Conference on Implementing A Renewable Energy in Virginia

Conference on Implementing A Renewable Energy in Virginia

Friday, October 16th 2020, 1:15 – 2:30pm

Panelist – Storage: Technological Developments and Greater Economic Viability,

Law Seminars International Presents:

A Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on Implementing Renewable Energy in Virginia

Strategies for adapting to legal, regulatory, and business developments in a way that achieves decarbonization goals

Media Sponsor: Energy News Network a nationally recognized news publication featuring original state-based reporting, dedicated to keeping stakeholders, policymakers, and citizens informed about the important changes taking place within the transition to a clean energy economy.

October 15 & 16, 2020
Virtual Via Interactive Zoom Broadcast

Program Overview:

Who Will Benefit from Attending

Attorneys, industry executives, governmental officials, and customer representatives involved with renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric transmission and gas pipelines, and consideration of alternatives to new projects

Why You will Benefit from Attending

As Virginia embarks on its historic path to a clean energy economy, we will have to reshape energy generation, delivery and consumption in the state. Increased electrification of buildings and transportation will require more clean energy resources and changes to the region’s delivery infrastructure to meet these goals in a cost-effective manner. We are pleased to have assembled a distinguished faculty to discuss these challenges.

You will have an opportunity to hear from and converse with, high-level legal practitioners, policymakers, grid operators, subject area experts, and business executives as they address the challenges of an increased demand for electric power while maintaining a path toward significant carbon reduction goals by 2050.

New resources, including massive amounts of offshore wind, will need to be developed, and our existing transmission and distribution systems will need to evolve to meet these challenges. Our conference will close with a practical prospective to financing and building these projects.

Join us as we stitch together a coherent big picture from seemingly disparate parts, and then offer practical tips and techniques that you can put to work right away. To keep everyone safe during the pandemic, this program will be an interactive Zoom broadcast. We hope you will login to join the conversation. Register soon!

~ Thad Culley, Esq. of Vote Solar and Cliona Mary Robb, Esq. of Thompson McMullan, Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn

  • FERC policy developments and the impact on wholesale markets in Virginia
  • Channels for driving the development of advanced energy in Virginia
  • Dominion’s adaptation plan; legal and policy issues it sees arising during implementation
  • Policy development and implementation proceedings at the key state agencies
  • Electric infrastructure development needs for VCEA Implementation
  • Land-based and offshore wind project development
  • Solar Project development: Rooftop, community aggregation and microgrids, and utility scale
  • Storage project development: Customer and utility scale
  • Tips for assembling a portfolio of renewable energy projects
  • Essential project development contracts including PPAs
  • Project development: Tips for navigating regulatory hurdles and negotiating with distribution utilities

What Participants Have Said About Similar Programs

  • Very knowledgeable speakers who were well versed in energy.
  • “Great program to obtain up-to-the-minute information.”
  • “It was interesting to have regulators give insights outside of a proceeding”
  • “Great seminar with relevant topics”

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Southeast Renewable Energy Conference

Southeast Renewable Energy Conference

Thursday, November 19th 2020, 9:30-10:30 am

Panelist – Session 6: Perspectives on Energy Storage in the Southeast

About the Conference

Duke Energy, Southern Company and Dominion Energy’s commitments to achieve carbon-free generation are a big game changer for renewable energy and will drive a dramatic shift in the Southeast energy landscape. Plus, the passage of the landmark Virginia Clean Economy Act and the growing appetite for regulatory reform in North Carolina and South Carolina are yet another harbinger that the Southeast will see a major build out of renewables.

Yet, there are many questions about how this buildout will take place. What will be the rules of the game? How will utilities incorporate their commitments into their IRPs and what will be their procurement strategies? How will the region integrate all the new renewables? How will renewable developers need to position their projects to meet the upcoming procurement requirements?

The 5th Annual Southeast Renewable Energy Summit is the event where the entire Southeast renewable energy community will gather virtually to get the latest answers to these questions and to hear from the key players involved. It is your best chance to tap into the regulatory landscape, identify the top markets and to stay on top of where the next RFPs are going to come from in advance.

NCSEA – Making Energy Work

NCSEA – Making Energy Work

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 3:00 PM – 04:00 PM ET


Join NCSEA on this free virtual webinar. Year over year, polling across North Carolina points to strong support for clean energy from voters on both sides of the aisle. This same polling indicates that voters are split, and overall less supportive, of fossil fuel development. Further, voters also believe lawmakers in North Carolina should invest more in clean energy and ensure more market competition in energy production. These results are particularly important to consider when various stakeholders and lawmakers continue to chart the path forward for the clean energy economy in North Carolina and the southeast. Tune in on September 22 to take a deep dive into some of the aforementioned insights and the latest results of Conservatives for Clean Energy’s annual energy poll.

Duke Energy Integrated System & Operations Planning (ISOP)

Duke Energy Integrated System & Operations Planning (ISOP)

Monday, Aug. 24th 2020, 9:00am – Noon

Presenter – ISOP Virtual Forum

The purpose of this Reference Information Portal is to provide a central location to share stakeholder engagement meeting information, materials and relevant reference information that has been helpful in developing the ISOP vision.

ISOP is a planning framework that optimizes capacity and energy resource investments across generation, transmission, customer delivery (distribution) and customer solutions. Duke Energy has established a stakeholder engagement process to inform the development of ISOP modeling tools and analytical processes, reach a common understanding of key issues and assess achievable, beneficial outcomes for our customers and other stakeholders through information sharing and constructive discussions. Recognizing the complexity of planning processes, we believe the stakeholder process will be most effective if it is interactive and collaborative. We ask that stakeholders approach the process with the same intention and provide constructive questions and suggestions to help us further understand specific stakeholder use cases for ISOP-related outputs.

The ISOP development effort and this stakeholder process are initially focused on the Carolinas due to the relatively high concentration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in this area. Our timeline is focused on implementing the basic elements of ISOP in the 2022 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) for Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP). ISOP processes will be extended to our other jurisdictions as quickly as practical, tailored to the specific needs of each area.

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) Virtual Energy Storage Convening

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) Virtual Energy Storage Convening

Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 2:10 – 2:40pm EST

Panelist –Energy Storage as a Market Opportunity: Private Sector Perspectives

About this Event

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) invites you to join us for a virtual Energy Storage Convening on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EST.

Speakers include:

Marc Chupka, Energy Storage Association

Christian Dick, Ameresco

Ron DiFelice, Southern Current

Katherine Peretick, NRStor

Jigar Shah, Generate Capital

This stakeholder convening will continue the discussion on energy storage and explore market opportunities. Speakers will review the state of the energy storage market in Michigan and a panel of industry experts will share what creates the right market conditions for energy storage companies to thrive. Participants will also be asked to think collaboratively about the challenges the energy storage industry faces.

This convening is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).