About the Forum

ACORE’s Renewable Energy Grid Forum convenes senior renewable energy executives, experts in the storage and technology sectors, system operators, financiers and corporate purchasers to maximize the use and integration of renewable energy in our nation’s power markets.

Attendees will assess and advance efforts to promote a modernized grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability and resilience, as the U.S. increasingly fuels its economic growth with renewable power.

Who Attends

Renewable Energy Grid Forum convenes 250 industry executives from across the renewable energy sector. Featuring financiers, developers, energy experts, policymakers, and other senior officials, ACORE’s Grid Forum is the can’t miss event for the latest insights on wholesale and retail power markets, enabling technologies and market and policy signals to attract investment in grid modernization.


Frank Armijo

Vice President
Lockheed Martin Energy

David Chiesa

Senior Director of Global Business Development
S&C Electric

Allison Clements

Program Director, Clean Energy Markets
Energy Foundation

Ira Ehrenpreis

Managing Partner
DBL Partners

Neil Gerber

Global Director of New Energy and Environment

Mars Hanna

Lead, Global Energy Policy and Markets
Google, Inc.

Jamie Link

Director, Innovation & Technology Commercialization
EDF Renewable Energy

Colleen Lueken

Market Analytics Director
Fluence – A Siemens and AES Company

Rose E. McKinney-James

Managing Principal
Energy Works LLC McKinney-James & Associates

Brad Nordholm

Vice Chairman & Sr. Managing Director
Starwood Energy Group

Pat Reiten

Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Discussions will focus on the following topics:

  • Market and policy signals to attract investment in grid modernization
  • Innovations in wholesale and retail power markets, including advances in ancillary service markets and energy price formation
  • The rise of enabling technologies such as energy storage, integrated systems, transmission, electric vehicle infrastructure and software applications – and how they will affect grid dynamics moving forward
  • How regulatory frameworks can accommodate new models such as community choice aggregation and blockchain technology, and the role of utilities
  • Efforts to expand regional grids to enable broader renewables integration

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