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7/31/2013 to 8/1/2013
When: July 31 - August 1, 2013
Day One: 9:00a to 4:00p and Day Two: 8:00a to 11:30a
Where: St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 
United States
Contact: Education & Communication Department


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The Energy Issues Summit's long-held intent is to "inform, illuminate and irritate,” plus we have added one more "i” – implement. Highlights for the 2013 Summit include:

  • Retired US North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan one of the most intuitive voices on energy will provide a national strategic energy initiative.
  • Dr. Peter Fox-Penner whose book "Smart Power” has been quoted extensively throughout the industry outlines how co-ops should become "energy service utilities” who are agnostic about fuel choice.
  • RUS Administrator John Padalino has been invited to share his thoughts on how RUS-financed coal-based generation may become stranded cost should EPA GHG rule make those plants uneconomical.
  • IBM VP/Strategy and Development Alan Schurr will inform on the energy mall trend among non-utilities (Comcast, Verizon) competing for ancillary services – load control, security, carbon tracking, carbon trading, aggregated information – and irritate (a bit) on how co-ops could & should implement.

Here is the 2013 schedule:

Tuesday, July 30: Pre-Summit Options:

  • NRECA BLC 925.1 Co-op Bylaws: Guiding Principles & Current Issues
  • New Director Orientation
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Tips & Tricks for Directors
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    Wednesday, July 31 & Thursday, August 1: 2013 Energy Issues Summit

    Day 1: 9:00 to 4:00

    Day 2: 8:00 to 11:30

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    Energy Issues Summit Pricing

    Attendance

    Education Program

    Non-Education Program

    • Full Summit

    $425

    $525

    • Day 1 Only (JUL 31)

    $325

    $399

    • Day 2 Only (AUG 1)

    $167

    $193

    • Spouse/Guest

    $69

    $69

     
    Hotel Accommodations

    A room block is set up at the Best Western Kelly Inn. MREA's negotiated rate is $81 per night so make sure you reference us when you book. Hotel phone number: 320.253.0606

     

    July 30, 2013 Pre-EIS Summit Course Options

    For information about the Pre-EIS Summit courses being held on July 30, 2013, please click the following links:



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