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Properly Valuing Solar Through Rate Design Networking Meeting in Ann Arbor


October 7, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Michigan EIBC

Please join the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) in Ann Arbor at the City Council Chambers from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for a Properly Valuing Solar Through Rate Design Networking Meeting in Ann Arbor.

Our guest speaker is Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher, Energy and Environment, at the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) where he has worked since fall 2010. Tom specializes in policy research for distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid modernization, and global climate change. A life-long resident of Michigan, Tom worked for Michigan’s state government for over 32 years, including 10 years at the State Energy Office and then over 22 years as a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission Staff.

Mr. Stanton has been an instructor in both in-person and internet-based NRRI training events and related workshop or conference activities in a dozen states and multiple countries. He has authored NRRI papers about policies for smart-grid, microgrids, solar and distributed energy resources, and community-shared resources. He is presently researching grid modernization activities in the states, and how the different states are addressing rate designs for distributed generation, demand-response, energy efficiency, microgrids, and more.


Tentative Timeline:

10:45 – 11:10 – Registration

11:10 – 11:20 – Welcome and Introduction by Cory Connolly, VP of Policy for Michigan EIBC

11:20 – 11:30 – Overview of Ann Arbor’s Energy Work by Josh MacDonald, Energy Coordinator for the City of Ann Arbor

11:30 – 11:45 – Lunch Buffet

11:45 – 12:35 – Presentation by Tom Stanton

12:35 – 1:00 – Networking


This meeting is $15 for Michigan EIBC members and $30 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.

Important Note: The Chambers is on the 2nd floor of the City Hall building. The Justice Center is connected to City Hall. If you need to go through metal detectors, you’re in the wrong building.

Parking: We suggest you park at the “Library Lot” parking structure at 319 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor.

Questions? Please contact us at mieibc@mieibc.org