Keynote Address: Energy Done the Right Way

Michael Webber

Chief Science and Technology Officer at Engie North America

Learning Objectives

Dr. Webber is the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy and infrastructure services company. In addition, he is the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Webber’s expertise spans research and education at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization on topics related to innovation, energy, and the environment. He also is a well-known author in the energy industry. His latest book Power Trip: The Story of Energy was published in May 2019 and shortly thereafter was made into a six-part companion series that aired on PBS in Spring of 2020. The full series is now available on PBS or Amazon Prime. In this keynote address, Dr. Webber will present his perspective on “energy done the right way.” He will talk about tradeoffs, managing various energy options, the next innovations in energy, his ideas on how create a sustainable future and more. Dr. Webber was a keynote speaker at DISTRIBUTECH 2018 and was a featured speaker in a mega-session at DISTRIBUTECH 2020.