The Future of Energy: To a Cleaner, More Distributed, Customer-Centric System

By Paul Donnellan

December 2, 2019 •

On September 17, 2019, 26 invite-only participants gathered at the Chicago Connectory to discuss the global energy transition as part of TWIN Global. Participants included visionaries from inside and outside the energy sector, with representatives from industry leaders such as Exelon, Edison International, Dominion Energy, ConEdison, and Shell, as well as other pioneering companies across multiple sectors, premier academic institutions, think tanks, incubators and investors driving change in the energy industry. Through a combination of keynote perspectives, panel discussions, and collaborative breakouts, the diverse group of participants discussed the exciting future of energy – the implications for climate change and distributed energy resources, the traditional utility business model, and the changing regulatory landscape. 

This report summarizes speaker and panel highlights, identifies insights and themes from discussions throughout the session, and provides implications and recommendations for a path forward.

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