Meg McIntosh

IHS Markit

Senior Director, Energy

Meg McIntosh is a Senior Director, Energy, at IHS Markit, leading research and analysis of North American power and renewable markets. Her research has focused on national and regional climate policies and their implications for a range of energy sector business lines. Most recently Ms. McIntosh led IHS Markit analysis of the California greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which covers multiple sectors of the economy. She has led numerous analyses of US renewable and climate-related regulations policies, including existing state renewable portfolio standard policies, proposals for a federal clean electricity standard, and US Environmental Protection Agency regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power generating facilities. Previously, Ms. McIntosh was a Director at The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, where she oversaw the Industry Investment and Development Program, making loans to and equity investments in early stage renewable energy companies. While at the Renewable Energy Trust, she also was responsible for optimizing the organization’s renewable energy certificate contract portfolio position. Ms. McIntosh also worked for PA Consulting, advising energy and financial sector clients on a variety of wholesale energy market issues, including generation asset valuation and strategy. Ms. McIntosh holds a BA from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Sessions With Meg McIntosh

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? 
  • 12:40pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:40 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:10 pm

    Plenary

    The Texas Power Crisis: Lessons & implications

    Panel Transportation & Mobility

    Severe February weather in mid-February drove the Texas power market to shed more than 18 GW of load over several days and sent wholesale energy prices soaring. A catastrophic system-wide event was perilously close. Join IHS Markit power and natural gas experts for a discussion of how the crises differed from others and what changes could be on the horizon.