While we may not be able to meet in Denver this year, AWEA is dedicated to delivering the information and connectivity that keeps us all moving forward. Our general sessions have been live streamed in the past and this year is no different. And, this year we are opening up to the full renewable energy industry. All you need to do is register. We will share the access links prior to the event.

Check back frequently to see all of the latest and greatest activities planned for the CLEANPOWER 2020: Stronger Together virtual event. We hope these activities will give our members and the full industry a valuable, shared experience during a challenging time.

The Clean Power Decade: May 27, 2020 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET

A new decade is at hand and with it a new era for wind and solar power and energy storage. There is another year to qualify for the PTC or ITC, offshore wind is expected to take-off in a big way, and hybrid projects are becoming more prevalent. Join industry-leading consultants via webinar as they discuss what the decade holds for wind, solar, and storage over the next ten years.
  • Moderator: John Hensley, Vice President, Research & Analytics, AWEA
  • Celeste Wanner, Manager, Research & Analytics, AWEA
  • Rafael McDonald, Director – IHS Markit, North American Renewable Power, IHS Market
  • Dan Shreve, Head of Global Wind Energy Research, Wood Mackenzie
  • Tom Harries, Head of Wind Research, BloombergNEF
This webinar will be a great primer for discussions scheduled during the live stream sessions.

Missed the live webinar? Download the recording here.

Cocktail demo + Poster Reception: June 1, 2020 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Join AWEA President & CEO, Tom Kiernan and his wife Kathy for a cocktail/mocktail and appetizer demonstration. Ingredients are available ahead of time so that you can come prepared to test your mixology and cooking skills. Following the demo, you’ll have time to review visual poster presentations in our CLEANPOWER poster gallery while connecting with select poster authors within small virtual chat rooms to discuss their work further.

Live Stream: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET

State of the Industry Address
Tom Kiernan, AWEA President & CEO
New AWEA Board Chair Message
Chris Brown, President, Vestas North America
Onward Together: Majority Renewables by 2030
Leaders from the leading renewable energy associations will come together to discuss their collective vision for 2030 and how we’ll get there, the current state of renewables, and how they are collaborating through these challenging times to create a shared vision. 
  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA 
  • Abby Hopper, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association (ESA)  
  • Malcom Woolf, President & CEO, National Hydro Association (NHA) 
Pan-renewables Industry CEO Panel

Live Stream: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm  ET

Conversation with Asim Haque, VP State & Member Services, PJM Interconnection | 12:00 pm ET

Harmonizing State Policy and RTO Markets | 12:15 pm ET

The FERC MOPR Order on the PJM capacity market continues to change the way state policymakers think about supporting clean energy development. Now, as state legislatures and Governors grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and look for ways to harness the power of clean energy to create jobs and economic development, finding ways to harmonize state energy policy with changing market rules is more important than ever.  Please join us for a conversation with PJM CEO Manu Asthana and Commissioners from key PJM states as we explore opportunities to harmonize market rules and state policy.
  • Moderator: John Brodbeck, Senior Manager Transmission, EDP Renewables 
  • Asim Haque, Vice President - State and Member Services, PJM Interconnection
  • Talina Mathews, OPSI President and Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
  • Greg Poulos, Executive Director, Consumer Advocates of the PJM States 
  • Michael Richard, Commissioner,  Maryland Public Service Commission
State of the Capital Markets: COVID Impact in 2020 and 2021 Outlook | 1:00 pm ET
COVID has created volatility in cost of capital and access to capital – critical to the capital intensive renewable industry. How are 2020 projects faring? How are developers managing to finance the capital stack for development pipelines and projects in 2021? What are the policy drivers to support low cost renewable power post-election? 
  • Moderator: Susan Nickey, Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong
  • Esben Pederson, CFO, Pattern Energy 
  • Martin Torres, Managing Director, Head of Americas, BlackRock
  • Steve Ryder, Executive Vice President and the CFO, Clearway Energy Group
  • Ray Wood, Managing Director, Global Head of Power and Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Closing Remarks by Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA | 1:55 pm ET

Virtual 5K (run) & 10K (bike): May 30 - June 5, 2020

Join your renewable energy colleagues and AWEA staff for a virtual 5K run or 10K bike ride during the week of CLEANPOWER!  Sign up here for the CLEANPOWER Run Like the Wind 5K and here for the Ride Like the Wind 10K (use password: AWEA).

Blood Drive: Starting June 2, 2020

We work together every day to do important work. But today, we want to accomplish something even more meaningful. CLEANPOWER Is In Our Blood is an AWEA led industry blood drive running from June 2 through July 2. Click here to participate starting on June 2.