Electrify Colorado! Beneficial Electrification in the 21st Century!

June 12, 2019

Hosted by: Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Supported by: NRECA, NRDC, CREA, Touchstone Energy, RMI, Steffes Corp., Geothermal Exchange Organization

7:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome to Colorado!
Breakfast Sponsored by CREA

  • Kent Singer, Executive Director – Colorado Rural Electric Assn.
8:00 – 8:25 am Beneficial Electrification – The Future Is Electric!
Framing the Promise and Potential of Beneficial Electrification

Moderator: Steven Koep, Beneficial Electrification League (BEL)

8:25 – 8:45 am Opening Keynote
Alice K. Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado
8:45 – 9:45 am Viewpoints from CO Leaders on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities
Moderator: Steven Koep, BE-A (Beneficial Electrification Ambassador)

9:45 – 10:00 am Break
Sponsored by NRECA
10:00 – 10:30 am The Opportunity and Challenge: NREL and EPRI’s National Assessments

10:30 – 11:45 am Stakeholder Dialogue 1: Technologies – Barriers and Lessons Learned
Moderator: Steven Koep, Beneficial Electrification Ambassador

The Beneficial Electrification Technologies dialogue will discuss the variety of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial BE technologies that will meet the needs of customers and utilities, while increasing overall emissions efficiency.

11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Beneficial Electrification League
12:45 – 2:00 pm Stakeholder Dialogue 2: Public Policy
Moderator: Keith Dennis, NRECA

The Beneficial Electrification & Public Policy dialogue will explore the relationship between market development and public policy, specifically the legislative and regulatory environment in Colorado as it relates to Beneficial Electrification.

2:00 – 2:45 pm Stakeholder Dialogue 3: Public Engagement & Market Development
Moderator: Steve Koep, Beneficial Electrification Ambassador

The BE Market Development & Public Engagement session will discuss coordinated BE market development efforts and public awareness strategies. What has been learned from our joint efforts to promote the ideas of grid-interactive water heating (GIWH), Community Storage and environmentally-beneficial electrification? Join us as we lay the groundwork for the Beneficial Electrification Team of Colorado!

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
Sponsored by NRDC
3:00 – 4:00 pm Beneficial Electrification – The Path Forward
Closing Remarks & Next Steps
4:00 pm Adjourn
4:00 – 5:30 pm Reception & Tabletop Exhibits
Sponsored by BEL