Session Details

Plenary - Reliability, Affordability and Environment: Managing the trade-offs

Thursday, March 12

05:00 pm - 05:45 pm

Consumers prefer reliable grid-based electricity supply capable of responding and adapting to deviations from expected operating conditions while also providing environmentally responsible electricity services at an affordable price. Electricity utilities face a strategic challenge to balance the costs and benefits of these multiple objectives. Are electrification trends driving consumer demands for greater reliability as the generation fuel and technology mix shifts toward lower levels of inherent power supply resilience? What is the appetite of consumers and governments for price increases to achieve a reliable, resilient, and environmentally responsible electric grid?

Session Speakers
  • Lawrence Makovich

    IHS Markit

    Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chair

  • Bernard L. McNamee

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


  • Patrick Byrne

    GE Digital

    Chief Executive Officer