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CEE Energy Policy Forum: Electric Co-ops Lead Minnesota Innovation

January 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 12
5:00 Networking / 6:00 Program
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Innovation is essential in the face of rapid change, and no one knows this better than Minnesota’s rural cooperative electric utilities. An innovation themselves nearly a century ago, our rural co-ops were created to ensure that electricity’s benefits were available to farm communities and local economies statewide.

Today’s rural cooperatives still drive innovation’s leading edge, bringing new options to member-customers while ensuring reliable, affordable electric service. So how are co-ops responding to emerging industry dynamics such as lower customer demand growth, aging infrastructure, stronger expectations and policies for cleaner fuel and more efficient technologies, and cheaper wind and solar?

Join us to learn from their experience, and discuss what’s new and what’s next:

Keynote
David Saggau, President and CEO,
Great River Energy

Panelists
Beth Soholt, Wind on the Wires
Ryan Hentges, MN Valley Electric Cooperative
Jim Horan, MN Rural Electric Association
Jessica Burdette, MN Department of Commerce
Mike Bull, Center for Energy and Environment

Moderator
Chris Farrell, American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio
 
 Register here for the free Energy Policy Forum

This forum is supported in part by The McKnight Foundation

Details

Date:
January 12, 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN United States
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