On Monday, June 18th, through Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 the Energy Policy Task Force organized the Washington, DC Fly-in during which Task Force members, E4 Carolinas members and staff visited all Carolina energy policy maker staff. A recap of the meetings appears below.

Energy Policy Meetings

Monday,

June 18th

10:00 am –

11:00 am

Dennis Sills, Senior Legislative Assistant, Congressman, G.K. Butterfield (D-NC1)

2080 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-3101

Dennis.Sills@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Lindsey Bowen, Executive Assistant (lindsey.bowen@mail.house.gov)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Energy

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Josh Madrigal, Director, Government Affairs, Framatome

Issues Discussed

  • Weatherization and energy efficiency for low
  • North Carolina power rates in rural/low income
  • Continued evolution of renewable energy in North Carolina
  • Nuclear waste storage
  • Grid hardening and resilience – particularly regarding hurricanes
  • Utility industry cyber security
  • Certainty of rules for North Carolina’s wind power industry
  • Energy jobs: connecting key demographics with Carolina energy jobs
  • Residential energy efficiency

Monday,

June 18th

1:00 pm –

2:00 pm

Jim Warren, Legislative Correspondent, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC/Junior)

717 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

202-224-6121

jim_warren@scott.senate.gov

SCHEDULER: John Don (john_don@scott.senate.

  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Fiscal responsibility and Economic Growth

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Issues Discussed

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • MOX project status on the Savannah River Site and appropriations
  • Continued evolution of the South Carolina solar industry

Monday,

June 18th

2:30 pm –

3:30 pm

Scott Graber, Legislative Assistant, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC/Senior)

290 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

202-224-5972

scott_graber@lgraham.senate.gov

Meghan V. Dorn, Legislative Aide

meghan_dorn@lgraham.senate.gov

SCHEDULER: Alice James (alice_james@lgraham.senate.gov)

  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Josh Madrigal, Director, Government Affairs, Framatome

Issues Discussed

  • The importance of the nuclear power industry to South Carolina (no carbon, base-load reliability)
  • MOX project status on the Savannah River Site and appropriations
  • Continued evolution of the South Carolina solar industry
  • Next generation nuclear design
  • Nuclear technology export

Tuesday,

June 19th

10:30 am –

11:30 am

Ian Whitson, Legislative Assistant, Congressman David Rouzer (D-NC7)

424 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-2731

ian.whitson@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Kelley Billy, Executive Assistant (Kelley.Billy@mail.house.gov)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
  • Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research
  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Issues Discussed

  • Development of U.S. “energy independence” for natural security
  • Continued evolution of the North Carolina solar industry
  • The affect of U.S. solar tariffs on North Carolina’s solar industry
  • Exclusion of certain solar components from the U.S. solar tariff
  • Energy jobs: keeping Carolina energy grads in the Carolinas

Tuesday,

June 19th

12:30 pm –

1:00 pm

 

 

 

John McDonald, Legislative Assistant, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC/Senior)

217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

202-224-3154

John_mcdonald@burr.senate.gov

SCHEDULER: Molly Harper (molly_harper@burr.senate.gov)

  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Josh Madrigal, Director, Government Affairs, Framatome

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Craig Saperstein, Counsel, Pillsbury Law

Issues Discussed

  • Clean Energy Development lead by North Carolina
  • Battery and fuel cell development
  • Certainty of rules for North Carolina’s wind power industry
  • Consideration of offshore wind power and oil/gas exploration
  • Export/Import Bank support

Tuesday,

June 19th

12:30 pm –

1:30 pm

Torie Ness, Legislative Assistant, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC/Junior)

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

202-224-6342

torie_ness@tillis.senate.gov

SCHEDULER: Angela Schulze (Angela_Schulze@tillis.senate.gov)

  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Josh Madrigal, Director, Government Affairs, Framatome

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Craig Saperstein, Counsel, Pillsbury Law

Issues Discussed

  • Micro-grids, grid security and resilience
  • Power base-load reliability
  • Clean Energy Development lead by North Carolina
  • Battery and fuel cell development

Tuesday,

June 19th

2:00 pm –

3:00 pm

Elise Krekorian, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-3)

2229 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-5301

elise.krekorian@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Thomas McAllister (Thomas.McAllister@mail.house.gov)

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Environment

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Issues Discussed

  • The importance of the nuclear power industry to South Carolina
  • Consideration of offshore wind power and oil/gas exploration
  • Support for “all of the above” energy resource development

Wednesday,

June 20th

10:30 am –

11:30 am

Matt Blackwell, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC2)

1435 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-2452

matt.blackwell@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Emily Saleeby, Executive Assistant (emily.saleeby@mail.house.gov)

  • Interest in Energy Issues

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Randy Lucas, Principal, Lucas Tax & Energy Consulting

Issues Discussed

  • The potential for a merger between SCANA and Dominion Energy
  • Consideration of offshore wind power and oil/gas exploration
  • The importance of Savannah River National Lab to South Carolina
  • The manner in which South Carolina’s solar industry evolves and the opportunity for grid solar to compliment agriculture
  • The affect of U.S. solar tariffs on South Carolina’s solar industry
  • Federal policy support for small modular reactors
  • Status of the MOX project on the Savannah River Site

Wednesday,

June 20th

12:00 pm –

1:00 pm

Craig Link, Legislative Assistant (Energy), Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC6)

242 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-3315

craig.link@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Lindy Kelly, Director of Special Projects & Senior Advisor (lindy.birch@mail.house.gov)

  • Assistant Democratic House Leader
  • Liaison to Appropriations Committee

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

Josh Madrigal, Director, Government Affairs, Framatome

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Randy Lucas, Principal, Lucas Tax & Energy Consulting

Issues Discussed

  • The importance of the nuclear power industry to South Carolina (no carbon, base-load reliability) – supported tax incentives
  • “Fallout” from cancelled Jenkinsville nuclear plant
  • Strong environmental interest – supports nuclear/no carbon
  • MOX project status on the Savannah River Site and appropriations
  • Federal policy support for small modular reactor

Wednesday,

June 20th

2:00 pm –

3:00 pm

Kayla Dolan, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC8)

429 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-3715

kayla.dolan@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Summer Field, Scheduler (summer.fields@mail.house.gov)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • House Subcommittee on Energy
  • House Subcommittee on Environment

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Abby Campbell, Director, Government Affairs, Siemens

David Young, Assoc. Dir. Energy Prod. & Infra. Center (EPIC) UNC Charlotte

Randy Lucas, Principal, Lucas Tax & Energy Consulting

Issues Discussed

  • The affect of U.S. solar tariffs on North Carolina’s solar industry
  • Support for “all of the above” energy resource development
  • Nuclear national security
  • Federal policy support for small modular reactors
  • Consideration of offshore wind power and oil/gas exploration
  • Support for existing and small-scale hydro power
  • Energy workforce of the future (cyber-security, STEM grid workers)
  • No federal energy bill expected in 2018
  • Creating an office of cyber-security within the U.S. DOE

Wednesday,

June 20th

3:30 pm –

4:30 pm

Chad Yelinski, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC11)

1024 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

202-225-6401

chad.yelinski@mail.house.gov

SCHEDULER: Eliza Thurston, Executive Assistant (eliza.thurston@mail.house.gov)

  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
  • Subcommittee Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

WDC Energy Policy Tour Participants

David A. Doctor, President & CEO, E4 Carolinas

Issues Discussed

  • Energy jobs: connecting key demographics with Carolina energy jobs
  • “All of the above” energy resource development
  • North Carolina energy infrastructure development