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Renewable Energy Procurement Boot Camp

GPI and CERTs have designed a renewable energy procurement network to help cities navigate various barriers to renewable energy adoption. This network will explore challenges cities are facing and work toward solutions to enable cities to increase access to renewable energy in their communities.


This network kicks off with an all-day Bootcamp with national experts from the World Resource Institute and the Rocky Mountain Institute who will cover renewable energy procurement options and facilitate discussions to help cities determine pathways to cleaner electricity. The Bootcamp is in-person only and a limited number of travel stipends will be available to city representatives from outside the metro area


8:30      Sign In, Breakfast


9:00      Welcome and Intros, Ground Rules, Check-In Question


9:20      Renewable Energy Wins in Minnesota


9:30      Identifying Your Key Priorities and Considerations


10:00    Mechanics of Renewable Energy Purchasing


10:30    Break


10:45    What Renewable Energy Procurement Options Are Available in Minnesota?


11:45    Engaging Your Utility


12:15    Lunch


1:00      Utility-Specific Procurement Discussion


2:00      Next Steps for My City: Selecting A Procurement Option


3:00      Break


3:15      Where Do We Go from Here?


4:00      Next Steps and Check Out