November 2014 Luncheon
Speaker: Mr. Mark McIntire @ Duke Energy, Environmental and Energy Policy Affairs Director
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Topic: A Fleet in Transition
Summary: Mark is the Director of Environment and Energy Policy and Affairs for Duke Energy in North Carolina. He has nearly 20 years of environmental engineering and regulatory affairs experience that spans state government, consulting, and industry. He joined Progress Energy in April of 2012 as an air pollution control engineer and transitioned into his current role in May of 2013. Mark is a registered Professional Engineer, an American Academy Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Mark lives in Raleigh with his wife and two children.
The presentation discussed:
- How to continue to provide reliable services to a populace that does not fully appreciate the value, and understand the complexities of the work we do?
- How do we continue to provide affordable electricity under the weight of emerging state and federal regulations, calls to adapt to a changing climate, and the need to react to emergent natural and human-induced threats?
- Can we innovate our way to the development and delivery of affordable, resilient electricity in a sustainable manner?
- We will explore the current state of electricity generation in North Carolina, the use of technology to meet environmental obligations, and the challenges of integrating renewables into the generation portfolio.