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Georgia Electrification Leadership Summit

March 22, 2023

Location: GA Tech Student Center Exhibition Hall, West Village, Atlanta, GA


Georgia Tech Energy Policy and Innovation Center

The Beneficial Electrification League

Wells Fargo, Georgia Electrification Leadership Summit Sponsor


March 22, 2023
10:00 – 10:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks

  • Welcome Remarks – Joe Hagerman, Director of EPICenter, GA Tech
  • Welcome from Senator Ossoff (recorded) and Wells Fargo
10:15 – 10:30 amBeneficial Electrification – Framing the Promise and Potential of Beneficial Electrification

10:30 – 11:30 amViewpoints from GA Leaders on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities

  • Jeff Pratt, President, Green Power EMC / VP, Oglethorpe Power Corp.
  • Hunter Hill, Executive Director, GEFA
  • Scott Moskowitz, Sr. Director, Head of Market Strategy and Public Affairs Qcells
  • Barbara Hampton, President and CEO, GA Transmission Corporation
11:30 – 11:45 amMorning Keynote

  • Bentina Terry, SVP of Customer Strategy and Solutions, Georgia Power
11:45 am – 1:00 pmRemarks from GA Tech President Angel Cabrera followed by Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pmStakeholder Dialogue 1: Electric Transportation

  • Hon. Tim Echols, Vice Chair, GA PSC
  • Andrew Heath, Deputy Chief Engineer, GA DOT
  • Alan Shedd, Director of Emerging Technologies, Oglethorpe Power Corp.
  • Richard Simmons, Director, Research and Studies, GA Tech
  • Tim Jarrell, Vice President, Power Supply and Planning, Cobb EMC
1:45 – 2:30 pmStakeholder Dialogue 2: Electrification in Residential Homes

  • Kristofor Anderson, Director of Energy Resources, GEFA
  • Anita Moreno, Director of Member Advocacy, Flint EMC
  • Michelle Moore, CEO, Groundswell
  • Nathan Shannon, President/CEO, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
  • Andrea Pinabell, Fellow, GA Tech
2:30 – 2:45 pmBreak — Sponsored by Oglethorpe Power Corporation
2:45 – 3:30 pmStakeholder Dialogue 3: Economic Development

  • Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of GA
  • Greg King, Associate Vice President of Economic Development, GA Tech
  • Dan West, Director of Public Policy, Rivian
3:30 – 4:15 pmStakeholder Dialogue 4: Electrification of Commercial Technology

  • Chandra Farley, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Britton Smith, SVP of Electrification, Blue Bird Corporation
  • Kenneth Shiver, Chief Economist, Southern Company
  • Sam Delay, Sr Project Manager, Technology Innovation, TVA
4:15 – 4:30 pmAfternoon Keynote

  • Daniel Blackman, EPA Region 4 Administrator
4:30 –6:00 pmReception