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Energy experts converge in Ann Arbor to discuss industry trends, forecasts for Michigan

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Post-conference slides and videos are now available below.


Slides Videos Podcasts
Introduction Slide View catalog of all video clips Phyllis Cuttino, Clean Energy’s Future on an International Level
Ron Binz, Public Policy Consulting Welcome – Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute Phyllis Cuttino, The Future of Clean Energy Policy
Stu Bresler, PJM Interconnection Grounding – Skip Pruss, 5 Lakes Energy
Lisa Wood, Innovation Electricity Efficiency (IEE) – An Institute of the Edison Foundation Keynote – Ronald Binz, Principal, Public Policy Consulting
Phullis Cuttino, Pew Clean Energy Program Panel I: Grid-Based Technology and Business Model Innovation
Tom Catania, Erb Institute Recognition for Public Service – Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu
Lunchoen Keynote – Phyllis Cuttino – Pew Charitable Trusts, Clean Energy Program
White Paper Panel II: Innovative Utility System Resources
How will ‘Disruptive Challenges’ in the Electric Market Impact Michigan Energy Decisions? (pdf) Keynote – Janet Peace, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Wrap-up – Andy Hoffman

ANN ARBOR – An engaging discussion with energy experts regarding industry trends and forecasts that will affect decisions about Michigan’s energy future will be held at the University of Michigan Ross Business School on Wednesday, June 26.

This inaugural Michigan Energy Futures Conference is hosted by NextEnergy, the  Erb Institute, Growth Capital Network, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, 5 Lakes Energy and the Institute for Energy Innovation.

The event will run from 9:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m. and feature a variety of keynote speakers and panel discussions, including:

  • Ronald Binz – Principal, Public Policy Consulting (9:50 a.m.)
  • Phyllis Cuttino – Director, Pew Charitable Trusts, Clean Energy Program (1 p.m.)
  • Janet Peace – Vice President of Markets and Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (3 p.m.)
  • Grid-Based Technology and Business Model Innovation (10:20 a.m.)

Moderator: Jean Redfield, President and CEO, NextEnergy

Panelists: Stu Bresler, Vice President of Market Operations and Demand Resources for PJM and Lisa Wood, Executive Director of Institute for Energy Innovation, IEI

  • Innovative Utility System Resources (1:30 p.m.)

Moderator: Dan Scripps, President, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

Panelists: Frank Lacey, Vice President of Regulatory and Market Strategy for Comverge; Greg White Michigan Public Service Commissioner; and Tom Catania, Executive in Residence of the Erb Institute

Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman Orjiakor Isiogu will also be honored for his public service during the conference.