Webinar Europe and the U.S.: A Conversation on Navigating the Energy Transition February 22, 2018 11:00 am PST/ 2:00 pm EST 60 minutes Register for Webinar How can Europe’s experience benefit U.S. utilities? The European power sector has a common goal and vision of a clean energy future, but vision alone isn’t enough to ensure a successful transition. Through the exploration of new value streams, Europe has charted a course towards investing in innovative technologies, programs and approaches, with a willingness to take some risk and the knowledge that there will be failures as well as successes. Audience members will learn real world examples of how European utilities are approaching the energy transition and the accompanying changes and challenges. Bram Reinders will share the efforts being made by Alliander, a European utility leading the transition in the Netherlands and Caroline Choi of Southern California Edison will offer her insights into how Europe’s example can benefit U.S. utilities. Participants will hear lessons including: Understanding the relationship between risk and uncertainty to fuel innovation Market approaches to renewable energy integration in Europe Deployment – the role of integration and adoption within the market structure Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Tanuj Deora Chief Strategy Officer, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Tanuj Deora joined SEPA in January 2015 to lead SEPA’s research, advisory, communications and programs teams. His previous experience includes wind energy project development, research and design engineering, product management, business development and financial analysis for over a decade of experience in renewable energy after starting his career in the chemical industry. Tanuj served in the cabinet of Governor John Hickenlooper as Director of the Colorado Energy Office and earlier served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica working on community and environmental health projects. Tanuj has also served as an advisor to the Rational Middle Energy Series and on the boards of the Colorado Renewable Energy Trust and Renewable Energy New England. He lives in Washington, DC with his family, and enjoys the outdoors, live music, Texas Longhorn sports and the occasional overseas trip when not attempting to maintain his 80 year old house. John Pang Partner, ScottMadden John Pang has twenty years of consulting experience working in the energy industry. John specializes in clean technology, strategic planning and change management for electric utilities. John has consulted and created sustainable cost and efficiency improvements for some of the largest electric utilities in North America. Prior to joining ScottMadden, John was a consultant and country manager for AsiaWorks Corporate Division in Hong Kong, where he partnered with organizations to create personal growth and development strategies and implement high-impact change management solutions. John has facilitated leadership workshops and management development sessions around the world, in fifteen countries for over forty different multi-national companies and utilities. He has published academic research in international journals dealing with memory and cognition and human performance. John received a B.S. from the University of Guelph, an M.A. in experimental psychology from York University and an M.B.A. from Duke University. Caroline Choi Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison, Board Past-Chair Board Past-Chair Caroline Choi is Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Southern California Edison (SCE). She is responsible for regulatory policy and affairs, regulatory operations and environmental affairs. She previously served as Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy and was responsible for analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policies; analysis and development of a long-term environmental, energy and technology strategy for SCE; and directing case management for key regulatory filings. Prior to joining SCE in 2012, Caroline was executive director of Environmental Services & Strategy at Progress Energy, where she was responsible for leading environmental permitting, compliance and policy. She served the company in various roles, including Director, Energy Policy and Strategy as well as Manager of Federal Public Affairs. Caroline has served on various non-profit boards and is a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the National Forest Foundation and the California Advisory Board of The Trust for Public Lands. Caroline has a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College. Bram Reinders Founder & Chairman, Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3), Alliander Bram Reinders studied Computer Science and holds an Executive MBA from Purdue University (U.S.). His professional career focuses on developing and implementing emerging technologies worldwide. Mr. Reinders is the Founder and Chairman of the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3), which is a pre-competitive and not-for-profit city-2-city network organization. He initiated the Dutch Smart City Strategy which was presented to Dutch Prime Minister Rutte in January 2017 (https://gsc3.city/2017/04/english-version-nl-smart-city-strategy/). His role within GSC3 is to facilitate smart cities and communities around the world by working together and sharing. More information can be found at the website: https://gsc3.city/ Bram is also founder of the European Network of Cyber Security ENCS (https://www.encs.eu/), was Chairman of several Expert Groups of the European Commission and Co-author of several European Commission reports. He is a Dutch citizen and lived with his family for seven years in the U.S.A.