Event Details

Indiana Energy Conference "Energy Challenges and Opportunities"

November 5 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - JW Marriott  Downtown Indianapolis, 10 South West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Energy Conference “Energy Challenges and Opportunities” will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and the JW Marriott – Downtown Indianapolis, 10 South West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration Fee is $235 and $135 for Government Employees Registration Deadline is Oct 30, 2013

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This annual gathering brings together decision-makers from a broad spectrum of business sectors including:

  • Energy Community
  • Manufacturing
  • Policymakers
  • Finance
  • Engineering

Join these leaders and your fellow stakeholders for a first-rate conference!

CLE Credit Applied For CPA and CPE Approved

What Exactly is Cyber Security?
Cyberspace is probably nothing less than one of the most significant developments in world history. It directly impacts every facet of human existence including economic, social, cultural and political developments, and the rate of change is not likely to stop anytime soon.
The question is, are we ready to work together to defend them? The FBI certainly is. Combating cyber threats is a shared responsibility. We all have an important role to play.

Special Agent Michael Alford, Cyber Crime Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Conference Moderators:

  • James D. Atterholt, Chairman, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
  • David Stippler, Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor

The Partnership of Energy & Water: A Well of Opportunity
Our water and energy systems are inextricably linked. Energy production uses water, and water uses energy. This panel will discuss wise energy policy decisions and emerging issues.

  • Larry Dale, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Kyle Rabin, Grace Communications Foundation
  • Bruce Hauk, Indiana American Water Company

State of Indiana: Legislative Viewpoints

  • What information do energy policy makers need to consider in order to make good energy decisions?
  • What basic principles should guide legislators in addressing energy choices and costs?
  • Innovative policies to increase economic development?
  • Is climate change and the hazards of burning carbon fuels the reason for this exercise?
  • Should water be a part of the energy policy debate, and if so, what are the right tools to address the water energy challenges?

Dan Schmidt, Energy Policy Director Indiana Office of the Governor
John Ketzenberger, President Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

Representative Eric Koch Senator Jim Merritt Representative Matt Pierce Senator Jean Breaux (invited)

The Way Forward: Carbon Regulations

  • Dr. Tom Sparrow, Purdue University
  • Keith Baugues, IN Dept. of Environmental Mgmt
  • Jesse Kharbanda, Hoosier Environmental Council
  • Ben Yamagata, National Resources Defense Council

Trends in the Use of Natural Gas
Rolling with Natural Gas – An outlook from a Truck and Engine Executive

  • Roe East, Cummins Inc.

Risky Energy: Cyber Security and the Nation’s Infrastructure
The energy industry is integral to the cyber security debate. Following President Obama’s landmark Executive Order on cyber security in February of this year, Congress is now exploring legislation. What are the pros and cons of proposed legislation to strengthen the nation’s cyber security? What steps have already been taken to ensure the grid’s protection in accordance with new federal administrative requirements?

Championing the push for more dialogue, as Vice Chair on the National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioners’
(NARUC) Committee on Critical Infrastructure:

  • Commissioner Carolene Mays, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
  • Donald F. Santa, President & CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and former FERC Commissioner
  • Joe Watson, Director, Federal Government Affairs, Exelon Corp.

The Energy Industry & Disaster Recovery
Energy is a real-time product. The need for it cannot wait. Emergency plans are continually evolving and changes have included incorporating lessons learned from major events. In this discussion, we will address (1) emergency response issues (2) outage communications when you have no power (3) infrastructure before the storm.

  • Real World Situation: Henryville, Indiana Tornado

Contact Details

  • Kay Squires
  • (317) 639-1210


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