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It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a virtual meeting of the U.S.-Japan Roundtable’s private session on grid resilience in the United States and Japan. The meeting will take place via Zoom, on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT, and it will examine the Texas power failure, recent power shortages in Japan, and the lessons learned as the weather turns extreme and the two countries drive toward net zero emissions.

The June meeting will convene key stakeholders from the public and private sectors in the United States and Japan to discuss opportunities to cooperate on grid resilience and mitigate future electricity crises. Alongside strong existing collaboration between the two countries on advanced energy and decarbonization, continued knowledge sharing is crucial to develop lessons learned in light of growing extreme weather events across different geographic contexts.

You will be able to join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register here in order to receive Zoom information.

A conversation with

Teramachi Koji
General Manager, General Planning Department
Federation of Electric Power Companies Japan

Jessica Lau
Senior Technical Project Manager
National Renewable Energy Agency

Nakaguma Tetsuhiro
General Manager, Nuclear Power Department
Federation of Electric Power

Dr. Michael Webber
Chief Science and Technology Officer
ENGIE SA

Matsuno Yasushi
General Manager, Power System Planning and Operations Department, Transmission and Distribution Grid Council
Federation of Electric Power Companies Japan

Moderated by

Margaret Jackson
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center