MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid
This year we ask:
What will power grids look like in 2040? What should they look like?
Will fusion revolutionize electricity production?
Hear from the world’s two leading fusion companies and see them present in our Tech Showcase.
Will solar and wind grow from 7% to over 30% of global power? Will energy storage and grid expansion tame intermittency?
Hear from developers of the world’s largest solar projects, engineers of the world’s longest duration batteries, and operators of the world’s “windiest” grids.
How can utilities simultaneously decarbonize and adapt to electric vehicles and distributed generation? How can policymakers and start-ups help them?
Hear from leading experts on utility business models, question a panel of founders from digital energy start-ups, and watch the finals of the world’s largest student-run energy start-up competition.
Will better reactor designs and policy buoy nuclear fission? How will electrification of transport and heating impact the roles of oil and natural gas? How can venture capital foster not only digital start-ups but also tough techs like long duration batteries? How can companies profitably bring power to people whom the grid does not reach? How best to harness the cheapest power source of all, energy efficiency?
These questions and more will be explored at the 2019 MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid.
We warmly invite you to join the conversation!
Until February 1st, tickets can be purchased for a 20% early bird discount.
Greentech Media’s Energy Gang: Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, & Jigar Shah
Katie Rae, CEO of The Engine
Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG
Antje Danielson, Co-Founder of Zipcar, Education Director of MITei
Peter Fox-Penner, CSO of Energy Impact Partners, Director of BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, former Chairman of The Brattle Group
Carl Stjernfeldt, North America Venture Manager at Shell Ventures
Paul Denholm, Senior Energy Analyst at NREL
and many more.
Visit MITEnergyConference.org for more speakers and information!