Does solar have a future as a base load electricity source? This session explores a vision in which solar power plants can provide dispatchability, predictability, and reliability comparable to conventional generation, while offering affordable electricity for consumers. Panelists will address the possible configuration, components, and performance characteristics of such a plant, including the roles of energy storage and load response for both grid-scale and aggregated distributed-scale solar projects.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Vice President, Market Quality and Renewable Integration, California Independent Systems Operator
Director, Technology Innovation, Arizona Public Service
Chief Technology Officer, Abengoa Solar
Director of Clean Energy Technology, New York Power Authority