Track D: Utilities & Infrastructure


D1: North Carolina’s Generation Mix: Looking to 2050

April 30, 10:30am – Noon

Moderator: Brian Murray, Director, Duke University Energy Initiative

Panelist: Jon Ball, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Plant Projects, GE Hitachi

Panelist: Brian Bednar, Chief Executive Officer, Birdseye Renewable Energy

Panelist: John Finnigan, Lead Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund

Panelist: Mark McIntire, Director, Environmental Policy & Affairs, Duke Energy


D2: Seeking Balance: Large Energy Infrastructure Projects

April 30, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Moderator: Steve Hunting, Partner, Parker Poe

Panelist: Esther Manheimer, Mayor, City of Asheville

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

Panelist: David McGowan, Executive Director, NC Petroleum Council

Panelist: Jason Walls, District Manager, Duke Energy


D3: Storage Policy Opportunities & Barriers in North Carolina

April 30, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Moderator: Ron DiFelice, Managing Partner, Energy Intelligence Partners

Panelist: Ken Jennings, Renewable Strategy & Policy Director, Duke Energy

Panelist: Jeremiah Johnson, Associate Professor, NC State University

Panelist: Tom Leyden, Senior Director, EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions

Panelist: Sam Watson, General Counsel and Director, NC Utilities Commission


D4: Utility Business Model Evolution

May 1, 10:00am – 11:30pm

Moderator: Brad Kitchens, President & CEO, ScottMadden

Panelist: Chris Ayers, Executive Director, NC Utility Commission Public Staff

Panelist: Mike Burnette, Chief Operating Officer, NC Electric Membership Corporation

Panelist: Bill Murray, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Dominion Energy

Panelist: Peter Schwarz, Professor of Economics, UNC Charlotte


D5: Transportation Electrification

May 1, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Moderator: Rick Sapienza, Director, Clean Transportation Program, NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Panelist: Jacob Bolin, Project Manager, Advanced Energy

Panelist: Stan Cross, Chief Executive Officer, Brightfield

Panelist: Sal Gill, Global Business Development Manager, ABB

Panelist: Lang Reynolds, Manager of Electric Transportation Duke Energy


D6: On Guard! The Power Industry’s Cyber Security Challenge.
(JOINT SESSION WITH GRID MODERNIZATION)

May 1, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Moderator: Ed Beroset, Principal Technical Leader, Information & Communication Technology, Electric Power Research Institute

Panelist: Jonathan Bransky, Senior Enterprise Security Advisor, Dominion Energy

Panelist: Kyle Cooper, Vice President Operations & Maintenance, Cypress Creek Renewables

Panelist: Tom Galloway, Chief Executive Officer, North American Transmission Forum

Panelist: Brandon Robinson, Vice President, IT Operations, NC Electric Membership Corporation