2020 VACES Agenda

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View the full agenda, including breakout session links, speaker information, and presentation documents, for the Second Annual Virginia Clean Energy Summit on the Whova event page

The Virginia Clean Energy Summit agenda provides a variety of thought provoking and educational content for all roles in the energy efficiency, resiliency and clean energy sectors.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

1:00 PM -

2:15 PM

WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS, AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Welcome & Opening Remarks:
  • Co-Hosts
Keynote Address:
  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor of Virginia
  • Bill Shobe (UVA)

2:30 PM -

3:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Clean Energy Benefits
& Challenges
"Infrastructure Challenges & Solutions"
Moderator: 
  • Carrie Hearne (DMME)
Speaker: 
  • Todd Flowers (Dominion Energy)
  • Mary Major (DEQ)
  • Brad Kreps (The Nature Conservancy)
  • Tyson Utt (Apex Clean Energy)
  • Tom Swartzwelder (King & Queen County)
Innovation: New Tech & Business Models
"Aggregating Demand Expands Opportunity"
Moderator: 
  • Richard Caperton (Arcadia Power)
Speaker: 
  • Carmen Bingham (VPLC)
  • Leslie Elder (Coalition for Community Solar Access)
  • Corey Ramsden (SUN VA)
Empowering Consumers
"New Tools, More Options"
 
Moderator: 
  • Cliona Robb (Thompson McMullan)
Speaker: 
  • Michele Pitale (CounterpointeSRE)
  • Ron Cerniglia (Direct Energy)
  • Chris Rawlings (Veteran LED Energy Solutions)
  • Peter Muhoro (Rappahannock Energy Cooperative)

3:45 PM -

4:45 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Clean Energy Benefits
& Challenges
"Growing the Clean Energy Workforce"
 
Moderator: 
  • David Peterson (SHINE)
Speaker: 
  • Hayes Framme (Orsted)
  • Beth Offenbacker (Waterford, Inc.)
  • Raye Elliot (Right Array LLC)
Innovation: New Tech & Business Models
"The Role of Energy Storage"
 
Moderator: 
  • Colleen Lueken (Fluence)
Speaker: 
  • Ricky Elder (Dominion Energy)
  • Andrew Foukal (East Point Energy
  • Nitzan Goldberger (Borrego Solar)
  • Michael Alan Herbert (Delorean Power LLC)
Empowering Consumers
"Success Stories: EE and Renewable Wins from Across the Commonwealth"
Moderator: 
  • Matthew Lewis (2RW Consultants)
Speaker: 
  • Carrie Webster (Henrico County)
  • Devin Welch (Sun Tribe Solar)
  • Lori Herrick Borden (City of Virginia Beach)

5:00 PM -

6:00 PM

CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Employers and jobseekers can use this hour to network, chat, and find job opportunities, clients, and applicants all through the Whova app!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PLENARY SESSION
The Media
"Moderated Round Table Discussion exploring the role media plays in informing clean energy in the Commonwealth"
Moderator: 
  • Erik Curren (Curren Media Group)
  • Al Christopher (DMME)
Panelists: 
  • Sarah Vogelsong (Virginia Mercury)
  • Ivy Main (Power For the People)
  • Chris Tomlinson (Houston Chronicle)
  • Allison Brophy Champion (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Clean Energy Benefits
& Challenges
"The Cost of Decarbonization: Pathways to 2050"
Moderator: 
  • Carmen Bingham (VPLC)
Speaker: 
  • Bill Shobe (UVA)
  • Damian Pitt (VCU)
  • Jennifer Palestrant (DMME)
Innovation: New Tech & Business Models
"Advancing Residential Retrofits: The Toughest Work in CE"
Moderator: 
  • Dan Farrell (DMME)
Speaker: 
  • Andrew Grigsby (Viridiant)
  • Lesley Crowther Fore (CHP)
  • Wesley Holmes (Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance)
  • Dean Fisher (Maryland Energy Administration)
Empowering Consumers
"Role of Distributed Resources"
 
Moderator: 
  • Aaron Michael Sutch (Solar United Neighbors)
Speaker: 
  • Derek Wenger (Dominion Energy)
  • Chelsea Barnes (Appalachian Voices)

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

PLENARY SESSION
Economic and Racial Justice
"Moderated Roundtable Discussion with Delegates

and Senators concerning economic and racial

justice issues and the overlap with clean energy"

Moderator: 
  • Harrison Wallace (The Climate & Clean Equity Fund)
Panelists: 
  • Dana Wiggins (Virginia Poverty Law Center)
  • Delegate Hala Ayala (Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 51st District)
  • Senator Jennifer McClellan (Member of the Virginia Senate from the 9th District)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Clean Energy Benefits
& Challenges
"Clean Energy Can Advance Equity and Justice If..."
 
Moderator: 
  • Narissa Turner (Virginia Conservation Network)
Speaker: 
  • Nicole Steele (Insight Power Partners)
  • Hannah Coman (Apex Clean Energy)
  • Yesenia Rivera (Solar United Neighbors)
  • Bekura Shabazz (First Alliance Consulting LLC)
Innovation: New Tech & Business Models
"Realizing the Electric Transportation Revolution"
 
Moderator: 
  • Chris Bast (DEQ)
  • Alleyn Harned (Virginia Clean Cities)
Speaker: 
  • Kathleen Staples (Dominion Energy)
  • Annie Gilleo (Greenlots)
  • Stuart Gardner (Generation180)
Empowering Consumers
"Next Generation of Energy Leaders"
 
Moderator: 
  • Elise DeGeorge (NREL)
Speaker: 
  • Stefano Brizzolara (Virginia Tech)
  • Ruijie Zhu (UVA)
  • Jon Miles (JMU)

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

PLENARY SESSION
What is the Most Cost-Effective Way for Virginia to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2050?
"A debate among key stakeholders to consider how best to implement offshore wind, on-shore wind, utility-scale solar, DG solar, EE, storage projects, and bridge fuels, including the role that putting a price on carbon (via RGGI) will play"
Moderator: 
  • Trieste Lockwood (Senior Policy Advisor and Chief Energy Advisor of Governor Ralph S. Northam)
Panelists: 
  • Chelsea Harnish (Virginia Energy Efficiency Council)
  • Harrison Godfrey (Virginia AEE)
  • Katharine Bond (Dominion Energy Services)
  • Will Cleveland (Southern Environmental Law Center)
ADJOURN
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