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Energy Summits

Hosted By:
West Virginia Governor’s Office
West Virginia Department of Commerce
Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, West Virginia
October 6-7, 2016

Noon   Registration
1 p.m.   Welcome
Jeff Herholdt, director, West Virginia Division of Energy
1:15 p.m. 1 Keynote: WVU Energy Research:
Leveraging Our Strengths, Expanding Our Impact

Brian Anderson, director, West Virginia University Energy Institute
1:40 p.m. 2 Defining the Future — The Imperative of Fossil Energy Research
Sean Plasynski, Ph.D., acting deputy director and chief operating officer
National Energy Technology Laboratory
2:05 p.m. 3 EPA’s Impact on West Virginia’s Economic Assets
Eugene Trisko, United Mine Workers of America
2:25 p.m. 4 Status of Coal Production
Bill Raney, president, West Virginia Coal Association
2:45 p.m. 5 Ohio Valley University Alternative Clean Energy Center
Jeffrey Dimick, executive vice president, Ohio Valley University
3:05 p.m. 6 Carbon Uptake by West Virginia Forests
Jingxin Wang, professor of Wood Science & Technology
director of Biomaterials & Wood Utilization Research Center,
associate director for research
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, WVU
3:20 p.m. 7 New Creek Wind Project
Ian MacRobbie, general manager
Eastern Region Operations, Green Power, Inc., Enbridge
3:40 p.m. 8 Evaluation of Coal-derived Diesel Fuel
Josh Israel, associate director of business development
Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions, WVU
4 p.m. 9 Characterizing Rare Earth Elements in West Virginia Coal Measures
Jessica Moore, geologist, West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey
4:20 p.m. 10 Status of the Solar Energy Industry in West Virginia
Colin Williams, vice president of sales and marketing
Mountain View Solar
4:40 p.m. 11 Grid Scale Solar Projects in West Virginia
Jim Solano, CEO, STF Group
5 p.m.   Adjourn
6-8 p.m.   Interactions with WVU and NETL Energy Researchers

Reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres

8:30 a.m.   Welcome
Jeff Herholdt, director, W.Va. Division of Energy
8:40 a.m. 12 A Geological Perspective on WV’s Natural Gas Resources
Mark Zatezalo, hydrogeologist, M.P. Zatezalo Associates, LLC
District 1 (Hancock and Brooke counties), West Virginia
House of Delegates
9 a.m. 13 Current State of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry in West Virginia
Charlie Burd, executive director
Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia
9:20 a.m. 14 Planned Natural Gas Electric Generation
Suriyun Sukduang, vice president, engineering and project development
Quantum Utility Generation
9:40 a.m. 15 West Virginia: Rich in Energy and Rich in Nature
Beth Wheatley, director of external affairs
Michelle McGregor, senior oil and gas development advisor
The Nature Conservancy
10 a.m. 16 Projects With Industry
Ken Means, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, WVU
10:20 a.m. 17 Residential Energy Code Field Study
Chris Ilardi, project director
Home Builders Association of West Virginia Foundation
10:40 a.m. 18 Plugging In to Unplug at a West Virginia State Park
Paul Redford, district administrator of Lodge and Resort Parks
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Section
11 a.m. 19 A Brief Overview of Coal to Chemicals: Opportunities and Obstacles
Kevin DiGregorio, Ph.D., executive director, Chemical Alliance Zone
11:20 a.m. 20 Fossil and Geothermal Energy Resource Assessments and Energy Solution Options at Camp Dawson
Randy Gemmen, team supervisor for Innovative Energy
and Water Processes, Research and Innovation Center, NETL
11:40 a.m. 21 Mountain Valley Pipeline
Greg Hoyer, government affairs manager, EQT
Nathanial Manchin, local government and community affairs manager, EQT
Noon 22 Longview: The Future of Clean Coal
Jeff Keffer, chief executive officer, Longview
Stephen Nelson, chief operating officer, Longview
12:15 p.m. 23 Lunch
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III
1:15 p.m.   Adjourn

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