Energy Systems Engineering Spring Seminar Series: "Ernst & Young Perspective on Energy Trends"

Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event

Register today for the 2nd installment of Energy Systems Engineering Spring 2021 Seminar Series.
This seminar is available only online via Zoom.

"Ernst & Young: Perspective on Energy Trends" 

Presented by: Steve Thiel & Nick Wagner of Ernst & Young


DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
LOCATION - ZOOM MEETING link to be sent prior to the seminar date

Abstract - The broad Energy and Utilities industry ecosystem is facing unprecedented changes and challenges from regulatory, policy and market forces.  The traditional electricity and gas utilities are being forced to examine their business and delivery models to remain competitive and relevant.  These forces are causing traditional regulated and unregulated market participants to innovate and evolve strategic elements of their value chain opportunistically and defensively.   This presentation will explore leading trends affecting the Energy and Utilities markets and highlight significant risk facing market participants.  It will also discuss evolving technology that may be driving market change and industry investment.

Come join us for this seminar!

Bio - Steve is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Power and Utility practice and serves energy industry clients as Coordinating Partner and Operational Performance Improvement Advisor.  He has an extensive energy and utilities industry background in business transformation, operational performance improvement, technology investment planning and grid modernization strategy development. 

His grid modernization experience began in 2002, while working for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).  He has been involved in numerous grid modernization projects that have transformed the service delivery model for many leading utilities.     

Steve is active in several industry groups, including serving on the Board of Directors for the GridWise Alliance.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he served as the US Business Solutions and Smart Grid Leader for IBM Energy & Utility industry. Prior to IBM, he served in leadership roles at EPRI and Entergy.

He holds an MBA from Texas A&M — Commerce and a BS from Arkansas State University.

If interested, please attend the presentation on Tues, February 23, at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

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