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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Michael Pickens

S&P Global

Principal Research Analyst

Michael Pickens, Associate Director, Energy, S&P Global, is a specialist in North American power market fundamentals. He has over 12 years of energy industry experience, with particular expertise in power market analytics, regional supply and demand, wholesale power pricing, industry structure, and market policy in the North American regional power markets. At IHS Markit, Mr. Pickens focuses on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas power market, providing quarterly outlooks and advising clients on regional dynamics. Previously, Mr. Pickens was with American Electric Power in the Strategic and Fundamental Analysis Group, responsible for the company’s 30-year power market outlook, providing analytical support and advice to senior and middle management on power market issues such as US Environmental Protection Agency regulations, federal policies, and fuel switching. He holds a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from Otterbein University.

Sessions With Michael Pickens

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Texas Power Breakfast

    Power & Renewables
    The Public Utility Commission of Texas finalized an ambitious plan to reform one of the largest wholesale electricity markets in the United States. The historic market redesign intends to strengthen the long-term reliability of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric grid. At the same time, ERCOT faces an unprecedented period of uncertainty and change, driven by the energy transition, extreme weather events, rapidly growing electricity demand and more. The intersection of these developments raises essential questions for industry. How will the market reforms make the electric grid more resilient and reliable in the future? What are the opportunities and challenges for new investment in the region? And how will the electric industry bolster public trust in the electric grid?