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REMA Engineers and Operations Conference and Trade Show

9/20/2017 to 9/22/2017
When: September 20-22, 2017
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Where: Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Dr.
Duluth, Minnesota  55802
United States

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REMA Engineers & Operations Conference

Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN
September 20-22, 2017

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This annual conference is a venue for the co-op engineering and operations professionals to learn about best practices and emerging issues, obtain valuable tools to enhance operations, and have the opportunity to network and share experiences and lessons learned with others from around the state. Education about new practices and tools in system design, as well as updates on rules and regulations are reviewed.

Here are some of the topics you can look forward to hearing about in 2017!

  • Life Extension Considerations for Distribution Equipment
  • Ethics of Utilizing Emerging Technology
  • Capacitor Control - The Connexus Energy Experience
  • Monitoring and Aggregating Residential PV
  • State and Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • Changes to Interconnection Requirements through the Revised IEEE 1547 Standard
  • Large-Scale Energy Storage Enabling Renewables on the Electric Grid
  • Community Storage Initiative: Technical Opportunities and Aspects to Consider
  • Technology Trends: Operations - Member Engagement - Resource Adequacy
  • Planning and Building for the Future Distribution Grid



Wednesday, September 20

  • Registration: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Off-sight Dinner: 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 21

  • Meeting: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Vendor Presentations: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Trade Show & Reception: 5:30 pm

Friday, September 22

  • Meeting: 8:00 am - 11:45 am


REMA membership dues are $350 per co-op, per section and cover the cost of attendance for one co-op representative per section per conference. REMA member cooperatives are invoiced for additional attendees at $185. Wisconsin and North Dakota co-op attendees are billed $185 per person.

Some REMA sections invite Vendor Members and non-REMA members to participate in their conferences. For those that do, the Vendor Members and non-REMA member registration fee is $275 per person to attend one REMA conference.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Attendance at this event can be utilized for the submission of CEUs.  Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance after the event takes place.  Please click the following link to access instructions for printing the certificate, found in your profile on our website.

Printing Attendance Certificates Online

Please note that the number of credits listed within MREA's system is an estimation of what this event is worth.  Each state calculates CEUs differently, thus individuals should follow recommendations of the state in which they make submissions when calculating CEUs earned for this, and other, events and classes attended.  For assistance in calculating PDH visit


The Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Call to book asking for the REMA room block at 218-726-1111or book online with Group ID: 6694, Password: 37000209, at  Block Cutoff: August 20, 2017

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