JC Sandberg

American Clean Power Association

Chief Advocacy Officer

JC Sandberg is the Chief Advocacy Officer at the American Clean Power Association (ACP). He leads ACP’s state and federal advocacy and regulatory policy work as well as ACP’s legal and research teams. Prior to joining ACP, Sandberg led global government affairs and policy at GE Renewable Energy. In this role, JC was instrumental in the global growth of the company’s onshore and offshore wind, grid, hydro, and storage businesses. Sandberg played an active role in the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks enabling the accelerated deployment of renewable energy in domestic and foreign markets. Sandberg began his policy career in 2001 as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works where his portfolio included surface transportation, federal government response to the 9/11 attacks and a range of environmental issues. During his Senate tenure, Sandberg was a lead Senate negotiator on the $300 billion reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Following his work on the Hill, he served as Counsel to the law firm of Baker Donelson where he advised clients on energy and infrastructure issues. Sandberg earned his B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of Arizona. He lives in Virginia with his wife Lauren and their three children.

Sessions With JC Sandberg

Thursday, 10 March

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

    Solar & Wind Supply Chain Disruptions: Increasing costs?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    The solar and wind supply chains are going through significant turbulence due to increased raw material costs, trade regulations, local content rules, and manufacturing bottlenecks. This all results in increased costs and lowered competitiveness of these technologies. The pace of capacity installations will significantly accelerate in the coming years as capital is diverted toward energy transition. In this context, manufacturing capacity will have to scale up significantly along with demand for raw materials. Stretched supply chains might not be able to maintain the sustained cost decline trajectories that renewables, particularly solar, have witnessed over the past decade. How might the dislocations of the supply chains result in higher-than-expected costs of the energy transition? How is industry adapting to this new scenario?