March 3, 2022

What topics should be on the agenda?

What topics are you eager to share with your peers at this fall's event? You have until March 27 to propose a presentation topic for consideration by the Advisory Committee. Self-nominations are welcome if you have a perspective that would interest our core audience. It's also O.K. to consider who else you would like to hear speak and urge them to submit themselves as a presenter. More details are offered below. Please make plans now to join us this fall!

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf

16th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 26-29, 2022, Avon, Colorado

Wanna be a Presenter? 3 Top Tips to Get on Agenda

Here are the 3 top ways boost your chances of getting your presentation proposal accepted to be on the agenda:

  • Relevant to target audience. Be sure your topic relates directly to the core audience of program managers at energy utilities in Colorado and neighboring states. Do some homework by reviewing the topics presented at least year’s virtual event and check out the titles of the people who attended last time at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-exchange-look-who-connected..
  • Utility Case Study. The Advisory Committee gives higher marks to case studies from utility staff presenters with or without a co-presenter from a trade ally. Exceptions are made for topics that offer an end-use customer perspective or offer research finding from multiple utilities.
  • Not a sales pitch or a sermon. Proposals that read too commercial or too preachy don’t make it onto the agenda.

It's easy to get your presentation idea onto the agenda if you grab the interest of several Advisory Committee members. That’s because the agenda for the Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange is developed from submissions following an open call for presenters that are reviewed by the Advisory Committee. Learn who is on the Committee HERE. New this year, representatives from all the Platinum and Gold level sponsor organizations are invited to help score the session submission and participate in the Committee discussion to review the session score rankings. Learn who has already committed to be a sponsor HERE.

If you know a Committee member or someone from a sponsor organization, it wouldn’t be wrong of you to run your presentation idea past them in advance to see if it’s appropriate.

Presenter Submission Details HERE

Heat Pump Resources for Contractors

Review and share the training resources available at www.loveelectric.org, funded by the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado. Also Xcel Energy, among other utilities, produces trainings for Colorado HVAC allies. Some are linked here: Heat Pump Conversation; Heat Pumps in Cold Climates; Heat Pump Sales Training; and Beneficial Electrification: Will the Grid be Ready?

Love Electric

Camus Energy and Holy Cross Share Case Study

Learn how Holy Cross Energy is utilizing Camus’ grid management software to pursue 100% renewable energy supply by 2030. Chris Bilby of Holy Cross Energy and Dylan Cutler of Camus Energy produced a webinar on the topic and the recording link is at www.camus.energy/hcewebinar.

Camus Energy

EnergyHub Acquires Packetized Energy

With the acquisition of Packetized Energy, EnergyHub will be offering its clients even greater insights and capabilities to generate value from distributed energy resources. Learn more HERE.

Energy Hub