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Don’t miss this great opportunity to build your renewable energy arsenal and network with peers and experts. See the Clean Energy Means Business: An Energy Buyers’ Summit, presented by ANB Bank, E Light, and Sunshare agenda below.


2019 Agenda

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Tuesday, November 12

12:00 p.m.

Summit Registration Opens


1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Workshop
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) will be running a workshop and sharing a state of the market update. The workshop will focus on the basics of renewable energy procurement at scale, including building internal support for clean energy at your organization, the transaction mechanics of PPAs and Green Tariff structures, and techniques to avoid common mistakes and manage risk. This will be a dynamic workshop with plenty of audience participation, so come prepared to learn from your peers and share your own experiences.

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Wednesday, November 13


7:00 a.m

Summit Registration Opens


8:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Exhibit Area Open


Breakfast & Networking

8:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions


9:05 – 9:40 a.m. 

Keynote: Healing the Person, Healing the Planet: Why Sustainability Makes Sense in the Health Care Sector

  • Benjamin Anderson, Vice President of Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association


9:40-9:45 a.m. 2019 Solar and Storage Friendly Communities Awards


9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 

The National Western Center: New Energy for a Historic Site
Learn how this redevelopment will preserve historic buildings, connect the site to the South Platte River, and potentially create one of the largest campuses in the state to be powered by renewable energy

  • Noah Eckert, Development Director, Community Energy, Inc

  • Jocelyn Hittle, Senior Director, Denver Programs and Sustainability, Colorado State University

  • Laura Rip, Energy Project Manager, Jacobs

  • Tyler Smith, Area Manager - Community and Local Government Affairs, Xcel Energy

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10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

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11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Community Solar: Enabling a Consumer Revolution

  • Bob Lynn, Senior Vice President Energy & Commercial Lending, ANB Bank

  • John Romero, General Manager of Distribution, Collection and Treatment, Colorado Springs Utilities

  • David Amster-Olszewski, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, SunShare

  • Jocelyn Durkay, Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office

Overcoming Credit Hurdles & Financing Challenges
Learn how to hit your renewable targets

  • Alex Blackmer, Chief Executive Officer, Solaris Energy

  • John Bringenberg, District Development, Petros PACE Finance

  • Kevin Morse, Vice President, Lever Energy Capital

  • Emily Masters, Relationship Manager, Cleantech Group, Wells Fargo



12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

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1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

How Solar and Storage can Help the Extraction Industries Achieve their Financial and Environmental Goals
Hear from the oil, gas and mining industries in this vital discussion

  • Mike Aire, P.E., Corporate Director of Energy & Environment, Newmont Mining

  • Ali Weaver, Senior Project Development Manager, Silicon Ranch Corporation (U.S. solar platform for Shell)

  • John Benton, Product Manager, Caerus Oil and Gas LLC

  • Dhruv Patel, Vice President, Engineering Procurement & Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

  • Thomas Koch Blank, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

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Better Call ‘Sol’? Navigating Legal Issues on the Road to Procuring Solar and Storage

  • Rochelle Rabeler-Griffiths, Attorney, Holland & Hart LLP

  • Michelle Zimmerman, Head of US Development, Lightrock Power

  • Corrina Kumpe, VP, General Counsel, Director of Policy, SunShare

  • Roger Freeman, Attorney, Roger Freeman LLC

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2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Renewable Energy in the Public Sector: Successful Case Studies from Local Governments, School Districts and Housing Authorities
Find out best practices from the public sector

  • Ryan McCaw, Sustainability and Grant Programs Manager, Metro West Housing Solutions

  • Dara Ward, Product Developer, Xcel Energy (Formerly St. Vrain Valley School District)

  • Shaun Laughlin, Head of US Strategic Development, Standard Solar

  • The Honorable Alice Madden, Former House Majority Leader, Colorado House of Representatives

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Overcoming the Landlord/Tenant Dilemma to Procure Renewable Energy
How to solve a problem that has plagued the industry since its formation

  • Eliot Abel, Director of Commercial Project Development, Namaste Solar

  • Adam Knoff, Associate Director, Solar Investments, Unico Properties LLC

  • Katrina Managan, Climate Smart Buildings Team Lead, City and County of Denver

  • Sean Ribble, Director, Greenworks Lending

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4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Case Studies of Unique and Innovative Projects
Hear stories that encapsulate the forefront of our industry to help you ideate the future

  • Ian Skor, Chief Executive Officer, Sandbox Solar, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Uchanski and Colorado State University

  • Tony Boniface, President/Owner, Independent Power Systems, in collaboration with Boulder Commons

  • Diane Dandineau, Chief Executive Officer, IPower Alliance, in collaboration with Ehrlich Toyota

  • Kacie Peters, Director of Business Development, Pivot Energy, in collaboration with commercial entities

  • Taylor Henderson, Chief Energizing Officer, Outshine Energy

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4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Wrap Up Networking Reception
- Reception -

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