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Minnesota Electrification Leadership Summit

December 6, 2023

Location: Rapids Brewing Co. – Grand Rapids, MN


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Agenda

Wednesday December 6, 2023
1:00 – 1:15Welcome and Opening Remarks  

1:15 – 1:45Viewpoints from Minnesota Leaders on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities (GRE Moderated) 

1:45 – 2:15Stakeholder Dialogue 1: Electric Transportation 

2:15 – 2:30Break
2:30 – 3:15Residential Opportunities – Weatherization/Electrification Together

3:15 – 3:30Keynote: US Senator Tina Smith – Minnesota
3:30 – 4:00Break
4:00 – 4:45Stakeholder Dialogue 3: Economic Development, Innovation, and Grant Partnerships 

  • Linda StevensSr. VP Sales and Chief Strategy Officer, OATI  
  • Tamara Lowney – President & CEO, Itasca Economic Development Corporation 
  • Angela Bokovoy – MN Area Director, USDA Rural Development 
  • Rep. Spencer Igo – House Climate and Energy Committee, MN House of Reps 
  • Arik Forsman – Minnesota Power  
4:45 – 5:00Academic Funding / Facilitated Research Perspectives 

  • Gabe Chan – University of Minnesota, UMN Duluth
 5:00Closing Remarks / Dinner

  • Darrick Moe – CEO, MREA