Published: April 2, 2015

MSU's energy future topic of webcast

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Communications and Brand Strategy

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon will host a live webcast, “A Conversation with President Simon about MSU’s Energy Future,” at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Lincoln Room of the MSU Kellogg Center.

The event will be webcast live at

Joining Simon will be Wolfgang Bauer, MSU senior consultant to the executive vice president for administrative services and professor of physics and astronomy; Garrick Rochow, vice president of customer experience, rates and regulation and quality for Consumers Energy; and Gary Farha, founder, president and CEO of CustomerFirst Renewables.

The panel will discuss how updates to MSU’s energy infrastructure and emerging partnerships will position the institution as a leader in sustainability among top research institutions.

“This is an exciting time for us,” said Jennifer Battle of MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. “As the world finds itself at a turning point in energy, the university is poised to be an example of how large organizations can create a sustainable energy infrastructure.”

Questions for the panel may be submitted ahead of time via the Energy Transition website and during the event on Twitter, using #MSUEnergy.

The panel will attempt to answer all questions; those not addressed during the event will be answered later on the website.