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Great Plains Energy Codes Conference 5th Annual Nebraska Wind Conference Schedule
  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
2:00pm - 7:00pm
ATRIUM
Exhibitor Set Up & Attendee Check-In
  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1012
7:00am - 8:15am
ATRIUM & EXHIBIT AREA
Attendee Check-In & Continental Breakfast
7:00am - 7:00pm Exhibits Are Open
8:15am - 8:30am
BALLROOM
Welcome, Presentation of Colors and Opening Remarks
Adam Herink , John Hansen & Dan McGuire - Conference Co-Chairs
8:30am - 8:45am
BALLROOM
Cleaner, Greener Lincoln
City of Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler
Introduction: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union
8:45am - 9:15am
BALLROOM
Moving Nebraska Forward
Nebraska State Governor Dave Heineman, 2011-2012 Chair of the National Governor's Association
Introduction: Adam Herink, Bluestem, LLC
9:15am - 10:30am
BALLROOM
How Nebraska can be 'Above Average' in an 'All of the Above' Energy Policy
Dr. James Walker, Vice Chairman, EDF Renewable Energy, Inc. and Former Chairman Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association
Introduction: Rich Lombardi, The Wind Coalition
10:30am - 10:50am
EXHIBIT AREA
BREAK sponsored by TradeWind Energy
10:50am - 12:00pm BALLROOM Making Nebraska Cost Competitive for Wind Export Through Legislation
Derek Sunderman, TradeWind Energy
James Williams, Invenergy
Chris Dibbern, Nebraska Power Association
Chuck Hassebrook, Center for Rural Affairs
Ross Knott, President-Petersburg State Bank
Moderator: David Bracht, Husch Blackwell, Partner
12:00pm - 1:30pm
EXHIBIT AREA
BUFFET LUNCH sponsored by EDISON MISSION
1:30pm - 2:30pm BALLROOM CEO's of Nebraska Electric Utlities Perspective on Wind/Renewable Energy
Gary Gates, Omaha Public Power District
Pat Pope, Nebraska Public Power District
Kevin Wailes, Lincoln Electric System
Moderator: Troy Meyerson, Fraser Stryker, Partner
2:35pm - 3:35pm BALLROOM Nebraska Wind Energy Business Panel Discussion
Bob Steins, Edison Mission
Tom Swierczewksi, Midwest Wind
Ryan Beckman, Olsson & Associates
Gretchen Dolson, HDR
Tony Raimondo Jr., Behlen
Moderator: David Levy, Baird Holm
3:40pm - 4:00pm
EXHIBIT AREA
BREAK sponsored by Fraser Stryker
4:05pm - 5:00pm BALLROOM Why We Like Wind In Five Minutes or Less
Several Nebraska organizations take five minutes to explain why their organization supports wind development.
Moderator: Rich Lombardi, The Wind Coalition
5:00pm - 7:00pm
ATRIUM & EXHIBIT AREA
Reception AND Hors D'Oeuvres (Cash bar)
  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
7:00am -7:45am
ATRIUM & EXHIBIT AREA
Attendee Check-In & Continental Breakfast
7:00am - 3:20pm
Exhibits Are Open
7:45am - 8:45am BALLROOM
How Wind Has Changed Our Community
Greg Wortham, Mayor of Sweetwater, Texas
Introduction: David Malleck, Raymond James Financial Services
8:45am - 8:55am
ATRIUM & EXHIBIT AREA
BREAK sponsored by Invenergy
  A. Transmission Updates B. Community Wind & Distributed Wind
9:00am - 10:00am
A: LANCASTER 1/2/3
B: LANCASTER 4/5/6
LOWER LEVEL
Building Transmission to Markets- Nebraska's Development Plan
Katherine Prewitt, Southwest Power Pool
Paul Malone, Nebraska Public Power District
Steve Gaw, The Wind Coalition
Moderator: John O'Connor, Nebraska Public Power District

The Community Wind and Distributed Wind National Movement
Rob Gramlich, AWEA

Rob Ribenvich, OWNenergy
Mayor Greg Worthman, Sweetwater, Texas
Moderator: W. Don Nelson, Board Member Lincoln Electric System and Publisher of Prairie Fire

10:05am - 11:00am
A: LANCASTER 1/2/3
B: LANCASTER 4/5/6
LOWER LEVEL
Building Transmission to Markets Beyond Nebraska's Borders
Loyd G. Drain, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Hans Detweilar, Clean Line Energy
Moderator: Dean Mueller, Omaha Public Power District
Landowner Association Models
Todd Adamson, Cherry County Wind Association
Dave Vavra, Saline County Wind Association
Karen Bahansen, Banner County Wind Association
Ross Knott, Verdigre Wind Association
Graham Christensen, Burt County Wind, LLC
Moderator: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union
11:05am - 11:45am - General
Session
BALLROOM
Senatorial Candidate - Bob Kerrey
Moderator: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union
12:00pm - 1:20pm BALLROOM LUNCH sponsored by Husch Blackwell - Rob Gramlich, Senior Vice President of American Wind Energy Association
  C. Wildlife, Water & Wind D. Education & Job Training E. Other Initiatives
1:30pm - 2:30pm
C: LANCASTER 1/2/3
D: LANCASTER 4/5/6
E: HAWTHORNE
LOWER LEVEL
Wind and Wildlife
Mary J. Harner, PhD., The Crane Trust
Emily Mix, Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
Michelle Koch, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Martha C. Tacha, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Maria Race, Edison Mission Energy
Moderator: Caroline Jezierski, Nebraska Coop., Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Moderator: Dan McGuire, McGuire Consulting
Nebraska Community Colleges Curriculums
Lyle Kathol, Northeast Community College
John Pierce, Southeast Community College
Moderator: Jerry Hudgins, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Green Programs
Todd Swartz, Nebraska Public Power District
Dawn Petrus, Omaha Public Power District
Jay Pawlak, Renewable Choice Energy
Moderator: Dave Rich, Nebraska Public Power District
2:35pm - 3:30pm
C: LANCASTER 1/2/3
D: LANCASTER 4/5/6
E: HAWTHORNE
LOWER LEVEL
UNL Research Initiatives
Poster Session - Atrium Upper Level
Moderator: Jerry Hudgins, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Other Small Renewables
Dan Kluthe, Farmer, Methane Digester & Electricity Generation
Michael Shonka, Metropolitan Community College, Residential Solar Generation
Moderator: John Richards, Nebraska Public Power
3:35pm - 4:20pm
C: LANCASTER 1/2/3
D: LANCASTER 4/5/6
E: HAWTHORNE
LOWER LEVEL
Why Farners Electric Cooperative of Greenfield, Iowa Made a Big Investment
In Wind Energy -

Clarence Moshier, Jr.
Randy Caviness
Moderator: Dave Rich, Nebraska Public Power District

Union Training Programs
Foster Weyand, IBEW

Moderator: Jerry Hudgins, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Urban Energy Initiatives
David Levy, Omaha by Design
Jason Ball, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Moderator: Adam Herink, Bluestem, LLC
4:30pm - 5:00pm BALLROOM Closing Remarks & Participant Feedback
Adam Herink , John Hansen & Dan McGuire - Conference Co-Chairs
This year Professional Development Hours (PDH) Certificates will be offered to those that attend various sessions at the Wind Power 2012 Conference. These certificates can be submitted to the various licensing boards to document continuing education requirements for license renewal. There will be sign up sheets at the various sessions. The PDH Certificates will be emailed to attendees that sign up at the various sessions at the conference.

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