Thursday • January 17, 2019

Join us for our 8th Annual Renewable Energy Summit on Thursday, January 17th!  

When it comes to renewable energy, Wisconsin needs to think big and think about tomorrow. Over the past few years, we’ve made game-changing investments in distributed and large-scale renewable energy. To continue this momentum we need an expanded workforce serving the clean energy marketplace as well as the infrastructure to support continued growth.

Join renewable energy industry experts, utility leaders, government officials, and advocates at Scaling Up for the Job Ahead. Learn, network, and prepare for a great 2019 as Wisconsin’s renewable energy landscape advances to make our state a better place for all of us to live, work, and play.

Day & Time
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Registration opens at 7:30 AM and programming will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

Location
Monona Terrace and Convention Center
1 John Nolen Avenue • Madison, WI 53703

There is parking at Monona Terrace, but due to the large number of registrations, we expect it to fill up quickly. Click HERE to view additional downtown Madison parking options. 

MEDIA
There is no registration fee for media members, but you will still need to register. Please contact Jodi Jean Amble at (608) 255-4044 ext.3 / jodi@renewwisconsin.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received up until January 11th, 2019 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. Due to locked in food and venue costs, registrants who cancel on or after January 12th, 2018, or who are not able to attend the day-of, will not be eligible for a refund of the registration fee.

Agenda

7:30 AM Check-In
8:30 AM Welcome and 2018 Achievements
9:00 AM Panel: Policymakers
9:45 AM Renewable Energy Stories
10:15 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Breakout Sessions
• Utility Scale Solar and Wind
• Biogas
• Local Governments Lead the Way
11:30 AM LUNCH
12:00 PM Keynote Speaker
12:45 PM Awards
1:00 PM BREAK
1:30 PM Breakout Sessions
• Stacking the Benefits of Clean Energy
• Battery Storage
• Electric Vehicles
2:30 PM Panel: Scaling Up for the Job Ahead • Key perspectives on meeting the challenge to deploy renewable energy at scale in Wisconsin.
3:15 PM Closing Remarks
3:30 PM Social Hour

Speakers

Opening Address

Tony Evers
Governor of Wisconsin

Tony Evers is the 46th Governor of Wisconsin. He previously served as the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction for eight years. With over three decades of public education experience, Governor Evers has dedicated his life to fighting for Wisconsin’s kids and serving the people of Wisconsin.

As a life-long educator, the governor believes in bringing people together to solve the problems facing our state and putting the people of Wisconsin first.

He began his career in 1976 and has served Wisconsin students, parents, and citizens all over Wisconsin in Tomah, Oakfield, Verona, and Oshkosh.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Governor Evers graduated from Plymouth High School and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, an educator. They are parents of three adult children, all public school graduates, and have nine grandchildren.

Lunch Keynote

Mark Stoering
President of Xcel Energy Wisconsin and Michigan

Mark Stoering has been president of Xcel Energy’s Wisconsin and Michigan operating company, based in Eau Claire, since 2012. Previously he served as vice president, Portfolio Strategy and Business Development in Minneapolis, and was responsible for the company’s business portfolio management, including renewable energy strategy and the development of Xcel Energy’s renewable energy asset portfolio. He also had responsibility for corporate strategy development and corporate business planning processes. He has more than 28 years of experience in the electric and gas utility industry. Stoering earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in corporate finance from Iowa State University.

Morning Plenary Panel: Policymakers

Senator Janet Bewley
Senate District 25 
BIO
Jim Boullion moderator
RENEW Wisconsin
BIO
Rep. David Crowley
Assembly District 17
BIO
Rep. Mike Kuglitsch
84th Assembly District
BIO
Ellen Nowak
Public Service Commission
BIO

Afternoon Plenary Panel: Scaling Up for the Job Ahead

Amy Heart
Sunrun
BIO
Tyler Huebner moderator
RENEW Wisconsin
BIO
Cari Anne Renlund
Madison Gas and Electric
BIO
Beth Soholt
Clean Grid Alliance
BIO
 
Ken Walz
Madison College
BIO
 

Morning Breakout Session: Utility Scale Solar and Wind

Bobby Howard
Invenergy
BIO
Mariah Lynne
Good Steward Consulting
BIO
Vanessa Tutos moderator
EDP Renewables
BIO
Mark Walter
Tradewind Energy
BIO

Morning Breakout Session: Biogas

Nadeem Afghan
Bioferm
BIO
Jordan Crave
Crave Brothers Farm LLC
BIO
Jessica Niekrasz moderator
Clean Fuel Partners
BIO
Brad Pleima
EcoEngineers

Morning Breakout Session: Local Governments Lead the Way

Heather Allen moderator
RENEW Wisconsin
BIO
Kate Beaton
WI League of Conservation Voters
BIO
Jeanne Hoffman
City of Madison
BIO
Joanna Salinas
Waukesha County Green Team
BIO
 

Afternoon Breakout Session: Stacking the Benefits of Clean Energy

Heather Allen moderator
RENEW Wisconsin
BIO
Alex Bozmoski
RepublicEn
BIO
Rob Davis
Fresh Energy
BIO
 
Samantha Williams
NRDC
BIO

Afternoon Breakout Session: Battery Storage

Steve Johnson
Convergence Energy
BIO
Keith Kahlow
All Sky Energy
BIO
Thomas McCann Mullooly
Foley & Lardner
BIO
Eric Udelhofen moderator
OneEnergy Renewables
BIO

Afternoon Breakout Session: Electric Vehicles

Becky Cooper
Bounce Milwaukee
BIO
Mike Cornell
Arch Electric
BIO
Mahanth Joishy
City of Madison
BIO
Jane McCurry moderator
RENEW Wisconsin
BIO
Dan Steinhardt
Arch Electric
BIO

Attendees

The following organizations have registered to attend or sponsor our 2019 Renewable Energy Summit! Register for the Summit today so you can network with people from these organizations.

350 Madison
3Degrees, Inc.
ACEEE
AECOM
All Energy Solar
All Sky Energy, LLC
Alliant Energy
Amazon/UW-Oshkosh
Arch Electric, Inc.
Argosy Foundation
Avangrid
Baker Tilly
Beloit College
Bergstrom Chevrolet
BIOFerm Energy Systems
Bloodgood Foto LLC
Boardman & Clark LLP
Bounce Milwaukee
BOW Renewables, LLC
Braun Intertec
Brass Light Gallery
Capital Times
Chabad of Waukesha
Chequamegon Bay Renewables
City of Eau Claire
City of Fitchburg
City of Madison
City of Milwaukee
Clean Fuel Partners
Clean Grid Alliance
Clean Wisconsin
Convergence Energy, LLC
Crave Brothers Farm
CREATE Center – Madison College
CROPP Cooperative – Organic Valley
CURE Energy Solutions
Current Electric, Co.
Customers First! Coalition
Dairyland Power Cooperative
Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change
Dark Energy
DNV GL
Duane T. Kexel Consulting, LLC
Durr Megtec
E&E News
Eagle Point Solar
Earth Friendly Vehicles
Eaton
Eau Claire City Council
EcoEngineers
EDF Renewables
Edgewood College
EDP Renewables North America
Elevate Energy
Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc.
Energenecs
Energize, LLC
Energy Analysis and Policy Program (EAP) of UW-Madison
Energy Tech Innovations, LLC
ENGIE North America Distributed Solar
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Ethos Green Power
Eudai Energy, LLC
Faith Technologies, Inc.
Focus on Energy
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fresh Energy
Full Spectrum Solar
Galvanacar LLC
GDS Associates
Geronimo Energy
Good Steward Consulting
Gundersen Envision
H&H Group Holdings
H&H Solar Energy Services, Inc.
HDR
HellermannTyton
HGA
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.
Hornemann Construction
Hoven Consulting
IEA
InClime
Integrated Energy Services
Invenergy, LLC
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
JDR Engineering
Johnson County
Juhl Energy
Keyes & Fox LLP
KL Engineering Inc
Legacy Solar Co-op
Local Productions LLC
Madison College
Madison Gas and Electric Company
Madison Solar Consulting
MaSa Partners
McFarland State Bank
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michels Corporation
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
Midwest Solar Power
Milwaukee Area Techinical College
Montgomery Associates
Mother Earth News
Murphy Desmond S.C.
Nautilus Solar
Neil Palmer & Associates LLC
New Energy Equity
Next Energy Solution, Inc.
Next Step Energy LLC
North Wind Renewable Energy
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
OneEnergy Renewables
Oneida Nation
OPUS Brand Management
Oregon School District
Organic Valley
PACE Wisconsin
Perkins Coie LLP
Pieper Electric
Pines Bach LLP
Positive Energy Alternatives, LLC
PRC Wind
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Quarles & Brady
Ranger Power LLC
Rapid Improvement Associates, LLC
RBI Solar
Renew Now Facilities
Renewable Energy Consultant
republicEn.org
Reynolds Transfer & Storage, Inc.
RTDM
Salem Land
SC Johnson
SCS Engineers
Shoreline Community College
Sierra Club
Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter
Simpleray
Slipstream
SMA America
SolarEdge Technologies
Soltage, LLC
Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust
Stantec Consulting
Staples Energy
SUEZ Advanced Solutions
Sun Badger Solar
SunPeak
Sunrun
SunVest Solar
Sustainable Engineering Group / HGA
Sustainable Madison Committee
SustainRockford
TDS Custom Construction, Inc.
The Capitol Group
The Daily Reporter
The Natural Resources Defense Council
Town of Cross Plains
Town of Stark, Energy Planning & Information Committee
Tradewind Energy
Trajectory Energy Partners, LLC
Trillfoot Energies Corp
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education
UW-Extension / University of Wisconsin
Vernon Electric Cooperative
Viresco AD
Waukesha County Green Team
WEC Energy Group
WECC
Werner Electric Supply
WES Engineering Inc.
West Green Club
Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C.
WI Div of Energy, Housing & Community Resources
WI Sustainable Business Council
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
Wisconsin Clean Cities
Wisconsin Conservation Voters
Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Wisconsin Energy Broadcast – WORT radio program
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Wisconsin Environmental Initiative, Inc.
Wisconsin Green Muslims
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group
Wisconsin Office of Energy Innvoation
Wisconsin Public Utility Institute
Wisconsin State Assembly
Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin State Senate
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
Wisconsin’s Green Fire
WisPolitics.com
Wood County
WPPI Energy
WUWM-FM
Xcel Energy

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