2019 SC Clean Energy Conference

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Driving Economic Growth through Clean Energy Expansion



4:00-6:00 pm – Speaker & Sponsors Reception (Invitation Only)



8:00 am – Registration opens – Light breakfast available

8:45 am – Opening Session: Driving into the Day

  • Welcome: Bonnie Loomis, SC Clean Energy Business Alliance and Dean Peter Brews, Darla Moore School of Business
  • Opening Remarks from Titanium Sponsor Dominion Energy: Rodney Blevins, President & CEO Southeast Energy Group
  • Tips for your Clean Energy Conference Drive: Bonnie Loomis, SC Clean Energy Business Alliance

9:00 am  – Morning Session: Driving Economic Resilience through Clean Energy
Presented by the SC Energy Office & the US DOE Combined Heat and Power TAP

With extreme weather events occurring more and more frequently, energy resilience is a topic moving up the list of priorities for business, industry and government.  The SC Energy Office will share initiatives that support both resiliency and efficiency improvements for leaders and facility managers looking for solutions to help mitigate these event and their associated power issues, which often lead to significant economic and potential societal impacts.  They will also offer a snapshot of what other states are doing in this area. And, the US DOE Southeast Combined Heat and Power TAP will provide information on statewide and regional resources available to support your organization’s resilience efforts.

10:00 am – Shift into Neutral for Networking
Sponsored by Johnson Development

10:30 am – Keynote Session: Driving Transportation Electrification – The Future is NOW
Sponsored by Lockhart Power

Speaker: Erika Myers, Principal – Smart Electric Power Alliance

Erika Myers, South Carolina native and Transportation Electrification Principal at Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), will offer a “TED-type” talk on her passion for the state and the transition to a more electrified transportation system.  Whether it is vehicles owned by individual consumers or accessed through ride-sharing, vehicles used in commercial or institutional fleets, or vehicles deployed for public transportation, benefits for consumers, communities, businesses and society are all a part of the horizon that is closer than realize.

11:15 am – Beyond the Keynote

Regulatory Electric Vehicle Policies: General Information & Considerations
Presented by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

As SC continues to develop energy policy to keep pace with solar development and technological advances, we need to do our best to get ahead of the curve in electric vehicle (EV) regulatory policies.  Join the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance for a PREVIEW of the briefing that will be presented later in the day to the SC Public Service Commission about how our state can keep up with the EV regulatory race.

12:00 pm – Lunch General Session: Driving past Politics & toward Policy in 2020
Sponsored by Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas

Fuel up on a lunch from Columbia’s smallSUGAR, a sustainable café concept of City Grit Hospitality Group, while you plug-in for a lively discussion among state elected officials on the politics behind clean energy debates from the Statehouse to the White House and what to expect in terms of clean energy in the upcoming 2020 legislative session.

1:15 pm – SCCEBA Special Recognition

1:30 pm – Shift into Neutral for Networking
Sponsored by Preformed Line Products

2:00 pm – Afternoon General Session: Driving Clean Energy Expansion through SC’s 2019 Energy Freedom Act
Sponsored by the Intertech Group

SC’s new Energy Freedom Act brings a number of changes to the state’s energy environment, overall, and the integrated resource planning process, in particular.  Panelists with Santee Cooper, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy and the solar development community will discuss how the Act is impacting both current and future operations and planning in their organizations.

3:00 pm – Corporate Spotlights

Driving the Bottom the Line: Sustainability across the Commercial Spectrum
Presented by Alder Energy

From small businesses with only one location to international corporations with multiple facilities, commercial decision makers are looking for solutions to drive the bottom line and, increasingly, are turning to clean energy.  Join both Alder Energy and Hannah Solar Government Solutions about what fueled their customers’ decisions.

100% Renewable: A “Road Map” for Getting from Here to There
Presented by TurnerPadget

Private companies across all sizes and industries have committed to consuming 100% renewable energy.  Learn how they are achieving their goals domestically and internationally, and hear from South Carolina companies that are leading the charge locally in the Southeast.

4:30 pm – Driving SCCEBA forward in 2020

One last stop on your Conference drive!  Join the SCCEBA Board and Executive Director to share your thoughts on the journey with SCCEBA: past, present and future.  With an annual budget that barely tops six-figures, SCCEBA needs to map the route for 2020 with as much “fuel efficiency” as possible.  Help use as we design our 2020 “model year” vehicle for driving SC’s clean energy economy forward!

5:00 pm – Put it in Park
Sponsored by NextEra

Wind down with a great sunset view of the city atop the Darla Moore School of Business and continue the conversation on Driving economic Growth through Clean Energy!



Continuing Legal Education Seminar – See Agenda Here

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