Electrify Wisconsin! Beneficial Electrification In the 21st Century!

June 27, 2019

Hosted by: Madison Gas and Electric
Supported by: NRECA, NRDC, Slipstream, WECA, Dairyland Power, Touchstone Energy, Steffes Corp., Geothermal Exchange Org., Customers First! Coalition

7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome to Wisconsin!
Breakfast Sponsored by NRECA
8:00 – 8:30 am The Future Is Electric!
Framing the Promise and Potential of Beneficial Electrification

8:30 – 9:00 am Opening Keynote
Gary Connett, Chairman – BEL
9:00 - 10:00 am Viewpoints from WI Leaders on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities
Moderator: Steven Koep, BE-A (Beneficial Electrification Ambassador)

10:00 - 10:15 am Break
Sponsored by Steffes Corp.
10:15 - 11:00 am The Opportunity and Challenge: NREL and EPRI’s National Assessments

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Stakeholder Dialogue 1: Technologies – Barriers and Lessons Learned
Moderator: Keith Dennis, NRECA

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.

12:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Sponsored by NRDC
1:15 - 2:30 pm Stakeholder Dialogue 2: Public Policy
Moderator: Robin Lisowski, Slipstream

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

2:30 – 2:45pm Break
Sponsored by Geothermal Exchange Org. (GeoExchange)
2:45 - 3:45pm 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 Wisconsin!

3:45 - 4:30pm Beneficial Electrification – The Path Forward
Stakeholder Feedback, Closing Remarks & Next Steps
4:30 – 5:30 pm Dr. Steve’s Singalong! Adjourn & Reception