When people think about renewables, they think of generation such as solar panels and wind turbines. Just as important, but rarely discussed, are the challenges of getting energy supply to end-users with the customized contractual terms they require---not merely in the one-size-fits-all model that utilities offer. The future of energy retailing is centered on the ability to deliver energy supply customized to the requirements of each consumer—from the details of renewables supply, to demand reduction technologies and even basic contract structures. Delivering energy supply -- better, faster, and more efficiently -- is the mission of CLN Energy.

Glen Swindle

CEO, CLN ENERGY

Brett Friedman

Founder, Winhall Risk Analytics

Glen Swindle is CEO of CLN Energy. He is also the Managing Partner at Scoville Risk Partners, an energy analytics and advisory firm (www.scovilleriskpartners.com). He is a co-principal in an ARPA-E grant with Princeton University on electricity market design in a high renewables regime. Glen has run electricity, natural gas, and weather trading groups at both Credit Suisse and Constellation Energy. Glen has held tenured positions at Cornell University and UCSB, and an adjunct position at NYU. He is the author of Valuation and Risk Management in Energy Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Natural Gas Trading in North America (Scoville Risk Partners, 2018). Glen holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University, an M.S.E. in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech.

Mr. Friedman founded Winhall Risk Analytics in 2009, an advisory firm specializing in market, enterprise, and credit risk, new trading and marketing ventures, and trade forensics. Previously, he was the Chief Risk and Operating Officer of Brick Accretive Management, an absolute return equity hedge fund, and Chief Risk Officer of Ospraie Management, an $8 billion natural resource-based hedge fund and private equity group. Mr. Friedman was also the Global Risk Manager at International Power, Avista, and Illinova Energy. He has an institutional trading background in petroleum, power,and FX options and began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. Mr. Friedman holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia Universityin New York.

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