Connecting power and investment

The Financing US Power Conference is the premier power finance event, giving you unique opportunities to explore the critical drivers for electric power investment. Meet with colleagues, including leaders from utilities, investors, developers, and analysts, while gaining valuable insight into the investment climate and the challenges for power finance deals.

Discuss the topics most relevant to your business, including:

  • — Impact of the IRA on electric power markets
  • — Challenges for projects including supply chain delays and cost
  • — M&A activity and new trends
  • — Regulatory landscape impacting permitting
  • — New technologies and new opportunities

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Day 1 Agenda
Monday, October 30, 2023
  • 8:00 am Registration and networking breakfast
  • 9:00 amChair's Welcoming Remarks The IRA One Year On: How has the US power sector landscape changed?
    Xizhou Zhou, Vice President and Managing Director, Global Power and Renewables,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:30 am  KEYNOTE   Clean Power Future
    Doreen Harris, President and CEO,
    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
    Moderator: Peter Gardett, Executive Director Research and Analysis,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:00 am  KEYNOTE   New Era for US Electric Power
    — The scope of the challenges
    — Ongoing discussions of permitting reforms at federal level
    — What is the time scale for resolving these problems?
    — Aligning federal, state, local stakeholders

    David Giordano, Global Head of BlackRock Climate Infrastructure,
    Moderator: Philippe Frangules, Head of Gas, Power and Climate Solutions,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:30 am Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 11:15 am  PANEL DISCUSSION  Investment Opportunities and the IRA 
    — Scope and reach of the IRA
    — Where is investment taking place stimulated by new federal support?
    — Key challenges that remain
    — Supply chain challenges

    Himanshu Saxena, CEO,
    Lotus Infrastructure Partners
    Rich Roloff, Managing Director,
    LS Power
    Lee Taylor, CEO,
    John Morton, Managing Director and Global Head of Advisory,
    Pollination Group
    Moderator: Daryna Kotenko, Lead, North American Power,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:00 pm  PANEL DISCUSSION  Investment Outlook for Renewable and Clean Energy
    — Growth trajectory for renewable energy
    — ESG goals and decarbonization
    — Challenges for transmission and clean energy development
    — Supply and cost of critical materials for renewable energy
    — Domestic content rules and their impact

    Justin DeAngelis, Partner and Co-Head, Sustainable Infrastructure,
    Denham Capital
    Udit Goyal, Vice President Project Finance,
    Moderator: Steve Piper, Director, Energy Research,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:45 pm Networking Lunch
  • 2:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION  Interconnection Process for Clean Power
    — Surging interconnection queues around the country
    — Proposed interconnection queue reforms – could they alleviate the problem?
    — Which ones will likely make it into the final rule?
    — What other measures and policy changes can help improve the process?

    Will Gorman, Research Scientist, Electricity Markets,
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Edward Sondey, CEO,
    REV Renewables
    Moderator: Mason Lester, Senior Research Analyst, Power and Renewables,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 2:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION  Reliability and Capacity Accreditation
    — Rising reliability concerns in a world dominated by variable renewables
    — Capacity markets and capacity revenues for generation owners
    — Is there still a role for gas-fired power?
    — Opportunities and challenges for different types of technologies

    Masood Ahmad, Senior Resource Planning Manager,
    Platte River Power Authority
    William Berg, Vice President, Wholesale Market Development,
    Constellation Energy
    Danielle Powers, Executive Vice President,
    Concentric Energy Advisors
    Moderator: Doug Giuffre, Executive Director, Global Power and Renewables,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 3:20 pm Networking & Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION  Green Hydrogen
    — IRA incentives – how cheap will they make hydrogen in the US?
    — Investment opportunities along the hydrogen value chain
    — From hydrogen hubs to large-scale deployment

    Wafaa Ermilate, Managing Director and Head of Energy, Americas,
    ING Financial Services
    William Bond, Head of N.A. Infrastructure and Power,
    Rothesay Asset Management
    Michael Mudd, Director Global Sustainable Finance,
    Bank of America
    Moderator: Conway Irwin, Director, Research and Analysis,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION  Nuclear Energy Investment Outlook
    — Will there a be a nuclear revival in the US?
    — Which reactor technologies are in play?
    — What’s the potential timeline for demonstration and development?
    — How do the economics look?

    James Schaefer, Senior Managing Director,
    Guggenheim Capital Partners
    J. Clay Sell, CEO,
    Adam Stein, Director Nuclear Energy Innovation,
    The Breakthrough Institute
    James Walker, CEO,
    Nano Nuclear
    Moderator: William Freebairn, Associate Editorial Director, Nuclear Power,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 5:20 pm Chair’s Wrap-Up of Day One
  • 5:30 pm Networking Drinks Reception
Day 2 Agenda
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • 8:00 am Networking breakfast
  • 8:55 am Chair’s welcoming remarks and introduction to Day Two
    Xizhou Zhou Vice President and Managing Director, Global Power and Renewables,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:00 am  PANEL DISCUSSION Alternative Financing
    — Growing movement of private equity to renewable resources
    — How profound is this shift in investment?
    — What strategic considerations are facing investors?
    — Evaluating investment opportunities including hydrogen and battery storage

    Mark Rutledge, Managing Director,
    Blackstone Credit
    Christine Hommes, Partner, Private Equity
    Todd Giardinelli, Co-Head, Power and Renewables,
    Morgan Stanley
    Moderator: Fritz Lark, Partner,
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 9:45 am  PANEL DISCUSSION M&A Outlook
    — Review of recent M&A examples, proposed or concluded
    — What is driving M&A
    — Economic cycles and M&A calculations
    — Evaluating risks and opportunities: investor perspectives

    Andrew Kapp, Partner and Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Group,
    Paulo Arencibia, Senior Investment Director,
    Axium Infrastructure
    William Demas, Senior Managing Director,
    Martin Lanternier, Co-Head, Infrastructure Americas,
    Moderator: Jonathan Melmed, Partner,
    King & Spalding
  • 10:30 am Networking Break
  • 11:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION Energy Storage – from 4-hour batteries to long-duration resources
    — IRA implications for storage projects
    — Where are the best investment opportunities
    — What’s beyond battery story? Pumped storage? Others?

    Annam Muthu, Vice President, Energy Storage,
    ENGIE North America
    Omar Aoun, Vice President of Sales,
    Energy Vault
    Jose Alvarez, Lead, Energy Storage
    Acciona Energy
    Moderator: Andrew Engblom, Americas Commodity News,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 11:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION Electrification and demand growth
    — How much faster will US power demand growth?
    — Growth projections for EVs and transportation electrification
    — Heating electrification and implications for power systems and markets
    — Potential reliability challenges – Where and when?

    Roger Kranenburg, Vice President Energy Strategy and Policy,
    MD Sakib, Director, Future of Electricity,
    National Grid
    Patrick Ryan, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Policy, and Analytics,
    Moderator: Jim O’Reilly, Principal Analyst,
    S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:20 pm Chair’s closing remarks
  • 12:30 pmEnd of conference
Times are US Eastern (EDT / GMT-05). Agenda subject to change.


Keynote Speakers

Name David GiordanoGlobal Head of BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, Blackrock

Mr. Giordano leads the Blackrock Climate Infrastructure team's investment strategy and organizational management initiatives. He has led investment strategies across the Americas and APAC since the launch of the Renewable Power platform in 2011. He has more than 20 years of investment experience.

Previously, he was one of the original members of Babcock & Brown's North American infrastructure team, where he closed $4 billion of renewable transactions and was on the North American Infrastructure Fund Investment Committee. Mr. Giordano's extensive energy industry experience includes his work at FPL Energy (now NextEra), where he developed and acquired operating and development power assets and played a vital role in the first non-registered 144A bond offering for a portfolio of wind assets. Mr. Giordano was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Board of Directors, and he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Name Doreen HarrisPresident and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Ms. Harris was appointed president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on April 7, 2021. Before becoming president, she served as acting president and CEO since June 2020. During her tenure at NYSERDA, she has held executive, technical, and policy positions, including Vice President of Large-Scale Renewables. She has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and engineering companies for over 20 years.

Ms. Harris has overseen the State’s nation-leading advancement of renewable resources under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and Clean Energy Standard. She has also spearheaded the strategic development of New York’s offshore wind resource, including the execution of the State’s offshore wind master plan. She was instrumental in advancing and implementing the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, which is modernizing the siting of large-scale renewable energy projects across New York. Ms. Harris is co-chair of the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member committee preparing a Scoping Plan to achieve the State’s bold clean energy and climate agenda.


Name Masood AhmadSenior Resource Planning Manager, Platte River Power Authority

Ahmad is the Resource Planning Manager with Platte River Power Authority, a community-owned wholesale power supplier to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland. His responsibilities include planning to implement Platte River’s Resource Diversification Policy. This policy calls for 100% noncarbon, financially sustainable, environmentally responsible, and reliable electricity supply by 2030. Masood holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has over two decades of global experience in the electric power business. Before joining Platte River, he worked with two large Southeastern utilities: Virginia Power and the Southern Company. His overseas experience includes working in the energy sectors of Saudi Arabia, Brazil, the UK, Turkey, and Pakistan.

Name Omar AounVice President of Sales, Energy Vault

Omar Aoun is Vice President of Sales at Energy Vault, responsible for the sales strategy and execution in support of Energy Vault’s mission to accelerate the decarbonization of our planet through the development of sustainable and economical energy storage technologies.

Omar has 25 years of experience in the energy sector spent with General Electric, SunEdison, Samsung, and Energy Vault, spanning various power generation segments, including conventional, renewable, and energy storage. Before Energy Vault, Omar spent seven years growing the energy storage business for Samsung SDI in the Americas, where he led the commercial team and the realization of multi GWh of project deployments through close collaboration with utilities and IPPs in the space.

Name Paulo ArencibiaSenior Investment Director, Axium Infrastructure

Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Arencibia is a senior management team member primarily responsible for transaction origination, due diligence, and execution. He joined Axium Infrastructure in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in financial advisory and infrastructure project finance. Before joining Axium Infrastructure, Paulo joined the Energy & Infrastructure Banking team at BNP Paribas in New York, where he executed multiple greenfield project finance transactions for natural gas-fired and renewable energy projects. Paulo was also responsible for building BNP Paribas’ transportation and PPP platform in the United States and Canada.

Paulo began his career in London with Citigroup, where he focused on financial advisory and debt structuring and placement to support the development of large-scale energy and water facilities in Europe and the Middle East. Fluent in English and Spanish, Paulo holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University, an MA in Development Economics from the Fletcher School, and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Name William BergVice President, Wholesale Market Development, Constellation Energy

As Vice President of Wholesale Market Development, Mr. Berg manages Constellation’s wholesale policy development and advocacy in all competitive wholesale markets in which Constellation is engaged, including PJM, ISO New England, ERCOT, SPP, MISO, and NYISO, to ensure outcomes that align with Constellation’s business strategy. Mr. Berg works closely with the various business units within Constellation to understand the needs of the Corporation and how to shape market policies to further Constellation’s clean, reliable, and affordable electricity goals. He has worked in the electric power industry for 31 years and, in that time, developed an understanding of market dynamics in both regulated and deregulated energy markets. Mr. Berg holds a BA in Business Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MA in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida, College of Business.

Name William BondHead of North America Infrastructure and Energy, Rothesay Asset Management North America

Mr. Bond joined Rothesay in 2022 and is responsible for investments in the infrastructure sector. Before joining Rothesay, he worked at Nomura, Bank of America, and General Electric. He started his career in strategy consulting in London.

Name Justin DeAngelisPartner and Co-Head, Sustainable Infrastructure, Denham Capital

Mr. DeAngelis is a Partner and co-leads the firm’s Sustainable Infrastructure investment efforts. He brings over 20 years of experience to the firm and is a member of the Investment and Valuation Committees. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Endeavor Energy, Ceiba Energy, Greenleaf Power, and subsidiaries of Rio Energy. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Themis Energy.

Justin is a member of Drexel University’s Alumni Board of Governors and the Advancement Committee for Mount Saint Mary Academy and is taking part in Columbia University’s World Projects Initiative. He is a member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Advisory Council and the Advisory Council for NASP-USAID Investment Partnership for “Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure.”

Name William DemasSenior Managing Director, Macquarie Asset Management

Mr. Demas is Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas, Green Investment Group, within Macquarie Asset Management. He re-joined Macquarie from Stonepeak Partners, where he led the firm’s America’s renewable energy and energy transition investment activities. Before Stonepeak, Mr. Demas spearheaded and led Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in the Americas. Before CIP, he was a senior member of Macquarie Capital’s renewable energy principal and investment and advisory team. He spent the early part of his career at Good Energies, one of the first dedicated clean technology venture funds. He began his career at Lazard as a founding member of its Clean Technology and Renewable Energy advisory business.

Name Andrew EngblomNews Desk Manager, Power and Renewables, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Andrew Engblom is the senior managing editor for Power & Renewables at S&P Global Commodity Insights. He has over 20 years of experience covering energy markets, including power trading, utility financials, energy policy, and renewable energy supply chains. He leads a team of reporters and editors covering North America and Europe's power and renewable energy markets for S&P Capital IQ Pro.

Name Wafaa ErmilateManaging Director and Head of Energy, Americas, ING Financial Services

Ms. Ermilate is an explorer in the global hydrogen economy and sustainability advocate with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. Focus on energy, infrastructure, and new energies in several capacities (M&A, debt advisory, project finance, acquisition finance). Currently, she leads the ING Energy team for the Americas, based in New York.

Name Philippe FrangulesHead of Gas, Power and Climate Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Frangules is a senior vice president at S&P Global, leading a team of 350 colleagues focused on research and consulting in Natural Gas, Power (including Renewables), and Climate across the globe. Leverage expertise, technology, and data science across downstream energy businesses to help drive client growth, performance, and efficiency. Previously, he led IHS Markit’s Gas, Power, and Energy Futures and Upstream Oil and Gas consulting businesses. Mr. Frangules has been with S&P Global and a predecessor company since 2002. Before joining S&P Global, he was co-founder of Excelergy Corp., a software & internet service company focused on the intersection of the internet and deregulating energy.

Name William FreebairnAssociate Editorial Director, Nuclear Power, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Freebairn is S&P Global Commodity Insights associate editorial director for global nuclear power and head of uranium pricing. He has been the editor for the group's flagship publication, Nucleonics Week, since 2012. He heads a team of editors and reporters based in Washington, Houston, and London, covering nuclear fuel markets and nuclear energy policy and operations. Major publications have quoted him on nuclear fuel, uranium markets, and new nuclear plant development and construction.

Name Peter GardettExecutive Director, Research and Analysis, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Gardett is an executive director for S&P Global Commodity Insights and is part of a dedicated research team that provides integrated climate and cleantech advisory research to the financial sector. He has over 20 years of experience in energy and commodities markets as a journalist, analyst, entrepreneur, and executive. His work at S&P Global Commodity Insights focuses on the energy transition and cleantech, including solar, wind, hydrogen, batteries, and storage.

Name Todd GiardinelliCo-Head, Global Power, Utilities and Renewables Group, Morgan Stanley

Todd Giardinelli is a managing director and co-head of the global power, utilities, and renewables group at Morgan Stanley. Mr Giardinelli has an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude from Kenyon College with Distinction in English.

Name Douglas GiuffreExecutive Director, Global Power and Renewables, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Giuffre has 20 years of energy industry experience, with deep expertise in wholesale power markets. His team delivers strategic analyses and insights to retain clients, producing biannual long-term power market outlooks. Mr. Giuffre has provided insights to corporate boards and senior management on capacity markets, power sector investment trends, market fundamentals, and energy policy. He joined S&P Global through its acquisition of IHS Markit. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Giuffre was a research economist at the Beacon Hill Institute, specializing in regulatory policy issues, including tax incentives for renewable energy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree from Suffolk University, United States.

Name Will GormanResearch Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mr. Gorman is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he focuses on integrating variable generation into the electric power system, the economics of distributed energy resources, and the application of energy storage within electricity networks. He has published his research in Applied Energy, Energy Policy, and Energy Economics, among other journals. He has spoken in front of FERC and at the ACP Clean Power annual meeting, the Energy Systems and Integration Group Technical Symposium, and the United States Association of Energy Economists. A guest on multiple podcasts, he has also been featured in industry publications such as Green Tech Media and Utility Dive.

Name Udit GoyalVice President Project Finance, Ørsted

Name Christine HommesPartner, Private Equity, Apollo

Ms. Hommes is a Partner, Private Equity at Apollo. For over 15 years, she has invested in businesses in and around the energy sector. At Apollo, Hommes focuses on industrial companies and technologies enabling the energy transition. She currently serves on the board of directors of Celeros Flow Technology and Infrastructure Networks. She previously served on the board of directors of Spartan Acquisition Corp. II. This publicly traded, special purpose acquisition company merged with Sunlight Financial and Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, which merged with Allego. She was also a founding steering committee member of Apollo Women Empower (AWE), Apollo’s women’s network, and co-led the initiative for several years.

Name Conway IrwinDirector, Research and Analysis, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Ms. Irwin is a director in the Financial and Capital Markets group at S&P Global Commodity Insights, part of a dedicated research team that provides integrated climate and cleantech advisory research to the financial sector. Her work focuses on cleantech (solar, wind, hydrogen, batteries, and storage) and the broader energy transition, including changes in financial flows and regulations in response to shifts in global energy markets. She has more than a decade of experience in energy and commodities markets as a journalist and analyst in both the public and private sectors in the US, Russia, and China.

Name Andrew KappPartner and Managing Director, Carlyle

Mr. Kapp is a Partner and Managing Director within Carlyle’s Infrastructure Group. Before joining Carlyle in 2022, he spent eight years at JPMorgan Asset Management, where he served as a Managing Director and an investment lead for the Infrastructure Investments Fund. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Kapp sourced, led, and sponsored significant new investments and was responsible for building, combining, and optimizing platform companies within the portfolio. Before joining JPMorgan Asset Management in 2014, Mr. Kapp spent seven years as an investor with ArcLight Capital Partners, focusing on investments in power, energy, and related infrastructure, and five years with Citi in structured finance roles within Asset Finance and Infrastructure and Energy Finance.

Name Daryna KotenkoLead, North American Power, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Name Roger KranenburgVice President, Energy Strategy and Policy, Eversource

Mr. Kranenburg is Vice President of Strategy and Policy at Eversource Energy, where he is responsible for long-term clean energy and growth strategy and policies along with the transportation electrification and battery storage initiatives. Previously, he was with IHS Markit, advising the top electric utilities and power sector owners/operators and suppliers globally on sector transformation, investment, and operations. In his innovation and technology role, he led the application of data analytics to power sector data and information. Earlier, Mr. Kranenburg was at the Edison Electric Institute, where he led strategy for the electric industry in supply and taxation. He was instrumental in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the making permanent of the Bush-era tax cuts on dividends. He had also led development in wireless telecommunications at Siemens and researched and published in high-temperature superconductors, high-performance electric drive systems, and high-frequency telecommunications.

Name Martin LanternierCo-Head, Infrastructure Americas, UBS

Name Frederick (Fritz) J. LarkPartner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Mr. Lark advises clients on M&A transactions, focusing on energy, utilities, and digital infrastructure. He represents infrastructure funds, utilities, and other investors in public and private company mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, and debt and hybrid securities issuances, among other transactions. Fritz has experience advising clients in transactions across various sectors, including energy, power and utilities, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, chemicals, and technology. Additionally, Fritz advises clients on corporate governance and disclosure issues under the federal securities laws and exchange rules and general corporate matters.

Name Mason LesterSenior Research Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Lester, a Research Analyst on the North American Power team, specializes in nuclear energy and interconnection costs of new generators. Before joining S&P Global, he analyzed European energy markets while working at the Technical University of Denmark. Lester focused on decarbonization policies, alternative transport fuels, and emerging technologies. He holds a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Sustainable Energy from the Technical University of Denmark.

Name Jonathan MelmedPartner, King & Spalding

Mr. Melmed is a Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity corporate partner based in New York. He is Co-Chair of King & Spalding’s Global Private Equity/M&A practice with over 25 years of experience and is currently serving on the Policy Committee, the firm’s governing and management group. He represents private equity funds, pension plans, sovereigns, family offices, hedge funds, corporate clients, and investment banks regarding U.S. and international M&A, private equity, and complex corporate transactions. He has extensive M&A and PE experience across many sectors, including in the energy, power, infrastructure, financial services, media, telecommunications, fiber, telecom, technology, life sciences, health care, pharma, and real estate/REIT sectors, and has extensive SPAC M&A experience. He is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Energy Power & Infrastructure practice, leads the Canada practice, and co-leads their Energy Transition practice. Mr. Melmed is also consistently recognized as a leading renewable energy lawyer in the U.S. by Legal 500 U.S. and has one of the most active renewable energy/clean tech and infra Private Equity and M&A practices in the country.

Name John E. MortonManaging Director and Global Head of Advisory, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mr. Morton brings over twenty-five years of experience in emerging markets, climate finance, and economic and environmental policy. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of designing and structuring some of the most innovative platforms and investment vehicles to mobilize private capital flows into climate-related sectors in fast-growing global markets. In the Biden Administration, Mr. Morton served as the U.S. Treasury Department’s and Secretary Yellen’s inaugural Climate Counselor, managing and coordinating a historically ambitious set of policies and priorities. He served as the President’s White House Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change during the Obama Administration. He was previously the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (now the US DFC). Outside Government, he was Managing Director of Economic Policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts and a private equity investor with the Global Environment Fund. Mr. Morton began his career as a strategy consultant with Mercer and the World Bank, managing environmental infrastructure projects in the former Soviet Union.

Name Michael MuddDirector, Global Sustainable Finance, Bank of America

Mr. Mudd is a Director in Bank of America’s Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSFG), where he is an Innovation team member. The Innovation team leads Bank of America’s capital deployment into new clean energy and sustainable infrastructure asset classes, including hydrogen, carbon markets, sustainable aviation fuels, waste-to-energy, water infrastructure, and sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. Before his role in Global Sustainable Finance, he was an equity portfolio manager for BofA Global Research’s Portfolio team.

Name Annam MuthuDirector Energy Storage, ENGIE

Name Jim O’ReillyPrincipal Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Name Steve PiperDirector Energy Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Name Danielle PowersExecutive Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors

Ms. Powers has over 29 years of experience in the wholesale and retail electricity markets, power generation, and energy consulting fields, with considerable expertise in wholesale electric market operations and analysis, transmission system planning and operations, generation asset sales and acquisitions, asset valuation, wholesale and retail energy planning and procurement, and power plant operations. She has experience in executing regulated and unregulated fossil and renewable generation asset sale transactions in regulatory analysis, policy development, due diligence analyses, energy market assessment, and business unit strategy. With her significant experience preparing market assessments and forecasts, Ms. Powers has advised several clients on procuring competitive electricity in deregulated markets by developing strategic procurement strategies, preparing solicitation packages, evaluating supply and service proposals, and negotiating contracts with retail energy suppliers.

Name Rich RoloffManaging Director, Private Equity and Finance, LS Power

Mr. Roloff joined LS Power in 2003 and serves on the Investment Team responsible for project and acquisition financing and divesture activities for the Firm, including new and existing investments, greenfield businesses, including contracted and merchant thermal and renewable generation, and high voltage transmission facilities. Mr. Roloff began his career as an Analyst with Luminus Management, investing in distressed power generation facilities and helping spur the formation of LS Power Equity Advisors.

Name Mark RutledgeManaging Director, Blackstone Credit

Mark Rutledge is involved with investments in energy transition, renewable energy, and sustainability sectors. Since joining Blackstone Credit, he has analyzed debt, mezzanine, distressed, and private equity investments across various industries. Before joining Blackstone Credit, he worked as an analyst at Credit Suisse's London Office in the Mergers and Acquisitions and the Leverage Finance Origination and Restructuring teams between 2008 and 2010. Mr. Rutledge received an Honors Business Administration degree with Distinction and Dean Honors from The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario. He serves on the board of directors of Ion Solar.

Name Patrick RyanVice President, Corporate Strategy, Policy and Analysis, Exelon

Name M.D. SakibDirector, Future of Electric, National Grid

Name Himanshu SaxenaChairman and CEO, Lotus Infrastructure Partners

Mr. Saxena is responsible for supervising Lotus Infrastructure Partners’ investment program and strategy, as well as overall management of the Firm. He sits on the Investment Committee and the boards of all portfolio companies. Mr. Saxena is also responsible for developing and managing the investment team. In addition, he maintains responsibilities for origination, structuring, execution, monitoring, and exiting investments across the portfolio. Throughout his career, Mr. Saxena has led the acquisition and development of numerous power generation and transmission projects and midstream and downstream assets in North America, with an aggregate enterprise value of more than $13 billion.

Name James SchaeferSenior Managing Director, Guggenheim Capital Partners

Mr. Schaefer is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Guggenheim's Power, Utilities & Renewables team covering electric and gas utility and renewable energy accounts for Guggenheim Securities. He brings extensive expertise in energy-related mergers, acquisitions, and financing to Guggenheim, developed over 27 years in the financial services industry. Mr. Schaefer has completed approximately $60 billion of strategic advisory assignments and over $30 billion of lead-managed financings. In addition to his role at Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Schaefer is active in many industry organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC). Recently, he served on a Board with the Department of Energy (DOE) to determine the awardees of $4 billion of grants through the DOE's Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

Name J. Clay SellCEO, X-energy

Mr. Sell serves as Chief Executive Officer of X-energy. He has deep professional expertise across many sectors of the international and U.S. energy industry developed through his service in senior-level positions in the private sector and government. Sell joined X-energy as CEO in January 2019 and has led the company through dramatic transformation and growth in product development investment, U.S. government funding awards, private capital raised, and customer commitments.

From 2008-2018, Clay was the President of Hunt Energy Horizons, LLC, the renewable energy subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., a multinational energy, real estate, and investment corporation controlled by the Ray L. Hunt family of Dallas. Previously, Clay held positions for 14 years in the U.S. government, as Deputy Secretary of Energy in the George W. Bush Administration from 2005-2008, as a Special Assistant to the President from 2003-2005, and in senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Name Edward SondeyChief Executive Officer, REV Renewables

Mr. Sondey serves as the Chief Executive Officer of REV Renewables. Formed by LS Power in 2021, REV is one of the largest independent energy storage and renewable energy companies in the United States. Before REV, Mr. Sondey served as Senior Managing Director of Private Equity at LS Power. He was responsible for investments in energy-related public securities and commodities, led several acquisitions, and was a member of the broader investment committee.

Previously, Mr. Sondey was a Managing Director in BofA Merrill Lynch’s Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group. Before BofA Merrill Lynch, Mr. Sondey was Vice President of Finance for PSEG Power, where he led finance activities and executed several asset mergers and acquisitions and development transactions. Mr. Sondey began his career as an early member of J. Makowski Associates, a developer of electric power generation projects.

Name Adam SteinDirector, Nuclear Energy Innovation, The Breakthrough Institute

Dr. Stein is the Director of the Nuclear Energy Innovation program at the Breakthrough Institute. He focuses on nuclear energy's technology, policy, risk, and economics. He also studies complex interdisciplinary systems and decision-making in risk, resilience, and clean energy systems.

He has spent sixteen years in the energy sector as a researcher and consultant. The Electric Power Research Institute has published him; he has also presented to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and contributed to many high-profile projects, including the first-ever license application for an advanced nuclear reactor in the U.S. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University where his research focused on changing the paradigm for emergency preparedness and response for nuclear facilities. Before studying at Carnegie Mellon, he completed an MBA from IUP and studied Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

Name Tracy StoddardVice President, Business Development, Acciona Energy

Tracy Stoddard is a Vice President of Business Development at Acciona based in Parque Empresarial El Carralero, Madrid. Previously, Tracy was a Director, Origination at Algonquin Power & Utilities and held positions at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Suncor. Tracy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.

Name Lee TaylorCEO, REsurety

Mr. Taylor is the co-founder and CEO of REsurety. Since founding REsurety in 2012 to commercialize research he conducted at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, he has built a rapidly growing company, gained institutional financing, and attracted top-notch talent, advisors, and directors. Under his stewardship, REsurety has amassed contracts supporting more than 7,000 MW of renewable energy generation capacity and counts many of the U.S. — if not the world’s — largest companies as customers and partners. Mr. Taylor holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar (awarded for academic achievement) and recipient of the Lt. Walter Jacobs Memorial Prize, awarded for intellectual leadership. He also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Biology from the University of Virginia.

Name James WalkerCEO, Nano Nuclear

Mr. Walker is a Nuclear Physicist and was the project lead and manager for constructing the new Rolls-Royce Nuclear Chemical Plant; he was the UK Subject Matter Expert for the UK Nuclear Material Recovery Capabilities and was the technical project manager for building the UK reactor core manufacturing facilities. Mr. Walker was also seconded to Rolls Royce, where he modeled configurations of RR’s Zero-Power reactor to inform confidence limits for the UK’s successor submarine’s mechanical design and worked for the Rolls-Royce Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics Engineering team investigating reactor channel thermal performance to inform new reactor designs and support the safety case for reactors in current class submarines. Mr. Walker’s professional engineering experience includes nuclear reactors, mines, submarines, chemical plants, factories, mine processing facilities, infrastructure, automotive machinery, and testing rigs. Mr. Walker is also a Director of Ares Strategic Mining Inc.

Name Xizhou ZhouVice President and Managing Director, Global Power and Renewables, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Xizhou Zhou is a vice president in the Climate & Sustainability Group at S&P Global Commodity Insights and leads the company's power and renewables practice globally. He has expertise in power and renewable market fundamentals analysis and forecasting, power market design and policy analysis, renewable energy business models, and company strategies, among other areas. Zhou previously headed the firm's Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables practice in Asia Pacific while based in Beijing, where he significantly expanded the group's research and consulting coverage across the region with new teams established in Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Delhi, Penang, and Brisbane. He began his career at S&P Global through one of its predecessor companies, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), as part of its Emerging Markets and Global Power groups in Cambridge, Massachusetts.




Become a sponsor

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Commodity Insights Financing US Power Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Download our Americas event portfolio brochure to learn more about our events and who attends.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Martin Falkenberg, Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 (617) 3206647 or [email protected].


Super Early Bird Rate
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Early Bird Rate
Register by September 29
Standard Rate
Register by October 30
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Utilities *
Groups *
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* See FAQs for details on registering at this special rate.

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Event Venue
225 Liberty Street
New York, New York 10281, USA
Main venue phone: +1 202.800.0844
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Guest Room Venue
Millennium Downtown New York
55 Church Street
New York, New York 10007, USA
Main hotel phone: +1 212.693.2001
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Accommodation details

Discounted Accommodation
We have reserved a block of guest rooms for conference attendees on the evenings of Sunday, October 29, and Monday, October 30, at the nearby Millennium Downtown New York Hotel at a discounted rate of $199/night plus taxes for Superior King Rooms. We have limited Deluxe Double rooms for $239/night plus taxes. Pre-event room nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) are available for a discounted rate of $279/night plus taxes, based on availability. Post-event room nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) are available at $319/night plus taxes, based on availability. For reservations, please visit the reservations link in your registration confirmation email.

* Please note: S&P Global does not associate with third-party reservation agents and cannot guarantee their legitimacy. We advise you use the information we provide when making your reservations.

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How to register

We offer three easy ways to register:

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Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Payment forms accepted

We accept payment by credit card only. For assistance, you may contact us via email to [email protected] or by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070.

Group rate

Your organization may send 1 person for free for every 3 people registered at the current delegate rate. All registrations must be from the same organization and made at the same time to qualify. The group rate is not retroactive. Your invoice will reflect 3 delegates at the current rate and 1 delegate at $0.

Utility/Government rate

If you are an employee of utilities or government, you qualify for the Utility/Government special rate. To register, email us at [email protected] or call Toll Free: 800-752-8878.

Outside the US & Canada:

+1 212-904-3070.

How to obtain a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa

We can provide you with a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa, which you should then send to the appropriate consulate or embassy of the event location. Please note:

  • — Your registration fee must be paid in full before a letter of invitation can be issued. There are no exceptions.
  • — Payment is considered full once money is posted to an order. Credit card payments are immediate. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days. Check payments require at least 10 business days.
  • — The visa application process can take weeks or even months, depending on the countries involved and time of year, so you should consider registering and paying as early as possible.

Once full payment has been made, please contact Customer Service to request a letter of invitation:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Networking app

Event registration includes access to the networking app, available for your smartphone, tablet, and desktop (both iOS and Android). We'll send registrants details about logging in to the app as soon as it goes live. Please note that your registration must be paid in full to receive access.

Substitution policy (how to transfer your registration to a colleague)

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: Toll Free: 800-752-8878
Outside the US & Canada:
+1 212-904-3070

Cancellation policy

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable.

Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Martin Falkenberg

Phone: +1 (617) 3206647

Email: [email protected]

Speaking opportunities

We're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Ron Berg

Phone: +1 (339) 223-1981

Email: [email protected]

Press passes

We allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Guido Falconi

Phone: ** Marketer phone

Email: [email protected]

Event terms and conditions

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