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:
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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.
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