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Day 1 - October 12th
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8:30 AM CTWelcome From MnSEIA Board President Erica Forsman & The 2020 MnSEIA Report by David Shaffer
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9:00 AM CTRunning for Office: A Forum on Solar for MN State Legislative Candidates
Moderator: Adam Seidel, Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum; Panelists: Doria Drost, 16A; Edwin Hahn, 4A; Thomas Manninen, 3A; Ralph Kaehler, SD 21; Dan Kessler, 47B; and Jen McEwen, SD 7
Sponsored by: Ameresco and Larkin Hoffman

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9:45 AM CTNetworking Break
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Zoom Room IZoom Room IIZoom Room IIINABCEP Credit Opportunities
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10:00 AM CTThe Future of Minnesota Solar: Our Annual Multi-Agency Roundtable -
Moderator: Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News; Panelists: Jack Kluempke, Department of Commerce; Anne Hunt, Office of Enterprise Sustainability; Amanda Cotton and John Gilkeson, Pollution Control Agency; and Duane Hendricks, Board of Electricity
Sponsored by: CEE


Offline to Online: A Community Solar Garden Planned Outages Discussion - Panelists: Julian White, Nokomis Partners; Ross Abbey, US Solar; Kevin Cray, CCSA; and Alan Urban, Xcel Energy
Sponsored by: LG Electronics

A Recommended Approach to Take Advantage of FERC Order 2222 -
Speakers: Rao Konidena, Rakon Energy; Jake Anderson, Anderson Optimization; and David Spieldenner, First Solar
Sponsored by: Frattalone Companies

PV 604: Inspecting PV Systems (1st Half) - Taught by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
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11:00 AM CTNetworking Break
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11:15 AM CTSolar on Tribal Land: Update on the Prairie Island Net Zero Project & Red Lake Nation -
Panelists: Jessie Seim, Prairie Island Indian Community; and Bob Blake, Solar Bear
Sponsored by: EOR, Inc.
Growing Trends: Corporate Renewable Procurement -
Moderator: Kevin Haley, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA); Panelists: Amy Fredregill, Environmental Initiative; Eric Udelhofen, OneEnergy; Dan Schibel, Aveda; and Elizabeth Lucente, Target
Sponsored by: Apadana Solar Technologies

Saving the World Through Better Solar Zoning -
Panelists: Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute (GPI)

PV 604: Inspecting PV Systems (2nd Half) - Taught by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
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12:15 PM CTLunch Transition
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12:45 PM CTDeployment in the 2020s: State Legislators Speak to the Future of Solar in Minnesota
Moderated by: Mike Rothman, Rothman Law and Consulting (fmr. Comm. of MN Commerce); Speakers: Rep. Jean Wagenius; Rep. Patty Acomb; Sen. Jason Rarick; Sen. David Senjem; and Sen. Scott Dibble
Sponsored by Knobelsdorff Energy
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1:45 PM CTNetworking Break
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Zoom Room IZoom Room IINABCEP Credit Opportunities
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2:00 PM CTMinnesota's Brightfields Initiative: Results from the Solar on Closed Landfills Study -
Panelists: Andy Polzin, Barr Engineering; and Faith Krogstad, Environmental Quality Board
Sponsored by: Barr Engineering

Hybrids: Solar Coupled Technologies in Minnesota -
Panelists: Sean Wazlaw, ConEd Development; David Jones, ICF; Nina Axelson, Evergreen Energy; and Dan Juhl, Juhl Energy
Sponsored by: Werner Electric


New Module Dimensions and Their Implications in the Market -
Moderator: Geoff Stenrick, CED Greentech; Panelists: Brian Lynch, LG Electronics; David Khuen, Jinko Solar; Josh Brown, Unirac; Christopher Barrett, APsystems.
Sponsored by APsystems
PV Mounting in Asphalt and Metal Roofs. Code and Best Practices with Roof Tech's Self-Flashing Mounting Systems -
Taught by Rooftech
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3:00 PM CTNetworking Break
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3:15 PM CTImproving Your Virtual Solar Sales -
Panelists: Andrew Spalding, Aurora Solar; Sarah Whebbe, All Energy Solar; and Dana Hallstrom, US Solar
Sponsored by: JinkoSolar
Growing MN's Commercial Solar Space: A Discussion on the PV Demand Credit, Solar Rewards, and Low-income Programs -
Moderator: Griffin Dooling, Blue Horizon Energy; Panelists: Eric Pasi, Impact Power Solutions (IPS); Ben Passer, Fresh Energy; Kerry Klemm, Xcel Energy; and Paul Helstrom, MN Power
Sponsored by: Blue Horizon Energy
Large-Scale Solar and Water Quality: Lowering Risks, Creating Benefits - The PV-SMaRT Project -
Panelists: Dr. David Mulla, University of Minnesota; Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute; Eric Zweber, WSB; and Colleen Hollinger, Natural Resource Services
Sponsored by: Great Plains Institute
PV 620: Fire Code Regulations for PV Systems - Taught by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
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4:15 PM CTNetworking Break
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4:30 - 6:00 PM CT
SEIA State Chapter Panel & Happy Hour -
Opening Remarks: Sean Gallagher, SEIA; Presenters: Mike Kruger, COSSA; Will Giese, HSEA; Lesley McCann, ISEIA; David Murray, MDVSEIA; Mary Shield, MOSEIA; Angela Crowley-Koch, OSEIA; PJ Wilson, SESA Puerto Rico
Sponsored by: CED Greentech
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Day 2 - October 13th
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9:00 AM CTMinnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison & the State's Climate Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobile, Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute
Sponsored by Impact Power Solutions (IPS)
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9:40 AM CTAnnouncing the Winners of the MnSEIA Silent Auction -
Sponsored by: Sundial Energy
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10:00 AM CTNetworking Break
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Zoom Room IZoom Room IIZoom Room IIINABCEP Credit Opportunities
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10:15 AM CTMN DIP Implementation Discussion: What Can Be Improved? -
Moderator: Sara Bergan, Stoel Rives LLP; Presenters: Sky Stanfield, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC); Isabel Ricker, Fresh Energy; Danelle DeMarre, All Energy Solar; and Jessie Peterson, Xcel Energy
Sponsored by: Fortress Power
Starting the Storage Boom in Minnesota - Moderator: Rao Konidena, Rakon Energy; Panelists: Jenise Granvold, Sonnen; Andrew Larson, Werner Electric; Jason Burwen, Energy Storage Association (ESA); and Jing Yu, Fortress Power
Sponsored by: Unirac
Networking Coffee Break - Zoom Breakout Rooms AvailableKnow Your Code: Solar Racking -
Taught by IronRidge
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11:15 AM CTLunch Transition & Networking Break
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11:45 AM CTDiversity & Inclusion Training Session with Whitney Terrill of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL)
Sponsored by: Impact Power Solutions (IPS) and Business Technical Services
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1:00 PM CTNetworking Break
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Zoom Room IZoom Room IIZoom Room IIINABCEP Credit Opportunities
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1:15 PM CTMNIPL Diversity & Inclusion Followup Workshop -
Hosted by: Whitney Terrill, MNIPL
Sponsored by: Poly-Tex Solar
Stretching Your Solar Project Dollar: Insights on Investor Financing and Lesser Known Tax Credits and Deductions -
Speakers: Gerard Neely, Madison Investments; Jeff Woods and Erin Olson, CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann; and Andrew Schmidt, Streamline Associates
Sponsored by: ReneSola
Human Interest Story: A Journey in Minnesota Renewables & Beyond by Father and Son -
Moderator: Stacy Miller, past "Ralphie" Award Winner; Panelists: Clay Van De Bogart, Great River Energy & Dakota Electric Director; and Aaron Van De Bogart, Blattner Energy
Sponsor: RDO Equipment Company
PV 430: Intro to System Advisor Model (SAM) - Taught by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
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2:15 PM CTNetworking Break
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2:30 PM CTJobs During COVID-19: Establishing a Pipeline of Utility Scale Solar -
Moderator: Clay Van De Bogart, Great River Energy & Dakota Electric Director; Presenters: Brian Draxten, Otter Tail Power; Aaron Van De Bogart, Blattner Energy; Jennifer Peterson, Minnesota Power; and Bria Shea, Xcel Energy
Sponsored by: Xcel Energy
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3:30 PM CTClosing remarks
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