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The 42nd annual Kentucky Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at the Lexington Convention Center. Watch this page for updates and registration information.

2018 Conference Recap

Last year's Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment featured speakers and panels that addressed the future of Kentucky’s energy profile, water and wastewater issues and solutions, projects to reclaim abandoned mine lands for economic development and the future of regulated energy. Governor Matt Bevin was the featured speaker. Other key presenters included David Ross, Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, and Steve Winberg, Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Cabinet Secretary Snavely moderated an energy panel that covered regulations, energy grid resilience, threats against the grid, cyber-attacks, pipelines and energy rates, with panelists that included Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Asim Z. Haque, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Talina Matthews, Commissioner of the Kentucky Public Service Commission and Andrew L. Ott, president of PJM Interconnection.

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton presided over an awards luncheon that honored many deserving recipients for their work preserving and enhancing the Commonwealth through energy efficiency, soil conservation, mine land reclamation, farmland stewardship and innovation.

Governor Bevin standing at the podium and delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Governor's Conference.
Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the keynote address at the 2018 Governor's Conference.
Secretary and Deputy Secretary of EEC stand with Tom Fitzgerald and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton at the award ceremony.
(Left - Right) Deputy Secretary Bruce Scott, Secretary Charles Snavely, Kentucky Resources Council Director Tom Fitzerald, Lt. Gov. Jenean M. Hampton.
Renee Shaw moderates a panel of experts on legislative issues at the 2018 conference.
KET host and producer Renee Shaw moderates a legislative panel on energy and environment issues during the 2018 Governor's Conference.
Audience members listen to experts on energy and environment issues at the 2018 Governor;s Conference.
Audience members listen to experts on energy and environment issues at the 2018 Governor's Conference.
A group of blue-tinted crystal environmental awards from the 2018 Governor's Conference
Environmental awards from the 2018 Governor's Conference.