Past Events

September 27-29, 2021

61st Annual Meeting

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Omni Hotel

Presentations, adopted resolutions, and more are available on the Meeting Page below.

August 25, 2021

Carbon Capture in the Southeast | SECARB-USA

via Zoom

On August 25th, we sat down and discussed the ongoing work of our carbon capture regional initiative, SECARB-USA. SSEB has been actively involved in the study and promotion of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) for nearly two decades.

We were joined by project partners Richard Esposito of Southern Company, Dr. Susan Hovorka from the Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin, and Katherine Zimmerman of Wood to discuss our past and future work together on CCUS issues and priorities, including the current push for the inclusion of carbon capture technology in federal decarbonization efforts.

The archived video is available below.

July 15, 2021

Webinar: Carbon Capture – Regional Initiatives Focus

via Zoom

In this webinar, we explored the past, present, and future work of three regional initiatives (RIs) related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

The RIs and respective project leads highlighted in the webinar were:

  • The Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership (CUSP) – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    Dr. Robert Balch
    Petroleum Recovery Research Center

  • The Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) – Battelle Memorial Institute

    Dr. Neeraj Gupta
    Technical Director – Carbon Management
    Energy Division, Battelle

  • The Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership (PCOR) – University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

    Ed Steadman
    VP for Research

The session also featured Jason Lanclos, the Director of the Louisiana State Energy Office, discussing the value and effects of regional carbon capture initiatives.

July 8, 2021

Energy Briefing to Southern Legislative Leaders

via Zoom | Agenda

This virtual forum highlighted key energy and environmental issues, federal and state policies, administrative and regulatory initiatives, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic felt throughout the Southeast over the past year.

April 14-15, 2021

SECARB Offshore & GoMCarb Joint Virtual Conference

via Zoom

We held our third annual joint SECARB Offshore and GoMCarb team meeting in order to share project updates and examine project progression despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

SECARB Offshore’s portion of the meeting is available for viewing below.

April 6, 2021

Associate Members Spring Meeting

via Zoom

March 11, 2021

Winter Webinar Series:
Batteries: Powering EVs and Beyond

via Zoom

In this information-packed webinar, our panelist discussed the innovative energy technology of batteries—the power behind electric vehicles (EVs) and much more.

Three experts covered the current limitations and the future innovations of battery technology, sources of federal funding, as well as government and industry response to market demands.

Presenters for the session were:

  • Steven Boyd
    Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. DOE;
  • Commissioner Tim Echols
    Georgia Public Service Commission; and
  • Matthew Renna

February 25, 2021

Winter Webinar Series:
The Evolution of EVs in the Southeast 

via Zoom

In our inaugural webinar installment, our presenters provided an analysis of the growing pace of electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Southeast and examined the industry and policy response.

Presenters for the session were:

  • Stan Cross
    Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE);
  • Jennifer Weiss
    Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University;
  • Joe Hoagland
    Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); and
  • Alexa Voytek
    Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

December 2, 2020

Joint Meeting of the Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee and the Transuranic Waste Transportation Working Group | Winter

Zoom Virtual Meeting


TRANSCOM Remote Training Opportunities
Sharon Taylor

October 26, 2020

Coal’s Continuing Vital Role

Zoom Virtual Meeting | 9-12:00 p.m.

September 29, 2020

60th Annual Board Business Meeting

Zoom Virtual Meeting

May 18, 2020

Coal: America’s Vital & Endangered Resource

A Joint Webinar Provided by SSEB’s Clean Coal Energy Policies and Technologies Program and the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance (VCEA)


A Coal Operator’s Perspective on the Coal Market
J.P. Richardson

Coal in the 21st Century
The Honorable Steve Winberg
Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. DOE

Coal: Vital and Strategic for America
Michelle Bloodworth
America’s Power / ACCCE

2020 Virginia Legislative Update
Clark Lewis
Troutman Sanders

Virginia Legislation and Regulation Updates
Brooks Smith and Patrick Fanning
Troutman Sanders

Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Stephen Moret
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

State Legislation Across the Nation
Kenneth Nemeth

March 26-27, 2020

Joint SECARB Offshore and GoMCarb Web Conference


Thursday Presentations

Friday Presentations

February 7, 2020

Associate Members Winter Meeting
Location: Edison Electric Institute | Washington, DC


Cybersecurity: 2020 and Beyond 
Laura Schepis
Edison Electric Institute

FERC Update: MOPR and More
William Keyser
K&L Gates

Net Negative Emissions Technologies
Angelos Kokkinos
U.S. Department of Energy

Recent Activities & Election Insights
Kimberly Gray
Southern States Energy Board

Energy Institute of Alabama Overview
Seth Hammett
Energy Institute of Alabama

Artificial Intelligence and Commercial Applications in the Utilities Sector
Jared Linck, PhD
SAS Institute, Inc.

AI and Quantam: Tools That Will Change the World
Darren Mollot, PhD
U.S. Department of Energy

December 11-12, 2019

Joint Meeting of the Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee
and the Transuranic Waste Transportation Working Group
Location: Miami, Florida
Meeting Summary


DOE Environmental Management Briefing
Demitrous Blount
DOE – Office of Environmental Management

WIPP Update
Bobby St. John
DOE – Office of Environmental Management

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Overview
David Pstrak
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

State Radiological Program Case Report: UNC Cleanup
Mike Firsick
Connecticut Department of Energy

Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the WIPP: Interim Report
Jennifer Heimberg
National Academies

Transportation Security Stakeholders Group
Mark Yeager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

TEPP Overview
Ken Keaton
TRG Incorporated

TEPP Training and Exercises in West Virginia
Jamie Moore
Monongalia County Health Department

Radiological Assistance Program – Emergency Response Assets
Steve Johnson
DOE – Office of Nuclear Incident Response

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Update
Jeffrey Moore
Federal Railroad Administration

Radiation Detection and Monitoring Technologies
Hongrui Cai
Radiation Solutions

Georgia Department of Public Safety Exercise
Brent Moore
Georgia Department of Public Safety

September 23-25, 2019

59th Annual Meeting
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Visit our 2019 Annual Meeting page for all post-conference materials, including speaker presentations.

June 11, 2019

Joint Meeting of the Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee
and the Transuranic Waste Transportation Working Group
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Download: Meeting Summary


North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update
Carlisle Smith
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

TEPP Update
Ken Keaton
TRG Incorporated

Radiation Safety Program Overview
Alan Jacobson
University of Maryland

Package Testing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Matt Feldman
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mk-18A Target Recovery Program
Bradley Loftin
Savannah River National Laboratory

May 20-21, 2019

Committee on Clean Coal Energy Policies and Technologies (held in conjunction with the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance’s Annual Meeting)
Location: Kingsport, Tennessee
Download: Program


Policy, Priorities to Incentivize the Nation’s Coal Industry
Joe Giove
U.S. Department of Energy

The Future of Coal
Lou Hrkman
U.S. Department of Energy

Balancing Affordable Generation & Member Expectations
Mike Pullen
Big Rivers Electric Corporation

March 27-28, 2019

14th Annual Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) Meeting
Location: W Atlanta – Downtown | Atlanta, Georgia

Download: Program


Industry Perspectives on CO2 Capture
Justin Anthony
Southern Company

Understanding of CO2 Migration and Entrapment – Cranfield Site
Sahar Bakhshian
Gulf Coast Carbon Center

CO2-Brine-Mineral Interactions in the Paluxy Formation at Kemper Pilot CO2 Injection Site
Lauren Beckingham
Auburn University

GoMCarb Partnership
Susan Hovorka
Gulf Coast Carbon Center

Advancing Toward Commercialization – Final Stages of the Early Test
Susan Hovorka
Gulf Coast Carbon Center

CO2-EOR Feasibility in SECARB Region Limited by CH4
Sarah Prentice
Gulf Coast Carbon Center

Significance of Plant Barry Demonstration Project
Tiffany Wu
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

February 25, 2019

Associate Members Winter Meeting
Location: American Forest & Paper Association | Washington, DC

Download: Agenda


Global Coal Utility Market
Rick MacPherson
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

Innovative Solutions: Maritime Industry
Art Mead

Nuclear Energy and Our Global Competitiveness
Andrew Paterson
EBI/Verdigris Capital, LLC

SSEB Issues and Priorities
Ken Nemeth

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