Wednesday, March 10

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Welcome & Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator for West Virginia
Chairman, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Incentives to Unleash the Renewable Economy: Smart Tax Policies and What’s Next

How can we effectively design tax policies to stimulate the next wave of renewable energy growth? Speakers will outline possibilities for renewable generation, storage, transmission and technology-neutral tax credits, and the continued significance of tax equity markets for project finance.

Ed Zaelke
Partner,
McDermott Will & Emery (Moderator)

Bobby Andres
Senior Policy Adviser, Majority Staff,
U.S. Senate Finance Committee

David Bridges
Tax Counsel, Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23),
U.S. House of Representatives

Renee Eastman
Senior Director, Federal Affairs
Salt River Project

Craig Sundstrom
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs,
RWE Renewables

12:15 - 12:45 PM
Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Ron Wyden
U.S. Senator for Oregon
Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Secretary of Energy

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Clean Energy Workforce: Turning Ambitions into Action

How can the renewable workforce fight against systemic inequalities experienced by communities of color? What tools can we deploy to bring jobs to regions hit hardest by the pandemic? This candid conversation will highlight how policymakers can address these crucial issues in federal and state legislation, while identifying how the renewable industry can become more inclusive and equitable for professionals of color from entry to C-level.

Rose McKinney-James
Managing Principal,
McKinney-James & Associates and Energy Works LLC
(Moderator)

Dana Clare Redden
CEO & Founder,
Solar Stewards

Kristal Hansley
Founder & CEO,
WeSolar Inc.

Abby Watson
Head of Government Affairs (NA),
Siemens Gamesa

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Steven Horsford
U.S. Representative, NV-4

4:00 - 4:30 PM
Networking Session

Introducing our Accelerate Members

ACORE invites you to join members of our team for a conversation about our Accelerate program and introduce our new members. All attendees will be encouraged to turn on their cameras and microphones for a free-flowing discussion.

Thursday, March 11

10:00 - 10:30 AM
Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Gina McCarthy 
White House National Climate Advisor

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fireside Chat: Regulatory Action to Tackle the Climate Crisis

What tools can the Administration deploy in the limited window remaining to confront the climate crisis? This fireside chat will feature an analysis of regulatory authority under EPA, FERC, Interior and other agencies, possible areas of action under the Clean Air Act and Federal Power Act, and what measures are currently expected.

Todd Glass
Partner,
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
(Moderator)

Norman Bay
Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Former Chairman, FERC

Christy Goldfuss
Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy,
Center for American Progress
Former Managing Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality

12:15 - 12:45 PM
Networking Sessions

ACORE’s View of the Federal Policy Landscape

ACORE invites you to join experts on our team for a conversation to discuss the latest insights on Congress, FERC and the new administration. All attendees will be encouraged to turn on their cameras and microphones for a free-flowing discussion. 

The Latest on ACORE’s Macro Grid Initiative 

ACORE invites you to join experts on our Macro Grid Initiative for a conversation about the program and transmission issues. All attendees will be encouraged to turn on their cameras and microphones for a free-flowing discussion. 

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Allison Clements
Commissioner,
U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Priorities for an Infrastructure Plan

With momentum growing to repower the economy through major infrastructure policy, how should legislation underline climate and energy goals? Speakers will discuss how transmission expansion, EV infrastructure, green hydrogen and other clean technologies can be integral components of an effective infrastructure plan, while boosting access to renewables.

Larry Eisenstat
Partner and Energy Group Chair,
Crowell & Moring LLP (Moderator)

Christina Hayes
Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs,
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Scott Hennessey
Vice President, Federal Policy,
Brookfield Renewable

Bill Murray
Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Communications,
Dominion Energy

Susan Nickey
EVP & Chief Client Officer,
Hannon Armstrong

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Keynote Interview & Closing

The Honorable John Curtis
U.S. Representative, UT-3

Heather Reams
Executive Director,
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (Interviewer)