• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Shashank Sane


Executive Vice President, Transmission

Shashank Sane leads the Invenergy Transmission business with responsibility for the multi-faceted execution of complex transmission projects, including analyzing the market for new development opportunities, working with customers to commercialize the projects, and building relationships with key stakeholders to advance projects that benefit communities and customers. Previously, Shashank led Invenergy’s Corporate Development team where he executed on value accretive M&A transactions and identified new business opportunities for Invenergy. Earlier in his time at the company, Shashank held various finance-oriented roles, successfully completing over $5 billion in financings and divestitures. Prior to joining Invenergy, Shashank spent time advising energy companies at Oliver Wyman, after beginning his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. He earned a BS in Finance and International Business from the New York University’s Stern School of Business, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Sessions With Shashank Sane

Thursday, 9 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 09/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Permitting & Transmission: The big challenge of connecting renewables

    Power & Renewables
    The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act solidifies both wind and solar as least-cost sources of new generating supply in the United States. At the same time, these resources tend to be in different locations than existing legacy infrastructure, making transmission increasingly important to integrate renewables onto the grid and ensure a reliable, affordable electricity system. New transmission development is often slowed down by complex planning and permitting processes, cost allocation issues and legal challenges—with long interconnection queues and network upgrade costs delaying many new wind and solar resources from coming online. What opportunities and barriers are there to increasing transmission capacity in existing rights of way? What solutions are available to facilitate new transmission development? What are the roles of policymakers versus the private sector?