Webinar Ask The Expert Episode 1: What Empathy and Elections have to do with Emissions November 24, 2020 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT 60-minutes Register for Webinar Stay tuned for new episodes in this Ask the Expert series Join Janet Gail Besser, Managing Director at SEPA as she hosts the first in a series of fast-moving discussions with Lorainne Akibo, Mary Powell, and Peter Kelly-Detwiler analyzing issues affecting the energy industry in our collective push to a clean and modern grid that is carbon-free by 2050. You Will Learn About Views on important actions to take in the next year to accelerate the clean energy transition About clean energy and innovation as economic opportunities ‘Big Ideas’ that can result in a positive impact on the strategy and operational excellence of utilities and solution providers. Share Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn About the Speakers Mary Powell Co-Founder, Spot the Dog, Former CEO, Green Mountain Power Peter Kelly-Detwiler Co-founder, NorthBridge Energy Partners, LLC Peter Kelly-Detwiler has 30 years of experience in the electric energy arena, with much of his career in various areas of competitive power markets. He’s a former SVP at Constellation Energy, having run their Demand Response Group. He’s currently a strategist and communicator in the electric industry, focused on the rapid pace of transformation to a sustainable energy economy. Peter has written over 300 pieces on the topic for Forbes.com and other publications. He offers numerous keynotes and workshops on a wide range of topics from offshore wind to batteries to the drivers of technological change. He provides strategic advice to clients and investors, helping them to navigate this transitional period. He is currently writing a book on the transformation of electric power markets, called “The Energy Switch,” to be published by Prometheus Books in the Spring of 2021. Lorraine Akiba President and CEO, LHA Ventures Janet Gail Besser Managing Director, SEPA As Managing Director, Janet Gail Besser oversees strategy for the SEPA Pathways – Regulatory and Business Innovation, Grid Integration and Electrification – and leads content development and execution for Regulatory Innovation. She brings to this role broad energy industry experience as a regulator, clean energy business association leader, utility executive, developer, consultant, and consumer advocate. Previously, she was Executive Vice President of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), Vice President, Regulatory Strategy and Policy at National Grid, Chair and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, where she led electric industry restructuring, and an executive and expert consultant at Analysis Group and Lexecon. She also held senior staff roles at the Massachusetts Energy Office and New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, served as policy director for a DC-based national independent power association, and began her career as a small hydro developer and low-income consumer advocate. Janet is a nationally recognized expert on a wide range of energy policy issues with deep relationships across the industry. She earned a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College.