The entire energy ecosystem is focusing on dollar signs. Inflation continues to rise, infrastructure investments are gaining traction, the buildout of low-carbon-emitting resources is growing, and grid modernization efforts will eventually work their way into customer rates. ScottMadden’s upcoming Energy Industry Update (EIU) examines the infrastructure investment needed to enable the clean energy transition and the way money is flowing through the system to pay for it.
Join us to hear topics that include:
• Cost and Affordability – The past several years have seen rising generation fuel prices, growing investment in electric infrastructure, and continued buildout of low-carbon-emitting resources. We expect many utilities to grow their investments as they pursue net-zero objectives. As these costs eventually work their way into rates, hear Thalha Sheikh discuss what utilities and regulators must consider given the trajectory of energy costs and their impact on affordability.
• Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Less than a year after passing major federal infrastructure legislation, Congress has passed $369 billion+ legislation containing energy- and climate-related incentives and investments. Much work lies ahead in organizing and deploying programs under the IRA, while energy companies consider which investments will be most beneficial to their respective businesses. Paul Quinlan will explain how the IRA changes everything.
• Integrated Distribution Planning – Numerous utilities are deploying grid modernization programs to update grid facilities, enhance demand response and efficiency, facilitate distributed resource deployment, and prepare for increased electrification. But end-user characteristics such as widespread vehicle electrification remain years away. Josh Kmiec will identify how utilities should plan, develop, and recover investment in a grid that can accommodate a distributed future.
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