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Louisville, Kentucky | February 26 - 29, 2020

Wednesday, February 26

Afternoon & Evening

11:00 - 7:00

Event Registration

6:00 - 10:00


ROC is a chic, high-energy Italian restaurant located in the heart of The Highlands.  Join us to enjoy fresh homemade pasta, prepared by two chefs from Puglia, Italy.

Meet us in the hotel lobby at 6:00. 

Thursday, February 27


8:00 - 8:45


9:00 - 10:00

Welcome to Conclave 

John Hoekstra,  Ian Lawrence, Jim Stanway

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break, Transition to Breakouts

10:15 - 11:45

Breakout Sessions

Strategy Development Track


Accelerate Your Goals:  Smart Ramping to Green Energy

Explore the current state of the US renewable energy market and how corporations are capitalizing on the immense opportunities.  You'll gain an understanding of which regions offer the best renewable procurement. 

Abe Gausepohl & Sarah Wolf, Cleantech Specialist

Advanced Procurement Track

Green Energy 2.0 - Next Steps for Market Leaders

Explore the direction of the renewable energy market and how experienced companies can continue to lead.  

Hans Royal, Strategic Renewables 

Ensuring Your Project Delivers as Planned

Discuss the details of monitoring and maximizing PPA project performance, including key variables to focus on and measuring project performance over time.

Keith Frederick & Josh Heeman, Project Management Specialists


11:45 - 12:45


12:45 - 2:30

Breakout Sessions

Strategy Development Breakout

Sustainability Reporting, Market Boundaries, and Buying Instruments 

Elin Olson, Sr. Sustainability Specialist

David Hughes, Cleantech Director 

Creating a Renewables Strategy that Works

Every company has a unique set of opportunities and challenges when building an energy strategy.  We'll explore and guide your through the most important considerations and help you craft a strategy to satisfy your stakeholders and meet your goals. 

Emily Johnson, Cleantech Manager

Ally Charlton, Cleantech Client Manager 

Advanced Procurement 


International Power Hour 

Opportunities to procure affordable green power are exploding on a global scale.  A variety of markets are either opening up soon or ready for power procurement now.  We'll explore a variety of geographies in Europe and Asia that you should keep an eye on when considering your global energy load. 

Megan Jones, Sr. Market Analyst 

Jim Stanway, NEO Network

New & Emerging Structures for Your PPA 

The US PPA landscape is growing ever-more sophisticated and new opportunities and structures emerge.  We'll review the contractual mechanics of these PPAs and what you'll want to consider when exploring them.  

Josh Heeman & John Kelley, Project Management Specialists

2:30 - 3:30

Ask The Expert

Now is the opportunity to dig into your strategy.   Connect with an expert during these table topic workshops to explore the next

steps for your company's renewable energy plan. Topics include:​

  • Onsite & DERs | Ian Lawrence & Josh Heeman

  • International Markets | Shelby Jett, Kseniya Pfeiffer, Megan Jones

  • EACs, Offsets, Reaching Carbon Neutrality | Emily Johnson & David Hughes

  • Supply Chain Engagement | Jim Stanway

  • Science Based Targets and Reporting | Elin Olson & Erik Mohn

  • Renewable Thermal  |  Abe Gausepohl

  • Power Purchase Agreements | Hans Royal 

  • "I've done a PPA." - Connect with companies who've done deals | Ally Charlton 

  • Market Intelligence & The NEO Network | Mat Loving & Mary Meyer 

3:30 - 4:30

Going Carbon Neutral with Maple Leaf Foods

In 2019, NEO Network member Maple Leaf Foods became the first major food company in the world to announce that it had become carbon neutral through a combination of initiatives including the purchase of high-quality carbon offsets.

 Tim Faveri and Patrick Huynh of Maple Leaf Foods will join Amy Haddon of Schneider Electric to discuss the company’s carbon management and communications strategies, and the benefit Maple Leaf Foods has seen as a result.

Amy Haddon, VP Global Cleantech + Content Marketing

Tim Faveri, VP Sustainability & Shared Value at Maple Leaf Foods

Patrick Huynh, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Maple Leaf Foods 

Evening Fun 

5:00 - 10:00

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Dinner 

Join us for happy hour at The Louisville Slugger Museum, where you can experience the role the Louisville Slugger

baseball bat has played in American culture.  You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the slugger museum,

but we we'll have the batting cages open if you want to knock a few out of the park. 

Happy Hour is followed by dinner at the hotel at 7:30.  

Friday, February 28

9:00 - 9:45

Using the NEO Network To Accelerate Your Goals

The cleantech industry is rapidly evolving and changing constantly.  It’s important to stay up-to-date on emerging markets,

regulatory changes, and the newest projects.  We’ll dive into the NEO Network to show you where to find the best tools to help you make clean energy decisions.

Mat Loving, NEO Network Development Manager

9:45 - 10:15

Incorporating Microgrid Solutions Into Your Resiliency Strategy 

As the energy industry moves toward renewable and cleantech options, microgrids may offer companies and organizations

immense benefits. This session will review the economic advantages, potential for increased efficiency, and additional resiliency in a world were power outage equate to immense revenue loss.

Philip Barton, Senior Director Microgrids

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

Renewable Policy Odyssey

Join us on a policy odyssey to explore new and relevant renewable policy updates shaping the future of renewable procurement.  In this session, we'll cover the stepdown of the ITC/PTC, the effects of MOPR in PJM, and explore status updates on targeted US onsite solar programs. 

Sarah Wolf, Cleantech Specialist

Adam Weber, Cleantech Specialist 

11:00 - 11:30

Closing Remarks


8:00 - 8:45

Speak with the Expert:  Choose Your Own Adventure 

Now is the opportunity to dig into your strategy.   Connect with an expert during these table topic workshops to explore the next

steps for your company's renewable energy plan. Topics include:​

  • Battery & Onsite Storage 

  • International Markets

  • Energy Attribute Certificates & Carbon Offsets

  • Supply Chain Engagement 

  • Reaching Carbon Neutrality 

  • Renewable Thermal 

  • "I've done a PPA." - Connect with companies who've done deals

  • Market Intelligence & The NEO Network 

  • Science Based Targets & Sustainability Reporting 

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