Conference Program

Conference Program


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Featured Panel Discussions

District Energy: Bridge to the Future, on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:15am - 11:15 am ET will feature a conversation about how managing, optimizing and modernizing a campus district energy system helps build a bridge to the future. Topics covered will include the impact of COVID-19, future fuels and pathways, campus carbon targets, the role of district energy and much more. 

Panelists will include:
  • Lalit Agarwal, Director, Maintenance & Utility Services, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Robert (Bert) Bland, Associate Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Cornell University
  • Ted Borer, Director, Energy Plants, Princeton University
  • Joan Kowal, Senior Director, Resilience & Utility Strategies, Emory University
  • Meghan Riesterer, Assistant Vice President, Campus Energy & Sustainability, Oberlin College & Conservatory
Powering Through the Pandemic on Wednesday February 17 from 11:15am - 12:15pm ET features a discussion with industry leaders who have a front row seat to the challenges facing our industry and the opportunities that will likely shape our future.  

Collectively, this group represents about 130 years of combined experience in the district energy industry, all involved with world class systems across North America and around the globe. Make sure you're in the audience for this important discussion.
Panelists will include:

  • Samuel Chatterton, Vice President, Applied Product Technical Support, Johnson Controls
  • James Lodge, President, Clearway Community Energy
  • David Musto, President & CEO, Thermo Systems
  • Michael Schack, Group Director Operational Marketing, ENGIE
  • Steve Swinson, President & CEO, TECO