Energy for the Power of 32

Dec 4, 2014 Environment

A new initiative for the Power of 32 is to Create a Regional Energy Plan and Strategy. The goal is to identify the region's energy future and develop strategies to assure economic competitiveness and high quality of life.  A first step toward achieving this goal is the upcoming event, "Energy for the Power of 32: 32 Counties, 4 States, 1 Energy Future."

Event Highlights:

Engaging, High Value Content & Interactions, and Request for Your Input:

  • Fast moving, memorable presentations about cutting-edge energy topics.
  • Small group deliberation on regional energy principles, values, pressing needs and opportunities, and recommendations for a process to create a regional energy plan and strategy.
  • Getting everybody on the same page - presentation of the region's Energy Baseline: first ever, fact-based characterization of sources of energy production, consumption, and outcomes.
  • Salon-style discussion with featured speakers to prepare attendees to roll up their sleeves and lay out issues and ideas, and envision the region they want to energize.
  • Exhibits featuring energy innovations, initiatives, and new ideas that will surprise and motivate.

Featured Speakers

Morning Keynote, Aaron Bernstein M.D., M.P.H.,  Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health; Physician in Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
"Designing Energy Systems For Health"

Afternoon Keynote, Robyn Beavers, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Founder of Station A Group, NRG Energy
"Innovating a 21st century low carbon, energy economy" 

Mustafa Ali, Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA
"Policy Frameworks: Accounting for public health, climate change, and leveraging win-wins of energy innovation"

Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
"Addressing 21st Century energy and environmental challenges and creating innovations that will benefit generations to come"

Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
"America's regions poised to lead energy future.  What other regions are doing that the P32 region can plan and strategy"
Ted Ford, President & CEO, Ohio Advanced Energy Economy
"America's regions poised to lead energy future.  What other regions are doing that the P32 region can plan and strategy"
Annie Gilleo, State Policy Research Analyst, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
"Keeping Score on Energy Efficiency - a strategy to generate cost-savings, promote technological innovation, and stimulate growth"

Greg Reed, Director of the Electric Power Initiative in the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 
"Grid stability - keeping the lights on as we move to a new distributed energy future"

Moderator: Jonas Chaney, Public Affairs Director at WPXI-TV

For more information, including registration and agenda, please visit
To exhibit, please contact Ginette at (412) 258-6646.