PROGRAM

 

Slides decks shared by the presenters are available via the links below their names.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

9:00 AM

Pre-Conference Registration Opens

Calvert Foyer

10:00 AM – Noon

MID-ATLANTIC PACE ALLIANCE REGIONAL FORUM:
ACCESSING INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Terrapin Ballroom

This forum will showcase case study projects and discuss how to advantageously finance energy improvements, water conservation measures, and building renovations using a property assessed clean energy (PACE) lending strategy.

Learn how to capture savings and upgrade facilities cost effectively, with 100% financing, extended terms and low upfront costs. Contractors as well as commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agriculture, multifamily residential and not-for-profit building owners and facility operators will benefit from this targeted program.

Welcome Remarks:

I. Katherine Magruder
Executive Director, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Daniel Farrell, LEED-AP, CPHC
Energy Financing Program Manager, Division of Energy
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

Brandi Martin
State Energy Program Project Officer
U.S. Department of Energy

Hon. John Delaney (Invited)
U.S. Representative, 6th District
House Committee on Financial Matters

Hon. Rushern L. Baker, III
County Executive, Prince George’s County, Maryland

Sponsored by:

Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance

10:15 – 11:00 AM

PICKING UP THE PACE:
CASE STUDY MODELS OF PACE PROJECTS FOR VARIOUS PROPERTIES

Terrapin Ballroom

Learn about how PACE worked in successful application through a series of case example projects financed for certain model properties.

Moderator: Scott Dicke, C-PACE Program Director for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions

Panelists:

Rachel L. Davis
Vice President PACE Originations, Petros PACE Financing
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Keith Derrington, PE
COO, ReCurrent Innovation Solutions

Amanda Blade Samai
Managing Director, Strategic Relationships, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate

Bill Struever
Principal, Managing Partner & CEO, Cross Street Partners

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM – Noon

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Track A

Closing the Deal with PACE:  Multi-measure Project Design & Development

Terrapin Ballroom

This session is designed to help contractors increase their success in closing contracts with clients using PACE financing as a tool. Speakers will cover the types of measures typically desired by a variety of targeted customer property owners and managers. Layering renewable generation with energy efficiency, storage and other energy measures will be examined as part of multi-measure project design and development.

Moderator: Bracken Hendricks, CEO & Founder, Urban Ingenuity

Panelists:

Joe Richardson, Sr. 
Owner, Bar-T Holdings

Ben Roush, PE-ME, FPE, LEED AP BD+C, ASHRAE BEMP and BEAP
Associate, FSi consulting engineers
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Sal Tarsia
Managing Director, Principal Transactions, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate

Lisa Walsh
Commercial Solar Sales, Solar Energy Services, Inc.

Breakout Track B

New or Used:  PACE Financing for New Construction vs. Adaptive Reuse

Wayne Curry Room (2nd Floor)

PACE can be used to finance new construction as well as adaptive reuse. What are the nuances to consider in project development, and what are the different parameters to be considered when planning a project you want to finance in this manner?

Moderator: Genevieve Sherman, Managing Director, PACE Financial Servicing

Panelists:

Ethan Elser, Sr.  
Vice President, PACE Equity
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Aaron Kraus
Vice President of Market Activation and Policy, Greenworks Lending

Brandi Martin
State Energy Program Project Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Bill Struever
Principal, Managing Partner & CEO, Cross Street Partners

Noon

MAPA FORUM CLOSING REMARKS

Daniel Farrell, LEED-AP, CPHC
Energy Financing Program Manager, Division of Energy
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

2018 MARYLAND CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
SUMMIT

NOON

Summit Registration Opens

Calvert Foyer

NOON – 5:30 PM

Exhibit Areas Open

Calvert Foyer & Calvert A

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

Calvert Ballroom

Geoff Oxnam 
CEO, American Microgrid Solutions
Board Chair, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Video: This Event is Green, courtesy of WGL Energy

Robert L. Caret, PhD
Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Mary Beth Tung, PhD, Esq. 
Director, Maryland Energy Administration

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Plenary I : Welcome to the Machine

Efficiency, Resiliency & Security in Grid Modernization from the National Perspective

Location: Calvert Ballroom

What are the elements inherent in grid modernization? Where do Maryland and the other states within the PJM territory rank in making progress to achieve that outcome? Speakers will address planning for adaptation of innovation and future investments in regional grid operations as they examine how policy and regulatory oversight may drive desired outcomes.

  • 25% of utilities are moving from 1st to 2nd stage modification of the grid. At what stage are utilities in the PJM service territory? What barriers to success need to be addressed?
  • As grid modernization advances, how are the evolving economics and financial models moving toward more customer centric solutions? How does this look from the wholesale versus the local retail markets?
  • Will digitization be the wow factor that results in more secure grid operation or create more opportunities for cyber snafus?

Moderator:

Steve Hauser
CEO, The GridWise Alliance

Speakers:

Kyle Harbaugh, CEM CDSM
Senior Vice President, IT & Project Management, CPower Energy Management

Kevin Lynn
Director of Grid Modernization, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy,
U.S. Department of Energy

Jonathon Monken
Senior Director, System Resiliency and Strategic Coordination, PJM Interconnection, LLC
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Sunil Pancholi
Director of Energy Strategy and Internal Business, Lockheed Martin Energy

 

Plenary I Sponsored by:

CPower

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

Calvert Foyer

Sponsored by:

Maryland Energy Administration

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions: Getting in Gear

Calvert Ballroom

Conference attendees are invited to participate in their choice of one or more facilitated discussions covering issues and opportunities relevant to evolution of the transactive grid. Conversations envisioning the grid of the future will examine the parts of this important economic engine individually, and result in recommendations for how the parts can or should work together.

Sponsored by:

AECOM

Roundtable Topics & Discussion Leaders:

Efficiency & the Smart Grid

Jason Powers
Founder & CEO, Powers IoT

“Alexa turn on the lights.” A look at communication tools and technologies changing consumer interface with the grid, balancing the load from the bottom up, and facilitating load management with artificial intelligence. Do you have a “connected home”?

Resiliency & Security

Annika Moman
Senior Vice President, Power & Energy, AECOM

How “smart” is the Grid? Demand response, demand management and distributed energy resources are being implemented to maintain resiliency and maximize grid performance. Deploying mission critical grid management technologies to optimize grid functionality and ensure a reliable power supply.

Microgrids, Storage & Distributed Generation

Michael House
Vice President, AECOM

A look at how to make room for microgrids to power up the energy engine, and tooling up to adopt energy storage technologies in front of, and behind the meter. What barriers need to be removed to successfully mesh renewable generation assets with the grid and democratize community access to predictable power costs through subscriber networks?

Natural Gas

Jerry T. Sanford
Manager, Economic Development
Washington Gas, A WGL Company

How can this fuel source better factor into the energy supply equation, now and in the future? What improvements to infrastructure need to occur in the region to maximize the opportunity?

Specifically Solar

Andrew Gilligan
Senior Director, Sol Systems

Solar energy technology will likely be the dominant generation solution for a large number of installations at the grid edge. What regulatory policies, incentives, and subsidies are still needed? Have impending land use restrictions become a significant roadblock to deploying commercial and utility scale solar generation throughout the region? Are adjustments to rate structures required to optimize this energy solution?

Transportation

John Murach
Manager Energy Efficient Programs, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE)

Charging ahead! This discussion will examine the potential for EVs with the associated storage capacity, to drive transactional energy markets in the future.

Evolving Technologies

Brian Compagnone
President, Pitch Capital

From software and battery back-up, and carbon capture storage technology, to small modular reactor generation; how could advanced energy solutions impact future supply, demand & management?

Finance & Investment

Trenton Allen
Managing Director and CEO, Sustainable Capital Advisors

“Show me the money.” Explore options for access to capital and creative approaches to financing energy solutions and innovation.

Policy & Regulation

Todd Foley
Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Is technology ahead of the regulatory engine? What is needed to guide policy makers and regulators to turn the right gears and maximize the energy economy at national, state and local levels?

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Plenary II: Roundtable Reports

Calvert Ballroom

Roundtable Discussion Leaders will report findings and recommendations captured from interface with the various groups. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive exchange and live polling to help identify strategic priorities.

Moderator:

I. Katherine Magruder
Executive Director, Maryland Clean Energy Center

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Calvert Foyer & Terrace

All conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and event sponsors are invited to attend this welcome reception.

 

Sponsored by:

WGL Energy

7:30 – 9:30 PM

Speaker Sponsor Dinner

Top of the 7’s Ballroom

Invitation-only dinner for speakers, sponsors, and guests of the Maryland Clean Energy Center Board.

Guest Speaker:

Joshua C. Greene, Esq.
Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs, A.O. Smith Corporation

Sponsored by:

A.O. Smith

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

2018 MARYLAND CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
SUMMIT

8:00 AM

Summit Registration Opens

Calvert Foyer

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Areas Open

Calvert Foyer & Calvert A

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Calvert Foyer

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Crossland Ballroom

Michele Mitch-Peterson
Business Consultant, Honeywell Energy Services Group
Board Vice Chair, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Video: Serving Maryland through a Full Spectrum of Energy, courtesy of WGL Energy

Hon. R. Michael Gill
Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce

Ben Grumbles
Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

9:15 – 9:50 AM

Keynote Address

Keynote Introduction: 

Brian J. Feldman
Maryland State Senator, District 15
The Maryland General Assembly

 

Keynote Speaker:

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.,
CEO, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE)
 

Keynote Session Sponsored by:
 

BGE

9:50 – 10:50 AM

Plenary III: Gearing up for the Future

Addressing Issues, Challenges & Opportunities

Regulatory and policy initiatives already underway are gearing up to transform the grid of the future in the region. This panel contemplates a vision for next generation utilities and examines the potential for regulation to restructure the market, as well as incentives to facilitate integration of demand response, storage, and renewable energy generation solutions. The value of access to consumer data in time-of-use pricing constructs will also be addressed.

Moderator:

Barbara Tyran
Executive Director, Government & External Relations, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Panelists:

Bryan Clark
Director, Utility of the Future, PEPCO Holdings, Inc. (An Exelon Company)

Hon. Michael T. Richard
Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission

Cheryl Rosenblum
Executive Director & Director of Strategic Development, CNA Military Advisory Board

David Terry
Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Plenary III Sponsored by:

Pepco Holdings

10:50 – 11:00 AM

Morning Break

Foyer & Exhibit Hall Salon A

11:00 AM – NOON

Plenary IV: Shifting Gears

Transformative Moves in Financing

Crossland Ballroom

Grid modernization with the shift to new technologies will challenge the creativity of capital markets. In light of recent tax reform, this panel aligns their expertise with innovative financing structures for microgrids, storage, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure; with their perspective for how those financing methods will adapt to help implement cutting edge advancements in grid evolution.

Moderator:

Scott Szeliga, CPA 
Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Panelists:

Eric Alini
Managing Partner, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate

David Clamage
Managing Director, Saulsbury Hill Financial
Consultant, Generate Capital
Operations, BYD USA

Michael Eckhart
Managing Director & Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability,
Citigroup

Laura Franke
Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC

Wyatt Shiflett
Director of Finance Programs, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Plenary IV Sponsored by:

Hannon Armstrong

NOON – 2:00 PM

Luncheon: Speaker & Awards Program

Calvert Ballroom

Enjoy the Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the conference! Hear from our featured speaker, help celebrate the awardees, and meet our scholarship winner for this year.

Master of Ceremonies:

Scott Szeliga, CPA
Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Guest Speakers:

Hon. Brian E. Frosh
Attorney General, State of Maryland

Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.)
Former Inspector General, The Department of the Navy
Vice Chairman, CNA Military Advisory Board
Chairman, The Gunn Group

Presentation of Awards & Scholarship

Clean Energy Champion of the Year: Jeffrey W. Eckel Chairman, President & CEO, Hannon Armstrong
Advocacy Award: Honorable Luke Clippinger Maryland State Delegate, District 46
Bright Light Award: GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic
Capital Partner of the Year: National Energy Technology Laboratory
Innovator of the Year: FESCO Energy LLC
Partnership Award: Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
Special Recognition given to Janine A. Finnell Executive Director, Leaders in Energy and John Quinn
Director of Energy Policy, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Next Generation Scholarship Recipient: Tyler Rae (University of Maryland, College Park)

Special Guest: Jeremy Butz, Board Member, Butz Foundation

View Clean Energy Awards Press Release

Sponsored by:

CohnReznick

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions: Track I

Breakout Session A

TRANSACTIVE ENERGY EXCHANGE AND GRID RESILIENCE 

Harriet Tubman Meeting Room

Software and cyber tools are being developed and used to enable real-time, critical and instantaneous response in managing an efficient, resilient and secure grid of the future. The implications of the intersection of clean energy and grid decentralization must be considered relative to future grid cybersecurity resilience. Speakers will discuss the advancement of technologies being developed (such as those utilizing blockchain protocols) to diminish impacts on the grid and grid volatility (frequency regulation, energy storage and real-time energy pricing), and the advancement of potential policy to address future management of this grid volatility.

Moderator: Duncan Woodbury, Technical Director, Ramparts Security

Panelists:

Carol Hawk, PhD
R&D Program Manager, Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program
U.S. Department of Energy

Josh Notes
Managing Director of Operations, EFW, Inc.

Chris Peoples
Managing Partner, Peoples Partners & Associates

Breakout Session A Sponsored by:

MD Commerce

Breakout Session B

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TRANSFORMING THE GRID

Francis Scott Key Meeting Room

Microgrids, grid tied renewables, storage, and management technologies are transforming the grid but are they reducing the rate base? What resiliency timeline and type of event can and should microgrids be designed to accommodate? What role does CHP play in the future? What microgrid business models will work for single and multiple businesses? This panel will engage in a wide ranging conversation about what microgrids are today, where they are going and how affordable they really are.

Moderator: Richard Sweetser, Senior Advisor, U.S. DOE Mid-Atlantic CHP Technology Assistance Partnership

Panelists:

Chris Bleuher
Director of Business Development, Schneider Electric

Charles Miller
Manager Distributed Generation Asset Development, WGL Energy

Phillip L. Smith
Senior Business Consultant, Honeywell, Inc.
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Breakout Session B Sponsored by:

Honeywell

Breakout Session C

BUILDING MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS INTEGRATION FOR
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Jim Henson Meeting Room

Every building can be its own energy island for efficient, resilient, and affordable operation, but it takes a holistic approach to integrate processes and technologies to maximize results. Panelists will share their experience in applying system-wide approaches for designing and managing high performance buildings, through the integration of design strategy, building materials, technology systems, and distributed energy resources, at the building, campus and grid level.

Moderator: Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Sustainability & Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls

Panelists:

Mike Dieterich
Energy & Sustainability Manager, AstraZeneca MedImmune

Laura Van Wie McGrory
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Alliance to Save Energy
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Ben Roush, PE-ME, FPE, LEED AP BD+C, Certified Commissioning Professional ASHRAE BEMP and BEAP
Associate, FSi consulting engineers
View Slides

Jamie Statter
Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council

Breakout Session C Sponsored by:

Recurrent

Breakout Session D

ACCESS TO CAPITAL & IMPACT INVESTMENT

Wayne K Curry Meeting Room

Show me the money! This panel examines the changing face of capital markets especially as it relates to environmental and social investing. Hear from impact investors on how they evaluate return on investment (ROI), as well as market experts proffering a standardized third-party assessment applied to potential green bond financing. Is access to green bank capital expanding or contracting?

Moderator: Eric Letsinger, CEO, Quantified Ventures

Panelists:

Lynn Heller
Founder & CEO, Climate Acess Fund

Robert Johnson
Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong

Shawn Kreloff
Executive Director & CEO Americas, BTS BioEnergy

Adler Prioly
Director, Clean Energy, Reinvestment Fund
View Slides

Breakout Session D Sponsored by:

BTS

Breakout Session E

GRID MOD 101: All the Parts Needed to Transform the Grid

Charles Carroll Meeting Room

The session will cover everything you need to know about the modern grid, but were afraid (or didn’t know) to ask. This session is a basic primer for those not quite ready to get their hands greasy. Examine the various parts that need to come together to make the grid run well and the tools necessary to assemble them for easy use by consumers. Think IoT, AI and 5G as a starting point to get familiar with the alphabet soup of acronyms relevant to grid transformation.

Moderator: Melissa Lavinson, Senior Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs
Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company

Panelists:

Maggie Clout
Microgrid Business Development, Siemens

Julia Hamm
President & CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

Steve Hauser
CEO, The GridWise Alliance

Breakout Session E Sponsored by:

TurningPoint Energy

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Foyer

3:30 – 4:45 PM

Breakout Sessions: Track II

Breakout Session F

SUBSCRIBING TO SOLAR

Charles Carroll Meeting Room

As a flexible and low-cost application, solar is certain to be a key component in the grid of the future. This panel looks at the potential for this burgeoning sector.

  • What barriers to success need to be removed to ensure continued adoption of solar solutions?
  • How will evolving technologies facilitate consumer participation in bi-directional power purchase agreements and help expand the market?
  • Are the necessary regulatory and market incentives being implemented to incent broader community solar deployment and to facilitate a more transactive grid?

Moderator: Kevin Lucas, Director of Rate Design, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Panelists:

Rick Kilbourne
Senior Manager, Solar Business Development, Constellation – An Exelon Company

Michael G. Miller
CEO, OGOS Energy LLC

Nicole Sitaraman
Senior Manager, Public Policy, Sunrun, Inc.

Frances Yuhas
Managing Director, Development & Origination, TurningPoint Energy

Breakout Session F Sponsored by:

Sol Systems

Breakout Session G

IT’s ABOUT STORAGE!

Jim Henson Meeting Room

Advanced energy storage technologies and systems deployed by consumers at every scale will increase the reliability, performance and competitiveness of electric generation and transmission as the grid evolves in the future. This panel will cover solutions available and under development, examine the economic viability of deployment in the market today, and contemplate the ramifications of FERC Order 841 along with policy barriers blocking adoption.

Moderator: Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association (ESA)

Panelists:

Andrew Johnston
Director of Government Relations & Assistant General Counsel
Maryland Public Service Commission

Suzanna Mora-Schrader
Director, Utility Initiatives, Exelon

David Tancabel
Director, Maryland Power Plant Research Program
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Betty Watson
Senior Manager, Energy, Tesla, Inc.

Breakout Session F Sponsored by:

PFM

Breakout Track H

THE GEAR WHEEL of TRANSPORTATION

Wayne K Curry Meeting Room

Buses, trains, and automobiles! Clean car mandates call for 300,000 new electrified vehicles to be in use by 2025. From public transportation to private fleets, and autonomous vehicles- this session examines the future potential of electro mobility and evolving transportation technology. How are auto manufacturers gearing up to respond to current and projected demand? Will increased demand for electricity to “fuel” various modes of transportation cause rates to increase? Who needs to lead the way to make charging capability accessible and equitable for all?

Take an electric vehicle test drive! More details coming soon.

Moderator: John Quinn, Director of Energy Policy, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
View Slides

Panelists:

Mike Brown
Manager, EV Infrastructure, Nissan North America

David Clamage
Managing Director, Saulsbury Hill Financial
Consultant, Generate Capital
Operations, BYD USA
View Slides

Genevieve Cullen
President, Electric Drive Transportation Association

David Henley
Project Director, The Northeast Maglev
View Slides

Breakout Session H Sponsored by:

Nissan

Breakout Session I

The Mechanics of Offshore Wind: Moving Toward the Grid of the Future

Harriet Tubman Meeting Room

Will proposed offshore wind development in the Mid- Atlantic Region help facilitate improvement in grid efficiency, security, and resiliency? Which states are ahead of the race to benefit from the economic opportunities anticipated from supply chain and asset deployment associated with planned wind energy development in the region, and what are the barriers to success?

*This session will be a recorded for a future audio podcast, in partnership with More Power to You.*

Moderator: Josh Cohen, Founder & Principal, Polity Partners

Panelists:

Jason Folsom
Offshore Wind Representative, Americas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Markian Melnyk
President, Atlantic Grid Development LLC
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Prem Pereira
Project Construction Director, Deepwater Wind

Belton Zeigler, Esq.
Partner & Co-Leader WBD Energy Sector, Womble Bond Dickinson

Sponsored by:

Deepwater Wind

Breakout Session J

THE CUSTOMER INTERFACE

Francis Scott Key Meeting Room

Consumers are using more and more electricity, but doing it more efficiently with advancements in technology and more renewable generation coming on line.  Energy choice and community solar, localized generation, demand management and storage, grid and customer analytics- this session will examine where stakeholders need to be investing in the system. Beneficial electrification involves aligning all the gears to maximize capital, efficiency, and equity for various consumer audiences.

Moderator: Deana Dennis, Senior Manager, Government & External Relations, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Panelists:

Jason Babik
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, CPower Energy Management
View Slides

Rick Counihan
Head of Energy Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Nest

Cherise Y. Seals
Senior Business Development Manager, WGL Energy
View Slides

Breakout Session J Sponsored by:

Nest

4:30 PM

End of Breakout Sessions

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Plenary V: Are the Gears Turning?

This wrap-up for the day will include closing thoughts, audience engagement and drawings for fabulous door prizes!

Moderator:

I. Katherine Magruder
Executive Director, Maryland Clean Energy Center

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Calvert Foyer & Terrace

Sponsored by:

Womble Bond Dickinson

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

INNOVATION EXCHANGE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
INNOVATION EXCHANGE

8:00 AM

Registration Opens

Calvert Foyer

8:00 AM – NOON

Exhibit Areas Open

Calvert Foyer & Calvert A

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Calvert Foyer

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Calvert Ballroom

Guest Speakers:

Eric Wachsman, PhD
Director, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute & UMD Energy Research Center,
University of Maryland College Park

Matthew Walters
U.S. Head, Distributed Energy Systems,
Siemens Corporation

The Innovation Exchange is sponsored by:

Siemens

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Innovation Overview Panel

A panel of national experts in energy innovation will share their perspectives on the evolution of technologies taking place in the energy marketplace, along with their future projections for how new software, tools, and solutions could plug in to benefit grid efficiency, resiliency, and security.

Moderator:

Ellen Williams, PhD
FMR Director ARPA-E &
Distinguished University Professor Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland College Park

Panelists:

Norman R. Augustine
Retired Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation &
Principal, American Energy Innovation Council

Joe Bryan
Principal, Muswell Orange

John Ellis
Digitalization Portfolio Manager, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Michael Nowak, PhD
Manager, University & National Lab Strategic Partnerships, National Energy Technology Laboratory
View Slides

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Morning Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM

Innovation Showcase

Innovative energy technologies will be introduced in fast-paced pitch presentations given by entrepreneurs and start-up company representatives. Six-minute pitches will be reviewed, “Shark Tank” style, by a panel of venture investors and potential funding organizations, followed by audience Q&A. One “winning” pitch will be recognized with a monetary award during lunch.

Inovation Showcase Companies

Athena Power, Inc. – Showcasing sensors to analyze capacity and reliability in underground transmission lines
CoolGreenPower LLC –  Sharing technology to increase efficiency of large scale HVAC systems
Electro-Active Technologies – Developing a modular system to produce renewable hydrogen from organic waste
GOEFER – Providing control capabilities to monitor and advance energy efficiency for electronics
Hydrospark, Inc. –  Introducing a clean energy product that runs on just 20 gallons of water
Ion Storage Systems – Featuring safe, high performance, solid state battery storage technologies

Moderator:

Andy Jones
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of the Maryland Venture Fund,
Maryland Technology Development Corporation

Panelists:

Brian Compagnone
President, Pitch Capital

John Ellis
Digitalization Portfolio Manager, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Dave McCarthy
Executive Director, Potential Energy DC

David Wise
Director, USM Momentum Fund

NOON – 1:30 PM

Luncheon & Closing Session

The winning Innovation Showcase pitch will be recognized with a $5,000 award, courtesy of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute!

Innovation Exchange Luncheon Guest Speaker:

J. Thomas Sadowski
Vice Chancellor for Economic Development
University System of Maryland

Congratulations to winner, Ion Storage Systems, and runner-up, Athena Power, Inc.! View Innovation Showcase Press Release

NOON

Exhibit Hall Closes

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