Sam Huntington

IHS Markit

Associate Director, GPE

Sam Huntington, associate director with the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team at IHS Markit, focuses on energy storage and power market fundamentals. Mr. Huntington specializes in the use of simulation and forecasting tools to conduct economic analysis on the interaction between renewables, storage, and conventional resources in power markets. He leads research on energy storage technologies; develops the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team’s cost and capacity outlooks; and advises clients on energy storage policy, economics, and market opportunities. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Huntington was a consultant on state energy efficiency policy before completing graduate work on distributed energy resources and the utility of the future. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sessions With Sam Huntington

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:40am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    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? 
  • 11:10am - 12:00pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:10 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue