Decorah Power Learning Series

Learning Series Speakers and Topics

During the fall of 2017, Decorah Power invited speakers to come teach us—and the community—about public power and what it really means to run a municipal electric utility.

We created a report to summarize what we learned from this education phase, A Vision Shared: Owning the future through a Decorah Municipal Electric Utility (PDF).

9/19 – UTILITY MODELS AND RATE DESIGN; THE CURRENT ALLIANT CASE IN CONTEXT
David Osterberg, Founder, Iowa Policy Project; former state legislator; U of Iowa Professor

10/9 – SOLAR, WIND, & DIESEL BACKUP
Warren McKenna, Director, Farmers Electric Coop, Kalona

10/16 – SMALL COMMUNITY, BIG IMPACT
Josh Byrnes, Director, Osage Municipal Utilities

10/26 – A CLEAN SLATE: Municipal electric utilities in Iowa
John Norris, Former Chair, Iowa Utilities Board

11/2 – THE POWER OF LOCAL PRIORITIES
Erin Buchanan, Energy Services Coordinator at Cedar Falls Utilities

11/6 – ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
John Bilsten, General Manager, Algona Municipal Utilities

11/14 & 11/15 – MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES ACROSS THE US
LeAnne Sinclair, American Public Power Association

11/27 – STEWARDSHIP, FAITH, & COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKING
Susan Hendershot Guy, Exec. Dir., Iowa Interfaith Power and Light

12/5 – MICROGRIDS, STORAGE, & CYBERSECURITY AT THE
COMMUNITY LEVEL (virtual presentation)
Matthew Backes, Research Engineer, Lincoln Lab, MIT

All About Energy Rates with David Osterberg

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    February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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