Aug
7
Wed
Energy Boot Camp / Columbia SC @ Nelson Mullins
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Energy Boot Camp / Columbia SC @ Nelson Mullins | Columbia | SC | US

Since 2009 E4 Carolinas has produced highly acclaimed energy leadership development programs. Hundreds of rising energy managers have gained broad Carolina energy industry knowledge through these yearlong programs.


E4 Carolinas is now pleased to present the Energy Bootcamp, an intensive, daylong condensation of the energy industry education component of our leadership development programs. The Energy Bootcamp is designed for those needing a quick and thorough understanding of how the Carolina energy economy works. You’ll follow along in your own digital course book containing every chart, figure and diagram the instructor presents and including a glossary of the common terms, acronyms and terminology used in the industry, which you’ll keep for reference for the rest of your career.


The Energy Bootcamp is right for you, if you:



  • Have recently joined a company or organization which is part of the Carolina energy economy;

  • Work in communications, business development or marketing and need a current, comprehensive view of the Carolina energy industry;

  • Have finance, legal, or IT responsibilities and need context for the processes you manage;

  • Promote energy policy, staff an energy association, are an energy university member; or

  • Provide products or services to the industry and need to understand its issues and speak its language.


When you’ve graduated from the Energy Bootcamp, you will understand our national and local energy mix, issues and regulation. You’ll know how and why different energy sources are produced, distributed and used and how energy use is expected to evolve. You’ll know the types of utilities, how they operate and their issues. You’ll know how distributed generation works and its future. We’ll provide an overview of various Carolina energy economy segments and highlight the various companies and organizations that comprise it.


PROGRAM


7:30 am        Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 am        Welcome, Program Overview and Self Introductions


8:15 am        Session 1: The Big Picture



  • National and Carolina Energy Mix

  • National and Carolina Energy Issues

  • National and Carolina Energy Regulation


9:45 am        Break


10:00 am      Session 2: Hydrocarbons



  • Coal

  • Oil & Petroleum Products

  • Natural Gas


11:30 am      Buffet Lunch and Networking


12:00 pm      Session 3: Energy Services (Over lunch: Associations, Universities, Research and law, accounting and consulting firms)


1:00 pm        Session 4: Utilities



  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution

  • Regulation (FERC, NERC and State Commissions)

  • Regulated Rate structure

  • PURPA and Independent Power Production

  • Beneficial Electrification


2:30 pm        Break


2:45 pm        Session 5: Central Power Generation



  • Coal

  • Natural Gas

  • Nuclear

  • U.S. Markets (NERC, CAISO, MISO, PJM, etc.)


4:15 pm        Break


4:30 pm        Session 6: Distributed Power Generation



  • Wind

  • Solar

  • Hydro

  • Waste to Energy


6:00 pm        Graduation and Networking Reception


6:30 pm        Program Concludes

Aug
15
Thu
Renewable Generation Risk Management Seminar @ Bradley
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Renewable Generation Risk Management Seminar @ Bradley | Charlotte | NC | US

As the renewable generation industry matures, expectations for its performance and the related risks change. Power purchase prices and government incentives are decreasing, prompting changes in operation and capitalization and increasing risk. Long term project management and accountability has become a significant focus; evolving processes and increasing risk. Local governments now express concern regarding legacy facility responsibility and decommissioning; increasing risk.


These risks can be managed with innovations in finance structuring, accouniting management, insurance, and legal processes which you can learn by joining us.


11:30 am     Registration, Lunch and Networking


12:30 pm     Welcome, Seminar Overview, Self-introductions – David Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas


12:45 pm     Energy Project Risk Overview/Seminar Introduction –


Legal Approaches to Manage Renewable Generation Risks –  Monica Wilson Dozier, Partner, Bradley


Financial Structures to Manage Renewable Generation RisksShawn Young, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources Group, Regions Financial Group


Insurance Tools to Manage Renewable Generation Risks – Jessica Medlin, Vice President, ECM Solutions


Accounting Practices to Manage Renewable Generation Risks – Thomas Boothby, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman


2:20 pm       Panel Discussion and Audience Participation – Moderator: David Doctor


2:45 pm       Closing Remarks – – Moderator: David Doctor


3:00 pm       Seminar Concludes

Aug
20
Tue
Triangle Blockchain Technology Working Group – August 2019 @ North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Triangle Blockchain Technology Working Group - August 2019 @ North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation | Raleigh | North Carolina | US

The Triangle Blockchain Technology Working Group meets on a recurring basis from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of even months, with a networking opportunity from 3:30 – 4pm.


3:30 pm – Registration and Networking


4:00 pm – Welcome/Working Group Overview – David Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas 


4:05 pm – Sellf-introduction by attendees and Review of Member Activity       


4:30 pm – Speaker


5:15 pm – Speaker


6:00 pm – Working Group Concludes

Aug
21
Wed
Energy Boot Camp / Raleigh/Triangle @ NC Electric Cooperatives Offices
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Energy Boot Camp / Raleigh/Triangle @ NC Electric Cooperatives Offices | Raleigh | NC | US

Since 2009 E4 Carolinas has produced highly acclaimed energy leadership development programs. Hundreds of rising energy managers have gained broad Carolina energy industry knowledge through these yearlong programs.


E4 Carolinas is now pleased to present the Energy Bootcamp, an intensive, daylong condensation of the energy industry education component of our leadership development programs. The Energy Bootcamp is designed for those needing a quick and thorough understanding of how the Carolina energy economy works. You’ll follow along in your own digital course book containing every chart, figure and diagram the instructor presents and including a glossary of the common terms, acronyms and terminology used in the industry, which you’ll keep for reference for the rest of your career.


The Energy Bootcamp is right for you, if you:



  • Have recently joined a company or organization which is part of the Carolina energy economy;

  • Work in communications, business development or marketing and need a current, comprehensive view of the Carolina energy industry;

  • Have finance, legal, or IT responsibilities and need context for the processes you manage;

  • Promote energy policy, staff an energy association, are an energy university member; or

  • Provide products or services to the industry and need to understand its issues and speak its language.


When you’ve graduated from the Energy Bootcamp, you will understand our national and local energy mix, issues and regulation. You’ll know how and why different energy sources are produced, distributed and used and how energy use is expected to evolve. You’ll know the types of utilities, how they operate and their issues. You’ll know how distributed generation works and its future. We’ll provide an overview of various Carolina energy economy segments and highlight the various companies and organizations that comprise it.


PROGRAM


7:30 am        Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 am        Welcome, Program Overview and Self Introductions


8:15 am        Session 1: The Big Picture



  • National and Carolina Energy Mix

  • National and Carolina Energy Issues

  • National and Carolina Energy Regulation


9:45 am        Break


10:00 am      Session 2: Hydrocarbons



  • Coal

  • Oil & Petroleum Products

  • Natural Gas


11:30 am      Buffet Lunch and Networking


12:00 pm      Session 3: Energy Services (Over lunch: Associations, Universities, Research and law, accounting and consulting firms)


1:00 pm        Session 4: Utilities



  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution

  • Regulation (FERC, NERC and State Commissions)

  • Regulated Rate structure

  • PURPA and Independent Power Production

  • Beneficial Electrification


2:30 pm        Break


2:45 pm        Session 5: Central Power Generation



  • Coal

  • Natural Gas

  • Nuclear

  • U.S. Markets (NERC, CAISO, MISO, PJM, etc.)


4:15 pm        Break


4:30 pm        Session 6: Distributed Power Generation



  • Wind

  • Solar

  • Hydro

  • Waste to Energy


6:00 pm        Graduation and Networking Reception


6:30 pm        Program Concludes

Aug
22
Thu
Our Clean Energy Future- Registration coming soon – August 2019 @ Raleigh
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Clean Energy Future- Registration coming soon - August 2019 @ Raleigh | Raleigh | NC | US

9:00 am               Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking


10:00 am              Welcome


                Safety Minute – 


                Sponsor Introductions – David Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas


                Conference Moderator Introductions – David Doctor






Agenda Overview – Conference Moderators


Self-Introductions – Conference Moderators


10:20 am Moderator/Panel Format Morning Session – Short intro remarks and moderated discussion


MODERATOR:



  • Speakers


12:00 pm             Lunch/Networking


12:40 pm             Luncheon Keynote 


1:00 pm               Federal/State Regulatory Overview


1:30 pm               Second Moderator Panel – Afternoon Session


MODERATOR:



  • Speakers


3:15 pm               “Town Hall” Meeting – Attendees engage in discussing and delineating opportunity.


3:50 pm               Conference Reflection and Closing Remarks – Conference Moderators


4:00 pm               Conference Concludes

Sep
9
Mon
Charlotte Blockchain Technology Working Group – September 2019 @ K&L Gates Offices
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Charlotte Blockchain Technology Working Group - September 2019 @ K&L Gates Offices | Charlotte | North Carolina | US

The Charlotte Blockchain Working Group will meet on Monday, September 9th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.


3:30 pm  Registration and Networking


4:00 pm  Self-introductions and Working Group Overview 


4:15 pm  TBD


5:00 pm  TBD


5:45 pm  Next Meeting Topics


6:00 pm  Working Group Concludes

Sep
16
Mon
Energy Technology Series Featuring Siemens Energy @ UNC Charlotte - EPIC
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Energy Technology Series Featuring Siemens Energy @ UNC Charlotte - EPIC | Charlotte | NC

 

E4 Carolinas Emerging Energy Technology Series Featuring Siemens

Sponsored by GMI Manufacturing 

Please join other energy professionals, faculty, staff and students for a presentation and discussion of the Carolinas’ emerging energy technology in Conference Room #1229 of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).

This quarter’s featured compny is Siemens Energy. Learn of Siemen’s latest product innovation from the Head of Siemens’ Charlotte Energy Hub, Kevin Poet. Siemens’ new HL-class, the next generation of larger air-cooled gas turbines, can attain industry-leading combined-cycle operating efficiency of nearly 65%. These turbines are also designed to plug-in to Siemens digital offering via connectivity to MindSphere, the company’s open, cloud-based operating system for the Internet of Things. The HL-class produces 25% more power output, doubles maintenance frequency and has the operating flexibility to load-follow renewable energy production.

In addition, learn the latest details of Siemens’ Gas and Power Division “spin-off” through an Initial Public Offering of stock planned for late 2020.

Attendees should park in the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI-1) garage adjacent to and immediately west of the EPIC building. The Google map reference nearest the CRI-1 garage is: Robert D. Snyder Road and Epic Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262. If you park in front of the Building you may be ticketed.

Sep
26
Thu
Our Clean Energy Future – September 2019 @ Greenville Water
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Clean Energy Future - September 2019 @ Greenville Water | Greenville | SC | US

9:00 am               Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking


10:00 am              Welcome


                Safety Minute – 


                Sponsor Introductions – David Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas


                Conference Moderator Introductions – David Doctor






Agenda Overview – Conference Moderators


Self-Introductions – Conference Moderators


10:20 am Moderator/Panel Format Morning Session – Short intro remarks and moderated discussion


MODERATOR:



  • Speakers


12:00 pm             Lunch/Networking


12:40 pm             Luncheon Keynote 


1:00 pm               Federal/State Regulatory Overview


1:30 pm               Second Moderator Panel – Afternoon Session


MODERATOR:



  • Speakers


3:15 pm               “Town Hall” Meeting – Attendees engage in discussing and delineating opportunity.


3:50 pm               Conference Reflection and Closing Remarks – Conference Moderators


4:00 pm               Conference Concludes

Oct
4
Fri
2019 Carolinas Federal/State Energy Policy Summit @ Siemens
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Federal and state policy makers and regulators will meet to brief industry executives on energy issues. Officials will make brief statements to open each of the federal policy, state policy and state regulatory panels. Moderated discussion and audience Q&A follows. Discussion during the briefing is expected to be energized and of high value, conveying the latest thought on energy issues from Washington, Raleigh and Columbia.


9:00 am – Registration, Breakfast/Coffee and Networking


9:30 am – Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the E4 Carolinas Energy Policy Task Force – David Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas


9:45 am – Introduction of the Federal Energy Policy Panel 


Individual Opening Federal Energy Policy Statements


Moderated panel/audience discussion


11:00 amBreak, Beverages, Snacks, Networking


11:15 am – Introduction of State Energy Policy Panel


Individual Opening State Energy Policy Statements


Moderated panel/audience discussion


12:30 pm –  Light Lunch 


1:00 –  Introduction of State Energy Regulatory Panel 


Individual Opening State Energy Regulatory Statements


Moderated audience questions of Panel


2:15 pm – Acknowledgements – E4 Carolinas


2:30 pm – Networking


3:00 pm – Conclusion

Oct
28
Mon
E4 Carolinas 2019 Annual Meeting @ Noah's Event Venue
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
E4 Carolinas 2019 Annual Meeting @ Noah's Event Venue | Charlotte | NC | US

4:00 pm      Registration and refreshments


4:15 pm      Welcome and Review of the Meeting Agenda – Jeff Merrifield, Chair


 4:30 pm     President’s Report/Introduction of Staff – David Doctor, President & CEO


 4:45 pm     Election of Directors – Wayne Wilkins



  • Member Voting

  • Report of election results and Introduction of 2020 Board of Directors


 5:00 pm     Vision for E4Carolinas – Jeff Merrifield and Ronak Bhatt


 5:30 pm Reception – Beer and Wine


 6:00 pm Dinner Service


 6:30 pm   Keynote Speaker – TBD/Nationally Recognized


 7:00 pm   Annual Meeting Concludes