Rockwell Automation Hosts OMA Energy Committee

On Thursday, Aug. 29, the OMA Energy Committee held its third meeting of 2019 — this time at Rockwell Automation in Mayfield Heights. Chaired by Brad Belden, president of The Belden Brick Co., the meeting featured a full agenda with updates and insight from OMA staff, as well as OMA energy counsel Kim Bojko, partner at Carpenter Lipps & Leland, and OMA energy engineer John Seryak of RunnerStone.

Much of the meeting centered on House Bill 6 — the nuclear bailout law that was passed and signed in July — and its impact on manufacturers. Other discussion included recent energy-related decisions by the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Energy explored best practices in energy management, while OSU economist Ned Hill and Cleveland State University’s Andrew Thomas presented their research on the economic benefits of Ohio’s deregulated electricity market.

The next meeting of OMA’s Energy Committee is set for Nov. 21 at the OMA. 8/29/2019

Nice turnout for the OMA Energy Committee meeting in Mayfield Hts. Thank you, Rockwell Automation, for the hospitality and the technology demonstrations!