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September 2016 Newsletter

RMAEE meetings and events are back from the summer hiatus! We hope you all had an enjoyable and productive summer. Thank you to those members who attended RM-AESP's Energy Mixer in Boulder. It was packed and marks a great first step towards seeing more collaboration between RMAEE and other energy-minded organizations that the front range is teeming with.

The RMAEE board has been hard at work organizing this year's Annual Forum. We hope to see you there and at September's upcoming luncheon.

Steve Morgan, PE, CEM
RMAEE Chapter President
September Lunch Meeting:

Where: Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse
7555 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, Co

Time: 11:30a-1p
RMAEE September 2016 Lunch Meeting Sign Up
Need a vegetarian entree or have dietary restrictions? Please email Steve Kutska at
September's Meeting Topic:
Presented by Vic Prep, PE, MBA, CEM, CDSM

Costs, Benefits, & Pricing of Customer Distributed Energy Resources in a Utility Distribution Grid

The traditional utility planning and business model build on the assumption of the utility providing energy to meet he entire needs of its service territory requires considerable rethinking and revision because of the significant growth of customer-owned distributed energy resources. Much of pressure for this change comes from a rapid increase in rooftop solar PV installations. New investments, new policy, and new pricing are needed to handle this two way flow of electricity on the utility's distribution grid, where the utility will function as the "Distribution Platform Provider." Pricing based on the value of the distributed energy resources must also consider the cost based rates recovering existing utility investments and fairness to other customers who do not own distributed energy resources. A recent case study will be presented quantifying the costs and benefits of rooftop solar PV from the perspectives of the customer owning the distributed energy resource and the utility managing the distribution grid. Several cost=based pricing alternatives will also be summarized. Attendees will benefit from this presentation as ana excellent introduction to the many interesting energy issues that will be part of "Our Changing Energy Landscape" RMAEE Annual Energy Forum  in the following month.
RMAEE Membership Renewal
RMAEE 2016 Annual Energy Forum Sign Up
Please save the date for the RMAEE 2016 Annual Energy Forum on October 27th at the PPA facility near Mile-Hi Stadium in Denver. The Forum program is being developed around the theme of "Our Changing Energy Landscape". Changes in different parts of our industry impacting each of us will be highlighted and discussed. This includes the growing role of storage where we have some exciting projects to share with you. We think you'll like the Forum so please mark your calendars!

Address: 2105 Decantur St. Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303.433.8247
AFEC 2016 Conference

Industry News / Fun Facts

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RMAEE Board of Directors
Steve Morgan
Bolder Energy Engineers

Vice President
Victor Prep
Energy & Resource Consulting Group

Steve Kutska
Xcel Energy

Past President
Thom Johnson

Board Members
 Jessica Lorentz
Upkeep Energy

Curt Cole
Andre Gouin
Xcel Energy

John Winkel
MountainSpire Technology Group

Bill Biesemeyer
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