November 18, 2022

Join us for the Carolinas Energy Policy Summit to learn how the latest regulatory and legislative decisions in Washington, Columbia, and Raleigh may impact your business

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2022 Carolinas Energy Policy Summit

Staying apprised of policy matters important to the future of your business.
Friday, November 18, 2022 from 9am to 4pm

The Carolinas Energy Policy Summit is returning to an in-person format allowing for excellent networking and the opportunity to interact directly with policy makers.

The event center is in the historic Lowenstein building, part of the adaptive reuse of the former Rock Hill Printing and Finishing (Bleachery) property. Located adjacent to Winthrop University, redevelopment of Rock Hill’s core – known as Knowledge Park – is symbolic of the economic transformation of the region.

 

Carolinas Energy Policy Summit

Staying apprised of policy matters important to the future of your business. Regulation and legislation are moving at breakneck speed. Actions in Washington, Columbia, and Raleigh are fueling growth and change with momentous impact on the energy industry. The summit brings together regulatory and legislative leaders at both the federal and state level who are active on energy matters. Scheduled after the mid-term elections, the summit is an excellent opportunity to hear initial prognostications of energy policy over the next several years.

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Our Keynote Speaker

James Danly

FERC Commissioner
FERC

Our Panels

South Carolina Legislative Panel

North Carolina/South Carolina Regulatory Panel

The Agenda

Friday, Nov 18 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • John Morrison, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas
  • John Gettys, Mayor, Rock Hill, SC 
  • Heather Shirley-Smith, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Policy-SC, Duke Energy
  • Jeff Merrifield, Chair, E4 Carolinas Board of Directors, Co-Chair, E4 Carolinas Energy Policy Task Force, and Partner, Pillsbury Law 
9:15 AM

Federal Regulatory Keynote Address

  • FERC Commissioner James Danly
9:45 AM

Moderated Audience Questions/Discussion with Commissioner Danly

  • Jeff Merrifield, Chair, E4 Carolinas Board of Directors, Co-Chair, E4 Carolinas Energy Policy Task Force, Global Energy Section Leader and Partner, Pillsbury Law
10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

SC Energy Policy Panel featuring elected leaders active in energy legislation, such as the Electricity Market Reform Measures Study Committee

  • Moderator: Weston Adams, Co-Chair, E4 Carolinas Energy Policy Task Force, and Partner and Co-chair Energy Industry Group, Nelson Mullins 
  • Senator Wes Climer, (R – York County)
  • Senator Tom Davis, (R – Beaufort County)
11:45 AM

Networking Lunch Break

12:45 PM

Regulatory Panel featuring Commissioners and staff from the NC Utilities Commission and SC Public Service Commission 

  • Moderator: Taylor Speer, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Commissioner Kim Duffley, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • James McLawhorn, Director, Energy Division at North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
  • JoAnne Wessinger-Hill, J.D., CLMP, General Counsel, SC Public Service Commission
  • SC Office of Regulatory Staff (INVITED)
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM

NC Energy Policy Panel featuring elected leaders central to the recently passed House Bill 951, which established carbon reduction targets for the state and authorized changes in the way public utilities are regulated.

  • Moderator: Bruce McKay, Co-Chair, E4 Carolinas Energy Policy Task Force, Senior Director, External Affairs, BHE Gas Transmission & Storage
  • Senator Paul Newton, NC Senate District 36 (R)
  • Senator Mike Woodard, NC Senate District 22 (D)
3:30 PM

Acknowledgements and Conclusion

  • John Morrison, President, E4 Carolinas 

 

Our Venue & Lodging Partners

EVENT VENUE:
Rock Hill Sports & Event Center

326 Technology Center Way
Rock Hill, NC 29730

 

LODGING PARTNER:
The Cambria Hotel
354 Technology Center Way
Rock Hill, SC 29730

 

 

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