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Roanoke College presents: renewable energy to fill Virginia’s energy gap

February 7, 2017

VA-REA Presents the 2017 LEAD Series: Addressing Virginia’s Energy Gap

 January 16, 2017
 Leadership in Energy Advancement and Development

(LEAD) Series Forum #1

On February 28th 2017, VA-REA will host its first Leadership in Energy Advancement and Development (LEAD) series forum of 2017 in partnership with Roanoke College, in Salem Virginia

Focusing on how to fill Virginia’s electric utility – projected capacity gap* with renewable energy, the half-day event will feature two interactive panel presentations with renewable energy industry experts from around the Commonwealth, and networking opportunities with renewable energy stakeholders.

Register here today!

 Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Time: 12:30pm-4pm

Location: Colket Center, Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153

Event Registration:

  • There is a $25 registration fee for non-members. Online registration can be found here

  • Up to 50 Roanoke College students and faculty receive one free registration and should contact Andreea S. Mihalache-O’Keef at to register

Purpose of event:

  • Hear from two panel discussions that define and address the current and future projections of Virginia’s energy gap with renewables;

    • Panel #1: Filling the energy gap with distributed generation utility scale renewables

      • Panel participants from: GreeneHurlocker, Secure Futures, Sigora Solar, Roanoke College, and Virginia Community Capital

    • Panel #2: Filling the energy gap with utility scale renewables;

      • Panel participants from: Appalachian Power Company, Dominion, EDP Renewables, and Strata Solar; and

  • Strengthen professional connections and business opportunities by interacting with industry, utility, policy and financing leaders within the Virginia renewable energy market

Why you should attend:  By participating in this event, you will receive the following benefits

  • Insights from renewable energy panelists discussing ways the development cycles of Virginia’s renewable energy market can fill the projected capacity gap in a dynamic case study format

  • Interact with leading renewable energy experts during two panel discussions and networking sessions

  • Free lunch hors d’oeuvres



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