Financing the Future: How ESG, VC, and Regulation will Shape a Clean and Modern Grid
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST
Location: Room 277
Utilities have begun shifting capital investment and business strategies in response to policy changes, improving the economics of large-scale clean energy generation. Innovative regulatory strategies to encourage those investments are increasingly coupled with a greater focus by investors themselves on transparent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. The sector’s ready access to ample, low-cost capital will drive continued utility-scale renewable energy development that is predicted to increase through the end of the decade. This session will investigate what these parallel trends mean for the renewable energy industry and the future of utility-led clean energy deployment. Panelists will explore how various external pressures are driving utility commitments and investments, and the role of ESG in corporate decision making.