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Conference Agenda

The Electrify!VA online conference will promote beneficial electrification across various stakeholder groups across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Beneficial Electrification includes the application of electricity to end-uses where doing so satisfies at least one of the following conditions, without adversely affecting the others:

  • Saves consumers money over time;
  • Benefits the environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Improves product quality or consumer quality of life;
  • Fosters a more robust and resilient grid

Beneficial Electrification programs are a valuable opportunity to engage both electric utilities and environmental groups in the effort to identify solutions that work well for the end-use consumer, local communities and the environment.

October 15, 2020 Electrify! Virginia Agenda
10:00 – 10:10 am Welcome to Electrify!Virginia—The Future is Electric!

Kirk Johnson
Kirk Johnson
Senior Vice President for Member Engagement
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Peter Muhoro
Peter Muhoro
Vice President of Strategy & Technology
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
10:10 – 11:00 am Viewpoints from Beneficial Electrification Leaders

Keith Dennis
Keith Dennis
Vice President
NRECA and Board Co-Chair Beneficial Electrification League
Patty Durand
Patty Durand
President and CEO
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
Alleyn Harned
Alleyn Harned
Executive Director
Virginia Clean Cities
Kristel Riddervold
Kristel Riddervold
Environmental Sustainability and Facilities Development Manager
City of Charlottesville
11:00 – 11:30 am Breakout Sessions
Attendees will discuss in small groups the future of beneficial electrification, including business opportunities, policy development, and emerging technologies
11:30 – 11:55 am The Path Forward – Overview and Next Steps
Breakout session report back to larger group
11:55 am – 12:00 pm Adjourn – Go forth and Electrify!

Andrew Vehorn
Andrew Vehorn
Vice President of Government Affairs
Virginia Maryland Delaware Electric Cooperative Association