Midwest Energy Policy Conference 2015

October 6th - 7th, 2015

Eric P. Newman Education Center

Washington University in St. Louis

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2015 MEPC WORKING AGENDA

10/6/15 11am to 11:55am Energy Geopolitics:Keynote Speaker,Steve Levine (Reporter & Author)

10/6/15 Noon to 12:55pm Energy Efficiency as a Supply Side Resource:As more states develop and change their energy efficiency programs and with the coming implementation of the clean power plan hear what other states are doing and why – 

Bill Grant, Minnesota Division of Energy

Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkley Labs

TBD, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

10/6/15 1:20pm to 2:15pm Utility Transition - EV Vehicles and Load Management:In a transitioning utility landscape utilities are beginning to look at disruptive technologies as opportunities. Hear about how EVs are impacting the utility landscape  

Chuck Caisley, Kansas City Power and Light 

Damian Herd, Nissan North America

10/6/15 2:20 to 3:15pm Clean Power Plan Implemented:Hear how several states in different EPA regions are planning on responding to the recently announced CPP - 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources 

Chairman John Quackenbush, Michigan Public Service Commission

10/6/15 3:40 to 4:35pm Clean Power Plan Reliability:Hear how the newly announced CPP may impact reliability from our regional ISOs and how they plan on dealing with the new policy – 

Jennifer Richardson MISO Energy 

Lanny Nichol,  Southwest Power Pool 

Moderator: Krista Tanner, ITC Midwest


10/7/15 9am to 9:55am Natural Gas Trends and Preferred Use:While natural gas prices are currently low, the changing landscape will impact its future. Also, hear about the direct use of natural gas and how the changing landscape will impact this resources use – 

Ryan Kerr, Gas Technology Institute

Brendan O’Brien, American Gas Association

Moderator: Richard Axelbaum, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

10/7/15 10:00am to 10:55am Energy Storage Midwest Leadership:Energy storage’s role in our energy portfolio is growing, and this session will bring a leading battery maker and the Department of Energy’s Energy Storage Research Center together to talk about how the Midwest can and is leading the way. 

John Buchanan, Ecoult 

Lynn Trahey, Argonne Labs Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

10/7/15 11:20 to 12:15pm Utility Transitioning Landscape - Generator Consumer Compacts:Several states have experienced transitional Consumer/Generator compacts that are changing their state’s energy landscape. Hear how these deals were reached and what we can learn – 

Doug Scott, Great Plains Institute 

Tom Kennedy, Entergy Arkansas

Moderator: Warren Wood, Ameren Missouri

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    2014 will see the return of the MEPC to St. Louis at the Eric P. Newman Education Center at the Washington University Medical Center. 2014 MEPC will focus on State Energy Plans. Specific topics to come.