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:

  • Getting to 100% clean energy in New York - and elsewhere
  • "Beneficial electrification" of vehicles - and everything else
  • Opening wholesale markets to energy storage and other DERs
  • Catching the wave of offshore wind
  • Is "fuel security" an imperative, opportunity, or threat?
  • Role of energy efficiency on a cleaner power grid
  • New paths for renewable energy procurement
  • Energy policy - from State House to Congress


Registration is closed for 2019. More details on next year's Advanced Energy Now | East coming soon!







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Keynote Speakers

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Congressman A. Donald McEachin

United States House of Representatives

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Alicia Barton

Chief Executive Officer, NYSERDA

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Michelle Patron

Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft

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Tom Ashley
Vice President of Policy, Greenlots

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Michael Avidan
Senior Director, Origination & Structuring, Recurrent Energy

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Chris Bast
Chief Deputy, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

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Marcy Bauer
Director, Program Operations, EVgo

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Patrick Bean
Senior Manager, Policy & Business Development, Tesla

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Jim Bruce
Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Policy Officer, UPS

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Andrew Burch
Senior Market Approach Director, CLEAResult

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Kelley Burk
Director, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy, State of Florida

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Steve Caminati 
Director of Strategic Engagement, Apex Clean Energy

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Tom Carlson
Manager, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, EDF Renewables


Rick Counihan 
Head, Energy Regulatory Affairs, Google

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Mark Cosby
Senior Manager, Non-Regulated Products & Services, Evergy


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Matthew Crosby
Policy Director, Lincoln Clean Energy

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Larry Cummings
District Marketing Leader and Strategic Partnerships, Trane (Ingersoll Rand)

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Erika Diamond
Vice President, Utility & Market Services, EnergyHub

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Joel Eisen
Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law


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Phil Flaherty
Director, Market Development, Bidgely

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Mark Goodwin
President and CEO, Apex Clean Energy

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Chris Kallaher
Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Direct Energy

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Anna Lising
Associate Director, Department of Energy and Environment

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Dr. Audrey Lyke
Senior Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Exelon


Marc Monbouquette
Senior Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs, eMotorWerks / Enel X

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Bill Murray
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Dominion Energy

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Jane Park
Senior Vice President, Customer Operations, ComEd

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Anna Pavlova
Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider

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Anne Reynolds
Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY)

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Ted Romaine
Senior Vice President of Origination, Invenergy

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Forrest Small
Senior Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors

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Douglas Staker
Vice President, Utility Business Development, Enel X

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John Stephenson
Head of State and Local Public Policy, Amazon

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Jeremy Tarr
Policy Advisor on Energy, Environment and Transportation, Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

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Ted Thomas
Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission

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Marisa Uchin
Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs, Oracle Utilities

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Prasanna Venkatesan
President & CEO Americas, Landis+Gyr

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Abby Watson
Head of Government Affairs, Siemens Gamesa

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Fred Zalcman
Head of Government Affairs, Orsted

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Robert Zullo
Editor-in-chief, Virgina Mercury




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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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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

Prasanna Ventkatesan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Landis & Gyr Americas and AEE Board Member

9:05AM - 10:00AM
Morning Keynote: Getting to 100% Clean

Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft and AEE Board Member

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 New Opportunities for Voluntary Renewable Buyers
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Coffee and Networking
Get to know your conference attendees and take a short break from the sessions
11:30AM - 12:20PM
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
Emerging Best Practices in Distribution and Generation Planning and Procurement 
12:30PM - 1:45PM
Lunch Plenary Panel
State Leadership for Advanced Energy Now
2:00PM - 2:45PM
Session 3
(Choose One)
Breakout 3-A
Valuing Reliability, Resilience and "Fuel Security" – Imperative, Opportunity, or Threat?
Breakout 3-B
Optimizing Rate Design for Electric Vehicles
Breakout 3-C
Utility Business Model Innovation: Emerging Trends and Best Practices
3:00PM - 3:40PM
Afternoon Keynote: Energy Policy from State House to Congress


Congressman A. Donald McEachin, United States House of Representatives (D-VA 4th District)

Mark Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Apex Clean Energy and AEE Board Member

Robert Zullo, Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Mercury


3:40PM - 3:45PM
Closing Remarks
Heather O'Neill, President, Advanced Energy Economy
3:45PM - 4:30PM
Networking Reception

Join us for a networking reception featuring VIP guests, local Virginia beer and wine, games and more!


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


For your convenience, AEE has secured a limited number of rooms at the following discounted rates:

Richmond Marriott ($149 per night) located at 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, across the street from the event venue. Use this BOOKING LINK to reserve your room no later than May 20, 2019 in order to get this rate!

Hilton Richmond ($169 per night) located at 501 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, just 2 blocks from the event venue. Use this BOOKING LINK to reserve your room no later than May 13, 2019 in order to get this rate!


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