2013 Energy Conference

December 4, 2013


Presenting Sponsor





Env_registerThe Chamber’s Energy Conference is designed to provided attendees with the opportunity to hear from the leading experts and thought leaders on energy efficiencies and the variety of energy sources from across the state including nuclear and solar energy, natural gas and clean coal.

As the state’s demographics continue to evolve, energy has an increasingly important role in our economy and the daily activities of those living and working in North Carolina. The growing population amplifies our energy needs and necessitates a comprehensive, all-inclusive energy supply strategy.

North Carolina has the natural resources, skilled workforce and public support to build the best energy sector east of the Mississippi River. Register today and support a comprehensive, environmentally- responsible energy production strategy that creates jobs, secures revenue for infrastructure development and helps address our nation’s dependency on foreign energy sources.


When Wednesday, December 4, 2014
Where Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
Monday, November 4th is the cut off date for special room rates of $110!
Ticket Prices Cornerstone Member – $139
Member – $169
Non-Member – $259

Gold Sponsors

API gold sponsor logoNC Petroleum Council   Duke Logo_goldsponsor
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives Gold Sponsor Logo



Host Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Columbia Pipeline Group
K&L Gates

Bronze Sponsors

Adopt A Highway, Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.
National Ocean Industries Association


Adopt A Highway, Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

*Exhibits will be open during registration, lunch and breaks*

Email Sandy Harrell or call (919) 836-1421 for more sponsorship information.

Draft Agenda

8:00 am > Registration and Networking

8:30 am > Welcome Remarks

Lew Ebert, President, NC Chamber

8:45 > Opening Remarks: Governor’s Energy Plan

The Honorable Pat McCrory, Governor, State of North Carolina

9:15 am “Managing an ‘All of the Above’ Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges for NC’s Energy Future.”

Michael Youth, Council and Policy Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association
Mr. Rob Caldwell, VP, Wholesale Power & Renewable Generation, Duke Energy
Mr. John Richardson, Director, Business Development, Columbia Pipeline Group
Jane Lewis-Raymond, General Counsel, Piedmont Natural Gas
Mr. Scott Carlberg, President, E4 Carolinas (Moderator)

10:00am > Break

10:15 > NC Energy Office Update

Assistant Secretary Mitch Gillespie, NC DENR

11:00 am > Impact of Federal and State Regulations on Cost and Supply

Mr. Jim Kerr, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

11:45 am Lunch

12:30 pm Panel Discussion: The Business of Energy – Job Creation

Dr. Daniel Fine, New Mexico Center for Energy
Mr. Michael Whatley, Executive Vice President, Consumer Energy Alliance
Mr. John Morrison, COO, Strata Solar
Mr. Gene Upchurch, Consultant (Moderator)

1:00 pm Economic Impact and Benefit Study

Dr. Michael Walden, NC State University

1:30 pm Break

1:40 pm Shelf Gas and Oil:  North Carolina and the South Atlantic OCS Potential and Operational Perspectives

Mr. Andy Radford, API Senior Policy Advisor for Offshore
Ms. Megan Bel Miller, Senior Director, Government & Political Affairs, National Ocean Industries Association
Dr. Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis, Professor of Ocean Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mr. Brian O’Hara, Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition
Dr. William Ellison, Chief Scientist, Marine Acoustics

3:30 pm Closing Remarks

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