Doug Scott, Former ICC Chair and IEPA Head, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute
Michael Polsky, President and CEO, Invenergy
Moderator: Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and the Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC). He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an Elected Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
With thirty years of experience in the energy industry, Michael Polsky is widely recognized as a pioneer and an industry leader in the cogeneration and independent power industry in North America. He founded leading clean energy company Invenergy more than ten years ago. Previously, in 1991, Polsky founded Sky Gen Energy - a developer, owner, and operator of natural gas-fueled generating plants – which was purchased by Calpine Corporation in 2001. Before forming SkyGen, Polsky co-founded and was President of Indeck Energy Services Inc. Polsky holds an MSME Degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2002, Polsky endowed a center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, which is named after him.
Doug Scott joined GPI as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives in early 2015. Scott will initially focus on existing GPI projects in which he participated as a state official, including the Midwestern Power Sector Collaborative and the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative. He will also incorporate additional GPI work on utility regulatory reform and other areas in the coming months.