Executive Committee

The purpose of the executive committee is to convene the leadership of the board to deal with matters that may not be able to wait until the full Board of Directors meets and to address other matters referred to the committee by the full board. The voting members of the committee will be the officers, including the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and up to one at-large member. The Executive Director is a non-voting ex-officio member.

  • Andrew Kell, Board President, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Brian Rybarik, Board Secretary, MidAmerican Energy
  • Esther Case, Board Treasurer, Central Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Ken Smith, Board Vice President, Evergreen Energy
  • Dan Heim, Board Member, Exelon/Constellation
  • Benjamin Gerber, Executive Director, M-RETS, Inc.

View the Executive Committee Charter

 

Finance Committee

The purpose of the finance committee is to develop financial policies and procedures, review financial reports, assist the board with annual budgeting and forecasting, oversee the annual audit, and design and monitor investment policies.

  • Esther Case, Board Treasurer, Central Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Andrew Kell, M-RETS Subscriber
  • Andy Kellen, WPPI Energy
  • Eric Schroeder, Great Plains Institute
  • Dan Brown, E3 Coalition

View the Finance Committee Charter

 

Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to maintain the effectiveness and overall health of the Board of Directors. 

  • Venkata Bujimalla, Governance Committee Chair, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Andrew Kell, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Ron Franz, Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • Amy Jordan, Manitoba Municipal Government
  • Benjamin Gerber, M-RETS, Inc.

View the Governance Committee Charter

 

Subscriber Group

The Subscriber Group is an advisory body with the mission of advising the M-RETS, Inc. Board of Directors (“Board”), Executive Director and Administrator on the implementation and operation of the M-RETS registry. The Subscriber Group is independent and makes nonbinding recommendations to the Board regarding registry Change Requests, system enhancements, policies and procedures, and other matters based upon a simple majority vote of the Subscriber Group. The subscriber group is open to any M-RETS account holder. All subscriber group meetings are posted here on the M-RETS website.

  • Ursula Norwood, Subscriber Group Co-Chair, Alliant Energy
  • Jeff Toye, Subscriber Group Co-Chair, Manatoba Hydro

View the Subscriber Group Charter

 

Regulator Group

The Regulator Group is an advisory body with the mission of advising the M-RETS, Inc. Board of Directors (“Board”) and Executive Director on the implementation and operation of the M-RETS registry. The Regulator Group is independent and makes non-binding recommendations to the Board regarding registry Change Requests, system enhancements, policies and procedures, and other matters in accordance with the Voting provisions of the Regulator Group Charter. The Regulator Group facilitates channeling of input from regulatory jurisdictions that are not participants on the Board.

  • Michelle Rebholz, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

View the Regulator Group Charter

 

Enhancement Committee

The enhancement committee provides input on stakeholder needs for enhancements to the M-RETS system. The committee consists of subscribers from a diverse set of backgrounds. View a list of system improvements implemented by the Enhancement Committee here.

  • James Niccolls, Enhancement Committee Chair, Alliant Energy
  • Connie Schmoll, Enhancement Committee Vice Chair, Wisconsin Public Service
  • Jeff Haskins, Xcel Energy
  • Jeff Elver, WE Energies
  • Esther Case, Central Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Jeremy Sutton, Rochester Public Utilities
  • Alex Pennock, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Andrew Kell,Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Andrew Twite, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Sue Peirce, Minnesota Department of Corrections
  • Rosie Hoyem, M-RETS Program Manager

View the Enhancement Committee Charter