Welcome – Jim Lueck, President, Colorado Rural Electric Association

Opening General Session – Charting Colorado’s Energy Future

Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr., Founder & Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
Moderator: Kent Singer, Executive Director, Colorado Rural Electric Association

Breakout Session #1 – Micro Grids

Olugbenga Ajala, PE, Research Engineer, Southern Company Services, Inc.
Andre Gouin, Business Technology Consultant, Xcel Energy
Josh Winslow, CEO, Brunswick EMC
Moderator: Dr. Bryan Hannegan, CEO, Holy Cross Energy

Breakout Session #2 – Community Choice Aggregation

Chuck Keiper, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council
Dawn Weisz, Chief Executive Officer, MCE Clean Energy
Glen Weinberg, Vice President, Joule Assets Inc.
Moderator: Jenny Heeter, Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Breakout Session #3 – New Technologies

Jennifer Beach, Chief Operations Officer, Starfire Energy
Wesley Fuller, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Sunfolding
Scott Simmons, Manager of Engineering/Assistant General Manager, Mountain Parks Electric
Moderator: Shelly Curtiss, Executive Director, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Breakout Session #4 – Beneficial Electrification

Kim Burke, Senior Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office
Bruce Nilles, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute
Matthew Shmigelsky, Energy Consultant and Transportation Director, Clean Energy Economy for the Region
Moderator: Keith Dennis, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Energy Storage Update

Curtis Ashton, American Power Systems and Chair, IEEE Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee
Alex Eller, Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
Benjamin L. Schenkman, Senior Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Moderator: Mike Kruger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Solar and Storage Association

Regional Markets Update

Joel Bladow, Sr. Vice President, Transmission, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Scott Miller, Executive Director, Western Power Trading Forum
Donald Tretheway, Sr. Advisor, Market Design & Regulatory Policy, California ISO
Moderator: Thomas Dougherty, Partner, Lewis Rocca Rothgerber Christie

2018 Energy Innovations Summit PowerPoints and Audio

Jason Frisbie, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer, Platte River Power Authority
Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy
Mike McInnis, Chief Executive Officer, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.
Moderator: Kent Singer, Executive Director, Colorado Rural Electric Association

Breakout Session #1 – Energy Efficiency & Demand Response

Gabe Caunt, Senior Project Engineer, Colorado Springs Utilities
Dick Martin, Director of Demand Management Solutions, NRTC
Stacey Simms, Portfolio Manager, Customer Choice: Rates, Xcel Energy
Moderator: Jeff Wadsworth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Poudre Valley Rural Electric Assn.

Breakout Session #2 – Forecasting Renewable Energy

Dr. Stan Benjamin, Senior Scientist for Advanced Modeling Systems, NOAA
Skip Dise, Vice President, Product Management, Clean Power Research
Dr. Justin Sharp, Principal & Owner, Sharply Focused
Moderator: Brad Nebergall, Senior Vice President, Energy Management, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assn.

Breakout Session #3 – Examining Alternatives to Lithium Ion Storage Technology

Hugh McDermott, Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales, ESS Inc.
Dr. Wonbong Choi, Professor-Materials Science & Engineering & Professor Mechanical & Energy Engineering, University of North Texas
Dr. Brian Ingram, Materials Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
Moderator: Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors

Breakout Session #4 – Blockchains and the Power Industry

Stina Brock, Senior Vice President of North America, Electron
Dylan Cutler, Senior Engineer, Energy Informatics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Alex Kizer, Director of Strategic Research, Energy Futures Initiative
Moderator: Joe Hagerman, Deputy Chief Scientist, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Lunch Session – Revolutionary Change in the Electric Industry: Threats and Opportunities
Steve Collier, Director, Smart Grid Strategies, Milsoft Utility Solutions

Breakout Session #5 – EV Fast Charging Technology

Erin Galiger, Product Manager, EV Infrastructure, ABB Inc.
Anthony Harrison, Director of Public Policy, ChargePoint
Michael Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead, City & County of Denver, Department of Public Health and Environment
Moderator: Mike McBride, Chief Executive Officer, Gunnison County Electric Assn.

Breakout Session #6 – Co-op Battery Storage Projects

John Parker, Chief Executive Officer, United Power, Inc.
Brian Burandt, Vice President Power Supply & Business Development, Connexus Energy
Kevin Short, General Manager, Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moderator: Taylor Gunn, Lead Economist: Power, Energy and Water, CoBank

Closing General Session – Community Choice Aggregation: What Does the California Experiment Mean for Colorado?

Laura Genao, Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
Karey Christ-Janer, Independent Advocate
Moderator: Bryan Hannegan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Holy Cross Energy