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Session Details

Plenary - Future of Renewables

Thursday, March 12

02:40 pm - 03:20 pm

Solar and wind energies are increasingly embedded in the power sector mainstream. Direct subsidies for these technologies are dwindling in many markets, and competition for attractive returns is intensifying. Other renewable technologies seem far behind. Which new technologies can have an impact on the future of renewables (direct or enabling technologies)? Will government mandates or economics drive renewable development in the future? Is natural gas a “complement” or “foe” of renewable growth? Do we need natural gas to facilitate renewable growth? Will batteries and other ways to store electricity enable renewables to grow further? Is there a trend in the development of “utility scale” versus distributed renewable energy resources?

Session Speakers
  • Philippe Frangules

    IHS Markit

    Vice President, Energy

  • Sumant Sinha

    ReNew Power

    Chairman and Managing Director

  • George Papadimitriou

    Enel Green Power

    Chief Executive Officer, North America

  • Mark Mills

    Manhattan Institute & Cottonwood Venture Partners

    Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering Strategic Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners