September 7, 2022

What Makes This "Sweet 16th" A Record-Breaker?

With over 170 registrants and 31 sponsoring organizations so far, this year's "sweet 16th" Exchange will break all the participation records. It's a blessing that the Westin Riverside's meeting space is so much larger that the Aspen Meadows since we couldn't have all squeezed in there with this crowd.

What do you think are the reasons for the strong industry response this year? Is it the vibrant beneficial electrification and EV activities throughout Colorado? Or the looming federal IRA initiatives? Or is it the pull to get together in-person after 2 years of virtual Exchanges? Perhaps it is all of the above! Regardless, the agenda content has never looked more relevant, and the networking promises to be the most collaborative. We hope you are making plans to be with us in Avon from Monday afternoon for the battery and EV workshops and will stay through Thursday morning as we reflect on key takeways from this and past Exchanges.

Will you be with us in Avon? If so, tell folks you know that there's still time to register if you don't see them already on the registrant list at

Ed Thomas & Tiger Adolf

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Sneak Peek Preview Recording Online

If you are a first-time attendee or still on the fence about registering, we encourage you to listen to the recording of the Sneak Peek Preview we recently recorded. We reviewed the agenda and activities planned, and suggested ways to make the most of the learning and networking opportunities. Listen at the link below or on the Utility Exchange podcast channel.

Listen to Preview Webinar HERE

Beaver Pond Tour Spots Still Available

There's still time to sign-up for the optional tour on Monday evening. All Exchange registrants and their families are invited to join Walking Mountains Science Center for educational activities and an approximately 2-mile round-trip walk to a beaver pond to observe an active lodge, followed by dinner in Vail Village. One vanload of attendees is already signed up, but a second van and guide have been added! Learn more about the tour at CLICK HERE.

Gene Rodrigues Nominated

President Biden has nominated Gene Rodrigues to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Energy over the US Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity. Gene was the keynote at the 9th Exchange in 2015. View the announcement at CLICK HERE.

Gene Rodriques

Load Flexibility Needs at Xcel Energy

A recent study led by Ryan Hledik of Brattle Group for Xcel Energy explores the year-round need for load flexibility in a system that will rapidly decarbonize over the next several years. Ryan was the keynote at the 14th Exchange in 2020. View the report at CLICK HERE.

Brattle Group Graphic

Megan Moore-Kemp Promoted

Megan Moore-Kemp has started a new position as Member Relations Manager at Yampa Valley Electric Association. Stay connected with Megan via LinkedIn at CLICK HERE.

Megam Moore

Marble Distilling’s Journey to Net Zero with Aveva

Marble Distilling in Carbondale, Colorado has installed 35 kW of solar PV and Aveva’s DERNetSoft software platform as they seek to be a sustainability leader in the distilling industry. Learn more about the project from Aveva—who is a Platinum Sponsor—at this year’s Exchange and visit Marble Distilling at CLICK HERE.

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