24th Annual Ohio Energy Management Conference Presentations

AEP Energy

ENGIE Resources

Brakey Energy

Constellation, an Exelon Co.

Direct Energy Business

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Solutions

GEM Energy

Industrial Energy Users-Ohio 

McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC

Ohio Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency

 General Sessions ... Keynotes and Panel Discussions

Energy Savings Comes Alive … Best Practices at Wendy’s, Reducing Energy Consumption & Insights from Award-Winning Energy Efficiency Initiatives & the Integration of Energy Efficiency into Its Corporate Culture – Scott R. Moline, LEED AP, Manager of Engineering, The Wendy’s Company, Dublin

Priceless Insights on Ohio’s New Clean Air Law (HB 6) … Incentives, Initiatives & Programs for Renewable Power for Energy-End Users & the Business Community Assembly - Frank Strigari, Chief Legal Counsel, Ohio Senate, Columbus

Pending Energy Legislation in the Ohio General Assembly - Stephanie Kromer, Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Columbus

General Motors’ Four-Pronged Strategy towards Zero Emissions ... Powering all Global Operations with 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 - Rob Threlkeld, CEM, CHMM, BEP, Global Manager – Sustainable Energy/Supply Reliability, Sustainable Workplaces, General Motors Corp., Detroit

Rapidly-Changing Energy Marketplace: Powering the Future of Ohio’s Economy … Priceless Insights on Energy Efficiency, Outlook, Trends, Policy, Technology, Renewable Sources, Grid Security, Resilience, Generation & Transmission, and Stimulating Economic Growth -- Moderator: Jennifer Klein, President, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, Columbus; Lisa M. Barton, Executive Vice President – Utilities, American Electric Power, Columbus; F. Stuart Bresler III, Senior Vice President, Markets & Planning, PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, PA; Jeffrey Levine, Director, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, ENGIE Resources, Houston, TX; Kevin Murray, Executive Director, Industrial Energy Users – Ohio (IEU-Ohio), Columbus; Samuel C. Randazzo, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Columbus and Jon Taylor, Vice President, Utility Operations, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron

The "New Energy Economy": An Exercise in Magical Thinking

Creating Economic Value Through Alignment of Supply and Demand Strategies -- Graham Leith, Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Energy, ENGIE Resources, Houston, TX

Concurrent & Interactive Workshops

Workshop A - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Hospitals and Medical Facilities -- Nolan Rutschiling, Energy Program Director, Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus; Theodore Sergakis, Operations Analyst, Facilities & Construction & Ryan Prestel, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus; Ann Walston, System Director, Facilities Management, OhioHealth, Columbus and Scott McCarthy, Facilities Operations Manager, Mercy Health Willard & Mercy Health Tiffin Hospitals, Willard

Workshop B - Energy Efficiency Best Practices … Use of Smart Data Analytics for Commercial Building & Manufacturing Cooling Plants to Identify Opportunities -- Kelly Kissock, Ph.D., PE, Professor and Director, University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC), Dayton

Workshop C - FirstEnergy: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- Richard Jackson, Executive Vice President, Operations, ASHTA Chemicals, Inc., Ashtabula; Sonny Fanelli, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron and Matt Pritchard, IEU-Ohio General Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus

Workshop D - Energy Savings Champions: Lessons Learned from Large-Scale School Lighting Upgrade -- Jeff Roe, Energy Manager, Columbus City Schools, Columbus and Jeanna Hondel, Owner/Project Manager, Ascension Construction Solutions, Columbus

Workshop E - Natural Gas Outlook… A Macro Overview & Deeper Dive into Ohio -- Tim Bigler, Senior Market Strategist & Dave Sopko, Ohio Manager, Direct Energy Business, Metropark, NJ & Dublin

Workshop F - Shades of Green – Industry Trends, Emerging Strategies & Case Studies Exploring the Best Practices in Integrating Renewable Energy with Electric Supply -- Todd Altenburger, Director, Energy Solutions, AEP Energy, Inc., Columbus

Workshop G - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Industrial Corporations -- Andrew McCabe, Manager, Business Programs, AEP- Ohio, Columbus; Mark Brady, Plant Engineer, Bridgestone APM Company, Upper Sandusky and Kenworth Truck Co., Chillicothe (Gary Hendrickson, AEP Ohio CEI Team)

Workshop H - Energy Efficiency Grants and Loan Financing, Energy Planning and Technical Assessments, Case Studies and Best Practices Training -- Nikhila Rao, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Graphet Data Mining and Program Manager, The Ohio Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency and Anthony Howard, Manager, Energy & Dr. Manny Anunike, Energy Specialist, Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, Columbus

Workshop I - Best Practices & Case Study: The Ohio State University’s Journey to Become a Global Leader in Campus Energy & Sustainability -- Bryceson Nunley, Program Manager, ENGIE North America, Columbus

Workshop J Updated - Dayton Power & Light: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates – Matt Pritchard, IEU-Ohio General Counsel & Rebekah Glover, Of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus and Michael Schuler, Regulatory Counsel & Lyle Garrison, CEM, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency, The Dayton Power and Light Company, Dayton

Workshop K - HB 6 … In-Depth Analysis of the Impact on Ohio’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Users -- Pat Billups, Technical Services Manager & Bill Petruzzi, Facilities Manager, Ohio Star Forge Co., Warren and Jennifer Lemley, Energy Analyst & Katie Emling, Engineer, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls

Workshop L - 2020 Energy Market … A Deep Dive into the Trends Shaping Energy Markets for the Decade Ahead -- Evan Howell, Director, Market Analytics Practice, AEP Energy Services, Chicago

Workshop M - University Excellence - Best Practices & Case Study: Win-Win Approach to Drive Positive Outcomes Managing District Energy Systems -- Doug Hammerle, PE, Director of Energy Systems & Scott Lessing, Senior Electric Operations Manager, Miami University, Oxford

Workshop N - Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DES), Demand Management, Revenue Streams for Monetizing Flexibility -- Ian Walch, Director, Centrica Business Solutions, Tauton, MA and Paul Super, Manager, National Accounts & Rob Wood, Strategic Orginator, Direct Energy Business, Pittsburgh, PA & Dublin

Workshop O - Ohio Power Company (AEP Ohio): Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- Joseph Bowser, Technical Specialist, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus and Sherry Hubbard, Energy Efficiency Consumer Program Manager & Angela Rybalt, Energy Efficiency Consumer Program Manager, AEP Ohio, Columbus 

Workshop P - Affordable Resiliency – Best Practices & Case Studies in Integrating Backup Generation with Electricity Supply to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership -- Joe Glanzman, Director, Business Development, AEP Onsite Partners, Columbus

Workshop Q - Best Practices in Effective Energy Management and Integrated Energy Strategy Solutions -- Rajiv Bazaj, Executive Director, Solution Sales & Abhinav Krishna, Executive Director, Strategic Partnership Development & Commercialization, Constellation, an Exelon Co. Baltimore, MD

Workshop R - Interactive Roundtable: Importance of Business & Industry Involvement in the Ohio Legislative & Regulatory Process … Priceless Insights on Upcoming Legislation Including HB 247 (Revising Ohio’s Competitive Retail Electric Service Law); Lessons Learned from HB 6 and PUCO Implementation of Energy Legislation -- Members of the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio … Renee Rambo-McEwen, Energy Manager, Vallourec STAR LP, Girard; Jennifer Steiner-Burner, Energy Manager, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay; Russ Lang, Corporate Manager, Energy -Americas, Ferroglobe PLC, Beverly and Matt Brakey, President, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls; The Honorable A. Nino Vitale (District 85-R, Urbana), Chairman, Energy & Natural Resources Committee, and The Honorable Jamie Callender (District 61-R, Concord), Chairman, Public Utilities Committee, Ohio House of Representatives

Workshop AA - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning, Multi-Facility, Large National Corporations -- Moderator: Angela Rybalt, Energy Efficiency & Consumer Progam Coordinator, AEP-Ohio, Columbus; Katie Flynn, CEM, LEED AP O&M, Energy Manager, Giant Eagle Inc, Pittsburgh, PA and Andrew Stroh, Manager, Procurement/Sustainability, Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany 

Workshop BB - PJM: Valuable Insight into PJM Interconnection and How its Energy and Capacity Markets Operate -- Kevin Murray, Executive Director, Industrial Energy Users – Ohio, Columbus; Lou D’Alessandris, Senior Policy Specialist, Market Policy Planning & Analytics, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron and F. Stuart Bresler III, Senior Vice President, Markets & Planning, PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, PA

Workshop CC - Duke Energy Ohio: Significant Development Impacting Electric Rates -- Jennifer Steiner-Burner, Energy Manager, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay; Jay Brown, Rates and Regulatory Strategy Manager, Duke Energy, Cincinnati; and Joseph Bowser, Technical Specialist, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus

Workshop DD - Demand Side Management … Best Practices & Case Studies on Innovations in Load Control to Reduce the Total Energy Spend -- Donovan Dawson, Senior Solutions Advisor, ENGIE North America, Houston, TX

Workshop EE - Using ENERGY STAR Programs to Raise the Visibility and Get Recognition for Your Energy Management Efforts -- Joe Swindler, Engineering Coordinator, Honda of America Manufacturing, Marysville; Melissa Hulting, Environmental Scientist, ENERGY STAR Industrial Programs, U.S. EPA, Region 5, Chicago; and Peter Hanley, PE, Manager, Climate and Sustainability, Marathon Petroleum Corp., Findlay

Workshop FF - Roundtable: Ohio’s Natural Gas Utilities … Valuable Valuable Insights on Recent & Upcoming Developments and What to Expect in the Future -- Matt Pritchard, IEU-Ohio General Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus; Melissa Thompson, Director, Regulatory Policy, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Columbus; Cas Swiz, Director, Regulatory Implementation and Analysis, Vectren Corp., Evanston, IN; and Joe Oliker, Associate General Counsel, IGS & Member, Retail Energy Supply Association, Dublin

Workshop GG - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Ohio Schools Districts -- Moderator: Michelle Cross, Principal Engineer, AEP-Ohio, Canton; Fostoria City Schools: Andrew Sprang, Superintendent and Matt Hibner, Principal; John Ridder, Technology Director & Greg Wendel,Technology Designer, Garmann Miller Architects & Engineers, Minster. Reynoldsburg City Schools: Chris Reed, Director of Operations & Services and Sean Weber, CEM, President & Adam Von Lehmden, Control Systems Engineer, Dynamix Energy Services, Columbus

Workshop HH - Ohio's Natural Gas Infrastructure: Powering Manufacturers With Energy Savings -- Brydon Ross, Vice President of State Affairs & Chris Ventura, Executive Director – Midwest, Consumer Energy Alliance, Washington, DC & Columbus; James E. Eck, Vice President & General Manager–Ohio & West Virginia Distribution Operations, Dominion Energy Ohio, and Jackie Stewart, Director of External Affairs, Encino Energy, Louisville, OH

Workshop II- Practical Tips on Plant-Level Energy Management in a Turbulent Environment -- Timothy W. Ling, Corporate Environmental Director, Plaskolite, LLC, Columbus and Anthony J. Smith, Global Energy Coordinator, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Findlay