Kentucky Energy Management Conference - Agenda


Day One: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

8:35 a.m.
Energy Issues Facing the Commonwealth

Kate Shanks, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber

The Kentucky Chamber’s senior vice president of Public Affairs 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.

9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: The Current Energy Landscape
Neil Chatterjee, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells and Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

10:15 a.m.
Here We Go Again: A New Administration and a New Energy and Environmental Agenda in Washington

Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Jerry Purvis, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, East Kentucky Power Cooperative

January 20, 2021 marked the beginning of the Biden Administration – and another dramatic shift in federal energy and environmental policy.  Just as at the opening of the previous administration four years ago, Inauguration Day saw a flurry of Executive Orders and policy statements promising regulatory action on a wide range of energy and environmental initiatives.  Whether rolling back Trump-era policies or pursuing an aggressive climate agenda, this presentation will recap major developments within the first few months of the Biden Administration and highlight developing trends and policy initiatives that will affect the energy industry in the coming months and years.

11:30 a.m.
Luncheon with Sponsors

12:30 p.m.
What Are the Costs and Logistics of Developing the Technology Required to Transition to 100% Renewables?

Rodney Andrews, PhD, PE, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky and Director, UK Center for Applied Energy Research

1:45 p.m.
The Future of Coal in Kentucky and Beyond

Joe Craft, President, CEO and Director, Alliance Coal LLC    

This presentation will address the Kentucky landscape for coal production and the obstacles to coal (policy considerations). It will also cover the Biden regulatory agenda as it relates to energy and how Build Back Better could be implemented through regulations.

2:45 p.m.
Day One Wrap Up

Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

3:00 p.m.
Day one adjourns

Day Two: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Overview

Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

8:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Outlook 2022: Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet Under the Beshear Administration

Rebecca Goodman, Secretary, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

10:00 a.m.
The Future of Energy in Kentucky

Lonnie Bellar, Chief Operating Officer, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Chris Perry, President & CEO, Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC)
Amy Spiller, President, Ohio and Kentucky - Duke Energy
Moderator: Timothy J. Hagerty, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Utility executives will discuss their strategies for ensuring ongoing reliable and affordable service for energy customers across the Commonwealth – particularly in a time of great change in the energy markets and in energy regulation. Panelists from the state’s major electric and gas utilities will also discuss important programs to help customers take advantage of energy efficiency and alternative resources.

11:30 a.m.
Luncheon with Sponsors

12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Renewable Energy Leaders

Gregory Dutton, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Brian Zoeller, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Jak Knelman, Associate, National Grid Renewables

David Absher, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Toyota Motor North America
Erich Miarka, Director of Development, Savion

This panel will discuss the implications of the Ford Battery facility, the explosion of solar facility developments around the state, and the potential for siting solar projects on reclaimed coal mines in Eastern Kentucky. Additionally, the presenters will discuss challenges facing the continued success of the industry in Kentucky, such as technical and regulatory hurdles.

1:45 p.m.
Inside the Public Service Commission (PSC)

Kent A. Chandler, Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Linda Bridwell, Executive Director, Kentucky Public Service Commission

3:00 p.m.
11th Annual Kentucky Energy Management Conference adjourns