Greater Pittsburgh Chapter: Annual Educational Conference

Greater Pittsburgh Chapter: Annual Educational Conference
Annual Educational Conference - Energy is Powering Us Forward

November 5, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205                 


1:30 Opening Remarks 

1:30-2:00 Renewable/Technology

Linette Casey, Director for Power Systems Development, Siemens Energy, and board member for WEN Boston 

Presentation regarding decarbonization and how it relates to power generation.  As the power generation industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio areas were traditionally fueled by coal, gas, or nuclear, Linette will discuss the opportunities hydrogen and other decarbonization technologies can bring to the renewable space in this area. 

2:00-2:45 Keynote

Beth Powell, President, New Pig Energy

Beth will speak about career barriers women have historically faced in the energy industry while providing strategies to overcome these and to develop leadership skills to power forward in their careers.  

2:45-3:30 Legal Panel

Michelle Elmore Wooton
, Attorney, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Carly Loomis Gustafson, Staff Attorney, Equitrans Midstream
Mike Friend, Project Developer, Laurel Renewable Partners, LLC
Erin R. Vuljanic, Attorney, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Moderator 

Outside and in-house counsel discussion regarding renewable energy technology for wind, solar, and storage development, including new technologies, latest regulatory updates, challenges/lessons learned, and potential opportunities for oil and gas industry to team with renewable developers.  Legal updates in this area including how reclaimed coal mines can lease land for renewable development, especially solar. 

3:30-4:15 ESG Panel 

Carrie Crumpton, CNX
Jennifer Hoffman, Olympus Energy
Leah Blinn, CEC, Moderator
Charity Fleenor – Director, EHS, EQT Corporation

Environmental, Social and Governance goals have been recently more prevalent in the energy industry creating a unique challenge for companies.  This panel will highlight three women with significant contribution to their companies ESG goals.  The panelists will discuss the challenges with developing baseline metrics within all levels of ESG as well as the tools they have used to develop goals.  The panelists will also discuss what their companies have been doing to work towards those goals.

4:15 Conclusion; Networking Happy Hour to follow

Sponsorship Opportunities are available - see form here

CEU’s/CLE’s pending and may be available upon request. 

By completing the registration for this event, attendee and any guests agree that they have read and agree to the WEN Waiver and Release of Liability and Indemnity attached here. WEN Greater Pittsburgh reserves the right to deny entry to this event if attendee does not agree to the WEN Waiver and Release of Liability and Indemnity.

WEN is currently planning to hold this event in person. However, we are continuously monitoring COVID-19 case numbers as well as CDC, state, and local guidelines, and will communicate any changes. Should this conference transition to a virtual version, registrants will be notified.  We are unable to provide any refunds for this event unless WEN cancels the event entirely.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about our cancelation policy.

$50 for members; $65 for non-members

Registration Deadline:
November 1

Walk-in Policy required:
Walk in registration is available on a limited, first come - first served basis. Payment must be by cash or check.

Recordings Prohibited:
WEN is an organization that provides educational opportunities to members and nonmembers; however, recording of the presentation, speaker, and / or content is prohibited. The presentation is property of the speaker and/or their organization and is not to be removed from the event without prior written consent. The Board may and will take remedial action against any individual, member, or any program participant in the event of non-adherence to this policy. Such action may range from a private or company-led warning, to suspension of WEN membership for a stated term or a prohibition on attending future WEN events. 

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This event will take place from 1:30-6:30 PM Eastern Time. Please convert to your local time when adding to your calendar.

11/5/2021 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree 500 Mansfield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 UNITED STATES

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