With a theme of “Energy Pioneers in the New Frontier,” the Southern States Energy Board’s 61st annual meeting will be held this week in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt will host the 3-day conference at the Omni Hotel in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Bricktown entertainment district.
Speakers at the event beginning Monday, Sept. 27 will feature four governors including Gov. Stitt along with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating will also be one of the featured speakers along with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm whose comments will be provided via video link.
Other notable speakers will also take part in the event. (click here to view list)
The Southern States Energy Board includes representatives from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.
The event will officially begin Monday evening with an opening reception at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center.
The first speakers will be heard Tuesday morning with a 7 a.m. breakfast where Sean Trauschke, Chairman, President, and CEO of OGE Energy Corp and OG&E will be heard.
A Governor’s Energy Caucus featuring Govs. Kevin Stitt, Mark Gordon and Asa Hutchinson will be held at 8:30 a.m.
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In announcing the theme of the conference, Gov. Stitt said it will serve as a guide to discussions pertaining to emergent technologies and the exploration of new and refined ways to secure America’s energy future.
” Our Nation is entering a period of unprecedented change and transition in the energy sector that includes all facets of energy, including production, transmission, environmental protection, transportation infrastructure, and workforce development. How we consume energy is changing every day,” stated the governor in explaining his selection of the theme.