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When: April 5-6, 2017
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Best Western PLUS Kelly Inn
100 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, Minnesota  56301
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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


DAY 1

8:00      Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

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

            Meet new CEOs. Review agenda. Thank sponsors.

 

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 – Jurgen 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 – Led by Darrick Moe

 

3:30      CEO Round Table

·        Establishing Generic Standards for DG Interconnection – Jim Horan

 

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:


·        Carr’s Tree Service

·        Dakota Supply Group

·        FS3

·        Highline Construction

·        Karian Peterson Powerline Construction

·        Landis + Gyr

·        Power System Engineering

·        WESCO Distribution

·        Border States Electric

·        RESCO

 


DAY 2

7:00      Breakfast

 

8:00      Future Regional Generation Mix: Making Decisions about Resources – G&T Panel

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

·        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 Popwer Co-op – Todd Sailer, Sr Energy Supply Manager

 

9:15      Break

 

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

 

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



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

   

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