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8th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference Schedule and Power Point Presentations
November 3 - 5, 2015
Hilton Omaha, Nebraska
  TUESDAY, November 3, 2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Area, Blackstone Ballroom Attendee Check-In, Exhibitor Set-Up and Check-In
5:45 pm – 8:05 pm
Consumer Energy Showcase — Renewable Energy Information and Energy Efficiency Ideas
St. Nicholas A
St. Nicholas B
Home Energy Tips, Danielle Jensen, Nebraska Energy Office and Garry Ruliffson, OPPD

Clean Fuel Vehicles, David Bracht, Nebraska Energy Office

OPPD Demand Side Management Program, Konstantine Boosalis, OPPD

Smart Thermostats, Marc Shkolnick, LES

LED Lighting, Cory Fuehrer, NPPD

Preparing for Solar Determining Your Energy Loads, David Holtzclaw, Transduction Technologies

Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program, David Bracht, Nebraska Energy Office

Thinking About Solar, Michael Shonka, Solar Heat & Electric

What to Look for in Energy Star, Garry Ruliffson, OPPD

Preparing for Solar Appliance Evaluation, David Holtzclaw, Transduction Technologies
  WEDNESDAY, November 4, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration Area, Blackstone Ballroom Attendee Check-In, Exhibits Open, Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 am Grand Central Ballroom Presentation of Colors, Chairmen’s Welcome, Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray's Welcome, Senator Ken Shilz's Welcome
8:45 – 9:45 am Grand Central Ballroom Nebraska State Energy Policy – David Bracht, Nebraska Energy Office
Moderator: David Levy, Baird Holm, LLP
9:45 – 10:15 am Blackstone Ballroom
BREAK Sponsored by Fraser Stryker PC LLO
10:15 – 11:15 am Grand Central Ballroom UNL Climate Change, Impacts on Nebraska Dr. Don Wilhite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Moderator: John Hansen, Conference Co-Chairman
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Grand Central Ballroom Luncheon – Sponsored by EDP Renewables: GE Power & Water – Lauren Thirer
Introductions by Rorik Peterson, EDP Renewables
Moderator: Dave Rich, NPPD
1:10 – 2:10 pm
Breakout 1: St. Nicholas A
Breakout 2: St. Nicholas B

Living Next to a Wind Tower — Peter Guldberg, Tech Environmental, Inc.
Moderator: Jeff McPeak Olsson Associates

Business & Technology Strategies: Assistance Provided to Rurals, Solar Options — Doug Danley, NRECA
Moderator: Dean Mueller, OPPD

2:15 – 3:00 pm Blackstone Ballroom BREAK Sponsored by SoCore
3:00 – 3:15 pm Grand Central Ballroom

Nebraska Wind Projects Update – OPPD, Lincoln, Grand Island & Loup
Moderator: Adam Herink, Conference Co-Chair

3:15 – 4:05 pm Grand Central Ballroom
Greater Prairie – Chicken Demographics, Behavior, and Movements in the Context of a Wind Energy Facility in NebraskaLarkin Powell
Moderator: Caroline Jezierski, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
4:05 – 4:45 pm Grand Central Ballroom
Public Power Embraces Community Solar NationwideTed Davidovich, Solar Electric Power Association
Moderator: Tim Polz, SoCore Energy
5:00 – 6:30 pm Blackstone Ballroom Networking & Social Time Sponsored by Husch Blackwell
  THURSDAY November 5, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration Area, Blackstone Ballroom Attendee Check-In & Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:30 – 9:30 am
Breakout 1: St. Nicholas A
Breakout 2: St. Nicholas B

Battery Storage 101 — Jim McDowall, Saft and Kirk Plautz, VIZn Energy
Moderator: Gretchen Dolsen, HDR

Solar Energy Outlook — Miguel Romero & Jennifer Allyn Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Moderator: Dave Rich, NPPD

9:35 – 9:55 am Blackstone Ballroom
BREAK Sponsored by Apex
10:00 – 11:15 am Grand Central Ballroom Nebraska State Senators Panel – Al Davis, Ken Haar, Rick Kolowski, Heath Mello, Patty Pansing-Brooks, Ken Schilz
Moderator: John Hansen, Conference Co-Chair
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Grand Central Ballroom Luncheon – Sponsored by Invenergy:
Western Area Power Administration & Southwest Power Pool Integration

Mark Gabriel, WAPA and Bruce Rew, SPP
Introductions by Ken Curry, NPPD
Moderator: James Williams, Invenergy
1:10 – 2:10 pm Grand Central Ballroom CEO’s Presentation – Kevin Wailes, LES; John McClure, NPPD; Tim Burke, OPPD
Moderator: Steve Bruckner, Fraser Stryker PC LLO
2:15 – 2:45 pm Blackstone Ballroom BREAK Sponsored by Trade Wind Energy
2:45 – 3:40 Grand Central Ballroom Community SolarClifford Mesner, Mesner Development and Tim Arlt, NPPD Retail
Moderator: Michael Shonka, Solar Heat & Electric

3:45 – 4:10 pm
Breakout 1: St. Nicholas A
Breakout 2: St. Nicholas B

How LES Evaluates Wind Proposals — Scott Benson – LES
Moderator: John O’Connor, Olsson & Associates

Clean Power Plan Announcement – 90 Days Later — Russ Baker, OPPD; John McClure, NPPD; and Jim Macy, NDEQ
Moderator: Mike Degan, Husch Blackwell

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

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