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The “new normal” in our pandemic-driven world demands unique and creative ways to keep you informed, share relevant content while also fostering collaboration. With those goals in mind, we are pleased to present EEI 2020: A Virtual Leadership Summit, on September 9-10. This unique attendee experience takes you inside the customized surrounding of EEI’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. We invite you to attend 12 targeted breakout sessions and four impactful general sessions, all focused on the cutting-edge issues facing our industry at a critical time in our nation’s history.
We asked EEI Chairman Ben Fowke to comment on the importance of uniting the industry to take on big challenges, and why the Virtual Leadership Summit is so relevant at a time of great uncertainty and change in our country:

​We understand that the current telework climate rarely permits long, uninterrupted blocks of time, so our event will give you the flexibility to view programming on your own schedule. You can view content live, with fellow attendees, and participate in live Q&A chat after each session—or watch it all at your convenience and create your own experience. All the content will be archived for you to view again or share with your colleagues.


To ensure the broadest possible engagement in our first major digital conference, we are making EEI 2020 complimentary to all attendees. No travel costs, all the latest and most impactful policy issues, and a safe environment, right at the tip of your fingers! This also is a great opportunity to have additional team members join us in September!

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Wednesday Highlights

Opening Keynote: COVID-19: The Electric Power Industry Responds

Following welcome remarks from EEI President Tom Kuhn, EEI Chairman Ben Fowke will moderate a conversation with top company executives to explore how the industry is responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights will include the impact on electricity customers, the industry workforce, clean energy, infrastructure and regulation.


Sponsored by

Tom Kuhn
Edison Electric Institute

Ben Fowke
EEI Chairman
Chairman and CEO,
Xcel Energy


Jeffrey Guldner
Chairman, President and CEO,
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Mike Innocenzo
President and CEO,

John McAvoy
Chairman, President and CEO,
Consolidated Edison

Maria Pope
President and CEO,
Portland General Electric

What’s Ahead for the Clean Energy Transition

The nation’s electric power industry has made significant strides in clean energy, sharply reducing its carbon emissions, while steadily integrating more renewables into the energy grid. As electric companies weigh even deeper carbon reductions, what are the technologies and policies that will be required? Join this dialogue involving DTE Energy Executive Chairman Gerry Anderson, Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp, Natural Resources Defense Council President Gina McCarthy and Energy Futures Initiative President Ernest Moniz. Moderated by IHS CERAWeek Chairman Dan Yergin.


Sponsored by

Daniel Yergin
Chairman, IHS CERAWeek



Gerry Anderson
EEI Vice Chairman
Executive Chairman, DTE Energy

Fred Krupp
President, Environmental Defense Fund

Gina McCarthy
President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Ernest Moniz
President, Energy Futures Initiative

Thursday Highlights

2020 Election Colloquy—the Road to November

Two of the nation’s leading political strategists dissect the contentious 2020 presidential election, just weeks before Americans go to the polls. Join the conversation between Karl Rove, the influential adviser to former President George W. Bush, and Jennifer Palmieri, a top strategist for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, moderated by EEI Executive Vice President Brian Wolff. It will be followed by a live Q&A chat with attendees. This session will begin with the presentation of the EEI Edison Awards, our industry’s highest honor.


Sponsored by

Brian Wolff
Executive Vice President,
Edison Electric Institute

Karl Rove
Former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush

Jennifer Palmieri
Former White House communications director for President Obama and senior adviser for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign

Closing CEO Leadership Roundtable

A traditional highlight in our annual conference, the CEO roundtable is a lively and wide-ranging salon conversation touching on all the top issues on the industry’s landscape: EEI Chairman Ben Fowke, along with EEI Vice Chairs Gerry Anderson (executive chairman, DTE Energy); Warner Baxter (chairman, president & CEO, Ameren); and Pedro Pizarro (president & CEO, Edison International). Moderated by Chris Crane, President & CEO, Exelon Corporation, and EEI’s immediate past chairman.


Sponsored by

Chris Crane
President and CEO, Exelon Corporation


Ben Fowke
EEI Chairman
Chairman and CEO,
Xcel Energy

Gerard M. Anderson
EEI Vice Chairman
Executive Chairman
DTE Energy

Warner Baxter
EEI Vice Chairman
Chairman, President and CEO, Ameren Corp.

Pedro Pizarro
EEI Vice Chairman
President and CEO,
Edison International

Educational Tracks

​Delegates will be able to tailor their own educational experience around four separate learning tracks designed to create world-class learning opportunities focusing on:

Clean Energy

An in-depth look at the pathways leading toward an increasingly sustainable energy future for the electric power industry.

Sponsored by


Customer Experience

Learn how electric companies, technology partners and policymakers are meeting rapidly changing customer expectations.

Sponsored by


Smarter Infrastructure

What are the building blocks of the modernized energy grid, whose watchwords are resilience, reliability and affordability.


Sponsored by

  What's Next

A fascinating glimpse of the technologies and trends that are transforming the electric power industry in some unexpected ways.

Sponsored by