Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:

Blockchain and Energy
Date:  Wednesday, July 18th – 2pm – 3pm ET

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What is blockchain technology? What effect could it have on the energy industry? What obstacles are there to energy-focused applications of blockchain technology? Join WRISE on Wednesday, July 18 from 2-3 pm ET for a webinar on blockchain + energy – what it means for the industry today and in the future. Panelists Kristen Brown, Principal – Utility of the Future, Exelon Utilities; Claire Henly, Senior Manager, Energy Web Foundation; and Lydia Krefta, Principal Product Manager, Grid Innovation, PG&E will join moderator Molly Suda, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy for a discussion on this next frontier for tech and energy.

WRISE Utility of the Future Webinar Series – Conversations with thought leaders around the energy community advancing new ideas and accelerating the evolution of the utility and electricity sector.
Date:  Tuesday, July 31st – 2pm – 3pm ET

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In Part 1 of this series, we will be featuring an interview with Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO of CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility. Paula Gold-Williams has more than 30 years of leadership experience and has been with CPS Energy for 13 years. She is a sought after speaker and has received recognition from a wide variety of entities for her brave vision and inspiration for advancing the energy sector.

This interview will be conducted by Colleen Regan, Head of U.S. Utilities and Market Reform at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and focus on the integration of renewable and distributed energy in utilities and how CPS is rising to the challenge.

Additional topics for this conversation will include: How the emergence and rapid growth of the solar market has affected the utility business model, what financing mechanisms make the most sense for Texas and the US and the world more broadly, what kinds of policy and regulatory developments would potentially drive the growth of storage and how the CPS structure as a municipal utility positions the company to experiment with emerging technologies.

Archived Webinars:

The following webinar recordings are available for paid WRISE Members in the Webinar Archive located in the WRISE Online Member Center.

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WRISE Town Hall 
Date: June 22, 2018
Presenters:
Kristen Graf, WRISE
Jennifer Martin, WRISE Board President

168 Hours:  Succeeding at Work and Life, 24-7
Date: February 21, 2018
Author: Laura Vanderkam

Navigating Renewable Energy Policy
Date: January 30, 2018
Panelists:
Beth O’Brien, Pattern Energy Group
Vanessa Tutos, EDP Renewables
Lynnae Willette, EDF Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Off-take Structures: Innovations, Trends & Key Considerations
Date: November 30, 2017
Panelists:
Jessica Adkins, Bracewell (Moderator)
Shalini Ramanathan, Renewable Energy Systems
Dan Stilwell, Nephila Advisors

Realizing Paid Family Leave in your Workplace: WRISE Launch and Workshop Series
Dates: October 31, 2017,  November 14, 2017 and November 28, 2017
Launch Presenters:
Annie Sartor, PL+US (Paid Leave for the US)
Juliet Gorman who crafted Etsy’s excellent parental leave policy
Rebecca Grossman-Cohen who changed the policy at the New York Times

Find Her Keep Her: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Renewables
Date: July 12, 2017
Presenters:
Kristen Graf, WRISE
Kacie Peters, Alta Energy Inc.

Negotiations
Date: March 20, 2017
Panelist:
Mil Niepold, President, The Mara Partners

Interconnection 101
Date: January 10, 2017
Panelists:
Nicole Clock, Vestas
Kristin Swenson, Blue Note Energy

Trends in Solar Energy
Date: October 27, 2016
Panelists:
Zeina El-Azzi, Brightmark Energy (Moderator)
Katherine Hamilton, 38 North Soluntions
Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners

Business Development for Career and Organizational Performance
Date: June 28, 2016
Panelists:
Elizabeth Kaiga, CohnReznick (Moderator)
Lauren Andre, Enbridge
Christy Guthman, GE Renewable Energy

New Approaches in Windpower Finance
Date: March 10, 2016
Panelists:
Amy Grace, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Rolanda Shine, Invenergy
Mit Buchanan, J.P. Morgan
Susan Nickey, Hannon Armstrong

Offshore Wind
Date: February 16, 2016
Panelists:
Fara Courtney, Clean Energy Consultant and Founder of the US Offshore Wind Collaborative
Alana Duerr, US Department of Energy
Carolyn Heeps, RES-Offshore
Aileen Kenny, Deepwater Wind

Energy Storage
Date: Tuesday January 12, 2016
Panelists:
Janice Lin, Strategen Consulting, California Energy Storage Alliance
Audrey Fogarty, Younicos
Manal Yamout, Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Giving and Receiving Feedback
Date: Tuesday December 8, 2015
Panelists:
Jackie Martin, Independent Consultant
Maritza Okata, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Becky Diffen, Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins

Media Training
Date: Monday September 28, 2015
Trainers:
Ryan Cunningham, Fenton Communications
Amanda Taylor, Fenton Communications

Corporate Diversity Programs
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Panelists:
Anne Weisberg, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Families and Work Institute
Cheya Dunlap, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, GE Power & Water

Climate Science, Policy, and Messaging
Date: Tuesday February 24, 2015
Panelists:
Jason Funk, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Megan Rising, Energy Campaign Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists

Careers in Finance: Sharing Stories of Women in Wind
Date: Tuesday October 14, 2014
Moderator:
Terri Denning, Business Development and Finance General Manager at Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation

Panelists:
Karen Lane, CFO atr Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Onshore Americas business
Lori Kepner, V.P., Lead Relationship Manager, Power Energy & Utilities at CoBank
Pam Poisson, CFO at the American Wind Energy Association

Demystifying Wind Project Finance
Date: Tuesday September 23, 2014
Moderator:
Julia Pettit, Attorney at Stoel Rives

Panelists:
Katy Breazeale, CPA and Partner at CohnReznick
Meghan Schultz, VP Finance at Invenergy

Salary Negotiations: Strategies, Techniques, and the Role of Gender
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2014
Panelist:
Deborah Swerdlow, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator – American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Leveraging What You Know to Get Where You Want to Go
Date: Tuesday April 8, 2014
Panelists:
Anne Morgan, Golden Triangle Connections
Dany St. Pierre, Cleantech Expansion LLC
Cathy Syme, Eurus Energy

Social Media Strategies for Your Career and Business
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Panelist:
Lauren Glickman, Founder of WindyGlick Communications and WRISE Consultant

Wind Turbine Technicians: Taking Hold of Your Education and Career
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Panelists:
Heather Dennison, Director of Human Resources at Upwind Solutions, Inc.
Jenny Heinzen, Curriculum & Training Coordinator at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Loma Roggenkamp, EHS Specialist at Siemens Energy Wind Services USA

Effective Networking: Making the Right Connections
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Panelists:
Lisa Carp, EDF RE
Ellen Crivella, DNV GL
Julie Lundquist, University of Colorado

Webinar for Environmental Leadership Program (ELP): Moving Towards an Understanding of Women in the Wind Energy Workforce
Date: December 15, 2011
Panelist:
Kristen Graf, WoWE Executive Director

Connecting with Higher Education: Ideas from Focus the Nation and Columbia Gorge Community College
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Panelists:
Anne Bertucio, Focus the Nation
Abby Brown, Columbia Gorge Community College
Suzanne Burd, Columbia Gorge Community College

KidWind, WindWise, and Connecting with K-12 Schools
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Panelists:
Christine Denny, Normandeau Associates
Joe Rand, KidWind (www.kidwind.org)
Avanelle Riley, GE Wind, WoWE NY Capital Region Chapter

Women at the Intersection of Energy and Politics
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Panelists:
Stacy Mason, Campaign Manager of The 2012 Project
Patricia “Pan” Godchaux, Former State Legislator
Donna Lucas, President of Lucas Public Affairs

Transmission and the US Wind Industry
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Panelists:
Michael Goggin, Manager Transmission Policy, AWEA (www.awea.org)
Beth Soholt, Director, Wind on the Wires (www.windonthewires.org)
Julia Souder, Project Development Manager, Clean Line Energy Partners (www.cleanlineenergy.com)

Recordings of the webinars above are available in the WRISE Member Center.

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