27th Annual Ohio Energy Savings & Management Conference

Final Agenda, Session Locations, Menus and Displays

General Sessions

Delivering a Clean Energy Future? Insights into the Investment into Clean Energy & Carbon Reduction and Tax Credits & Incentives from the IRA, IIJA & CHIPS

Paul A. Naumoff, Principal and Global & Americas Location, Investment, Credits and Incentives Services Leader and Global Co-Leader - Sustainability and ESG Tax, Ernst & Young, LLP, Columbus

Powering America’s Economy – Energy Security and Energy Transition Continue to Remain Paramount

Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Global Energy Institute, Washington, DC

Why is Ohio Attracting World-Class Corporations such as Intel’s $20 Billion Investment Deploying Clean Energy Solutions and Transforming Ohio as the Silicon Heartland, the New Epicenter of Leading-Edge Technology?

Matt Cybulski, Managing Director, JobsOhio, Columbus and Ashley Savieo, CEcD, Director, Economic Development, American Electric Power (AEP)

Interactive Ohio Legislative Roundtable

The Honorable Bill Reineke, (District 26-R, Tiffin), Chairman & The Honorable Kent Smith, (District 21-D, Euclid) Ranking Minority Member, Ohio Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee;  The Honorable Dick Stein (District 54-R, Norwalk), Chairman; The Honorable Adam C. Miller - (District 6-D, Columbus), Minority Member, Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee; Joe Price, Executive Director, Ohio Energy Group & Partner, Larr Policy Consulting, Columbus;  and Chris Ventura, Executive Director, Midwest, Consumer Energy Alliance, Columbus

Powering the Future of Ohio’s Economy

Carolyn Brakey, Esq., Principal, Brakey Law LLC, Chagrin Falls - Moderator.   Panelists:   Rajiv (Raj) Bazaj, Vice President, Sustainability Solutions, Constellation Energy Corp., Livonia, MI; Gabe Castro, Senior Vice President, US Retail Business Markets, Dynegy., Irving, TX; Asim Z. Haque, Vice President, State Policy & Member Services, PJM Interconnection, Audobon, PA; David Holt, President, Consumer Energy Alliance, Houston, TX; Jeffrey Levine, Vice President, Gov’t. /Regulatory Affairs, ENGIE North America Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Steve Melink, Founder & Chairman, Melink Solar, Cincinnati and David F. Proaño, Regulatory Counsel, Industrial Energy Users-Ohio and Partner, BakerHostetler LLP, Cleveland

Your PUCO at Work

Jenifer French, Chairperson, Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Columbus

Skyrocketing Prices: Ohio’s Natural Gas Utilities … Valuable Insights on Factors that Led to a Significant Increase in Prices, What Large Energy End Users Can Expect in the Future and Ohio’s Natural Gas Market Structure and Outlook … Roundtable

Glenn S. Benson, Partner, BakerHostettler LLP, Washington, DC;   Daniel A. Weekley, President & General Manager - Ohio Distribution, Dominion Energy Ohio;  Andrew Duckworth, President and Vanessa Hamilton, Executive Vice President, Utility Pipeline Ltd., Canton and Paul Leanza, Director, Gas Supply, IGS Energy, Dublin

Concurrent and Interactive Workshops

Workshop A - Energy Savings Champions – Best Practices & Case Studies in Energy Reduction & Energy Efficiency in Award-Winning Manufacturers

Teresa M. Sexton, Corporate Environ. & Energy Manager, Navistar, Inc., Springfield and Lisa Majchrzak, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Environmental Coordinator & Kailynn Zook, MS, GSP, Green Factory Plant Environmental Leader, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America LLC, Marysville & East Liberty

Workshop B - FirstEnergy: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates

James  Lamson III, CPSM, CPM, Operations Service Manager, ASHTA Chemicals, Inc., Ashtabula; Matt Brakey, President & Katie Emling, Engineer, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls; and David F. Proaño, Regulatory Counsel, Ohio Energy Leadership Council and Partner, BakerHostetler LLP, Cleveland

Workshop C - Best Energy Efficiency Practices … HVAC Efficiency Operations

Jeffrey A. Roe, CEM, Energy Manager and Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Matthew Wolfe, Building Controls System Integrator, Columbus City Schools, Columbus

Workshop D - A Rapidly-Changing Energy Marketplace … Global Trends, Natural Gas & Power Markets, Price Risk and Renewables

Josh Buras, Managing Director, North East/Midwest Portfolio Management & Dan Chumbley, Director, Energy, Risk & Carbon Management, Calpine Energy Solutions, San Diego, CA & Downers Grove, IL

Workshop E - Achieving Cost Savings with Energy Efficiency and Finance Programs

Megan Meadows, Chief, Community Services Division; Luke Stedke, Assistant Chief, Community Services Division; Shaun Sagle, Energy Programs Manager;   Manny Anunike, Energy Specialist; Karla Gulker, Energy Loan Program Coordinator; and Caroline Johnstone, Energy Analyst 2, Ohio Department of Development, Columbus and Melisa Adrien, Program Coordinator & Nikhila Rao, Program Manager, Graphet Data Mining, Cincinnati

Workshop F - Fundamentals of a Clean Energy Future … Net Zero, Approaches to Environmental Sustainability and Technologies & Innovations

Jamie E. Jankowski, PE, CEM, Director Strategic Account Solutions, AEP Energy, Columbus

Workshop H - Cost of Electricity in Ohio … Managing Electric Costs in a Highly Volatile Environment

Matt Brakey, President, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls and David Zadeh, Chief Operating Officer, Toshi CMC, LLC, Norwalk  

Workshop I - Smart & Savvy Energy Professionals … Shopping for an Electricity Supplier

Katie Kiefer, Director, Retail Solutions, Dynegy, Cincinnati


Workshop J - Volatile Natural Gas Prices … Market Outlook & Trends, Price Drivers and Innovative Product Options

Brian Habacivch, Principal, Commodities Management Group, Constellation, Louisville, KY and Jeff Bolyard, Principal, Energy Supply Advisory, Edison Energy LLC, Columbus

Workshop K - Duke Energy Ohio: Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates

Anthony J. Smith, Power Supply Analyst, Marathon Petroleum Company, Findlay and David F. Proaño, Regulatory Counsel, Ohio Energy Leadership Council and Partner, BakerHostetler LLP, Cleveland

Workshop L - Unlocking Multiple Value Streams: The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s Terminal Garage Energy Efficiency and Parking Wayfinding Project

Andrew S. Ritch, Partner, Donovan Energy, Cincinnati

Workshop M - Ohio Strategy for Developing a Clean Hydrogen Hub: Generation, Infrastructure and Markets

Andrew Thomas, Director of Midwest Hydrogen Center of Excellence and Energy Policy Center & Mark Henning, Research Associate, Cleveland State University, Cleveland and Kirt Conrad, CEO/Executive Director, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Canton

Workshop N - ‘Pay with Your Savings’ … How to Cut Your Energy Bill by Half without Any Upfront Investment!

Tomas van Stee, Founder & CEO, EnPowered, Kitchener, Ontario and Columbus

Workshop O - Practical Application of Energy Management Systems )such as ISO 50001 to Combat Higher Energy Costs, Accelerate Savings, Decarbonization and Achieving Your ESG Goals

Renee Rambo, Energy Manager, Vallourec STAR LP, Girard and Jason Clarke, CEM, Engineering Project Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rock Spring, GA

Workshop P - PJM: Valuable Insight into PJM Interconnection and How its Energy and Capacity Markets Operate

Glenn S. Benson, Partner, BakerHostetler LLP, Washington, DC and Timothy Burdis, Senior Manager, State Policy Solutions, PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, PA and Brian Kauffman, Director, Regulatory Affairs - PJM Lead, Enel North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA


Workshop Q - AES Ohio (DP&L): Significant Developments Impacting Electric Rates

David F. Proaño, Regulatory Counsel, Ohio Energy Leadership Council and Partner, BakerHostettler LLP, Cleveland; Katie Emling, Engineer, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls and Chris Hollon, Senior Counsel, AES Ohio, Dayton

Workshop R - Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) – Innovative Financing Solution that Lets You Get Money, Make Money and Protect Your Money

Josef Pipoly, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Ebee Management Group, Columbus and Lucas Witters, Tax Incentives Group Attorney, BakerHostetler LLP, Cleveland

Workshop AA - How to Optimize Your Energy Strategy to Cut Costs, Increase Resilience and Secure More Sustainable Growth

Joe Hayden, Vice President, GridBeyond, Houston, TX

Workshop BB - AEP Ohio (Ohio Power Company): Significant Development Impacting Electric Rates

James Loder, Director of Energy Management, Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC, Spring Grove, PA; Jaime Mayhan, Director – Regulatory Services, Rich Williamson, Regulatory Pricing & Analysis Manager; Curt Heitkamp, Regulatory Case Manager; & Michael McCulty, Regulatory Consultant Principal, American Electric Power/AEP Ohio, Columbus;  Katie Emling, Engineer, Brakey Energy, Chagrin Falls; and David Proaño, Regulatory Counsel, Ohio Energy Leadership Council and Partner, BakerHostetler LLP, Cleveland

Workshop CC - Best Practices for Backup Energy: Balancing Sustainability, Reliability and Cost

Matthew Maiers, Global Account Director – Manufacturing, Enchanted Rock, Houston, TX

Workshop DD - Best Energy Efficiency Practices … Slash Your Energy Costs with LED Lighting Retrofit Systems

Tomas van Stee, Founder & CEO, EnPowered, Kitchener, Ontario & Columbus; and James Ziegan, Founder & Owner, Ohio Energy Management, Harrington Electric Co., Cleveland

Workshop EE - Energy Reduction Innovation - Staying Ahead of the Curve by Plugging into New Technologies and Regional Ecosystems

Jing Lyon, Entrepreneur Programs Director, BRITE Energy Innovators, Cleveland

Workshop FF - Energy Market Price Trends and Effective Energy Management & Cost Reduction

Thomas Sherman, CEM, CEA, CDSM, CCASS, President, Sustainable Energy Services, Inc., Westlake

Workshop HH - Technology Advancements … Optimizing Value from Incentives for Solar + Energy Storage Systems

David J. Braun, Vice President, Intelligent Generation, Chicago, IL