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Total Energy USA assembles all the energy sectors – fossil, renewable and nuclear – to give you a comprehensive look at different energy solutions that will generate energy business and help to address today’s energy challenges. In an event focused on how businesses are impacted by energy and designed to open new opportunities, you will have access to the latest information, the newest technologies and the best industry connections.

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Tuesday, November 19
 

8:30am

Registration Open
Tuesday November 19, 2013 8:30am - 7:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

10:00am

Welcome to Total Energy USA 2013
Welcome to Houston and the second annual Total Energy USA Conference and Expo!

Speakers
avatar for Dick Williams

Dick Williams

President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State. He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings. Dick was appointed... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom B

10:10am

Opening Keynote 1 - This Time It's Different: 40 Years of Energy Policy
Introduction by: Robert W. Shaw, Jr.

Through his decades of executive experience leading one of the largest energy corporations in the world, Mr. Sant will speak about where the energy industry is headed based on his entrepreneurial view of the amazing changes that have occurred since the early days of PURPA and the oil embargo. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger W. Sant

Roger W. Sant

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation
Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a global power company based in Arlington, VA.  Prior to starting AES in 1981, Mr. Sant was Assistant Administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration.  He was also the Director of the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University. Mr... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:10am - 10:45am
Ballroom B

10:45am

Opening Keynote 2 - Building a Mainstream Wind Industry Amidst Shale Gas Realities

Through his extensive international experience within the wind energy sector and as Chair of AWEA, Mr. Alonso will speak about the recent successes of the wind industry in becoming a mainstream source of energy, the opportunities opening up thru technology innovation, and the challenges the industry is facing driven by policy uncertainty while exploring the impact that the new shale gas reality is having and will continue to have to the wind industry over the next years.


Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Alonso

Gabriel Alonso

Chief Executive Officer, EDP Renewables North America LLC
Gabriel Alonso is the Chief Executive Officer for EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA, which was previously known as Horizon Wind Energy), as well as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of EDP Renewables S.A. (EDPR), the third largest producer of wind energy in the world. He also serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Presently, Gabriel is serving... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 10:45am - 11:10am
Ballroom B

11:10am

Opening Keynote 3 - Moving Hydrocarbons to Move a Nation

Ms. Joy will speak on the investment opportunities and challenges for companies operating in the midstream space within the U.S. given new oil and gas resources that are being produced offshore and from unconventional plays. Finding the hydrocarbons is an important piece of the puzzle, and Shell is focusing on innovative and collaborative ways to develop and maintain the required infrastructure to commercialize these resources.


Speakers
avatar for Michele Joy

Michele Joy

General Manager Pipeline Growth, Shell
Michele joined Shell Pipeline in 2006 and is currently responsible for delivering major onshore and offshore pipeline projects. Between 2008 and 2012, she led the Shell Pipeline’s business development. She presently serves on the Shell Pipeline Leadership Team, which has been particularly focused on personal and process safety improvements. Prior to joining Shell, Michele was the General Counsel for the Association of Oil Pipe Lines from... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 11:10am - 11:30am
Ballroom B

11:30am

Professional Industry Hiring Event
Total Energy USA’s hiring event is the industry’s solution for matching leading businesses with the best talent across the Oil, Gas and Alternative energy industries. Visit the dedicated area on the expo floor to interact with recruiter and hiring managers while learning about available positions. For more information, visit: http://totalenergyusa.com/hiring-event

Tuesday November 19, 2013 11:30am - 7:00am
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

11:30am

Expo Hall Open
Tuesday November 19, 2013 11:30am - 7:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday November 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

1:30pm

Parallel 1: How Distributed Energy, Microgrids and Energy Storage Are Changing the Utility Business
The old model of central generation built by utilities and dispatched unidirectionally is being replaced by technology, distributed generation and energy storage. The challenge is meeting cost requirements and government and consumer expectations.

Moderator
avatar for Roger Feldman

Roger Feldman

Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
Roger Feldman, Counsel at Andrews Kurth LLP (Washington DC) has practiced project finance; energy and environmental law for 40 years. He has worked extensively in the development of public-private partnerships and governmental financial  assistance arrangements for energy, environmental and other types of major infrastructure projects .He has also advised on the commercialization and financing of several innovative technologies. During... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Hornbrook

Charles Hornbrook

Director, Distributed Energy Resources, ICF International
Charles Hornbrook is a Principal at ICF International and the Director of ICF’s Distributed Energy Resources group. The group provides advisory services and solutions to governments, utilities and commercial customers on distributed energy (e.g. CHP, Solar PV), integrated demand side management and distribution networks. Prior to joining ICF, Charles was at Itron developing products and solutions for the integration of distributed energy... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld

Technology Director, Electrical Technologies & Systems, GE Global Research
Danielle is the Technology Director for the Electrical Technologies & Systems organization in GE Global Research, reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE Global Research.  In this role, she leads a global team of 540 scientists and engineers, responsible for advanced technology development in the areas of semiconductor devices and packaging, electronics, electrical power conversion, controls and signal... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 370B

1:30pm

Parallel 1: Machine to Machine (M2M) Revolution: Impacts on Energy Business
Moderator
avatar for Dara O'Neill

Dara O'Neill

National Accounts Manager, TCS Basys Controls, Founder, President & CEO, E2America
For the past ten years Dara O’Neill has devoted his entrepreneurial talents to the energy efficiency industry. From sustainable property development to the latest cutting edge wireless web based building automation technology Mr O’Neill has a wealth of experience in all aspects of energy and cost reduction best practices. Mr O’Neill has contributed to two patent applications related to the intelligent wireless building... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael W. Persinger, CEM

Michael W. Persinger, CEM

Comfort Systems, USA National Accounts
Michael currently serves as the Vice President Energy Solutions for the National Accounts group at Comfort Systems USA.  Michael has worked in the energy sector since graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Michael has worked in various industry positions with Dresser Industries, Johnson Controls, Trane and independent Energy Service providers involved with the design... Read More →
avatar for Brian Tarbert

Brian Tarbert

National Sales Director, TCS Basys



Tuesday November 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 370C

1:30pm

Parallel 1: Keeping the Food Supply Open: Severe Weather Impacts and Strategies
Moderator
avatar for Kathy Loftus

Kathy Loftus

Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management, Whole Foods
Kathy coordinates sustainability and impact reporting and leads engineering, green building, facilities & energy management, and strategic energy procurement for Whole Foods Market.  She has been in this role for seven and a half years.  She was a founding Steering Committee member for the U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance, and along with being a founding member of EPA’s Green Chill Program, she coordinates additional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clay Lewis

Clay Lewis

Strategic Account Manager, PG&E


Tuesday November 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 371A

1:30pm

Parallel 1: Changing Energy and Fuel Use in Ports and Ships
Municipalities are often challenged to serve new development efforts while being good environmental stewards. In shipping and ports, new regulations are constraining the industry's ability to use traditional fuels. This will open new markets for alternative fuels at volumes that dwarf land transportation, even rail and fleets.

Moderator
avatar for Pinakin Patel

Pinakin Patel

Director, Special Systems & Research, FuelCell Energy Inc.
Mr. Patel is the Director of Special Systems and Research at FUELCELL ENERGY, INC (FCE). He has been actively engaged in development of fuel cells for over three decades. His key contributions at FCE include pioneering development of internal reforming fuel cells and Tri-generation technology. Currently, he is responsible for development of innovative fuel cell applications for smart grid, co-production of liquid bio-fuels, bio-refineries and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Schuermann

Martin Schuermann

Chairman and CEO, Vision Industries Corporation
Martin Schuermann (CEO) has been Vision Motor Corp's Chairman and CEO since December 2008. Prior to Vision, he served as Chairman and CEO of IM-Internationalmedia AG and Intermedia Inc, an industry leading producer and distributor of such feature films as Terminator 3, Alexander, Basic Instinct 2, RV, One Missed Call and more than 40 other films. He also was a founding partner in LA based merchant bank Euro Capital Advisors LLC. Prior to this... Read More →
avatar for Tony Teo

Tony Teo

Technology & Business Director, DNV North America, Maritime
Tony has 33 years of experience in Maritime industry. With DNV for 29 years, he has worked in Singapore, Qatar and North America. Tony graduated from the Glasgow University with a BSc degree with 1st class honors in Naval Architect and Ocean Engineering and is the DNV’s North America’s Technology and Business Director. He specializes in LNG and LNG Fuel and speaks at many conferences. Tony has written papers on LNG containment... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 371B

2:15pm

Break
Tuesday November 19, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

3:00pm

Parallel 2: Creating Capital for New Energy Projects
Capital for large energy projects is a potential driver and a constraint but it is always available for good projects. Learn from the experts how they are handling today's challenges and opportunities.

Moderator
avatar for Robert W. Shaw, Jr.

Robert W. Shaw, Jr.

President, Aretê Corporation
Dr. Shaw retired as president of Aretê Corporation, a venture capital management firm, at the end of 2010.  While at Aretê, he served as the manager of the Micro-Generation Technology Fund, a venture capital fund investing in small-scale alternative energy systems, from its inception in 1997 to completion at the end of 2008.  From mid-2007 until his retirement, Dr. Shaw managed SC Green Tech Ventures for Sumitomo Corporation.  He continues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay McKenna

Jay McKenna

Chief Financial Officer, KRoad Power
Jay McKenna is the Chief Financial Officer of K Road Power. Previously, Jay had been K Road’s Director of Business Development responsible for a range of activities including business development, transaction execution, and general corporate strategy. | | Prior to joining K Road, Jay was a Director at C-Quest Capital, LLC, a global renewable energy and carbon finance investment firm based in Washington, D.C. Before CQC, Jay was a member of... Read More →
avatar for Damon Yuzon

Damon Yuzon

Principal, Wastewater Capital Management, LLC (WCM)
Wastewater Capital Management, LLC (WCM) is focused on building diversified portfolios of U.S.-based distributed wastewater assets in the agriculture, food processing, post-consumer food waste and municipal wastewater sectors that generate long-term, stable cash flows from renewable energy, waste disposal fees, and soil amendments.  WCM is on the Equilibrium Capital platform of sustainability-driven real asset strategy managers focused on... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
TBA

3:00pm

Parallel 2: Spain-Texas Chamber of Commerce Clean Energy Summit: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

SPAIN-TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A CHANGING ENERGY LANDSCAPE

Clean energy companies are facing an unprecedented range of challenges and opportunities in the United States. The discovery of large deposits of shale gas has radically changed the energy outlook in the country. Gas companies have found vast business opportunities while other clean energy companies have had to shift their strategies accordingly. Join us to know why Spanish companies are at the vanguard of the sector in the United States, and how to profit from that.

Presentation Title: The EPC Perspective: Clean Energy Infrastructure and Services
Presentation Title: An Operator's Perspective: Projects in Wind, Solar, Hydro and more
Presentation Title: The Intersection of Gas and Renewables

Moderator
avatar for Carla Arimont Lincoln

Carla Arimont Lincoln

President, Spain-Texas Chamber of Commerce

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Alonso

Gabriel Alonso

Chief Executive Officer, EDP Renewables North America LLC
Gabriel Alonso is the Chief Executive Officer for EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA, which was previously known as Horizon Wind Energy), as well as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of EDP Renewables S.A. (EDPR), the third largest producer of wind energy in the world. He also serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Presently, Gabriel is serving... Read More →
avatar for Federico Ávila

Federico Ávila

CEO, ISOLUX CORSAN US & CANADA
Federico Avila holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from the Escuela Tecnica de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion of Vigo (Spain), with a major in Computer Networks, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Science from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain). He has also an EMBA degree from IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Spain).  He joined the Isolux Corsan Group in 2007 as Control and Systems... Read More →
avatar for Phil Ribbeck

Phil Ribbeck

President, Repsol Energy North America Corporation
Phil Ribbeck is the President of both Repsol Energy North America Corp. and Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Canaport LNG. He oversees the development of LNG receiving terminals for Repsol and its affiliates in North America. Mr. Ribbeck is also responsible for the marketing and trading of LNG and natural gas in North America. Before joining Repsol, Mr. Ribbeck worked for Amoco and BP. During his... Read More →



Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 370B

3:00pm

Parallel 2: Top Energy Innovations
Semi-finalists from the Chairman's Innovation Awards showcase their submissions.

Presentation topics include:
– Pinpointing optimal well location, trajectory, spacing, drilling, stimulation techniques, and completion systems to yield maximum hydrocarbon asset recovery
– New energy technologies for transportation fuels derived from renewable resources
– Energy Savings of Deammonification
– Addressing Rural Energy and Fuel Issues 

Moderator
avatar for Dick Williams

Dick Williams

President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State. He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings. Dick was appointed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lowell Chun

Lowell Chun

Chief Strategy Officer, Carbon Geo-Tek, Inc.
avatar for Ron Dusterhoft

Ron Dusterhoft

Halliburton
avatar for Jan Koninckx

Jan Koninckx

Global Business Director for BioRefineries, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
With integrated solutions for the production of fuel from biomass, DuPont is leading the industry in the commercialization of advanced biofuels technologies – such as cellulosic ethanol and biobutanol – in markets around the world. As the Global Business Director for Biorefineries at DuPont since 2007, Jan oversees the development of these processes and technologies. In this position, Jan has championed renewable transportation... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Nifong

Andrea Nifong

DEMON Product Leader, World Water Works, Inc.
Andrea Nifong is a technology specialist for World Water Works, specializing in piloting, start-ups, and operation of the DEMON ammonia removal system. She has BS from North Carolina State University in Environmental Technology, a BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering from Old Dominion University. Andrea joined World Water Works in September after completing her Masters on the DEMON system. Prior to her thesis research... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 371A

3:00pm

Parallel 2: Net Zero Energy Production in Buildings
New building design always begins with energy efficiency objectives. Increasingly, architects and builders are seeking to meet building energy needs with self-energy production, yielding energy sales to the grid.

Presentation topics include:
A VC's Perspective
Financing New Energy Technologies 

Moderator
avatar for Shelly Pottorf

Shelly Pottorf

Principal, Architend
Shelly brings over twenty years of experience as an architect and urban planner to her role as the Principal of Architend; an architecture, community design, high performance consulting, and research & development firm that focuses on shifting our trajectory toward a regenerative future. Shelly has focused on sustainability for ten years, building expertise as a LEED AP, a Certified Passive House Consultant, and a Regenerative Practitioner... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mick Dalrymple

Mick Dalrymple

Energize Phoenix Project Manager, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Mick Dalrymple serves as a Practice Lead for the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Services. He is a seasoned leader, communicator, and educator in the sustainability movement with direct participation since 2001 in the shaping of national programs, standards, public policy and public awareness regarding green building and sustainability. He gets things done. Dalrymple managed the complex, interdisciplinary research efforts of the $25M... Read More →
avatar for Rives Taylor

Rives Taylor

Principal & Project Leader, Gensler
Rives Taylor has more than 25 years experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 18 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, and sustainable design. Rives casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials, and the general public. In 17 years as adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor at Rice... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Tullos

Amanda Tullos

Principal, GreeNexus Consulting
Amanda Tullos is an award-winning designer and founder of GreeNexus Consulting. Amanda delivers expertise in holistic building strategies through a fully integrated understanding of design issues. Her work has resulted in certification of more than 1.8 million square feet of space and 40 LEED certified projects, including 8 Platinum. GreeNexus is working on the first registered Living Building Challenge project in Texas. | | Amanda is licensed... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 371B

3:45pm

Break
Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

4:00pm

Plenary I: The Science of Securing our Energy Future
Moderator
avatar for Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Speakers
avatar for James C. Collins, Jr.

James C. Collins, Jr.

Senior Vice President, DuPont
James C. Collins, Jr. is senior vice president of DuPont. He has responsibility for Industrial Biosciences, Performance Polymers and Packaging & Industrial Polymers businesses and for leading the company’s renewably sourced initiatives.  He joined DuPont in 1984. He began his career in DuPont Manufacturing and held positions in engineering, supervision and business management at a variety of plant sites.  In 1993, he moved to... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom B

4:30pm

Plenary II: Energy Storage, the Game Changer for Renewables in Europe and Beyond
Moderator
avatar for Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Wilson

Daryl Wilson

CEO, Hydrogenics
Mr. Daryl C. F. Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Hydrogenics Corporation. He served a series of increasingly senior management positions at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc., including Vice President of Manufacturing. He began his career at Dofasco Inc. Mr. Wilson has 25 years of technology and industrial management experience. He has been a Director at ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., since February 2009... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom B

5:00pm

Break
Tuesday November 19, 2013 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

5:15pm

Chairman's Innovation Award Announcement
To recognize innovation on every scale, there will be Chairman's Innovation Award finalists from two categories: Mid‐or Large‐Cap (> $500 million) and a Small‐or Micro-Cap (< $500 million) to encourage the participation of universities, start-ups and research institutions. Announcement of the winning submissions will take place during this reception.


Tuesday November 19, 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

5:15pm

Opening Reception

Join your fellow attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and supporters for the annual expo welcome reception.



Tuesday November 19, 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall
 
Wednesday, November 20
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:00am - 8:35am
TBA

8:35am

Plenary III: Today's Oil and Shale Gas Markets and the LNG Export Debate
Today's Oil and Shale Gas Markets and the LNG Export Debate

Moderator
avatar for Dick Williams

Dick Williams

President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State. He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings. Dick was appointed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Greg Ebel

Greg Ebel

CEO and President, Spectra Energy Corporation


Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:35am - 9:00am
Ballroom B

9:00am

Plenary IV: World Brands: Managing Energy Purchases and Use
World Brands: Managing Energy Purchases and Use

Moderator
avatar for Dara O'Neill

Dara O'Neill

National Accounts Manager, TCS Basys Controls, Founder, President & CEO, E2America
For the past ten years Dara O’Neill has devoted his entrepreneurial talents to the energy efficiency industry. From sustainable property development to the latest cutting edge wireless web based building automation technology Mr O’Neill has a wealth of experience in all aspects of energy and cost reduction best practices. Mr O’Neill has contributed to two patent applications related to the intelligent wireless building... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Art Justice

Art Justice

Director of Utilities & Energy Management, Cinemark
avatar for Bill Mayyou

Bill Mayyou

Senior Facility Manager, Walgreens
Walgreens EMS and Mechanical Initiatives Manager for stores and distribution centers. Service consultant for the Homeland Security Administration airport baggage and passenger security screening – post 911 programs Regional Service Manager for Siemens Maintenance Services supporting Siemens Building Technology technical programs Customer Support Center, Chicago and worldwide deployment for Siemens and Homeland Security Education... Read More →
avatar for Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

Director of Strategic Sourcing, Gap, Inc.
Paul Walsh is a leader in facilities management having extensive experience in corporate America shaping and transforming the professionalism of facilities management and its partnership with strategic sourcing.  He has enhanced the value that facilities brings to the corporate brand and strengthened the credibility of the department’s work. In his current position as Director, Strategic Sourcing at Gap, Inc., he manages all... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom B

10:00am

Break
Wednesday November 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

10:00am

Expo Hall Open
Wednesday November 20, 2013 10:00am - 3:45pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

10:00am

Professional Industry Hiring Event
Total Energy USA’s hiring event is the industry’s solution for matching leading businesses with the best talent across the Oil, Gas and Alternative energy industries. Visit the dedicated area on the expo floor to interact with recruiter and hiring managers while learning about available positions. For more information, visit: http://totalenergyusa.com/hiring-event

Wednesday November 20, 2013 10:00am - 3:45pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

11:00am

Parallel 3: Grid Resilience for Severe Weather and Reliability
Presentation topics include: Weather Data Indicators Future Grid Resilience: Distributed Generation and Intelligent Design and Operation The Role of Energy Storage

Moderator
avatar for Luke Clemente

Luke Clemente

General Manager, North America, GE Digital Energy
Luke Clemente is general manager of North America for GE Digital Energy.  The GE Digital Energy business provides integrated smart grid solutions and reliable power delivery to electric utilities as well as the oil & gas, critical infrastructure and industrial sectors. Smart Grid is the marriage of information and automation technologies with our electrical infrastructure to support our 21st Century global energy needs… enabling... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hala Ballouz

Hala Ballouz

President, Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
Hala Ballouz, the President and Owner of Electric Power Engineers, with multiple offices in the U.S. and internationally, is a lead consultant in the Electric Power Industry since 1991, specifically for renewable energy development. She has over 15 years of experience in transmission system analysis, substation and distribution system design, resource and grid feasibility studies, renewable energy development, distribution System planning and... Read More →
avatar for Ria Persad

Ria Persad

President, StatWeather
Ria Persad is the founding president and CEO of StatWeather, ranked as a top global climate and weather services corporation and recipient of the 2013 Best Newcomer Award by Energy Risk. StatWeather is known for its breakthrough weather and climate technology using Bayesian neural networks and artificial intelligence and widely regarded as a leader in forecasting accuracy through national and global... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Wilson

Daryl Wilson

CEO, Hydrogenics
Mr. Daryl C. F. Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Hydrogenics Corporation. He served a series of increasingly senior management positions at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc., including Vice President of Manufacturing. He began his career at Dofasco Inc. Mr. Wilson has 25 years of technology and industrial management experience. He has been a Director at ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., since February 2009... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 370B

11:00am

Parallel 3: Transportation Trends: Energy Supply and Use
Presentation topics include:
Vehicle Fuels Produced from Algae
The Changing Role of Renewable Fuel Standards
Transport with Natural Gas 

Moderator
avatar for Jan Koninckx

Jan Koninckx

Global Business Director for BioRefineries, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
With integrated solutions for the production of fuel from biomass, DuPont is leading the industry in the commercialization of advanced biofuels technologies – such as cellulosic ethanol and biobutanol – in markets around the world. As the Global Business Director for Biorefineries at DuPont since 2007, Jan oversees the development of these processes and technologies. In this position, Jan has championed renewable transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen

Executive Director, National Algae Association
avatar for John Reese

John Reese

Downstream Policy & Advocacy Manager, Shell
John E. Reese is Downstream Policy &Advocacy Manager, NA with Shell Oil Products US. In that role, he manages Shell’s participation in US and Canadian regulatory issues that affect Shell’s downstream business, including fuels regulatory initiatives at the national and local levels. Prior to joining Shell in 2002, Mr. Reese spent ten years as an attorney with the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Washington, DC, where he concentrated on... Read More →
avatar for Uday Turaga

Uday Turaga

CEO, ADI Analytics
Uday Turaga is CEO of ADI Analytics LLC, a boutique energy and chemical consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.  Through 15 years of experience gained at ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Booz & Company, and ADI Analytics, Turaga brings deep commercial and technical expertise in oil and gas, coal, renewables, and chemicals.  He holds a PhD in Fuel Science from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  In... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 370C

11:00am

Parallel 3: How Major Brands Use Energy Incentives to Gain an Edge
Moderator
avatar for Doug Bloom

Doug Bloom

CEO, RealWinWin
Doug and his team have focused RealWinWin solely on the energy incentives landscape and have grown RealWinWin into the industry’s leader for identifying and capturing rebates and incentives in support of “national account” customers and vendors.  Doug’s experience includes senior leadership positions in sales, business development, and investment management. Doug holds an MBA from Wharton, an MSE from Penn and a BA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Art Justice

Art Justice

Director of Utilities & Energy Management, Cinemark


Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 371A

11:00am

Parallel 3: Cybersecurity in our Ports, Pipelines and Production Sites
Moderator
avatar for Umesh Verma

Umesh Verma

Former Chairman Houston Technology Center, President & CEO of Blue Lance, Inc.
Over the past quarter century, Mr. Verma has built BLUE LANCE into a global provider of Oversight solutions that help key stakeholders in organizations confidently fulfill their Cyber Security Governance, Oversight, Compliance and Auditing responsibilities. Mr. Verma started his software career developing cooling pond algorithms as an Environmental Engineer at Brown & Root.  Thereafter, he developed off-shore oil rig operations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rashi Bates

Rashi Bates

GM Wind Operations, Shell
Rashi Bates is the General Manager of Operations for Shell WindEnergy Inc. and is responsible for overall operations, reliability, contractor management, technical issues, and performance for all Shell Wind projects located in the US. Rashi joined Shell in July of 2000 and has 10+ years of experience in the engineering field including project management, design and technical review, construction and start-up, control systems and high voltage... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes

CIO & VP of Information Technology, CenterPoint Energy
Gary Hayes joined CenterPoint Energy in 2010 as the Division Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this position, he leads the information technology solutions and infrastructure across CenterPoint Energy's electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations which serves more than five million metered customers in six... Read More →
avatar for Bart Huffman

Bart Huffman

Partner, Locke Lord
Bart Huffman, a partner in the Locke Lord's Austin office, has experience in a wide range of privacy and data security matters. With a systems engineering background and a proven track record in intellectual property, e-commerce, and federal litigation matters, he offers a broad perspective for the critical data and intellectual property issues faced by cutting-edge companies today. His clients, which include Fortune 500 companies as well as... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 371B

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:45am - 1:00am
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

1:15pm

Parallel 4: Getting Geothermal Energy and Oil / Gas Together
Moderator
avatar for Uday Turaga

Uday Turaga

CEO, ADI Analytics
Uday Turaga is CEO of ADI Analytics LLC, a boutique energy and chemical consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.  Through 15 years of experience gained at ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Booz & Company, and ADI Analytics, Turaga brings deep commercial and technical expertise in oil and gas, coal, renewables, and chemicals.  He holds a PhD in Fuel Science from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.  In... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hass

Eric Hass

GTO Hydrothermal Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy
Mr. Hass has spent the last 20 years managing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency R&D Programs and Projects for the US Department of Energy. Since 2004 he has supported the Geothermal Technologies Office in conjunction with industry and the national laboratories through the development and demonstration of technologies to increase exploration efficiency especially for blind geothermal resources. He also supported several Enhanced... Read More →
avatar for Susan Petty

Susan Petty

CTO, President and Founder, AltaRock Energy
Susan Petty is the CTO, president and founder of AltaRock Energy, Inc.  She has over 34 years of experience in the geothermal industry in electrical and direct use project economics, optimizing of power plants to meet resource conditions, reservoir evaluation, reservoir modeling, well, plant and wellfield performance data analysis, well testing and test data analysis.  She has also assisted in negotiation of geothermal lease agreements... Read More →
avatar for Vishakha Shembekar

Vishakha Shembekar

CEO, OMKAR SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS LLC
Dr. Vishakha Shembekar is currently a CEO of OMKAR SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS LLC and provides technical and business consulting to chemical and energy industry. She has over 15 years of experience in R&D, operations, and technology at global leaders including Dow, Merck and Unilever. She also brings expertise in emerging technologies in Geothermal Energy Industry and assessment of their impact on the cost of geothermal electricity. As a... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 371A

1:15pm

Parallel 4: Managing the Intermittency of Renewables
Presentation topics include:
– Flexible Polygeneration: a New Way to Manage Availability of Biomass, and Transform Existing Coal Power Stations
– Synergistic Use of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy Storage to Support Grid Stability while maximizing the use of Solar and Wind Energy

Moderator
avatar for Hala Ballouz

Hala Ballouz

President, Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
Hala Ballouz, the President and Owner of Electric Power Engineers, with multiple offices in the U.S. and internationally, is a lead consultant in the Electric Power Industry since 1991, specifically for renewable energy development. She has over 15 years of experience in transmission system analysis, substation and distribution system design, resource and grid feasibility studies, renewable energy development, distribution System planning and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pinakin Patel

Pinakin Patel

Director, Special Systems & Research, FuelCell Energy Inc.
Mr. Patel is the Director of Special Systems and Research at FUELCELL ENERGY, INC (FCE). He has been actively engaged in development of fuel cells for over three decades. His key contributions at FCE include pioneering development of internal reforming fuel cells and Tri-generation technology. Currently, he is responsible for development of innovative fuel cell applications for smart grid, co-production of liquid bio-fuels, bio-refineries and... Read More →
avatar for Bill Williams

Bill Williams

Vice President, Business Development, LP Amina
Bill Williams is the Vice President of Business Development for LP Amina. The company’s mission is to serve as an integrated platform for development and deployment of cleantech solutions globally. | | Prior to joining LP Amina, Bill held positions in Cabot, Praxair, and DuPont developing and deploying cleantech solutions for a variety of chemical processes. | | Bill has a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Wilson

Daryl Wilson

CEO, Hydrogenics
Mr. Daryl C. F. Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Hydrogenics Corporation. He served a series of increasingly senior management positions at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc., including Vice President of Manufacturing. He began his career at Dofasco Inc. Mr. Wilson has 25 years of technology and industrial management experience. He has been a Director at ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., since February 2009... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 371B

1:15pm

Parallel 4: New Markets for Shale Gas Consumption
Presentation topics include: – Large and Small Markets for North America’s Abundant Gas Production

Moderator
avatar for Galen Cobb

Galen Cobb

Vice President Industry Relations, Halliburton
Galen Cobb is vice president industry relations for Halliburton and is responsible for the company’s industry relations global activities. He has worked for Halliburton for over thirty-seven years serving in various executive management positions in operations, marketing, sales and business development.  From 1991 to 1994, he was Director CIS and China with oversight in establishing Halliburton’s presence and operations in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Hart

Paul Hart

Editor, Midstream Business, Hart Energy
Paul Hart serves as editor of Midstream Business magazine. He brings to the publication 30 years' experience in all phases of the worldwide oil & gas industry - upstream. midstream and downstream. Assignments have taken him throughout North America, to Asia, the Arctic, the North Sea and Africa. He has written and edited a variety of energy-related publications as well as handled various marketing and investor relations projects with... Read More →
avatar for Peter K. Nance

Peter K. Nance

Principal, Energy & Aviation Markets Division, ICF International
Mr. Nance is an experienced executive who has worked in energy sector restructuring in a variety of capacities. He works with ICF’s Houston Energy Team, examining major trends in the sector and working with clients to develop new business offerings using strategic planning and market analysis to effectively leverage their real competitive advantages. Mr. Nance has directed over 200 consulting projects in strategic planning, commodity trading... Read More →
avatar for Tom Williams

Tom Williams

President, LEID LLC and Sr. Advisor, Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program
Tom Williams, President and Managing Director of LEID LLC serves as a Senior Advisor to the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program, an organization he cofounded in 2005 while working as a Vice President at Noble Corporation. He has been in the energy business for over 33 years as an operator and later in his career in the management and commercialization of new energy technologies. He held senior executive positions at the U.S. Departments... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 370C

1:15pm

Parallel 4: Revolutionizing your Workforce to Tackle Energy Use
Presentation topic: Meeting the Energy Workforce Challenge: Today and Tomorrow

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Schott

Marshall Schott

Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Outreach and Planning, University of Houston


Wednesday November 20, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 370B

2:00pm

Break
Wednesday November 20, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

2:30pm

Plenary V: Why All of the Above Is Essential and Must Be Sustainable
Moderator
avatar for Dick Williams

Dick Williams

President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State. He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings. Dick was appointed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles McConnell

Charles McConnell

Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative, Rice University
Charles D. McConnell is Executive Director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative, a university-wide effort to address the diverse issues associated with energy and the environment.  The Initiative is designed to partner with industry and external stakeholders to position Rice as an impartial broker that combines technology and policy to create a sustainable energy platform in resource utilization and environmental... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom B

3:00pm

Plenary VI: The Economics of Sustainable Energy: A Case for Well Functioning Markets
Moderator
avatar for Dick Williams

Dick Williams

President, Shell WindEnergy, Inc.
Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State. He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities. His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings. Dick was appointed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gould

Chris Gould

SVP Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Exelon
Profile | In his role as SVP, Corporate Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer he is responsible for overall corporate strategic planning as well as the company’s corporate environmental efforts. Gould has been with the company since 1999, having previously served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Exelon 2020.  Prior to, Chris  served as Vice President Corporate Planning where he was responsible for Exelon’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom B

3:45pm

Closing Keynote: Mayor's Panel
Cities are often in the position to lead energy efficiency, decentralized energy production and energy innovation. Come hear how these leaders are developing new energy solutions for businesses, residents and municipal management.

Presentation title: How Austin is revolutionizing energy production and use 

Moderator
avatar for Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Speakers
avatar for Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin

Mayor, City of Austin
avatar for Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker

During Mayor Parker’s first term in office, the Houston area added more than 125,000 private sector jobs and the City’s direct economic development efforts resulted in more than $650 million of new investment. She bucked the trend of most other major U.S. cities by balancing two City budgets during tough economic times without raising taxes or having to eliminate police or firefighter jobs.  Parker’s other first term... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom B

5:00pm

Houston Business Journal Who’s Who in Energy Reception at Total Energy USA

Join top industry professionals from energy-producing companies and major energy-using businesses to recognize Houston Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy. Honorees work in positions throughout the energy industry, including finance, law, engineering and others, and were selected based on their impact on the industry, years of service, peer nominations and other relevant criteria.



Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom C
 
Thursday, November 21
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday November 21, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Total Energy USA Expo Hall

9:00am

Workshop: Defining Renewable Energy Reserves

Sponsored by DuPont

The first North American gathering to discuss applying the UN's Fossil Resource Reserve Methodology to renewable electricity and fuels and identify U.S. (and other Americas) stakeholders in the UN's recently formed Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources.

Goal: This workshop, the first in North America, while not an official UN meeting, is designed to identify the appropriate stakeholders to be recommended to the new UN task force to address this topic and build knowledge about the concept of renewable energy reserves.

Agenda

9:00-9:15: Introductions, Workshop Goals
Jan Koninckx, Business Director for Biofuels, DuPont
9:15-9:45: How we got here. Fossil reserve accounting's impact on energy businesses and how it's used and applied today
David MacDonald, Chair of the UN Expert Group on Resource Classification and VP-Segment Reserves, BP
9:45-10:15: The Opportunity for Businesses with Renewable Energy Reserves and the recent steps taken at the UN
Jan Koninckx
10:15-10:30: What's happening next (at the next UN meeting this spring)?
David MacDonald
10:30-10:50: Networking Break
10:50-11:30: Moderated discussion to identify U.S. stakeholders for the UN's new Task Force and collect feedback on the challenges and opportunities surrounding creation of a new accounting system for renewables reserves.
Discussion Leaders: Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest

Summary/Background:

An important initiative is underway at the UN to develop a proposal for measuring the energy potential in renewable energy in a way that's consistent with how fossil energy is measured today.  This can be extremely influential in an energy company's financial valuation and strategic decisions.

Today, well-established methodologies are used to assess oil & gas projects based on agreed criteria. A company’s fossil fuel reserves, described using specific terms such as Proved and Probable reserves (as defined in the Petroleum Resources Management System) are good indicators of its future earnings, and correlate with share prices.  Oil companies seek to move as many barrels as possible from the probable to the proved category, and as production depletes those reserves, they continually seek to replace them in order to maintain and/or increase their market value. The UNFC-2009 is the one reference methodology used to compare across all reserve types including oil, coal, gas and other minerals.

While renewable energy sources are by definition not depletable, the idea is to look at future cumulative energy output at a project level and evaluate the cumulative energy output over its lifetime, classified as a reserve. In this way, different energy sources can be compared more easily, and renewable energy’s contribution can be more directly compared to that of fossil fuels.

The UN Economic Commission for Europe’s called upon the UN Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) to “develop ideas on how the UNFC could apply to and integrate renewable energy”.   In April 2013, the EGRC held a working session in Geneva, where it considered the topic and concluded that UNFC-2009 can be applied to renewable energy resources.  The EGRC also established a public-private Task Force to develop a draft set of specifications for the application of the UNFC-2009 to Renewables.  It is envisaged that this will consist of an overarching Renewable Specification document, together with commodity-specific specifications and a conversion document that will outline the conversion principles across energy metrics to support a consistent comparison and reporting of various energy resources.

This workshop, the first in North America, while not an official UN meeting, is designed to identify the appropriate stakeholders to be recommended to the new UN task force to address this topic and build knowledge about the concept of renewable energy reserves. The Task Force is interested in soliciting input and participation by US interests, which have been underrepresented to date, especially given how large the U.S. renewables industry is compared to that of most of the rest of the world.   It is a significant opportunity for any company that has renewable energy generation in its portfolio.

Moderator
avatar for Jan Koninckx

Jan Koninckx

Global Business Director for BioRefineries, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
With integrated solutions for the production of fuel from biomass, DuPont is leading the industry in the commercialization of advanced biofuels technologies – such as cellulosic ethanol and biobutanol – in markets around the world. As the Global Business Director for Biorefineries at DuPont since 2007, Jan oversees the development of these processes and technologies. In this position, Jan has championed renewable transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest
Jim Lane is editor and publisher of Biofuels Digest, and is one of the world's most widely-read writers on energy and science, with a focus on the transformations in renewables, agriculture, nanotechnology, catalysis and synthetic biology. | | He is the author of nine books; his tenth, Sugar Rush: Boom, Bust and Revival in the Bioeconomy is forthcoming in spring 2014. He has been a presenter and moderator at most major renewables events, and... Read More →
avatar for David MacDonald

David MacDonald

Chair of the UN Expert Group on Resource Classification and VP-Segment Reserves, BP
David MacDonald is the Vice President Segment Reserves for BP, where he is the principal individual responsible for the governance of the estimation, classification and reporting of reserves and resources for the Group.  He has worked for BP for over 30 years in a variety of management roles in engineering and management across six continents.He is the current chair of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Classification of the United... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Room 371A

9:00am

Mindshop Roundtable: Tools for Building a Better Energy Business
This is a program that helps business owners and C-level executives solve some of the toughest challenges related to their business. It will include identifying and removing waste in a business, gaining buyin in operational and strategic plans using tools like a Force Field Analysis, and more. It will have an energy spin and relate to those specific challenges. A highly interactive session for small-, mid-, and large-cap executives and managers.

Moderator
avatar for Byron Hebert

Byron Hebert

Director, Entrepreneurial Advisory Services, PKF Texas
Entrepreneurial services including financial reporting, budgetary controls and compliance, internal controls, and automated systems implementation. Management advisory services for a variety of middle market businesses with sales ranging from $10-$100M, in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, and large professional service firms.  | | Manages the consulting division  of PKF Texas which provides services such as... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 370B

9:00am

Workshop: Financing Energy Efficiency Measures for Retail
Speakers
avatar for Doug Bloom

Doug Bloom

CEO, RealWinWin
Doug and his team have focused RealWinWin solely on the energy incentives landscape and have grown RealWinWin into the industry’s leader for identifying and capturing rebates and incentives in support of “national account” customers and vendors.  Doug’s experience includes senior leadership positions in sales, business development, and investment management. Doug holds an MBA from Wharton, an MSE from Penn and a BA... Read More →
avatar for Warren Jones

Warren Jones

CEO, BluePath Finance LLC
avatar for Marky Moore

Marky Moore

CEO, Capital Review Group
avatar for Michael W. Persinger, CEM

Michael W. Persinger, CEM

Comfort Systems, USA National Accounts
Michael currently serves as the Vice President Energy Solutions for the National Accounts group at Comfort Systems USA.  Michael has worked in the energy sector since graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Michael has worked in various industry positions with Dresser Industries, Johnson Controls, Trane and independent Energy Service providers involved with the design... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 370C