Our Chair, South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster, hosted the 3-day event from September 17-19 in Greenville, South Carolina.

The theme that led our agenda for the meeting was got power? Fueling Future Growth and Prosperity in the South. Throughout the event, speakers focused on economic development topics at the confluence of energy production, electricity generation, innovative technologies, grid resiliency, and cybersecurity, as well as the influx of federal funding for state energy and environmental programs, state and federal legislative action, regulatory and permitting reform, and much more!


Sustainable Aviation Fuel by the Numbers
Ethel Bunch, Sustain South Carolina

Update on the Implementation of the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act of 2021 and the Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022
William Droze, Troutman Pepper

TVA and Advanced Nuclear
David Fountain, TVA

Electric Reliability: More Than Just MWs
Tim Ponseti, SERC

Federal Representative’s Remarks
Jim Powell, SSEB


Honorable Henry McMaster
Governor of South Carolina

Honorable Brian Kemp
Governor of Georgia

Honorable Bill Lee
Governor of Tennessee

The Honorable Thomas Alexander
Senate President, South Carolina

Del. Lorig Charkoudian Maryland

Honorable Jim Powell
SSEB Federal Representative

Rep. William E. “Bill” Sandifer, III
South Carolina

Sen. Ken Yager

Andrew Bateman
Deputy Executive Director, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff

Noel Black
Sr. Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company

Honorable Dan Brouillette

Ethel Bunch
Founder & CEO, Sustain SC

Michael P. Callahan
State President – South Carolina, Duke Energy

Lee Chapman
Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Jackson EMC

Honorable Brad Crabtree
Asst. Sec. for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Morgan Crapps
Dir. of Public Affairs and Govt. Relations, Redwood Materials

Honorable Glenn Davis
Director, Virginia Department of Energy

Honorable Jeff Duncan
U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina

David Fountain
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TVA

John Frick
Vice President, Government Relations, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Bobby Hamill
Senior Director, Environmental Policy, NRECA

Dr. Tim Hardee
President, South Carolina Technical College System

Sara Hazzard
President & CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers

W. Keller Kissam
President – Dominion Energy South Carolina

Katharine Kollins
President, Southeastern Wind Coalition

Lindsay Leonard
Senior Director for National Strategy and Engagement, Boeing

The Honorable Harry M. Lightsey, III
Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce

Bruce McKay
Senior Director, External Affairs, BHE Gas Transmission & Storage | Carolinas Natural Gas Coalition

Thomas Miller
Regulatory & Strategy Senior Manager, bp America

Tracy Montross
Regional Director of Government Affairs, American Airlines

Vayl S. Oxford
Member, Director for Global Security Affairs, Savannah River National Laboratory

Tim Ponseti
Vice President of Operations, SERC Reliability Corporation

Brian Smith
Senior Director, Government Affairs and Policy, GE Vernova

David Stallwitz
Managing Director, Business Development – Emerging Energy, Phillips 66

Jimmy Staton
President and CEO, Santee Cooper

Pamela Venzke
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer – Americas, Ørsted

Honorable Knox H. White
Mayor of Greenville