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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Distributed generation and industrial energy: Reducing costs, increasing efficiency

Ohio's Senate Bill 221, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and other government programs have opened the door for cost effective development of distributed, renewable and advanced energy systems for large-scale industrial and manufacturing companies operating in northeast Ohio. This forum will explore the general outlook for the future of Ohio's energy-intensive businesses and how these companies can actually lower their energy costs by taking advantage of the various provisions of Senate Bill 221. Join us for this forum to learn what local companies and businesses can do to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon foot print.

Keynote Presentation: Developing Renewable Energy on Industrial Sites

Dr. Charles Reith, Affiliate Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University and Vice President, Projects, Remote Energy Solutions. Dr. Reith is a lecturer and consultant in carbon management and renewable energy. He has assisted major industrial users throughout the United States in characterizing their resource usage and in identifying opportunities to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, increase supply reliability, and enhance environmental performance. Panel Discussion: Strategies and Resources to Help Reduce Industrial Energy Costs

Moderator: Andrew R. Thomas, Executive in Residence, Center for Energy Policy, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University.

Panelists:

  • Sam Randazzo, General Counsel, Industrial Energy Users, Ohio, and partner, McNees, Wallace & Nurick: "Improving Your Energy Productivity Through the Use of 'Reasonable Arrangements' (Special Contracts)"
  • Matthew Brakey, President, Brakey Energy Company: "Senate Bill 221 and the General Outlook for Northern Ohio Energy Intensive Businesses Going Forward"
  • Craig Kasper, Senior Energy Consultant, Hull & Associates: "The Financial Engineering Aspects for Renewable Energy Projects"
Free and open to the public.

Registration requested at Forum or call 216. 523.7330

Ohio's Senate Bill 221, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and other government programs have opened the door for cost effective development of distributed, renewable and advanced energy systems for large-scale industrial and manufacturing companies operating in northeast Ohio. This forum will explore the general outlook for the future of Ohio's energy-intensive businesses and how these companies can actually lower their energy costs by taking advantage of the various provisions of Senate Bill 221. Join us for this forum to learn what local companies and businesses can do to cut energy costs and reduce their carbon foot print. Keynote Presentation: Developing Renewable Energy on Industrial Sites Dr. Charles Reith, Affiliate Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University and Vice President, Projects, Remote Energy Solutions. Dr. Reith is a lecturer and consultant in carbon management and renewable energy. He has assisted major industrial users throughout the United States in characterizing their resource usage and in identifying opportunities to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency, increase supply reliability, and enhance environmental performance. Panel Discussion: Strategies and Resources to Help Reduce Industrial Energy Costs Moderator: Andrew R. Thomas, Executive in Residence, Center for Energy Policy, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Panelists:
  • Sam Randazzo, General Counsel, Industrial Energy Users, Ohio, and partner, McNees, Wallace & Nurick: "Improving Your Energy Productivity Through the Use of 'Reasonable Arrangements' (Special Contracts)"
  • Matthew Brakey, President, Brakey Energy Company: "Senate Bill 221 and the General Outlook for Northern Ohio Energy Intensive Businesses Going Forward"
  • Craig Kasper, Senior Energy Consultant, Hull & Associates: "The Financial Engineering Aspects for Renewable Energy Projects"
Free and open to the public. Registration requested at Forum or call 216. 523.7330

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