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Pre-Conference Technical Training Session: Renewable Energy Markets and Technologies


May 5, 2014


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT


Navigant and its partners, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will present information and insights on the U.S. renewable energy industry. Presentations and panel discussions will include five key topics: Market and Cost Outlook; Renewable Energy Integration; Distributed Generation Business Models; Policy Issues; and Development Challenges. This free session will provide information on current issues, and explore the outlook in these areas as they relate to wind energy and other renewable energy technologies.


Monday, May 5, 2014


Welcome and Introductions: Bruce Hamilton



Panel Session: Renewable Energy Levelized Cost of Energy (market and cost forecasts for various technologies, grid parity projections)

Moderator: Bruce Hamilton


  • Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Eric Lantz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Shalom Goffri, Navigant



Renewable Energy Integration Best Practices: A Utility Focus (technical impacts of increased RE on utilities, energy storage)

Presenter: Gene Shlatz


Solar and Other Distributed Generation Business Models

Presenter: Karin Corfee, Navigvant


Renewable Energy Policy and Regulatory Issues (national and state levels, RPS cost containment, commerce clause challenges, net metering) Presenter: Paul Maxwell


Panel Session: Renewable Energy Development Issues (transmission, land use, siting and environmental issues)

Moderator: Paul Maxwell



5:00pm Adjourn

To register for this free Pre-Conference Technical Training Session, click here.

Information on WINDPOWER 2014 Technical Training Sessions can be found here.




Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Breakers E meeting room (located on level 2 of the Convention Center), 3950 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119




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Key Contacts

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton is a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice and has over 30 years of experience in leadership positions with leading independent power producers, as well as with major energy participants such as General Electric and Exxon.

Gene Shlatz

Gene Shlatz is a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice. He has over 25 years experience in electric utility engineering, operations and technology assessment.

Paul Maxwell

Paul Maxwell is a Director in the Energy practice and is responsible for power generation related consulting services including project development, due diligence review, independent engineer/owner engineer, and dispute resolution services.

Karin A. Corfee

Karin Corfee is a Managing Director in Navigant’s Energy Practice and is based in San Francisco, California. Her key areas of expertise include strategic planning, renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation.

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