Solar Focus 2022

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 5:00 PM - Friday, 18 November 2022 5:00 PM EST

20, West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, United States

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 5:00 PM - Friday, 18 November 2022 5:00 PM EST

Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20, Baltimore, MD, 21201, United States.

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For over a decade, CHESSA has hosted the Solar Focus Conference, bringing together industry professionals, government officials, and thought leaders. As the region’s leading solar conference, Solar Focus is the best opportunity to boost your connections with solar professionals and promote your company’s brand. No other organization in the DMV offers you greater access to:

Demonstrating the value of your products and services to CHESSA members & decision makers
Maximizing your network
Riveting panel discussion covering today’s hottest industry topics
Elevating your company as a business partner and resource

Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association

www.chessa.org

CHESSA members are involved in every facet of the solar industry. Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain, and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, developers, and consultants who together form the foundation of solar. CHESSA represents sole proprietors and publicly traded companies alike and drives value to the residential, commercial, industrial, community and utility scale sectors.

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Andie Wyatt
Policy Director and Legal Counsel
GRID Alternatives

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Policy Director and Legal Counsel
GRID Alternatives
Andrew Williams
Vice President, Policy & Corporate Affairs
SolSystems

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Vice President, Policy & Corporate Affairs
SolSystems
Andre Eanes
Technical Projects Manager
Secure Solar Futures

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Technical Projects Manager
Secure Solar Futures
Angela Navarro
Head of State Regulatory Affairs
Arcadia

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Head of State Regulatory Affairs
Arcadia
Annika Colston
Founder
AC Power LLC

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Founder
AC Power LLC
Albert Phan
Principal Program Manager, Smart Grid & Technology
PHI

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Principal Program Manager, Smart Grid & Technology
PHI
Alex Winn
Chief Operating Officer
Save Solar Corporation

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Chief Operating Officer
Save Solar Corporation
Becky Campbell
Director, Government and Market Affairs
Leeward Renewable Energy

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Director, Government and Market Affairs
Leeward Renewable Energy
Ben Brooks
State Senator
Maryland State Senate

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State Senator
Maryland State Senate
Ben Frank
Senior Director of National Sales - Commercial & Industrial
SolarEdge Technologies

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Senior Director of National Sales - Commercial & Industrial
SolarEdge Technologies
Ben Norris
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
SEIA

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Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
SEIA
Brian George
Global Energy Market Development and Policy, US Federal Lead
Google

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Global Energy Market Development and Policy, US Federal Lead
Google
Cara Humphrey
Vice President of Strategic Sales
Neighborhood Sun

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Vice President of Strategic Sales
Neighborhood Sun
Jason Stanek
Chairman
Maryland Public Service Commission

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Chairman
Maryland Public Service Commission
Cindy McCabe
Associate Director of Renewable Energy
Montgomery County Green Bank

About Cindy McCabe

Associate Director of Renewable Energy
Montgomery County Green Bank
CJ Colavito
VP Engineering
Standard Solar

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VP Engineering
Standard Solar
Cliona Robb
Director
Thompson McMullen PC

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Director
Thompson McMullen PC
Cory McCray
State Senator
Maryland

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State Senator
Maryland
Daniel White
Energy Program Specialist
Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

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Energy Program Specialist
Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
Doug Boucher
Farmer
Maryland

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Farmer
Maryland
Elly Colmers Cowan
Principal
Compass Government Relations

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Principal
Compass Government Relations
Emile Thompson
Chairman
DC Public Service Commission

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Chairman
DC Public Service Commission
Eric Luedtke
State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates

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State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates
Ethan Holmes
Principal Strategies Analyst, Utility of the Future
BG&E

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Principal Strategies Analyst, Utility of the Future
BG&E
Francis Hodsoll
CEO
SolUnesco

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CEO
SolUnesco
Isaac Meyer
Senior Manager of Government Affairs for the PJM Region
EDP Renewables North America

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Senior Manager of Government Affairs for the PJM Region
EDP Renewables North America
Jay Heimbach
Consultant
Tiber Creek

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Consultant
Tiber Creek
Jeff Hudson
Director of Interconnection
UrbanGrid

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Director of Interconnection
UrbanGrid
Jeffrey B. Tate
Partner
ArentFox Schiff

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Partner
ArentFox Schiff
Jessica Lawrence-Vaca
Vice President for Government Affairs
SOLV Energy

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Vice President for Government Affairs
SOLV Energy
Jessica M. Feldmark
State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates

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State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates
Joe Rosenberg
Director of Business Development
Turning Point Energy

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Director of Business Development
Turning Point Energy
Joel Gamoran
Vice President & General Manager
Arcadia

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Vice President & General Manager
Arcadia
Jon Puvak
Partner
Gentry Locke

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Partner
Gentry Locke
John Lennon Miller
Director of Development
Chaberton

About John Lennon Miller

Director of Development
Chaberton
Jonathan Gross
Director of Renewable Energy Business Development
Monarch Private Capital

About Jonathan Gross

Director of Renewable Energy Business Development
Monarch Private Capital
Jordan Taylor
Founder & CEO
SynergyGrid

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Founder & CEO
SynergyGrid
Justin Felt
Director, Policy Analysis and Development
Exelon

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Director, Policy Analysis and Development
Exelon
Karla Loeb
Head of Government Affairs
Arcadia

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Head of Government Affairs
Arcadia
Kelly Brooks-Hailey
Organizational Development Specialist
Civic Works

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Organizational Development Specialist
Civic Works
Keri Knorr
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Delaware Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Pilot Program

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Leslie Elder
VP of Political and Regulatory Affairs
Summit Ridge

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VP of Political and Regulatory Affairs
Summit Ridge
Lily Qi
State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates

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State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates
Marc Korman
State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates

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State Delegate
Maryland House of Delegates
Matt Bernstein
Senior Policy Advisor, State Policy Solutions
PJM

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Senior Policy Advisor, State Policy Solutions
PJM
Matt Roberts
Partner
Hirschler Law

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Partner
Hirschler Law
Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Vice President, Climate, Energy & Equity
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

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Vice President, Climate, Energy & Equity
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Melissa Alfano
Director of Energy Markets & Counsel
SEIA

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Director of Energy Markets & Counsel
SEIA
Moira Cyphers
Eastern Region State Affairs
American Clean Power Association

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Eastern Region State Affairs
American Clean Power Association
Nathan Frost
Director
Dominion

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Director
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Odogwu Obi Linton
Commissioner
Maryland Public Service Commission

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Commissioner
Maryland Public Service Commission
Pearl Donahoo-Vallett
Key Manager-Strategy
PHI

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Key Manager-Strategy
PHI
Radina Volova
Regulatory Vice President
IREC

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Regulatory Vice President
IREC
Scott Hennessey
Vice President of Federal Policy
Brookfield Renewable

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Vice President of Federal Policy
Brookfield Renewable
Shannon Meyer-Johanson
Manager, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
SolSystems

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Manager, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
SolSystems
Shawn Rumery
Senior Director of Research
SEIA

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Senior Director of Research
SEIA
Simon Zimmer
Solar Program Manager
Civic Works

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Solar Program Manager
Civic Works
Skylar Zunk
CEO
Energy Right

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CEO
Energy Right
Stephanie Johnson
Executive Director
Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association

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Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association
Stephanie Klein
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy

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U.S. Department of Energy
Steve Luttrell
Partner
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Partner
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Steve Shparber
Member
Clark Hill

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Susan Stevens Miller
Senior Attorney
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Tony Smith
President and Founder
Secure Solar Futures

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Secure Solar Futures
Thad Culley
Senior Manager, Public Policy
SunRun

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Todd Chason
Managing Member and General Counsel
Gordon Feinblatt

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Tyson Utt
Co-Founder
CEP

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Sessions on Nov 16, 2022

05:00 PM

Kick-off Happy Hour

05:00 PM - 07:00 PMLord Baltimore Skybar

Sessions on Nov 17, 2022

08:00 AM

Women in Solar Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMCalvert Ballroom
  • Lily Qi

    State Delegate

Sponsors

09:00 AM

Opening Remarks

09:00 AM - 09:20 AMCalvert Ballroom
09:20 AM

IRA Plenary Session

09:20 AM - 10:20 AMCalvert Ballroom
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  • Scott Hennessey

    Vice President of Federal Policy

10:25 AM

Speed Networking

10:25 AM - 10:45 AMCalvert Ballroom
10:40 AM

When More is Less – Electrification and Climate Goals

10:40 AM - 11:40 AMTheatre Room
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  • Ethan Holmes

    Principal Strategies Analyst, Utility of the Future

10:50 AM

In this Economy? Building Solar and Storage against the Headwinds of Inflation and Supply Chain Constraints

10:50 AM - 11:40 AMVersailles Room
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  • Jordan Taylor

    Founder & CEO

11:45 AM

Lunch & Address by Stephanie Klein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

11:45 AM - 12:45 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • Stephanie Klein

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

01:00 PM

PJM – A Look into the Future

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMVersailles Room
  • +3
  • Jeff Hudson

    Director of Interconnection

Community Solar: Current Successes, Challenges, and Future Improvements

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMTheatre Room
  • +3
  • Cara Humphrey

    Vice President of Strategic Sales

02:15 PM

Interconnection Reform – Distribution System Scramble: Breaking the Chicken & Egg Problem

02:15 PM - 03:05 PMVersailles Room
  • +1
  • Pearl Donahoo-Vallett

    Key Manager-Strategy

Local Permitting – Diverse Perspectives from the Experts

02:15 PM - 03:05 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • +4
  • Francis Hodsoll

    CEO

03:20 PM

Modernization of Today’s Grid – A Conversation about Policy Tools and How DERs Fit into the Equation

03:20 PM - 04:10 PMVersailles Room
  • +3
  • Justin Felt

    Director, Policy Analysis and Development

Federal & State Renewable Energy Tax Credits: Path to NetZero by 2050

03:20 PM - 04:10 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • +3
  • Eric Luedtke

    State Delegate

04:20 PM

Solar Advocacy - It Really Works!

04:20 PM - 05:20 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • +1
  • Ben Brooks

    State Senator

Unleashing America’s Job Opportunities: Training the Next Cohort of America’s Future Solar & Storage Workers

04:20 PM - 05:20 PMVersailles Room
  • +4
  • Andie Wyatt

    Policy Director and Legal Counsel

05:30 PM

On-site Happy Hour

05:30 PM - 07:00 PMLord Baltimore Lobby Bar

Sponsors

09:00 PM

After-Party

09:00 PM - 11:00 PM31 S Calvert St 6th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

Sessions on Nov 18, 2022

08:00 AM

CHESSA Member Meeting / State Policy Update

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMCalvert Ballroom

Buffet Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AMCalvert Ballroom
09:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: An Interview with Chairman Jason Stanek

09:30 AM - 10:30 AMCalvert Ballroom
  • +1
  • Brian George

    Global Energy Market Development and Policy, US Federal Lead

11:00 AM

Keynote speaker: A Fireside Chat with Angela Navarro

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMCalvert Ballroom
  • Angela Navarro

    Head of State Regulatory Affairs

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch – A Rise of Solar in DC with Chairman Emile Thompson

12:00 PM - 01:00 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • Emile Thompson

    Chairman

01:20 PM

Bringing Solar to Historically Underserved Communities

01:20 PM - 02:20 PMTheatre Room
  • +3
  • Cindy McCabe

    Associate Director of Renewable Energy

A Developer’s Guide to Successfully Permitting at the Local Level

01:20 PM - 02:20 PMVersailles Room
  • +3
  • Leslie Elder

    VP of Political and Regulatory Affairs

02:30 PM

Energy Storage: Building a Diversified & Resilient Grid

02:30 PM - 03:30 PMVersailles Room
  • +1
  • Albert Phan

    Principal Program Manager, Smart Grid & Technology

The Midterm Elections – How Did They Play Out?

02:30 PM - 03:30 PMCalvert Ballroom
  • +3
  • Elly Colmers Cowan

    Principal

Distributed Solar Benefits Utilities - Why Not Rate Payers As Well?

02:30 PM - 03:30 PMTheatre Room
  • +2
  • Andre Eanes

    Technical Projects Manager

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