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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;

  • Panel discussions on the 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.


2018 AGENDA

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Tuesday, November 13


1:00 p.m.

Summit Registration Opens


2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM FUNDAMENTALS: A LANDSCAPE OF SITING, PROCUREMENT & TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Lori Bird, Director - U.S. Energy and Policy, WRI

  • Derek Fehrer, Senior Consultant - Sustainability Energy & Climate Change, WSP USA


3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

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3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL & COLORADO ENERGY MARKET LANDSCAPE

  • Cedar Blazek, ORISE Fellow - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Tom Plant, Senior Policy Advisor, Center for the New Energy Economy

  • Drew Bolin, Chief, Research & Emerging Issues Section, Public Utilities Commission

  • Kristen Taddonio, Climate & Energy Advisor, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

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5:00 – 6:30 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 ValentineOutside Counsel to EVRAZ - Partner, Keyes & Fox

  • David Amster-OlszewskiCEO & Founder, SunShare 

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9:45 – 10:30 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 -

  • Shelby Sommer, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Brendle Group

  • Michael Turner, Director of Commercial and Industrial Energy Services, Colorado Energy Office

  • Kent SingerExecutive Director, Colorado Rural Electric Cooperative Association

  • Murphy Robinson, Executive Director of General Services, City & County of Denver

  • Mike Nathan, Sustainability Manager, Arapahoe Basin


10:30 - 10:40 a.m.

Partners In Energy
An Xcel Energy Community Collaboration
- Program Highlight -


10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

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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 -

  • Evelyn Carpenter, President, SOLAS Energy Consulting US Inc.

  • Kevin CrayTrade Relations Manager, Xcel Energy

  • Scott MorrisseySenior DirectorSustainability, Denver International Airport

  • Mat ElmoreManaging Director Mountain Region, Pivot Energy

  • Chris MyersProject Manager - Sustainability, FedEx Ground

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BENCHMARKING & MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE TO DECISION-MAKERS

  • Jeff Cook, Renewable Energy Policy & Market Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

  • Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, City of Boulder

  • Nick Perugini, Project & Partner Development, Solaris Energy

  • Carol Dollard, Energy Engineer, Colorado State University

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

WHAT ARE MY PURCHASING OPTIONS?
An in-depth look at buying, leasing, green tariffs, C-PACE and other purchasing structures.
- Panel -

  • Keirstin Beck, Principal, Integro LLC

  • Eliot Abel, Commercial Sales Director, Namaste Solar

  • Celeste CizikExisting Buildings Team Leader, Group14 Engineering

  • Chris DiazPrincipal, Seminole Financial Services

  • Alex Drake, Director - New Markets, Cypress Creek Renewables

  • John Bringenberg, District Development Consultant, Petros PACE Funding

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(Panel Continued)






12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

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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

  • Francesca Wahl, Business Development and Policy, Tesla, Inc.

  • Steve Wishart, Director of Resource Planning, Xcel Energy

  • Matt Frommer, Transportation Program Senior, SWEEP

  • Jerry Marizza, New Business Director, United Power

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE & NOVEL SOLUTIONS

  • Walter Sharp, Founder and Chief Collaboration Architect, Sharper Energy Technologies

  • Roger Freeman, Attorney, Renewable Energy and Environmental Law and Policy

  • Madeline Tyson, Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

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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.
- Panel -

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

  • Mindy YajkoDirector of Origination and Structuring, Recurrent Energy

  • Jacob SmithExecutive Director, Colorado Communities for Climate Action

  • Linda Kogan, Director - Office of Sustainability, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

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3:45 – 4:05 p.m.

A 100% CLEAN ENERGY COLORADO
- Keynote -

  • Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Denver


CLOSING KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: LESSONS LEARNED ON THE ROAD TO A CLEAN ENERGY VISION

  • Mike Kruger, President and CEO, COSEIA

  • Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Denver

  • Kate Swayne Wilson, Director of Sustainability, Vail Resorts Management Co.

  • Craig Edwards, Director of Corporate Services, Aurora Organic Dairy

4:05 - 4:45 p.m.


4:45 – 6:15 p.m.  

Keynote Reception

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