Electrify Iowa! Beneficial Electrification In the 21st Century!

September 5, 2019

Location: Sheraton West Des Moines

Hosted by: Iowa Rural Power Education Foundation and Iowa Environmental Council
Supported by: NRECA, NRDC, Touchstone Energy, IAEC, CIPCO, Dairyland Power, Slipstream, Steffes Corp., GeothermalExchange.Org, IA Assoc for Energy Efficiency

 

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast and Welcome to Iowa!

  • Chuck Soderberg, Iowa Rural Power Education Foundation
  • Kerri Johannsen, Iowa Environmental Council
9:00 – 9:25 am Beneficial Electrification - The Future Is Electric!
Framing the Promise and Potential of Beneficial Electrification

9:25 – 9:45 am Opening Keynote
Beneficial Electrification in the 21st Century!

Keith Dennis, NRECA
9:45 - 10:15 am The Opportunity and Challenge: National & Regional BE Assessments

10:15 - 11:00 am Viewpoints on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities:
Electric Vehicles and Transportation Electrification

Moderator: Jeff Springer, Dairyland Power Cooperative

The EVs and Transportation Electrification session will discuss the variety of EVs and Transportation Electrification options that will meet the needs of customers and utilities, while increasing overall emissions efficiency.

11:00 - 11:15 am Break
Sponsored by NRECA & Dairyland Power Cooperative
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Viewpoints on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities: Energy Storage

Moderator: Anne Kimber, Electric Power Research Center, ISU

The Energy Storage session will discuss the variety of Energy Storage technologies (electric, thermal, etc.) that will meet the needs of customers and utilities, while increasing overall emissions efficiency.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
Sponsored by CIPCO
1:00 - 1:45 pm Stakeholder Dialogue: 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. The discussion will cover technologies that will meet the needs of customers and utilities, while increasing overall emissions efficiency.

1:45 - 2:45 pm Stakeholder Dialogue: Public Engagement, Public Policy & Market Development
Moderator: Kerri Johannsen, Iowa Environmental Council

The BE Market Development & Public Engagement session will discuss coordinated BE market development efforts and public policy and 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 Iowa!

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
Sponsored by NRDC
3:00 - 3:30 pm Closing Keynote
Living Better Electrically! Past, Present & Future!

Jim Sayers, New Ground Iowa
3:30 - 4:00 pm Beneficial Electrification – The Path Forward
Thank You & Next Steps
4:00 pm Adjourn
4:00 – 5:30 pm Reception & Tabletop Exhibits
Sponsored by BEL