2020 Annual Meeting
Keynote: In the service of sustainability: The case for an integrated energy, climate, and security agenda
The Honorable Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Distinguished Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Panelists will explore how the evolution of the traditional electro-mechanical electric grid to a cyber-enabled smart grid brings with it many security challenges, as an increased reliance on cyber infrastructure creates vulnerabilities to a wide range of cyber-enabled attacks. This panel brings together experts to discuss these challenges and potential solutions.
In the last two years, states and electric utilities across the country have enacted legislation, executive orders, and company commitments to build a 100% clean electricity system by 2050 or sooner. Given the long-lived nature of utility-sector investments, 2050 is practically the day after tomorrow, and key decisions must be made today that will shape the path ahead. In this conversation, key executives leading the way to a 100% clean electricity future will discuss the challenges they face, the decision-making process that led them to embrace decarbonization goals, and their interactions with state and federal policy making.