Ohio Conference on Clean/Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Final Agenda with Speakers, Session Locations & Menus

General Session

Accelerating the Transition to Carbon-Free for a Sustainable Energy Future

Rajiv (Raj) Bazaj, Vice President, Sustainability Solutions, Constellation, Livonia, MI

Concurrent & Interactive Workshops

Workshop A - Award-Winning Ohio Business – Best-in-Class Approach to Sustainability … Successes at Using Clean/Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Tom Marting, Facilities, EH&S and Sustainability Director & Dylan Beach, Sustainability Senior Manager, GOJO Industries, Akron

Workshop B - Best Strategies to Consider in Leveraging Renewable Energy and Meeting Decarbonization Targets

Todd Altenburger, Director, Energy Solutions, AEP Energy, Inc., Columbus

Workshop C - Best Practices – Reducing Your Energy Costs and Environmental Footprint: Sustainability, the Renewable Energy Marketplace, Purchase Power Agreements (PPAs), Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Physical Renewable Energy Supply Solutions

Rob McKim, Senior Vice President, Amerex Energy Services, Sugar Land, TX

Workshop D - Hedge Against Skyrocketing Electricity Costs – Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders with Onsite Solar: Why Now Is the Right Time to Lock in a Lower Energy Rate!

Seth Parker, VP & General Manager, Melink Solar, Milford

Workshop E - Best Practices – Navigating Your Path to Sustainability … Actionable Energy & Operational Efficiency to Meet Your Sustainability Goals

Katie Kiefer, Director, Retail Solutions, Dynegy, a Vistra Corp., Cincinnati

Workshop F - Surging Demand for Zero-Carbon Technologies … AI, Software & Zero-Carbon Technologies to Meet Challenges of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Electrification

Joe Hayden, Vice President, GridBeyond, Houston, TX

Workshop G - Best Practices -- Decarbonizing Your Corporation and Achieving ESG and Sustainability Goals

Drew Lessard, Key Account Manager, Enel, Boston

Workshop H - Award-Winning Ohio College – One of the First Institutions in America to Endorse the Climate Leadership Commitment Working Towards a Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2025 … Oberlin College’s Sustainable Infrastructure Program

Jane Harf, Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio, Granville; Benjamin Hobbs, CEM, CEFP, Facility Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator and Joel Baetens, Senior Energy and Resource Manager, Oberlin College, Oberlin 


Workshop I - Combined Heat and Power (CHP)’s Economic Viability in Achieving Sustainability Goals

Edward (Ed) Stoermer, Vice President, CHP & Cogeneration, Western Region, Lathrop Trotter & KHVAC Shares, Cincinnati

Workshop J - Developing a Customized Sustainability Roadmap ... Interactive Panel

Rajiv (Raj) Bazaj, Vice President, Sustainability SolutionsConstellation Energy Corporation, Livonia, MI; Kim Kolt, Founder & President, For Good Ventures, San Francisco and Michael Crawford, President & CEO, Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company, Canton

Workshop K - Energy Efficiency … Reduce Energy Costs by Up to 30% and Improve Indoor Air Quality

Peter Eno, Midwest Vice President, GPS Air, North Olmsted; Ben Arnett, Senior Project Manager, CriticalAire, Columbus Columbus and John J. Verdile, President, XpenseSolutions Advisory Services, Medina


Workshop L - 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