September 30, 2021

Keeping the Vibe Alive

We did it! Working together, we were successful in leveraging the spirit of past in-person Exchanges for a second year in the virtual world. We've all gotten way too good at screen sharing, but as a result, everyone who presented felt comfortable sharing what they knew, and those "in the audience" weren't shy about offering their subject expertise and/or asking questions. The randomly-assigned breakout discussions felt like a casual hallway chat, as we had hoped. The presenters never had enough time to cover topics in sufficient detail, but that's the Exchange's "secret sauce." Most left the sessions wanting to know more and confident that we had matched them with peers who had answers or, at the very least, those with similar questions or concerns.

For those who missed participating, this year's content was presented over four half-days with eight 90-minute online exchanges that included brief prepared remarks, interactive discussion in smaller breakouts, and then a larger group conversation with all participants. If you haven't already, take a moment to watch this video where the session facilitators discuss their topic area.

15th RMUE Sneek Peak Video

Over 170 people from energy utilities, government agencies, solution providers, and other industry allies registered for the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange. See who connected at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-exchange-look-whos-connecting.

Thanks again to all those who made this year's theme the most appropriate ever: "We're Changing! Come Change With Us!"

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf

15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 21 - 24, 2021

Presentation Slides Now Online

The session slides are now available for those who participated in this year's Exchange. When registrants log-in with their email address and password, they can also view how to contact the presenters and other attendees. The slides are organized chronologically in the order the session topic was presented:

  • Silo-Busting Collaboration, Partnership, and Innovation Development
  • Equity and Income-Qualified Program Considerations
  • Consumer Engagement with Communication Strategies and Tactics That Work
  • Energy Efficiency: Swipe Right or Left
  • Electric Vehicles: Driving Change in the Utility
  • Beneficial Electrification as a Paradigm Shift
  • Distributed Energy Resources: Feeling unDER the Stress
  • Evolution of Utility Leadership in Business Models/Markets

The presentations were not recorded in order to encourage candid online interaction.

View Slides HERE (after log-in)

Meet the Advisory Committee

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. Committee members also serve as the session facilitators. Learn who is on the Committee HERE.

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August 17, 2021

You Gotta Be There – No Recordings!

Our unofficial motto from past in-person events was "Share, Not Stare" because so much networking and learning happened in the small group discussion in the hallway and during mealtimes. This is much tougher to do during online meetings.

To keep things candid, none of the sessions will be recorded. This means registrants must participate "live" online because only copies of the presentation slides will be provided afterwards. That's the way it has been for our in-person events and the Advisory Committee is convinced that this is a primary value to be sure everyone feels comfortable candidly sharing their perspectives knowing that "what happens at the Exchange STAYS at the Exchange." It's this sort of "peer matching" that has kept the camraderie so strong from year to year.

This year's virtual-only agenda over four half-days will include eight 90-minute online exchanges with brief prepared remarks, interactive discussion in smaller breakouts, and then a larger group conversation with all participants. This will make more work for the session facilitators to keep the conversation moving, but the Advisory Committee believe this will be a better method to maintain the event's spirit and momentum.

If you haven't already, take a moment to watch this video where each session facilitators discusses their topic.

15th RMUE Sneek Peak Video

Over 100 people from energy utilities, government agencies, solution providers, and other industry allies have already registered for the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange. See who is connecting at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-exchange-look-whos-connecting.

We're continuing to make this annual event an exciting place to network and learn. And we're honoring this year's theme: "We're Changing! Come Change With Us!"

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf

15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 21 - 24, 2021

Agenda Online and Registration Open

The agenda is now published for the sessions to be presented live online at the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange on Sept. 21 - Sept. 24, 2021. There will be eight 90-minute sessions presented live over 4 days. Session Topics will include:

• Silo-Busting Collaboration, Partnership, and Innovation Development
• Equity and Income-Qualified Program Considerations
• Consumer Engagement with Communication Strategies and Tactics That Work
• Energy Efficiency: Swipe Right or Left
• Electric Vehicles: Driving Change in the Utility
• Beneficial Electrification as a Paradigm Shift
• Distributed Energy Resources: Feeling unDER the Stress
• Evolution of Utility Leadership in Business Models/Markets

The agenda format has been adjusted to encourage online interaction. Each session will follow this format:

Presentations: up to three 15-minute live case study presentations related to a central topic. Attendees will be encouraged to type questions/issues in chat for further discussion
Breakout Groups: up to 30 minutes of breakout group discussion. Attendees will be encouraged to add their perspective and explore common challenges/opportunities related to the topic
Wrap-up Discussion: up to 15 minutes to reconvene the full group to allow session presenters to report-out on key takeaways from the breakout discussion and respond to insights shared in the typed chat throughout the session.

Registration is now open for attendees and sponsors.

View Agenda and Register HERE


In the News

Camus Energy Announces Funding

Camus Energy announced a $16 million Series A financing round. Read news HERE.

Camus Energy
 

CLEAResult Energy Forum is Sept. 14-15

The agenda is online for the CLEAResult Energy Forum to be presented online on Sept. 14-15. Learn more HERE.

CLEAResult

Meet the Advisory Committee

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. Committee members also serve as the session facilitators. Learn who is on the Committee HERE.

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15th Rocky Mt. Utility Exchange

Over 80 staff from energy utilities, government agencies, solution providers, and other industry allies have already registered for the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange. See who has already registered at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-exchange-look-whos-connecting.

The Exchange begins on Tuesday, September 21 with eight 90-minute online exchanges presented over four half-day sessions. Each exchange will include brief prepared remarks, interactive discussion in smaller, randomly-assigned breakouts, and then a larger group conversation with all participants. Session topics will include:

  • Silo-Busting Collaboration, Partnership, and Innovation Development
  • Equity and Income-Qualified Program Considerations
  • Consumer Engagement with Communication Strategies and Tactics That Work
  • Energy Efficiency: Swipe Right or Left
  • Electric Vehicles: Driving Change in the Utility
  • Beneficial Electrification as a Paradigm Shift
  • Distributed Energy Resources: Feeling unDER the Stress
  • Evolution of Utility Leadership in Business Models/Markets

To view the full agenda and register, visit www.utilityexchange.org/15th-rmue-conference.

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June 29, 2021

If it Ain't Broke, Break it!

For last year's virtual Rocky Mt. Utility Exchange, we tried to replicate the in-person event online as authentically as possible. Attendance was similar to our in-person events, and folks appreciated being able to participate together live online. But for this year's event, we are breaking with the past format to encourage more smaller group interaction like we would normally have in the hallways or at mealtime at Aspen Meadows. This year's virtual-only agenda over four half-days will include eight 90-minute online exchanges with brief prepared remarks, interactive discussion in smaller, randomly-assigned breakouts, and then a larger group conversation with all participants. This will make more work for the session facilitators to keep the conversation moving, but the Advisory Committee believe this will be a better method to maintain the event's spirit and momentum until we can all get back together in-person in 2022.

The agenda is now published, online registration is open at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-conference-attend. We're thrilled to have so many returning sponsor organizations as well as new online who you can see listed at www.utilityexchange.org/15th-conference-sponsors.

We're continuing to make this annual event an exciting place to network and learn. And we're honoring this year's theme: "We're Changing! Come Change With Us!"

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf

15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 21 - 24, 2021

Agenda Online and Registration Open

The agenda is now published for the sessions to be presented live online at the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange on Sept. 21 - Sept. 24, 2021. There will be eight 90-minute sessions presented live over 4 days. Session Topics will include:

  • Silo-Busting Collaboration, Partnership, and Innovation Development
  • Equity and Income-Qualified Program Considerations
  • Consumer Engagement with Communication Strategies and Tactics That Work
  • Energy Efficiency: Swipe Right or Left
  • Electric Vehicles: Driving Change in the Utility
  • Beneficial Electrification as a Paradigm Shift
  • Distributed Energy Resources: Feeling unDER the Stress
  • Evolution of Utility Leadership in Business Models/Markets

The agenda format has been adjusted to encourage online interaction. Each session will follow this format:

  • Presentations: up to three 15-minute live case study presentations related to a central topic. Attendees will be encouraged to type questions/issues in chat for further discussion.
  • Breakout Groups: up to 30 minutes of breakout group discussion with randomly-assigned attendees facilitated by session presenters. Attendees will be encouraged to add their perspective and explore common challenges/opportunities related to the topic.
  • Wrap-up Discussion: up to 15 minutes to reconvene the full group to allow session presenters to report-out on key takeaways from the breakout discussion and respond to insights shared in the typed chat throughout the session.

Registration is now open for attendees and sponsors.

View Agenda and Register HERE

In the News

Zach Owens Joins Xcel Energy

Zachary Owens has accepted a position on Xcel Energy's Electric Transportation Team. Learn more HERE.

Zachary Owens

Grand Valley Power Earns Awards

GVP Communications Manager Christmas Wharton, and Communications Specialist Dana Pogar earned three national titles in NRECA's Spotlight on Excellence Awards program. Read new HERE.

Grand Valley Power Earns Awards

Kim Page Joins Savant Systems

Kim Page has a new role as Vice President of Utility Strategy and Business Development at Savant Systems. Learn more HERE.

Kim Page Joins Savant Systems

Eileen Wysocki is a World Record Holder

Eileen Wysocki is a Distributed Resource Programs Administrator at Holy Cross Electric, a presenter at this year's Exchange, and a Guinness World Record holder for most vertical feet snowshoed in a 24-hour period. Really. Learn more HERE.

Eileen Wysocki is a World Record Holder

Love Electric Website Launches

Providing energy efficiency information to Colorado homeowners is the focus of the new Love Electric website launched at the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado. Learn more HERE.

Love Electric Website Launches

Meet the Advisory Committee

The agenda for the Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange is developed from submissions through an open call for presenters that are reviewed by the Advisory Committee. Committee members also serve as the session facilitators. Learn who is on the Committee HERE.

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15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange, Sept. 21 - 24, 2021
Agenda Now Online
"We're Changing! Come Change With Us!"


The agenda is now published for the sessions to be presented live online at the 15th Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange on Sept. 21 - Sept. 24, 2021. There will be eight 90-minute sessions presented live over 4 days. Session Topics will include:

  • Silo-Busting Collaboration, Partnership, and Innovation Development
  • Equity and Income-Qualified Program Considerations
  • Consumer Engagement with Communication Strategies and Tactics That Work
  • Energy Efficiency: Swipe Right or Left
  • Electric Vehicles: Driving Change in the Utility
  • Beneficial Electrification as a Paradigm Shift
  • Distributed Energy Resources: Feeling unDER the Stress
  • Evolution of Utility Leadership in Business Models/Markets

The agenda format has been adjusted to encourage online interaction. Each session will follow this format:

  • Presentations: up to three 15-minute live case study presentations related to a central topic. Attendees will be encouraged to type questions/issues in chat for further discussion
  • Breakout Groups: up to 30 minutes of breakout group discussion with randomly-assigned attendees facilitated by session presenters. Attendees will be encouraged to add their perspective and explore common challenges/opportunities related to the topic
  • Wrap-up Discussion: up to 15 minutes to reconvene the full group to allow session presenters to report-out on key takeaways from the breakout discussion and respond to insights shared in the typed chat throughout the session.
View Agenda and Register

Agenda Developed by Advisory Committee

The Rocky Mountain Utility Exchange is a networking and professional development forum for utility and government organization staff as well as industry allies who provide products and services to support utility customer programs. The target audience is the staff of energy utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for the design and delivery of customer-centric utility programs, including resource efficiency/sustainability, load management/growth, distributed energy, and customer/member service operations. The agenda is developed from submissions through a call for presenters that are reviewed by the Advisory Committee. Committee members serve as the session facilitators.

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