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The Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance Presents:

2018 LEAD

Conference #2

Market Drivers of Renewable Energy in Virginia

September 21

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

James Madison University






Registration, Refreshments, and Networking



Panel - Who's Buying?

Utility, corporate, and institutional procurement of Virginia renewables: who, what, how, lessons learned, and the outlook for the future

Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Learning from corporations purchasing renewable power directly




New Technology Roundtable

How is innovation increasing renewable's potential on the grid? Exploring technology such as microgrids, distributed generation, smart grids, energy storage, and grids with high penetration of renewables.


Post-Conference Reception and Roundtable

Clean Power Procurement at State Institutions of Higher Education

Learn from and network with renewable energy experts


Morning Panel

Alexandra Wyatt


Policy and Regulatory Manager,

GRID Alternatives

Scott Blankenship

Large Institutional Consumer

Director of Facility Support Services,

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

Jay Carlis

Multi-Scale  Renewables Provider

Executive Vice President of Origination,

Community Energy

Gary Wood

Virginia Utility


Central Virginia Electric Co-Op

Keynote Speaker: Chris Bast

Deputy Director of Virginia DEQ

12:00 + Lunch

Afternoon Panel

Toben Galvin




Brian Baumann


Business Development Manager of Microgrids,


Tom Weaver

Energy Storage

Distribution System Planning Manager,

American Electric Power

Brett Crable

Smart Grids

Director of New Technology and Energy Conservation,

Dominion Energy

Thomas Siegel

Highly Renewable Grids

Vice President of Transmission,

Longroad Energy Partners

John Finnerty

Distributed Generation

Director of Business Development,

Standard Solar

After the Conference:

Join colleagues from Virginia's leading state universities to network and learn about UVA's accomplishments in the procurement of renewable energy.  We will hold a roundtable discussion about the opportunities and challenges for additional renewable procurement going forward. 


Refreshments will be provided by the conference's host sponsor, James Madison University's College of Integrated Sciences and Engineering.


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Seating is limited!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Sustaining Sponsors

Alliance Sponsors



Our LEAD Series Conference in Harrisonburg will be held at The Festival Center:

1301 Carrier Drive Harrisonburg, VA

Parking is available in lots R10 and R11 from 8:45-6:30.  Parking map is available for download. Note that regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and guests may receive parking citations if parked in restricted lots.

A shuttle will be provided between the Festival Center and parking lots, and student volunteers will be available to direct you.

JMU Parking Map
The Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance (VA-REA)
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