The power sector infrastructure challenge: What will it take to get to net-zero?

As the U.S. moves toward economy-wide decarbonization, a 100 percent clean power sector will play a vital role in largely electrifying other sectors, including transportation, buildings and industry. Join C2ES for a webinar, where we will discuss our new “Closer Look” report that examines how the power sector must transform to fill this role, including the necessary, rapid deployment of infrastructure to support a range of electric vehicle use cases, and enable both centralized and distributed low- and zero-carbon resources as well as energy storage in its many forms. This webinar will provide an overview of the report and an opportunity to hear from companies that are developing the strategies and technologies to address these issues to create a zero-carbon, resilient, and affordable power system.


Ann Becker
Vice President, Sustainability, Arizona Public Service Company

Ann Becker is Vice President, Sustainability for Arizona Public Service Company (APS). Becker is responsible for the company’s overarching sustainability strategies, with a focus on integrating ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards across the company’s core business operations.

Steve Harper
Senior Director, Environment, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Intel Corporation

Stephen Harper is Senior Director, Environment, Energy and Sustainability Policy, at the Intel Corporation. He is responsible for advising senior management and leading company influencing efforts on topics ranging from chemicals management to energy efficiency, water policy and the role of Intel’s products in helping meet society’s toughest sustainability challenges.

Kelly Helfrich
Manager, Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure, General Motors

Kelly Helfrich, Manager of Electric Vehicles (EVs) & Charging Infrastructure at General Motors is focused on creating and deploying smart transportation solutions powered by zero emissions. Since joining GM, Kelly has overseen the deployment of hundreds of electric vehicles across major U.S. cities.

Doug Vine — Moderator
Director of Energy Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Doug Vine is the Director of Energy Analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). He leads the center’s work on energy decarbonization policies and technology analysis, following trends in global and domestic energy production and utilization and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, he focuses on…