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The Case for Renewable Power in the Southeast: Local Government and Private Sector Demand

Thursday, October 19, 2017,
  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Flynn Auditorium

Renewable Power Conference PosterPlease join representatives from local governments, universities, businesses, and other organizations across the Southeast for the upcoming conference, The Case for Renewable Power in the Southeast.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the current and potential future demand for renewable power in the Southeast among cities, corporations, universities and other organizations.
  • Identify the socioeconomic, governance and market structures that affect renewable energy in the Southeast.
  • Identify emerging opportunities to mobilize new and existing renewable energy initiatives in the Southeast.


Thursday, October 19

8:30 am Welcome

8:45 am Introduction and Agenda

9:00 am Panel 1: Local Government Initiatives for 100% Renewable Power

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Panel 2: College and University Renewable Power Demand

12:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm Panel 3: Corporate Renewable Power Demand

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Panel 4: The Efficiency-Renewable Power Nexus

4:30 pm Utility Models: The Legal Context


Friday, October 20

8:30 am Welcome and Day Two Agenda Review

8:45 am Keynote: Incorporating Renewable Power into a Successful Utility Business Model

9:30 am Break

9:45 am Panel: Renewables: Risks and Opportunities for Utilities

11:45 am Conference Conclusion

12:00 pm Supplemental Workshop: How Can Corporations, Other Private Organizations, and Local Governments Access and Accelerate Large Scale Renewable Energy in the Southeast?

3:00 pm Workshop Conclusion

This event is is free and open to the public and is cosponsored by the Vanderbilt Energy, Environment and Land Use Program; the Southern Environmental Law Center; and the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association. Registration is requested at http://renewablepower.eventbrite.com

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.