Public hearing to explore current policy approaches to solar development in PA and matters to consider when beginning and ending/decommissioning a solar project

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Shippensburg University

1871 Old Main Dr, Shippensburg, PA 17257


Public hearing to explore current policy approaches to solar development in PA and matters to consider when beginning and ending/decommissioning a solar project

SCHEDULE

9:00 AM         Call to Order, Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman 

9:05 AM         Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Charles Patterson, President of Shippensburg
University of Pennsylvania and Center Board Member

9:10 AM            Panel 1:  Pennsylvania Policy Approaches to Solar Development

  • Thomas Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, Penn State Extension
  • Professor Mohamed Badissy, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Michael Roth, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

9:40 AM            Panel 2:  Considerations When Beginning a Solar Project

  • Brian Ross, Vice President for Renewable Energy, Great Plains Institute / SolSmart Advisor
  • Daniel Brockett, Educator, Penn State Extension
  • Paul Mason, Fourth Generation Dairy Farmer and Farm Bureau Member

10:10 AM         Panel 3:  Considerations When Decommissioning a Solar Project 

  • Ariane Benrey, Policy Analyst, Division of Clean Energy, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Bruce Burcat, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition
  • Scott Elias, Senior Manager of State Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Andrew Williams, Vice President of Policy & Corporate Affairs, Sol Systems, LLC

10:55 AM         Concluding Remarks and Adjournment, Senator Gene Yaw