The Future of Energy Storage in Minnesota, part 1

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 3:30-4:15pm

Energy Futures


It’s clear that Energy Storage is necessary to reach our clean energy goals, but the amount, technologies, and applications we need are still emerging.

Join us as we kick off CERTs Energy Futures events in 2021 in collaboration with our colleagues at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment to talk about Energy Storage. The first event in this two-part series will focus on the big picture of Energy Storage, what that expansive term can include, and what the future of energy storage may look like here in Minnesota and the Midwest. We'll hear from:

  • Ellen Anderson, Climate Program Director at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and former director of the Energy Transition Lab at University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Senior Project Director for Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance, and director of the Energy Storage and Technology Advancement Partnership
  • Marc Perez, Senior Researcher at Clean Power Research and lead author of the Solar Potential Analysis for the Minnesota Solar Pathways initiative
  • Moderator: Akisha Everett, Energy Storage Project Coordinator, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

Event Speakers & Moderator

Ellen Anderson
Climate Program Director
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Todd Olinksy-Paul
Senior Project Director
Clean Energy Group & Clean Energy States Alliance
Marc Perez
Senior Researcher
Clean Power Research
Akisha Everett
Energy Storage Project Coordinator
UMN Institute on the Environment

About this series, Energy Futures: Conversations on Where We’re Headed

There are many people putting forward compelling ideas and visions for the future, and we have been craving a little time to step back and consider these fresh perspectives and how they can contribute to the clean energy future we’re building together.

We thought it might be fun to just sit down with folks, hear what they’re thinking, and invite a couple others into a conversation to help us think more expansively about the potential opportunities and trade-offs.

The new Energy Futures virtual event series from CERTs is an opportunity to do just that! Join us to:

  • Take a step back and imagine potential energy futures
  • Learn from different perspectives on varying aspects of Minnesota's quickly evolving clean energy path
  • Hear a range of ideas over the course of the series about where we’re headed
  • Consider potential implications of these futures and better understand the role of communities in these scenarios

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