Agenda - Tenth Annual Yale Alumni in Energy Conference

March 8

 

6:30 PM

Dinner at Elm City Social, 266 College Street, New Haven (Pre-registration required).  

March 9


7:45 AM

Shuttle to Yale School of Management (165 Whitney Ave) from Omni Hotel

8:00 AM   

Continental Breakfast at Yale School of Management

8:30 AM  

Welcome & Introduction

  • Ed Hirs ‘79, ‘79 MA, ‘81 MBA

8:45 AM

Modernizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure (Book available on Amazon)

  • Mason Willrich ‘54 - Former Chair, CAISO

9:30 AM

Making Hawaii’s Grid 100% Renewable

  • Constance Lau ‘74 - CEO Hawaiian Electric Industries

10:15 AM

Break

10:35 AM

Defining the 21st Century Electric Industry:  Puerto Rico is Ground Zero

  • Scott Hempling ‘78, Scott Hempling Law, Advisor to Puerto Rico Energy Commission

11:20 AM

Morning Open Discussion

  • Willrich, Lau and Hempling

12:00 PM

Lunch at the New Haven Lawn Club

1:15 PM

Innovative Carbon Reduction

Carbon Reduction Via Agriculture

  • Howard Newman ‘69, ‘69 MA - CEO Pine Brook Road Partners

Carbon into Ethanol

  • Staff Sheehan ‘13 MA, ‘16 PhD - President, Catalytic Innovations, LLC

2:15 PM

Energy Storage Technology Development

  • Ken Brown ‘69, CEO of Safe Hydrogen

2:45 PM

Break

3:00 PM

Blockchain in Energy Management

  • Wendy Holland ‘91, Holland Associates
  • Jeffrey Katz ‘89 PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Utilities Industry IBM

3:45 PM

Renewable Energy:  Market Update, Politics, and Investing Opportunities

  • Thomas Emmons ‘69, Partner at Pegasus Capital

4:15 PM

Energy Future

  • Matt Rogers ‘89 MBA, Senior Partner, McKinsey, and former Senior Adviser to US Secretary of Energy

5:00 PM

Afternoon Open Discussion

  • Dan Fisher ‘95 MLS, Moderator
  • Newman, Sheehan, Holland, Katz, Emmons & Rogers

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Reception