TracK: Utilities & Infrastructure


How North Carolina Utilities and Solar Developers Found Common Ground

On-Demand: Available starting Monday, April 19

Moderator: Larry Ostema, Partner & Co-Chair, Energy Industry Group, Nelson Mullins

Panelist: Rebecca Chilton, Corporate Counsel, Leyline Renewable Capital

Panelist: Jack Jirak, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy

Panelist: Steve Levitas, Senior Vice President, Pine Gate Renewables

Panelist: Brian Duncan, Vice President, Substation and Transmission Services, Pike Engineering


Evolving Southeast Utility Regulation

On-Demand: Available starting Monday, April 19

Moderator: George Baldwin, Principal, Baldwin Consulting Group

Panelist: Richard C. (Rip) Sullivan Jr., Delegate (D-48), Virginia General Assembly

Panelist: Chris Ayers, Executive Director, North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff

Panelist: Belton Zeigler, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Panelist: Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission


De-risking Energy Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, April 20, 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Charlie Bayless, Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel, North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

Panelist: Luis Martinez, Director of Energy, Southeast, Natural Resources Defense Council

Panelist: Jeff Crisp, Energy Market Lead, Kleinfelder, Inc.

Panelist: Steve Kiser, Vice President/Program Manager, Wood PLC

Panelist: Nelson Peeler, Chief Transmission Officer, Duke Energy


Natural Gas: Transition Fuel or Here to Stay?

Wednesday, April 21, 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Neil Leslie, Director Energy Delivery and Utilization, Gas Technology Institute

Panelist: David McGowan, Southeast Region Director, American Petroleum Institute

Panelist: Sasha Weintraub, Senior Vice President Natural Gas Business , Duke Energy Piedmont Natural Gas

Panelist: Thomas Koeppe, Future Frames Engineering Manager, Siemens Energy

Panelist: Rob Howard, Chief Operating Officer, Cogentrix


The Role of Nuclear Power in a Decarbonized Future

Thursday, April 22, 11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Jeff Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Law

Panelist: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Director for the Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

Panelist: Rita Baranwal, Chief Nuclear Officer, Electric Power Research Institute

Panelist: Gary Mignogna, Chief Executive Officer, Framatome

Panelist: Tanya Hamilton, Senior Vice President Nuclear Corporate, Duke Energy