Barclay Gibbs

IHS Markit

Senior Director, North American Power & Renewables

Barclay Gibbs, Senior Director, leads North American power analytics for IHS Markit. He advises on power economics, due diligence, wholesale power price forecasting, and environmental/climate policy. Mr. Gibbs has advised electric utilities, independent power producers, fuels producers, investment banks, private equity firms, manufacturers of power generation equipment, construction/engineering firms, and industrial users of power. Recent/ongoing consulting projects include investment advisory and market benefits assessments for offshore wind projects in the Northeast US, an in-depth market study supporting a US nuclear power plant portfolio transaction, a buy-side market assessment for a portfolio of combined-cycle gas turbine plants (northeast US), and a property tax assessment in the WECC for a gas-fired power plant. Mr. Gibbs recently played a critical role on a team advising an African government regarding its electric sector growth strategy. He also oversaw the market simulations to support a gas-fired power and desalination plant transaction in Oman. Educated in chemical/environmental engineering, applied economics, and technology policy, Mr. Gibbs holds a BS from Bucknell University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and MS degrees from both Clemson University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Powering Decarbonization Through Artificial Intelligence

    Panel Digitalization Innovation & Technology Decarbonization Pathways

    Decarbonizing the power industry is well underway. For example, the United States is already seeing a decrease of about 30% in electric sector CO2 emissions over the last decade. This session explores how advancements in digitalization technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) are accelerating decarbonization efforts. How can AI help to integrate renewables into the power system? Can AI help the demand side be more flexible? What are the challenges and risks facing AI?