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Register Today for the Midwest Energy Storage Summit September 15, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab, in partnership with the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance, will host the Midwest Energy Storage Summit on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Summit will include over 300 participants from throughout the Midwest representing energy leaders from industry, the public sector, academia and non-profit sectors.

The Summit will run from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM on September 15th and will be followed by a networking reception from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the University of Minnesota Campus Club. The event is open to the public but space is limited so register today.  The modest registration fee includes meals and the networking reception.

Click Here To Register For The Summit

About the Midwest Energy Storage Summit

Our energy systems are undergoing a significant transition, and energy storage is linchpin for a more flexible, resilient, reliable, efficient, and low carbon grid.  Whether considering grid or distribution scale or customer applications, furthering deployment of storage in the Midwest will require an integrated, collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach, as well as a deep understanding of technology advancements and the market and regulatory environments.  

The goal of the Midwest Energy Storage Summit is to gather energy stakeholders from a variety of sectors in order to reach a shared understanding of energy storage trends, opportunities, and barriers  in our region and nationally.  We will connect Midwesterners to learn from each other and explore opportunities for regional cooperation.  Key outcomes you can expect:

  • Understand MISO operations and rules relating to energy storage and current and future implications for the regional grid
  • Learn about storage from different perspectives:  
    • Policy and regulatory pathways
    • The role of research in bringing technology to market
    • Implementation – how “doers” get projects off the ground
  • Capitalize on networking and collaboration opportunities

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power, Vermont
  • Chris Clark, President of Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest Division (Minnesota & the Dakotas)
  • George Crabtree, Director Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory


Click here for more information about Summit lodging and transportation 

Click here for more information about how to become a Midwest Energy Storage Summit sponsor 

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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.