The Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance Presents:

2019 LEAD

Conference #1

Many Paths to Renewables in the Commonwealth

March 28th, 2019

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, VA






Registration, Refreshments, and Networking


Morning Panel

State Policy Update 

Expert analysis of the 2019 General Assembly, as well as recent SCC, Supreme Court, and administration actions from the perspective of Virginia utilities, clean energy advocates, competitive suppliers, and renewable energy developers.


Lunch & Keynote Speaker

C. Meade Browder Jr.

The SCC and Virginia Renewable Energy Policy from the Perspective of the Attorney General's Division of Consumer Counsel


Afternoon Panel

Bioenergy Development in Virginia

Virginia has 730 MW of bioenergy capacity, and the just announced Dominion/Smithfield partnership will power the equivalent of 14,000 homes in Virginia.  This panel of practitioners and researchers will explore issues and opportunities Virginia has in the bioenergy industry.




Post-Conference Clean Power Hour

Final Gravity Brewing Co.

Post-conference, please join VA-REA and local networking group, Greenbound RVA, for drinks and the chance to connect with peers in a more casual setting.
Thank you for joining us at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Anchor Sponsors

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Sustaining Sponsors

Alliance Sponsors

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Keynote Speaker

C. Meade Browder Jr.

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Insurance and Utilities Regulatory Section
Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Richmond, Virginia

virginia policy Panelists

Alleyn Harned

Executive Direcotor
Virginia Clean Cities

Laura Wilson

Business Development
Urban Grid

Cliona Robb

Chair of VSEDA
Christian & Barton LLP

Andrew Vehorn

Director of Government Affairs
Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Bob Shippee

Legislative & Political Chair
Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter

Bioenergy Panelists

Moderator: Kevin Comer

Senior Project Manager
Antares Group Inc.

Kameron Adams

PhD Candidate
ODU Biomass Research Labrotary

Ryan Childress

Manager of New Business Development
Dominion Energy

Fred Circle

FDC Enterprises

Guy Chapman

Collegiate Clean Energy

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: Kelly Education Center Auditorium

Clean Power Hour: Final Gravity Brewing Co.