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Repurposing Fossil Energy Assets

March 30, 2022 from 12:00 pm5:00 pm EDT

Meeting link and login information below:

Date and time:  Wed, Mar. 30, 2022 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Event address for attendees:

Audio conference:  +1-253-215-8782 or +1-669-900-6833 or 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) or 877-853-5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 896 4068 5349

For attendees opting to join a breakout session at 3:30 pm, please use the link below at that time:
3:30pm Breakout Session Meeting Address 

Join us for a national workshop exploring strategies for and the many benefits of repurposing legacy fossil fuel infrastructure, including closed coal mines, coal power plants, and orphaned oil and gas wells.

Leveraging and transforming legacy fossil fuel infrastructure creates the opportunity for a skilled workforce to access new sources of high-quality jobs and for states and communities to increase tax revenues. As clean energy, manufacturing, and other innovative companies grow, energy communities are an attractive option for locating new and expanding operations because they often offer:

  • A skilled workforce with knowledge of industrial operations
  • Entrenched community relationships
  • Access to rail lines, ports, highways, and other distribution infrastructure
  • Electrical interconnect equipment and direct grid connections
  • Industrial land, facilities, and potentially even site and permitting licenses

Register for this half-day workshop featuring expertise on site remediation and reclamation, worker training and upskilling of dislocated workers, and the broad range of options for capitalizing on existing fossil fuel infrastructure.




Time ET

Welcome & Introductions

United States Energy Association
Sheila Hollis
Acting Executive Director

U.S. Department of Energy
Bhima Sastri
Director, Integrated Carbon Management

Energy Communities Interagency Working Group
Brian Anderson
Executive Director

White House National Economic Council
Sameera Fazili
Deputy Director


Panel Discussion: Case Studies & Lessons Learned


Kate Gordon
Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Department of Energy

Fossil to Nuclear
Christine King
Idaho National Laboratory

Fossil to Biomass
Neil Pansey
CMS Enterprises

Mine Lands to Solar
Alan Larson
Larson Enterprises

Fossil to Windmills
Stephen Collins
Commercial Development Company, Inc.

Oil Wells to Gravity Wells
Kemp Gregory & Stephan Streckfus
Renewell Energy

Fossil to Data Center
Jim Henry
Iron Mountain

Fossil to Energy Storage
Jared Troyer
Duke Energy

12:30 pm

Fossil Asset Website DebutBhima Sastri
U.S. Department of Energy

2:15 pm


2:20 pm

Panel Discussion: Available Federal Support

Bhima Sastri
U.S. Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency
David Lloyd

Department of Interior
Steve Feldgus

Economic Development Administration
Courtney Haynes

Department of Labor
Brent Parton

Energy Communities Interagency Working Group
Briggs White

2:35 pm

Breakout Sessions

Room A
Power Plants
Facilitators: Briggs White, Energy Communities IWG and Dwayne Coffey, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Room B
Mine Lands
Facilitators: Zach Eldredge, Department of Energy (DOE) and Brandon Delis, EPRI

Room C
Wells & Petroleum Assets
Facilitators: Tim Reinhardt, DOE and Steven Panova, EPRI

3:30 pm

Breakout Summaries & Closing Remarks

4:30 pm

Event Concludes

5:00 pm


March 30, 2022
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
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