Monday, April 25th 2016
8:30am – 10:30am
Lobby Auditorium, 11 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
8:30 – 9:00am Breakfast, Networking, & Registration
9:00 – 9:30am 2016 Energy Alliance programs and opportunities
9:30 – 10:30am Keynote Speaker with Q&A
Keynote Speaker: PUC Commissioner Robert F. Powelson
We are pleased to welcome Pennsylvania Utilities Commissioner Powelson as our keynote for this year’s Energy Alliance Annual Meeting. The PUC is responsible for oversight of public utility and services operations in the commonwealth, including water, energy, and transportation.
Commissioner Powelson will share his perspective and answer questions about the impacts of major new policies on Pennsylvania, such as the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the start of Phase III of Act 129 (PA’s electricity energy efficiency and conservation program), and other significant energy-related issues before the PUC today.
Commissioner Powelson was first appointed to the PUC by Gov. Rendell in 2008, then later appointed to serve as PUC Chairman by Gov. Corbett from 2011 through 2015. Under Powelson’s leadership, Pennsylvania ratepayers have had an active voice on issues such as ratemaking, utility infrastructure replacement, broadband development, and expanded use of natural gas throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On March 8, 2011, Governor Corbett invited Powelson to serve as a member of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. The Advisory Commission reviewed the Commonwealth’s existing statutes, regulations and policies and provided recommendations to ensure that Pennsylvania maximizes the opportunity that Marcellus Shale presents in the most responsible manner possible.
Commissioner Powelson also is a voting member of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). In 2012, he was appointed to serve on the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council and was recently re-appointed to serve another term, which expires August 2018. Previous to his tenure with the PUC, Powelson served as the President of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry and was was the Director of Government Relations for the Delaware County Chamber.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 20th.
Light breakfast will be served. Capacity for this event is limited; RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.