VETERAN'S ENERGY SEMINAR PRESENTED BY

 
 

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

One South Wacker

1 S Wacker Drive Chicago IL

 

 


FEATURED SPEAKERS

 
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George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory and The Energy Initiative at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Tom Wolf

Director of External Affairs, BP America and Chairman of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Energy Council

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Kristen Brown

Principal Business Technology Specialist, ComEd, Utility of the Future

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Amy Heart

Director, Public Policy, SunRun

 
 
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Allan Abela

Chief Commercial Office and Executive Vice President, EPC Power Corp (U.S. Navy Veteran)

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Sarah Barbo

Manager, Corporate Strategy, Consumers Energy (U.S. Army Veteran)

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Kevin Johnson

President, GlidePath Federal Solutions (U.S. Army Veteran)

 

Program

Agenda Subject to Change (All times in Central)

8:30 am

Participants Arrive

Coffee and continental breakfast provided

8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am

Global Energy Challenges

Keynote lecture on global energy challenges including, but not limited to: climate change as a national security threat; cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities; US government priorities and diplomacy; military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis

10:00 am

Oil, Gas, Coal, and Nuclear

Lecture on domestic and international trends in oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries: impacts on energy dependence and international market; environmental, economic, political, and regulatory considerations.

11:00 am

Break

11:30 am

Grid, Electricity, Resilience and Security

Discussion on US electric grid functionality, limitations, vulnerabilities; adaption needed for advanced energy systems; international trends in adopting advanced energy and grid upgrades; cyber and physical threats, attacks, and weather related resilience efforts.

12:30 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:30 pm

Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Efficiency, and Technology

Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.

2:30 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Military to Energy Transition: Panels and lectures on lessons learned and resources available from other veterans and professionals working in the energy industry, energy policy, and energy entrepreneurs

Energy in Practice: Panels and lectures on active programs and projects from area experts in the industry, government, and academics

5:00 pm

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Closing remarks or panel on the military influence and veteran’s role in adopting advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change

5:30 pm

Reception (Off-site Location)

 

SPONSORS

 
 
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COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS

 
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