2014, April 18

FSEC Policy Advisory Board Meeting

April 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CCTS Conference Room
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL  32922-5703


Time Description Speaker
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Buck Martinez
Jim Fenton
10:10 a.m. Approval of November 21, 2013 Meeting Minutes Buck Martinez
10:15 a.m. FSEC Video

EnergyWhiz Olympics

Status of FSEC Programs

Jim Fenton
10:30 a.m. Discussion of Federal and State Energy Policy

Report of Florida Energy Office

Buck Martinez
Tommy Boroughs
Patrick Sheehan
11:10 a.m. Drive Electric Florida
(A statewide multi-stakeholder coalition consisting of utilities, electric vehicle manufacturers, Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalitions,  environmental groups, local governments, and electric vehicle industry experts)
Britta Gross
(Director, GM Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy)
11:40 a.m. Opportunities for Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Military Installations Jim Fenton for
Dave Robau
(Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network)
Noon Lunch (Buffet)
1:00 p.m. Future Energy Research Funding Brainstorming Jim Fenton
1:40 p.m. Board Business

  • Vote to Rename “Policy Advisory Board” to “Advisory Board”
  • Date and Agenda for Next PAB Meeting
  • Other Board issues
Buck Martinez
Jim Fenton
2:00 p.m. Adjournment

Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Paul Allen, Luz Aviles, Addison Bain, Tommy Boroughs, Michael Burroughs, Griff Carrison, Pete DeNapoli, Mike Faas, Jim Fenton, Nick Guarriello, C.T. Hsu, Larry Hufford, Jon Ippel, Steven James, Jim Lentz, Buck Martinez, Roger Messenger, Louis Rotundo, Patrick Sheehan, MJ Soileau

Invited Guests: Brian Allen, ASES; Britta Gross, General Motors; Matt Lawrence, Lawrence Development Group; Helda Rodriguez, NovaCharge Inc.; Jennifer Szaro, Orlando Utilities Commission

FSEC Staff: Dave Block, Thron Crowe, Philip Fairey, Mary Huggins, Colleen Kettles, Eric Martin, Nahid Mohajeri, Ali Raissi, Rich Raustad, Bob Reedy, Sherri Shields, JoAnn Stirling, Rob Vieira, Nick Waters

  1. Jim Fenton called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. and asked for introductions to be made.  Sherri Shields mentioned that the meeting was being recorded.
  2. Minutes from the November 21, 2013 PAB meeting were passed out for review.  Motion made to approve minutes and was seconded.  Minutes approved as submitted.
  3. Fenton showed new FSEC video.  Video can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/92735484.  Fenton praised Sherri Shields and Nick Waters for their work on making the video which showcases where FSEC is today and where it would like to be in the future.  Fenton also spoke on the status of FSEC programs.  Highlights included:
    • K-12 education update
    • EnergyWhiz Olympics to be held at FSEC May 3, 2014
    • UCF/FSEC partnerships: Building America, Clean Cities, FEEDER, Go Solar, Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
    • Fenton asked group to think about what are possible cooperative programs that FSEC can conduct with industry stakeholders and will discuss in afternoon session
  4. Buck Martinez – There is a Department of Energy SunShot Grand Summit Challenge in Anaheim, CA, May 19-22.  He will be attending and asked for some talking points.Flip chart:
    IBM Innovate
    Year end event
    value of water
    DOE SunShot
    Smart Grid
    EV analysis
    Buck will also be speaking at the CAMACOL conference in Miami. This includes Chambers from Latin America
    Emerge Conference/Camaio – Caribbean, Central and South America
  5. Patrick Sheehan presented highlights of the Florida Energy Office.
  6. Martinez suggested a discussion on water consumption and the related cost for energy generation.
  7. Britta Gross gave presentation on Drive Electric Florida and the EV market.
  8. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 for lunch.
  9. Meeting reconvened at 12:50.
  10. Fenton gave presentation for Dave Robau (absent) on Opportunities for Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Military Installations.
  11. Martinez listed some opportunities for FSEC to pursue.
  12. A certification of appreciation was presented to Tommy Boroughs for his service as chair of the Policy Advisory Board from 2008 to 2013.
  13. Motion made to adjourn meeting and seconded.   Meeting adjourned at 2:10.

Respectfully submitted,

Buck Martinez