The landscape of the electric utility industry appears at the precipice of significant change related to how power is produced and distributed. Environmental issues and regulations, declining or stagnant sales, smarter grid technologies including distributed, intermittent and renewable energy systems, and consumer demographic and philosophy changes are combining to create a host of challenges. For these challenges to be met successfully by cooperatives, they need to be explored and viewed with strategic and tactical lenses.
The purpose of the Innovative Power Summit is to support cooperative leaders by investigating, exploring and mining approaches cooperatives can take in this dynamic environment. It will explore how these transformative issues impact technology, operations, member services – and the cooperatives’ bottom line.
The Summit will explore issues impacting G&Ts and their members. Key areas that must be examined for practical knowledge and actionable ideas include:
Alternative Supply Technologies
Working with Regulators and Legislators on Industry Policy Change
Solar Business Model Options and Strategies
The Innovative Power Summit will feature a unique program design, combining traditional education sessions with business strategy roundtable sessions to encourage collaboration and idea-sharing among diverse co-op attendees.