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:
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.
Forum 2:00 – 4:30 | Walker Cinema Theater
Happy Hour 4:30 – 6:00 | Garden Terrace Room
Tom Eckman | Northwest Power & Conservation Council
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