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EVENT: Beyond Procurement: The Why and How of Greening the Grid

A half-day virtual workshop in partnership with Schneider Electric, exploring new ways to deepen the impact of corporate clean energy initiatives



Join our experts from Schneider Electric on March 26th at 10am EST to explore new avenues for corporate action – beyond procurement – that can help accelerate grid decarbonization and improve reliability.

The Imperative


Climate science makes it clear we must cut global greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Corporate action is a powerful catalyst for change. According to Rocky Mountain Institute, since 2008, corporate renewable purchases have helped bring on line 148 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity globally — more than the total power-generating capacity of France.

The Challenge


To achieve our clean energy goals, new technologies need to be deployed at an unprecedented scale and rate. The U.S. Department of Energy says the grid may need to expand by 60% by 2030 and triple by 2050 to meet clean energy demands. Reliability is also an issue, particularly as extreme weather events become more frequent and devastating.

The Solutions


It’s time to explore new avenues for corporate action in addition to procurement that can help accelerate grid decarbonization and improve reliability. From new clean energy technologies, to storage, to enabling more efficient use of electricity in buildings, transportation, and the industrial sectors – there are many ways to deepen your impact and achieve transformational change for your business and the grid.



Many corporations are factoring the carbon intensity of the grid into their decision-making. It’s informing where to focus decarbonization efforts to achieve faster progress and more bang for the buck.

Learn about grid decarbonization as it applies to:

  • Energy Storage: long-duration energy storage (LDES), is expected to reduce the cost of fully firm renewable power to below $100 per MWh if deployment continues to accelerate.
  • Clean Supply Chains: 90% of the global economy is committed to reaching net-zero emissions and more than 1,800 businesses are working toward net-zero Science Based Targets. Achieving net zero requires businesses to address Scope 3; all indirect emissions from the value chain. With supply chain emissions averaging 11.4 times higher than operational emissions, decarbonizing supply chains is one of the most significant climate actions a company can take.
  • DERs: Distributed energy resources (DERs)—including distributed generation, demand response, and distributed energy storage— alleviate strain on the network while using clean energy and ensuring reliability. DERs have an important role to play in providing the flexibility needed to put much more renewable energy on the grid, faster.
  • Efficiency: According to the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency could reduce customer costs to the tune of $10 billion-$19 billion annually per region by 2050. Savings come from avoided energy use, generation capacity, and transmission costs.

During this half-day event, our experts from Schneider Electric will discuss new methods for deploying renewables and efficiency tactics that maximize decarbonization and bolster the reliability of the grid, resulting in new clean energy and avoided emissions.

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

TIME (EST)SESSION NAMESPEAKERSDESCRIPTION
10amPathways Toward Grid DecarbonizationRon Taglieri Schneider Electric

Charles Cannon
Rock Mtn Institute

Henry Richardson
WattTime.org
Our climate goals will require major upgrades to the grid in the next several years. What are the challenges and the opportunities? What new policies are changing the landscape of grid decarbonization? What trends/technology will likely create new opportunities for taking action in the near future?
11amWhere the Rubber Meets the RoadIan Lawrence
Zeigo, by Schneider Electric

Spencer Stanton
Jupiter Power

Erik Mohn,
Schneider Electric

+3 more
A panel discussion that covers tactics for corporate grid decarbonization, best practices, and next steps — moderated by Zeigo Network’s Ian Lawrence and including Schneider Electric experts in efficiency, energy data, battery storage, and grid solutions.
12pmHow the IRA is Creating New Pathways for Grid DecarbonizationHans Royal
Schneider Electric
A deep dive into how the IRA’s Tax Credit Transfer is funding a variety of opportunities to support grid decarbonization, including tax credits for standalone storage, and how that can unlock utility-scale storage solutions to support the growing penetration of renewables.
1pmEnterprise Case StudyJohn Hoekstra
Prologis
What does it mean to integrate grid decarbonization into your sustainability strategy? How can you make tangible progress on decarbonization while simultaneously greening the grid? Hear from one company that has experienced success in both areas.

Join us on March 26th at 10am EST to learn the most effective way to leverage your decarbonization efforts and political capital to amplify your impact.