Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Colorado Energy Summit! Our speaker presentations are available for download. Available presentations are indicated by red, linked text in order of the day’s agenda. Be sure to check out BizWest’s coverage of the event:

Energy Summit: Governments take helm of oil, gas industry

Energy Summit: A key year approaches for Northern Colorado’s ozone reduction plan

Energy Summit: Utilities implement renewables, but obstacles remain

Energy Summit: Utilities well on way to meet emission targets

Energy Summit: Limerick offers tips for overcoming disagreements

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11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — The Nexus of Water and Energy

Water plays a vital role in energy exploration, renowned author and historian Patricia Limerick, author of “Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water,” will highlight the delicate balance between the need for conserving our precious resource and the demand for fossil fuels.


Keynote speaker:

Patricia Limerick, director, Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder


1-1:45 p.m. — Striking a Balance: Blending Renewables with Traditional Energy

This session will explore how traditional energy and renewable energy can complement one another, and how renewable technologies can be integrated with traditional energy development to create a better, cleaner energy future.


Katie Tate, senior community relations specialist, PDC Energy Inc.


Milton Geiger, alternative energy administrator, Poudre Valley REA

Jan Kulmann, director, midstream and facilities, Whiting Petroleum

Jerry Marizza, new energy program coordinator, United Power

Ali Weaver, senior project development manager, Silicon Ranch


2-2:45 p.m. — Ozone Alert: What the Front Range Faces in New Ozone Regs

Regional air quality has taken center stage, with state and federal regulators implementing new standards to reduce ozone. What will it take to meet the new ozone standards, and how will that affect governments, manufacturers and utilities?


Dave Kulmann, senior community relations manager, PDC Energy Inc.


Rusty Frishmuth, director of environmental health & safety, HighPoint Operating Corp.

Steve McCannon, deputy director, Regional Air Quality Council

Mike Paules, associate director, Colorado Petroleum Council

Steve Vander Griend, technical director, Urban Air Initiative



3-3:45 p.m. — Ratcheting Down Emissions

Colorado has passed several bills aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and to limit carbon pollution. How will these bills affect the state’s utilities, businesses and consumers?


Chris Wood, editor & publisher, BizWest


Andy Berger, senior manager, environmental policy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc.

Keith Hay, director of utility policy, Colorado Energy Office

Jack Ihle, director of regulatory & strategic analysis, Xcel Energy



4-4:45 p.m. — What Local Governments Are Doing

Local governments are preparing to implement provisions of Senate Bill 181. What are the emerging best practices that municipalities are using to write new regulations, what hurdles will they encounter, and how should energy companies and consumers engage with them?


Sandra Hagen Solin, owner, Capitol Solutions


Cassie Archuleta, air quality program manager, city of Fort Collins

Bruce Barker, Weld County Attorney

Jeff Robbins, director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Shaun Sullivan, attorney, city and county of Broomfield