Meet the Panelists

Panel 1: District Energy: The Power to Change – Systems

District energy systems are adapting to increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, conserve water and enhance customer resiliency. Emerging trends include de-carbonization; integration of heat and power; transition to lower carbon drivers and resource optimization.

Clark_Scott.jpgScott Clark, Vice President & General Manager, 
Burns & McDonnell

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Lodge_Jim.jpgJim Lodge, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Clearway Energy

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Musto_David.pngDavid Musto, President and CEO,
Thermo Systems

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Christopher Potter, Director, Utilities & Power
Plant Operations, Architect of the Capitol

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Michael Schack, Ph.D., Group Operational
Marketing Director, Engie

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District Energy: The Power to Change - Technologies

By aggregating the needs of multiple customers, district energy systems increase scale to enable investment in technologies that might not otherwise be feasible on a single customer-building scale, such as fuel-flexible CHP; industrial heat pumps; energy-sharing; geothermal and bio-fuels. Getting to multi-building scale also facilitates applications like microgrids; industrial thermal recovery; thermal storage and other approaches to reduce peak grid demand.

Duncan_Tiffany.pngTiffany Duncan, Utility & Grid Solutions Sales
Leader,  North America, Trane

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Lyons_Chris.jpgChris Lyons, Manager of Strategic Growth and
Special Projects, Solar Turbines

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Smith_Brian.pngBrian Smith, Director, Global Marketing 
Johnson Controls

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Webster_Mike.pngMike Webster, Founder and CTO,

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