CEOs Fall Conference (Cooperatives)

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 1:00 PM - Friday, September 8, 2023 12:00 PM (CDT)


September 6-8, 2023
Little Crow Resort, Spicer, MN

W  11:30am lunch, 1pm golf, 6pm reception, 7pm dinner
Th  7:30-3:30pm, 6pm reception, 7pm dinner

F   8-11am


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Wednesday September 6, 2023
11:00    Check in
11:30    Lunch
1:00     Golf
Rules of the Scramble:
(1) The highest score a foursome can get is par.
(2) Each member of the foursome must use three drives. 

6:00     Suppliers welcome reception (sponsored by MREA vendor members) 

7:00     Dinner - 

             Golf Prizes/Award Presentation

Thursday September 7, 2023
7:00     Breakfast & registration
7:30     CEO board meeting – review agenda and assignments
8:00     Welcome   
8:15     Utility Scale Storage: Brian Burandt, Connexus Energy
8:30     Rep. Pat Garofalo, Minority Lead of Ways and Means Committee
9:30     Break
10:00    MNSEIA Panel      
11:00    MREA Communications Update: Joe Miller, MREA; Communications & Legislative Advisory Committee (CLAC)   
11:30    Lunch

12:30    Brent Ridge, Dairyland Power Cooperative
1:30      Safety Program today and future planning: Anthony Lenz, MREA
2:00      Break
2:15      Territorial partnerships and playbook panel
                 Moderator: Dan Lipschultz
                 Panelist: Adam Tromblay, Nobles Cooperative Electric
                               Justin Janz, East Central Energy
                               Scott Reimer, Federated Rural Electric Assocation
3:15      Government Affairs Update and Planning: Jenny Glumack, MREA; Dan Lipschultz, Lipschultz Consulting
4:15      Adjourn 
6:00      Group dinner  

Friday September 8, 2023
7:15      Breakfast
8:00      Elect CLAC members by district
8:30      ROW Implications of ESA; avoiding mandates through a voluntary agreement: Justin Janz, East Central Energy

8:45      Project Tundra, MPC
9:15      Workforce planning related to new cannabis and paid family leave laws: Josh Heggem, Pemberton Law
10:15    Break
10:30    Deep weatherization under ECO pilot and thermostat control update: Marvin Denzer, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
10:45    Behind the meter battery pilot and broadband updates
11:00    Roundtable
11:45    Evaluations and adjournment
11:45    Organizational touch base of CLAC members

$428 Education member

$528 Non education member

Little Crow Resort
15980 MN Hwy 23
Spicer, MN 56288

Little Crow Resort
300 Thumper Pond Road
Ottertail, MN 56571 United States
Event Contact
Karen Miller
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023 1:00 PM - Friday, September 8, 2023 12:00 PM (CDT)
W Golf 1:00pm Th 8:00-4:30 F 8:30-12:00
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