PROGRAM

This program is subject to change

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

9:00 AM – Noon

Exhibitor Move-In

Foyer & Salon A

10:00 AM – Noon

Mid Atlantic PACE Alliance Regional Forum: “Accessing Innovative Financing for Energy Solutions”

Terrapin Ballroom

This forum offers case study models and training on how to advantageously finance energy improvements and building renovations using a property accessed clean energy lending strategy.

Contractors as well as commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agriculture and not-for-profit building and facility owners and operators will benefit from this targeted program.

Welcome Remarks:
I. Katherine Magruder; CeCD, Executive Director, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Master of Ceremonies:
Daniel Farrell; LEED-AP, CPHC, Energy Financing Program Manager, Division of Energy;  Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Brandi Martin; Project Officer, State Energy Program; U.S. Department of Energy

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:
Panelists:
Multi-Tenant Office:  Keith Derrington, PE COO; ReCurrent Innovation Solutions
Multi-Family Housing:
Industrial/Manufacturing:  Cliff Kellogg; Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Petros PACE Financing
Small Commercial Retail:
Convenience Store/Gas Station:
Hotel/Motel:  Girard Gurgick, Virginia Market Leader; PACE Equity
Restaurant:

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

Location: TBA

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:
Panelists:

Breakout Track B

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

Location: TBA

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

Moderator:

Panelists:
Cliff Kellogg, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Petros PACE Financing

Noon

Concluding Remarks:

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

SUMMIT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
SUMMIT

Noon – 1:00 PM

Registration & Exhibit Areas Open

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

Calvert Ballroom

Geoff Oxnam; CEO American Microgrid Solutions
Chairman of the Board, Maryland Clean Energy Center

Dr. Robert Caret, Chancellor; University System of Maryland

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Plenary I: “Welcome to the Machine: Efficiency, Resiliency & Security in Grid Modernization from the National Perspective”

Location: TBA

What are the elements inherent in grid modernization? Where do Maryland and other states rank within the PJM territory 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?

Sponsored By: CPower Energy Management
Moderator:
Steve Hauser, CEO; GridWise Alliance

Speakers:
Sunil Pancholi, Director of Energy Strategy and Internal Business; Lockheed Martin Energy
Kevin Lynn, Director of Grid Modernization; Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

Foyer & Exhibit Hall Salon A

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions: “Getting in Gear”

Calvert Ballroom

Conference attendees are invited to participate in your choice of one or more facilitated discussions covering issues and opportunities relevant to evolution of the trans active 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.

Topics include:

Sponsored By: AECOM

Efficiency & the Smart Grid

Discussion Leader: TBA

“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.

Resiliency & Security

Discussion Leader:
Darcy Immerman, Senior VP, Resilient Critical Infrastructure, AECOM

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

Microgrids, Storage & Distributed Generation

Discussion Leader:
Michael House, VP, DC Metro/Southeast Region, Power & Energy Regional Business Line Leader, AECOM

Making room for microgrids to power up the energy engine, and tooling up to adopt energy storage technologies in front of and behind the meter. Removing barriers to successfully mesh renewable generation assets with the grid and democratize community access to predictable power costs through subscriber networks.

Natural Gas

Discussion Leader:
Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq.
Director, Maryland Energy Administration

How can this fuel source better factor in to 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

Discussion Leader:
TBA

Solar energy technology will likely be the dominant generation solution for a large number of installations at the grid edge. What regulatory, 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

Discussion Leader:
John Murach, Manager, Energy Efficient Programs, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs; BGE

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

Evolving Technologies

Discussion Leader: TBA

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

Finance & Investment

Discussion Leader: TBA

“Show me the money”. Access to capital and creative approaches to financing energy solutions and innovation.

Policy & Regulation

Discussion Leader:
Todd Foley, ACORE Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations

Is technology ahead of the regulatory engine?  Guiding policy makers & 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 interactive exchange and live polling to help identify strategic priorities.

Sponsored By:

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Terrace

Sponsored By:

7:30 – 9:30 PM

Speaker Sponsor Dinner (by invitation only)

Top Of The Sevens

Sponsored By:  A.O. Smith Corporation

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

SUMMIT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
SUMMIT

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits Open

Foyer & Exhibit Hall Salon A

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Crossland Ballroom

Michele Mitch Peterson, Honeywell; Vice Chair Maryland Clean Energy Center Board of Directors

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker:
Calvin Butler, Jr., CEO; Baltimore Gas & Electric, An Exelon Company
Introduction by Keynote Sponsor

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Plenary III: “Gearing up for the Future: Addressing Issues, Challenges & Opportunities”

Regulatory and policy initiatives 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.

Sponsored By: PEPCO Holdings

Moderator:
Barbara Bauman Tyran, Executive Director, Government & External Relations; Electric Power
Research Institute

Panelists:
Scott Brown, Vice President Strategic Initiatives and Analysis; Exelon Corporation
Cheryl Rosenblum, Executive Director; CNA Military Advisory Board
The Honorable Michael T. Richard, Commissioner; Maryland Public Service Commission
David Terry, Executive Director; National Association of State Officials

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Morning Break

Foyer & Exhibit Hall Salon A

10:45 – 11:45 AM

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. This panel aligns expertise with innovative financing structures for microgrids, storage, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure with a perspective on how those structures will evolve to adapt to cutting edge advancements in the grid; especially in light of recent tax reform.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
TBA

Panelists:
Jigar Shah, President & Co-Founder; Generate Capital

11:45 AM – Noon

Pre-Lunch Break

Noon – 2:00 PM

Luncheon: Speaker & Awards Program

Calvert Ballroom

Grid modernization with the shift to new technologies will challenge the creativity of capital markets. This panel aligns expertise with innovative financing structures for microgrids, storage, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure with a perspective on how those structures will evolve to adapt to cutting edge advancements in the grid; especially in light of recent tax reform.

Sponsored By: CohnReznick

Sponsor CohnReznick invites you to enjoy the Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the conference! Hear from our featured speaker, help celebrate the awardees, and meet our scholarship winners for this year.

Master of Ceremonies: Scott Szeliga, CPA Audit Partner

2:00 – 3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions: Track 1

Breakout Track A

TRANSACTIVE ENERGY EXCHANGE AND GRID RESILIENCE 

Location: TBA

Software and cyber tools 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, Senior Research Scientist, Fraunhoffer

Panelists:
Christopher Peoples, Managing Partner, Peoples Partners and Associates, LLC
Josh Notes, Director of Operations; EFW Corporation
Carol Hawk, PhD, Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems R&D Program Manager; US Department of Energy

 

Breakout Track B

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TRANFORMING THE GRID

Location: TBA

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.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Richard Sweetser, Senior Advisor, Mid-Atlantic CHP Technology Assistance Partnership, US Department of Energy

Panelists:
Rich Hepp, Director, Microgrid Program, Eastern U.S.; Schneider Electric

Breakout Track C

BUILDING MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS INTEGRATION FOR EE

Location: TBA

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 systems approaches in designing and managing high performance buildings through the integration of building components, technology systems and distributed energy resources at the building, campus and grid level.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Clay Nesler, VP, Global Sustainability & Industry Initiatives; Johnson Controls

Panelists:
Ben Roush, Associate, PE-ME, FPE, LEED AP BD+C, Certified Commissioning Professional ASHRAE BEMP and BEAP; FSi Consulting Engineers
David Marcus, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager; U.S. Green Building Council
Laura Van Wie McGrory, Vice President of Special Initiatives; Alliance to Save Energy

 

Breakout Track D

ACCESS TO CAPITAL & IMPACT INVESTMENT

Location: TBA

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 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?

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Panelists:

Breakout Track E

GRID MOD 101

Location: TBA

Everything you need to know about the modern grid but were afraid to ask. This session is a basic primer for those not quite ready to get their hands greasy. IOT, AI and 5G get familiar with the alphabet soup of acronyms relevant to grid transformation.

Sponsored By: Honeywell

Moderator:
Melissa Lavinson, Senior Vice President, Government and External Affairs; PEPCO
Panelists:

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Foyer & Exhibit Hall Salon A

3:30 – 4:45 PM

Breakout Sessions: Track 2

Breakout Track F

SUBSCRIBING TO SOLAR

Location: TBA

Solar PV has become increasingly mainstream in residential, community, distributed and utility scale deployment.  As a flexible and low cost application, solar is certain to be a key component in the grid of the future.  How will evolving technologies facilitate consumer participation in bi-directional subscription power purchase agreements and help expand the market? Are the necessary regulatory and market challenges being addressed to go from a constrained subscriber only model to a highly fluid trans active grid; where selling and purchasing solar energy between generation providers is seamless and on the fly? This panel looks at the future for this burgeoning sector.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Abigail Ross Hopper, Executive Director; Solar Energy Industries Association

Panelists:

Breakout Track G

IT’s ABOUT STORAGE!

Location: TBA

Advanced energy storage technologies and systems deployed by consumers at every scale will increase the reliability, performance and competitiveness of electric generation and transmission in the grid. Panelists will cover solutions available and under development, examine the economic viability of deployment in the market today, and consider the policy barriers blocking adoption.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Kelly Speaks-Backman, Cheif Executive Officer; Energy Storage Association

Panelists:
Betty Watson, Senior Manager, Energy Development; Tesla
Susan Mora-Schrader, Director, Utilities Initiatives; Exelon

Breakout Track H

THE GEAR WHEEL of TRANSPORTATION

Location: TBA

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 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?

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
John Quinn; Director of Energy Policy, BGE

Panelists:
Genevieve Cullen; President, Electric Drive Association (EDTA)

Breakout Track I

INNOVATION ADVANCEMENT

Location: TBA

Technological advancements and new venture, who’s in and who’s out?  Speakers will showcase discoveries in energy technologies moving to the marketplace; from spray application solar energy generating materials and biomass lignin utilization for fuel production to lightweight materials for wind energy solutions and cutting edge engine design.  Find out about the strategies and pathways being taken to commercialize R&D and which investors are in gear to speed up the process?

Sponsored By:

Moderator:

Panelists:

Breakout Track J

THE CUSTOMER INTERFACE

Location: TBA

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 & community solar, localized generation, demand management & storage, grid & 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.

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
Deana M. Dennis, Senior Manager, Government & External Relations, EPRI

Panelists:

4:30 PM

End of Breakout Session

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Plenary V: “Are the Gears Turning?”

Stick around for audience exchange, closing thoughts, and raffle for fabulous door prizes!

Sponsored By:

Moderator:
TBA

Panelists:

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Terrace

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

INNOVATION EXCHANGE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
INNOVATION EXCHANGE

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits Open

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute & University of Maryland Energy Research Center

Calvert Ballroom

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Innovation Overview Panel

A panel of national experts in energy innovation bring 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 D. Williams; Former Director ARPA-E; University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor; Department of Physics and IPST
Panelists:
Norman R. Augustine; Retired Chairman and CEO; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Principal; AEIC.
Michael A. Nowak, PhD.
Manager, University & National Lab Strategic Partnerships; Science & Technology; National Energy Technology Laboratory

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.

Moderator:
George Davis, CEO; Maryland Technology Economic Development Corporation

11:45 AM – Noon

Exhibit Hall Close & Move Out

Noon – 1:30 PM

Luncheon & Closing Session

Winning company recognized.

Guest Speaker: Introduction by sponsor

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