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

PJM States Expert Workshop: States and RTOs in Changing Times

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Hilton Lexington Downtown 369 W Vine St Magnolia Room Lexington, KY 40507

Join the Great Plains Institute and the Nicholas Institute at Duke University in Lexington, Kentucky as they present an expert stakeholder workshop on the important issues facing states and stakeholder in PJM in 2019.

Past Events

GreenStep Cities March Workshop: Mobility & Electric Vehicles

Date: March 6, 2019

Time: 9-11 AM

Location: League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103

Join us on March 6th as we hear from cities and local experts share with us their experiences with shared mobility and electric vehicles. Topics will include:

  • Introduction to shared mobility
  • City speakers on micro-mobility, electric scooters, electric vehicles, shared transit
  • Cities Charging Ahead!: a cohort of 28 cities exploring electric vehicle readiness

Webinar: Best Practices in Solar Planning and Zoning

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 PM

Location: Webinar

As solar projects proliferate in agricultural areas, local governments are enacting development standards to ensure that solar farm development creates agricultural, environmental and water quality co-benefits.

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.

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.

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.