New Business Models for Electrification

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020


3:00 - 5:30 pm






In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is clearly affecting clean energy and electrification businesses across the United States, NECEC and our sponsor Foley Hoag have decided to adjust this event to foster dialogue on critical issues resulting from the global crisis. In addition to focusing on the topics below, our speakers will present ideas and insights on how implications of the pandemic could, or already are, impacting strategic electrification business models.

According to a 2018 special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global emissions will need to drop to net zero by 2050 to limit global temperature increase to less than 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level. Though there has been much debate about the best way to achieve this decarbonization, one thing is certain: combating climate change will depend on continuing the shift to electricity generation with no or very-low carbon emissions and accelerating electrification.

Transportation and building energy use are critical areas for electrification in the United States. With increased load, the grid will need to be strengthened and modernized. In each of these sectors, opportunities abound for a range of companies, from startups to corporate giants, to develop new technologies and deploy new business models.

Join us on May 6 via Zoom to learn...

  • Why focus on electrification now?
  • What roadblocks does the market face in scaling electrification?
  • Where are real-world examples of electrification?



  • Peter Fox Penner, Founder and Director, BU Institute for Sustainable Energy and Chief Strategy Officer, Energy Insight Partners


  • Robyn Beavers, CEO & Co-Founder, Blueprint Power
  • Patty DiOrio, Vice President, US Strategy, National Grid
  • Judith Judson, Vice President, Distributed Energy Systems, Ameresco
  • Colin Murchie, Senior Director of Business Development, EVgo
  • Peter Kelly Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Energy Partners (moderator)


  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm: Connect to Zoom
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm: Welcome, Panel Discussion, and Q&A

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