Where Now for Solar and Wind: Marketplace Strategies, Contested Policies and Funding

Moderator: 
Eliot Abel, Strategic Operations Manager, GE Renewable Energy
Speakers:
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director, Policy and Electricity Markets, SolarCity
Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Mid-American Energy
Robyn Beavers, Senior VP, NRG Energy

Nate Lewis, Scientific Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

What do declining subsidies mean for the solar and wind marketplaces? Have we reached “grid parity” and, if not, how/when will we get there? How are energy market reforms, technology advancements, and big data analytics helping to solve the ongoing challenges of intermittency and enable greater penetration of renewable energy? Is rooftop solar changing the game for utilities?

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What Now for Solar and Wind