ScottMadden’s Fall 2015 Energy Industry Update Webinar
ScottMadden recently joined forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, “ScottMadden’s Fall 2015 Energy Industry Update – Strange Brew: Adapting to Changing Fundamentals.” This session, moderated by Stuart Pearman, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden, was based on ScottMadden’s latest Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring our view of recent significant events and emerging trends, received by more than 10,000 industry leaders.
During this 60-minute webcast, panelists John Pang, partner; Todd Williams, partner and fossil practice co-leader; and Cristin Lyons, partner and grid transformation practice leader, shared their views on community solar, the Clean Power Plan’s final rule, and grid transformation.
Topics of discussion:
Community Solar: A Hot Topic for Utilities of All Types
- What are the current models and design elements?
- Where is community solar happening and why?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan: The Just-Released Plan
After months of stakeholder interactions and additional government analysis, the EPA released on August 3 its final rule governing existing power plant emissions of greenhouse gases.
- What are the key features of this just-released final plan and the important differences in the final rule from the draft proposed in mid-2014?
- What are the initial reactions from various stakeholders?
- What are the key issues for state regulators, generators, and others in the energy and utilities sectors to address in seeking compliance with the new rule?
Grid Transformation: Setting the Stage for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Initiatives
- What are the key drivers of the transformation?
- What is the current state of New York and California?
If you were unable to participate in the live session, the webcast deck and session replay are available below.
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September 25, 2015
Todays Agenda and Your Presenters
- Welcome and Introduction
- Community Solar Introduction Why Community Solar? Defining the Scope and Scale How It Works Community Solar Models and Design Elements Where Is Community Solar Happening? Community Solar Case Studies Implementation Issues
- The Clean Power Plan Background and Overview of the Rule What Changed? EPA Compliance Pathways to Achieve Goals Implementation Plans State Decision Rights ScottMadden Perspectives and Takeaways
- Case Studies: California and New York Background and Stated Objectives What Is California Asking For? CAISO Approves Market Bidding of Aggregated DER What Is New York Asking For? Track 2 Ratemaking and Business Model Reform California Section 769 Location Value vs. NY REV Locational Price
- Stuart Pearman, Partner and Energy Practice Leader
- John Pang , Partner
- Todd Williams , Partner and Fossil Generation Practice Leader
- Cristin Lyons, Partner and Grid Transformation Practice Leader
- Greg Litra Partner and Energy, Clean Tech, and Sustainability Research Leader
- Questions and Answers
Welcome and Introduction
- Stuart Pearman is a partner with ScottMadden and leads the firms energy practice. As a management consultant for 20 years and a partner for 14, he has performed more than 180 projects for more than 55 clients. Stuart has expertise in energy utilities, related businesses, and several other industries. He is also a seasoned practitioner, with experience in both line and staff management roles. Stuart earned a B.A. in psychology from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he won the Best Industry Analysis Award and graduated at the top of his class. In addition to his full-time work at ScottMadden, Stuart is Professor of the Practice at Kenan-Flagler, teaching consulting and leadership.
- John Pang, partner at ScottMadden, has more than 15 years of consulting experience working in the energy industry. John specializes in strategic planning and change management with a focus on business planning within electric utilities. Prior to joining ScottMadden, John was a consultant and country manager for AsiaWorks Corporate Division in Hong Kong, where he partnered with organizations to create personal growth and development strategies and implement high-impact change management solutions. John has facilitated leadership workshops and management development sessions around the world, in 15 countries for over 40 different multi-national companies and utStuart Pearman Greg Litra John Pang, Todd Williams, Cristin LyonsThis webinar is based on ScottMadden’s latest Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring our view of recent significant events and emerging trends in the energy industry, received by more than 10,000 industry leaders.