Track D: Renewable Energy

D1: Offshore Wind Opportunities in North Carolina

April 26, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Moderator: Katherine Ross, Partner Attorney, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Speaker: Jeremy Tarr, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy, NC Governor’s Office

Speaker: Montravias King, Director of Clean Energy Campaigns, NC League of Conservation Voters

Speaker: Chris Chung, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Speaker: James Sun, Senior Development Manager, RWE Renewables

D2: Weathering The Storm (The Intersection of Energy Resiliency and Energy Justice)

April 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Ethan Blumenthal, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Good Solar

Speaker: Randy Lucas, Principal, Lucas Tax and Energy Consulting

Speaker: William Barber III, Founder and President, The Rural Beacon Initiative

Speaker: Laura Combs, Business Development Manager, Eagle Solar and Light

D3: How to Properly Value Renewables in Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs)

April 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: Josh Brooks, State Program Director, New Energy Economics

Speaker: Karl Rabago, Principal, Rabago Energy

Speaker: Jeff Thomas, PE, Utilities Engineer, NC Utilities Commissions Public Staff

Speaker: Glen Snider, Head of Long Term Planning, Duke Energy

D4: In the Weeds of 951 Implementation

April 27, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Moderator: Ivan Urlaub, Chief Executive Officer, Urlaub Strategies, LLC

Speaker: Jack Jirak, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy

Speaker: Peter Ledford, General Counsel and Director of Policy, NC Sustainable Energy Association

Speaker: Christina Cress, Partner, Bailey & Dixon

Speaker: Chris Ayers, Executive Director, NC Utilities Commission Public Staff

D5: Renewable Natural Gas

April 27, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Art Samberg, Assistant Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Speaker: Paul Gibson, Business Development Manager Natural Gas & Renewables, Bloom Energy

Speaker: Gus Simmons, Director of Bioenergy, Cavanaugh

Speaker: David Wentworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, EVENSOL, LLC

Speaker: David Nestor, Director-CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas