CERTS Local Energy Initiatives Meetings

CERTS Local Energy Initiatives Meetings - Various times and locations (see site for details on past meetings).   Join electric utility representatives, zoning and planning officials, city officials, county commissioners, economic development professionals, renewable energy developers, large end users of electricity, and other citizens interested in community based renewable energy! These meetings are open to all who wish to attend and free of charge.

Morning Session
Dispersed Generation Study

Learn from the MN Department of Commerce about recently passed legislation such as the Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 and the Dispersed Generation Study. Take part in a working session to provide feedback related to the study and to gather input on regional interest and plans for dispersed renewable generation. (Prior to the start of the Dispersed Generation study and at other key points in the process, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is statutorily required to hold meetings in each of the five out-state transmission planning zones).

Lunch will be provided for registrants

Afternoon Session
Working Together: What is Your Role?

Learn how the new renewable energy legislation provides opportunities for you and your community to participate directly in community-based energy development.

Northwest: Wednesday, September 19
9:00am to 3:30pm
Ralph Engelstad Arena
525 Brooks Ave N
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Host Organization: Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and Northwest CERTs
Local Contact: Linda Kingery, Executive Director of NWRSDP
Email: kinge002@umn.edu
Phone: 877-854-7737
Event Flyer, 372kb pdf

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