Engineers and Operations Conference (Cooperatives)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 1:00 PM - Friday, September 29, 2023 11:00 AM (CDT)


September 27-29, 2023
Inn on Lake Superior, Duluth, MN

This annual conference is a venue for the co-op engineering and operations professionals to learn about best practices and emerging issues, obtain valuable tools to enhance operations, and have the opportunity to network and share lessons learned and experiences with others from around the state. There is opportunity to share and discover programs that are successful for other cooperatives. Good practices, education about new practices and tools in system design, and updates on rules and regulations are reviewed.


12:00  Registration
1:00    Welcome
1:10    Next generation technology to support grid modernization including SCADA, ADMS & DERMS
2:00    SCADA out on the line (beyond substations)
2:45    Demand response analysis using AMI data
3:30    Updates to DER interconnection technical standards
4:15    Adjourn 

5:30    Dinner at Glenshein Mansion, sponsored by Primus Marketing

8:00    EV planning at MN cooperatives
9:15    Auto dealers and EV integration 
10:15  GRIP grant implementation planning
11:15   Federated safety update
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Self supporting structures
1:45     RUS update
2:40     MREA organizational and legislative updates
3:00     MREA Vendor member updates
3:30     Adjourn

4:00     MREA vendor member trade show and reception. Held at The Garden Event Center.

8:00     Balancing abilities on the Grid: Reliability, affordability, sustainability and stability
9:00     Physical security of substations
10:15   Ethics and workplace culture
11:15   Wrap up & adjourn
, committee handoff

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Attendance at this event can be utilized for the submission of CEUs.  Each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance after the event takes place.  Please click the following link to access instructions for printing the certificate, found in your profile on our website.

Printing Attendance Certificates Online

Please note that the number of credits listed within MREA's system is an estimation of what this event is worth.  Each state calculates CEUs differently, thus individuals should follow recommendations of the state in which they make submissions when calculating CEUs earned for this, and other, events and classes attended.  For assistance in calculating PDH visit

The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Per night costs:
Standard poolside $176.99
Cityview $181.99
Bridgeview $186.99
Standard Lakeview $201.99
Lakeview Suites $206.99


Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
Event Contact
Amanda Meredith
(763) 424-7232
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023 1:00 PM - Friday, September 29, 2023 11:00 AM (CDT)
W 1:00-4:30 Th 8:00-3:30 F 8:00-11:45
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