SSF Day 1

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

- CDT
Building for Tomorrow - SSF21
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO and Co-Founder
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Senior Director of Research
- CDT
Resilience, Renewables and Innovation
Frank Almaraz
Frank Almaraz
CPS Energy, Chief Power, Sustainability, & Business Development Officer
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO and Co-Founder

A look at the goals, progress, and impact of CPS Energy's FlexPower Bundle and what this means for San Antonio.

- CDT
Solar Equity
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Austin Energy, Environmental Program Coordinator
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research Analyst
Jason Pittman
Jason Pittman
Big Sun Solar, Co-Founder and President
Safiyyah Khan
Safiyyah Khan
BlueWave Solar, VP of Marketing

Renewables are reshaping relationships between providers and customers more rapidly than ever before. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic and various inclement weather events have proven that not everyone has access to the benefits. Providers have the opportunity to address equity issues in communities through unique models and programs. This panel will explore what role providers play in making sure solar is equitable for all.

- CDT
Froliq XR Presents: Austin Energized
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Austin Energy, Environmental Program Coordinator
Rebekah Diaz
Rebekah Diaz
Froliq, XR Strategist
Jorge Ortiz
Jorge Ortiz
Froliq, Director - Mixed Reality
- CDT
Innovating Within and Without
Austin Rosenbaum
Austin Rosenbaum
DemandIQ, CEO
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Online Content Editor
Debbie Brodt-Giles
Debbie Brodt-Giles
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Data Science and Innovation Group Manager
Heather Hochrein
Heather Hochrein
EV Match, CEO

Innovation is often thought of as the development and debut of a technology or strategy that has never been seen by anyone before, but innovation can come from the incorporation of existing products and principles to an organization to do things in a way that has never been done at that company. This panel will cover the different ways that innovation can manifest in the industry and how innovative culture and leadership can change an organization, an industry, and even the world.

- CDT
The Green Bank Movement
Duanne Andrade
Duanne Andrade
Solar Energy Loan Fund, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer
Alex Kragie
Alex Kragie
Coalition for Green Capital, Director of the American Green Bank Consortium
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Senior Director of Research
Eric Shrago
Eric Shrago
Connecticut Green Bank, Managing Director

The energy transition won't be complete without all communities being able to participate. But upfront costs for clean energy solutions are barriers even for middle class populations. Regionally, "green banks" have been devising innovative funding solutions that grant access to clean energy for several years. Now, there is a push for a National Climate Bank. This panel will discuss:

  • How a National Climate Bank would expand access to capital and accelerate the transition while creating jobs
  • Creative solutions green banks are implementing
  • How stakeholders can work together to provide clean energy opportunities to individuals and communities
- CDT