FLEXIBLE POWER SYMPOSIUM

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OCTOBER 6–7, 2021

VIRTUAL EVENT

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2021?

The 14th annual Wärtsilä Flexible Power Symposium will bring together industry leaders to dive deep into the most pressing topics and challenges for moving towards a renewable energy future. As countries, significant industrial players, and companies continue to set renewable energy or decarbonisation targets, join us for information sharing and innovative ideation to ensure optimal next steps towards the Path to 100% renewable energy.

This year’s virtual event is co-organized with our partner Mexico Business.

WHY ATTEND?

CREATING YOUR OPTIMAL PATH TOWARDS A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM

The energy landscape is in transition towards more flexible and sustainable energy systems. The journey is different for every continent, every country and every city – each has their own individual path.

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OPTIMISING ENERGY FOR A SMARTER, SAFER AND MORE RELIABLE GRID

Global markets are adopting Energy Storage as core flexibility tool to enable clean energy transition across the grid. Wärtsilä is central to this renewable energy transition by providing Flexibility Solutions and the GEMS Digital Energy Platform, which connect energy assets to energy markets in technically and economically optimised manner.

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BALANCING POWER-THE BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE

As intermittent renewables increasingly displace traditional baseload generation the greater the need becomes to shore up the grid’s stability with balancing capacity.

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POWER-TO-X ALLOWING THE FINAL PUSH TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

The intermittent nature of renewables will need flexible solutions to balance them in the future as well. The demand for green hydrogen and renewable synthetic fuels is growing significantly as industries are seeing it as a way to decrease their carbon footprint. Power-to-X is one of the key components to reach the final 100% while mitigating climate change, allowing a carbon neutral society.

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Media

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Read more in Forbes on how we’re building the blocks of a 100% renewable future.

PODCAST

Tune in to this 20-minute Interchange podcast to learn how software + storage are powering a renewable future, with commentary from Luke Witmer and Duarte de Silvia, Plant Manager at Graciosa.

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Bring On More Solar And Wind — But Have Backup Power And Energy Storage
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Watch last year’s Flexible Power Symposium sessions.

Featured Speakers

HÅKAN AGNEVALL Original

“To build a sustainable future, we need to decarbonize step-by-step. Some of the major solutions will be wind and solar. But they have challenges. So you then need ‘balancing power.”
Read more on Forbes

HÅKAN AGNEVALL

Wärtsilä

President and CEO

Mia Adams

Wärtsilä

Mia Adams

Jeff Damron

Wärtsilä

Jeff Damron

Jessica Harrison

Midcontinent Independent System Operator

Jessica Harris

Jussi Heikkinen

Wärtsilä

Jussi Heikkinen FPS 2020

Cassandra Heller

Wärtsilä

Cassandra Heller

Larry Holloway

Kansas Power Pool

Larry Holloway KPP

Ryan S. Kennedy

Wärtsilä

Ryan S. Kennedy

Clyde Loutan

California ISO

Clyde Loutan

Calvin McSweeny-Pourtalet

RWE Renewables

Calvin McSweeny-Pourtalet

Dr. Karl Meeusen, PhD

Wärtsilä

Dr. Karl Meeusen, PhD

Alex
Morris

CESA

Alex Morris

Gabe Murtaugh

California ISO

Gabe Murtaugh, California ISO

Risto Paldanius

Wärtsilä

Risto Paldanius

Sushil Purohit

Wärtsilä

Sushil Purohit

Kenneth Ragsdale P.E.

ERCOT

Kenneth Ragsdale

Jon Rodriguez

Wärtsilä

Jon Rodriguez

Jason
Salmi Klotz

Portland General Electric

Jason Salmi Klotz

Yayoi
Sekine

BNEF

Yayoi Sekine

Brett
Seube

Entergy Services

Brett Seube

Wade Shafer

IHS Markit

Wade Shafer, IHS Markit

Dan Shelledy

Wärtsilä

Dan Shelledy

Kate Sherwood

Wärtsilä

Kate Sherwood

Megan Walker

OPPD

Megan Walker

Luke Witmer

Wärtsilä

Luke Witmer

Sessions

Wednesday, October 6

11:00 am – 2:45 pm (CDT)

Jon Rodriguez (Moderator)

Energy Business Director, Engine Power Plants
Wärtsilä

Topics

  • Powering the zero-carbon future with flexible capacity – This session takes a deeper look at the transient towards a zero-carbon future. Power system experts, system operators and utilities join to discuss and debate the technologies that have a roll today and tomorrow.
  • Engine technology update – We will look at a client’s perspective on selecting Wärtsilä dual fuel technology for resiliency while backing up their renewable portfolios.
  • Surviving the Storm – This session will discuss the value of local generation for reliability and resiliency. We will look at how Wärtsilä plants performed during the February winter storm in Texas and the recent hurricane affecting Louisiana and Mississippi.

Opening remarks

Håkan Agnevall

President & CEO
Wärtsilä

Sushil Purohit

President
Wärtsilä Energy

11:00 am – 11:15 am (CDT)

Powering the zero-carbon future with flexible capacity

Wade Shafer

Director, Western Power Markets
IHS Markit

11:15 am – 11:45 am (CDT)

The journey to a decarbonized grid

Jussi Heikkinen (Moderator)

Director, Growth & Development, Americas
Wärtsilä

Karl Meeusen

Director – Markets, Legislative and Regulatory Policy
Wärtsilä

Clyde Loutan

Principal, Renewable Energy Integration
CAISO

Alex Morris

Executive Director
CESA

Jason Salmi-Klotz

Manager, Regulatory and Policy strategy, Grid Architecture, Integration and System Operations
Portland General Electric

11:45 am – 12:45 pm (CDT)

Engine technology update: a client’s perspective

Jon Rodriguez

Energy Business Director, Engine Power Plants
Wärtsilä

Ryan Kennedy

Business Development Manager
Wärtsilä

Larry Holloway

Assistant General Manager of Operations
Kansas Power Pool

Megan Walker

Manager of Construction Management
OPPD

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm (CDT)

Surviving the storm: the value of local generation

Dan Shelledy (Moderator)

Senior Business Development Manager
Wärtsilä

Brett Seube

Manager, Capital Projects
Entergy Services

John Packard

Manager, Power Supply
South Texas Electric Cooperative

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm (CDT)

Key takeaways and what’s next?

Jon Rodriguez

Energy Business Director, Engine Power Plants
Wärtsilä

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm (CDT)

Thursday, October 7

11:00 am – 2:30 pm (CDT)

Kate Sherwood (Moderator)

Business Director, Energy Storage
Wärtsilä

Topics

  • Role of storage technologies in supporting decarbonization ambitions – In this session we explore the high-growth energy storage industry, Wärtsilä’s role in enabling and managing the decarbonization trend, and outlook for technologies in the space.
  • Real-time markets with a Wärtsilä customer – In this session we delve into an energy storage project with a customer to better understand how energy storage technology and control optimization are supporting the challenges faced in making this project a reality.
  • Overcoming roadblocks in developing energy storage projects – In this session we focus on the regulatory and technical aspects that ISOs/companies/developers are encountering when developing storage projects in the U.S.

Flexibility continued: connecting energy assets to energy markets

Risto Paldanius

Vice President, Americas
Wärtsilä

11:00 am – 11:15 am (CDT)

Role of storage technologies in supporting decarbonization ambitions

Yayoi Sekine

Head of Decentralized Energy
BloombergNEF

Kate Sherwood

Business Director, Energy Storage
Wärtsilä

11:15 am – 12:15 pm (CDT)

Overcoming challenges in the renewables transition: an ISO perspective

Mia Adams (Moderator)

Senior Manager, Global Business Development
Wärtsilä

Jessica Harrison

Senior Director of Research and Development, Market and Grid Strategy
Midcontinent Independent System Operator

Gabe Murtaugh

Storage Sector Manager, Market and Infrastructure Policy
California ISO

Kenneth Ragsdale P.E.

Principal – Market Design and Development
ERCOT

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm (CDT)

Real-time market participation for solar + storage systems

Calvin McSweeny-Pourtalet

Lead Energy Storage Modeler
RWE Renewables

Luke Witmer

General Manager, Data Science
Wärtsilä

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (CDT)

The path onward: enabling a decarbonized future

Jeff Damron

Senior Director, Business Development, Proposals and Marketing
Wärtsilä

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm (CDT)

ABOUT WÄRTSILÄ

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

www.wartsila.com