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Making Connections- Energy Trends and Our Vital Local Economy

Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition

Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

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MEPC Member Organizations
Members include Staff and Commissioners from: Anoka County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Metropolitan Council, Ramsey County, Scott County, and Washington County.
2 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Presenters 1 Ticket Ended Free $0.00
Non-MEPC members 7 Tickets Ended $25.00 $0.00

Event Details

Making Connections will bring together decision makers from local government to uncover trends in the way we produce, distribute and use energy.  Attendees will learn about the impacts of those trends on the local economy, jobs, and economic development.


8:00am: Coffee and Registration

8:30am: Welcome

Sandy Rummel, Metropolitan Council

8:45am: Framing the Conversation about our Energy Future

Rolf Nordstrom, Great Plains Institute

9:15am: Minnesota Energy Policy Update

Bill Grant, Division of Energy Resources

9:45am: Minnesota State Policy Panel

Moderated by Annie Levenson-Falk, Legislative Energy Commission

    • David Sparby, Xcel Energy
    • Betsy Engelking, Geronimo Energy
    • Kate Knuth, Environmental Quality Board
    • Sheldon Strom, Center for Energy and Environment
    • Bill Grant, Division of Energy Resources

10:30am:Networking Break

10:45am: Local Policy Panel

Moderated by Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

    • Jon Commers, Metropolitan Council
    • Jeff Weisensel, Rosemount City Council & Port Authority
    • Brian Ross, CR Planning

Keynote Lunch: Energy Trends

Lena Hansen, Rocky Mountain Institute

1:15pm: Practical Implementation -- What stragies are being used now to leverage opportunities to benefit our local economies? 

    • David Bergstrom, Wellington Management
    • Jack Kluempke, Division of Energy Resources
    • Steve Lawrence, City of Brooklyn Park

2:30pm: Trends, Opportunities and Takeaways -- what energy options are emerging to take us from where we are to where we are going?

Moderated by Michael Langley, Greater MSP

    • Kari Howe, Department of Employment and Economic Development
    • Jill Curran, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce & MN WasteWise
    • Nina Axelson, District Energy
    • Fran Crotty, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

4:00pm: Meeting Adjourns

 This is a zero waste event!

Have questions about Making Connections- Energy Trends and Our Vital Local Economy? Contact Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition

When & Where

Dakota Lodge, Thompson County Park
1200 Stassen Lane
West Saint Paul, MN 55118

Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

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