Municipals Shine at CERTS Conference March 28-29

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Municipals Shine at CERTS Conference March 28-29

March 14, 2018

Municipal utilities are among those at the forefront of designing the programs and tools moving Minnesota forward on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The 2018 Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Conference is March 28-29 in St. Cloud, and a number of municipal utilities will be highlighted, including Lake Crystal, Detroit Lakes and Blue Earth. The program includes sessions on utility efficiency programs, a half-day session on utility innovation (including things like time of use rates, grid integrated water heaters, harnessing AMI infrastructure for load management, EVs, solar), and more! 

Sessions and workshops relevant to utility leadership and staff include:

Utility Specific:

Utility Efficiency Program Ideas Ready for Replication

Utility Innovation: Identifying Win-Win Strategies & Solutions

Technology Specific:

Community Solar Gardens: What’s New, What’s Next?

Charging Ahead with Energy Storage in Minnesota

Learn & Drive: Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure

Preparing for the Next Wind Energy Boom

Recent Advances in Biomass Energy

Innovations in Clean Energy Financing

Customer Specific:

Local Government Solar: Best Practices & Tools

Growing Farm & Business Clean Energy Adoption

Strategies for Reducing Low-Income Energy Burden

Clean Energy Community Awards Panel

Other highlights from the two-day agenda:

Project Lighting Talks from across the state

8 breakout sessions and 4 in-depth workshops

Regional networking sessions on advancing local projects

Over 5 hours of networking time and 60 exhibitors

An Evening Reception honoring women working in clean energy

See the full agenda, learn more, and register at

Who is CERTs? Since 2003, the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) have been connecting Minnesota communities with the resources they need to identify and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.



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