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Webinar: Hot Grid Summer: Unpacking ERCOT’s Unusually Warm Summer of 2023 – December 12, 2023

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The summer of 2023 felt like an endless chain of heat waves in the U.S. but nowhere more so than in Texas, which experienced its second hottest summer on record. In this webinar, meteorologists Jennifer Newman and Jessica Tomaszewski will discuss the meteorological drivers of the heat wave, the temperature and demand records that were set, and the impact the heat wave had on power prices. They will discuss:

  • Causes of the heat wave
  • How heat waves impact demand and renewable energy production
  • How climate change might impact the frequency of heat waves
  • How you can take extreme events into account for price forecasts

The session will be interactive and there will be plenty of time to answer you questions after the presentation. We will record the session so if you can’t attend live, please register and we’ll share the recording with you.

The webinar will stream live on Tuesday, December 12 at 2pm ET. The session will be recorded.

About the speakers

Jennifer Newman, VP, Atmospheric Science Research

Jennifer Newman, Vice President of Atmospheric Science Research, REsurety

Jennifer Newman is an atmospheric scientist with experience in boundary layer meteorology, remote sensing, machine learning, and wind resource assessment. Prior to joining REsurety, Dr. Newman completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with a focus on improving turbulence estimates from Doppler wind lidars. As a research scientist at REsurety, she investigates new methods for estimating the risk of potential wind projects.

Dr. Newman holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master’s degrees in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University where she graduated with distinction in research.

Jessica Tomaszewski, Senior Research Scientist

Jessica Tomaszewski is an atmospheric scientist with experience in boundary layer meteorology, numerical weather prediction, and wind resource assessment. Prior to joining REsurety, Jessica completed a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship with a focus on simulating interactions between wind farms and the lower atmosphere, as well as two summer internships at NextEra Analytics investigating improvements to the wind farm wake modeling process. As a research scientist at REsurety, she builds and investigates new techniques for analyzing renewable resources and mitigating their financial risk.

Dr. Tomaszewski holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Webinar Recording: REsurety Solutions Showcase: Simplify Your Renewable Energy Portfolio Audits and Explanations

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Do you struggle understanding and forecasting performance of your Power Purchase Agreements? Many clean energy buyers share this same challenge. In this session you will learn an easier way to:

  • Organize the influx of monthly invoices
  • Audit and identify costly invoice errors
  • Obtain insights into project operations
  • Forecast settlement across confidence bands

We shared real-world use cases where clean energy buyers have found simpler, more efficient ways of understanding and reporting on their portfolios. We even gave specific examples of corporations uncovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously undiscovered errors. Watch the recording of the full session below.

Date and Time: October 10th, 2023, 2:00 PM ET

About the speakers

Irina Gumennik, Director, Analytics Services

Irina Gumennik

Irina is an analyst with more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. Before joining REsurety, Irina was part of the team that permitted, constructed, and commissioned the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind energy project in the United States. Irina also worked for the world’s largest demand response service provider on demand-side solutions and battery storage products. At REsurety, Irina directs portfolio analytics services to analyze performance drivers and identify risk management strategies.

Irina holds a Master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University.

Carl Ostridge, SVP of Analytics Services

Carl Ostridge has more than 15 years of energy experience, specializing in energy risk management, electricity markets, and renewable energy project performance. Prior to joining REsurety, Mr. Ostridge worked for DNV GL analyzing and improving the accuracy of wind farm energy analyses and developing models to predict wind farm energy output. His extensive industry experience and proven analytical skills support REsurety’s industry-leading tools and expertise in weather-related risk and valuation for renewable energy projects.

Mr. Ostridge holds a Master’s degree in Astrophysics from the University of Exeter in the UK.

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Webinar Recording: Unpacking ERCOT Solar Capture Rates in REsurety’s Weather-Smart Forecasts

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REsurety’s Weather-Smart forecasts show sharply declining solar value in ERCOT. Average solar capture rates fall to around 75% by 2030 in our baseline forecast, with significant weather and fundamentals-driven variability about that average. In this webinar, on September 28th at 1pm EST, we unpacked these results by evaluating progressively more sophisticated forecasting models. We showed that:

  • Accounting for recent trends, changes to system fundamentals, and weather variability reduce forecasted solar capture rates.
  • Weather uncertainty leads to a wide range of capture rate outcomes given the fundamentals.
  • Uncertainty in solar buildout leads to an even wider range of solar capture rate outcomes.

We also had 10-15 minutes of Q & A after the presentation.

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About the speakers

David Luke Oates, SVP, Power Markets Research

David Luke Oates

David Luke Oates co-leads REsurety’s Research team. His team builds, tests, and deploys fundamentals and statistical models of electricity prices and emissions to support customer workflows. David Luke has over a decade of experience working in the electric power sector from positions in academia, consulting, and technology. Before joining REsurety, he was a consultant at The Brattle Group, supporting electricity market operators, utilities, and asset owners to address market design, asset valuation, and regulatory questions.

Dr. Oates holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, Canada.

Amit Ranjan, Senior Associate, Power Markets Research

Amit Ranjan

Amit Ranjan is an engineer and researcher with experience in fundamentals-based modeling of wholesale electricity markets. Before joining the REsurety team, he was a Senior Analyst at National Grid where he improved the fidelity of long-term capacity expansion models to support corporate strategy initiatives. He also studied the financial and electric system peak implications of electrifying heating in buildings across the U.S. Northeast. At REsurety, he is helping to advance power price analytics amid evolving market designs, increasing penetration of renewable energy and changing policy landscape.

Amit holds a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Management from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India.

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ACP Resource & Technology Conference

Resource & Tech

REsurety’s Carl Ostridge spoke on the panel, Definition and Forecasting Methodologies, Implications and Mitigation Strategies Applied to Basis Risk

REsurety attended the ACP Resource & Technology Conference on November 14-15, 2023 in Austin, Texas. REsurety’s SVP of Analytics Services, Carl Ostridge, joined the panel, Definition and Forecasting Methodologies, Implications and Mitigation Strategies Applied to Basis Risk on Tuesday, November 14th at 9:00 am CST. Learn more about the session below.

Title: Definition and Forecasting Methodologies, Implications and Mitigation Strategies Applied to Basis Risk


Basis continues to remain a relatively new market-related risk. In most power purchase agreements with commercial buyers, the clean energy project sponsor bears such risk with a settlement point at an agreed-upon liquid market hub, as opposed to the project’s interconnection point. Evaluation of basis risk is complex and uses sophisticated production cost simulation models that mimic the wholesale electricity market. Especially in a congested grid environment, basis risk can become significant. In this session we will hear industry experts discuss the fundamentals of basis, implications of high basis risk and benefits of Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) deployments for congestion mitigation.

Julia Selker, Executive Director, Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT) Coalition
Carl Ostridge, SVP of Analytics Services, REsurety
Moderator: Rodica Donaldson, VP Transmission Analytics, EDF Renewables

About the event

Join your peers as we build the future of the clean energy industry. Share and discover cutting-edge technological innovations and advancements in the area of renewable energy assessment and performance and reliability improvements at ACP’s Resource & Technology Conference.

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S&P Global Commodity Insights Financing US Power Conference

S&P Global Financing US Power Conference

REsurety’s Lee Taylor joined the panel, Investment Opportunities and the IRA

S&P Global Financing US Power Conference

REsurety attended the S&P Global Commodity Insights Financing US Power Conference on October 30-31. REsurety’s Co-Founder and CEO, Lee Taylor, participated in the panel, Investment Opportunities and the IRA on October 30th at 11:15 am ET. Learn more about the session below.

Title: Investment Opportunities and the IRA

Topics covered:

  • Scope and reach of the IRA
  • Where is investment taking place stimulated by new federal support?
  • Key challenges that remain
  • Supply chain challenges

Session Speakers:
Himanshu Saxena, CEO, Lotus Infrastructure Partners
Rich Roloff, Managing Director, LS Power
Lee Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, REsurety
John Morton, Managing Director and Global Head of Advisory, Pollination Group
Moderator: Daryna Kotenko, Lead, North American Power, S&P Global Commodity Insights

About the event

The Financing US Power Conference is the premier power finance event, giving you unique opportunities to explore the critical drivers for electric power investment. Meet with colleagues, including leaders from utilities, investors, developers, and analysts, while gaining valuable insight into the investment climate and the challenges for power finance deals.

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REsurety returned to VERGE to exhibit at the leading climate tech event.

VERGE 2023

REsurety exhibited at the VERGE 2023 event in San Jose, CA, on October 24-26. You could find us at booth #412.

About the event

VERGE 23 is the leading climate tech event accelerating solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. It is the center of gravity for the climate community — leaders from business, government, solution providers and startups — working together to address the climate crisis.

The unprecedented challenges we face today present equally unprecedented opportunities to reimagine and redesign our world to be more prosperous, sustainable and resilient. The key programs that comprise VERGE 23 — Buildings, Carbon, Energy, Food, Startups and Transport  — focus on seizing these opportunities.

Join the growing VERGE ecosystem of more than 5,000 professionals for this solutions-oriented event. By attending, you’ll gain access to inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions and tutorials, innovative exhibit displays, networking events and more.

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GreenFin 23

REsurety is excited to be joining a panel with other industry leaders.

Greenfin: The Premiere Sustainable Finance and Investing Event, June 26-28, 2023 at The Omni Seaport, Boston, MA.

REsurety attended the GreenFin 23 event on June 26-28 in Boston. REsurety’s Co-Founder and CEO, Lee Taylor, was on the panel, Going Beyond Megawatt Hour Matching on June 26th at 4:00 pm, along with HASI, General Motors, TCR and Putnam Investments. Learn more about the session below.

Title: Going Beyond Megawatt Hour Matching

The release of the Scope 2 Guidance in 2015 coincided with significant growth in corporate voluntary procurement. It has been foundational to corporate decarbonization strategies ever since.

Corporate buyers, developers, NGOs and investors are ready to embrace an accounting framework that moves beyond the current approach of megawatt-hour matching to focus on emissions impact. Is it time to update corporate emissions accounting standards to ensure that clean energy investments maximize electricity decarbonization?

Session Speakers:
Chad Reed, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and ESG, HASI
Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments
Lee Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, REsurety
Hank He, Director, Tabors Caramanis Rudkevich
Rob Threlkeld, Global Energy Strategy, General Motors

Learn more here.

If you haven’t registered yet, register to attend the event here.

About the event

Despite ESG frameworks and rankings’ imperfections, they are impacting billions of investments. And, hundreds of trillions more are needed to realize a just transition to a decarbonized global economy.

GreenFin 23 will convene an influential audience of finance, investment and sustainability professionals to share insights, address key challenges and showcase leading sustainable financial products and services.

Access the agenda for the entire event here.

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CohnReznick 10th Renewable Energy Summit

REsurety’s Lee Taylor joined the panel, Risk in the new age

REsurety attended the CohnReznick Renewable Energy Summit on June 14-16, 2023, in Dana Point, CA. REsurety’s Co-Founder and CEO, Lee Taylor, joined the panel, Risk in the new age on June 16th at 9:15 am PT. Learn more about the session below.

Title: Risk in the new age

The energy transition will play out in a market rife with risk, including global economic uncertainty, inflation, supply-chain disruptions, tariff threats, permitting delays, and transmission bottlenecks. How can market participants reduce risk while maximizing returns on investment?

This panel will examine the risk impact of changing market conditions including:

  • Volatility in power pricing
    • What happens if more renewables or storage is built than expected?
    • Inversion of on-peak and off-peak pricing?
  • Supply chain disruptions and U.S. ramp up
    • How are developers responding to continued rise in inflation and AD/CVD issues, and how are they finding/financing new module suppliers?
    • How to meet expectations for buildout of new domestic production?
  • Disruption in the banking market: Impact on tax capacity/debt markets and overall sector

Session Speakers:
Michael Tatarsky, Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital
Lee Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, REsurety

About the event

CohnReznick and CohnReznick Capital are thrilled to host the 10th Annual Renewable Energy Summit and celebrate a decade of ocean-side deal-making at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This flagship, invite-only event uniting leading financiers, developers, and power generators shaping the energy transition will be the most exciting to date. Get inspired, strengthen industry connections, and enjoy curated activities in an idyllic Southern California setting. We invite you to join us!

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Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) Connect: 2023 Spring Summit

REsurety is a proud Kilowatt Sponsor for the event.

Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) Summit with REsurety as a sponsor.

REsurety attended the Clean Energy Buyers Association Spring Summit on May 9-11, 2023, in Seattle, Washington.

REsurety was pleased to host a session with Akamai Technologies’ Mike Mattera at the CEBA Summit.

Title: Maximizing Your Emissions Impact

Description: Clean energy buyers are increasingly considering the carbon emissions impacts of their procurement and operational decisions. Discuss strategies that groups are employing to maximize their avoided emissions, and how they may be weighing this against other priorities they have.

Conversation Hosts:
Mike Mattera, Director of Corporate Sustainability & ESG Officer, Akamai Technologies
Adam Reeve, Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Success, REsurety

REsurety's Adam Reeve and Akamai Technologies' Mike Mattera.

About the summit

The premier convening for energy and sustainability professionals dedicated to advancing a carbon-free energy future is around the corner. CEBA Connect: Spring Summit is where the CEBA community builds common understanding of emerging market and policy trends, and advances opportunities to scale clean energy to decarbonize the power sector.

Access the agenda for the entire event here.

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Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit 2023

REsurety is a proud Platinum sponsor of the Solar + Wind Finance & Investment Summit. Book a meeting with us

REsurety attended the event at display table # 68 and hosted a private meeting room, Prescott, for demonstrations of our market analysis and portfolio management solutions.

Additionally, REsurety’s co-founder & CEO Lee Taylor was on the panel: Power Markets Outlook: Valuation & Price Curves on March 13, 2023 at 1:30 pm at the event.

Session description

The past year has seen major disruptions in many power markets: extreme weather, the War in Ukraine/gas pricing, interconnection queue pauses, and other capacity market issues have affect forward price curves, risk assessment, and long-term project valuations. This session will discuss the state of US power markets, providing perspectives on pricing curves, project valuations, and the economic useful life of projects.

• Are capacity markets functioning properly or are they becoming a hindrance to renewable deployment?
• Will interconnection queue reforms, like the 2-year reviews pause in PJM and ‘first-ready, first-served’ enable more efficiency and lessen wait times?
• How are changes to forward pricing and energy futures affecting the bankability of projects, and what does the uncertainty created by the Ukraine War mean for projections and assumptions?
• Are the mid-term elections affecting assumptions in the power markets?

Kenneth Irvin, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Ken Fleming, Managing Director, Power Origination for the Americas, BP
Yoann Hispa, CEO and Co-Founder, Landgate
John Larkey, Vice President, Power Marketing, National Grid Renewables
Jim Nutter, ASA, Managing Director, Marshall & Stevens, Inc.
Lee Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, REsurety

Access the agenda for the entire event here.

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CERAWeek 2023

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Maximizing & Measuring Carbon Impact: How to Operationalize “Emissions First” Principles

REsurety’s Co-Founder and CEO, Lee Taylor, attended the 2023 CERAWeek conference in Houston, TX to lead the session Maximizing & Measuring Carbon Impact: How to Operationalize “Emissions First” Principles, on March 7th at 2:30 pm.

About the session

Leading clean energy buyers and investors have called for an evolution of carbon accounting standards – moving away from megawatt-hour matching and toward an emissions impact-centric system. That evolution requires more granular, accurate data, and the tools to make it actionable. In this session you will learn how marginal emissions data, which measures the carbon impact of consuming or generating energy at a given time and place, can be used to maximize the impact of clean energy investments, and to accurately measure that impact.

Learn more here.

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Webinar Recording: GHG Protocol Corporate Standards and Guidance Updates

Learn how you can drive impact with proposed revisions to the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

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Between now and March 14, 2023, the creators of the GHG Protocol are accepting feedback on the accounting standard and how it should be improved. The GHGP has been successful in motivating hundreds of companies and institutions worldwide to invest in renewable energy, but when it comes to its Scope 2 emissions accounting approach, there is a need to refocus the standard on real-world impact.

During this recorded webinar you’ll hear from Faraz Ahmad (Amazon), Adam Reeve (REsurety), and Henry Richardson (WattTime) on a discussion for proposed GHG Protocol updates that drive greater emissions reductions. The session provides an overview of existing electricity accounting approaches, a break down of a new impact-centric approach to carbon accounting that climate advocates worldwide are rallying behind, and a discussion on how sustainability leaders can leverage this approach. There’s also a lengthy interactive Q&A after the presentations.

Watch the full recording below.

About the speakers

Faraz Ahmad, Head of Net Zero Grid @ Amazon

Faraz Ahmad leads Net Zero Electricity at Amazon, part of Amazon’s overall goal of becoming net zero emissions by 2040. Before joining Amazon, Faraz led strategy, business development and M&A functions at NextEra Energy’s Retail division. Faraz’s career has focused on energy, innovation & technology commercialization and corporate strategy. Faraz has built several businesses at GE and NextEra focused on energy generation and optimization in both developed and emerging markets. Faraz is a fellow of the Energy Institute and was previously selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical & Information Engineering and Management from Cambridge University and MIT.

Adam Reeve, SVP of Software Solutions @ REsurety

Adam Reeve

Adam Reeve is a mechanical engineer and data scientist with a strong interest in the rapidly evolving renewable energy landscape. Before joining the REsurety team, he worked for a proprietary trading firm specializing in quantitative analysis of energy markets. His deep experience in data-driven analysis, model building, risk assessment and data visualization support REsurety’s analytical approach to quantifying and managing the weather-linked revenue risks of wind power projects. Mr. Reeve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science from Yale College, with a focus on energy and environmental studies. He graduated with distinction in both majors.

Henry Richardson, Senior Analyst @ WattTime

As a senior analyst at WattTime, Henry enables partners and collaborators to understand how they can affect the electric grid and achieve greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, whether through location-based renewables siting (Emissionality) or by incorporating load flexibility into their solutions. Henry specializes in carbon accounting, building performance, emissions-focused load shifting, and energy storage integration. Prior to joining WattTime, Henry was a Senior Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten where he focused on high performance building design including daylighting, energy, water, and materials.