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7th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference Schedule and Presentations
October 29 - 30, 2014
Embassy Suites and Courtyard Conference Center, LaVista, Nebraska
  WEDNESDAY, October 29, 2014
7:00 – 8:15 am Registration Area Attendee Check In, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:15 – 8:45 am Ballroom Presentation of Colors, Chairmen’s Welcome, Mayors’ Comments, Governor’s Comments
8:45 – 9:45 am Ballroom Current State of Wind DevelopmentTom Keirnan, CEO, AWEA
Moderator: Invenergy
9:45 – 10:15 am Exhibition Hall
BREAK Sponsored by Fraser Stryker
9:45 – 10:15 am Media Room Media Conference
10:15 – 11:30 am Ballroom FERC’s Tranmission Initiatives — Patrick Clarey, Attorney Advisor, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Central Division MISO/SPP, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Moderator: Mike Degan, Husch Blackwell
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Ballroom Luncheon – Sponsored by EDP Renewables: Dr. Karen Wayland
Deputy Director for State and Local Cooperation in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis –
U.S. Department of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis – U.S. Department of Energy
1:10 – 2:10 pm
Dapper 1 and Dapper 3

SunShares and LES’s Solar Program Portfolio— Scott Benson, LES

Wind Renewable Energy Credits with Benefits — Dave Rich, NPPD
Moderator: Kurt Stradley, LES

Moving Wind to Market — Tim Texel, Nebraska Power Review Board
Lloyd Drain, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Hans Detweiler, Clean Line
Moderator: Rich Lombardi, The Wind Coalition

2:15 – 3:00 pm Exhibition Hall BREAK Sponsored by EDF Renewables
3:00 – 3:40 pm Ballroom

Governor Candidates – Chuck Hassebrook (D) and Mark Elworth, Jr. (L)
Moderator – Steve Bruckner, Fraser Stryker

3:45 – 4:40 pm
Dapper 1, Dapper 2 and Dapper 3
What Lies AheadTim Burke, OPPD
Moderator: Dean Mueller, OPPD

Small SolarGuy Smith, Stinson Leonard Street
Moderator: Christene Bywater, OPPD

Nebraska Wind & the SPP MarketplaceNick Parker, Southwest Power Pool and Ron Thompson, NPPD
Moderator: John O’Connor, NPPD

5:00 – 6:30 pm Exhibition Hall Networking & Social Time Sponsored by Geronimo Energy
  THURSDAY, October 30, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration Hall Attendee Check In & Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:30 – 9:30 am
Dapper 1 and Dapper 2

Utility Scale SolarNathan Franzen, Geronimo Energy
James Williams, Invenergy and James Williams, Trade Wind Energy
Moderator: David Bracht, Stinson Leonard Street

The Latest Wind Turbine Technology — Lauren Thirer, General Electric (not avialable online)
Moderator: Dave Rich, NPPD

9:35 – 9:55 am Exhibition Hall
BREAK Sponsored by Invenergy
10:00 – 11:15 am Ballroom Public Power CEO’s – Kevin Wailes, LES; Pat Pope, NPPD and Gary Gates, OPPD
Moderator: Ginger Wilson, Nebraska Energy Office
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Ballroom Luncheon – Sponsored by Sempra: 100% Renewable Power
Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, KS, and Dierks – Preister Wind
Pioneer Awards Presentation
Moderators: Adam Herink and Don Priester
1:10 – 2:10 pm Ballroom U.S. Senate Candidates – Dave Domina (D) Jim Jenkins (I) and Todd Watson (I)
Moderator: David Levy, Baird Holm
2:15 – 2:45 pm Exhibition Area BREAK Sponsored by Trade Wind Energy
2:45 – 3:40 Ballroom Nebraska State Senator Panel — Ken Haar, Heath Mello, Jeremy Nordquist and Ken Schilz
Moderator: John Hansen, Nebraska Farmers Union

3:45 – 4:10 pm
Dapper 1, Dapper 2 and Dapper 3

Preparing for Career Opportunities in Wind and Renewable Energy — John Pierce, Southeast Community College
Lyle Kathol, Northeast Community College
Bill Hitesman, Central Community College
Moderator: Jerry Hudgins, UNL

REAP UpdateDr. Kelly Messenger, USDA
Moderator: Danielle Jensen, Nebraska Energy Office

Community Solar — Milo Mumgaard, Mayor’s Office, City of Lincoln
Moderator: Michael Shonka

Wind and Wildlife — Dr. Jennifer A. Smith, UNL
Dr. Daniel R. Howard, Augustana College
Dr. Brian B. Boroski, H.T. Harvey & Associates
Carolyn Jezierski, UNL
Moderator: Jeff McPeak, Olsson and Associates

4:45 pm Ballroom Closing Remarks & Participant Feedback — Adam Herink, John Hansen & Dan McGuire, Conference Co-Chairs

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