Complimentary Webcast | November 11, 2021 from 1:00PM EST–2:00PM EST
The energy industry has made substantial progress in developing and deploying low greenhouse gas-emitting energy technologies, but there is still significant work to be done. ScottMadden’s Energy Industry Update (EIU) explores how the energy and utility industries continue to look for resources to address storage and SMRs, an ESG framework that is useful for stakeholders but manageable to implement, regulatory solutions that will accommodate wholesale market priorities of price, reliability, and environmental attributes, and rate approaches that will provide recovery of pandemic-related costs.
This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden’s EIU and provides a great opportunity to take a step back and consider what is happening, what it means, and where our industry is headed.
- Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) – Theo Tran, ScottMadden Manager, will discuss how ESG has gathered momentum among investors, with a keen eye on environmental issues, and how industry, regulators, and stakeholders are seeking relevant reporting metrics. We will discuss recent evolvements in reporting frameworks, guidance, and regulations and what utilities should keep their eye on.
- Energy Storage – We will discuss the maturing energy storage market in the U.S. and the potential path ahead. Josh Kmiec, ScottMadden Director, will dig into some of the assumptions and challenges that underpin the growth in lithium-ion storage today and explore what the future may hold for long-duration storage.
- Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) – As decarbonization progresses, SMRs could play a role in providing dispatchable, carbon-free energy and other products such as district heat. However, will the technology and regulatory framework be ready in time for deployment? With an assortment of technologies, utilities and generation companies might have to place measured bets on some players and designs. Tune in to hear Morgan Schadegg, ScottMadden Senior Associate, give us her take on the matter.
*Cristin Lyons, ScottMadden Partner and Energy Practice Leader, will serve as the webcast moderator.