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New Mexico Electrification Leadership Summit

March 21, 2024

Location: NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - Las Cruces, NM


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Agenda

Thursday March 21, 2024
9:30 - 10:00Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Alex Hofmann - Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, Beneficial Electrification League
  • Jalal Rastegary - Research Scientist, New Mexico State University
  • Charise Swanson - CEO, NMREC
10:15 - 11:00Viewpoints from New Mexico Leaders on Beneficial Electrification Opportunities 

11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:00Stakeholder Dialogue 1: Electric Transportation 

  • Jerry Valdez - Executive Director, NMDOT & NEVI Program Manager  
  • Edwin Martinez - Project Manager, Electrification Team, El Paso Electric  
  • Mario Romero - CEO, Otero County Electric Cooperative  
  • Alaric Babej - Principal, Customer Energy Solutions, PNM 
12:00 - 1:00Facilitated Research Perspectives on Beneficial Electrification and Working Lunch 

1:00 - 1:45Stakeholder Dialogue 2: Residential Opportunities – W/E Together 

1:45 - 2:30Stakeholder Dialogue 3: Economic Development, Innovation, and Grant Partnerships 

  • Matt Fitzgibbon - Energy Innovation Practice Manager, PSE  
  • David Spradlin - CEO, Springer Electric Cooperative  
  • Les Montoya - CEO, Mora San Miguel Electric Cooperative 
  • Carmen Campbell - Grant Program Manager, NMREC