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

Energy Policy Forum: Electric Co-ops Lead Minnesota Innovation

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Minnesota History Center

345 W Kellogg Blvd

St Paul, MN 55102

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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 electric cooperatives were created to ensure that electricity’s benefits were available to the farm communities and local economies of rural Minnesota.

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

Join us to learn from their experience and discuss what’s new and what's next for our electric cooperatives.

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5:15-6:15 Networking
6:15-8:00 Program

Keynote
David Saggau | Great River Energy, President and CEO

Minnesota Expert Panelists
Beth Soholt | Wind on the Wires, Executive Director
Ryan Hentges | Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, General Manager
Jim Horan | MN Rural Electric Association, Director of Government Affairs & Counsel
Jessica Burdette | MN Department of Commerce, State Energy Office Manager

Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
Moderated by Chris Farrell, American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio


This forum is sponsored in part by The McKnight Foundation

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