Roger Gwinn Serves as Panelist at REMDC Annual Meeting

TFG’s CEO offered Co-ops federal funding resources at the Rural Electric Management Development Council panel discussion.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Roger Gwinn, TFG CEO, participated as a panelist at the Rural Electric Management Development Council (REMDC) 2023 Annual meeting titled, “Funding Opportunities Under the Two Federal Infrastructure Acts (IIJA and IRA) and Tools and Tips to Secure Grants”. Roger’s presentation was in collaboration with Enervision. Mark Hayden, General Manager at Missoula Electric and Angela Strickland, SVP of Business and Technology Strategies National Rural Electric Cooperative Association also served as panelists with Tracey Steiner, Chief Engagement & Consumer Officer at Rappahannock Electric Co-operative as moderator. The panel was held for stakeholders involved in the management of rural electric systems.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to have been a part of the REMDC panel,” said Roger. “Managing rural electric systems effectively is not just about powering homes and businesses; it's about empowering entire communities. With the support of federal funding resources like the IIJA and IRA, rural electric leaders can bridge the energy gap and foster economic growth.”

Gwinn has decades of experience serving utilities, energy, and rural electric clients across the country. As a speaker, he provided resources to aid rural electric co-ops navigate the federal funding landscape: information on the Empowering Rural America (ERA) and Powering Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) grant programs; skills to effectively prepare priority projects for grant opportunities and Community benefits plans; and background on grant programs included in the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act.

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