Midwest Energy Policy Conference
Oct. 3-4, 2017
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Washington University in St. Louis
With the theme Energy Driving the Economy, MEPC 2017 sessions include:
- Health of Utilities in Age of Distributed Generation
- Grid Modernization – Where, How and Why
- The Economics of Energy Efficiency
- Economic Impact of Federal Policy and Research
- Microgrids in Action – Midwest Case Studies
- Infrastructure – The Bottom Dollar – Need and Impact
- Missouri Regulatory & Legislative Happenings
NEW THIS YEAR: Attendees are encouraged to participate in structured discussion groups on Infrastructure and Grids, Energy Efficiency and Microgrids. Join us to help move energy policy discussions forward so Missouri and the Midwest can benefit from policies leading to economic growth.
Conference presenters include: SNL Financial, Ameren, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Black and Veatch, Polsinelli, Bipartisan Policy Center, North Carolina State University, Midwest Energy Efficiency Association, Missouri PSC, Missouri General Assembly, Lawrence Berkley Labs, Accenture, and American Gas Association.
Expand your perspective on these issues by hearing diverse, fact-based points of view, while taking advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow Midwest energy professionals.
Hotel Accommodations are available at the Parkway Hotel .
2017 MEPC Agenda
Abstract: RRA, a leading financial and utility analyst, discusses how utilities and the financial market assess the regulatory risk utilities face in the modern landscape of increased distributed generation and energy efficiency.
Abstract: The North Carolina State University Clean Energy Technology Center will present their recent report on Grid Modernization in the 50 states. This report provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business models and rate reform, energy storage, microgrids and demand response.
Abstract: Lawrence Berkley Labs and Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will explore energy efficiency programs from around the country and the cost of saving energy while also looking at the economic impact of energy efficiency programs.
Abstract: Federal policies provide a significant impact to the energy and economic landscape. Polsinelli and the Bipartisan Policy Center will share their analysis and thoughts on the impact of the new administration and how their proposed will impact energy and the economy.
Abstract: Missouri has seen significant discourse in the energy arena - whether it is rate cases, infrastructure legislation or adoption and integration of new technologies. Missouri PSC Chairman Hall and Representative Miller will share their thoughts on the last twelve months and provide a look at what is to come.
Abstract: Microgrids are often only seen as possible on the coasts, but this session will demonstrate it is possible here. We'll hear stories of microgrids in practice, load switching, modeling and growing markets within smart cities and the military.
Abstract: Infrastructure is a hot issue - energy, roads and water. Panelists will share information on the current status of energy infrastructure, how rural America can be included in the upgrade and how large energy consumers balance the need for low cost with updated and reliable systems.
Thank you to the MEPC 2017 sponsors.