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Join Senior Policy Advisor Jeffrey Ackermann for a Discussion on the Future of the Utility Industry

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Utility leaders, how do we get from where we are to where we need to be? We know the imperatives—climate change mitigation, grid resilience, social/energy justice, COVID-19, a technology revolution—and we also know that utilities cannot build a clean and equitable energy future on their own. Utilities have always had to make their case to regulators and other stakeholders every step of the way.

Building the utility of the future will require a serious reconsideration of how we collectively think about the relationship between utilities and regulators. In this webinar, we welcome Jeffrey Ackermann, former chair of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and industry expert and former utility executive Val Jensen to share ideas and trade perspectives on what the future regulatory model might look like.

The conversation will cover hot industry topics such as:

  • How to provide customers with the services they need and the experiences they deserve.
  • An insider’s perspective on the regulatory landscape and what we can expect as the industry faces the combined pressures of technology, customers, and climate.
  • How to address pressing issues such as decarbonization, affordability, modernization, community growth, equity, and resilience.

Join us as CNEE’s Assistant Director, Dr. Suzanne Tegen, Facilitates a Discussion About the Future of Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado

Join the Colorado Local Science Engagement Network on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM MST for a discussion on the future of hydraulic fracturing in the United States and Colorado. Our two-part discussion will feature scientific experts and decision-makers, each of whom will share a unique perspective on the economic, environmental, human health, and community considerations of hydraulic fracturing and what we might be able to expect at both the state and national level in the future.

Register for the event here: American Association for the Advancement of Science | Colorado LSEN (

CNEE’s Senior Policy Advisor Jeffrey Ackermann to Discuss Electricity Planning for a 21st Century Power Grid

Join Colorado’s former Public Utilities Commission Chairman and CNEE Senior Policy Advisor Jeff Ackermann for a discussion of state-level electricity planning on February 11 at 11 am Eastern. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) have partnered on a task force to provide a forum to develop state-led pathways toward a more resilient, efficient and affordable grid. This initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. The NARUC-NASEO Task Force will host a press conference highlighting a suite of resources that have been developed for states over the past two years.

Event details, including where to watch the press conference, are available here:

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