AAEA Arkansas Advanced Energy Association


2015 emPOWERing Arkansas: AAEA's 4th Annual Meeting & Policy Conference

October 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

DoubleTree Hotel
424 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

AAEA's emPOWERing Arkansas: 4th annual meeting and policy conference, presented by Silicon Ranch Corporation, was once again the largest gathering of advanced energy business leaders in the state!!!

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Walmart's VP of Energy Mark Vanderhelm - Keynote Luncheon Presentation

Arkansas Solar Market Expansion - Panelist Slides

Clean Power Plan - Policy Roundtable Presentation

AAEA's 4th Annual Report to Members - Presented by Executive Director Steve Patterson


2015 emPOWERing Arkansas AGENDA:

8:30 - 9:30 am, Check-in and Special Guest Meet & Greet
AAEA members, colleagues, and guests enjoyed a continental breakfast and networked with special guests including Representative Warwick Sabin, PSC Executive Director John Bethel, Arkansas Energy Office Director Mitchell Simpson and Energy Program Manager Chet Howland, and other state policy makers.

9:30 - 11:30 am, Policy Roundtable
A) Arkansas Solar Market Expansion - a panel discussion featured Corey Call (Whole Com), Mark Cayce (Ouachita Electric Cooperative), Erik Didriksen (Aerojet Rocketdyne), Matt Kisber (Silicon Ranch Corporation), and Heather Nelson (Seal Energy Solutions).
B) Renewable Energy and Other Advanced Energy Technologies/Services as Clean Power Plan Compliance Tools - a roundtable moderated by Ken Smith (AAEA Policy Director) and Matt Stanberry (AEE VP of Market Development).

11:30 - 12:00 pm, Networking

12:00 - 1:30 pm, Keynote Lunch Program
A) AAEA Member Report
B) Presentation of Ron Bell Advanced Energy Leadership Award - awarded to Wally Nixon
C) Keynote Speaker - Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President of Energy for Walmart, "Advanced Energy as a Core Business Strategy: Walmart's Plan to Operate at an Everyday Low Cost"
D) Closing Remarks



AAEA Presents the 2015 Ron Bell Advanced Energy Leadership Award to Wally Nixon

Clean Energy Goals Mean Lower Costs, Prices, Walmart Energy Boss Says

Walmart Exec to AAEA: We're Working to Reduce Energy Footprint


THANK YOU TO THE 2015 emPOWERing Arkansas Sponsors!

Silicon Ranch Corporation 

Presenting Sponsor
Advanced Energy Economy
Willdan-360 Energy Engineers 

Program Sponsor
Clean Fuel Partners 
Pinnacle Energy Services 

Advanced Energy Supporters
Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation
Home Energy Rx

Middleton, Inc.
NextGen Illumination, Inc.
Tradewind Energy

Networking Sponsor
Gallagher Merry