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Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014
Hosted by DTE Energy and The Engineering Society of Detroit
Conference Theme: Energy Efficiency


CONFERENCE: May 6, 2014
Suburban Collection Showplace
, Novi, Michigan 48374

In its 17th year, this conference, the only one of its kind in Michigan, is designed to educate small-to-large commercial and industrial businesses on energy technology, products, and services that will assist them in successful energy management.
With more than 800 slated to attend, the conference will feature four educational tracks and 16 different topics in education finance, commercial and industrial, as well as major awards, a Connection Point, and a keynote presentation by Commissioner Sally A. Talberg.

Keynote Presenter: Sally A. Talberg, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Keynote Topic: Eliminating Energy Waste:  A No Regrets Strategy for Michigan

Governor Snyder laid out a vision to eliminate energy waste as part of a “no regrets” energy policy in Michigan.  As a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission which oversees utility energy optimization programs and other investments, Commissioner Talberg will share her perspectives on the state’s potential to reduce energy waste and how it can improve the reliability and affordability of energy for businesses and individuals in Michigan as well as our environment.   She will also touch on the latest studies and current policy considerations on this topic. 

Conference Schedule

7:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am

Exhibits Open

9:00 – 11:50 am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

GM Ride and Drive

10:10 – 10:40 am

Break / Exhibits Open

12:00 noon

Lunch/Keynote Presentation

1:00 pm

DTE Energy Special Awards / E-Challenge Awards

1:30 pm

Dessert in Exhibit Hall / Exhibits Open

2:00 pm

The Connection Point (Speed Networking)

2:00 pm

DTE Energy E-Challenge Winner(s) Panel Discussion

3:00 pm

Conference Ends / Exhibits Close



$85 — ESD members

$100 — Non-members

$159 — Non-members attend and join ESD for half price! Includes a one-year subscription to Crain's Detroit Business. (This offer is for first-time members only.)

$35 — Student rate


$1000 per 10' x 10' booth. Includes four passes for admission.

Download the Exhibitor Kit here.

To request an exhibitor packet contact Tim Walker at 248-353-0735, ext. 115, or


Sally A. Talberg

Sally A. Talberg was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Public Service Commission on July 3, 2013.  Her term ends July 2, 2019.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Talberg worked in the public and private sectors over the past 15 years with a focus on energy policy and utility regulation.  Most recently, she served as a senior consultant at Public Sector Consultants where she conducted research and analyses and wrote reports on energy policy issues.  During her tenure at Public Sector Consultants, she also helped establish the state’s premier energy efficiency financing organization, Michigan Saves. Commissioner Talberg previously served as an analyst at the Michigan Public Service Commission, managed enforcement and contested cases at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and advised commissioners at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.  Her expertise includes energy issues at the state, regional, and federal level involving electric rates, retail and wholesale market design, transmission planning and siting, and energy efficiency.

Commissioner Talberg is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and serves on the Telecommunications Committee. She also serves on the board and executive committee of the Organization of MISO States, and represents the state regulatory sector on the Midcontinent ISO’s Advisory Committee and Planning Advisory Committee. She was also appointed in 2014 by the Federal Communications Commission to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations.

Ms. Talberg holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Studies from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin.




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