2023 AGENDA

The 2023 Agenda is currently being finalized and we hope to add all the topics into the agenda by early February.  Below are some of the topics we will cover, but are not necessary the titles: 

  • Procurement and supply chain issues
  • Emerging Labor Risks: Apprenticeship & workforce development programs
  • Implications of IRA & BIF on the energy landscape
  • Aggregating DERs to benefit the Midwest grid (VPPs)
  • IL Solar for All: Clean energy equity and access 
  • Interconnection Issues
  • Solar Finance
  • Long duration energy storage opportunities in the Midwest
  • Hot Topics in Illinois (Illinois Shines, FEJA, CEJA programs)
  • Grid reliability/resiliency + climate change
  • Project development challenges in the Midwest
  • Co-locating green hydrogen for utility-scale projects
  • Agrivoltaics/Floatovoltaics in the Midwest
  • Co-locating EV and batteries for C&I projects, fleet decarbonization
  • Community Solar
  • Environmental impact of solar and decommissioning/end of life
  • Permitting / Solar APP
  • Risk: Cyber security, weatherization, vandalism, etc
  • Best practices for O&M with a focus on performance engineering
  • Solar software and hot new tech, including drones/robots
  • PPAs for industrial and municipal offtakers
  • Midwest regional policy roundtable
  • Implications of the hot M&A market
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