Upcoming Events

October 2023 forum

Friday, October 13, 9-10:15 a.m. — In person and via Zoom

Location: South Central Service Cooperative, 2075 Lookout Drive, North Mankato

Join Zoom Meeting: https://socrates.zoom.us/j/5012354036

Energy Leadership Stories from Red Wing

Presenter: Rich Huelskamp, Member and Former Chair, Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council

As a longtime resident of Red Wing, Rich Huelskamp will share how that city became a leading example of how cities can achieve significant energy savings for its citizens and businesses. As a former member of and now consultant to Red Wing’s Sustainability Commission,  he will explain how the city established a sustainable and resilient path forward.

Red Wing features a fantastic natural environment in which citizens can play, work and live. They recognize its value and work hard to preserve it. The City Council has been very supportive in accomplishing this goal with onsite solar installations and purchases of renewable energy. The School District has followed suit, making their buildings more energy efficient and leasing property for community solar, helping its budget bottom line. Red Wing also works with Xcel Energy in its Partners in Energy (PIE) program. 

With this forum, you can learn how your community can pursue sustainability goals as well.

All Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council events are free and open to the public.

November 2023 forum

Friday, November 10, 9-10:15 a.m. — Via Zoom ony

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Options – Hand in Hand

Presenter: Tanuj Gulati, Director, Frontier Energy

Tanuj Gulati works with customers and utilities to integrate new technologies and innovative energy saving designs into various types of facilities. He is an expert in lighting redesign, HVAC, compressed air systems, refrigeration systems, controls, benchmarking and process improvements in industrial systems. His experience includes ASHRAE energy audits for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Recognized as an “Energy Innovator of the Year” by the Association of Energy Engineers and one of Midwest Energy News magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2016, Tanuj assists businesses in making cost-effective, energy efficient choices that fit their needs.

Frontier Energy is a professional services firm delivering energy efficiency, market transformation, and transportation solutions through technical consulting, program development and implementation, and technology development. Frontier works with governments, regulators and stakeholders to achieve consensus for program objectives and design. Clients include major utilities, community choice energy providers and regional energy networks.

Frontier Energy has offices in California, Texas, Minnesota and New York. The company's expertise and capabilities include: energy efficiency in residential, commercial buildings and building systems; codes and standards development; zero net energy buildings and communities; measurement and verification; emerging technologies; and commercial food service.

All Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council events are free and open to the public.