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22nd Annual Ohio Energy Management Conference

Complete Agenda

For a complete brochure including the agenda, with speakers, topics and times in a PDF format Click Here for Complete Agenda and Brochure.  

Valuable Display Opportunities

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Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presentations 

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Fee includes expert instruction for continuing education credits (including PDH credits for professional engineers, credits for certified energy managers and CLE hours for attorneys), a manual and handouts of all presentations & supplemental written materials, a flash drive of all the PDFs of the written materials for all breakout sessions and workshops, two luncheons, two continental breakfasts, an afternoon refreshment break and a networking reception.
$625 per person.  Significant Savings for Organizations Sending Multiple Attendees ... For 3 to 7 attendees from one organization:  $525 per person. For 8 or more attendees from one organization:  $475 per person.

Continuing Education Credits

Ohio Professional Engineers may claim 10 PDH (Professional Development Hours) for attending this program.   Certified Energy Managers (CEM) may claim 2 credits towards re-certification (10 Contact Hours).  Approval is given by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 10.75 CLE hours for this conference.  

Location & Overnight Lodging

The Columbus, a Renaissance Hotel, 50 North Third Street (downtown Columbus), Columbus.  Phone 614.228.5050. For overnight lodging on Monday, February 19 and/or Tuesday, February 20, either click here for online reservations or call The Columbus Renaissance at 877.901.6632 (Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations) or locally at 614.228.5050 and ask for the special Manufacturers’ Education Council's 22nd Annual Ohio Energy Management Conference rate of $164 for a standard room with a king bed before Monday, January 29.   

Advisory:  In the event the Renaissance is sold out, there’s additional beautiful suites available one block away at the Residence Inn Columbus Downtown, 36 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215 for Monday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 20. at a rate of $163, including complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and internet. Please use this convenient link for reservations click here or call 800-331-3131 by February 10 and identify the 22nd Annual Ohio Energy Management Conference.

Welcome to the Energy Revolution!!

Welcome to the Energy Revolution … The energy economy is changing, and the landscape will look very different in five years than it does today. That presents both challenges – and opportunities – for customers, regulators, and the providers.  

At a time of an abundant supply of inexpensive energy from domestic shale resources & new natural gas fired generating plants, the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed rulemaking to cover the costs of baseload coal & nuclear generators in October, 2017 could lead to an unraveling of the wholesale power market.   “(the proposed rule) would blow the market up,’ according to former FERC Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff appointed to the Commission by former President Bush in 2006.   “It’s gonna be as expensive as hell.  Expensive as it can be will be paying the full freight on coal and nuclear plants.”   To counter, current FERC Commissioner & a slated conference keynote speaker, Robert F. Powelson, told an audience of PJM stakeholders that FERC ‘will not destroy the markets.’     

At the 22nd Annual Ohio Energy Management Conference, in addition to the priceless information on federal developments, you will receive insights into major energy legislation here in Ohio to provide more customer control over portfolio mandates, out-of-market compensation for older coal and nuclear plants, new setbacks for wind farms, clarity on the kWh tax for “self-generators” and an end to the “electric security plan.” 

Attend the February conference and receive priceless insights on the forces that will determine your electricity bills and the options available to you to improve delivered price and reliability outcomes.  You will obtain valuable information about changes, trends and how to better manage your energy costs to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.   Among the features of the 2018 conference is how American corporations – two/thirds of the Fortune 100 companies and half of the Fortune 500 companies are embracing the promise of clean energy, not only reduce their carbon footprint, but to improve their profits & bottom-lines and provide energy cost certainty

As stated by previous conference attendee, you will learn both macro & micro energy issues. “I like the broad range of topics, some at the 10,000 foot view and some down in the weeds,” wrote Matthew M. Morris, Reliability Engineer & Energy Manager, North Star Blue Scope Steel, Delta, Ohio.  As always, energy savings opportunities, energy efficiency, and how emerging technologies can help you reduce energy consumption will be major components of this annual conference.  Again, featured at the 2018 Ohio conference is a plethora of best practices and case studies from Ohio companies and their leading-edge initiatives.  Another previous conference attendee, Gregg Heeter, Plant Engineering Manager, Candle-lite, Leesburg, Ohio praised the conference & said it was helpful on “Latest information on regulatory issues and trends in the industry, plus helpful sessions to reduce energy spend and usage.”  Register today for the largest energy management conference in America’s Heartland and reduce your energy costs by taking advantage of savings opportunities now!