Power Sector in Transition: Understanding the Global Picture

Please join Clean Energy Economy Minnesota and the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship for a discussion on grid modernization and its impact on Minnesota companies.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Registration:

Location:

University of St. Thomas-Schulze Auditorium
46 11th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Program

Please join Clean Energy Economy Minnesota and the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship for a discussion on grid modernization and its impact on Minnesota companies who operate globally in the clean energy sector. The power sector is undergoing a large transformation due to trends such as decarbonization, distributed generation, and decoupling of load growth from economic activity. The facets of this transition and its business implications are relatively well-known for the U.S. and European markets, but relatively less in emerging economies. However, many Minnesota companies with large global footprints are impacted by this transition and need to develop technologies accordingly.

We are thrilled to have you join us for an intriguing discussion as industry and government leaders share their reactions to this transition and speak to the strategies, technologies, and regulatory models that will inform and shape Minnesota’s growth in this sector.

This event is brought to you by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota and Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.

Agenda

4:00 Registration & Networking

4:15 Keynote Speaker:

4:40 Discussion Panel:

  • Ravi Pradhan, Vice President, Technology Strategy Digital Grid Division Software and Solutions – North America, Siemens
  • Jason Steinbock, Director of Business Development, The Weidt Group
  • Chris Villarreal, Director of Policy, MN Public Utilities Commission

5:15 Closing Remarks:

  • Mike Rothman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce (Invited)

5:30 Reception & Networking

 

Two drink tickets and light appetizers provided with each registration.

Registration Free for CEEM members.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.