Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Overview
Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Energy Issues Facing the Commonwealth
Kate Shanks, Vice President, Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber
The Kentucky Chamber’s vice president will provide an overview of pressing energy and environment issues currently facing Kentucky. Shanks will provide insights for business on pressing legislative and regulatory issues likely to be taken up in Frankfort and Washington in the coming year.
Dan Brouillette, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
The Future of Fossil Fuels and Kentucky’s Economy
Tyler White, President, Kentucky Coal Association
Ryan Watts, Executive Director, Kentucky Oil & Gas Association
Siting Solar Projects in Kentucky
Gregory Dutton, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
Brian Zoeller, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
This presentation takes you from the preliminary stages, including identifying a power purchaser and the purchasing or leasing of land, to the final stages, including approvals from the Siting Board and the Energy and Environment Cabinet, to getting a solar project sited and approved in Kentucky.
Luncheon with Sponsors
Use Energy Star Portfolio Manager to Monitor Energy Use and Boost Profits
Blaine Early, Attorney, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Kurt Barrett, LEED® AP, CEM, Intelligent Services Program Leader, Harshaw Trane
This presentation introduces the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, a tool that allows facilities to track energy and water use and carbon footprint and to compare performance to other similar facilities across the country. Using the principle that if you can't measure it, you can't control it, Energy Star helps evaluate the success of energy efficiency efforts. Its forecasting components help evaluate the potential return on investment from procedural changes and facility modifications and upgrades.
If 100% Renewables is Not a Realistic Option…What Is?
Rodney Andrews, PhD, PE, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky and Director, UK Center for Applied Energy Research
This session will discuss why we are not going to 100% renewables in the near term, and what will drive our remaining fuel mix. The disruptive impact of low-cost natural gas, declining electricity demand, and near-term retirements of nuclear and fossil plants will be used to frame the future of power generation.
Working Groups that Work: A Discussion of Government-Stakeholder Cooperation
Lee Norman, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC
William G. Barr III, BlackRidge Resource Partners LLC
Tom Fitzgerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council
Steve Hohmann, former Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Natural Resources
This presentation will feature several members of the working group responsible for the recent revision of the Kentucky oil and gas statutes. Panelists will discuss the interaction between representatives of the relevant government agencies and representatives of the public and various industry sectors which resulted in the successful adoption of a comprehensive revision of the governing statutes to address current needs.
Day One Adjourns