Roger Kranenburg

Eversource Energy

Vice President, Strategy & Policy

Roger Kranenburg, Vice President, Strategy and Policy, Eversource Energy, is responsible for clean energy and growth strategy and policies along with transportation electrification and battery storage initiatives. He was with IHS Markit, advising top power sector companies globally on transformation, investment, and operations. Clients included major global petroleum, automotive, and technology companies. In his innovation and technology role, he led the application of data analytics to power sector data and information. Earlier at the Edison Electric Institute, he led strategy for the electric industry in the areas of supply and taxation. He was instrumental in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Earlier, he led development in wireless telecommunications and worked at Siemens (formerly Ansaldo-Finmeccanica). He has done research and published on high-temperature superconductors, high-performance electric drive systems, and high-frequency telecommunications. A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kranenburg holds a BSc and an MSc (plus PhD course requirements) in electrical engineering/applied physics and an MBA from the University of Houston. He has completed the Leadership for Senior Executives and Preparing to Be a Corporate Director programs at the Harvard Business School. He serves on the Woodwell Climate Research Center Board of Directors – finance and chair of the investment committee.

Sessions With Roger Kranenburg

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Electric Grid Reliability & Resiliency: Climate, planning & technology

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Grid reliability and, importantly, resiliency is paramount and will increasingly become more important as we electrify energy demand in the quest to decarbonize the energy system. Weather patterns are more severe and changing around the world. Being resilient to weather impact is both the ability to withstand a severe event as well as recover from its impact. Emerging innovations, changes in planning and operations, and application of new technologies and techniques will all be necessary to respond to this challenge. The US federal government has recognized this need and is providing significant support in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)for this new world.

Thursday, 10 March

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

    Distributed Energy: Balancing flexibility, reliability & resilience

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)—including solar photovoltaics, battery storage, electric vehicles, and responsive loads—are proliferating in distribution grids around the world as customers seek greater control over the cost and environmental footprint of their electricity use. At the same time, extreme weather events, natural disasters, and cyber intrusions have brought the resiliency value of these resources into focus. As widespread adoption becomes a reality, utilities face new challenges and opportunities that have the potential to transform the way the distribution grid is managed. What role should utilities play in guiding DER adoption? How should the resiliency benefits of DERs be valued? What lessons can be drawn from regions where DER penetration is already significant? 
  • 09:30am - 10:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 04:10 pm

    Growing Power Infrastructure: Electrification of cities & public transport

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    The transportation sector(s) are increasingly electrified over time. How and when does this significantly impact commercial or government fleets? How does the transition impact urban versus suburban (last-mile) applications and interstate long-haul applications differently? What are regional government, coalition, and/or utility policies providing to harness this development? Are smart-city initiatives a leading or lagging factor to electrification? What other fundamental technologies, such as connectivity, autonomy, population trends, telecommuting, etc., will drive this transition? Is the overriding rationale to address carbon and climate issues, or is the focus on business margins and cost efficiencies? Or both?

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Evolution of Smart Cities: Autonomy increasing with intelligence

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Energy cities are well positioned to define the smart city of the future starting from their foundation of energy. With energy fueling everything that makes these urban environments so attractive—from transportation to comfort, information, commerce, and entertainment—these cities will show the way. They will leverage advanced technologies in clean energy, autonomous transport, ultrafast telecommunications, artificial intelligence, and many other benefits to make them attractive places to live, work, and play.

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

    Long-duration Battery Storage Technology: Who is leading the charge?

    Panel Innovation & Technology

    Decarbonization of the energy system is generating unprecedented interest in long duration energy storage (LDES) technologies. A flurry of LDES innovation is underway to manage structural issues in the electrical power industry and to compete with lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. What are the characteristics of the key technologies and their opportunities? How can current obstacles of cost and inefficiency be overcome?