EIBC announces panel for annual member meeting

LANSING—The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council has announced the lineup for an opening mainstage panel at the EIBC Annual Member Meeting April 23 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

The panel will consist of former Michigan EIBC presidents Liesl Eichler Clark and Dan Scripps with current EIBC President Laura Sherman.

Clark is now director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Scripps is now a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission. They will share their perspectives on the advanced energy industry and the importance of the industry moving forward in Michigan.

To attend the event, register at this link. Tickets range from $40 for students to $50 for state and federal employees to $100 for Michigan EIBC members to $130 for nonprofit employees to $185 for for-profit employees who are not EIBC members.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides attendees the opportunity to network and learn about the latest innovations and topics in the advanced energy sector. The event brings together leaders in Michigan’s advanced energy industry, utility executives, policymakers, regulators, and others.

The keynote speaker is Vince Faherty, head of Northeast and Midwest energy partnerships at Google. Other panel topics are Cities of the Future, Convergence of Disruptive Distributed Technologies, Expanding Opportunities—New Demand and Load Growth, Financing Energy Innovations, Moving Toward Utility 3.0: Modernizing Energy Efficiency Programs, and The Future of Renewables in Michigan: Regulatory Constraints and Opportunities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at levels from $500 to $10,000. Sponsors signed up thus far are PowerHome Solar & Roofing, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Walker-Miller Energy Services, Apex Clean Energy, Cypress Creek Renewables, Harvest Energy Solutions, Invenergy, ITC Holdings, the Michigan Energy Office, Varnum, Atwell, Dickinson Wright, Geronimo Energy, Hemlock Semiconductor, Michigan Cat, NextEnergy, and Southern Current.

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