Charting the Future of Renewable Energy in Virginia

Bridging the Gap: Charting the Future of Renewable Energy in Virginia

Join the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM) and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) for the 2024 VASEM Annual Summit October 28 & 29 in Richmond.

October 28 to October 29, 2024
Dominion Energy Innsbrook Technical Center
5000 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

Explore the impact of increased electrification in the Commonwealth.  Join us for presentations and discussions on building a sustainable tomorrow with the shift towards renewables, advances in generation, transmission, and storage while advancing workforce development opportunities for economic growth and job creation throughout the Commonwealth.

Energy Summit – Energy, Data Centers, Education

Bridging the GAP – Charting the future of renewable energy in Virginia




9:00 to 11:30 a.m.VASEM Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.VASEM New Member Lunch
1:00 to 1:15 p.m.Welcome & Safety Message - Jim Aylor, VASEM President
1:15 to 1:30 p.m.Ed Baine, President – Dominion Energy
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Panel Session - Energy View

Moderator: Mark Lauby, Sr. VP, Chief Reliability Officer, NERC

  • Ed Baine, President – Dominion Energy
  • Aaron Walker, President – AEP
  • David Schleicher, President & CEO - NOVEC
  • John C. Lee, Jr., President & CEO  or Chris Cosby, COO - ODEC
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Panel Session - Data Centers, Energy Forecast, Infrastructure Impacts
Moderator: Robbie Wright, VP-Strategic Partnerships, Dominion


  • Paul McGlynn, VP Planning – PJM
  • Nick Blessing, QTS
3:30 to 4:00 p.m.Break w/refreshments
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.Introduction of new VASEM Members
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Panel Session - Generation Needed in the Commonwealth
Moderator: Robert Carritte 


  • Emil Avram , VP, Business Development – Dominion Energy
  • John Kotek, Sr. VP, Policy & Public Affairs - NEI
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.Poster Session and Reception

Day 2

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.Poster Session & Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 a.m.Welcome & Safety Message
8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Keynote:  Honorable Glenn Davis, Director, VA Department of Energy
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Panel Session - Policies Impacting the Future of Energy
Moderator: Cale Jaffe, Professor of Law, UVA

  • Hannah Coman - Apex Clean Energy
  • Jay Silberg -  Pillsbury Law
  • Larry Corkey or Mike Skiffington - Virginia Dept. of Energy
10:15 to 10:30 a.m.Poster Session and Refreshment Break
10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Panel Session - Energy Education in the Commonwealth
Moderator: Dr. Chen-Ching Liu


  • Dr. Chen-Ching Liu, Virginia Tech
  • Dr. Liling Huang, George Mason
  • Dr. Dawit Haile, Virginia State University
  • Mr. Randy Stamper, Virginia Community College System
  • Dr. Zhifang Wang, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Marathe, University of Virginia
11:45 a.m.Poster Session and Tours