Welcome to the Vital Issues Microsite - your navigation system and guide to resources, education and networking for your area of interest.  


The Vital Issues Committee identifies emerging trends, innovative technologies, and vital issues within the electric energy industry and coordinates education seminars to build the skills, talents, and leadership of the industry workforce 

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Bring an RMEL class to your location or region. Let us know of specific topics you'd like to focus on. RMEL has a contact list of many highly-respected instructors. We will also work with our Section Education Committees and the RMEL network to design a custom class tailored to your needs. These are not scheduled events, and are specifically designed to custom-fit your needs and timetable.   

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RMEL Vital Issues Section Committee

Tim Mallen, Evergy (Chair)
Sarah LaBarre, Colorado Springs Utilities (Vice Chair)
Tyson Archie, Platte River Power Authority 
Scott Clausen, Burns & McDonnell
Steve Yexley, Western Area Power Administration Electric Power Training Center
Bill Paiz, PNM Resources       

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RMEL members, an extensive library of presentations is your knowledge bank of diverse information you can put to work today. Find management information focused on any type of job responsibility, and narrow in on critical issues at your organization.