2012 Energy Summit

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Friday, November 16, 2012
UNC Charlotte - EPIC Building

Charlotte has worked in recent years to define itself as an emerging energy hub. What are some issues that come with this evolved identity? This half-day discussion focused on the role Charlotte plays in national energy policy as well as the role energy plays as an economic driver in N.C. It was followed by tours of the new UNC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and the building dedication.


Keynote Presentation

2012 Energy Summit: The Business of Sustainability
by Larry Makovich of IHS CERA


Agenda

Welcome to EPIC — Johan Enslin, EPIC

Event Intro — Jeff Merrifield, The Shaw Group

Keynote Address — Larry Makovich, IHS Cera

Panel Discussion: Charlotte’s Role in National Energy Policy
Moderator: Ruth Smith, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Panelists:
Alex Castro, Lime Energy 
Joel Olsen, O2 Energies 
Jane Lewis Raymond, Piedmont Natural Gas

E4 — Scott Carlberg

Panel Discussion: Energy as an Economic Driver in N.C.
Moderator: Lisa Vaughn, Winston & Strawn
Panelists: 
Stu Heishman, Duke Energy
Steve Kalland, N.C. Solar Center
Dean Steve Ott, UNC Charlotte

Close and Next steps — Jeff Merrifield

EPIC building dedication welcome and video — Phil Dubois

2011 Energy Summit