February 1-3, 2023

The Carolinas Energy Conference is the region’s signature energy economic development conference.

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Carolinas Energy Conference

Capitalizing on the Energy Transition

Conveniently located in Charlotte, the Conference attracts decision makers from companies across the entire energy spectrum for two days of powerful content and connecting.  The Conference also features the E4 Carolinas Annual Meeting, enabling member companies to maximize their impact on both their trade group and the region’s energy economy.

The global shift toward sustainability, equity and climate awareness is propelling an increase in renewable energy generation, enhanced focus on energy efficiency and electrification of almost everything.  This is the “energy transition” demanding attention from the board rooms of international companies to the whiteboards of business large and small, especially those in Carolinas.

The energy transition will require massive levels of investment across every sector of the economy.

Join the region’s ONLY energy event focused exclusively on the conversation, content and connectivity needed to enable the Carolinas to maximize the economic development opportunities created through both public and private funding of the globe’s energy shift. Don’t miss this must-attend event if you are an influencer of strategic decision making for any of the following:

  • Commercial Energy Customer (large & small)
  • Economic Development Organization (state & local)
  • Electric Utility (private & public)
  • Energy Transition Consulting
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Investor

  • Professional Service Firm (law & accounting)

  • Renewable Energy Developer 

  • Supply & Service Provider 

  • State & Local Government

  • Commercial Energy Customer (large & small)
  • Economic Development Organization (state & local)
  • Electric Utility (private & public)
  • Energy Transition Consulting
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction
  • Investor

  • Professional Service Firm (law & accounting)

  • Renewable Energy Developer 

  • Supply & Service Provider 

  • State & Local Government

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Keynote Speaker

Peter Kelly-Detwiler

Author, Consultant, Speaker
Energy Industry Thought Leader

Speakers, Moderators & Panelists

Bonnie Loomis

COO & Director, Economic Development
E4 Carolinas

John Morrison

President& CEO
E4 Carolinas

Jeff Merrifield

Board Chair, E4 Carolinas
Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Company

Carolyn Davidson

Senior Consultant
US Department of Energy

Janice Lin

Founder and President
Green Hydrogen Coalition

Sam Brewer

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Raymond

Vice-President & Head of Gov. Affairs North America

Bryan Stone

Board Member, E4 Carolinas
President, Lockhart Power

Ashley Teasdel

Lukas Brun

Director of Research
E4 Carolinas

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr.

Inaugural Director, State & Local Energy Programs
US Department of Energy

Gary Rackliffe

Board Member, E4 Carolinas, & Vice-President, Market Development & Innovation North America
Honeywell

Pat Burk

General Manager, Smart Grid Solutions
Honeywell

Bob Irvin

Executive Director
Joules Accelerator

Brad Ives

Executive Director, Center for the Environment
Catawba College

Brett Rampal

Chief Technical Analyst, Segra Capital Management & Director of Nuclear and Power Strategy
Veriten

Rob Howard

CEO
ClearGen

The Agenda

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Wednesday, February 1
3:30 PM Registration Opens
3:30 PM Networking
4:00 PM E4 Carolinas Annual Member Meeting
Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s sessions, Fox Rothschild LLP cordially invites you to a Networking Reception in the Mallard Creek Room.
6:00 PM

Carolinas Energy Conference Keynote Dinner

Thursday, February 2
8:30 AM Registration Re-Opens – Breakfast Available
8:45 AM

Welcome & Conference Overview

  • Bonnie Loomis – Director, Economic Development, E4 Carolinas
9:00 AM

Conversation with the Keynote Peter Kelly-Detwiler

9:30 AM

Opening Comments: Perspectives on the Global Energy Transition

  • Jeff Merrifield – Board Chair, E4 Carolinas & Global Energy Section Leader & Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
9:45 AM

Capitalizing on Public Sector Investments in the Energy Transition

  • MODERATOR: Jeff Merrifield – Board Chair, E4 Carolinas & Global Energy Section Leader & Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • PRESENTER: Michael McCauley – Watershed Consulting Group
  • PANELISTS: 
    • Carolyn Davidson – Senior Consultant, Loan Program Office, US Department of Energy
    • Janice Lin – Founder and President, Green Hydrogen Coalition
    • Sam Brewer – Chief Operating Officer, Envoy Public Labs
    • Brian Raymond – Vice-President & Head of Gov. Affairs North America, Siemens Energy
11:00 AM Networking Break
11:30 AM

Capitalizing on Economic Development Opportunities in the Energy Transition

  • MODERATOR: Bryan StoneEconomic Development Task Force Co-Chair & Board Member, E4 Carolinas, & President, Lockhart Power
  • PANELISTS: 
12:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM

Capitalizing on Corporate Investments in the Energy Transition

  • MODERATOR: Gary Rackliffe – Board Member, E4 Carolinas, & Vice-President Market Development & Innovation North America, Hitachi Energy
  • PANELISTS:
    • Pat Burk – General Manager, Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell
    • Bob Irvin – Executive Director, Joules Accelerator
2:45 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM

Capitalizing on Private Sector Investments in the Energy Transition

  • MODERATOR: Brad Ives – Executive Director, Center for the Environment, Catawba College
  • PANELISTS:
    • Brett Rampal – Chief Technical Analyst, Segra Capital Management & Director of Nuclear and PowerStrategy, Veriten
    • Rob Howard – CEO – ClearGen
4:15 PM Closing Comments followed by a quick huddle for those participating in Friday’s tours

Following the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions, Fox Rothschild LLP cordially invites you to a Networking Reception in the Mallard Creek Room.

6:30 PM Dutch Treat Dining – Golden Owl Tavern @UNCC Marriott
Friday, February 3 - Energy Transition in Action Tours
  • Siemens Energy
  • EPRI
  • UNCC Electric Production & Infrastructure Center

Our Venue & Lodging Partner

The 2023 Conference venue is the brand-new Marriott on the campus of UNC Charlotte, located next door to E4 Carolinas’ headquarters office in the UNCC PORTAL building, housing the university’s Partnership, Outreach, & Research for Accelerated Learning activities.  Conveniently accessed from downtown Charlotte via light rail and elsewhere via Interstate 85, this venue offers a state-of-the-art meeting facility and Marriott’s trusted accommodations.

UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel
9041 Robert D. Snyder Road
Charlotte, NC 28262

 

 

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