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Energy Summit 2014

West Virginia 2014 Energy Summit
West Virginia:
Committed to a Sound Energy Future

Hosted By:
West Virginia Governor’s Office
West Virginia Department of Commerce
Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, West Virginia
October 23-24, 2014
Tentative Agenda

Day one: Thursday, Oct. 23

11 a.m.            Registration

Noon                Lunch

                                  Jeff Herholdt, director
                                  W.Va. Division of Energy

1 p.m.              1. “Clean Power Plan Rule – Impacts”
                                  Dan Byers, director for policy
                                  Institute for 21st Century Energy
                                  U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1:20 p.m.         2. “Shale Gas: Now and in the Future for West

                                  Corky DeMarco, executive director
                                  W.Va. Oil and Natural Gas Association

1:40 p.m.         3. “Status of Coal Industry in West Virginia”
                                  Bill Raney, president
                                  W.Va. Coal Association

2 p.m.              4. “Marketing of Post-Mined Lands”
                                  Frank Betz, executive director/CEO
                                  Rahall Transportation Institute

2:20 p.m.         5. “Electricity Distribution in Northern West Virginia”
                                  Holly Kauffman, president, WV operations

2:40 p.m.         6. “Cove Point LNG Export Project Update”
                                  Bruce McKay, managing director, federal affairs

3 p.m.              7. Congressional participation

3:20 p.m.         8. “The West Virginia Energy Flow Chart
                                  Christine Risch, director of resource and energy                                   economics
                                  Center for Business and Economic Research
                                  Marshall University

3:40 p.m.         9. “AES Warrior Run… CFB Coal Technology”
                                  Peter Bajc, plant manager
                                  AES Warrior Run

4 p.m.              10. “Benefits of Alternative Energy (Solar)”
                                  James Solano, CEO
                                  Brian Dick, vice president, technology
                                  STF Group Inc.

4:20 p.m.         11. “Appalachian Petroleum Technology Training                         Center”
                                  Paul Schreffler, vice president
                                  Pierpont Community and Technical College
                                  Mike Koon, vice president
                                  West Virginia Northern Community and
                                  Technical College

4:40 p.m.         12. “The ARCEE Project:  Re-Imagining Residential
                        Home Building in WV for the 21st Century”
                                  Sheila Coleman-Castells, Senior Consultant and                                   Project Manager
                                  Christopher Ilardi, Project Director
                                  Appalachian Residential Consortium for Energy                                   Efficiency (ARCEE)
                                  West Virginia Home Builders Association                                               Charitable Fund

5 p.m.              Adjourn

6 p.m.              “Odyssey: National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day”
                        National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
                                  **Buffet dinner provided**

                                  Jeff Herholdt, director
                                  W.Va. Division of Energy                                                            Opening remarks
                                  Corky DeMarco, executive director
                                  W.Va. Oil and Natural Gas Association

                                  Noble Energy and ANGA (America’s National
                                  Gas Alliance)

6:45 p.m.         National AFV Day Odyssey Presentation
                                  Bill Davis, director
                                  National Alternative Fuels Training

                        WV Clean State 20-year Anniversary

                                  Kelly Bragg, co-coordinator
                                  W.Va. Clean State Program

7 p.m.              Panel Discussion: Making it Happen in WV – Past,                         Present, and Future
                                  Bill Davis, director, NAFTC (MC)
                                  Corky DeMarco, executive director, WVONGA
                                  Kelly Bragg, co-coordinator, W.Va. Clean State
                                  T.J. Meadows, ‎CNG business development manager,
                                  Bret Chandler, managing director, Propane Fuel
                                  Rick Blankenship, health and safety manager, Antero
                                  Judy Moore, assistant director –
                                  communications/outreach, NAFTC

National AFV Day Odyssey display during evening event.

West Virginia: Committed to a Sound Energy Future
Day two: Friday, Oct. 24

8:30 a.m.        Welcome
                                   Jeff Herholdt, director
                                  W.Va. Division of Energy

8:40 a.m.         13. “Energy Markets, Energy Policy and Coal:
                        Implications for Coal-Dependent Economies”
                                   Zenovy Wowczuk, president, Shieldsmith Systems
                                   West Liberty University Institute for Energy and

9 a.m.              14. “Moundsville Power, LLC”
                                   Andrew Dorn Jr., member
                                   Drew Dorn, member
                                   Moundsville Power, LLC

9:20 a.m.         15. “Promoting TransTech Start-Ups”
                                   Caulton L. Irwin (Carl), division director
                                   WVU National Research Center for Coal and

9:40 a.m.         16. “Industrial Energy Efficiency Activities in West                         Virginia”
                                   Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan
                                   Professor and Director of the Industrial                                                 Assessment Center
                                   West Virginia University

10 a.m.            17. “Leer Mine: A State of the Art Met Mine in
                        Northern Appalachia”

                                   Russ Lorince, vice president, external affairs
                                   Arch Coal

10:20 a.m.       18. “Small-scale Solar and Wind in the Mountain                          State”
                                   Matt Sherald, owner
                                   PIMBY Energy LLC

10:40 a.m.       19. “Natural Resource and Energy Overlaps”
                                   Thomas Minney, director
                                   Central Appalachians Program
                                   The Nature Conservancy

11 a.m.            20. “E3 Services”
                                   Jerry Biser, director
                                   W.Va. Manufacturing Extension Partnership
                                   WVU Industrial Extension

11:20 a.m.       21. “Overview of Coal Conversion by Fischer Tropsch
                        Technology to Liquid Fuels Production”
                                   Dr. Burtron H. Davis, associate director
                                   Center for Applied Energy Research
                                   University of Kentucky

                        22. “CO2 Strategy for Coal-to-Liquids”
                                   Uschi Graham, principal research scientist
                                   Center for Applied Energy Research
                                   University of Kentucky

Noon               Congressional participation


1 p.m.              Adjourn



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