Moderator: Stephen Fernands
Some of the questions the regulators/panelists will be asked include:
Do you think consumers are benefitting from retail energy choice in the states that allow for it? Why or why not?
Is there is a difference between the way customers are treated in monopoly states as opposed to restructured states?
If you had your druthers, would you want there to be an energy choice? At all? Partial?
Why do you think there hasn’t been even one new state restructured over the past 20 years? Why did retail choice lose in Florida and Nevada recently?
What do you think the retail energy industry can do about that?
Why do you think there are so many more states that are restructured for natural gas (as opposed to electricity)?
Which improvements need to be made by energy suppliers in the retail choice industry?
Tell us about your experience as a [commissioner] regulating retail energy choice. Positive and negative anecdotes are welcome.
What can the retail energy suppliers do about the bad actors?
Panel #2: C-Suite Panel:(CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CTOs ONLY) “The Biggest Challenges to Running a Retail Energy Supplier and How to Solve Them”
Moderator: Steven Murray
This panel is limited to C-level executives and will focus on the biggest challenges facing retail energy suppliers today. Six executives with dozens of years of experience running suppliers will weigh in on the most important operational risks in the industry and how to mitigate them. This is a must-attend panel for COOs, CTOs, CIOs, CMOs, and CFOs.
“Panel #3: “Best Practices in Risk Management During Inflationary Times”
Moderator: Jennifer Moore
The price of energy has skyrocketed. Energy suppliers and their customers are grappling with the new reality of inflation and its effect on budgets and risk. This panel will focus on how retailers can survive this new world of hyper-inflation, how to communicate with customers, how to mitigate the inherent credit risks, and, much more. What are the best practices when it comes to risk management for a supplier in these special times? This is a critical panel for risk managers, traders, wholesale suppliers, finance companies, and anyone who deals with risk in the retail energy industry.
“Panel #4 “Benefiting from the Crypto, Solar, ESG and EV Revolutions”
Moderator: Henry Cortes
We are witnessing revolutions in Cryptocurrency mining, ubiquitous and cost-effective solar panel installations, the emphasis by procurement professionals on ESG (as opposed to pure price), and the surge in electric vehicles on the road and their charging stations. This new world can be scary to an energy supplier – or it can present amazingly lucrative opportunities. What can you do to adapt to these major changes in the landscape? How can you position your company to benefit most from this behavioral shift? What strategic partnerships are available to you as the licensed supplier? Should you move into bidding on bitcoin mining operations? How do you retail customers that are thinking about going solar? How can you benefit from customers installing EV charging stations in their homes and buildings? This panel is a must-attend for thought-leaders in the industry as it is a window into the future of retail energy.
“Panel #5: “Digital Engagement: How to Benefit From and Accelerate the Energy Transition”
Since the pandemic began, digital engagement has become even more important to find, engage, acquire and retain customers. No longer is the day of just door-to-door sales. Energy consumers, especially the younger ones, really do want a relationship with their energy supplier. They go online to research before they buy and prefer digital communications. For this reason, retailers need to focus on how they can build their businesses online to find new customers and own the customer relationship. Also, we believe the only way to benefit from the energy transition taking place is by maintaining a technological advantage over the utilities as well as the retail competition. is In this panel our experts will focus on best practices to build their online presence, get creative with products and promotions and what digital tools they use to engage them.
“Panel #6 “Mergers and Acquisitions: How to Best Position My Company for a Sale/Merge”
Moderator: Jonathan Clites
This panel will feature professionals with experience either on the buy-side or the sell-side of mergers and acquisitions in the retail energy space. What do I need to do to best position my company for a sale or a merger? What is the state of the market today? What is the Ebitda multiple deals are being done at right now? Is it changing? Do buyers still use RCEs as a metric? How much does technology affect the price and value of the business? How long does it take to make a deal? Do I need to hire an investment banker, or can I do this myself? How do I find out about books for sale? What do they usually sell for? Any company contemplating acquisitions or merger/sales should attend.
“Panel #7 – CEO Round Table: “The Future of Retail Energy”
Moderator: Nate Richards
This panel of the top CEOs in retail energy will focus on the future. “Where do we go from here?” The Retail Energy market is evolving and rapidly changing. We are witnessing massive consolidation of retail energy providers, strange climate events, a focus on ESG like never before, electric vehicles, demand response, solar, battery storage, and even a push to disconnect from the grid altogether. In many states, commissioners are determined to end retail choice and “bad actors” are ruining the reputation of top-notch companies that are truly benefitting consumers. Our CEO roundtable is the highlight of every EMC and this one is no different. Our CEOs will discuss accelerating the energy transition and how retail
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