Deadline Extended for Net Zero Forum Spring - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Regulation  -  January 31, 2024

Deadline Extended for Net Zero Forum Spring

The deadline for applications for energy customers to attend Net Zero Forum Spring has been extended to Friday, February 2. A limited number of grants are still available to cover all travel, accommodations, and conference costs for qualified energy customers, providing full access to the forum’s pre-scheduled supplier meetings, educational sessions, and networking events.

Set for February 26-28, 2024 in The Woodlands, Texas (near Houston), Net Zero Forum Spring’s popular 1:1 meetings (pre-scheduled, dual opt-in conversations) connect energy customers with leading energy suppliers to focus on specific projects and strategies. Energy supplier sponsors include Constellation, EMC, Trane, Cost Control Associates, Atrius, Shell Energy, Ecosave LLC, MAG Energy, Flo EV Chargers, Edison Energy, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, NextEra Energy Resources, Ameresco, Empower Energies, Trina Solar, Freepoint Energy Solutions, Nexamp, Apex Clean Energy, CMS/Northstar, Pivot, Centrica Business Solutions, Reactivate, Aggreko, ENGIE Resources, Redaptive Sustainability Services, Onyx, and NRG.

Educational programs span energy efficiency, decarbonization strategies, and cutting-edge technologies to support the zero-carbon future—as well as user-generated topics in detailed Q&A sessions.

General sessions include:

  • “What’s Old, New and Next for Hourly Carbon-free Matching Products?” keynote panel with Brian Megali, Director of Clean Energy Policy at Constellation, and Katie Soroye, VP, Granular Procurement Solutions, LevelTen Energy
  • “The Decarbonization Journey Begins with Energy Efficiency” keynote presentation by Sharon Nolen, Fellow, Global Natural Resource Management at Eastman Chemical Company.
  • “Planning Right: Decarbonization Strategies for the Four Organization Archetypes” presented by Trevor Joelson, Energy and Decarbonization Services, Trane.
  • 2024 WISE Award presentation and panel discussion
  • Peer-2-Peer Wrap-Up
  • “Ask the Experts” with Stephanie Armistead, Sustainability Lead, Chick-fil-A; Joby Carlson, Independent Management Consultant, and Wes Doane, Smart Energy Decisions

Spotlight sessions will feature:

  • Energy Pathways – Creating Long-Term Sustainable Operations by Tom Kelly, Senior Energy Manager, Purchase College and Abigail Gerdes, Account Executive, Centrica Business Solutions
  • “Thriving in a Water-Stressed World” spotlight session by Matt Howard, Vice President for Water Stewardship at The Water Council (an Industry Trade Partner for the Spring edition) and Damon Sepe, Segment Leader, Rockwell Automation
  • “PACE Financing of Energy & Water Solutions” with James Cargas, Counsel, Texas PACE Authority
  • “The Current State of Voluntary Carbon Markets” by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners LLC.

"Ask the Expert" is a new feature for Net Zero Forum, featuring industry leaders participating in a series of open Q&A in the Energy Hub. Sessions will be hosted by General Motors, Howard Hughes Corp., Port of San Diego, The Energy Professionals Association, University of Maryland, and more. 

Net Zero Forum will offer a pre-conference workshop called "Destination: Net Zero.” Led by Joby Carlson and Peter Kelly-Detwiler, the session will deliver a comprehensive yet streamlined onboarding to fundamental Net Zero concepts, strategies, and tactics for professionals looking to support or lead change in their organization.

For more information on Net Zero Forum Spring, browse the full conference program. Energy customers can secure access to all sessions, top energy suppliers, and more by applying for 1:1 meeting participation before the February 2 deadline or register here to participate as a general attendee.

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