NC Clean Tech Summit to be held in Chapel Hill next week

Top utility executives and University of North Carolina officials will speak at the second annual N.C. Clean Tech Summit in Chapel Hill next week.

The industry event organized by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

The summit features two days of business-to-business panel discussions, punctuated by general remarks from university and energy industry officials.

Speakers and panelists will feature utility CEOs – Tennessee Valley Authority’s Bill Johnson, Duke Energy’s Lynn Good and Southern Company’s Thomas Fanning. Johnson was formerly CEO of Raleigh-based Progress Energy and briefly headed Charlotte-based Duke Energy before he was replaced almost immediately following Duke’s acquisition of Progress.

Speakers also include UNC System President Tom Ross and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt. The UNC officials are allotted 15 minutes each.

Attendance costs range from $250 for the general public to $25 for students, with prices available for teachers, nonprofit workers and government employees. For additional information, go to:

The two-day event is planned for Feb. 19-20 at the Grumman Auditorium in the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.