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The Clean Energy Means Business Buyer's Summit Agenda, powered by COSEIA and the Compact of Colorado Communities, includes:

  • Plenary discussions on leading the Mountain West-region toward a clean energy economy and creating an organizational clean energy vision;

  • A four-session workshop training providing fundamentals of clean energy program development for energy users such as local governments, communities, businesses and universities;

  • Breakout panels on sharing and metering solutions, EV and demand charge rate impacts, and practical pathways to achieving 100% renewable energy goals

Don’t miss this great opportunity to build your renewable energy arsenal and network with peers and experts.


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR SUMMIT REGISTRANTS:
BUILD YOUR FUNDAMENTALS IN CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

COSEIA has partnered with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) on a new training and credentialing program to help participants build competencies to effectively integrate clean energy fundamentals into their decision-making and professional activities. This course provides participants with essential training enabling them to effectively engage in and contribute to organizational efforts to assess, design and scale clean energy initiatives.


2018 AGENDA

Tuesday, November 13


12:00 p.m.

Summit Registration Opens


12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Area Open



3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

Sponsored by



5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Community Networking Reception



Wednesday, November 14


8:00 a.m

Summit Registration Opens


8:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Exhibit Area Open


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. 

CLEAN ENERGY VISIONARIES - LEADING TOWARD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY
The role of communities, municipalities, corporations, and facility managers
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Plenary Session -

  • Jerry Bloom, Partner, Winston & Stawn LLP

  • Heidi Van GenderenChief Sustainability Officer, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Eric BlankPresident, Community Energy

  • Brody WilsonManager- Global Energy and Environment, IBM 

  • Mark ValentinePartner, Keyes & Fox - Outside Counsel to EVRAZ

    Sponsored by


9:45 – 10:35 a.m. 

CREATING A VISION FOR YOUR COMPANY, BUILDING, COMMUNITY OR MUNICIPALITY
Understanding where you are and where you want to go
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Plenary Session -

  • Noah Eckhert, Director, Community Energy

  • Kathleen StaksExecutive Director, Colorado Energy Office

  • Kent L. SingerExecutive Director, Colorado Rural Electric Cooperative Association


10:35 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

Sponsored by


 

PANEL TRACK

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE SHOULD MY RENEWABLES BE LOCATED? - UNDERSTANDING THE TERMS & CONDITIONS
A discussion on the non-price factors that impact considerations and decision makers for shared and behind-the meter renewables.
- Panel -

  • Rich Krauze, MD, Gateway Clean Energy

  • Kevin CrayTrade Relations Manager, Xcel Energy

  • Scott MorrisseySenior DirectorSustainability, Denver International Airport

  • Matt ElmoreManaging DirectorMountain Region, Pivot Energy

  • Chris MeyersProject Manager - Sustainability, Fedex Grounds

Sponsored by

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

WHAT ARE OUR FINANCING OPTIONS?
An in-depth look at buying, leasing, C-Pace and other financing structures.
- Panel -

  • Taylor Henderson, Managing Director, Outshine Energy

  • Celeste CizikExisting Buildings Team Leader, Group14

  • Eliot AbelCommercial Sales Director, Namaste Solar

Sponsored by

(Workshop Continued)






12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch


HOW EVs AND DEMAND CHARGES WILL IMPACT YOUR ORGANIZATION?
How to minimize your organization’s risks
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Panel -

  • David Petroy, Founder, NTS Energy Consulting

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

CONVERSATION: HOW CAN ENERGY BUYERS, COMMUNITIES AND UTILITIES CREATE PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE 100%?
A look at Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Incentives or Ordinances. Should policy mandates or incentives be used? Contrasting Denver's Green Roof Initiative, Ft. Collins Feed-in Tariff and similar initiatives
- Panel -

  • Erin Overturf, Deputy Director- Clean Energy Program, Western Resource Advocates

  • Angie FyfeDirector of Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Mindy YajkoDirector of Origination and Structuring, Recurrent Energy

  • Jacob SmithExecutive Director, Colorado Communities for Climate Action

(Workshop Continued)











3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Coffee Break & Networking


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

A 100% CLEAN ENERGY COLORADO
- Keynote -


4:45 – 6:15 p.m.  

Keynote Reception