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Date and Location

March 1, 2023
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
B-503 (m-rcbg Conference Room)


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​*This event was postponed from Tuesday, February 28*

​While conversations about how the U.S. will transition to using clean sources of electricity to help power a clean economy are on-going, there are numerous barriers to achieving that vision and plan. In this session, Judy Chang and Sheri Givens will be discussing why deploying clean electricity systems face significant barriers even when the costs of wind and solar generation have significantly decreased in the last decade. This discussion will highlight the challenges at the “wholesale” bulk power market level and the “retail” distribution system level, and discuss what is at stake and the efforts necessary to meet the challenge.  The following topics will be addressed at this discussion: 

  1. The structure of today’s wholesale electricity markets and reforms needed to accommodate clean energy deployment 
  2. The importance of investing in regional and interregional transmission system 
  3. The Efforts of local electric distribution companies in integrating distributed energy resources (such as solar PV and energy storage) at the local level  
  4. Modernization of the electric infrastructure 

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.
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Speakers and Presenters

Judy Chang ​M-RCBG Senior Fellow 

Sheri Givens, President and CEO of Smart Electric Power Alliance