American Wind Energy Association Senior VP to Keynote Montana Energy 2016; Conference Extended to March 29th
New continuing education sessions announced for March 29th, extending the conference into a third day
Senator Steve Daines today announced that Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association Rob Gramlich will be featured as a keynote speaker at Montana Energy 2016.
Additional continuing education sessions have also been added on the afternoon of March 29th to give members of the community more time to access information about Montana’s energy future. All panels and keynote speakers will take place on March 30-31 as previously planned.
“Montana Energy 2016 will be an across-the-board look at Montana’s energy portfolio and renewable energy is certainly an important part. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Rob Gramlich will be joining us as a featured keynote speaker,” Daines stated. “Rob will bring incredible insight into the opportunities and challenges for renewable energy and what it means for Montana’s energy future.”
Montana Energy 2016 will be held in Billings on March 29-31 and will serve as the largest avenue to discuss Montana’s energy potential. It is back for its third round with a fresh new look and perspective. Led by Daines, the comprehensive conference will continue the discussion around state and national energy opportunities and provide an all-encompassing look at Montana’s energy potential. A full agenda is available here.
Rob Gramlich is Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the national trade association of wind energy companies based in Washington, D.C. Rob joined AWEA in 2005 and oversees the organization’s Research, State Policy, Regulatory, and Public Affairs programs. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory commissions. Rob has served on advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Energy and the North American Energy Standards Board, served on the boards of a number of clean energy organizations, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. He has published articles on wind integration, wind markets and policy, economic incentives for environmental protection, power market regulation and electricity market design. Rob served as Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III and Senior Economist for PJM Interconnection, and worked for PG&E National Energy Group, World Resources Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the 1990s. Rob has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and a BA with honors and distinction in economics from Colby College.
Sponsors of the conference include Daines, BNSF Railway, MDU Resources, Cloud Peak Energy, First Interstate Bank, NorthWestern Energy, RDO Integrated Controls, News Talk 730 KYYA, Everpower, ConocoPhillips, Big Sky Economic Development Association, Billings Chamber of Commerce, Tractor and Equipment Company, Big Sky Business Journal, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, CHS Inc., the Montana Contractors Association, the Montana Coal Council, the Montana Petroleum Association, the Montana Chamber Foundation and KLJ.
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