25th Annual Ohio Energy Savings & Management Conference and Virtual Institute Presentations

Sponsors of the 25th Annual Ohio Energy Savings & Management Conference and Virtual Institute

AEP Energy, an AEP Company

Brakey Energy: Ohio’s Energy Experts

Constellation, an Exelon Corp., … Integrated Energy Solutions

Direct Energy Business … Natural Gas Outlook

Energy Harbor … Nuclear Matters for America’s Future

ENGIE Resources … Renewable Energy Solutions

McNees Wallace & Nurick

General Sessions & Keynotes

American Energy Transformation … President Biden/Vice President Harris’ Clean Energy Revolution and Ohio’s HB 6 Repeal/Reform/Replacement -- Joe Price, Executive Director, Ohio Energy Group (OEG), Columbus; Alli Gold Roberts, Director, State Policy, Ceres, Boston and Jeffrey Levine, Vice President, Government & Regulatoy Affairs, ENGIE North America, Inc, Philadelphia

Ohio: Insights on Massive Renewable Energy Generation Projects Underway and JobsOhio’s Approach to Renewables for the State’s Power Portfolio -- Theresa White, Executive Director, Ohio Power Siting Board, Columbus; Lori Sternisha, Director, Office of Federal Energy Advocate, PUCO, Columbus and Matt Cybulski, Managing Director, Energy and Chemicals, JobsOhio, Columbus

Best Practices in Energy Management … Google’s Carbon-Free Energy Around the Clock; Denison University’s Integrated Approach and A&F’s Carbon Reduction Goal Setting and Renewable Energy Contracts -- Reid Spolek, Data Center Energy Strategist, Global Infrastructure, Google, Inc., Seattle, WA; Jeremy King, Director of Sustainability & Campus Improvement, Denison University, Granville; Andrew Stroh, Manager, Sustainability, Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany

FERC Order No. 2222: A New Day for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) -- Elizabeth Salerno, Economic Advisor for Commissioner Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC

Ohio’s Energy Market Transformation: Powering the Future of Ohio’s Economy -- Jennifer Klein, President, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, Columbus; Samuel L. Belcher, Senior Vice President and President, FE Utilities, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron; Daniel R. Conway, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Columbus; Amy B. Spiller, President – Ohio and Kentucky, Duke Energy, Cincinnati; Raja Sundararajan, President & Chief Operating Officer, AEP Ohio, Columbus; Scott White, President & CEO, IGS Energy, Dublin and Matthew R. Pritchard, General Counsel, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, Columbus

Energy Policy in Ohio: Business & Industry’s Priorities in the 134th Ohio General Assembly … Interactive Roundtable with the Legislative Leaders -- Michael W. Wise, Member of Board of Directors and Co-Chair Energy Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland; Bob Peterson, Senator & Chair, Ohio Senate, Energy and Public Utilities Committee; Jerry Cirino, Senator, Ohio Senate, Energy and Public Utilities Committee; James Hoops, Chair, Ohio House of Representatives, Public Utilities Committee; Kent Smith, Representative & Minority Member, Ohio House, Public Utilities Committee; Jeffrey Crossman, Representative & Minority Member, Ohio House, Public Utilities Committee; Bradley Belden, Chairman, OMA Energy Group; Stephanie Kromer, Director, Energy & Env. Policy, Ohio Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Murray, Executive Director, Industrial Energy Users – Ohio (IEU-Ohio) and Joe Price, Executive Director, Ohio Energy Group (OEG)

Working Together to Revitalize and Renew a Customer-Centric and Resilient Transmission System for the State of Ohio -- Charles W. Willoughby, Senior Government Relations Advisor, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus; Kamran Ali, Vice President, Transmission Planning & Analysis, American Electric Power, Columbus; Rodney Phillips, Director, Transmission Operations, FirstEnergy Corp, Akron; Tim Abbott, General Manager, Transmission System Operations, Duke Energy, Cincinnati; Michael Russ, Manager of Transmission Planning, Dayton Power & Light Company, Dayton and Kenneth S. Seiler, Vice President, Planning, PJM Interconnection, Audubon, PA

Concurrent & Interactive Workshops 

Workshop A - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Multi-Facility, Large National Corporations -- Scott Moline, Manager, Engineering, The Wendy’s Company, Dublin and Rebecca Karason, CEM, Senior Vice President, Energy Sustainability Director, Huntington National Bank, Columbus 

Workshop B - Valuable Insight into PJM Interconnection and How its Energy & 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 Adam Keech, Vice President - Market Services, PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, PA

Workshop C - Best Practices … Energy Audits, Energy Efficiency & Energy Management for Manufacturers and Industrial Operations -- Chris Yuan, Leonard Case Jr. Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director of the Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Manufacturing and Director of Industrial Assessment Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Workshop D - Cost of Electricity in Ohio … Regulatory Threats and Savings Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial Electric Users -- Matt Brakey, President & Jennifer Lemley, Energy Analyst, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls

Workshop E - 2021 Retail Electricity Market: Buying in the 2nd Decade of Deregulation in  Ohio … A Deep Dive into the Trends Shaping the Market for the Decade Ahead -- Evan Howell, Director, Energy Services, AEP Energy, Inc., Chicago

Workshop H - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in an Award-Winning, Multi-Facility, Large National Corporation and a Mid-Sized University -- Orion Jones, Director of Physical Plant, University of Findlay, Findlay and Andrew Stroh, Manager, Sustainability, Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany

Workshop I - PJM’s Capacity Market: Implications to Customers of the FERC Order on Expanding PJM’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) Designed To Counteract Price Suppression -- Susan E. Bruce, Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Harrisburg, PA; Glen Thomas, President, GT Power Group, LLC, Malvern, PA and Asim Haque, Vice President – State Policy and Member Services, PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, PA

Workshop J - Natural Gas Outlook … Market Trends, Price Drivers and Innovative Product Options -- Tim Bigler, Senior Market Strategist & Dave Sopko, Ohio Manager & Rob Wood, Strategic Sales Originator, Direct Energy Business, Metropark, NJ & Dublin

Workshop K - Best Practices & Case Studies: Energy Audits, Motors & Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) & Compressed Air Systems -- Thomas Sherman, CEM, President, Sustainable Energy Services, Inc., Westlake

Workshop L - Shades of Green – Industry Trends, Emerging Strategies & Case Studies xploring the Best Practices in Integrating Renewable Energy with Electric Supply … Is the Time Right for a Renewable Energy Purchase? -- Todd Altenburger, Director, Energy Solutions, AEP Energy, Inc., Columbus

Workshop M - Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction &  Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Industrial Corporations -- Robert Michael, Director, Plant Engineering & Matt Culbertson, Project/Energy Engineer, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Fremont

Workshop N - Ohio Power Company (AEP Ohio): Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- James Loder, Director of Energy Management, Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC, Spring Grove, PA; Rebekah Glover, Of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus; and Andrea Moore, Director, Regulatory Services, AEP-Ohio, Columbus

Workshop Q - Energy-Reducing Technologies for Savings on Your Energy Bills -- Value Stacking with Distributed Energy Resources … Unlocking the Financial Value of Behind-the-Meter Generation -- Peter Protopappas, CEM, Director, Business Development, AEP OnSite Partners, Columbus

Workshop R - Best Practices & Case Studies on Energy Savings, Energy Efficiency Successes and Energy Audits -- Stephanie Drenten Ferro, CEM, Project Manager, Building Optimization Practice, Heapy Engineering, Dayton; Michael Duncan, Senior Engineering & Facilities Professional, Sodexo/University Hospitals, Shaker Heights

Workshop S - Roundtable: Ohio’s Natural Gas Utilities … Valuable Insights on Recent &  Upcoming Developments and What to Expect in the Future -- Matt Pritchard, IEU-Ohio General Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus; Joseph Clark, Assistant General Counsel, NiSource, Inc., Columbus; and Joe Oliker, Associate General Counsel, IGS & Member, Retail Energy Supply Association, Dublin 

Workshop T - Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Trends … Implementation of a Comprehensive, Integrated Energy Strategy -- Raj Bazaj, Executive Director, Solution Sales, Constellation, Baltimore, MD

Workshop U - Competitive Edge … Creative Funding for Your Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Initiatives: Benefits of Capital Lease, Energy/Efficiency Savings Agreement, and PACE Funding -- Tom McFadden, Vice President, Clean Energy, Key Equipment Finance, Superior, CO and Anastasia Beckett, Senior Vice President, Metrus Energy, Reno, NV; Orry Cummings, Director of Business Development & Stephen Buryk, Manager – Strategy & Corporate Development, Centrica Business Solutions, Ballston Lake, NY & New York, NY; and Chris Jones, Program Manager, Ohio PACE, Cincinnati

Workshop V - Ohio’s Utility-Scale Solar Industry Can Create More than $18 billion in Economic Activity, Supporting Tens of Thousands of Jobs and Helping to Attract New Business to Ohio …Measuring the Economic Impacts -- Gilbert Michaud, Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens; Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager, Sustainable Energy, General Motors Co., Detroit; Jason Rafeld, Executive Director, Utility-Scale Solar Energy Coalition (USSEC), Columbus and Mike Volpe, Vice President, Open Road Renewables, Austin, TX

Workshop AA - Utility Transformation … Redesigning the Utility Around the Customer: Customer Centricity in Rapidly-Changing Energy Environment -- Timothy W. Ling, Corporate Environmental Director, Plaskolite LLC, Columbus; Anthony J. Smith, Category Manager-Energy Supply, Marathon Petroleum Company, Findlay and Denis George, Manager - Energy, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati

Workshop BB - Rapid Growth in the U.S. Energy Storage Market … Priceless Insights into the Advancement, Technology, and Trends for Commercial Application for Sustainability and Energy Resilience -- Rick Stockburger, President & CEO, BRITE Energy Innovators, Warren; Anna J. Siefken, Executive Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Punkaj Ahuja, New Business Development Manager, The Lubrizol Corp, Wickliffe; and Chris Massetti, President, Donwil Company (Data Center Power Systems), Valley View & McKees Rock, PA

Workshop CC - The New Normal & Energy Impact of the Pandemic … Healthy Buildings: Managing & Improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) -- Bryan Schenck, Healthy Building Leader, Waibel Energy Systems, Vandalia

Workshop DD - Dayton Power & Light: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- Michael Schuler, Regulatory Counsel, The Dayton Power and Light Company, Dayton and Bryce McKenney, IEU-Ohio Legal Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus

Workshop EE - Important Provisions for Your Next Generation Supplier Contract and Generation Contract Litigation -- Carolyn Brakey, Esq., Principal, Brakey Law LLC, Chagrin Falls and Matt Brakey, President, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls

Workshop FF - Emerging Technology: New Developments to Expand the Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast-Charging Network in Ohio Using Single-Phase Power -- Drew Abbott, President & Founder & Gatewood Robbins, Business Development Executive, Single Phase Power Solutions, Cincinnati

Workshop GG - FirstEnergy Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- Matthew R. Pritchard, General Counsel, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, Columbus and Bryce McKenney, IEU-Ohio

Workshop HH - Best Practices & Lessons Learned in Energy Conservation at Universities -- Art Chonko, former Director of Facilities Services, Denison University, Granville

Workshop II - Smart & Savvy Energy Professionals … Putting the Capacity Market to Work for  You: Insights on Extracting Optimal Value from PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model -- Dr. Ritesh Tipnis, Director, Program Management, AEP Energy, Chicago

Workshop JJ - Duke Energy Ohio: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates -- Anthony J. Smith, Category Manager-Energy Supply, Marathon Petroleum Company, Findlay; Jay Brown, Rates and Regulatory Strategy Manager, Duke Energy, Cincinnati and Rebekah Glover, Of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus