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Power And Utilities At A Crossroads: Renewables And The Future Of Generation - Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago
Join us for a complimentary breakfast event and networking session with leading S&P Global industry experts.
Low demand growth and falling prices are driving changes in the U.S. generating fleet. An increase of distributed energy resources on the grid has power and utility companies facing transformation and disruption at an unseen scale and pace. How do businesses adapt to emerging principles of policy and market design, and then harness core competencies to pivot into new or changing sectors?
Our discussion will cover:
How much green? How much gas? A generation market size forecast
Wind, solar, natural gas: Where can opportunities and ROI be found?
Understanding the implications of decentralization, digitization and electrification
Carbon pricing risk and the pathway to 2 degrees Celsius
The outlook for energy storage and electric vehicles
Bethany GorhamSenior Product Manager, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Bethany is a Senior Product Manager with the Energy and Commodities group at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Full Bio
Bethany is a Senior Product Manager with the Energy and Commodities group at S&P Global Market Intelligence. She oversees the data and content strategies for renewable energy, energy storage, and ESG business segments served by the Market Intelligence platform. Her focus is on building data products that help utilities, investors, and policy makers understand and address critical challenges surrounding climate change, grid resiliency, and the transition to a low-carbon energy economy. Additionally, Bethany participates heavily in cross-divisional data collaboration on S&P Global’s ESG Task Force, working with Ratings, Indices, TruCost, and Platts. In 2017, Bethany was recognized and awarded the 30 Under 30 recognition by the Juniors in Energy Finance Organization. Prior to joining S&P Global, Bethany worked for Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and for U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a technical analyst. Bethany has a Master’s in Environmental Management and Climate Sustainability from Harvard University and a BBA in Finance and Marketing, Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University. Minimize
Libby BernickManaging Director and Global Head, Trucost Corporate Business, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Libby Bernick is Managing Director and Global Head of Trucost Corporate Business, with S&P Global Dow Jones Indices, which works with corporations and investors to assess and price risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Full Bio
Libby Bernick is Managing Director and Global Head of Trucost Corporate Business, with S&P Global Dow Jones Indices, which works with corporations and investors to assess and price risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Libby leads the global business unit responsible for new product development, research, sales, and service delivery for Trucost’s corporate business, including impact analysis of bonds and corporate ESG disclosure to investors. She has worked for over 25 years to advance sustainability and climate initiatives, and is a regular speaker at international industry events and frequent commentator in the media on corporate sustainability, sustainable finance and greener product production. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology, and a Master’s in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Delaware, and is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED AP BD+C accredited. Minimize
Roman KramarchukHead of Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Roman Kramarchuk is Head of Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, with S&P Global Platts Analytics. Full Bio
Roman Kramarchuk is Head of Energy Scenarios, Policy & Technology Analytics, with S&P Global Platts Analytics. He leads efforts to understand and incorporate the implications of energy policy changes and technology advancements on energy market outlooks with a special focus on emissions and clean energy. He oversees the Platts Analytics Scenario Planning Service, providing long-term market views (including 2 degree scenarios) and assessments of the pace of transformation, as well as the GHG and North American Environmental Markets Services, analyzing environmental markets and policies. Prior to joining PIRA, now a part of S&P Global Platts, he was at the U.S. EPA, developing key regulations at the Clean Air Markets Division. With both PG&E NEG and PA Consulting /PHB Hagler Bailly, he evaluated strategies regarding power sector fuel choice and capital investments and advised on plant development, acquisition, and asset valuation. Roman also worked on international projects to develop power markets and regulatory capacity in the former Soviet Union and India. At the Federal Reserve Board, Roman analyzed trends in industrial production. He has an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a BA in economics and BSE in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Minimize
Steve PiperResearch Director, Energy, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Has extensive knowledge of electric power markets as well as developments in upstream oil, natural gas, and coal industries domestically and internationally. Full Bio
Has extensive knowledge of electric power markets as well as developments in upstream oil, natural gas, and coal industries domestically and internationally. Has managed existing forecast services and launched new services aimed at energy trading and risk management segment. Has managed teams of 8-10 professionals. Served as principal author of written reports, articles for publication, and oral presentations for clients, conferences, and webinars. Experienced modeler utilizing software for electricity market simulation.
Specialties: Specialist in power and upstream fuels market forecasting, forward curve estimation, asset valuation, demand forecasting, power resource planning, and environmental analysis. Minimize
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