PA to host regional energy plan conference
With the mission of establishing a baseline and catalyzing a regional energy plan, the conference “Energy for Power of 32” aims to unite 32 counties, four states and one energy goal.
The event will take place Dec. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in downtown Pittsburgh. The series of speakers will unveil the first regional energy baseline that covers western Pennsylvania, northern W. Virginia, Northern Maryland, and eastern Ohio.
“The 32-county region is host to abundant energy resources, globally-leading expertise, and a willingness to collaborate to do things smarter than anyplace else,” stated the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
The conference aims to address energy issues and opportunities, followed by an all-attendee deliberation session to provide recommendations on regional energy values, principles, issues to be addressed and how best to design the regional energy plan.
Featured speakers include Robyn Beavers, senior vice president of Innovation and Founder of Station A Group; Mustafa Ali, senior advisor to the administrator for Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA; Grace Bochenek, director of National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL); Annie Gilleo, state policy research analyst; and Greg Reed, director of the Electric Power Initiative at the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
The program is sponsored by 18 leading organizations including Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the Green Building Alliance.
To see full details of the conference or to register visit Energy4p32.