Virtual Round Table:


9 AM - 3 PM | Wednesday, September 9, 2020

No conference? No problem! Join us September 9th for a virtual round table covering hot topics in the public power industry. Members will meet in small groups to share insights into best practices, discuss current programs, and help provide a road map for the future. 

The MEAM-CES conference committee has put together a slate of breakout sessions where groups of five to ten participants will meet virtually to discuss topics of interest. These sessions will be recorded and shared with all MEAM-CES members through the forum at

How it Works

  • Breakout sessions will be scheduled for 60 minute blocks and will be recorded for future viewing.

  • A final 90 minute wrap-up webinar will provide an overview of each session and include all participants.

  • Each breakout will consist of a give-and-take conversation with 5-10 participants in a virtual round table format.

  • All participants will be scheduled for two breakout sessions and the wrap-up webinar briefing and Q&A.

  • Session assignments will be made based on level of interest and total number of participants for each topic.

  • Each breakout session will have a moderator who will record the discussion and provide a briefing during our final wrap-up webinar. The moderator will also help keep the session on topic and on schedule.

  • There is no fee for MEAM members to participate.

  • Register by August 28, 2020 to secure your spot!


Virtual Round Table Schedule

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM  - Breakout Round Table Session

  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Breakout Round Table Session

  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM - Wrap-Up Webinar (All Participants)

Breakout Session Topics


Electric Vehicle Programs

Policies, programs, public charging stations, and more. What’s everyone doing now and what are you planning for the future? What barriers to entry are your customers facing and how quickly will you see EVs take over in your market?


Energy Services

& Audits

Impacts of the pandemic on energy services, changes in state reporting requirements, new programs, trends in incentives and rebates. What are your challenges and how is your utility shifting gears to overcome them?


AMI Project


Who is planning to launch AMI and where are you in the process? Already have AMI? Share your experience! Public communications, policies, customer features, process changes, benefits, operational impacts, and more.




General discussion of best practices, lessons learned, continuity planning for the future, and overall effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on your utility’s operations. Where are you today and what's next on your radar?