Florida Energy Summit Oct 18- 20, Fort Lauderdale

  • 18 October 2017 To 20 October 2017
  • Event Host : Central Florid Clean Cities Coalition
  • Event Location : Weston Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304, United States
Florida Energy Summit Oct 18- 20, Fort Lauderdale
Event Description

This year the summit will be held October 18-20, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will highlight how the State and South Florida are preparing for the future through energy innovation.

The summit brings together the brightest minds from academic institutions and private industries, as well as public officials on the local, state and federal levels, to discuss the future of energy in Florida.

This year’s summit will examine potential challenges and look to the future to identify innovative solutions to secure a stable, reliable, and diverse supply of energy.

The summit agenda features panel discussions on innovation in the energy sector. From new advances in energy technology to transportation to renewable energy investments within the state, summit attendees will learn about innovation in Florida’s energy sector.

Broward Workshop is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1981 consisting of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County's major businesses and professions. Through the Workshop, business leaders seek to facilitate positive solutions to Broward County's critical issues and to serve as a catalyst to encourage the cooperative effort between various entities working for county-wide, specific, long-range common goals.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Central Florid Clean Cities Coalition
  • Agenda
    • Agenda
      Preparing for Tomorrow Through Energy Innovation

      Please note the agenda is subject to change.

      Wednesday, October 18: Welcome to the 2017 Florida Energy Summit
      12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Registration Desk Open

      1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Broward County Energy Tours

      Tour 1: Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center Tour The Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, located adjacent to Port Everglades, is one of the most modern and technologically advanced plants in the country. Come and learn all about FPL’s world-class clean energy generation fleet (fossil fuels and solar) which result in operating efficiencies and lower costs to customers. You will get a hard hat tour of the plant’s turbines and learn how the plant generates electricity.

      Tour 2: Broward County Cogeneration Project and Advance Roofing’s PV Display See firsthand how Broward County has reinvented its aging water and wastewater treatment facility into a modern facility that uses cogeneration from biogas to offset 25 percent of its electricity needs. The facility uses recycled fats, oils, and grease to create additional methane for generating electricity. With guaranteed savings of more than $26 million over 17 years, the water and wastewater treatment facility ensures a more environmentally and economically healthy future for Broward County residents.

      Following the water and wastewater tour, we will visit Advanced Roofing’s headquarters to see their custom solar carport. The solar carport can produce over 124,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year–the equivalent of powering 25 average U.S. homes. With this solution, Advanced Roofing is now powering up to 90 percent of its Fort Lauderdale operations through clean energy.

      6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception

      Thursday, October 19: Implementing Innovation
      7:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

      8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments - Kelley Smith Burk, Executive Director, FDACS Office of Energy

      8:40 a.m. Solar Plus Storage

      Hear from the Florida Municipal Electric Association about Florida’s innovative project that combines solar plus storage to provide enhanced grid services.

      Speaker: Amy Zubaly, Director, FMEA

      9:10 a.m. Drones in the Utility Sector

      Gulf Power has a new tool to inspect power lines: the unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone. Learn how drones are being used in a new way to increase safety, save money, and restore power faster.

      Speaker: Jason Benton, Senior Engineer, Gulf Power Company

      9:40 a.m. Battery Storage Technologies

      Learn how Florida Power & Light is showcasing advanced battery technologies in southern Florida. Several types of battery technologies are being used to research a range of potential future benefits of energy storage, including grid reliability and power quality.

      Speaker: Cory Ramsel, Senior Director Business Development, FPL

      10:15 a.m. Networking Break

      10:30 a.m. Innovation in the Energy Sector

      From new advances in energy technology to transportation to renewable energy, learn about innovation in Florida’s energy sector.

      Moderator: Floyd Self, Partner, Berger Singerman, LLP
      Michael Rowand, Director of Emerging Technologies, Duke Energy
      Rob Bennett, Chief Operating Officer, TECO Energy
      Linda Ferrone, VP-Strategy, Sustainability & Emerging Technologies, OUC

      12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

      Michael Zeto, General Manager and Executive Director of AT&T Smart Cities

      Utilities are facing rapidly-changing environmental and market conditions and must respond quickly to new customer demands and technological innovation. Internet of Things (IoT) technology has applications in virtually every industry with the potential to transform existing business practices. This session will introduce the AT&T Smart Cities framework, explore the role of IoT for utilities and identify the solutions that are already having an impact.

      1:25 p.m. Showcasing Energy Advancements in Rural Florida

      Learn how some innovative programs like Farm Energy and Water Efficiency Realization Program, Farm Renewable and Efficiency Demonstration, Farm to Fuel, and combined heat and power are having a significant impact in rural Florida.

      Moderartor: Kurtz Stowers, Vice President, Origination, 8minutenergy

      Tony Morgan, Deputy Director, FDACS Office of Energy
      Ian Small, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida
      Mark Cutshaw, Director, Business Development & Generation, Florida Public Utilities Company

      2:30 p.m. Canada’s Perspective on Clean Energy

      The clean-growth century is here, and it is up to all of us – national and sub-national governments, businesses, investors, and leaders around the world--to build and reinforce strong international partnerships and move the ball forward on climate action.

      Speaker: Jennifer MacIntyre, Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change

      2:50 p.m. Networking Break

      3:30 p.m. Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency in the Energy Sector

      Learn about the state’s role in preventing the disruption of fuel and electricity due to natural disasters and how the state partners with industry to restore services quickly.

      Moderator: Walter Clemence, Policy Analyst, FDACS Office of Energy

      James Briones, Engineer – Energy Systems Security Specialist, Energy Delivery & Security Division, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
      Robert Graves, Public Utility Supervisor, Division of Engineering, Florida Public Service Commission
      Keith C. Robson, Corporate Manger – Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness, Marathon Petroleum Company
      Jeff Pillon, Director, Energy Assurance Program, National Association of State Energy Officials

      5:00 p.m. Summit Ends for the Day

      Friday, October 20: State and Local Collaboration
      7:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

      8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments - Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Director and Chief Resilience Office, Broward County

      8:15 a.m. Introducing Multifamily Demonstration Project Results

      Learn about a successful retrofit demonstration project between the FDACS Office of Energy and two Florida housing authorities. The project implemented targeted energy efficient retrofits which lowered residents’ monthly energy usage.

      Moderator: Erin Rosica, Policy Analyst, FDACS Office of Energy

      Jennison Kipp Searcy, Resource Economist & Sustainable Floridians Statewide Coordinator, Program for Resource Efficient Communities, University of Florida
      Sergio Alvarez, Ph.D., Chief Economist, FDACS Office of Policy and Budget
      Angela Clute, Special Projects Manager, Pinellas County Public Housing Authority
      Joel Hatcher, Construction Services Director, West Palm Beach Public Housing Authority

      9:30 a.m. Making Solar Available to the Public

      Learn how community programs and demonstration projects are expanding solar energy in Broward County, and how these investments are fueling growth within the local renewable energy sector.

      Moderator: Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Director and Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County

      Samantha Danchuk, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County
      Mindy Shrago – CEO/Executive Director, Young at Art Museum
      Rob Kornahrens – CEO/President, Advanced Roofing Inc.
      Dan West – Director, Parks and Recreation Division, Broward County

      10:30 a.m. Networking Break

      10:45 a.m. Clean Cities Collaborative Projects

      Hear from Florida’s Clean Cities Coalitions about their work with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

      Moderator: April Groover Combs, Policy Analyst, FDACS Office of Energy

      Natalia Neira, Coordinator, Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition, South Florida Regional Planning Council
      Doug Kettles, Coordinator, Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida
      Marci Larson, Public Affairs Manager, North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization
      Austin Marie Sipiora, Co-Coordinator, Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition

      11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks

      12:00 p.m. Summit Concludes
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