Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

Annual Meeting

The 2015 IPEA Annual Conference will be Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham. The conference will begin with an IPEA Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m. which will feature the election of officers for Fiscal Year 2015-16. The traditional banquet will be held the evening of April 9 and workshops will take place the following morning.

The conference schedule is as follows.  

Thursday April 9, 2015 Thelma Keller Convention Center

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                               Board Meeting                  Washington Room*

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                               Social Hour                          Lincoln/Kennedy/Reagan Room

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.                             Banquet                               Lincoln/Kennedy/Reagan Room


Friday April 10, 2015 Thelma Keller Convention Center

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                                Breakfast Buffet               Convention Center 4 & 5*

8:30 a.m. - noon                                       Educational Program      Convention Center D*


*Note: Specific room assignments are subject to change. IPEA will keep you posted.               

Please note that lunch will not be served on Friday.

Scheduled speakers and topics for the morning of April 10 include:

A Review of the Agency’s Year

Kevin M. Gaden, President & CEO, IPEA

Detailed Market Analysis

Steve Chambers, Constellation

 Gas Production in Illinois, and update

Brad Richards, Illinois Oil and Gas Association

CNG Vehicle Update

Adam Waterson, Constellation

Natural Gas Products Update

     Doc Mueller, IMEA


Please be sure to bring those key people to this year’s IPEA Conference and please send their contact information to Dee Dee Bunch ( or 800-243-4332) so that we can plan for their attendance.

Also, if you have not already done so, please make room reservations at the Holiday Inn adjoining the convention center by calling 217-540-7777.