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Event registration opens at 8 a.m. January 28,
Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago, IL.


Registration and Refreshments

8:30     Welcoming Remarks

8:45     States Capitalizing on Opportunity

Midwestern states are stepping forward to take advantage of previously untapped industrial energy efficiency opportunities including combined heat and power, biogas, waste water treatment facilities and more.  Panelists will share the results of work underway with the assistance of DOE competitive grants.  
Confirmed Panelists:

    • Wisconsin - Industrial Energy Efficiency and Biogas:
      Amanda L.
       Mott, Energy Projects Specialist, Wisconsin State Energy Office

    • Illinois - Industrial Energy Efficiency and Public Sector CHP Pilot:
      Molly Lunn, Assistant Deputy Director, Energy & Recycling Office, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Activity

    • Minnesota - Combined Heat and Power:
      Jessica Burdette, Supervisor, Conservation Improvement Program Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources


    • Jay Wrobel, Technical Assistance Supervisor, U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office

10:00    Break

10:15    Companies Capitalizing on Opportunity

A panel of industrial companies will discuss their commitments, successes, and challenges in achieving energy and GHG emission reductions.  They will also share their perspective on non-energy benefits that have accrued to their company as a result of their energy work.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Rick Sites, Energy and Sustainability Team Leader, Ohio Hospital Association

  • Jeff Rehm, Senior Manager, Corporate Facilities & Global Sustainability, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

  • Michael J. Reader, President, Precision Plus, Inc.


  • Christopher Russel, Visiting Fellow, Industry, ACEEE

11:45     Closing Comments

12:00     Adjourn


Summit Sponsored by:  




Wisconsin State Energy Office 

DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office


Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity 

Oak Ridge                             

When & Where

The Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 S Michigan Ave
The Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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Great Plains Institute, Midwest Governors Association, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Institute for Industrial Productivity, Energy Resources Center, Alliance for Industrial Efficiency and Midwest Cogeneration Association


For questions on content, contact Leah Scull, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, at 312-784-7247 or

For questions on registration, contact Patrick Mathwig, Great Plains Institute, at 612-767-7294 or

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