Badar Khan

National Grid Group plc

President, National Grid, U.S.

Badar has a degree in engineering from Brunel University in London and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a leader in the restructuring of the retail and wholesale power markets in both the US and the UK. Previously, Badar worked at Centrica plc for 14 years in the UK and US, including four years as CEO of Direct Energy, the North American subsidiary that provides electricity, natural gas and home services. Prior to that he was an officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US, and has also worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London. Badar joined National Grid in 2017. He brings to the Executive Committee his extensive experience in energy sector, which spans retail power and gas and energy-related services, wholesale energy trading, upstream power generation, and oil and gas exploration and production. Badar is focused on driving the company’s vision of exceeding customer expectations and making the energy systems of tomorrow possible. He leads National Grid’s core, regulated business operations in the US, serving 20 million people across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.

Sessions With Badar Khan

Thursday, 4 March

  • 10:20am - 10:50am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 04:20 pm - 04/mar/2021 04:50 pm

    Plenary

    Electrifying Transportation: Infrastructure & new business models

    Panel Power & Renewables Innovation & Technology Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Transportation & Mobility
    Tailwinds for electrifying transportation are building—local and national governments are raising their decarbonization ambitions, and automakers are announcing intentions to invest heavily in electric vehicles. Those inside and outside the industry wonder if electric vehicles are the next technology revolution that transforms the energy landscape. Ultimately, the transformation will only be possible if the necessary infrastructure is available to support it. How are electric utilities, generators, and charging companies preparing for this future? What would it take to reinvent the transportation-energy marriage in a decade's time? Can today’s electric power and charging business models drive the investment needed, and will they be successful in an increasingly electric future? Could infrastructure challenges stop the electric vehicle revolution before it even gets going?