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7th Annual Member Meeting


April 23, 2019
5:00 am - 12:30 pm


Kellogg Center
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824


Michigan EIBC

Michigan EIBC will be hosting the 7th Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. This full-day conference – our most popular event of the year – provides attendees an opportunity to network, learn about innovations in advanced energy, and get an overview on the latest policy developments. There will be several break-out panels throughout the day and dozens of expert panelists. The event brings together leaders in Michigan’s advanced energy industry, utility executives, policymakers, regulators, and others.


The keynote speaker is Vince Faherty, Head of Northeast and Midwest Energy Partnerships at Google. Leading Midwest business development activities for Google, Mr. Faherty works to accelerate the deployment of Google Hardware products and services, including the well-known Nest products. Such hardware products help increase energy efficiency, provide demand response services, and improve end-user experiences. Housed at one of the leading tech companies in the world, Mr. Faherty will share his distinct perspective on the trends in the electricity sector and how smart hardware and software solutions are transforming how customers engage with utilities and energy companies.

The confirmed panel topics and panelists are:

Presidents’ Power Chat – Moderated by Dr. Laura Sherman, Michigan EIBC

Liesl Eichler Clark, Director, EGLE, State of Michigan
Daniel Scripps, Commissioner, MPSC

Fix the Damn Roads: The Crossroads of Mobility and Energy in Michigan – Moderated by Jim Saber, NextEnergy

State Representative Joseph Bellino, District 17
Judd Herzer, Executive Office of Governor Whitmer
State Senator Mallory McMorrow, District 13
Trevor Pawl, PlanetM

Cities of the Future – Moderated by Jacob Koch, Bloomberg Associates

Joel Howrani Heeres, City of Detroit
Tremaine Phillips, Green Umbrella/Cincinnati 2030 District
Gina Schrader, Ford Motor Company

Convergence of Disruptive Distributed Technologies – Moderated by Nathalie Osborn, NextEnergy

Mark Cryderman, The Green Panel
Walt Dindoffer, Development Solutions Midwest
Brandon Hofmeister, Consumers Energy
Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research

Expanding Opportunities: New Demand and Load Growth – Moderated by Caitlin Marquis, Advanced Energy Economy

Brandy Brown, CLEAResult
Drew Thompson, Black & Veatch
Saulius Mikalonis, Plunkett Cooney

Financing Energy Innovations – Moderated by Bali Kumar, Lean & Green Michigan

John D’Agostino, Inclusive Prosperity Capital
Gerard Neely, Greenworks
Melissa Peterson, Apex Clean Energy
Mary Templeton, Michigan SAVES

Moving Toward Utility 3.0: Modernizing Energy Efficiency Programs – Moderated by Stephanie Byrd, Schneider Electric

Karen Gould, MPSC
Frank Gundal, Eversource
Phil Rausch, Hemlock Semiconductor
Emmett Romine, Powerley

The Future of Renewables in Michigan: Regulatory Constraints and Opportunities – Moderated by Laura Chappelle, Varnum LLP

Kwafo Adarkwa, ITC Holdings Corp.
Julie Baldwin, MPSC
Kevin Borgia, Cypress Creek Renewables
Samuel Field, Helios Solar


This conference will sell out, so please get your tickets today.


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Questions? Please contact us at mieibc@mieibc.org