2014 Western Fuels Energy Conference


Due to the significant support of our sponsors, there will be no registration fee for the 2014 Energy Conference and there will be no fee to participate in the 2014 Western Fuels Golf Invitational. We do, however, require that you register.


This is an invitation only event. Space is limited. Register and make hotel reservationsby clicking the buttons to the right.


Reservations at the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek can be made by attendees at the discounted rate of $169.00 per night plus the discounted “Resort Fee” of $10.00 per night. Rates are subject to availability and are valid August 17 through August 25 if participants wish to extend their stay.


If you have any questions, contact Susie Boland by phone at 303-255-5811 or email

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, August 20th

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Western Fuels Golf Open – Box Lunch,
1:00 pm - Shot Gun start Shuttle runs
from Park Hyatt to Golf Course
11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Beaver Creek Golf Club

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

General Session Dinner
Mt. Jackson/Grouse Mountain/McCoy’s Peak

Guest Speakers:

The Honorable Scott Tipton,
U.S. Representative for the 3rd District
of Colorado
Mr. Karl Mecklenburg
Former Denver Broncos Captain and
All-Pro Linebacker

Thursday, August 21st


Breakfast on your own - 8100 Mountain Side Restaurant
will open at 6:30am

8:15 am

General Session Meeting
Mt. Jackson/Grouse Mountain/McCoy’s Peak

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions
Mr. Ned Leonard: “Reflections on
Western Fuels’ First 40 Years”

9:00 am

Mr. John Eaves, CEO Arch Coal
Company: “The Future of Coal
in the West”

9:30 am


10:00 am

Mr. Hal Quinn, CEO National Mining
Association - “The Next 40”

10:45 am

Mr. Nick Brown, CEO Southwest
Power Pool - “Planning When We Don’t
Know What to Plan For”


Lunch Buffet on Patio in Sawatch Hall

1:00 pm

Mr. Matt Rose, Chairman BNSF
Railway Company – “The Partnership
of Rail & Coal Moving Ahead”

1:45 pm

Mr. Peter Glaser, Troutman and
Sanders – “EPA’s Coal Plant Carbon
Regulations: How Bad Are They?”

2:30 pm


2:30 pm

Mr. Bryan Galli, Group Executive and
Chief Marketing Officer Peabody Energy –
“Advanced Energy for Life: Global
Advocacy to Drive Policy Outcomes”

4:00 pm

General Session Adjourns

Thursday, August 21st

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Board of Directors Dinner
Allie’s Cabi
Please meet in the main lobby for
transportation to Allie’s Cabin @ 5:15 pm

Shuttle runs from Park Hyatt to
Allie’s Cabin starting @5:30 pm


Directors of WFA/WFC/WFW & Invited Guests

Friday, August 22nd

6:30 am

Continental Breakfast
Lobby in Sawatch Hall/Conference Center

7:00 am – TBD

Board of Directors Meetings
Mt. Jackson/Grouse Mountain/McCoy’s Peak





2014 Energy Conference Attendees