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Brandon Keefe

Plus Power

Chief Executive Officer

Plus Power CEO Brandon Keefe leads the nation’s largest battery storage IPP with nearly 10,000 MW of standalone, utility-scale energy storage projects in development. Plus Power’s portfolio spans 25 states and includes nearly every U.S. wholesale market and Canada. With nearly 20 years working at the intersection of policy, politics and business, his mission is to speed the deployment of battery energy storage, which will dramatically transform the energy and transportation markets. Brandon leads a best-in-class team of over 100 professionals with generation and energy storage experience at utilities, developers, investors and regulators. Prior to Plus Power, Brandon led development for Sovereign Energy Storage, an energy storage developer based in San Francisco, originating and contracting some of California’s first transmission-connected facilities for PG&E, SCE and SDG&E. Brandon graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Honors College with a B.A. in American Politics.

Sessions With Brandon Keefe

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2023 06:50 pm

    Choices for Flexible Power: Gas, batteries, storage and beyond

    Power & Renewables
    As renewable generation becomes increasingly widespread in power markets globally, the associated variability and impact on system reliability are highlighting the importance of flexible power sources. Today, power markets are addressing the challenge in different ways, from ramping gas or coal fleets up and down, to enhancing transmission interconnections, leveraging pumped hydro or batteries storage and innovating demand-side management. Policies and market mechanisms are poised to evolve to incentivize and reward flexible power supply, particularly those zero-carbon solutions that can advance energy transition. Is there an optimal balance between variable renewable capacity and flexible power resources, theoretically or in practice? Which flexible solution has the most positive cost curve outlook and at what scale? What are the main policies and market mechanisms addressing flexibility today? What changes need to be made to create commercial opportunities for flexibility suppliers?