions become more viable, how do we plan for adding storage to capacity markets? How do we define the market incentives, and what are the system constraints?

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Zero Emissions by 2030
Lora Anguay
Lora Anguay
SMUD, Chief Zero Carbon Officer

Earlier this year, Sacramento Municipal Utility District announced their 2030 Clean Energy Vision, a path to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from their electric generation by 2030. Hear from newly appointed Chief Zero Carbon Officer, Lora Anguay, about why SMUD set this ambitious goal, how they plan to achieve it, and what it means for customers.

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Regulating for Tomorrow
Brian Bradford
Brian Bradford
Oracle, Vice President of Strategy
Commissioner Carrie Zalewski
Commissioner Carrie Zalewski
Illinois Commerce Commission, Chairman
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research Analyst

Renewables are front and center in upcoming infrastructure plans that double down on green energy and economic development. But the rise of new models can prove challenging for energy providers to fully harness these opportunities. What role does regulation play in shaping communities of the future and how does it impact the solar and storage industries specifically?

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Transportation Electrification + Storage
Stina Brock
Stina Brock
Proterra, VP of Business Development
Laurel Morris
Laurel Morris
Zpryme, Campaign Manager

Decarbonizing transportation not only makes for cleaner air, but offers new opportunities for battery storage and backup power for the grid. This fireside chat will discuss how utilities and other organizations can plan for fleet electrification, grid challenges in electrifying fleets, and the importance of stakeholder partnerships.

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