October 20th and 21st, the 2022 Virginia Clean Energy Summit (VCES) saw clean energy leaders from across the state connect in Richmond to discuss current clean energy policy, innovations, and strategies to reduce Virginia's carbon footprint and support Virginia businesses.
The event this year highlighted the many different technologies that are creating opportunities for Virginia business while building a more reliable, responsive, and environmentally-friendly energy system. More than a dozen panel discussions and keynote presentations were held on topics that included solar power, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, micro-grids, wind power, smart buildings, clean energy policy, and more.
The goal of the VCES is to focus on the synergies among these technologies and businesses as well as the consumer, environmental, and business opportunities that are emerging from their deployment.
Conference attendees included representatives from state and local governments, businesses, academia, and NGOs.
“This annual event was excellent with a wide range of participants from Senator Kaine to Governor Youngkin to local officials all working on affordable reliable clean energy and innovation." Said Alleyn Harned, director of Virginia Clean Cities. “Virginia Clean Cities was glad to be there with the Virginia Department of Energy and several booths of electric vehicle charging information. And it was an honor that the conference had an EV emphasis on the 21st."
Several electric vehicles were on display Friday for event attendees, including models from Chevy, Hyundai, VW, Tesla, and GEM.
The Virginia Clean Energy Summit is a Unique Collaboration of Prominent Renewable Energy Groups Across the Commonwealth.
For more information about VCES: https://www.vacleanenergysummit.org/