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Monday, August 14, 2017

 7:30 am – 11:00 am     ACC Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Business Networking Time ~ Golf/Spa/Business Appointments

12:00 pm –  5:30 pm      ACC Golf Tournament - Park City Golf Club

 1:00 pm -  4:30 pm       Tomorrows Leadership Council Leadership Seminar (TLC members only)                                               "Becoming the Leaders of Tomorrow"

                                     Jeff Kirkham, Senior Vice President and Brett Beal, Head of                                                       Organizational Development, Savage Services 

 5:30 pm -  7:00 pm       Coal Market Strategies Conference Welcoming Reception

 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm       Tomorrows Leadership Council Dinner (TLC members & guests only)

     

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
 7:15 am –  8:15 am    Networking Breakfast
 8:15 am –  8:30 am    Welcome, Antitrust Reminder and Conference Overview

                                     Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council
                                     Mike Siebers, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Peabody                                              Energy, and President, American Coal Council

 8:30 am -  9:30 am     Opening Keynote Address

Mr. Glenn Kellow
 President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody 



Glenn Kellow was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody in May 2015, after joining the company in 2013. Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company with a workforce of more than 7,500. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents. 

Mr. Kellow has extensive experience in the global resource industry. Over a 28-year career with BHP Billiton, he held multiple leadership posts on three continents. He has also held a number of executive, operating and financial positions in the coal, copper, base metals, steel and petroleum sectors in the United States, Australia and Chile. 

Mr. Kellow is a director and executive committee member of the World Coal Association, U.S. National Mining Association and the International Energy Agency Coal Industry Advisory Board. In addition, he is a past member of the executive committee of the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the advisory board of the Energy and Mining Institute of the University of Western Australia. 

Mr. Kellow holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He completed the advanced management program of the Wharton Business School. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the Alumni Award for International Leadership from the University of Newcastle. 

 9:30 am - 10:00 am    Break

10:00 am - 11:30 am   Session I - The Existing Coal Fleet

Coal Combustion Residuals: update on CCR legislative and regulatory actions, impacts of coal plant closures and reduced capacity factors on volumes and markets, and new CCR uses including Rare Earth Elements  
Danny Gray
, Executive Vice President for Governmental/Environmental Affairs, Charah, LLC


Coal EGUs – Environmental Compliance Planning and Cost Competitiveness:
addressing environmental compliance planning for coal EGU’s relative to Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Coal Combustion Residuals in the context of the Trump administration and EPA, as well as state and RTO considerations. From an operator’s perspective, what does this portend for the viability, performance, and continued operation of existing coal units?
Dennis Rackers
, Director of Fuels and Materials Management, Northern Indiana Public Service Company


Preserving the Coal Fleet and Protecting Grid Reliability and Electricity Prices:  
What are the appropriate ways to value existing coal units versus other energy sources including renewables to provide affordable, reliable electricity? How should coal’s attributes of low cost, stable fuel prices and 24/7 availability be treated? Can policy changes be made to facilitate investments in existing coal units to improve efficiency and performance? Can “legislated insurance” be provided to power plant owners and investors so any future environmental regulations apply only to new units?
Keith Moore
, President, CastleLight Energy Corp. 

11:45 am - 12:45 pm   Networking Lunch

 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm    Session II - The Policy Perspectives

Special Guest Speaker
The Honorable Rob Bishop, U.S. House of Representatives, (R-UT) and 
Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee

 

 Coal Policy in the Context of the 115th Congress and Trump Administration: with the significant policy changes occurring under President Trump and the new administration in Washington DC, Congressman Bishop will offer federal policy and legislative insights.

 

State Leadership in Coal and Energy Development: new coal technology and market sector prospects, policy initiatives for coal, and leveraging infrastructure development opportunities and exports in the context of the Trump administration and state policies
Laura Nelson, Ph.D., Energy Policy Advisor to Utah Governor Gary Herbert 
 
• Impact of Renewable Energy Policies on Coal Markets: the effects of continuing federal and state support of renewables via mandates, subsidies, and incentives combined with power sector load growth in the low, no, or negative range mean continuing pressure for coal generation.
Seth Schwartz, President, Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

 Coal Policy Meets Strategic Communications – the 2017 Dynamic: along with vocal and visible support for coal from the President and Administration comes an increase in campaigns from groups opposing it and more “advocacy journalism” from some media. As regulatory reform takes hold and paves a path for coal’s continuation on the one hand, there is the drumbeat of decarbonization on the other. How should the coal industry be strategically communicating now?
Lee Boughey, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications/Public Affairs, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

 

 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm     Business Networking Time

 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm     TLC Group Project Meeting (TLC members only)

 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm      ACC Communications Committee Meeting (all ACC members welcome)

 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm     Board Reception ~ New & Prospective Members (by invitation)

 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm     Coal Market Strategies Reception


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 7:00 am - 8:00 am     Networking Breakfast

 8:30 am                     Opening Remarks

                                   Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council

 8:45 am - 11:30 am   Session III - The Marketplace and More


Domestic Outlook and Changing Power Sector Demand Characteristics
: the latest domestic market outlook for coal production and use, including regional perspectives, power sector trends, and challenges to coal unit’s dispatch and efficiency
Matt Preston
, Research Director – North America Thermal Coal Markets, Wood Mackenzie 

 
Rail Outlook for Coal
: Union Pacific perspective on opportunities and challenges in today’s markets and prospects for rail initiatives in the marketplace of the future  
Linda Brandl
, Vice President and General Manager Coal, Union Pacific Railroad


Changes in International Markets and U.S. Implications
: addressing the structural and cyclical changes in global demand for thermal and metallurgical coal, global supply response, pricing implications, and the role of the U.S, and short, mid, and long term implications for marginal U.S. suppliers in a changing domestic market 
Hayden Atkins
, Coal Consultant, Argus Media

 

Natural Gas Update: the latest macro and regional natural gas markets view; oil price outlook and implications, Permania, LNG and pipeline exports, and gas infrastructure assessment
Andrew Bradford, CEO, BTU Analytics LLC

Concluding Keynote Presentation 
Steve Milloy – President, Steven J. Milloy Inc.


Beyond Scare Pollution: analysis of recent headline-making studies on air quality and human health impacts; historical, extensive reliance on particulate matter (PM2.5 ) reductions to justify costly power plant air quality regulations; actions needed now to address regulatory transparency, science and modeling problems that distort the human health benefits of emissions reduction; engagement needed now by the coal industry to correct the public record 

 11:45 am                  Conference Adjourns 

 

 



 

 

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