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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Wednesday, April 28, from 10:00-11:15 a.m. EDT for a conversation on the future of low carbon generation in the Appalachian region. The discussion will highlight the Tennessee Valley Authority model and its role in advancing an equitable energy transition and power sector decarbonization.

The moderated discussion will feature energy leaders as they evaluate prospects for an equitable low carbon energy transition in the Appalachian region and the ways in which the TVA’s priorities fit within the broader framework of the Biden Administration’s decarbonization and energy justice agendas. As states across the region grapple with the challenges of a rapidly changing energy system, the voices of various communities and stakeholders will play an important role in both guiding new opportunities in the energy sector and preserving the existing workforce.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Please register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.


Welcome remarks

Frederick Kempe
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Council

Fireside chat

The Hon. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
US Senator
United States Senate

Jeffrey Lyash
President and CEO
Tennessee Valley Authority

Moderated by
George Frampton
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Panel discussion

George Bilicic
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure
Lazard Ltd.

Brent Booker
North America’s Building Trades Unions

Maria Korsnick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Energy Institute

Karen Skelton
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy
United States Department of Energy

Jarl “J.T.” Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
Memphis Light, Gas and Water

Closing Remarks

George Frampton
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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