The Governor's Energy Summit

The Governor's Energy Summit

October 13-14, 2020

A virtual event livestreamed from Stonewall Resort


2020 Agenda

8:30 – 9:00Welcome
9:00 – 10:00WVOE Successful Partnerships
Bhashkaran Gopalakrishnan & Ashish Nimbarte: West Virginia University
Ken Means: West Virginia University
Xavier Walter: West Virginia Homebuilders Association
Meghan Parsons: Jackson County Development Authority
James Britton: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
10:00 – 10:15BREAK
10:15 – 11:00How to Partner with a National Laboratory
James Ferguson: National Energy Technology Laboratory
11:00 – 11:30Community Action Planning for Energy Efficiency
Carolyn Sarno-Goldthwaite & John Balfe: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership
11:30 – 12:00Developing a Bikeshare Program
Amy Parsons-White: Marshall University
12:00 – 1:00LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30Women & Minorities Advancing Energy
Stephanie Warino, WV Women’s Energy Network TBD
2:00 – 2:30WV Coal Association Update
Bill Raney & Chris Hamilton: WV Coal Association
2:30 – 3:00Shale Crescent Update
Greg Kozera: Shale Crescent
3:00 – 3:15BREAK
3:15 – 3:45WV State Buildings & Schools Benchmarking Initiative Update
Karen Lasure & Garrett Weaver, WV Office of Energy
3:45 – 4:00TBD
4:00 – 5:00Energy Efficiency in Cannabis: A Budding Opportunity Panel Discussion
Gretchen Schimelpfenig – Resource Innovation Institute
Leora Radetsky – Design Light Consortium
7:00 – 9:00Virtual Networking Hour – Hosted live from Lightburn’s


9:00 – 9:10Welcome
9:10 – 9:40NETL Update
Dr. Brian Anderson, NETL Director
9:40 – 10:00EV’s in West Virginia
Kelly Bragg, WV Office of Energy
10:00 – 10:15BREAK
10:15 – 10:30 TBD
11:00 – 12:00Recycling in West Virginia: Panel Discussion

Questions about the event? Please contact Tiffany Bailey at or (304) 558-2234.


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