Preliminary Program

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/Networking
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. IREC Vision Summit 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception

Panel 1. Optimizing Clean Energy Technologies

A deep dialogue into what is needed to quickly deploy today’s technology solutions to optimize distributed energy resources on a reliable, resilient energy grid — including renewables, storage, electrical vehicles and demand response. We’ll look at where the objectives of large-scale renewables and distributed resources are aligned and where they are at odds, and how bridges can be built to achieve a common vision.

Panel 2. Who Benefits from Clean Energy?

As more states and municipalities adopt goals toward 100% clean energy, what policies and programs are essential to provide equal access, including to underserved consumers and communities? From renewables and energy efficiency to clean transportation and resiliency, we’ll look at how solutions are beginning to appear in states, cities and local communities. What’s working, what’s not, what’s most easily scalable?  And what are the most promising opportunities?

Panel 3: Preparing a Clean Energy Workforce

Within clean energy industries and those with workers who cross clean energy technologies, how do we cultivate a diverse workforce at all skill levels of the clean energy economy? What are the economic and workforce benefits for communities, and what training and educational pathways are needed to ensure a quality workforce?

Panel 4. Leading the Transition

Forward focused, we’ll dig into the next steps toward policies and cultural changes necessary to achieve our vision. What resources and support do decision makers need? What strategies are most effective for scaling clean energy solutions across diverse jurisdictions? Where do market-based solutions work and where do they fail? And finally, who else needs to be a part of the conversation to garner the greatest buy-in?

*Breakout discussion included in the day’s program.


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