Sam Huntington

S&P Global

Associate Director, GPE

Sam Huntington, associate director with the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team at S&P Global, 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 S&P Global, 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

Tuesday, 8 March

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

    Is Hydrogen a Viable Long-duration Storage Solution?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Clean, dispatchable resources are needed to firm a grid dominated by variable renewable generation. Hydrogen produced from carbon-free electricity and run back through a gas turbine could potentially play this role. What are the technical challenges associated with using hydrogen as a fuel for power generation? How do the economics of hydrogen compare to alternative solutions?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Valuing Flexibility & Firm Capacity in the Power System: Battery, gas, or others?

    Panel Power & Renewables

    The looming retirement of much of the nation's coal fleet combined with electrification-driven load growth is focusing attention on the need for firm resources. At the same time, the influx of intermittent renewables is increasing net load volatility and creating a need for fast-ramping flexible resources. Utilities across the country are wrestling with how to meet these needs by investing in portfolios that balance affordability, reliability, and climate. More often than not, the choice comes down to batteries or gas. What role will batteries and gas play in a decarbonizing power sector? Are they complements or competitors? What other resources can provide these services?