Gulf Coast Energy Network Announcement
Power Up 2010


 

Greetings!

Still not registered? Join us at Power Up 2010, the largest energy and sustainability conference and expo along the Gulf Coast! Register before March 1, 2010 and receive a $100 discount off the full conference registration! 
Power Up is coming back Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast for its second annual energy conference and expo! This year, we have teamed up national partners to pull together the largest energy conference and expo along the Gulf Coast. Power Up 2010 will take place at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island, in Ft Walton Beach, Florida. 

We have assembled over 60 of the industry's leaders to analyze and address the critical issues energy and sustainability. This year's topics include:

  • Energy Technology (Thursday)

  • Low Impact Development & Sustainability (Thursday) 

  • Bioenergy & Alternative Fuels (Thursday)

  • Energy Policy (Friday) 

  • Green Building & Sustainable Design (Friday) 

  • Financing Energy Projects (Friday)

  • Alternative Building Construction (Saturday)

REGISTER NOW AND SAVEhttp://www.powerup2010.com/register.htm

Register from now until March 1, 2010 and receive a $100 discount off the full conference registration!

 

Partial Line Up of Speakers for Power Up 2010 (Subject to Change)


ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (THURSDAY, MARCH 11)


Designing a Sustainable Energy Transformation

Mr. Darel Preble, Space Solar Power Institute

Solar Energy Deals: Deal Makers and Deal Breakers

Mr. Bill Noel and Mr. Jason Valenstein, Booz Allen Hamilton

Electronic Power Control and Conditioning System

Mr. David McLean, NextEnergy Center 

Large-Scale PEM Electrolysis for Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Production

Mr. Steve Szymanski, Proton Energy Systems (Invited)

Advances in Plasma Waste-To-Energy Technology

Ms. Gillian Holcroft, Pyrogenesis, Inc.

Mr. George "Ron" Omley, US Air Force

Biopower, Biomass, and Renewable Energy

Mr. Glenn Farris, Biomass Energy Holdings

Wind Power: Practical in the Southeast?

Jamie Schlinkmann, INERJY 

 Small Modular Reactors

Dr. TJ Trapp, Hyperion Power Generation, Inc 

Landfill Gas Energy: A Proven Source of Renewable Energy

Mr. Randy Sherman, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group (Invited)


LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY TRACK (THURSDAY, MARCH 11)


Brownfield's to Greenfield's

Mr. Evans Paull, Northeast-Midwest Institute Center for Policy Initiatives

Case Study: Tampa Bay Project to Pensacola Specifications-Low Impact Development

Dr. Marc Russell, Gulf Ecology Division US Environmental Protection Agency

Smart Growth Practices: The Linkage Between Water Quality and Land Use Practices

Mr. Christian Wagley, Sustainable Town Concepts

Tree Protection Standards in Construction Sites and the Best Management Practices for Site Evaluation, Tree Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance

Mr. Beau Brodbeck, Urban & Community Forestry Alabama Cooperative Extension System

 

BIOENERGY ENERGY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS TRACK (THURSDAY, MARCH 11)

 

An Introduction to Biofuels from Agricultural and Forest Biomass  

Dr. Marian Marinescu, University of Florida 

Biofuel Legislation Update

Mr. Douglas Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition 

Sustainable Biofuel Feedstocks in Florida

Dr. Lixiong Li, Applied Research Associates, Inc

Transforming Sunlight into Fuel and Food for the World

Mr. Andrew Beck, Petro Algae

Native Algae Strain Development in Northwest Florida

Ms. Shelley Alexander, Green Freedom Inc.

Growing Jatropha for Biofuels in Florida: A Mother-Daughter Endeavor

Mrs. Teri and Sloane Gevinson,  Ag-Oil, LLC

Homemade Biodiesel

Commissioner Robert Cole, Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners 

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Alternative Fuels 

1stLt. Dan Pike, Air Force Research Laboratory

Wood Pellets in the US Southeast

Mr. Todd Bush, Research Assistant, University of Florida

Algae Production

Mr. Richard Fortune, Algae Production Systems

 

GREEN BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (FRIDAY, MARCH 12)

 

Getting to Zero Water Consumption

Mr. Terry Janssen, CEO, Ecotech Water, LLC, 

Improving Energy Efficiency with Fenestration Products 

Ms. Deb Bell, PGT Industries

Residential Green Building and Weatherization 

Mr. Mike Rogers, Capitol Green Building Group

Mr. Randy Conn, Capitol Green Building Group

Mr. Jane Conn-Bixler, Capitol Green Building Group

Hot Water D'MAND Control Systems

Mr. Larry Acker, ACT, Inc. D'MAND Systems

Energy Reduction Plans and ROI Analysis

Dr. Jennifer Languell, President, Trifecta Construction Solutions


FINANCING ENERGY PROJECTS TRACK (FRIDAY, MARCH 12)


Tax Credits and Incentives for Sustainable Construction

Ms. Kelley Chamblin, O'Sullivan Creel

Financing Options for Energy Projects

Mr. Marcus Craig, FPL Energy Services 

Federal Government Energy Loans & Grants

Ms. Diane Collar, US Department of Agriculture

Green Building and the Return on Investment

Dr. Jennifer Languell, Trifecta Construction Solutions

Understand Energy Efficient Mortgages

Speaker TBD


ENERGY POLICY TRACK (FRIDAY, MARCH 12)

 

Utility Perspectives and Programs

Mr. Bill Shepherd, Gainesville Regional Utility 

Mr. Brett Luebke, Gulf Power Company

Status of Building Energy Codes

Ms. Arlene Stewart, Compliance and Enforcement Programs

Mr. Rob Vieira, Florida Codes Update

Public Utility Commission Perspectives

Mr. Leon Jacobs

Other speakers will be added soon. Check the website for updates  http://www.powerup2010.com/speakers.htm


DON'T MISS THE ALTERNATIVE BUILDING SEMINAR (SATURDAY, MARCH 13)

 

On Saturday the Vendor Hall is free and open to the public. We will have a Builders' Forum featuring live demonstration on alternative building systems and green building techniques. Join us for food, door prizes, and events for the whole family.

Networking for USGBC and FGBC Members

Don't miss meeting with the "Who's Who" of energy and sustainability at the US Green Building Council's/Florida Green Building Coalition's Networking Social on Thursday, March 11th

 

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE  http://www.powerup2010.com/register.htm


INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING AT POWER UP 2010?

 

Expand your business at the largest energy conference along the Gulf Coast. Power Up 2010 will bring together experts from across the country to discuss the future of energy and sustainability. Discover expert resources in all sectors of the energy market and develop qualified leads to grow your business. Don't get left out, reserve your place at Power Up 2010. For information about exhibiting at Power Up 2010, please contact a Vendor Coordinator at  "mailto:[log in to unmask]" [log in to unmask]


EVENT PRODUCERS AND CO-HOSTS


We have assembled another impressive list of cooperating organizations. Special discount rates are available for current members of these organizations:

Gulf Coast Energy Network

US Air Force - Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

US Green Building Council
Florida Green Building Coalition
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
American Planning Association
American Institute of Architects
Society of American Military Engineers

 

REGISTER NOW TO TAKE ADVANCE OF THIS SPECIAL DISCOUNT:  http://www.powerup2010.com/register.htm  

 

WE THANK ALL OF THE POWER UP 2010 SPONSORS!


Platinum Sponsor

 

Applied Green, LLC

www.AppliedGreen.net 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

Apollo Windows & Doors

http://www.apollo-windows.com/

Gulf Power Company

http://www.gulfpower.com/

Insulated Concrete Technologies 

http://www.insulcretech.com 

 

Silver Sponsors


Allmet Roofing Products

http://www.allmet.com/

Smartronix

http://www.smartronix.com/

 

Lunch Sponsors

 

PyroGenesis (Thursday)

www.pyrogenesis.com


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Bronze Sponsors

 

ACT, Inc D'MAND Systems  

Compass Solar Energy

Dealer Services 

FPL Energy Services  

KTC Builders  

Okaloosa County

Okaloosa Gas


REGISTER NOW AND SAVE http://www.powerup2010.com/register.htm

 

ATTEND POWER UP 2010 FOR FREE

 

Attention employers of Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties: Our partners at the Gulf Coast Workforce Board Special have made scholarships available for eligible employees to attend the technical sessions at Power Up 2010. These are limited opportunities so contact the Rebekkah Heaton with the Workforce Board today at [log in to unmask]


Are you interested in volunteering at Power Up 2010? This is a great way to attend the technical sessions and take part in the networking opportunities at no cost. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with Power Up 2010. Please contact us at  [log in to unmask] with "Power Up 2010 Volunteer" in the subject line.

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

We are happy to team up with Marketing, Metrics, & Media to develop the public relations campaign for Power Up 2010. http://marketingmetricsmedia.com/ 

 


Power Up 2010 Sponsors

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