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Advanced Energy Now | East

Richmond, Virginia | June 13th, 2019


About the Event

Policies that Make a Difference


What's driving advanced energy, from Florida to Maine? Our first annual Eastern Regional energy policy conference brings together business leaders and policymakers from across the region to identify ways to accelerate advanced energy growth through state and federal policy.

Topics will include:

  • How new technologies bust into wholesale markets
  • Does "beneficial electrification" mean opportunity?
  • Getting EVs to take off
  • Cities going 100% renewable
  • Partnerships driving offshore wind
  • New paths for corporate procurement
  • Grid modernization: for utilities or customers? 


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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


8:00AM - 9:00AM
Leadership Council and Utility Advisory Committee Breakfast (Invite-only)
Invite-only breakfast for our Leadership Council members and our Utility Advisory Committee
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration and Breakfast Networking
Pick up your name badge at the registration desk and enjoy a warm breakfast while networking with industry leaders.
9:00AM - 9:05AM
Welcome and Introduction
Nat Kreamer, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Energy Economy
9:05AM - 10:00AM
Morning Keynote
Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft and Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
10:10AM - 11:00AM
Session 1
(Choose One)
Breakout 1-A
Beneficial Electrification and Electric Vehicles: A Look at the Impact on the Power Sector
Breakout 1-B
Business Models for Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources in Wholesale Markets
Breakout 1-C
Unlocking the Southeast: Accelerating Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
11:10AM - 12:00PM
Session 2
(Choose One)
Breakout 2-A
Strong Winds Blow for Offshore Wind: Which Region Will Capture the Benefits?
Breakout 2-B
Role of Energy Efficiency on a Clean Energy Grid
Breakout 2-C
Maximizing the Benefits of Grid Modernization
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Lunch and Keynote
State Leadership for Advanced Energy Now
1:30PM - 2:10PM
Session 3
(Choose One)
Breakout 3-A
Innovative Solutions for Utility Planning: All-Source Request for Proposals and Non-Wires Alternatives
Breakout 3-B
Optimizing Rate Design for Electric Vehicles
Breakout 3-C
Getting to 100% Clean: Translating Policy Goals Into Action
2:10PM - 2:30PM
Coffee and Networking Break
Get to know your conference attendees and take a short break from the sessions
2:30PM - 3:20PM
Session 4
(Choose One)
Breakout 4-A
Valuing Reliability, Resilience and "Fuel Security" – Imperative, Opportunity, or Threat?
Breakout 4-B
Utility Business Model Innovation: Emerging Trends and Best Practices
Breakout 4-C
Are Cities the Next "Corporate Buyer" For Clean Energy?
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Afternoon Keynote & Closing Remarks
Technology Innovation and Wholesale Markets

Speaker Bios


Richmond Convention Center

403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219 
Richmond, Virginia

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Travel to Richmond

Nearest Airport: Richmond International Airport (RIC) - Distance from convention center: 10 miles

Transportation Options from Airport

Taxi: Starting rate $31     |     Rideshare (i.e. Lyft): Starting at $21


Marriott Richmond - 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219   |     804-643-3400
Hilton Richmond Downtown, 501 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219   |   804-344-4300
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219   |    10 min walk and may have shuttles

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