A Net-Zero Energy System for All | June 28 - 30, 2021

A Net-Zero Energy System for All | June 28 - 30, 2021


Agenda Overview

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time.

Breakout Sessions   

Fireside Chats    

          TIME          
MONDAY, JUNE 28 TUESDAY, JUNE 29 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakout Session

A Net-Zero Electric System for All
The electric grid will be asked to perform as never before—accelerating the elimination of carbon, adapting to severe climate impacts and addressing long-standing issues of equity and affordability. What must we do to accomplish these goals?

Breakout Session

Affordability—The Achilles Heel of Decarbonization?
We have made tremendous strides in just the last few years with a growing commitment to a clean energy transition for all. The larger challenge? Delivering practical and scalable—yet affordable—decarbonization solutions that meet the needs of every community.

Breakout Session

The Low-Carbon Connection—Bridging the Gaps in a Net-Zero Energy System
Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will require addressing all of the 'hard-to-decarbonize' applications and working to ensure the availability of a variety of practical clean energy. Join this stage-setting discussion on the status and future of low-carbon resources.

       

Break

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Fireside Chats

A Framework for Electrifying Economies
With leaders from two key international energy organizations, this session will tackle the challenges facing both rural and urban economies as they seek to decarbonize equitably and with economic benefit to all their communities.

Fireside Chat

Equity, Environmental Justice, and Affordability for the Clean Energy Transition
As the U.S. takes major steps to achieve bold new carbon reduction goals, equity and environmental justice must be pillars of a customer-focused clean energy transition. Near-term decisions by industry and government leaders will determine the distribution of decarbonization costs and benefits in the years ahead. This discussion will address equity and environmental justice issues for impacted communities—both those that exist now and new challenges to come. Plus, how the industry and utilities can help their customers and their communities adapt to such rapid change.

Fireside Chats

Net Zero by 2050—A Roadmap for the Global Energy Industry
Reaching net zero by 2050 requires international collaboration across the energy industry. This session takes a closer look at how the international community is approaching aggressive decarbonization through technology advancements and policy considerations.

       
Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Session

Putting Flexibility to Work
Electrifying and decarbonizing our economy will add millions of devices whose flexibility and connectivity could revolutionize how we deliver electricity and manage the grid—if we can harness the inherent complexity of hundreds of millions of resources to deliver value to both customers and the grid.

Breakout Session

Mobility and Justice for All
There may be no greater equity opportunity than providing clean, affordable transportation and mobility solutions—opportunities that reduce household energy expenses, increase personal mobility and productive work and support and create jobs—while protecting the local and global environments.

Breakout Session

Delivering on Zero-Carbon Hydrogen
Explore and discuss the many pathways for producing, transporting, storing and dispensing the vast quantities of hydrogen needed to bridge the gaps as we fully decarbonize our economy.

       
Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Breakout Session

Raising the Bar on Resilience
How reliable and effective is your resilience solution? With a growing challenge to incorporate more variable generation and expand electrification efforts, we’ll discuss customer backup solutions that can be leveraged to extract the maximum cross-stakeholder benefit.

Breakout Session

A Little Bit Urban, A Little Bit Rural - Decarbonization for All Communities
Impacted communities come in different shapes and sizes—yet all bear disproportionate burdens of climate change and accompanying costs of adaption and mitigation measures. Technology, business models and programs must all work together to enable affordable decarbonization and strengthen local economies.

Breakout Session

Hydrogen—Where Does It Plug In?
Where does hydrogen save the day, tackling the hardest-to-decarbonize applications? And where does it run headlong into technical obstacles or competition from other clean energy solutions? Join a spirited and honest discussion of how and where to realize the potential of this resource.

       
Day Concludes Day Concludes Forum Concludes

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time.

Breakout Sessions

Fireside Chats

TIME
MONDAY, June 28

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakout Session

A Net-Zero Electric System for All
The electric grid will be asked to perform as never before—accelerating the elimination of carbon, adapting to severe climate impacts and addressing long-standing issues of equity and affordability. What must we do to accomplish these goals?

Break

 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fireside Chats

A Framework for Electrifying Economies
With leaders from two key international energy organizations, this session will tackle the challenges facing both rural and urban economies as they seek to decarbonize equitably and with economic benefit to all their communities.

Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Session

Putting Flexibility to Work
Electrifying and decarbonizing our economy will add millions of devices whose flexibility and connectivity could revolutionize how we deliver electricity and manage the grid—if we can harness the inherent complexity of hundreds of millions of resources to deliver value to both customers and the grid.

Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Breakout Session

Raising the Bar on Resilience
How reliable and effective is your resilience solution? With a growing challenge to incorporate more variable generation and expand electrification efforts, we’ll discuss customer backup solutions that can be leveraged to extract the maximum cross-stakeholder benefit.

TIME
TUESDAY, June 29

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakout Session

Affordability—The Achilles Heel of Decarbonization?
We have made tremendous strides in just the last few years with a growing commitment to a clean energy transition for all. The larger challenge? Delivering practical and scalable—yet affordable—decarbonization solutions that meet the needs of every community.

Break

 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fireside Chat

Equity, Environmental Justice, and Affordability for the Clean Energy Transition
As the U.S. takes major steps to achieve bold new carbon reduction goals, equity and environmental justice must be pillars of a customer-focused clean energy transition. Near-term decisions by industry and government leaders will determine the distribution of decarbonization costs and benefits in the years ahead. This discussion will address equity and environmental justice issues for impacted communities—both those that exist now and new challenges to come. Plus, how the industry and utilities can help their customers and their communities adapt to such rapid change.

Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Session

Mobility and Justice for All
There may be no greater equity opportunity than providing clean, affordable transportation and mobility solutions—opportunities that reduce household energy expenses, increase personal mobility and productive work and support and create jobs—while protecting the local and global environments.

Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Breakout Session

A Little Bit Urban, A Little Bit Rural—Decarbonization for All Communities
Impacted communities come in different shapes and sizes—yet all bear disproportionate burdens of climate change and accompanying costs of adaption and mitigation measures. Technology, business models and programs must all work together to enable affordable decarbonization and strengthen local economies.

TIME
WEDNESDAY, June 30

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakout Session

The Low-Carbon Connection—Bridging the Gaps in a Net-Zero Energy System
Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 will require addressing all of the 'hard-to-decarbonize' applications and working to ensure the availability of a variety of practical clean energy. Join this stage-setting discussion on the status and future of low-carbon resources.

Break

 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fireside Chats

Net Zero by 2050—A Roadmap for the Global Energy Industry

Reaching net zero by 2050 requires international collaboration across the energy industry. This session takes a closer look at how the international community is approaching aggressive decarbonization through technology advancements and policy considerations.

Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Session

Delivering on Zero-Carbon Hydrogen
Explore and discuss the many pathways for producing, transporting, storing and dispensing the vast quantities of hydrogen needed to bridge the gaps as we fully decarbonize our economy.

Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Breakout Session

Hydrogen—Where Does It Plug In?
Where does hydrogen save the day, tackling the hardest-to-decarbonize applications? And where does it run headlong into technical obstacles or competition from other clean energy solutions? Join a spirited and honest discussion of how and where to realize the potential of this resource.

Forum Concludes