september, 2017

11sep9:00 am4:30 pmPot & Power Conference1100 West 116th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234

Event Details

Pot & Power Announcement Final Agenda 03

Pot & Power: The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Colorado’s Electric Utilities




Monday, September 11, 2017



Tri-State G&T

1100 West 116th Ave

Westminster, CO 80233




9:30 am – 4:30 pm



There is no fee to attend, but you must register. Lunch is included.


Registration Deadline:

September 1, 2017


To Register:



Hotel Information:

Quality Inn and Suites

12085 Delaware St.

Westminster, CO 80030

(303) 429-5500

CREA Room Rate:  $79


Fairfield Inn

12080 Melody Dr.

Westminster, CO 80234

(303) 255-3100

CREA Room Rate:  $99



Contact Jen Hight at CREA:


Monday, September 11, 2017


9:30 a.m.       Welcome

Kent Singer, Executive Director, CREA


9:35 a.m.       Perspective from Outside of Colorado

Jeff Bauman, Electrical Engineer, Cowlitz PUD, Longview, Washington


11:00 a.m.     Legal & Regulatory Issues

Tom Downey, Director, Ireland Stapleton


11:45 a.m.     Lunch


12:30 p.m.     Perspective of Industry Advocates

Kristi Kelly, Marijuana Industry Group


1:00 p.m.       Utility Panel

Dylan McNutt, Xcel Energy

Paul Erickson, CEO, Sangre de Cristo Electric

Mary Alice Page Allen, Town Administrator, Oak Creek, Colorado

Moderator: Dan Hodges, Colorado Springs Utilities


2:00 p.m.       Break


2:15 p.m.       Law Enforcement Panel

Ron Sheppard, Agent, Drug Enforcement Agency

Shane Mitchell, Lieutenant, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Ray Gerhart, Sargent, El Paso County Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit

Adam Hughes, Detective, Colorado Springs Metro, Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Marijuana Regulatory Unit.

Moderator:  Roger Vargason, Sergeant, Colorado Springs Metro, Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Marijuana Regulatory Unit


3:15 p.m.       Governor’s Office

Mark Bolton, Senior Deputy Legal Council, Office of the Governor


3:30 p.m.       Roundtable Discussion


4:30 p.m.       Adjourn




(Monday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Tri-State G&T

1100 West 116th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234

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