MPSC In-Person Meeting


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Tuesday, July 24th: Conference Day(Central Time)

8:30 AM Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 Welcome
Rolf Nordstrom, President & CEO, Great Plains Institute

9:15 Keynote Address
Judi Greenwald, Principal, Greenwald Consulting & Former Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy

9:45 The Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative’s Electricity Road Map
Presentation of the Electricity Road Map by Franz Litz, Great Plains Institute

10:05 Networking Break

10:25 MPSC Panel: Planning for a Decarbonized Electricity Sector
Moderator—Patrice Lahlum, Great Plains Institute
Nick Martin, Xcel Energy
Greg Ryan, DTE Energy
Andy Kellen, WPPI Energy,
Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists

11:45 Lunch Keynote Address
Cathyoollums, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

12:15 pm Lunch Provided

1:30 States Panel: Navigating a Rapidly Changing Electricity Sector
State leaders take part in a moderated discussion on resource planning in the region.
Moderator—Doug Scott, Great Plains Institute
Nancy Lange, Chair, Minnesota PUC
Ted Thomas, Chair, Arkansas PSC
Brien Sheahan, Chair, Illinois Commerce Commission (Invited)
Miles Keogh, Executive Director, National Association of Clean Air Agencies

2:45 Networking Break

3:15 Bringing Decarbonized Electricity to Transportation Representatives of the Midcontinent Transportation: Electrification
Moderator—Jill Rook, Great Plains Institute
Charles Griffith, Ecology Center
Michael Krauthamer, Alliance for Transportation Electrification
Kevin Miller, ChargePoint

4:30 Closing Remarks and Adjourn 6:30 Hosted Dinner for MPSC and State Participants (Location to be announced)

Wednesday, July 25th

8:30 am Warm Breakfast (Provided)

9:00 Roundtable Discussion on the Electricity Roadmap & Conference
Discussion among MPSC Participants and State Officials

10:30 Break

10:45 The Path Ahead: Transportation and Buildings
A Briefing on the MTEC Work and Preliminary Brainstorm on Buildings Approach

12:00 Adjourn (Boxed Lunches Provided)