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Duluth Power Dialog 2021 Session 2- Hydro Megawatts: Distant but just?

March 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Duluth Power Dialog is an annual spring event, hosted and moderated by students at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) enrolled in Anth3300 Energy, Culture, Society.

This year Duluth’s investor-owned monopoly-regulated utility has brought hundreds of megawatts of hydroelectric power down to Duluth from the dams of Manitoba.  Students have invited members of Waniskatan, an alliance of hydro-impacted communities, to tell us what the impacts of our hydro-energy purchases look like for indigenous communities in Manitoba.  In April of this year, Duluth citizens will be weighing in at public hearings on our utility’s plan to build a new, $700 million, 250-megawatt gas plant across the bay on the southern shores of Lake Superior.

Hear from Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Professor Ramona Neckoway Wa Ni Ska Tan, Manitoba, Carmen Caruthers of the Minnesota Citizens Utility Board) and Duluth’s state senator, Jennifer McEwan.

We welcome all people to come, listen and converse online, guided by questions from UMD students, our new generation of citizens! The Duluth Power Dialog is a free, open civic conversation.

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