MMUA Annual Summer Conference

July 29, 2015

Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association’s (MMUA) annual Summer Conference held at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, MN offers networking, educational and social time for municipal utility leaders from around the state.

The event starts August 17 with a “Best Ball Scramble” golf tournament and scenic Paul Bunyan bike trail ride. A welcome reception is held in the evening along with an outdoor barbecue. The conference agenda is as follows:

Tuesday, August 18
8:00        Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15        Public Power Forward: Public Power in the 21st Century – Sue Kelly, American Public Power Association
9:00       Meeting the Challenge: The New Energy Landscape – Laura McCarten, Xcel Energy
10:00     What’s the Plan? 111(d) Process – Bob Jagusch, MMUA
10:45     Reliable & Secure Operation of the Bulk Power System – Dan Skaar and Larry Koshire, Midwest Reliability Organization
1:00       The Washington Scene – Michael Nolan, MMUA Washington Rep.
1:45        Wild Rice Water Quality Standards – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
3:00       The Power of Partnership: A Unique & Effective Approach to Wellhead Protection – Scott Hain, Worthington Public Utilities
3:45       RS Fiber: Network of Opportunities – Mark Erickson, City of Winthrop
5:00       Trade Show and Reception (Minnesota Room)
7:00       Banquet and Awards (Lakeside Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 19
8:00       MMUA Business Meeting (Regular & Affiliate Members Only)
8:30       Managing the Rate Impacts of Distributed Generation – Dave Berg, Dave Berg Consulting
9:15       Solar-DG Task Force Report – Troy Adams, Elk River Municipal Utilities and MMUA Staff
10:15     Preparing for the 2016 Rodeo – Mike Willetts, MMUA
11:00     State Legislative Developments – Bill Black and Amanda Duerr, MMUA and Doug Carnival, McGrann Shea
11:30     Issues Round-Up – Jack Kegel, Bob Jagusch and Mike Willetts, MMUA

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