Energy Conferences & Meetings
Southeastern Energy Society
The 2014 SC Clean Energy Summit provided excellent
programing and networking opportunities for
attendees. The South Carolina Clean Energy
Business Alliance continues the tradition of
providing high level moderated sessions focusing on
the clean energy topics which matter most - policy
development, economic development and emerging
technologies. For information about other activities
of the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance, click here.
Southface Energy Institue's popular Greenprints conference was held March
12th and 13th, 2014, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Midtown
Atlanta. Presentations are available on-line. Next year's conference will be
held on March 11 and 12. For other Southface activities, visit the website or
the Southface calendar.
Southface's Sustainable Atlanta Roundtables (SARs) are held the first Friday in
each month at Ellis Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St.,
Atlanta, GA 30308. To RSVP for roundtables, call 404/872-3549 or register
Alston & Bird's Climate Change and Carbon
Management team hosts a blog which focuses
on rapidly emerging issues associated with
greenhouse gas emissions.
Platts Energy Week TV is an independent
energy news and information program that
airs weekly on CBS and PBS. The program
provides a forum where prominent decision
makers in government, industry and markets
gather to provide information that their
peers can use to help gauge opportunities
and risks associated with energy investments
and trading. Programs can be streamed after
the initial broadcasts.
Conferences & Meetings
At the September 15, 2014, SEES meeting, Jonathan
Wells, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLC, provided an
update on the New Carbon Rules. On July 29th and
30th, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency
held meetings in Georgia to obtain feedback on the
proposed new “carbon rule” from the Obama
administration. It has predictably led to a chorus of
anti-regulation protests. Environmental advocates
called the proposal an important step in addressing
how pollution contributes to climate change.
At the October 20th SEES meeting, Chuck Eaton, the
current Chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission,
provided an update on the latest issues facing the Georgia
PSC: EPA Clean Power Rule, the status of Georgia Power’s
new nuclear plant construction, solar power, deregulation
in the gas industry, Georgia Power's energy efficiency
programs, wind power, clean energy, etc.
The November 17th SEES meeting featured Ervan Hancock, who discussed
"Georgia Power’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative Projects." In July of 2011, the Public
Service Commission approved Georgia Power's plan to buy up to 50 megawatts of
solar power by 2015. These projects include: Simon Solar Farm, LLC, which will
build a 30 MW project near Social Circle; and Solar Design and Development, LLC,
which will build solar projects totalling 19 MW on sites in Mitchell, Meriwether
and Upson counties.
At the 2015 Utility Analytics Summit, attendees had multiple opportunities to
interact with like-minded people, technical experts, and industry visionaries,
while gaining insight into trending and emerging technologies that affect utilities’
bottom lines. The conference was held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Hotel March 3-5, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ.
The three-day ASME conference on mechanical fracturing was held March 17-19,
2015, in Houston. The conference will deliver cutting-edge solutions for
operations; specifically, the construction, delivery and production of
unconventional wells, associated infrastructure and applied solutions. It will also
provide you with expert insights into the technological, economic and regulatory
trends driving this industry.