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Conference Agenda

This year’s agenda emphasizes the role energy businesses will play in Virginia’s economic development and in securing our national energy future. Topics that will be presented at The 2010 Governor’s Conference on Energy include

  • Everything you need to know about doing energy business in Virginia;
  • Raising capital for energy business development;
  • Industrial efficiency projects and technology;
  • Building for energy efficiency;
  • The new move to nuclear power;
  • Smart meters and the potential of demand-side management;
  • Clean coal and our natural gas-rich future;
  • Developing domestic offshore energy resources;
  • Development of Virginia's alternative energy resources;
  • Energy research and development, emerging technologies;
  • Workforce training in the energy sector;
  • Alternative transportation fuels, vehicles and support infrastructure.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend The 2010 Governor's Conference on Energy.

       

Conference Agenda Overview

October 12, 2010
 
Pre-Conference Events
 
Full-Day Events
 
9:00–4:00 PM Build It Green — Keep It Green
Hosted by MeadWestvaco and the VCU Rice Center
 
Location: MeadWestvaco Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia.
 
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Half-Day Events
 
10:00 AM–Noon Efficiency First-VA Chapter Business Meeting
 
Location: Room E-11-A, Greater Richmond Convention Center
 
For more information contact Aneil Kumar,
 
1:00–5:00 PM Tools for Community Energy Strategies Workshop
Hosted by Henrico County, Virginia
 
Location: Henrico Theater, Sandston, Virginia.
 
Hear Etan Gumerman from Duke University on "Energy Efficiency in the South."
 
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Reserve your seat at this FREE workshop by emailing Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Manager, Henrico County, at .
 
12:30–5:00 PM SBIR Grant Tips Workshop
Hosted by the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology
 
Location: Richmond Convention Center.
 
To view the agenda and to register, go to www.cit.org/node/188.

CONFERENCE BEGINS
 
5:00–8:00 PM Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

October 13, 2010

 
7:00–8:45 AM Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
 
8:45–10:00 AM OPENING PLENARY SESSION
 
Welcome: Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones
 
Introductory Remarks: Michael Rao, Ph. D.
President, Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Plenary Presentations
 
Introductions:
Maureen Matsen, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources and Senior Advisor on Energy, Commonwealth of Virginia
 
Speakers:
The Honorable Douglas Domenech
Secretary of Natural Resources
Commonwealth of Virginia
 
The Honorable James Cheng
Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Commonwealth of Virginia
 
10:00–10:15 AM Break with Exhibitors
 
10:15–11:45 AM Conference Breakout Sessions
 
11:45 AM–12:00 Noon Break with Exhibitors
 
12:00 Noon–1:30 PM LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
 
Introduction: Hank Linginfelter
Executive Vice President Utility Operations, AGL Resources
 
Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell

Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
 
1:45–3:15 PM Conference Breakout Sessions
 
3:15–3:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
 
3:30–5:00 PM Conference Breakout Sessions
 
5:00–6:30 PM Reception with Exhibitors
 
6:30–8:30 PM DINNER WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
 
Keynote Speaker: T. Boone Pickens
 
View Mr. Pickens' Biography.
 

October 14, 2010

7:00–8:00 AM Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
 
8:00–9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION
 
Introductions: Carrie Cantrell
Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Commonwealth of Virginia
 
Plenary Panel:
A Report on the Green Jobs Survey Results
Moderator: Ed Trumbull
Project Director, MARC Green Consortium
 
Panelists:
Andrew A. Moser, President, Maryland Workforce Corporation
Rebecca Eaton, Senior Technical Specialist, ICF International
Paul Toomey, President, Geographic Solutions Inc.
 
9:00 –10:30 Conference Breakout Sessions
 
10:30–10:45 AM Break with Exhibitors
 
10:45 AM–12:15 PM Conference Breakout Sessions
 
12:15–1:30 PM FINAL LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Introduction and Remarks:
The Honorable Kenneth J. Cuccinelli, II

Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
 
Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Scott A. Angelle

Lieutenant Governor, State of Louisiana

POST-CONFERENCE EVENT

 
2:00–6:00 PM Virginia Green Jobs Fair — FREE
 
Welcome and Introduction:
Harry E. Gregori, Jr.
President, Gregori Consulting, LLC
 
Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable William T. Bolling
Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
 
Visit Green Jobs Fair Exhibitors.
 
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Conference Breakout Sessions:
October 13–14

The following groupings indicate track sessions based on topic.

TRACK I: THE BUSINESS OF ENERGY IN VIRGINIA — Soup to Nuts
Wednesday, October 13
Session 1 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Virginia Energy Business 101 — An Overview
Session 7 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Electric Utility Regulation in Virginia
Session 13 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Where Does the Money Come From? Raising Capital
Thursday, October 14
Session 19 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Where are the Markets for Independent Generation?
Session 25 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Permitting Projects — From Local Governments to State Agencies
TRACK II: EXPANDING JOB CREATION THROUGH VIRGINIA'S FUNDAMENTAL ENERGY RESOURCES
Wednesday, October 13
Session 2 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Virginia's Diverse Portfolio of Essential Energy Resources: A Value to the Nation
Session 8 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Back to the Future: The New Move to Expand Nuclear Energy Resources
Session 14 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Virginia Coal: Lighting America's Way Forward
Thursday, October 14
Session 20 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Expanding Natural Gas — Supplies and Opportunities
Session 26 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Developing Virginia's Off-Shore Energy Resources: Jobs for Virginia, Petroleum and Natural Gas for America
TRACK III: THE FUTURE OF ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Wednesday, October 13
Session 3 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Development of Alternative and Renewable Resources – An Overview
Session 9 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Sweet Virginia Breeze — The Opportunities and Challenges of Offshore Wind in Virginia
Session 15 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Thoughts on Biomass — How Products from the Forests, Fields, and Farms will Transform the New Energy Economy
Thursday, October 14
Session 21 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Ridgetop Wind — Proving Don Quixote Wrong
Session 27 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Virginia Solar Industry Outlook: Is It Partly Sunny or Partly Cloudy?
TRACK IV: CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY — Meeting Demand by Reducing It
Wednesday, October 13
Session 4 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Demand Side Management — In Front of the Meter or Behind
Session 10 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Advances in Industrial Efficiency — Projects and Technology for an Enhanced Bottom Line
Session 16 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Residential Building for Efficiency and Conservation — Opportunities in the New and Existing Homes Marketplace
Thursday, October 14
Session 22 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Communities' Conservation and Efficiency Plans — Lower Costs and Greater Energy Security
Session 28 10:45 a.m. –12:15 p.m. Building and Operating High Performance Commercial Buildings — Keeping Energy Budgets Under Control
TRACK V: VIRGINIA RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE TRAINING
Wednesday, October 13
Session 5 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Research and University Collaboration — Alternative Energy Projects Produce New Products and Business Opportunities
Session 11 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Research and University Collaboration — Enhancing Conventional Energy Options
Session 17 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Energy Entrepreneurs — Taking Research to the Marketplace
Thursday, October 14
Session 23 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Creating a Well-Trained and Highly Skilled Energy Workforce
Session 29 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Advanced Energy Technology Research — Making the Future Brighter
TRACK VI: THE FUTURE OF ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES
Wednesday, October 13
Session 6 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Transportation Snapshot
Session 12 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Electricity — An Option for Low-Cost Transportation Fuel and New Economic Growth
Session 18 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Land Use Planning and Transportation Strategies
Thursday, October 14
Session 24 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Virginia Energy Innovators
Session 30 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Fossil Fuels — The Real Opportunity of Natural Gas, and Advances in Petroleum

 

 

Sponsors

Terawatt Level

Appalachian Power: American Electric Power

Alpha Natural Resources

Dominion

Honeywell

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Gigawatt Level

American Petroleum Institute

Consol Energy

 

Megawatt Level

Covanta Energy

Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy

McGuire Woods Consulting

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems

Northrop Grumman

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Propane Education and Research Council

Pepco Energy Services

Range Resources

Williams Mullen

 

Volkswagen Group of America

 

Kilowatt Level

Christian & Barton, L.L.P.

EMO Energy Solutions

LeClairRyan

Osage Bio Energy

PJM

Southern States Energy Board

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Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Washington Gas

 

Watt Level

Alstom

Advanced Process Solutions

Advantus Strategies

Areva

Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator

EQT

PBS&J

Troutman Sanders

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Virginia Energy Independence Alliance

Virginia Oil and Gas Association

 

Negawatt Level

Ameresco

Bowman Consulting

Eckert Seamans

Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security

Macaulay and Burch

Shell

Spotts Fain PC

Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association

WarmWise, Columbia Gas of Virginia

Williams

 

Media Sponsor

AGL Resources

 

Reception Sponsor: October 12

Virginians for Reliable Energy

 

Lunch Sponsor: October 13

AGL Resources

 

Reception Sponsor: October 13

Trane

Hunton and Williams

 

Dinner Sponsor: October 13

Johnson Controls

 


Conference support provided byVirginia Sustainable Building Network
Gregori Consulting  LLC
McGuire Woods Consulting

Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Association
Virginia Natural Gas