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Not all individuals at the 2010 Wind Energy Conference provided viewable presentations. Only those listed individuals below that are underscored link to viewable presentations

Tuesday Morning, November 9, 2010

7:30 - 8:30

Conference Registration in Lobby

Time

Place

General Session

Place

General Session

Place

General Session  

8:30 - 8:45

 

Welcome, Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance

Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse

NE Wind Working Group
Co-Chairs

Senator Cap Dierks,
Legislative District #40

 

 

 

John Hansen, President,
Nebraska Farmers Union

 

 

 

Dan McGuire, Facilitator, NREL/DOE NE Wind for Schools

8:45  - 10:30

 

Nebraska Wind Power Basics

Moderator:  John Hansen
NE Wind Working Group Co-Chair

Public Power 101
Kevin Wailes, CEO, Lincoln Electric System (424 kb)

Wind Speeds and the Power Curve
Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Chair, UNL 
Electrical Engineering Department (868 kb)

A Developer’s Perspective on Project Siting Issues
Patrick Dalseth, Project Developer, Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (1.12 mb)

Nebraska Public Power District’s Approach To Wind Development
John O’Connor, Renewable Energy, Development Business Manager, NPPD (1.03 mb)

 

 

 

 

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Break in Exhibit Area

 Tuesday Morning, November 9, 2010

Time

Place

Track A Session

Place

Track  B Session

Place

Track  C Session

11:00 - 11:45

 

 Nebraska Wind
Development Progress Report

Moderator: Senator Cap Dierks, NE Wind Working Group  Co-Chair

David Rich, Renewable Energy Development Manager, Nebraska Public Power District (1.59 mb)

Dean Mueller, Division Manager, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Stewardship, Omaha Public Power District (1.45 mb)

 

Working With Landowners

Moderator:  Senator Annette Dubas, LD34

David Bracht, Attorney Husch, Blackwell & Sanders (145 kb)

David Levy, Project Developer Legal Counsel, Baird Holm LLP (279 kb)

Stephen Bruckner, Partner,  
Fraser Stryker PC LLO (63 kb)

 

Small Wind Siting Considerations

Moderator:  Danielle Jensen, Public & Legislative Liaison, Nebraska Energy Office

R. Nolan Clark, Small Wind Consultant, Amarillo, Texas (3 mb)

12:00 - 1:15

Lunch Featuring Keynote Speaker: James A. Walker

Tuesday Afternoon, November 9, 2010

Time

Place

Track A Session

Place

Track  B Session

Place

Track  C Session

1:25 - 2:10

 

 

 

NPA/NREL “Wind Integration Task Force” Report Update

Moderator: Marc Nichols, Omaha

Ed DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc.  (2.43 mb)

David Rich, Renewable Energy Development  Manager, Nebraska Public Power District (285 kb)

 

 

 

Net Metering in Nebraska - LB436

Moderator:  Ken Winston, Lobbyist Nebraska Sierra Club
 
Senator Ken Haar, LD 21  LB436 Sponsor (102 kb)

Kristen Gottschalk, Government, Relations Director, NE Rural Electric Association (1.68 mb)

Chris Dibbern, General Counsel
Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (228 kb)

Tuesday Afternoon, November 9, 2010

Time

Place

Track A Session

Place

Track  B Session

Place

Track  C Session

2:15 - 3:00

 

Community Wind Incentives

Moderator: Dan McGuire
NE Wind Working Group Co-Chair

Thomas A. Wind, PE, Wind Utility  
Consulting, PC, Jamaica, Iowa (300 kb)
James A. Walker, Chair, AWEA
Community Wind Committee
Carlsbad, California (64 kb)
Dan Juhl, CEO, Juhl Wind, Inc.,  Woodstock, Minnesota 

 

 

 

Small Wind Turbine Selection
“Sorting Through the Spin”

Moderator:  Dave Dingman,
Energy Policy Advisor
Nebraska Energy Office

R. Nolan Clark, Small Wind Consultant, Amarillo, Texas (3.21 mb)

3:00 - 3:30

Afternoon Break in Exhibit Area

3:30 - 4:15

 

 

 

Working With the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) 

Moderator :  Marc Nichols, Omaha

Pat Bourne, Director of Transmission Policy, SPP (1.86 mb)

Pat Pope, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, NPPD, & Nebraska Representative to SPP (299 kb)

 

Wind Financing
“The Dance Continues…”

Moderator: Rich Lombardi, Lobbyist,
American Wind Energy Association

David Bracht, Partner, Husch, Blackwell & Sanders (66 kb)
P. Brian Bartels, Attorney
Fraser Stryker PC LLO (95 kb)
David Levy, Project Developer Legal Counsel, Baird Holm, LLP (67 kb)

 

Moving Small Wind Development Forward Roundtable Discussion

Moderator:  Senator Ken Haar, LD 21

R. Nolan Clark, Small Wind Consultant, Amarillo, Texas
Michael Shonka,  Solar, Heat & Electric
Ed Toribio, Home Energy Alternatives
Robert Byrnes, Chairman Nebraska
Renewable Energy Association

4:25 - 5:15

 

What Does LB 1048 Do?

Moderator: Senator  Chris Langemeier, LD23

Tim Texel, Executive Director
Nebraska Power Review Board (36 kb)

Andy Pollock, Nebraska Energy Export Association (364 kb)

 

Renewable Energy Incentives

Moderator: Dean Mueller, Division Manager, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Stewardship, OPPD

Bruce Hauschild, Energy  Technical Advisor,  Nebraska Energy Office (2 mb)
Deb Yocum, USDA Rural Development
Thomas A. Wind, PE, Wind Utility  
Consulting, PC, Jamaica, Iowa (886 kb)

 

County Planning and Zoning Issues
For Large and Small Wind

Moderator:  Danielle Jensen, Public & Legislative Liaison Nebraska Energy Office

John Richards, Engineer, NPPD (334 kb)
Hank Thieman, Boone County Commissioner
Graham Christensen, Burt County (1.85 mb)
Keith Marvin, Marvin Planning Consultants (1.04 mb)

5:15 - 7:15

Reception in Exhibit Area

Wednesday Morning, November 10, 2010

Time

Place

Track A Session

Place

Track  B Session

Place

Track  C Session

7:30 - 9:00

Breakfast: Exhibits & Registration Open in the Exhibit Area

9:00 - 10:00

 

Landowner Associations Issues

Moderator:  Graham Christensen
Public Affairs Director,
Nebraska Farmers Union
 
David Vavra, Saline County Wind Association (1.05 mb)

Jim Young, Banner County Wind Energy Association, LLC (1.45 mb)

Andy Pollock, Nebraska Energy Export Association (203 kb)

 

Moving Nebraska Wind  Development Forward
Round Table Discussion

Moderator: John Hansen, NE Wind Working Group Co-Chair

Tom Swierczewski, Senior Project Developer, Midwest Wind Energy

Dan Juhl, CEO, Juhl Wind, Inc.
 
Jim Kutey, Chief Development Officer, Third Planet Windpower                                

 

Wind for Schools

Moderator:  Dan McGuire NREL/WPA Nebraska Wind for Schools Facilitator

Larry Flowers, NREL/DOE Wind for Schools Program Leader (2.12 mb)
Joel Jacobs, Assistant Director of UNL Wind Application Center (411 kb)
Ken Navratil, Superintendent, Elkhorn Valley Schools, Tilden
Chad Johnson, Community Relations/Education Specialist, NPPD

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Break in Exhibit Area

10:30 - 11:50

 

Landowner Wind Generation Ownership Options

Moderator: John Hansen, NE Wind Working Group Co-Chair

Jeff Nelson, General Manager
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison, South Dakota ( 490 kb)

Dan Juhl, CEO, Juhl Wind, Inc
Woodstock, Minnesota  (481 kb)

David Malleck, Managing Partner, Malleck Wind & Farm Ventures, LLC (888 kb)

 

Moving Nebraska Wind  Development Forward
Roundtable Discussion

Moderator:  Ginger Willson, Director Nebraska Energy Office

Senator Chris Langemeier, LD23

Senator Annette Dubas, LD34

Senator Cap Dierks, LD40

Senator Heath Mello, LD5

Senator Ken Haar, LD21

Senator Ken Schilz, LD47

 

Wind Training Programs in Nebraska: Serving Nebraska’s Growing Wind Industry

Moderator:  Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Dir. UNL Wind Applications Center

Lyle Kathol, Dean of Applied Sciences, Northeast Community College, Norfolk (2.56 mb)
Dean Anderson, Carpenters Union (932 kb)
Doug Mader, Business & Industry Curriculum & Training Specialist, Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff (379 kb)
Foster Weyand, International Brotherhood of  Electrical Workers (1.91 mb)

12:00 - 1:15

Lunch Featuring Keynote Speaker: Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy

Wednesday Afternoon, November 10, 2010

Time

Place

Track A Session

Place

Track  B Session

Place

Track  C Session

1:25 - 2:20

 

 Growing the Grid-The
Wind Farm to Market Highway

Moderator: James Walker
Past President of AWEA

Ed DeMeo, President, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. (2.04 mb)
Pat Bourne, Director of Transmission Policy
Southwest Power Pool (1.86 mb)
David Berry, Vice President Strategy & Finance, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (1.05 mb)
Jim Hotovy, Transmission Service Consultant, NPPD (215 kb)

 

 

 

Nebraska Higher Education
Wind Energy and Career Development  Opportunities

Moderator: Dan McGuire, Facilitator NREL/DOE NE Wind for Schools

Dr. Jerry Hudgins, Chairman
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2.04 mb)

John Pierce, Program Chair, Electronic Systems Technology, Southeast Community College (1.45 mb)

Dr. Kevin M. Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, Chadron State College (2.47 mb)

2:30 - 3:00

Afternoon Break in Exhibit Area

3:00 - 3:45

 

 Maximizing The Nebraska Economic Benefits Of Wind
 Energy Development Roundtable

Moderator: Ginger Willson, Director Nebraska Energy Office

Larry Flowers, Wind Powering America, NREL

Adam Herink, Assistant Vice President, Boyd Jones Construction

Kevin Strudthoff, President & CEO, Katana Summit, LLC

C.D. Smith, Triad Windgen

Foster Weyand, International Brotherhood of  Electrical Workers

 

Environmental & Wildlife Considerations for Wind Projects & the Permitting Process

Moderator:  Dave Dingman, Energy Policy Advisor, Nebraska Energy Office

State:  Michelle Koch
           Nebraska Game & Parks  
           Commission (1.27 mb)

Federal:  Robert Harms
               US Fish & Wildlife Service (1.06 mb)

Regional:  Rachel Simpson
                 Nebraska Game & Parks
                 Commission (2.62 mb)

 

 

3:45-

General Wrap Up

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Platinum Sponsor

The law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP advises clients in the development, construction, financing and acquisition of traditional and renewable energy projects throughout the United States. To date, the firm has represented wind and solar developers in over 1,500 megawatts under development; biofuel developers in 1 billion gallons in annual production; and various biomass and landfill gas facilities in over 1 million MMBtu of production.

Gold Sponsors


Fraser Stryker is a Nebraska-based full service law firm headquartered in Omaha. Fraser Stryker counsels developers, utilities, vendors and landowners in the financing, site acquisition, construction, and regulatory representation for renewable energy projects.


juwi a leading wind developer, is devoted to providing clean energy. juwi offices have been located in Lawrence, KS since 2002. With the support of our Germany parent company, we bring over 12 years of wind energy expertise.


National Farmers Union


Third Planet Windpower is a dedicated team of wind energy professionals developing projects throughout the United States. Our Nebraska Development Team currently has three projects in development totaling over 400MW’s. We’re proud to be sponsoring the Nebraska Wind Energy Conference for a second year.


TradeWind Energy, LLC is a leading developer of wind energy in Kansas and surrounding Midwestern states with a wind project pipeline of over 10,000 MWs. Their management team has a strong combination of independent power producer industry experience and a physical presence in, and focus on Midwest wind energy markets.

 
Student Sponsors


Baird Holm attorneys counsel developers, landowners, contractors and manufacturers regarding a wide variety of wind energy issues in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest.

wind lab logo
Windlab is a global wind energy development company established in 2003. Our success in identifying, securing and developing sites is underpinned by the expertise of our people and our world-leading wind mapping technology. Our track record in progressing commercially viable sites is reflected in a growing portfolio spanning Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Lanyards Sponsor


Midwest Wind Energy

Silver Sponsors


Aksamit Resource Management


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


Nebraska Public Power District


Olsson Associates


Omaha Public Power District


Own Energy


PRAMAC America


Wind Investors Group


Wind Logics

 
Bronze Sponsors


Invenergy


Kearney Visitors Bureau


Western Area Power Administration

 
Contributor Sponsor



Dasolar Wind Power



Northeast Community College

 


LODGING AND ACCOMODATIONS
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the three hotels listed below. Ask for the Wind Power 2010 room rate ($79.95 per night) which is guaranteed until rooms have been filled. All hotels are located one block north of I-80 at Kearney Exit #272 and next to the Younes Conference Center.

Holiday Inn Express Kearney
508 South 2nd Avenue
Phone: (308) 234-8100
(located at same exit, just south of I-80)
Hampton Inn Kearney
118 3rd Ave.
Phone: (308) 234-3400
Wingate Inn Kearney
108 3rd Ave.
Phone: (308) 237-4400
Holiday Inn Kearney
110 2nd Ave.
Phone: (308) 237-5971


Younes Conference Centre
110 3rd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 234-2212
heartland hospitality.com


For more Conference information, contact:
The Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation
1305 Plum St.
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: 402-476-8815  
Fax: 402-476-8859

terri@nebraskafarmersunion.org

For more information on being a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact:
Shawnna Silvius
Conference Planner
2522 Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone: 402-873-4027
Cell: 620-664-8286
eventuresmarketing@live.com

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