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Sat, Dec 07


Lansing Brewing Company

2019 GLREA Annual Meeting

Please buy your ticket for the GLREA Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7, 2019 beginning at 9:30 am. This is a great opportunity to learn the latest developments in renewable energy, plan for GLREA's work in 2020 and to catch up with old friends and meet new ones in renewable energy.

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2019 GLREA Annual Meeting
2019 GLREA Annual Meeting

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

About the Event

GLREA will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  The Meeting will begin at 9:30 am and run to 4:00 pm. It's going to be our best Annual Meeting yet!  So buy your ticket today and reserve your spot!

The following is the Agenda for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

9:30 am  Registration, Coffee and Networking

10:00 am   Welcome   John Freeman, Executive Director


10:10 am   Session I Moderator:  John Richter, Board Member

  • ‘Review of National Developments in the Renewable Energy Transition’  Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher, National Regulatory Research Institute   
  • ‘MI PowerGrid…What is This New Initiative Julie Baldwin, Manager Renewable Energy Section, Public Service Commission

11:00  am  Session II Introduction: Dennis Marvin, Board Member

  •  ‘How to do Energy Projects With Rural Local Units of Government' Professor Sarah Mills, University of Michigan 

12:00  pm  Welcome  Melanie McCoy, President 


12:05  pm  Lunch  Voting for Board of Directors

  •  Introduction to Lunch Briefing - Thomas Reinke, Self-Reliant Energy,   Board Member
  •  PEARL Certification - John Blattner

12:20  pm  GLREA End Report and Plans for 2020

  • Year in Review  Melanie McCoy, President, Diane Van Buren, Board Member
  • Plans for Next Year  John Freeman, Executive Director 
  • Financial Report  Cary Church, Treasurer

12:50 pm  Session III ‘Future of Renewable Energy in Michigan’

 This panel will share their thoughts for the future growth of renewable energy in Michigan.

 Moderator: Patrick O’Boyle, Michigan Saves and Board Member

  • ‘Solar Energy Market in Michigan’- Rob Rafson, Chart House Energy
  • ‘The Role of Utilities in Supporting Renewable Energy’ – Jessica Woycehoski, Manager of Integrated Resource Planning, Consumers Energy
  • ‘Role of State Government’ - James Clift, Deputy Director, MI Department Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
  • ‘Financing of Solar and Energy Efficiency’ - Mary Templeton, Executive Director Michigan Saves

2:00 pm  Break

2:10 pm  Session IV  ‘Working the Legislature’

This panel will discuss the critical importance of the Michigan Legislature in establishing   policy to guide the development and expansion of renewable energy in Michigan and how   GLREA Members can be helpful and effective in supporting legislative initiatives. Moderator Ken Zebarah, Harvest Energy and Board Member

  • Ed Rivett, Executive Director, Michigan Conservative Energy Forum
  • State Representative Yousef Rabhi 
  • Sarah Hubbard, Acuitas

3:10 pm  GLREA 2018 Awards

 Moderator - John Sarver, Board Member

  • ‘Local Government Leadership Award’   Kendal Kuneman 
  • 'Exemplary Project Award’   Kendal Kuneman
  • ‘Legislator Leadership Awards’   Mark Clevey
  • ‘Renewable Energy Photo Awards’   Dave Konkle
  •  ‘Solar Policy Advocacy Award’   Dave Konkle
  • ‘Exemplary Project I Award’    John Sarver
  • ‘Exemplary Project II Award’   John Sarver
  • ‘Leadership Award’   John Sarver

3:40 pm  Election Results   Tom Stanton 

3:45 pm  Adjourn and Mingle  Thank you!

For more information contact John Freeman at or (313) 655-7945. 


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