Chris Gordon, manager, project development, EDF Renewables North America
Karl Rábago, principal, Rábago Energy, LLC
Marlene Motyka, US and global renewable energy leader, Deloitte
Massoud Amin, professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Minnesota
Motyka: Nations are currently operating with over 50% renewable penetration with no reliability issues.
Gordon: Distribution scale is where the industry is headed. Generation should be sited near load centers. This poses a high land-cost issue, as well as NIMBY concerns. Local zoning laws are slowing development.
Rábago: The path forward to the best value capture is the inclusion of both distributed AND utility-scale.
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