GPI Events

Want to learn about our work? Meet our experts in person? Hash out a new idea? Come to one of our events!

Upcoming Events

MTEC Webinar: The Status of Utility Electric Vehicle Programs

Date: October 1, 2018

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Webinar

Register now for the upcoming MTEC webinar – The Status of Utility Electric Vehicle Programs – hosted by the Midcontinent Transportation Electrification Collaborative (MTEC) on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT.

MTEC participants will provide a brief overview of the group’s first white paper titled Utility Roles in the Electric Vehicle (EV) Market: Consensus Principles for Utility EV Program Design, followed by MTEC participants sharing their own examples of putting the consensus principles into action. The white paper aims to provide initial guidance on greater utility involvement in the EV sector to accelerate EV adoption and associated charging services.

October Energy Innovation Happy Hour

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Du Nord Craft Spirits

The GPI Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings together energy-sector professionals, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders and professionals, project developers, researchers, advocates, and enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity for our dynamic community to discuss ideas, network, and get to know each other.

Energy Storage North America Expo

Start date: November 6, 2018

End date: November 8, 2018

GPI is proud to be a supporting partner of the 2018 Energy Storage North America Expo, an influential gathering of policy, technology, and market leaders in energy storage. This year, the event focuses on the role storage plays at the nexus of the power and transportation sector- looking at electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, newest technologies and solutions.

Past Events

August Energy Innovation Happy Hour

Date: August 9, 2018

Time: 5 pm

Location: Pat's Tap

Join us for our next Energy Innovation Happy Hour at Pat’s Tap! The Twin Cities has a growing community focused on energy innovation, whether it is developing advanced energy technologies, launching cleantech start-ups, developing public policy, or fostering sustainable communities. The Twin Cities Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings people together to discuss ideas, network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Expert Stakeholder Workshop: Energy & Environmental Developments in the PJM Region

Date: May 2, 2018

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington 1000 H Street Independence Ballroom Washington, DC 20001

The workshop will feature a panel of state officials from the region evaluating recent PJM market design proposals and decisions and developments in their states.  A stakeholder panel will detail recent developments in the electricity industry, including some of the recent commitments by utilities to decarbonize their portfolios.  A third panel will explore timely environmental issues impacting states and stakeholders.

April Energy Innovation Happy Hour

Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: 12welve Eyes Brewing, St. Paul

Join us for our next Energy Innovation Happy Hour at 12welve Eyes Brewing in Lowertown, St. Paul! The Twin Cities has a growing community focused on energy innovation, whether it is developing advanced energy technologies, launching cleantech start-ups, developing public policy, or fostering sustainable communities. The Twin Cities Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings people together to discuss ideas, network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Annual CERTs Conference 2018

Start date: March 28, 2018

End date: March 29, 2018

Time: 8:00am - 1:30pm

Location: St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center

More and more communities, organizations, and individuals are trying to figure out how they can get energy efficiency and renewable energy projects done.

The CERTs 2018 Conference on March 28-29 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center provides the resources and connections needed to make it happen. Who wouldn’t want to save energy, cut costs, and be part of Minnesota’s fastest growing jobs sector?

Energy Innovation Happy Hour

Date: February 27, 2018

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: 56 Brewing, Minneapolis, MN

The Twin Cities has a growing community focused on energy innovation, whether it is developing advanced energy technologies, launching cleantech start-ups, developing public policy, or fostering sustainable communities. The Twin Cities Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings people together to discuss ideas, network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Energy Innovation Happy Hour

Date: December 12, 2017

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: Inbound BrewCo., Minneapolis, MN

The Twin Cities has a growing community focused on energy innovation, whether it is developing advanced energy technologies, launching cleantech start-ups, developing public policy, or fostering sustainable communities. The Twin Cities Energy Innovation Happy Hour brings people together to discuss ideas, network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Powering the Plains and Beyond: Energy Policy in America’s Heartland

Date: December 11, 2017

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm

Location: The Westin Downtown, Austin, TX

Join experts, state officials, and stakeholders from across the Plains and beyond for a one-day workshop exploring energy developments and trends in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) region. This workshop will feature multiple perspectives on ongoing challenges and will include panels on wind development and the proposed expansion of the SPP footprint into Colorado.

MnSEIA – Gateway to Solar Conference

Date: November 14, 2017

Location: Airport Hilton, Minneapolis, MN

This two-day working conference will bring together solar industry practitioners from all over the country for education, networking and great times. Every year, installers, financiers, developers, distributors, manufacturers, job trainers, trade unions, utilities and government agencies participate in key topical sessions for our national audience.

GPI experts Brian Ross and Trevor Drake will present at the conference, and GPI is a proud sponsor of the event.

Minnesota Green Step Cities Workshop: Energy & Climate Data and Action Planning

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 9:00 - 11:00am

Location: League of Minnesota Cities

This workshop is part of the 2017-2018 GreenStep Cities Workshop Series. Keep an eye out for more information about upcoming sessions and topics! The workshops are usually held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 9-11am at the League of Minnesota Cities. Light refreshments will be served at each workshop.

LoGoPEP Webinar: Tools for Local Government Energy Champions

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Webinar

Using St. Louis Park as a case study to frame the conversation, we will demonstrate how the LoGoPEP tools can be used to create clear, achievable energy plans. In addition to providing an overview of the energy planning guide and workbook, sample existing conditions analysis, and solar energy calculator, this webinar will feature a demonstration of the wedge diagram tool. The wedge diagram tool allows users to explore a city’s potential energy futures through an interactive diagram that shows how reduction strategies impact forecasted city-wide greenhouse gas emissions from building energy consumption. This tool currently includes city-specific data for all cities participating in the Regional Indicators Initiative, and will be incorporating additional cities (that have achieved Step 2 or higher in the GreenStep Cities program) in 2018.