Washington Roundtable 2011

Washington Global Energy Roundtable. Energy Policy, Geopolitics, and Risk: Managing Fuel & Technology Selection in Times of Uncertainty. May 4–5, 2011, Washington DC, House of Sweden Conference Center
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Confirmed Speakers:
Dr. Michael
Gallagher

Senior Adviser,
Former President,
COO & Director

WESTPORT
INNOVATIONS

Vancouver
Mustafa
Mohatarem

Chief Economist,
GENERAL MOTORS
Detroit
Niel Golightly
VP, Dnstream Comm
& Sust Devel
, SHELL
INTERNATIONAL

The Hague
Bill Tyndall
SVP Federal
Government &
Regulatory Affairs,

DUKE ENERGY
Washington
Tom Stover
Chief Tech Officer
Vehicle Group,

EATON
CORPORATION

Kalamazoo
Bill Reinert
National Manager,
Advanced
Technology Group,

TOYOTA
Torrance
Mark Boling
EVP,
General Counsel,
Secretary,

SOUTHWESTERN
ENERGY

Houston
Reid Detchon
Executive Director,
ENERGY
FUTURE
COALITION

Washington
Imre Gyuk
Program Manager
Energy Storage
Research,

U.S. DOE
Washington
Thomas Briggs
VP, Policy,
BP ALT ENERGY
Head, Transportation
Energy Policy,

BP R&M
London
Sabrina Watkins
Head of Sustainable
Development,

ConocoPhillips
Houston
The Hon Marc
Spitzer

Commissioner,
FERC
Washington
Nazeer Bhore
Sr Technology
Advisor Corp
Planning,

EXXONMOBIL
Irving
Jan-Eric Sundgren
SVP Public Policy &
Envir Affairs,

VOLVO GROUP
Göteborg
Brian C. Mormino
Director, Energy
Policy & Emissions
Compliance,

CUMMINS INC.
Matthew Most
VP, Natural Gas
Envtl Policy Devel,

ENCANA NATURAL
GAS INC.

Denver
Tuesday, May 3: Afternoon Arrivals, informal evening gathering in Georgetown area
Wednesday, May 4:
7:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Opening of Roundtable

Session 1: THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL REALITIES FOR ENERGY SECURITY:

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Chair:

Andrew Bermingham, CEO, Montreux Energy, Denver

Speakers:

The Hon Marc Spitzer, Commissioner, FERC, Washington
Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors, Detroit
Gary Guzy, Deputy Director, White house council on enviro Quality, Washington
Douglas Arent, Executive Director, Joint inst strategic energy anal/nrel, Golden

While Middle East events may not pose a broad supply disruption, markets work on emotion, risk, and uncertainty. What are the effects of $100 oil on a nation in the midst of a recovery?

Morning Break: 10:30 am – 11:00 am


Session 2: UPDATE ON CLIMATE, NATURAL GAS, OFFSHORE REGULATION:

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chair/Speaker:

Kyle Simpson, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, Washington

Speakers:

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, NRDC, Washington
Sabrina Watkins, Head of Sustainable Development, ConocoPhillips, Houston
James Connaughton, EVP Corp Affairs, Public & Envtl Policy, CONSTELLATION ENERGY, Baltimore
Mark Boling, EVP, General Counsel, Secretary, Southwestern Energy, Houston

What are the true costs of regulatory options? How do Europeans approach climate, energy security, and energy prices challenges? We include an environmental update on Natural Gas.

Luncheon: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Session 3: FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION FUELS AND POWERTRAINS

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Chair:

Dr Michael Gallagher, Sr Adv, Fmr Pres & COO & Dir, Westport Innovations, Vancouver

Speakers:

Nazeer Bhore, Senior Technology Advisor Corporate Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil, Irving
Brian Mormino, Director, Energy Policy & Emissions Compliance, CUMMINS INC., Columbus
Tom Stover, Chief Technology Officer, Eaton Vehicle Group, EATON CORP., Kalamazoo
Taylor Shinn, Senior Dir – Corp Development, CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP., Okla City
Russell Hensley, Principal, McKINSEY & COMPANY, Detroit

From gasoline and plug-in hybrids to the future of battery technologies, what infrastructures will be required, how much they will cost, and who will pay? What role for Natural Gas in transportation?

Afternoon Break: 3:30 pm – 4 pm
Break-Out Roundtable Discussions: 4pm – 5pm
Evening Reception overlooking the Potomac River 5 pm – 6 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 5:
7:30 am: Continental Breakfast

Session 4: POWER GEN: SMART GRID, DISTRIBUTED GEN, RENEWABLES, STORAGE

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Chair:

John Easton, Director, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute, Washington

Speakers:

Bill Tyndall, SVP, Strategy, Policy and Regulatory Group, Duke Energy, Washington
Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager, U.S. DOE, Washington
Tim Enwall, Founder & President, Tendril Networks, Boulder
Matthew Most, Vice President – Environmental Policy, Encana Natural Gas, Denver
Heidi VanGenderen, Director, National and Regional Outreach, ACORE, Washington

How is investment in power infrastructure unfolding? What grid and utility-scale storage technologies are leading, and what are the risks? What role for Natural Gas in power generation?

Morning Break: 10:30 am – 11:00 am


Session 5: CONTRASTING ENERGY AND TRANSPORT POLICIES: The View From Europe:

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Chair:

Brook Curtin, Principal Advisor, Business Analyst, Rio Tinto, Washington (pending)

Speakers:

Jan-Eric Sundgren, SVP Public Policy and Envtl Affairs, Volvo Group, Göteborg
Thomas Briggs, VP, Policy, BP Alt Energy, & Head Transp Energy Policy, BP R&M, London

How do transportation technologies and policies differ between the U.S. and Europe? How do Europeans approach climate, energy security, and energy price challenges?


Session 6: CLOSING LUNCHEON: STRATEGIC PLANNING AND COMMUNICATIONS

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Chair:

Heather Quinley, Director of Environmental Policy, Duke Energy, Cincinnati

Speakers:

Niel Golightly, VP, Downstream Comm & Sust Devel, Royal Dutch Shell, The Hague
Andrew Merrill, CEO, Finsbury US, New York
Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition, Washington
Joseph Caggiano, Sr Consultant, Chevron Energy Technology Company, San Ramon

How can energy, utility, and automotive companies manage complexity, and develop communication strategies to share positive messages for all customers? If the energy business is to remain relevant and “part of the solution,” effective stakeholder communications truly matter – now more than ever.

Venue: House of Sweden. Click for more info.