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

Energy Happy Hour

Date: December 20, 2018

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: Lake Monster Brewing

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.

2019 Summit on Transportation Electrification in the Midcontinent Region

Date: January 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Kimpton Hotel Palomar

On January 23, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, the Great Plains Institute and the diverse participants of the Midcontinent Transportation Electrification Collaborative (MTEC) will host a Transportation Electrification Summit.

During the Summit, MTEC will unveil its consensus Road Map to Decarbonization by Midcentury: Transportation Electrification. This second installment of the Road Map to Decarbonization will include new analyses and recommendations to policy makers in the region on how to seize the opportunities electric vehicles (EVs) present.

Past Events

An Expert Stakeholder Workshop for States & Stakeholders in the PJM Region “Looking Ahead: Big Challenges for 2019”

Date: December 13, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Join the Great Plains Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions for an expert workshop for state officials and stakeholders exploring recent energy and environmental policy developments in the PJM region and the potential challenges in 2019.

Electric storage: addressing grid demands & customer values

Date: November 16, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Sourcewell (formerly TIES)

Join Environmental Initiative for a discussion on the changing landscape of electric storage in Minnesota—from what our grid needs to meet state greenhouse gas goals, to adoption benefits and barriers for customers. 

GPI is a promotional partner for this event where participants will hear from a wide range of perspectives, including utilities, corporations, and policy experts such as GPI’s Matt Prorok.  

MetroCert Annual Event

Date: November 12, 2018

Time: 4 pm- 7:30 pm

Location: Grand Hall 1644 Larpenteur Ave W., St. Paul, MN 55108

Join Metro CERT to celebrate our 11th year of connecting communities to resources!

Learn about areas of clean energy action happening in our region, connect with leaders in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and join with us to take action. Food will be provided during this free event.

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.

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.

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.

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?