Thursday, April 24, 2014

11:00 - 12:00pm Debate team preparation

Room 247

12:00 - 1:00pm Informal lunch

Room 262

1:00 - 1:15pm Welcome and introductions
Sheila Duran, Senior Director, Kellogg Public-Private Interface

Room 247

1:15 - 2:00pm Session 1a: A debate
Moderator: Edward A. Garvey, AESL Consulting

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Technologies enabling distributed generation and energy efficiency will create empowered consumers Economies of scale and the scope of the utility industry will assimilate emerging technologies
David C. Boyd, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission John Quackenbush, Michigan Public Service Commission
Mike Bull, Center for Energy and Environment Emma Berndt, Opower
Kim Krupsaw, Vectren Corporation Janice Hager, Duke Energy Corporation

2:00 - 3:00pm Session 1b: Full group discussion and debate response
Facilitator: Edward A. Garvey, AESL Consulting

Room 247

3:00 - 3:30pm Networking break

Room 262

3:30 - 4:15pm Session 2: Strengths and weaknesses of state-by-state regulation in an increasingly regional world

Room 247
2a. Strengths of states
Room 247
2c. Weaknesses of states
Room 250
2b. Strengths of RTO
Room 262
2d. Weaknesses of RTO
Room 203

4:15 - 5:15pm Session 2e: Small group reports and full group discussion
Facilitator: Kevin D. Gunn, Polsinelli

Room 247

5:30 - 6:30pm Reception

Room 262

6:30 - 7:30pm Dinner

Room 317

Friday, April 25, 2014


7:30 - 8:15am Continental breakfast

Room 262

8:15 - 9:00am Session 3: Small group discussions


3a: Room 247

How best can incumbent electricity providers address localized or individual needs and still assure the reliability and cost benefits of an interconnected grid?

3b: Room 248

Is the rate-regulated, cost-of-service utility business model and the regulatory compact upon which it is based still viable?

3c: Room 250

What are the key design elements of the “Utility of the Future” for the Midwest? What is the role of base-load or large-scale, centralized generation?

9:00 - 10:00am Session 3d: Full group discussion
Facilitator, Kevin D. Gunn, Polsinelli

Room 247

10:00 - 10:30am Networking Break

Room 262

10:30 - 11:30am Session 4: Panel discussion
Can the Midwest address 111(d) as a region? If so, how? And should it?

Room 247
  • Franz Litz, Great Plains Institute
  • Jay Skabo, Montana-Dakota Utilities
  • Doug Scott, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Matt Stanberry, Advanced Energy Economy

11:30 - 12:30pm Session 4a: Full group discussion
Facilitator: Edward A. Garvey, AESL Consulting

Room 247

12:30 - 12:45pm Concluding remarks
Luciano de Castro, Kellogg School of Management

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12:45 - 1:30pm Closing Lunch Room 262


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