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© 2016 by Southwest Ohio Chapter of AEE

September 2015 Chapter Event

Topic:      2015 Ohio Energy Market Update Conference
When:      Sep 18, 2015, 8am-noon     (7:30 - 8am registration)
Where:     Trane Commercial Systems and Services, 10300 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215 
Cost:        $75 per AEE or ASHRAE member,  $100 per Non-Member,  $60 for groups of 5 or more

Chapter vice president Joe Harrell introduced our annual energy conference hosted by AEE  & ASHRAE, which helped attendees learn about Duke Energy of Ohio's (DEO) new rate designs, the PJM electric grid, renewable energy markets, natural gas and electric commodity markets, plus how to reduce energy costs.

Keynote speaker was Heath Knakmuhs, Sr Director of the US Chamber of Commerce.  He focused mostly on the potential impacts of EPA's new Clean Power Regulations.

DEO's Rate Manager Jim Ziolkowski presented and explained DEO's new rate designs.  Chris Dubay of Direct Energy presented about trends in natural gas.  Ray Culver of Dynergy talked about independent power production.  Emily Sautters of Green Energy Ohio presented about large-scale wind and solar energy.  Attendees left with better understanding of how changing technologies, economics and political situations may impact Ohio's current and future energy market.  

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Click on any presentation title below to see speakers' slides.

Meeting Agenda    
7:30 - 8:00       Breakfast & Sign-In    
8:00 - 8:45       Duke Energy Price & Rate Case Update
                          by Jim Ziolkowski, Rate Manager, Duke Energy of Ohio
8:45 - 9:30       How the Sale of Ohio Power Plants Will Affect Ohio Rates & Reliability
                          by Ray Culver, Managing Director, Dynergy Energy Services (East)
9:30 - 10:15     Natural Gas & Electric Market Update
                          by Chris Dubay, Energy Advisor, Direct Energy
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 11:15   How Changes in EPA Carbon Rules Will Affect Ohio
                          by Heath Knakmuhs, Sr Director of Energy Policy, US Chamber of Commerce
11:15 - noon    Changes to Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard
                          by Emily Sautter, Wind Program Manager, Green Energy Ohio