Evolution of Renewable Energy: Storage Applications, Policy Development, and Sustainability Implications

Evolution of Renewable Energy: Storage Applications, Policy Development, and Sustainability Implications
Tuesday, May 25, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Renewable energy has experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and the U.S. is anticipated to further boost its growth in an unprecedented way. This webinar gathers seasoned professionals that represent various sectors and discusses renewable energy policy developments, technology advancements, and economic and social implications of the evolution of the power sector.
Specific topics at this webinar will include:

  • Policy development and cost declines of renewable energy
  • Renewable energy goals and programs at the US federal government and corporations
  • Long-duration, large-capacity energy storage applications
  • Socioeconomic implications of existing and potential locations for rooftop PV across racial and ethnic lines
  • Equity-centered climate policy development by local government
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Wesley Cole, Ph.D., Senior Energy Modeler and Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Wesley Cole is a senior energy modeler and analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His work is centered around improving understanding of how the U.S. power system might evolve. He focuses on renewable energy integration, the role of energy storage, and the impacts of high renewable energy futures. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin and his B.S. at Brigham Young University, both in chemical engineering.

Kyle Hoppe, Energy and Sustainability Analyst, Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Sustainability Office
Kyle is an energy and sustainability analyst with Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Sustainability Office (CSO) where he currently focuses on enterprise energy strategy. Before joining the CSO, Kyle was the facilities energy manager for Space’s Waterton campus and the energy engineer for the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Support Contract. In these roles, Kyle gained experience managing unique site utility budgets, energy efficiency project management, building automation controls and renewable microgrid systems.

Roger Jenkins, Federal Account Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy
Roger Jenkins currently serves as the federal account manager for Lockheed Martin Energy. Previously, Roger served in key management roles supporting Army and Air Force energy resilience project development, and energy policy development for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Roger spent more than 20 years at SAIC/Leidos, where he helped integrate commercial utility engineering and EPC acquisitions with core SAIC capabilities to pursue developing commercial markets in smart grid, C&I energy efficiency, and carbon management.

Daniel M. Kammen, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments leading multiple centers. He has served the state of California and multiple federal government agencies in advisory capacities and helped found over 10 companies. He has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2020, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Anne McKibbin, J.D., Policy Director, Elevate
Anne McKibbin is the policy director at Elevate, where she leads policy initiatives and advocacy efforts on clean energy, clean water, workforce development, and healthy housing. She has served on diverse coalitions and helped drive the passing of the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act of 2016. Previously, Ms. McKibbin managed public policy projects for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Citizens Utility Board of Illinois. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University and M.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University.

Lindy Wordlaw, AICP, Associate Director of Community Planning, Elevate
Lindy Wordlaw is the lead planner for all climate, energy and sustainability planning efforts at Elevate. She has over 20 years of experience integrating inclusive energy and climate planning at municipal, county, and state levels, e.g., overseeing the implementation of energy benchmarking ordinance, developing net-zero-emissions municipal operations strategy, leading stakeholder engagement in developing decarbonization policy, and demonstrating deep energy retrofit potential in buildings. Ms. Wordlaw served as Chair of the American Planning Association’s Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division (2013-2017).


Kraig Kurucz, EHS Engineer and Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Kraig has over 40 years of experience in environmental management with Lockheed Martin and Intel Corporation, managing environmental compliance for Intel’s Americas Region and all aspects of EHS for California. He is a director of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)’s Clean Air Foundation and served 15 years with the BAAQMD Advisory Council. He has made the business case for Intel Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp to install renewable energy equipment at their sites.