We are looking forward to connecting with our Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) colleagues next week (May 7-9) at the at this year’s Spring Members Summit in Orlando. CFR Engagement Manger Walid Norris will take part in an engaging panel discussion on the evolving contract structures for renewable across regulated and deregulated markets.
Panel discussion: Is contract structure innovation in deregulated and regulated markets simplifying access to renewables?
Session Abstract: New renewables options are emerging in regulated and deregulated markets, providing corporate buyers with innovative contract structures that create more choice and simplify access to cost-effective renewables. Still, it is challenging for buyers to evaluate these options in the increasingly complex and changing renewables landscape.
In this session, CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR) will discuss new solutions in deregulated and regulated markets – structured retail products in Texas and PJM, new flavors of virtual net-metering programs in Massachusetts and New York, and enhanced utility programs in North Carolina and Minnesota. These solutions can complement wholesale market solutions to build a cost-effective and risk-diversified portfolio that creates value over time. Adding a buyer’s perspective, McDonald’s Corporation will share insights and learnings from their renewable energy journey to help shape market innovation that can best serve corporate buyers.
- Steve DePalo, Director – N.A. Sustainability, McDonald’s Corporation
- Walid Norris, Engagement Manager, CustomerFirst Renewables
- Priya Barua, Senior Manager, Market Innovation & Utility Engagement, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) (moderator)