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Online Program

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central
0.3 CEUs


  • WPUI Member:
    Early Bird $100/Regular $150
  • Non-Member: 
    Early Bird $125/Regular $175


Clean energy is changing the landscape of the traditional energy mix. This program will explore the drivers of the transition to a clean energy future and how quickly we can expect the transition to happen. National experts will share their perspectives on the viability of new resources and the retirement of traditional resources, as well as weigh in on the implications for transmission infrastructure.

9:00                        Welcome Remarks
Summer Strand, Chair, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

9:05 – 10:00        The Clean Energy Future – What is driving the transition to clean energy, and how fast is it happening?
Abraham Silverman, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University

10:00 – 10:10 Break

10:10 – 11:00     Resource Planning – Viability of new resources, retirement of existing resources and environmental impacts.
KIra Loehr, Partner, Perkins Coie

Jody Arendt, Director, Planning, WEC Energy Group
John Carr, Vice President, Strategic Growth, Dairyland Power Cooperative
Akanksha Craft, Bureau Director, Electrical Analysis and Engineering, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Ciaran Gallagher, Energy & Air Manager, Clean Wisconsin

11:00 – 11:10     Break

11:10 – 12:00     Implications for Grid Infrastructure – A closer look at how the transition to clean energy impacts the grid.
Camille Kadoch, Senior Associate and General Counsel, Regulatory Assistance Project

Greg Meyer, Director, Electric Engineering, Energy Operations, Madison Gas and Electric
Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Laura Rauch, Executive Director, Transmission Planning, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
Eric Udelhofen, Vice President, Development, OneEnergy Renewables
Zachary Zimmerman, Research & Policy Manager, Grid Strategies LLC


Registered attendees will be given web conference details and access to electronic materials.


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REGISTRATION INFORMATION for WPUI’s 03.05.2024 program Transition to Clean Energy

Substitutions must be made by COB 02.27.2024.
Cancellations made before COB 02.27.2024 will be refunded all but $25.
No refunds will be given or substitutions will be allowed once the web conference credentials and/or program materials have been emailed to current registrants.
See the Registration Information page for additional details.