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Technology Forum 2017

November 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to explore how innovative program design, partnerships, tech piloting, and customer connectivity will define our next era of energy efficiency.

Forum 2:00 – 4:30, with happy hour to follow (first drink’s on us)

In the era of flattened demand growth, aging infrastructure, and increasing challenges in energy efficiency cost-effectiveness, the utility business model is in flux. Energy efficiency has been a longtime contributor of least-cost energy resources, delivering the benefit of avoided infrastructure costs to Minnesota ratepayers. But as utility-driven efficiency is affected by new federal policies, technology advances, and attention to customer choice:

  • What does the emerging approach look like?
  • How should efficiency evolve to continue achieving least-cost benefits?
  • How must we think differently about delivery?

We will hear from national and local energy and utility experts about this transformation, including whichpreparations are already under way and the value that efficiency will continue to provide.

This forum is presented and funded in part by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, through its support for the ongoing statewide energy efficiency potential study.

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Forum 2:00 – 4:30 | Walker Cinema Theater
Happy Hour 4:30 – 6:00 | Garden Terrace Room

Tom Eckman | Northwest Power & Conservation Council

Panel Presenters
Aaron Berndt | Nest
Eliot Crowe | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ram Narayanamurthy | EPRI
Tim Sullivan | Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Shawn White | Xcel Energy

Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
Moderated by Jenny Edwards, Director of the Innovation Exchange | CEE


Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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