AHC Group Carbon & Innovation Workshop

Energy Competitiveness:
Best Corporate Practices Through the Rising Role of
Renewables, Microgrids, Storage, and Strategic Planning

November 1–2, 2017
Ingersoll Rand Headquarters
Davidson, NC

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Until recently, energy planning has been mostly a technical manager function about getting the best rates from your local utilities and, at times of price spikes, on improving energy efficiency. This has mostly been an engineering/cost function at all great firms.

Today, efficiency improvement continues to be a major concern; but we are finding the ability to purchase or to build renewables cost-effectively, to generate power in strategic locations, and to use micro-grids and storage to enhance energy security offer more strategic ways to reduce energy costs and enhance the competitiveness of corporate facilities. A new world of energy optionality has emerged, with a range of energy providers, optimizers, and suppliers offering many complex choices.

Suddenly, in the last three or four years, such a menu of options in energy has become of sustained concern at the senior management and Board level of the hundreds of firms we have served since 1981. Much of this is market-driven, combining strategy, innovation, brand, investor relations, and other parts of leadership councils.

To examine this menu of market-driven strategic options, we now have organized a 40-firm Business-to-Business best-practice summit, to be hosted by our corporate affiliate Ingersoll Rand at their North Carolina headquarters.

For the past four years, the AHC Group has sponsored a series of special workshops focused on Innovation and Carbon Competitiveness. We invite you to attend the ninth workshop in this series.

Confirmed speakers at this workshop include:

  • Edison Energy, a leading provider of strategic energy planning services to major corporations.
  • Enbridge, the largest energy infrastructure player in Canada and the U.S.
  • Caterpillar, a leader in onsite energy generation and storage solutions.
  • CH2M, a leading global engineering firm whose work enhances the energy efficiency and security of the U.S. Air Force, with an Air Force leader in co-presentation.
  • Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, the recently formed advisory group helping companies learn how to purchase renewable energy effectively.

Besides these speakers, there will be several panels with new world companies like Flex, Apple, Microsoft, and other members of the RE100 reporting on their commitments, decisions, and steps planned forward.

Over a focused day and a half, this meeting is designed to give attendees practical and strategic guidance that they can take back to their leadership councils in a format of use. AHC Group workshops are actively facilitated, and designed for interaction between the large sponsors, speakers, and invited leaders. They are held under Chatham house rules in a private sanctuary that is ongoing.

Individual observers and companies may register online for this next session at a cost of $2,695.

Additional information on the workshop may be obtained from Bruce Piasecki, President and Founder of the AHC Group, at bruce@ahcgroup.com. For more on the history of our eight prior sessions, please contact our workshop chair, Ken Strassner (ken@ahcgroup.com), formerly from Kimberly Clark, where he made these types of energy decisions. Registration and hotel information is available from AHC's Corporate Affiliates Director, Marti Simmons, at marti@ahcgroup.com.


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Carbon & Innovation Workshop Registration: November 2017

Online registration for AHC Group 9th Carbon & Innovation Workshop Series in Davidson, North Carolina, at Ingersoll Rand Headquarters.