North America Smart Energy Week

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September 19-22, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA

Smart Energy Week General Sessions

With keynotes and welcome remarks by ...

Secretary Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Department of Energy

Gina McCarthy
White House National Climate Advisor

Mayor LaToya Cantrell
City of New Orleans

Chairman Richard Glick
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Congressman  Donald McEachin
U.S. House of Representatives
State of Virginia

Kelly Speakes-Backman
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Energy

Welcome and Opening Remarks

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am – 9:10 am
WHO: General sessions are included in all registration types

Secretary Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Department of Energy

Abigail Ross Hopper
President & CEO
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Julia Hamm
President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

A Quantum Leap for Clean Energy: Accelerating the Radical Transformation of the Solar+ Decade

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHO: General sessions are included in all registration types

Radical transformation of the nation’s energy system is more achievable than ever. With renewed federal-level interest in addressing climate change and accelerating clean energy deployment, the recent ITC extension, and demonstrated industry resilience through the pandemic’s worst impacts, the growth of the solar industry is set to accelerate well beyond previous projections. How will the clean energy sector seize this moment?

SEIA is leading the industry’s radical transformation with a comprehensive strategy, as articulated in a newly revised version of The Solar+ Decade: Roadmap for Building the Solar+ Economy. By advocating to ensure policymakers follow through on their promise to advance clean energy goals, managing industry growth in a way that supports a diverse and inclusive customer base and workforce, and aggressively collaborating with other industries and stakeholders towards our shared vision, we can achieve these highly ambitious goals. This session will take stock of our progress thus far in the Solar+ Decade, highlight the solar industry's new, more ambitious goals, and outline how we get there together.

Moderator:

Abigail Ross Hopper
President & CEO
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Keynotes Speakers:

George Hershman
President, SOLV
Swinerton Renewable Energy

Ajulo Othow
Founder and CEO
EnerWealth Solutions

Mustafa Santiago Ali
Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
National Wildlife Federation

Kelly Speakes-Backman
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Energy

With video addresses by:

Richard Glick
Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Gina McCarthy
White House National Climate Advisor

Congressman Donald McEachin
U.S. House of Representative
State of Virginia

Out of Time: Carbon Reduction Gets Real

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2021
TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHO: General sessions are included in all registration types

We’ve entered the most important and challenging phase of addressing climate change through the transformation to a carbon-free energy system -- realization of the vision and goals. This is where carbon reduction gets real.

During this general session, Smart Electric Power Alliance CEO Julia Hamm will lead a discussion about the urgency to act now to reduce carbon emissions. Hear first-hand from New Orleans Mayor Cantrell about the pain of inaction felt by her community and what the city has planned to do its part to address climate change. This session will also dive deep with executives from two companies leading the charge towards carbon-free energy, addressing how we can individually and collectively accelerate our progress.

Moderator:

Julia Hamm
President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

Keynote Speakers:

LaToya Cantrell
Mayor
City of New Orleans

Alice Jackson
President
Xcel Energy – Colorado

Raiford Smith
Product Management
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