12:45 pm – Welcome (lunch may continue) CECNET Day Chair, Andrea Miller, Social Media Director, SELMARQ

  • Safety Briefing
  • Overview of the day’s program
  • Self-introduction of all attendees
  • Introduction of Moderator, George Baldwin, Director, Natural Gas and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Policy, Duke Energy

1:00 pm – Communicating energy topics within the new federal political context

  • Trump Administration, energy policy, Congress, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency – David Wochner, Energy Practice Area Leader, K&L Gates (60 min.)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Jeff Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Law (30 min.)

2:30 pm – Networking Break

2:45 pm – Communicating energy topics within the new state political context

  • South Carolina (45 minutes), Weston Adams, III, Co-chair, Energy Industry Group, Nelson Mullins
    • New Governor and changes in General Assembly
    • Change/affect upon Department of Health & Environmental Control
    • Change/affect upon Public Service Commission
  • North Carolina (45 minutes) , George Baldwin, Director, Natural Gas and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Policy, Duke Energy
    • New Governor and changes in General Assembly
    • New Secretary and changes at Department for Environment & Natural Resources
    • Change/affect upon Utility Commission

4:15 pm – Participant breakout (20 minutes)

  • Does the new federal/state context change how energy issues are communicated?

4:45 pm – Breakout Group report consensus and discussion