SSOE Group

Full Conference Agenda

Handouts of presentations will be provided at the conference electronically via flash drive. Please feel free to bring your laptop. Free wi-fi is available at the hotel.

Day 1: Monday, July 15, 2013

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks Ron C. Lutwen
SSOE Group
9:15 am – 10:15 am Upcoming Government Regulations and Q&A Bob Bessette
President
Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO)
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am The Future of  Natural Gas Prices / ReliabilityBy the end of this session: participants should be able to:

  • Discuss historical trends in gas pricing.
  • Identify issues impacting gas pricing.
  • Understand the impacts of the shale gas boom.
  • Understand where the natural gas market is heading.
Dr. Robert W. Chase
Professor
Marietta College
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch Included in the cost of the seminar
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm The Future of Electricity Prices / ReliabilityBy the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss historical trends in electricity pricing.
  • Identify issues impacting electricity pricing.
  • Understand power supply contracts.
Marc Gerken
President
American Municipal Power (AMP)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Case Analysis – Air Pollution Control Options By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the compliance options available.
  • Know what factors to consider when evaluating options.
Tom Fitzpatrick
Department Manager, Power
SSOE Group
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Panel Discussion: How Industry and Institutions are Dealing with These Issues By the end of this session, participants should have a good understanding of how peers in the industry are managing risks in the current environment. Moderator: Ron LutwenParticipants:Randy Puckett
Campbell’s
Manager Services & Utilities – Napoleon Plant

Mike Heise

President
Medical Center Company (MCCo)Glen White
General Manager
Michigan South Central Power Agency (MSCPA)Jim Leidel
Director of Clean Energy Systems
Oakland University

Charles Lehnert
Vice President of Administration
The University of Toledo

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Economics and Design ConsiderationsBy the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand an overview of combined heat and power (CHP) – including an evaluation of the justification for producing steam and heat.
  • Understand CHP economics including the current cost of utilities and forecasts, the capital cost of CHP, and incentives impacting cost.
  • Understand CHP design considerations including right-sizing, technology and maintainability, and emissions issues.
Bill McPherson
Director Technical Business Development
DTE Energy
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks Ron Lutwen
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner Luau at the Resort
Included in the cost of seminar

Day 2: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:30 am – 9:15 am Energy Efficiency & AssessmentBy the end of the session, participants should have a good understanding of the various considerations related to energy efficiency and the assessment process. Zach Platsis
Energy Consulting
SSOE Group
9:15 am – 10:15 am Panel Discussion: Public / Private Partnerships; Options for Financing Energy ProjectsBy the end of the session, participants should have a good understanding of current finance options specific to their particular situation. Moderator: Zach PlatsisParticipants:Ed Cvelbar
Certified Energy Manager
Johnson ControlsKevin Moyer
Executive Director, Energy Efficiency & Alternative Energy Programs
Toledo / Lucas County Port AuthorityOhio Development Services Agency
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am Energy Cost & Planning / Negotiating Energy ContractsBy the end of this session, participants will have developed a broad understanding of the various components of negotiating energy contracts. Dale Rector
Chief Consulting Officer
Beach Front Energy Holdings Co. LLC
11:15 am – 11:45 How Data, Fire, and Security Systems can Reduce Energy Usage and be Leveraged to Reduce Costs While Improving EfficiencyBy the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how data communications systems can be designed with lower operational costs.
  • Understand what a true building management system is and its return on investment.
Jim Otte
Data, Fire, Security Specialist
SSOE Group
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Wrap Up / Feedback Survey Ron Lutwen
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Box Lunch Included in the cost of the seminar
1:30 pm Golf Tournament Tee Time Optional – additional cost

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