WebinarEurope and the U.S.: A Conversation on Navigating the Energy TransitionFebruary 22, 201811:00 am PST/ 2:00 pm EST60 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 innovationMarket approaches to renewable energy integration in EuropeDeployment – the role of integration and adoption within the market structure ShareShare on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInAbout the Speakers Tanuj Deora Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Market Development, Simple Energy, Simple Energy John Pang Partner, ScottMaddenJohn 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, Corporate Affairs, Southern California EdisonCaroline Choi is senior vice president of Corporate Affairs for Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and its parent company, Edison International. Choi is responsible for overseeing Government Affairs, Public Affairs, and Corporate Communications on national, state, and local levels.Previously, Choi served as senior vice president of Regulatory Affairs at SCE. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s regulatory strategy and policy at the national and state levels, including regulatory affairs, regulatory operations and environmental affairs.Choi previously was vice president of Energy and Environmental Policy at SCE, where she oversaw the analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policies; development of a long-term environmental, energy and technology strategy for SCE; and management of regulatory efforts at the California Public Utilities Commission and other state energy and environmental agencies.Before 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 and manager, Federal Public Affairs.Choi is active in national policy and community engagement, where she serves on the executive board of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a nationwide organization that supports utilities in the implementation and deployment of clean energy and distributed resources. She also serves on the boards of the Alliance for Transportation Electrification and the National Forest Foundation. Choi holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College. Bram Reinders Founder & Chairman, Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3), AllianderBram 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.