David Carroll

ENGIE

Chief Renewables Officer

David Carroll is the North America lead for Renewables and is responsible for the Renewables activities that encompass utility scale wind and solar, distributed generation and storage, focused on development, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, including partnership management. David joined ENGIE North America in August 2020 as Vice President for Grid Scale Renewables. He has more than 15 years of experience leading construction, engineering and program management teams across the renewable energy industry, including wind, solar, bioenergy, and storage technologies, contributing to more than 7 GW of renewable energy globally.

Sessions With David Carroll

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Making the Connection: Renewables & the grid

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Renewables such as wind and solar are becoming increasingly cost-competitive and are being rapidly deployed to meet decarbonization goals and growing customer and corporate demand for clean energy. At the same time, these resources tend to be located farther away from load centers—in areas where the wind blows hard or the sun shines bright. Transmission is therefore becoming increasingly important to integrate renewables onto the grid and ensure a reliable, affordable clean electricity system. Yet developing new transmission is often slowed down by complex planning and permitting processes, cost allocation issues, and/or legal challenges—with long interconnection queues and network upgrade costs delaying many new wind and solar resources from coming online. What solutions are available to facilitate new transmission development? What opportunities are there to boost existing transmission capacity? What are the roles of policymakers versus the private sector?