december, 2020

03dec3:00 pm4:00 pmHow Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Can Fuel Decarbonization, If Only We Let It

Event Details

Commercial & industrial (C&I) customers collectively use over half of the electricity generated in the U.S. Businesses of all sectors and sizes are increasingly setting ambitious corporate goals to use clean or renewable energy to power their operations and facilities, including roughly half of the Fortune 500. In 2018, corporate buyers accounted for over one-fifth of the renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the U.S. and have collectively deployed over 23 GW of new renewable energy over the last 5 years. At the same time, 23 states and DC have implemented statewide greenhouse gas targets and 50 utilities have noted carbon or emission reduction goals. However, different policy and market structures constrain options available to C&I customers to buy the renewable energy they want across markets in the US. For example, RPS expansions have the potential to green the grid for all customers, but do not necessarily enable C&I customers to go beyond state established renewable energy targets. Speakers will discuss regulatory barriers to expanding C&I purchasing and opportunities to resolve these challenges.


Commissioner Ann Rendahl, Washington


• Chairman Carrie Zalewski, Illinois

• Bryn Baker, Director, Policy Innovation, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

• Jeff Riles, Global Energy Markets and Policy, Google

• Mariah Kennedy, Head of Data Center Energy Strategy (Global), Microsoft




(Thursday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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