December 2019 Social Event


SWIFT Plant Tour:  The tour is scheduler for Wednesday, December 5 at 2 PM at the SWIFT Research Center. The SWIFT Research Center is located at the HRSD Nansemond Treatment Plant, 6909 Armstead Road, Suffolk,VA. The plant is gated, so you will need to announce yourself at the gate(Intercom) and staff will open the gate remotely. The SWIFT Research Center is the first building on the right as you enter the gate, and parking is available in front of the building. The tour will take approximately an hour and part of the tour takes place outdoors, weather permitting. If possible, please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your tour as our SWIFT foyer is not permanently staffed. Rick Raike and Lacy Wever will be our tour guides.  Immediately following the tour the group will meet at the Decent People Tavern for a social gathering.

What is SWIFT:  SWIFT (Sustainable Water Imitative For Tomorrow) is aninnovative water treatment project in eastern Virginia designed to furtherprotect the region’s environment, enhance the sustainability of the region’slong-term groundwater supply and help address environmental pressures such asChesapeake Bay restoration, sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.

SWIFT takes highly treatedwater that wouldotherwise be discharged into the Elizabeth, James or York rivers and puts itthrough additional rounds of advanced water treatment to meet drinking waterquality standards. The SWIFT Water is then added to the Potomac Aquifer, the primary source of groundwater throughout easternVirginia.

November 2019 Meeting

Date Time- November 14, 2019/ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location- Damuth Trane, 1100 Cavalier Blvd, Chesapeake Blvd 23185

Presenter/Topic- Seth Mulledore (The Energy Group) Presentation 6:15-7:00PM

Battery Storage for Resilience and Economic Benefits (Webex Presentation)


Introduction to the current state of battery storage technologies and the potential resiliency and economic benefits batteries can provide – from customer billsavings to replacing power plants. Presentation will include examples of both utility-scale and behind-the-meter battery installations supported by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project (

Presenter/Topic– Abigail Johnson (Abacus Property Solutions) Presentation 7:15-8:00PM

Abby Johnson, Executive Director of the Virginia PACE Authority will discuss the benefits of a new energy efficiency and resiliency financing tool known as Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy or C-PACE. Specifically, the speaker will discuss how C-PACE can help make the financial case for installing high efficiency equipment or measures that reduce the impact of flooding, storm surges and storm water impact fees.

September 2019 Meeting

Date Time- September 17, 2019/ 6:00PM- 8:00 PM

Location- Damuth Trane, 1100 Cavalier Blvd, Chesapeake Blvd 23185

Presenter/Topic- Rich Helstrom (Constructis Corp)/Clean Energy & Intelligent Roadways

Presenter/Topic- Tom Ostasiewski (Facility Dynamics Engineering)/ Building Commissioning – Maximizing the Benefit

August 2019 Meeting

Date/Time Wednesday August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location- Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, 81 Patch Road Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia, 23651

Contact:, 757-224-7042 or Jeff Hall 757-287-2876 (M)

Social Meeting with Business Discussions