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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

                        Congressional Welcomes

1 p.m.              1.ASCENT
                                  Dave Peebles, vice president (invited)

1:20 p.m.         2. “Clean Power Plan Rule – Impacts”
                                  U.S. Chamber of Commerce (invited)

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
                                  First Energy WV

2:40 p.m.         6. “Natural Gas Exports”
                                  Bruce McKay, managing director, federal affairs

3 p.m.              ***BREAK***

3:20 p.m.         7. “2012 Energy Flow Chart
                                  Christine Risch, director of resource and energy                                   economics
                                  Center for Business and Economic Research
                                  Marshall University

3:40 p.m.         8. “Transgas”
                                  Randy Harris, title

4 p.m.              9. “Benefits of Alternative Energy (Solar)”
                                  James Solano, CEO
                                  Brian Dick, vice president, technology
                                  STF Group Inc.

4:20 p.m.         10. “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.         11. “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**
                                  Opening remarks: “Natural Gas in WV: An                                   Overview”
                                       Corky DeMarco, executive director
                                       W.Va. Oil and Natural Gas Association
                                  Alternative fuels
                                       William Davis, director
                                       National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

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

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

                        Congressional Welcomes

9 a.m.              12. “Energy Markets, Energy Policy and Coal:
                        Implications for Coal-Dependent Economies”
                                   Mike Hicks, Ph.D.
                                   Ball State University
                                   Mark Burton, director, transportation economics
                                    Center for Transportation Research
                                   The University of Tennessee

9:20 a.m.         13. “Moundsville Power, LLC”
                                   Andrew Dorn Jr., member
                                   Drew Dorn, member
                                   Moundsville Power, LLC

9:40 a.m.         14. “Promoting TransTech Start-Ups”
                                   Caulton L. Irwin (Carl), division director
                                   WVU National Research Center for Coal and

10 a.m.            15. “Industrial Energy Efficiency Activities in West                         Virginia”
                                   Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan
                                   Professor and Director of the Industrial                                                 Assessment Center
                                   West Virginia University

10:20 a.m.       16. “Leer Mine: A State of the Art Met Mine in
                        Northern Appalachia”

                                   Russ Lorince, vice president, external affairs
                                   Arch Coal

10:40 a.m.       17. “West Virginia Solar Installations”
                                   Matt Sherald, NABCEP (North American Board
                                   of Certified Energy Practitioners) solar installer
                                   P.I.M.B.Y (Power in My Back Yard)

11 a.m.            18. “Pipeline Impacts”
                                   Thomas Minney, director
                                   Central Appalachians Program
                                   The Nature Conservancy

11:20 a.m.       19. “Ultra Clean Fuels from Coal”
                                   Uschi Graham, principal research scientist
                                   Burt Davis, associate director
                                   Clean Fuels & Chemicals, Center for Applied
                                   Energy Research

                                   University of Kentucky


1 p.m.              Adjourn



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