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 Day 1 - Monday, October 3rd, 2016

11:30am 

VIP Luncheon

12:00pm 

Registration 

1:00pm 



Welcome & Opening Remarks
The opening remarks will set the stage for the conference, emphasizing the global context within which North Carolina will have to continue making energy work.
Ivan UrlaubNC Sustainable Energy Association

1:15pm 




North Carolina’s
Energy Outlook
North Carolina must plan for an uncertain electricity future while striving to balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety. A Duke University Senior Policy Associate will outline the factors that will influence North Carolina's energy landscape between now and 2030.  
Etan Gumerman, Duke University, The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
 
2:00pm 

Power Pitch: Steven Thomsen,
United Solar Initiative  

2:05pm 

 

  


North Carolina’s Energy Economy
Energy is (and will continue to be) a critical driver of North Carolina’s economy. This panel will discuss the current state of North Carolina’s energy economy. The panel will also discuss what the State’s energy economy could look like by 2030 (building on Mr. Gumerman’s 1:15pm presentation). Finally, the panel will explore how global energy markets present opportunities for North Carolina’s economy.
Moderator: Chris William, Carolina Business Review
Ronak Bhatt, RIN Advisors
Ken Jennings, Duke Energy Carolinas 
Ivan Urlaub,
NC Sustainable Energy Association
 
2:45pm 

Break: Networking & Exhibits

3:15pm 


 
 

 


Three Key Elements to Making Energy Work
To balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety and drive North Carolina’s economy, North Carolina must consider three key elements: capital access, policy and regulation, and workforce development. This panel will introduce these three elements, which will be explored in greater detail and with audience participation during the 4:15pm roundtable discussions.
Scott Dorney,  NC Military Business Center
Steve Kalland,
NC Clean Energy Technology Center
Mark Laabs, Modern Energy 
Jacqueline Patterson Browning, Sheercom, LLC
Owen Smith, Ingersoll Rand
Chris Wedding, IronOak Energy
 
4:00pm 

Power Pitch: Stewart Bible, Harvest Wave Energy
4:05pm Break:Transition to Roundtable Discussions

4:15pm







Roundtable Discussions
Building on the 3:15pm panel discussion, attendees will participate in one of the following facilitated roundtable discussions:

1)     Policy and Regulation 

2)     Capital Access

3)     Workforce Development 


 5:30pm

Networking Reception 

7:00pm   End of Day 1

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 Day 2 - Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

8:00am 

Networking Breakfast & Registration

9:00am

Welcome & Recap 
Ivan Urlaub, NC Sustainable Energy Association

9:05am

Sponsor Remarks
Owen Smith, Ingersoll Rand

9:10am 

Power Pitch: Beth Clark, Blue Sphere 
 
9:15am 





The 2016 Election & Energy Economy Keynote
Federal and state elections impact policy and regulation (and by extension capital access and workforce development). This presentation will share insights about the upcoming elections and how they may affect the federal and state energy landscape.
J.R. Tolbert, Advanced Energy Economy

9:35am 

Power Pitch: Rob Creighton, Windlift
 
9:40am 






Legislative Outlook
North Carolina legislators will share their outlook on policy and regulations as a driver of North Carolina's energy economy.
Moderator: Betsy McCorkle, Kairos Government Affairs
Representative Bob Steinburg, NC General Assembly
Senator Joel D.M. Ford,
NC General Assembly
Representative Nelson Dollar,
NC General Assembly 

10:45am 

Break: Networking & Exhibits
 
11:15am 


Why a Vision is Necessary for Economic Vitality Keynote
This keynote will explain why a vision is vital to the health of our State's economy.
Stephen D' Esposito, Resolve


11:45am 

Break: Transition to Lunch

 12:00pm 

Lunch & Networking 

1:00pm  Break: Transition to General Session 

1:15pm 










Creating a North Carolina Energy Vision
North Carolina stakeholders agree that the energy landscape is changing. They also agree that we should be deliberate in planning for an uncertain future.  A consensus energy vision would help us efficiently realize the potential of North Carolina’s energy economy and ensure an energy landscape that appropriately balances cleanliness, affordability, reliability, and safety. This panel will explore what a North Carolina energy vision should consider, what stakeholders can best help advance a visioning initiative and how these stakeholders can actually kick off such an initiative.
Moderator: Diane Cherry, NC Sustainable Energy Association
Rachael Estes, NC Conservation Network
Bob Koger, Advanced Energy Corporation
Angie Maier,
NC Pork Council
Patrick Woodie, NC Rural Center

 2:45pm   Break: Networking & Exhibits
 3:15pm 










Advancing Clean Energy with Untapped Resources
As uncertain as the future may be, one thing is certain: Energy will not work in North Carolina if it is not inclusive. This panel will discuss what it means to be inclusive, the need for inclusiveness within the energy sector, and the challenges and opportunities associated with inclusiveness, particularly within the clean energy sector. 
Moderator: Andrea Braswell, NC Sustainable Energy Association
Maria Kingery, Kingery & Company, LLC
Randy Lucas,
Lucas + Tax Energy Consulting
Marilynn Marsh-Robinson,
Environmental Defense Fund
Jose Perez,
Hispanics in Energy 
Larry Yon,
B&C International

4:00pm 


An Integrated Energy Vision: Storage & Other Distributed Resources
This keynote will review lessons learned from the deployment of solar and other technologies, how those lessons can be applied to storage, and how storage and those other technologies must complement each other. This keynote will also explore the roles that storage and other distributed resources play in a comprehensive energy vision.
Karl R. Rábago, Pace Energy & Climate Center

4:30pm  Closing Remarks & Thank you
4:45pm  Closing Reception 
6:30pm  End of Conference 

 *Agenda Subject to Change 


 

 

 


 Day 1

11:30am - 12:00pm

VIP Networking Lunch 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration Opens

1:00pm - 1:15pm


Welcome & Opening Remarks
The opening remarks will set the stage for the conference, emphasizing the global context within which North Carolina will have to continue making energy work. 
Speaker: Ivan Urlaub, NCSEA (confirmed)

1:15pm - 2:00pm




North Carolina’s
 Energy Outlook
North Carolina must plan for an uncertain electricity future while striving to balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety. Using utility data, a Duke University professor will share what North Carolina’s energy landscape could look like between now and 2030.  
Speaker: Etan Gumerman (confirmed)
 
2:00pm - 2:05pm

Power Pitch # 1

2:05pm - 2:45pm

 

 

 


North Carolina’s Energy Economy
Energy is (and will continue to be) a critical driver of North Carolina’s economy. This panel will discuss the current state of North Carolina’s energy economy. The panel will also discuss what the State’s energy economy could look like by 2030 (building on Dr. Gumerman’s 1:15 pm presentation). Finally, the panel will discuss how global energy markets present opportunities for North Carolina’s economy.
Speakers: Moderator – Chris William (invited)
Ivan Urlaub, NCSEA (confirmed)
Ronak Bhatt (confirmed)
Curtis Wynn (invited) (Back Up – Rob Caldwell)
 
2:45pm - 3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15pm - 4:00pm

 

 

 


Three Key Elements to Making Energy Work
To balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety and drive North Carolina’s economy, North Carolina must consider three key elements: Capital access, policy and regulation, and workforce development. This panel will introduce these three elements, which will be explored in greater detail and with audience participation during the 4:15 pm roundtable discussions.
Speakers: Scott Dorney (invited)
Jacqueline Patterson (invited)
Dan McCready (invited)
Chris Wedding (confirmed)
Owen Smith (confirmed)
 
4:05pm - 4:25pm

Power Pitch #2

4:45 - 5:30pm







Roundtable Discussions
Building on the 3:15 pm panel discussion, attendees will participate in one of the following facilitated roundtable discussions:

1)     Capital Access 

2)     Policy and Regulation 

3)     Workforce Development 


 5:30 - 7:00pm

Networking Reception 

7:00pm   End of Day 1

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Day 1

11:30am - 12:00pm

VIP Networking Lunch 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration Opens

1:00pm - 1:15pm


Welcome & Opening Remarks
The opening remarks will set the stage for the conference, emphasizing the global context within which North Carolina will have to continue making energy work. 
Speaker: Ivan Urlaub, NCSEA (confirmed)

1:15pm - 2:00pm




North Carolina’s
 Energy Outlook
North Carolina must plan for an uncertain electricity future while striving to balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety. Using utility data, a Duke University professor will share what North Carolina’s energy landscape could look like between now and 2030.  
Speaker: Etan Gumerman (confirmed)
 
2:00pm - 2:05pm

Power Pitch # 1

2:05pm - 2:45pm

 

 

 


North Carolina’s Energy Economy
Energy is (and will continue to be) a critical driver of North Carolina’s economy. This panel will discuss the current state of North Carolina’s energy economy. The panel will also discuss what the State’s energy economy could look like by 2030 (building on Dr. Gumerman’s 1:15 pm presentation). Finally, the panel will discuss how global energy markets present opportunities for North Carolina’s economy.
Speakers: Moderator – Chris William (invited)
Ivan Urlaub, NCSEA (confirmed)
Ronak Bhatt (confirmed)
Curtis Wynn (invited) (Back Up – Rob Caldwell)
 
2:45pm - 3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15pm - 4:00pm

 

 

 


Three Key Elements to Making Energy Work
To balance cleanliness, affordability, reliability and safety and drive North Carolina’s economy, North Carolina must consider three key elements: Capital access, policy and regulation, and workforce development. This panel will introduce these three elements, which will be explored in greater detail and with audience participation during the 4:15 pm roundtable discussions.
Speakers: Scott Dorney (invited)
Jacqueline Patterson (invited)
Dan McCready (invited)
Chris Wedding (confirmed)
Owen Smith (confirmed)
 
4:05pm - 4:25pm

Power Pitch #2

4:45 - 5:30pm







Roundtable Discussions
Building on the 3:15 pm panel discussion, attendees will participate in one of the following facilitated roundtable discussions:

1)     Capital Access 

2)     Policy and Regulation 

3)     Workforce Development 


 5:30 - 7:00pm

Networking Reception 

7:00pm   End of Day 1