Governor's Conference on Energy

Governor's Conference on Energy


Conference Speakers

The Planning Committee for The 2010 Governor's Conference on Energy is assembling an exciting array of plenary and session speakers. A confirmed Special Guest will be speaking at the conference dinner on October 13.

Plenary Speakers

  • The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The Honorable Douglas Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Michael Rao, Ph.D, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of the City of Richmond
  • Edward Trumbull, Mid-Atlantic Regional Consortium
  • Guest Speaker: T. Boone Pickens

Conference Speakers

Six conference tracks will feature session speakers on topics that include:

  • An overview of doing energy business in Virginia;
  • Markets for independent energy generation;
  • Raising capital for energy business development;
  • Industrial efficiency projects and technology;
  • Residential building for energy efficiency;
  • Community sustainability planning;
  • High performance commercial/institutional buildings;
  • The future of conventional energy sources;
  • Alternative energy project development in Virginia;
  • Workforce training for the new energy economy;
  • University energy research and collaboration;
  • Reducing transportation energy use.

Check this page for updates to speakers and conference sessions.





Terawatt Level

Appalachian Power: American Electric Power

Alpha Natural Resources



Virginia Commonwealth University


Gigawatt Level

American Petroleum Institute

Consol Energy


Megawatt Level

Covanta Energy

Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy

McGuire Woods Consulting

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems

Northrop Grumman

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Propane Education and Research Council

Pepco Energy Services

Range Resources

Williams Mullen


Volkswagen Group of America


Kilowatt Level

Christian & Barton, L.L.P.

EMO Energy Solutions


Osage Bio Energy


Southern States Energy Board

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Washington Gas


Watt Level


Advanced Process Solutions

Advantus Strategies


Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator



Troutman Sanders

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Virginia Energy Independence Alliance

Virginia Oil and Gas Association


Negawatt Level


Bowman Consulting

Eckert Seamans

Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security

Macaulay and Burch


Spotts Fain PC

Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association

WarmWise, Columbia Gas of Virginia



Media Sponsor

AGL Resources


Reception Sponsor: October 12

Virginians for Reliable Energy


Lunch Sponsor: October 13

AGL Resources


Reception Sponsor: October 13


Hunton and Williams


Dinner Sponsor: October 13

Johnson Controls


Conference support provided byVirginia Sustainable Building Network
Gregori Consulting  LLC
McGuire Woods Consulting

Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Association
Virginia Natural Gas