VA-REA Presents the 2017 LEAD Series: Addressing Virginia's Energy Gap

January 16, 2017

Leadership in Energy Advancement and Development

(LEAD) Series Forum #1


On February 28th 2017, VA-REA will host its first Leadership in Energy Advancement and Development (LEAD) series forum of 2017 in partnership with Roanoke College, in Salem Virginia.


Focusing on how to fill Virginia’s projected electric utility capacity gap* with renewable energy, the half-day event will feature two interactive panel presentations with renewable energy industry experts from around the Commonwealth, and networking opportunities with renewable energy stakeholders. 


*Based on published 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) reports from Dominion and Appalachian Power Company, respectively. 


Register here today!



Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Time: 12:30pm-4pm

LocationColket Center, Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153

Event Registration:  

  • There is a $25 registration fee for non-members. Online registration can be found here  

  • Up to 50 Roanoke College students and faculty receive one free registration and should contact Andreea S. Mihalache-O'Keef at to register


Purpose of event:

  • Hear from two panel discussions that define and address the current and future projections of Virginia’s energy gap with distributed generation and utility scale renewables;

    • Panel #1: Filling the energy gap with distributed generation renewables;

      • Panel participants include: Eric Hurlocker (GreeneHurlocker), Tony Smith (Secure Futures), Jon Proffitt (Sigora Solar), Robert Emmett (Roanoke College), and Bill Greenleaf (Virginia Community Capital) 

    • Panel #2: Filling the energy gap with utility scale renewables;

      • Panel participants include: Will Castle (Appalachian Power Company), Sarah Cosby (Dominion), Kellen Ingalls  (EDP Renewables), and Kevin Day (Strata Solar); 

  • Strengthen professional connections and business opportunities by interacting with industry, utility, policy and financing leaders within the Virginia renewable energy market


Why you should attend:  By participating in this event, you will receive the following benefits

  • Insights from renewable energy panelists discussing ways the development cycles of Virginia’s renewable energy market can fill the projected capacity gap in a dynamic case study format

  • Interact with leading renewable energy experts during two panel discussions and networking sessions

  • Free lunch hors d’oeuvres



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