Oregon’s Energy Future Workshop Series

The Business of Clean Energy & Efficiency


Three half day workshops: September 21, November 18 and December 14

NEBC Virtual Workshops

Registration Open

The Energy Delivery System – September 21, 2021

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

The first in a three-part series of interactive workshops, Decarbonizing The Energy Delivery System will focus on the policies and emerging technologies for electric and gas infrastructure to enable greenhouse gas emission reductions and to reinforce resiliency.

Join us for this first installment of Oregon’s Energy Future conference.

2021 Keynote Presentations

Kicking off the Workshop: The Energy Delivery System: Integration to Reduce Carbon

Jesse D. Jenkins
Assistant Professor | Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and
Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment
Princeton University

Jesse Jenkins is an assistant professor at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment and courtesy appointments at the School of Public and International Affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. He is a macro-scale energy systems engineer with a focus on the rapidly evolving electricity sector. Jesse leads the Princeton ZERO Lab (Zero-carbon Energy systems Research and Optimization Laboratory), which improves and applies optimization-based energy systems models to evaluate low-carbon energy technologies and generate insights to guide policy and planning decisions. Jesse earned a PhD and SM from MIT and a BS from the University of Oregon. Jesse worked previously as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and spent six years as an energy and climate policy analyst prior to embarking on his academic career, including as an analyst at Renewable Northwest.

Workshop Wrap Up: Closing Thoughts

Melissa Powers
Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law; Director, Green Energy Institute
Lewis & Clark Law School

Melissa Powers is a Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, and she was a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar in 2014-2015 researching Denmark and Spain’s renewable energy laws. Melissa is also the founder and faculty director of the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School, an organization that designs strategies to a transition to a zero-carbon energy system. She was a public interest environmental litigator for seven years. Melissa teaches international and U.S. climate change law, electricity regulation, renewable energy law, the Clean Air Act, and administrative law.

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