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By | March 14, 2024

Open Sustainability Policy Summit Agenda Now Live, Featuring Speakers from Government, Academia, and Industry

LF Energy and Johns Hopkins University will host The Open Sustainability Policy Summit May 2-3, 2024 at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC. This brand new event will gather lawmakers, policymakers, electric utilities, auto makers, technology vendors, researchers, and end users of energy to discuss the challenges and opportunities for an open source model of building both technology and standards to accelerate the energy transition. The summit will have a particular focus on how policy and regulation can support this collaborative approach, while ensuring communities are diverse and inclusive, and that the benefits of this transition are shared equitably.

The preliminary agenda of sessions is now available. Highlights include:

  • TROLIE: Accelerating Policy Impact through Open Source Collaboration – Christopher Atkins of MISO and Tory McKeag of GE Vernova
  • The Path to 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy: Data Driven Decarbonization and Industry Collaboration – Hallie Cramer of Google and Audrey Lee of Microsoft
  • Advancing Energy Policy with Open Energy Planning – Max Parzen of Open Energy Transition
  • Identifying Data Dependencies for a Robust Granular Certificate Marketplace – Katie Soroye of Level Ten Energy

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The summit will also address topics including:

  • How open source technologies are driving sustainability
  • The impact of open source on the energy transition and sustainable transportation
  • Barriers to open source adoption in the sustainability realm
  • How policy, regulations, and laws can support open source to speed innovation in sustainability
  • Ensuring equity and inclusivity of energy access and the benefits of decarbonization

Organizations supporting the event aside from LF Energy include EPRI, The Green Software Foundation, ISAdvice & Consulting, M-RETS, Open Climate Fix, and OS-Climate. The event is being spearheaded by the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins, along with other divisions of the university including the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Center for Bioengineer Information and Design, EPICS, Energy Institute, JHU Sustainability, JHU OSPO, and Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative.

Register for free today!

Any media inquiries, questions, or requests to become an event partner can be directed to LF Energy Director of Communications Dan Brown.