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MEGA Technical Program

Explore the transition to cleaner, climate-resilient, cost-effective, and reliable electric power

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The virtual program will kick off with a keynote plenary session on Tuesday, October 19, followed by two days of live technical sessions on timely industry topics, including:

  • Policy and Advances in CCUS
  • The Clean Air Act
  • Climate Change Policy Developments
  • Environmental Justice
  • Technological Advancements in Renewables, Storage, Hydrogen, and Transportation
  • Waste and Water Issues
  • Monitoring, Measurement and Controls


Keynote speakers include:  

  • Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA
  • Emily Grubert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Rob Chapman, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery & Customer Solutions, Electric Power Research Institute

Keynote Bios:

Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA

Joe Goffman returns to EPA after serving from 2009–2017 as the Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, where he provided policy and legal counsel on a wide range of climate policy and Clean Air Act regulatory and implementation issues and rulemakings. Since 2017, he has served as the Executive Director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School where he led a team of attorneys and communications specialists providing information and analysis to stakeholders, government decision makers and the media, and offering innovative responses on emerging issues in the areas of federal, state and municipal energy and electricity law and environmental and administrative law as well as in selected areas of corporate law. Joe also worked on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works as the Democratic Chief Counsel and Majority Senior Counsel. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Yale University.

Emily Grubert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Emily Grubert is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Carbon Management in the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). In this role, she oversees FECM’s Carbon Management program, which focuses on minimizing the climate and environmental impacts of fossil energy through technology pathways, including carbon capture, carbon dioxide (CO2) removal, CO2 conversion into products, reliable CO2 storage; hydrogen production; and critical mineral production from industrial and mining waste. Dr. Grubert is a civil engineer and environmental sociologist who studies and informs decision making regarding infrastructure systems, particularly related to justice-centering decarbonization of the U.S. energy system. Her expertise includes studying the life cycle and socioenvironmental impacts associated with future policy and infrastructure. Dr. Grubert is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and, by courtesy, of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford, an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and an M.A. in Energy and Earth Resources from UT Austin and a B.S. in Mathematics and Atmosphere/Energy Engineering from Stanford.

Rob Chapman, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery & Customer Solutions, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Rob Chapman is Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery and Customer Solutions at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He is also acting Vice President, Electrification & Sustainable Energy Strategy. He provides executive oversight for EPRI’s broad portfolio of Power Delivery and Utilization R&D, including Integrated Grid and Energy Systems (IGES), Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure (TDI), and Electrification and Sustainable Energy Strategy (E&SES). The research and analysis spans across a large segment of the energy industry. In this role, Chapman also serves as EPRI’s executive sponsor for the institute’s Efficient Electrification Initiative and as EPRI’s Chief Sustainability Officer, focusing on broadening industry collaboration, including international and government engagement. His relationships with EPRI’s membership and his understanding of industry perspectives provide him with the skills and experience to lead this research.

Prior to joining EPRI, Chapman worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Energy Services Company (PG&E) from 1995 to 1999. He was the director of the western region responsible for leading a team of engineers in establishing integrated energy services for commercial and industrial customers. Chapman earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.