FEBRUARY 14-16, 2023 | Long Beach, CA   Register Now

2021 Digital Summit Program

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Our 2021 Digital Summit program contained two tracks (solar + energy storage) and featured dozens of leading industry experts.
Day 1
July 14, 2021
Day 2
July 15, 2021

Keynote Address: Electrifying America’s Energy Future

Anne Hoskins is one of the country’s leading clean energy advocates, currently serving as Chief Policy Officer at Sunrun, the largest residential solar and storage provider in the United States....
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Anne Hoskins

The New Wave: Solar + Storage Replacing Fossil

In this session, participants will learn about the market and policy/regulatory factors that go into the decision to replace fossil power plants with solar + storage, highlighting cases studies from...
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Claudia Morrow
Commissioner Joseph M. Maestas
William Acker
Erin Childs

Value of Solar: US Roadtrip

This session will feature ISO and market experts to discuss industry developments in the utility-scale solar sector at a time of enormous industry growth, presenting high-quality data and analysis of...
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Jordan Bakke
Casey Cathey, PE
Joachim Seel
Rich Heidorn Jr.

Networking Room: Large Scale BESS Safety and Permitting

Sponsored and moderated by Borrego Solar, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in this this interactive, topic-focused networking room. Ensuring systems are safe and adequately understood is...
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Kyle Cerniglia

Networking Room: Bidding Tools + Sales and Design Software

Sponsored and moderated by DroneDeploy, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in this this interactive, topic-focused networking room. This session will focus on leveraging drone software for...
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Katie O’Leary

Networking Room: Southeast Region Updates

Sponsored and moderated by pv magazine, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in this this interactive, topic-focused networking room.
Tim Sylvia

Storage on Wheels: Leveraging EV Value for Grid Services

Join vehicle electrification experts as they present on how to unlock the billions of dollars of untapped value that could be created through Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI). The session will highlight...
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Ed Pike
David McCreadie
Ed Burgess
Jacqueline Piero

Sophisticated Financing for Utility Scale Solar

The rules for solar project development are changing. Financial innovation is becoming as critical as technical innovation. More than ever, solar developers have to understand the deep nuances of the...
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John Cook
Brian Callaway
Sheldon Kimber
Deborah Knuckey

Long Duration Energy Storage: Market Challenges and Opportunities

Long Duration Energy Storage technologies will likely require different value streams that are focused on the resiliency and capacity value that they provide to increasingly renewably powered grids. In this...
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Debbie Mursch
Max Tuttman
Dr. Laura Nelson
Laura Nelson
Javier Cavada

Solar for All: Designing Policies and Programs for Equity

Customer access and ownership of solar and other DERs has predominantly proliferated among wealthy, single-family households, creating concerns around equity issues for clean energy. This session will introduce impactful initiatives...
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Kristal Hansley
Erica Mackie
Kajsa Hendrickson
Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Melanie Santiago-Mosier

Open Networking Hour

Utilize our event platform Grip to connect with your peers and do business during this open networking hour.

Keynote Address: Utility Leadership in Clean Energy: How Portland General Electric is Forging the Way

As the leader of Oregon’s largest electric utility and a vocal advocate for rapid decarbonization, Maria Pope will speak to her vision and plan for Portland General Electric (PGN) to...
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Maria Pope

Keynote Address: Financing to Grid-Scale Energy Storage

The US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office is a crucial part of the federal government’s climate technology efforts, and currently has more than $40 billion of available loan capacity...
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Jigar Shah

Standalone Storage: Challenges and Opportunities

It is common nowadays for energy storage to be connected to the grid as a “hybrid project” – or alongside of another renewable generation project. However, standalone energy storage systems...
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Stephen Wemple
Kate McGinnis
Justin Amirault
Jin Noh

DER Networks and Cybersecurity: Coming To Your State In 2022

Cyber security is quickly becoming one of the biggest concerns for energy system operators. This session would discuss the impacts, challenges, and efficacy of the U.S. national standard, IEEE 1547...
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David Erhart
Dr. Shamina Hossain-McKenzie
Robby Simpson
Tom Tansy

Networking Room: Microgrids for Resilience

Sponsored and moderated by CleanSpark, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in this this interactive, topic-focused networking room. In an increasingly distributed system, microgrids will be critical...
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Amanda Kabak

Networking Room: Contracts

Sponsored and moderated by North America Clean Energy, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in this this interactive, topic-focused networking room. Contribute to the conversation on the...
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Meg Lugaric

Networking Room: Bifacial Solar Module Technology in the C&I Space

Sponsored and moderated by LONGi, connect with your peers during this interactive, topic-focused networking session. Topic Description: Bifacial PV modules are fast becoming the bankable technology of choice for large...
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Aaron Thurlow

Valuing Resilience

The US energy system has three main workhorses: (1) the electric grid, (2) the natural gas network, and (3) gasoline and diesel fueling stations. When the electric grid fails, the...
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Allie Detrio
Andrew Okabe
Mark Dyson
Diane Fellman

Impact of Solar-Ready Mandates on New Building Design and Construction

Cities, counties and states are enacting regulations and building codes mandating the installation of solar PV or solar-ready design on new building construction, resulting in accelerated growth of rooftop solar....
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William Allen
Paul Zacher SE, SECB, MLSE
Pete Jackson
Mark C. Gies

Utility Leadership in Energy Storage

This session will feature representatives from utilities across the country who are leading the transition to an electric grid with higher penetration of storage resources. It will discuss how these...
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Lindsay Saxby
Gus Flores
Fouad Dagher, P.E.
Alex Morris

Community Solar: Coming to Your Neighborhood

With over 2.8 GW of community installed through 2020 and an additional 3.6 GW more expected through 2025, community solar is providing clean energy and savings to hundreds of thousands...
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Laura Stern
Steph Speirs
Sandhya Murali
Kaitlin Kelly O’Neil
Salar Naini
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