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12th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference

Thanks to the 12th Annual Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference Sponsors

Brakey Energy, Ohio Energy Experts

ENGIE Resources

GEM Energy

Ohio Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency

General Sessions

Opening Keynote - Rapidly-Changing Energy Markets -- Major Developments in Ohio’s Electricity Marketplace Impacting Electric Rates Including Legislation in the Ohio General Assembly -- Scott E. Elisar, Managing Member, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus 

Keynote - Powering the Future of Ohio’s Economy … FirstEnergy’s Insights on the Rapidly-Changing Energy Markets in Ohio -- Eileen M. Mikkelsen, Vice President, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron 

Luncheon Keynote - Implmentation of a Massive Reduction in Energy Costs through Technology, Cost Management and Energy Efficiency, While Also Using Clean Energy & Reducing Environmental Footprint -- Todd A. Danielson, P.E., BCEE, Chief Utilities Executive, Avon Lake Regional Water, Avon Lake

Concurrent & Interactive Workshops

Workshop A - FirstEnergy: Electric Rates & Tariffs, Recent Changes to ESP Shopping Opportunities, PJM Capacity Auctions Update, Demand Response, and Ohio Energy Efficiency & Peak Reduction Mandates Update/Opportunities and Significant Factors Driving Rates -- Sonny Faneli, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron and Matt Pritchard, Attorney, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus 

Workshop B - New to the Energy Field?   Energy Game Show 101 -- Lou D’Alessandris, Sr.  Policy Specialist, Market Policy Planning & Analytics, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron 

Workshop C - Effective Strategies to Reduce Energy Costs by 20-40% in an Era of Rising Price of Gas & Electricity -- Gary A. Swanson, PE, President & CEO, Energy Management Solutions, Inc., Excelsior, MN  

Workshop D - Combined Heat & Power … the Best Applications & Benefits, including Regional Case Studies -- Greg Steenrod, CEP, Vice President, GEM Energy, a member of the Rudolph Libbe Group of Companies, Toledo 

Workshop E - PJM 101 … Insights into the Regional Electricity Markets Operated by PJM and How Electricity Prices are Impacted -- Kevin Murray, Executive Director, Industrial Energy Users – Ohio and Lou D’Alessandris, Senior Market Policy Specialist, Market Planning & Analytics, FirstEnergy Corp., Akron 

Workshop F - Best Practices & Case Study:   Kent State University & FirstEnergy Solutions  … Using Historical and Real-Time Data to Optimize Operations and Minimize Energy Costs -- Frank Renovich, Associate Director, Energy Operations, Kent State University, Kent and Tom Schmuhl, Director, C&I Sales, FirstEnergy Solutions, Akron 

Workshop G - Advanced, New & Emerging Energy Technologies to Reduce Energy Consumptions within Your Facility -- Thomas J. Euclide, P.E., Associate Vice President, Kent State University, Kent and Kelly Tisdale, General Manager, Energy Services Division & James Wilbanks, Senior Energy Engineer, The Brewer-Garrett Company, Middleburg Heights 

Workshop H - Rapidly-Increasing Transmission Charges & Capacity Costs, Actionable Steps to Mitigate Them and Emergency Demand Response -- Matthew Brakey, President, Brakey Energy, Cleveland Heights and Joseph Bowser, Technical Specialist, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Columbus 

Workshop I - Best Practices & Case Study … Reducing Ohio Star Forge’s Electric Bills Through Conscious Scheduling and Demand Management -- Matthew Brakey, President, Brakey Energy, Cleveland Heights and Bill Peruzzi, Machine Optimization Manager & Pat Billups, Technical Services Manager, Ohio Star Forge, Warren 

Workshop J - Reducing Operating/Energy Costs Through Data Collection --Edward Parker, Regional Manager, Panoramic Power, a division of Direct Energy, Dublin and Rey Lozano, North America Region, Direct Energy Business, Iselin, NJ  

Workshop K - Financing Energy Efficiency & Case Studies… Insights into the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Energy, Energy Loan Fund and Application process, Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers & Case Studies on Energy Efficiency -- Larry Boyd Jr., Program Manager, The Ohio Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency, Independence and Manny Anunike, Ph.D, Energy Specialist, Office of Community Assistance, Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus