MIT Energy Conference
Big Meets Small: A New Era Emerges
More changes have occurred in the global energy sector in the past decade than in the 100 years prior. This year’s MIT Energy Conference main theme is centered on the interconnection between activities, technologies, and geographies, discussing the idea that small, distributed impacts can generate big, long-lasting solutions. “Big Meets Small" is about taking a more holistic approach: understanding the disruption that is happening across the energy value chain and how infrastructure developments, technology improvements, and market changes, both big and small, have a place in the puzzle.
In particular, the Conference will discuss the promise of distributed technologies at scale, new market structures shifting the power dynamics between large and small energy players, new financing models enabling unprecedented levels of involvement in energy investment, and local policies seeking to halt the global impacts of climate change.
- Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy
- Yumkella Kandeh, Special Representative, Sustainable Energy for All, former UN Under-Secretary General
- Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
- Colleen Calhoun, Senior Executive Director, GE
- Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University