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A Renewable America Campaign Workshop, Reception and Dinner

Leveraging the combined power of wind and solar businesses to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid
A workshop to define and implement the shared grid modernization agenda of wind and solar energy advocates

Location: Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, CA
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2017
Time: 9 am – 5 pm PDT
*To be followed by a cocktail reception and dinner*
Invitation-only
Dinner includes “report out” on the workshop and a keynote presentation

The A Renewable America (ARA) campaign, a partnership of the Wind Energy Foundation, the American Wind Energy Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, is convening thought leaders from the wind, solar, storage and transmission industries, NGOs, philanthropy, and academia determine which policies and actions on wholesale markets will most effectively accelerate deployment of both wind and solar energy and thereby decarbonize the U.S. economy. The findings and conclusions from this meeting will be incorporated into the ARA action plan and otherwise inform the education and advocacy work of industry and NGOs focused on renewables deployment.

Agenda topics will include:

o   Latest research and state of play on grid reliability and resilience in an era of growing renewable energy penetration. What near-term policies are needed for the grid to accommodate a high penetration of renewables?  What is the ambitious long-term policy goal(s) we should be building toward?

o   Procurements: Where are the biggest opportunities for large-scale renewable procurements in the next five years?  What new tools, studies or advocates are needed to advance renewables in IRPs and other key procurement proceedings in the next two years during the PTC-ITC window? 

o   Market rules: What are the key challenges and opportunities on price formation and other market rules in the RTOs, FERC, and PUCs? What new tools, studies or advocates are needed to more effectively address them?

o   Transmission: What new tools, studies or advocates are needed at the RTOs and FERC to achieve progress on the top intra-regional and inter-regional planning needs?

Hosts of Workshop, Reception and Dinner:

  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
  • Abby Hopper, CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • John Kostyack, ED, Wind Energy Foundation

For more information, please contact:

-          WEF: John Kostyack, 202-383-2552, jkostyack@windenergyfoundation.org