Keynote Address: Jim Robo
Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy
Mr. Robo leads NextEra Energy, the largest wind and solar renewable energy generation company in the world and parent company to Florida Power & Light, one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the U.S.

Keynote Address: Belgacem Chariag
President of Global Operations at Baker Hughes Incorporated
Mr. Chariag leads the company’s global operations organization, responsible for world-class operational performance, exceptional service and sales execution, and delivering strong operating profits. 

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Keynote Address: Sonny Wu
Chairman of GSR Capital, Co-founder of GSR Ventures
Mr. Wu focuses on investments in the new materials and new energy sectors, and is dedicated to supporting domestic Chinese start-ups and scaling mature technologies in China. 

October 8, 2016
Agenda & Logistics


Kassia Yanosek
Partner, McKinsey & Company, and Founder of Tana Energy Capital

Oleg Mikhailov
Partner and Managing Director, Energy Practice, BCG


Jarett Carson
Managing Director, EnerTech Capital

Kate Richard
Founder and CEO, Warwick Energy Group


Jens Nielsen
CEO of World Climate Ltd.

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Bill Lese
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures

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Peter Harding
CEO of Kelvin Inc.

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Alex Robart
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Unconventional Capital

Duval Yaeger
Vice President of Product Marketing, Redline Communications

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Richard Vietor
Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


Rohit Modi
Chief Executive of the Solar Division at Suzlon

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James Bowen
Director of Vertex Energia Mexico

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Daniel Snow
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Mark Pastrone
Vice President of Business Development, SemaConnect

John Di Donato
Vice President of Wind Development, NextEra Energy

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Blaine Collison
Managing Director, Altenex


Russell Tencer
Founder and CEO of United Wind

Hyder Kazimi
Partner, McKinsey & Company


Eric Liaw
Managing Director, Blackstone Energy


Gerrit Nicholas
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Orion Energy Partners

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Roger Huang
Principal, Natural Resources, CPP Investment Board


Charles Leykum
Founder and Managing Partner, CSL Capital


Shaun Finnie
Senior Managing Director and Head of Oil & Gas Acquisition & Divestiture Advisory Business, Evercore Partners

Flavio da Silveira Pinheiro
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, InterEnergy Partners

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Tanuj Deora
Chief Strategy Officer of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

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Tim Larrison
Chief Financial Officer of Green Charge Networks

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Vijay Singh
Executive Director of Business Development for Energy Storage, NextEra Energy

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Colleen Calhoun
Director of Business Development and Partnerships, GE Current


Lance Brasher
Partner and Global Head of Energy & Infrastructure at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Daniel Hullah
Managing Director, GE Ventures

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Eva Lerner-Lam
Director of Eastern U.S. Business for BYD Motors, Inc.

Shannon Miller
CEO, EtaGen

Joseph R. Mitchell
President and CEO of UQM Technologies

Patrick Hurley
Chief Technology Officer at A123 Systems


Rachel Jiang
Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Environmental and Power Markets Analyst

Paul Gaynor
Co-Founder and CEO of Longroad Energy Partners; Former CEO of First Wind

Libby Wayman
Global Director of Ecomagination at GE


Mitchell Goldstein
VP Finance and CFO, Nuclear Fleet at NextEra Energy


Ben Sampson
Director at GE Ventures


Tibor Toth
Managing Director of Investments, MassCEC

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Greg Wasserman
Partner, Generation Investment Management

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Henrik Holland
Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures


Keith Martin
Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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PJ Lee
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Everstream Capital

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Bryan Garcia
President and CEO, Connecticut Green Bank

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Jeffrey Berman
Managing Director, BlackRock

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David Geenberg
Managing Director & Co-Head of North American Investment team, SVP Global

Jim Lawnin
Lead Energy Partner, IBM


Tom Murley
Chairman and Senior Advisor, Hg Capital Renewable Power Partners' Funds

Robert Brooks
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Jones Energy

Chris Leary
Senior Vice President, Orion Energy Partners

Raquel Bierzwinsky
Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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Jed Bailey
Managing Partner, Energy Narrative

Paul Afonso
Co-Practice Leader of Energy, Utilities and Environmental Group, Brown Ruddick LLP


Will Vega-Brown
Co-Founder & CTO, Tagup

Mike Phillips
Co-Founder & CEO, Sense

Les Fritzemeier
CEO of Tessolar

Itai Zlotnik
Co-Founder, ClimaCell

Eamon Carrig
Co-Founder & CEO, Autonomous Marine Systems

Dipka Bhambhani
Director of Communications, United States Energy Association


Energy Finance

The perennial question for long-term energy investments remains: is it bankable? In oil and gas, new private equity players are changing their typical fund structures to make bets on productive energy assets while energy giants with strong capital positions have their M&A departments hard at work. For renewable and clean energy assets, project finance continues to grow as their underlying projects become more scalable and cost-effective while new projects such as energy storage and alternative financing techniques challenge the typical model.


Innovations in Renewable Energy Finance

Private Equity Seizing New Energy Opportunities

Dealmaking in the Downturn



Software and high-tech innovations have descended upon the energy sector, driving down costs and enabling new business models. Growth in energy storage throughout this year creates opportunities for energy management software that responds to customers' and utilities' needs. Innovation in solar continues to drive down both the hardware costs and the 'soft,' non-hardware costs. The low oil price environment has encouraged some companies to identify how they can improve efficiency and reduce their cost profile using high-tech solutions that lower the costs of production.


Energy Storage Driving Grid Optimization

The Promise and Challenges of International Renewables Development

Digital Oil Field: Innovating for a Low-Price Environment


Policy & Trends

The 2015 Paris Climate Conference set ambitious targets and created incentives for countries to prevent deleterious effects on the environment. We'll examine the effects of COP21 over the last year and determine how its mandates will impact the energy industry. We'll also look closely at changes in the transportation sector including the increased adoption of electric vehicles planting seeds that may grow to change how our entire world moves.

One-Year Out: Assessing the Effects of the Paris Agreement

Large Commercial & Industrial Customers Emerging as New Players in Energy Generation

Electric Vehicles: Early Results and Ecosystem Needed to Grow