2020 SC Clean Energy Conference- Sponsored by Nelson Mullins

Clean Energy: South Carolina’s #NewNormal

-Powered by the South Carolina Clean Energy Industries Task Force of E4 Carolinas-

Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6

* AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE *

Thursday, November 5th- Sponsored by Lockhart Power

10:00 am       –    Conference Platform Opens

10:30 am        –   Opening Remarks

  • Welcome & Overview of Platform & Agenda – Bonnie Loomis, South Carolina Managing Director, E4 Carolinas
  • Remarks from Conference Sponsor: Weston Adams, Partner & Co-Chair Energy Practice Group, Nelson Mullins
  • Remarks from Conference Day 1 Sponsor: Bryan Stone, President, Lockhart Power

11:00 am      –     The State of Clean Energy Policy in South Carolina: `Legislative Panel Discussion- Sponsored by Southern Current, LLC & Moderated by Weston Adams, Partner & Co-Chair Energy Practice Group, Nelson Mullins

  • Speaker: Wes Climer, Senator, South Carolina Legislature
  • Speaker: Tom Davis, Senator, South Carolina Legislature
  • Speaker: Mandy Powers Norrell, Representative, South Carolina Legislature
  • Speaker: Russell Ott, Representative, South Carolina Legislature
  • Speaker: Jay West, Representative, South Carolina Legislature

12:00 pm          Lunch Break with virtual networking opportunities

12:30 pm    –    Transportation Electrification- Sponsored by Central Electric Power & Moderated by Brad Van Meter, Member, E4 Carolinas SC Clean Energy Industries Task Force

  • Speaker: Richard Colley, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Arrival
  • Speaker: Whitney Schmidt, EV Charging Sales Director, ChargePoint
  • Speaker: Michael Hagerty, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group
  • Speaker: Jason Martin, Director, Distributed Energy Technology, Duke Energy
  • Speaker: Stephanie Mangini, Corporate Communications, Volvo Cars

1:30 pm         Break with virtual networking opportunities

1:45 pm  –       Grid Modernization-Sponsored by Dominion Energy & Moderated by Belton Zeigler, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

  • Speaker:  Justin Brown, Director Planning & Regulatory Support, Duke Energy
  • Speaker: Lang Reynolds, Director of Electric Transportation, Duke Energy
  • Speaker: Chip Wood, Director, Guidehouse
  • Speaker: Don Zimmerman, President & CEO, Alder Energy

2:45 pm         Break with virtual networking opportunities

3:00 pm    –     Energy Workforce Diversity & Inclusion- Sponsored by Duke Energy & Moderated by Tiger Wells, State Government Affairs Director, Duke Energy

  • Speaker: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President & CEO, Benedict College
  • Speaker: Sidney Echevarria, Senior Human Resources Consultant – Workforce Development, Duke Energy
  • Speaker: Nena Staley, Deputy Director, SC Department of Corrections
  • Speaker: Darius Johnson, Vice President, Employee Engagement & Development , Dominion Energy
  • Speaker: Terry Stinson, Supervisor of Human Resources Services Center, Santee Cooper
  • Speaker: Adrienne Wright, Environmental Specialist, Dominion Energy, & President, SC Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy

4:00 pm   –      Concluding Comments & Conference Platform Closes   

Continue the clean energy conversation!

Stay with us for a presentation by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company on their use of clean energy to power brewing operations in North Carolina & California. We’ll hear from representatives at both locations and then enjoy a “cold one” (or two) while learning about it from a brew master.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION & FEE REQUIRED: Register Here

4:05 pm - Virtual Beer Tasting & Networking Platform Opens 

4:15 pm - Sierra Nevada Clean Energy in Brewing Operations Presentation - Sierra Nevada Virtual Beer Tasting

  • Amy Ebling, Tour Supervisor Mills River, NC
  • CJ Boone, Tour Support Lead Mills River, NC – Natural Resources Specialist
  • Jordan Alm, Senior Beer Adventurer Chico, CA

6:15 pm  - Virtual Beer Tasting & Networking Platform Closes

Friday, November 6th- Sponsored by  Santee Cooper

8:00 am        –     Conference Platform Opens

8:40 am       –       Opening Remarks

  • Welcome & Overview of Platform & Agenda – Bonnie Loomis, South Carolina Managing Director, E4 Carolinas
  • Remarks from Conference Sponsor: Weston Adams, Partner & Co-Chair Energy Practice Group, Nelson Mullins
  • Remarks from Conference Day 2 Sponsor: Mark Bonsall, President & CEO, Santee Cooper

9:00 am     –      Large Scale Solar- Moderated by Taylor Speer, Partner, Turner Padget

  • Speaker: Steve Levitas, Senior Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Pine Gate Renewables
  • Speaker: Mike McCormick, Vice President & Technical Plant Manager FniP/PT, Bosch Rexroth, Fountain, SC
  • Speaker: Honorable Russell Stall, Member, Greenville City Council
  • Speaker: Tripp Hathaway, Sales & Marketing Manger, Hannah Solar Government Services
  • Speaker: Rahul Dembla, Senior Director of Financial and Resource Planning, Santee Cooper

10:00 am     –        Break with virtual networking opportunities

10:15 am      –       Advanced Nuclear Technology- Sponsored by Pillsbury Law & Moderated by Jeff Whitt, Director Advanced Nuclear Reactors, Framatome

  • Speaker: Jeff Merrifield, Partner & Head, Global Nuclear Practice, Pillsbury Law
  • Speaker: Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy

11:15 am       –       Break with virtual networking opportunities

11:30 am       –      Biomass - Sponsored by Enviva  & Moderated by Bonnie Loomis, South Carolina Managing Director, E4 Carolinas

  • Speaker: Liz Kress, Chair, SC Biomass Council
  • Speaker: Doug Audette, Plant Manager, Atlantic Power
  • Speaker: Gary Melow, Director, Michigan Biomass
  • Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Enviva

12:30 pm      –       Lunch Break with virtual networking opportunities

1:00 pm       –        Energy Affordability- Sponsored by Energy Office - SC Office of Regulatory Staff & Moderated by Bryan Stone, President, Lockhart Power

  • Speaker: Will Bryan, Built Environment Project Manager, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Speaker: Catherine Reed, Deputy Director, Energy Office - SC Office of Regulatory Staff
  • Speaker: Lynda Shafer, Strategy and Collaboration Manager, Duke Energy
  • Speaker: Stacey Washington, Energy Specialist, Energy Office - SC Office of Regulatory Staff
  • Speaker: Therese Griffin, Manager, Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management, Dominion Energy

2:00 pm       –        Closing Comments & Virtual Networking

3:00 pm        –        Conference Platform Closes

HOLD THE DATE: Friday, December 18th, 2020

SC Energy Law Seminar- Sponsored by Turner Padget

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