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REMA CEOs Spring Conference

4/5/2017 to 4/6/2017
When: April 5-6, 2017
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Where: Best Western PLUS Kelly Inn
100 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, Minnesota  56301
United States
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REMA CEO Conference
April 5-6, 2017 (W 8:30-4:30, Th  8:30-11:30)
Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud

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DAY 1 - Wednesday, April 5

8:00      Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:30      Welcome & Introductions –Jared Echternach, REMA President

            Meet new CEOs. Review agenda.

 

8:45      Union Negotiation Panel

            Moderator: Bob Halagan, Halagan Law

Panelists: 

·        Robin Doege, Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op

·        Syd Briggs, Steele-Waseca Co-op Electric

·        Steve Shurts, East Central Energy

 

9:45      Break – Federated Insurance Sponsor

 

10:00    Understanding and Capitalizing on Solar Energy Market Trends – Chris O’Brien, Energy Policy Consultant

 

11:00    Electrifying Transportation – Dr. Jürgen Weiss, The Brattle Group

 

12:00    Lunch (poolside)

 

1:00      MREA Legislative & Regulatory Update – Jim Horan, MREA

 

1:40      Best Practices in Member Engagement – Mary McLaury, COO, Touchstone Energy

 

2:30      Break

 

2:45      CIP Strategy Discussion – Darrick Moe, MREA; Jared Echternach, Beltrami Electric Cooperative; Steve Shurts, East Central Energy

 

3:45      CEO Round Table

·        Establishing Generic Standards for DG Interconnection

·        MREA Updates

                    ·        Burn Center Benefit and Golf Tournament

 

4:30      Adjourn

 

6:00      Group Dinner for CEOs – Downtown Marriott Courtyard St. Cloud

(across the street / through the skyway from the Kelly Inn)

 Sponsored by:


·        Border States Electric

·        Carr’s Tree Service

·        Dakota Supply Group

·        FS3

·        Highline Construction

·        Karian Peterson Powerline Construction

·        Landis + Gyr

·        Power System Engineering

·        RESCO 

·        Sensus

·        WESCO Distribution

 


DAY 2 - Thursday, April 6

7:00      Breakfast - poolside

 

8:00      Future Regional Generation Mix: Making Decisions about Resources

Strategic view of power supply from each G&T with time for Q&A

·        Connexus Energy, Greg Ridderbusch, President and CEO (Moderator)
·        Basin Electric Power Co-op – Basin Electric Power Co-op – Becky Kern, Director of Utility Planning

·        Dairyland Power Co-op – John Carr, VP, Strategic Planning

·        Great River Energy – Jon Brekke, VP & CMO

·        Minnkota Power Co-op – Todd Sailer, Sr. Energy Supply Manager

 

9:15      Break

 

9:30      Future Workforce & Changing Expectations of Benefits – John McDonough, Employee Benefits Consultant, Marsh & McLennan

 

10:15    Performance Management – Debra Englund, HRExpertise BP

·        Employee evaluation processes

·        Incentives

·        Compensation

·        Employee growth paths (and incentives)

 

11:15    Evaluations & Adjournment

 

 

 

DIST

Name/Office

Co-op

Term Began

Re-elected

Term Ends

CEOs (September): MREA Rep: Director of Education & Communication

1

Jared Echternach, President

Beltrami Electric Co-op, Inc.

2013

2016

2019

2

Chris Corradi, Secretary/Treasurer

North Itasca Electric Co-op

2016

 

2019

3

Robin Doege, Director

Todd-Wadena Electric Co-op

2011

2014

2017

4

Tim Sullivan, Director

Wright-Hennepin

2016

 

2019

5

Tim O’Leary, Director

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op, Inc.

2012

2015

2018

6

Syd Briggs, Vice President

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

2014

 

2017

7

Greg Ridderbusch, Director

Connexus Energy

2016

 

2019

 

 

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, MN  320-253-0606
$84/night
Room block expires March 21.

   

About the Rural Electric Management Association (REMA)       

For more information about REMA visit http://www.mrea.org/electric-utility-industry-training/rema/

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