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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Monday, December 6, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM MT
    Registration Open
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM MT
    Pre-Conference Seminar: Renewables 101 - Introduction to Clean Energy
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MT
    Opening Reception - A Celebration of the Best Snow on Earth!
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MT
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM MT
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM MT
    Welcome Session

    Speaker: Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association

    Speaker: James Murphy – ACP Chairman | President and Corporate Business Leader, Invenergy

    Conference Chair: Leo Moreno – AES Clean Energy

    Speaker: Gina McCarthy – White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy

    Speaker: Ali Zaidi – White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy

  • 11:50 AM – 12:25 PM MT
    AI for Renewables: Use Cases Beyond Failure Prediction
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MT
    Poster Sessions
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MT
    Sustainability Tour
  • 1:30 PM – 2:05 PM MT
    Ultimate Hybrid Resource: R+S+EV
  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM MT
    The Clean Energy Future: A Net Zero Grid Within Reach
  • 2:05 PM – 2:40 PM MT
    Doubly Fed Induction Generator Wye Ring and Connection Reliability, Repair and Upgrade
  • 2:40 PM – 3:15 PM MT
    A Future Powered by Renewables: Sustainable Generation at the Center of the Energy Revolution
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM MT
    Financing During a Period of Tax Law Changes
  • 3:15 PM – 3:50 PM MT
    Expanding the Boundaries of Wind Predictive Maintenance to Reduce LCOE
  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM MT
    Interview with Brian Deese
  • 3:50 PM – 4:25 PM MT
    Developer or Asset Owner? How to Avoid the High Costs of “Ghosting” Host Communities
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM MT
    CLEANPOWER Community Service Project Career Day Visit
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM MT
    Sustainability Tour
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM MT
    Poster Reception
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MT
    Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
  • 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM MT
    Registration Open
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MT
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MT
    Sustainability Tour
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM MT
    Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM MT
    Aging Fleets – Midlife Crisis or Time to Retire?
  • 10:05 AM – 10:40 AM MT
    Reimagining Solar
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM MT
    Interview with Larry Summers, Former US Secretary of the Treasury
  • 10:40 AM – 11:15 AM MT
    Addressing the Grid impacts of increased renewable generation
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
    A New Federal Focus on Transmission:  What’s Next?
  • 11:15 AM – 11:50 AM MT
    Advanced Condition Monitoring using Electrical Signature Analysis
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT
    Poster Sessions
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT
    Sustainability Tour
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MT
    Renewable energy Supply Chain Resiliency
  • 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM MT
    Interview with Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit
  • 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM MT
    Building the Clean Energy Workforce for the Future
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM MT
    Renewable Energy Leading & Developing the Energy Transition
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM MT
    Sustainability Tour
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MT
    Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • On Demand
  • A Comparative Look at Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Across the US
  • A Transmission Renaissance in the West

    Moderator: Johnny Casana – Pattern Energy Group

    Speaker: Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. – Center for the New Energy Economy

    Speaker: Michael Lamb – Xcel Energy

    Speaker: Christina Hayes – Berkshire Hathaway Energy

    Speaker: Roxane Perruso – TransWest Express LLC

    Speaker: Elliot Mainzer – California Independent System Operator

    Market Design & Transmission

  • Advancements in Bolt Tension Measurement using Nondestructive Methods Without Baseline Measurements or Bolt Manipulation
  • An Analysis of Hybrid PPA Terms
  • An Empirical Investigation of Wind and Solar Value in the United States
  • An Investigation of the Error in Proxy Generation
  • Applying Automotive Assembly Line Efficiencies to Solar Project Development
  • Are California Wildfires Exacerbating PV Array Soiling Losses?
  • BESS Independent Engineering: Key Considerations for Tax Equity Due Diligence
  • Best practices for designing floating offshore high-voltage equipment
  • Beyond NERC CIP: Clean Power Cybersecurity in 2021
  • Case Studies in Effective Analytical Techniques to Aid in Siting Solar Energy Projects
  • Clean Energy Policy Hour

    Moderator: Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association

    Speaker: Secretary John Kerry

    Speaker: Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

    Federal, State & Regional Policy

  • Comparison of Wind Energy Grease Performance Using Bench and Component Testing
  • County Siting Guide: Considerations and Strategies for Communities
  • Data-Driven Insights on the Value of Renewable Energy During February's Winter Storm
  • Demystifying Yaw Error and Yaw Optimization with Field Test Results
  • Dissecting the Silver Bullet: Key Considerations in Energy Storage Hybrid Projects
  • Doubling Hub Height and Quadrupling Nacelle Power of Each Utility Scale Land Based Installation
  • Engineered Solutions for Wind Logistics Challenges
  • Going DARC for Bats
  • High Wind and Solar Futures Change Electricity Prices and Create Opportunities for Energy-Intensive Industries
  • How Meteorological Inputs Contribute to Solar Energy Modeling Accuracy
  • How Utilities can Expand Their Renewables Portfolio While Improving Grid Resiliency
  • How Virtual Reality is Shaking up Training, Workforce Development, Diversity and Inclusion in Offshore
  • Hybrid Microgrids for the World's Toughest Terrains
  • Hybrid Wind, Solar, and Storage: Design Optimization, Energy, and Uncertainty
  • Hydrogen Energy Storage for Decarbonization of the Power Grid
  • Impacts of physical optimization on energy scheduling activities
  • Improving Project ROI with Acoustic Bat Deterrence
  • Initial Observations of Hub-Height Winds and Related Variables Off the U.S. West Coast
  • Interactions in Wind Siting and the Evolution of the U.S. Power System
  • Keynote Interview: Andrew Steer
  • Keynote Interview: Anne Finucane
  • Keynote Interviews and Remarks

    Moderator: Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association

    Keynote Speaker: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

    Keynote Speaker: Secretary Jennifer Granholm

    Keynote Speaker: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

    Federal, State & Regional Policy

  • Keynote Remarks: Chairman Richard Glick

    Keynote Speaker: Chairman Richard Glick – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Lessons from Past & Present Energy Development Engagement Practices with Native American Tribes
  • Locational Marginal Emissions: How Better Metrics Can Help Maximize the Carbon Value of Clean Energy
  • Maximizing Transmission Lines through Grid Enhancing Technologies

    Moderator: Jeff St. John – Canary Media

    Presenter: Jay Caspary – Grid Strategies LLC

    Speaker: Terron Hill – National Grid

    Speaker: Amanda King – Xcel Energy

    Speaker: Mark Freyman – Smart Wires

    Speaker: Elizabeth Salerno – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    Grid & Utilities

  • Nacelle lidar: Is it better than ground lidar?
  • New Sound Requirements For Renewable Projects In New York State
  • NY's Offshore Wind Production: An Updated Case Study in Offshore Energy Yield Methods & Applications
  • Opposites Attract: How Oil and Gas and Renewables+Storage are the Perfect Match
  • Optimizing Solar Projects for LCOE through Terrain Analysis
  • Part 1: U.S. Offshore Wind Developer Interview Series

    Moderator: Darius Snieckus – Recharge

    Speaker: Bill White – Avangrid Renewables

    Speaker: Lars Thaaning Pedersen – Vineyard Wind

    Speaker: Mark D. Mitchell – Dominion Energy

    Speaker: David Hardy – Ørsted North America, Offshore

    Speaker: Lars Gonschorek – EnBW North America

    Market Trends & Outlook

  • Part 2: U.S. Offshore Wind Developer Interview Series

    Moderator: Darius Snieckus – Recharge

    Speaker: Siri Espedal Kindem – Equinor Wind US

    Speaker: Lars Gonschorek – EnBW North America

    Speaker: Dominik Schwegmann – RWE Renewables

    Speaker: Joris Veldhoven – Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

    Speaker: Enrique Alvarez-Uria – OW, Ocean Winds

    Speaker: Jeff Grybowski – US Wind

    Market Trends & Outlook

  • Path to 100% Clean Power by 2035

    Moderator: John Hensley – American Clean Power Association

    Speaker: Dan Shreve – Wood Mackenzie

    Speaker: Leah Stokes – UC Santa Barbara

    Speaker: Hal Harvey – Energy Innovation

    Speaker: Brent Wanner – International Energy Agency

    Market Trends & Outlook

  • Probabilistic Net-Load Forecasting Using Machine Learning
  • Renewable Energy Deals, Data, and Economics
  • Renewables and the Grid: Friends, Not Enemies
  • Renewables will contribute to the energy system decarbonization with green hydrogen. But, how and when?
  • Revealing the Onshore Potential: A Socio-Technical Wind Atlas for the United States
  • Sensitivity Study with the WRF Mesoscale Model at 10 Offshore Met Stations
  • Staying Grounded: Assessing and Mitigating Lightning Risk at Your Site
  • Storage Plus Solar Design: Upfront Overbuild, or Augmentation? The Opportunities and Risks with Each Approach
  • Streamlined Permits and Species Recovery
  • Sustainability and Vegetation Management: A Framework for Life-Cycle Financing at Ground-mounted Solar Facilities
  • Targeting Digital Solutions for Optimized O&M
  • Tax Equity Market

    Keynote Speaker: Catherine Wolfram

    Moderator: Keith D. Martin – Norton Rose Fulbright

    Speaker: Meghan Schultz – Invenergy

    Speaker: James Marshall – AES Clean Energy

    Speaker: Andrew Nourafshan – Cypress Creek Renewables

    Speaker: Steven Ryder – Clearway Energy Group

    Speaker: Vishal Kapadia – Onshore, Orsted

    Finance & Investment

  • Texas Winter Storm Aftermath – What’s Next?

    Moderator: Kevin Gresham – RWE Renewables Americas

    Keynote Speaker: Brad Jones – Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    Keynote Speaker: Carrie Bivens – Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    Speaker: Mark Stover – Apex Clean Energy

    Speaker: Lynnae Willette – EDF Renewables

    Speaker: Jeff Clark – Advanced Power Alliance

    Speaker: Scott Dunaway – The Monument Group

    Federal, State & Regional Policy

  • The 4 Top Solar Asset Monitoring Challenges
  • The American Wake Experiment (AWAKEN)
  • The Outlook for Wind Technology Innovation: What Do the World’s Foremost Experts Foresee?
  • The Role of Modular Power Flow Control in Integrating Renewable Energy by Maximizing Transfer Capacity
  • The Sustainable SITES Initiative
  • Unlocking Hybrid Project Opportunities & Bringing them to Scale

    Moderator: Laura Caspari – ENGIE North America Inc.

    Presenter: Will Gorman, B.S., M.S. – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Speaker: Jennifer Goodwillie – Ørsted Onshore North America

    Presenter: Rocio Herrera – DNV

    Hybrid Project Development

  • USFLOWT - Leveraging Controls In The Optimization of the SpiderFLOAT Structural Design
  • Using drone inspection imagery to determine turbine-specific power loss due to leading edge erosion
  • Using Dynamic Line Ratings for Wind Farm Gen-Tie Line Considerations
  • Using Multiple Satellite Models with On-Site Measurements to Estimate the Long-Term Solar Resource
  • Variable Renewable Generation Participation in Ancillary Services Markets: Valuation and Key Issues
  • Welcome General Session and The Story of ACP

    Keynote Speaker: Heather Zichal – American Clean Power Association

    Keynote Speaker: Gina McCarthy – White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy

    Keynote Speaker: Senator Chuck Schumer – United Stated Senator for New York

    Moderator: Jason Clark – American Clean Power Association

    Speaker: Michael Garland – Pattern Energy

    Speaker: Susan Nickey – Hannon Armstrong

    Speaker: Sheldon Kimber – Intersect Power

    Speaker: Al Vickers – BP Wind Energy

  • Welcome General Session

    Market Trends & Outlook

  • What's New: The Latest Developments Affecting Financings

    Moderator: Keith D. Martin – Norton Rose Fulbright

    Finance & Investment

  • Wind Turbine Foundation Design Consideration and Methods to Limit Subgrade Cyclic Degradation
  • Wind Turbine Major Components Reliability Analysis
  • Winds of Change: Examining Longitudinal Attitude Changes Regarding an Offshore Wind Project
  • With Opportunities Come Challenges: How Trade Laws are Impacting Clean Energy Deployment

    Moderator: Vanessa Sciarra – American Clean Power Association

    Speaker: Stacy J. Ettinger – K&L Gates

    Speaker: Bonnie B. Byers – King & Spalding

    Speaker: Alfred Richter – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy