Midwest Renewables & Energy Storage Forum

July 12-13, 2022- Chicago, IL, United States

It is projected that the share of renewables on the energy grid will grow from 15% in 2019 to over 76% by 2028. Driving these gains will be important advances in regulation, policy and enabling business models for solar, wind and energy storage, both utility-scale and behind the meter. As the Midwest moves away from coal to become a key adopter of renewable energy, important opportunities and challenges face energy providers, utilities and customers. These issues concern required regulatory and financing developments, enhancements to the transmission and distribution network, sustainable business models for renewables-centric energy systems, cost and trends in enabling technologies, and more.

The Midwest Renewables & Energy Storage Forum July 12-13, 2022 in Chicago, brings together project developers, investment and finance professionals, and renewable energy planners to examine key considerations surrounding the further penetration of renewables in the midwest as a region. This will be a key opportunity to make connections and network with key industry leaders, technology innovators and regulatory professionals driving the future of renewables in the midwest.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Rooftop solar, community and utility-scale solar developments
  • Regulatory and policy activity impacting transmission infrastructure for renewables
  • Tax equity, financing, and income tax credit issues: building the business case
  • Utility perspectives and plans for optimizing and maximizing renewables penetration
  • Grid integration, interoperability and interconnection considerations
  • Energy storage advances, applications and deployments - and strategies going forward
  • Microgrids, wind energy developments, and the state of enabling technologies
  • Drivers, trends, challenges and opportunities for renewables in the midwest

Why Attend?

  • Refine your strategy for planning, interconnecting and integrating renewables projects on the grid
  • Stay current on the latest regulatory developments and policy factors shaping the increasing adoption of renewables in the midwest
  • Network in-person with top thought leaders, policy professionals and technology innovators guiding the market
  • Examine case studies, business models and finance options that can best guide your organization on the journey to renewables
  • Analyze lessons to date and key indicators for success in the emerging clean energy ecosphere in the midwest
  • Share your insights and showcase your organization's expertise with industry decision-makers in this important market segment

Forum Audience:

  • Solar and wind project developers
  • Finance and investment professionals
  • Regulatory and policy representatives
  • Electric utility strategists and network planners
  • Energy storage and enabling technology innovators
  • C&I renewable energy buyers
  • Municipal and urban planners
  • Researchers, analysts and academic professionals


  • Laura Caspari, Vice President and Head of Power Marketing and Commercial Strategy, ENGIE North America
  • Pritil Gunjan, Principal Research Analyst, Guidehouse Insights
  • Sherif Abdelrazek, Ph.D., Director, Renewables Engineering - Energy Storage & Microgrids, Duke Energy
  • Jay Marhoefer, Founder & CEO, Intelligent Generation
  • Michael J. Allen, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • John Fernandes, Senior Consultant - Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions
  • Erin Minear, P.E., Principal Project Manager, Energy Storage Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Mark T. Osborn, Senior Technology Advisor, QualityLogic
  • Peter Boos, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
  • Douglas Goaley, Founder, CEO & Chief Business Development Strategist, Precision Data Systems
  • Brian Ross, Vice President, Renewable Energy, Great Plains Institute
  • Joe Pallardy, Water and Natural Resource Specialist / Renewable Energy Specialist, Emmons and Olivier Resources (EOR)
  • Robin Saiz, Co-founder and Executive VP, ibV Energy Partners
  • Forrest Howk, Associate Director, Project Development, OneEnergy
  • Bob McKee, Strategic Projects Director, American Transmission Co.
  • Ben Kaun, President, CMBlu Energy
  • Peter Schubert, Ph.D., P.E., Director, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (LCRE), Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Parag Nathaney, Senior Market Fundamentals Analyst, Constellation
  • Steve Nieland, Vice President, Innovation, EnTech Solutions
  • Douglas Goaley, Founder, CEO & Chief Business Development Strategist, Precision Data Systems
  • Ross Malme, President and CEO, Malme Energy Consulting
  • Maria Redomond, Director, Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy
  • Andrew Kvaal, COO & Board Member, Ampion

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Chicago Conference Center
205 W. Wacker Drive, 60605
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Located in downtown Chicago's Loop, the Chicago Conference Center is steps away from the city's magnificent lakefront with world-renowned Millennium and Grant Parks, marvelous museums, restaurants and retail shopping.

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Event details
Organizer :SGO
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23718