DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CLEANENERGYSUMMIT

PATH TO DECARBONIZATION

A Hybrid Event

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM EASTERN
MLK LIBRARY, 901 G ST. NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CLEAN
ENERGY
SUMMIT

PATH TO DECARBONIZATION

A Hybrid Event

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM EASTERN
MLK LIBRARY, 901 G ST. NW,
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001

Thank you for attending.

About The
Conference

Join Chairman Willie Phillips for a day to discuss how utility regulators and industry experts can advance progress toward national and local clean energy goals as the District of Columbia Public Service Commission link is external hosts the Clean Energy Summit: Path to Decarbonization.

There will be multiple panels and keynotes featuring federal, state, local, and industry leaders who will come together to answer questions and open a discussion as to how we chart a path to a clean energy future.

This will be a hybrid event and registration is required.

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For other inquiries please contact cleanenergydc@psc.dc.gov link sends e-mail

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Confirmed Speakers
and Moderators

 

The Hon. Jeff Marootian

The Hon. Jeff Marootian

Special Assistant to the President for Climate and Science, The White House

Dr. Cecilia Martinez

Dr. Cecilia Martinez

Senior Director for Environmental Justice, Council on Environmental Quality, The White House

The Hon. Kelly Speakes-Backman

The Hon. Kelly Speakes-Backman

Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Commissioner Richard A. Beverly

Commissioner Richard A. Beverly

District of Columbia Public Service Commission

Chairman Willie L. Phillips

Chairman Willie L. Phillips

District of Columbia Public Service Commission

Commissioner Emile C. Thompson

Commissioner Emile C. Thompson

District of Columbia Public Service Commission

The Hon. Neil Chatterjee

The Hon. Neil Chatterjee

Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells (former Chairman, FERC) Washington, D.C.

The Hon. Kenyan R. McDuffie

The Hon. Kenyan R. McDuffie

Councilmember, Ward 5, Washington, D.C.

The Hon. Paul Kjellander

The Hon. Paul Kjellander

President, NARUC and Idaho PUC

The Hon. Gladys Brown Dutrieuille

The Hon. Gladys Brown Dutrieuille

Chairman, Pennsylvania PUC

The Hon. Jason Stanek

The Hon. Jason Stanek

Chairman, Maryland PSC

The Hon. Diane Burman

The Hon. Diane Burman

Commissioner, New York PSC

Mr. Manu Asthana

Mr. Manu Asthana

President & CEO, PJM Interconnection

Mr. Tommy Wells

Mr. Tommy Wells

Director, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment

Mr. Donald Walker

Mr. Donald Walker

Director of Operations, D.C. Green Bank

Mr. Mike Healy

Mr. Mike Healy

CEO, New Columbia Solar

Mr. Gilbert Campbell, III

Mr. Gilbert Campbell, III

Co-Founder and CEO, Volt Energy

Mr. Ted Trabue

Mr. Ted Trabue

Managing Director, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy

Ms. Kishia Powell

Ms. Kishia Powell

COO, D.C. Water

The Hon. Colette D. Honorable

The Hon. Colette D. Honorable

Partner, Reed Smith

Ms. Neva Espinoza

Ms. Neva Espinoza

Vice President of Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources, Electric Power Research Institute

Ms. Karen A. Harbert

Ms. Karen A. Harbert

President & CEO, American Gas Association

Mr. Calvin G. Butler, Jr.

Mr. Calvin G. Butler, Jr.

CEO, Exelon Utilities

Mr. Mark Rodeffer

Mr. Mark Rodeffer

Vice Chair, Sierra Club D.C. Chapter

Ms. Sandra Mattavous-Frye

Ms. Sandra Mattavous-Frye

People’s Counsel, DC Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC)

The Hon. Carrie K. Zalewski

The Hon. Carrie K. Zalewski

Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission

Conference
Agenda

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Welcome 

Hon. Willie L. Phillips, Chairman, DCPSC

Hon. Kenyan McDuffie, Councilmember, District of Columbia

 

Opening Keynote Speakers

Hon. Jeff Marootian, Special Assistant to the President for Climate and Science, The White House

(MAINSTAGE)

Hon. Neil Chatterjee, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells (former Chairman, FERC) Washington, D.C.

(VIRTUAL / REMOTE)

 

1:45 – 2:45 PM

Panel 1:   
(Virtual / Live Broadcast)

 

Who’s the Boss? Navigating the Federal and Regional Context to Meet State Clean Energy Goals

D.C. has aggressive clean energy goals, and urgency around clean air and climate action have pushed policymakers into action. In addition, many states including the District have joined regional markets that do not have to answer to their specific state goals. Beyond markets there are issues of transmission, federal policy, and permitting that often are outside of control of a single state or jurisdiction. This panel will include state commissioners and system operators that will explore these jurisdictional issues and how to reach these state goals while working within a regional and national construct. 

 

Introduction by

Hon. Richard Beverly, Commissioner, DCPSC

Moderator:

Hon. Paul Kjellander, President,  National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission and Idaho Public Utility Commission

Panelists: 

Hon. Carrie K. Zalewski, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission 

Hon. Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Hon. Jason Stanek, Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission

Hon. Diane Burman, Commissioner, New York Public Service Commission

Mr. Manu Asthana, President & CEO, PJM Interconnection

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Networking Break / Mini Expo

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Panel 2:   
(REMOTE)

 

To 2032 and Beyond! How will D.C. Reach Its Ambitious Clean Energy Goals

The Future of Clean Energy in the District: D.C. has aggressive clean energy and emission goals that focus on the installation of renewable and distributed energy resources in the District itself. There are several lucrative incentives driving clean energy adoption in the city including the RPS and Solar for All programs. Despite these incentives, there are hurdles today to clean energy expansion and the hurdles tomorrow might be even more daunting. This panel will feature leaders and practitioners in the District who work on these issues every day. They will discuss the last mile issues with clean energy in the District and moving towards our aggressive goals. 

 

Introduction by

Hon. Emile Thompson, Commissioner, DCPSC

Executive Director Moderator:

Mr. Tommy Wells, Director, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment

Panelists: 

Mr. Donald Walker, Director of Operations, D.C. Green Bank

Mr. Mike Healy, CEO, New Columbia Solar

Mr. Gilbert Campbell, Co-founder & CEO, Volt Energy

Mr. Ted Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility

Ms. Kishia Powell, COO, D.C. Water

Ms. Sandra Mattavous-Frye, People’s Counsel, DC Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC)

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Networking Break / Mini Expo

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Panel 3:   
(Mainstage)

 

Electrification, Equity, and Cost-Effectiveness: What Does the Pathway to Decarbonization Look Like?

With the transportation and industrial sectors being major sources of emissions, many have suggested economy-wide electrification to achieve economy-wide emission reduction. There have been a variety of efforts including several examples of cities banning new natural gas hookups in favor of electrification. This panel will unpack a number of questions around electrification and its future in the clean energy movement.

 

Moderator:

Hon. Colette Honorable, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Panelists: 

Ms. Neva Espinoza, VP of Energy Supply and Low Carbon Resources, Electric Power Research Institute

Ms. Karen Harbert, President & CEO, American Gas Association

Mr. Calvin Butler, CEO, Exelon Utilities

Mr. Mark Rodeffer, Vice Chair, Sierra Club D.C. Chapter 

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Closing Keynote Speakers 

 

Introduction by

Hon. Emile ThompsonCommissioner, DCPSC 

(MAINSTAGE)

Hon. Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

(VIRTUAL / LIVE BROADCAST)

 

Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Senior Director for Environmental Justice, Council on Environmental Quality, The White House

(VIRTUAL / LIVE BROADCAST)

 

Closing Remarks by Hon. Emile Thompson, Commissioner, DCPSC

(MAINSTAGE)

 

End of the Clean Energy Summit

 

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September 28, 2021
1 to 6 pm Eastern
MLK Library
901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

District of Columbia CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT is Presented by
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. is a national leader in sustainability and environmental conservation. The District has the most aggressive renewable energy standards of any city in the country and the city’s leadership has demonstrated its dedication to combating the effects of global climate change and to realizing a clean energy future.

As the local utility regulator, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia link is external has an important, integral role to play in meeting those goals.