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wind and solar logo 10th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference Presentations & Agenda
November 13 - 14, 2017
Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska
DAY 1 SUNDAY, November 12, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hotel Lobby LES Wind Turbine and Bluff Road Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Tour
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Atrium & Grand Ballroom A,B,C
Attendee Check-In | Exhibitor Set-Up
DAY 2 MONDAY, November 13, 2017
7:00 am – 8:00 am Atrium & Grand Ballroom A,B,C Attendee Check-In, Exhibits Open, Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Fraser Stryker, PC, LLO
8:00 am – 8:45 am Grand Ballroom D,E,F Presentation of Colors, Chairmen’s Welcome, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler's Welcome and Nebraska Energy Office Director David Bracht's Welcome Remarks
8:30 am – 9:00 am Grand Ballroom D,E,F Husker Power – Congressman Fortenberry
9:00 am – 10:00 am Grand Ballroom A,B,C State of the National Wind Industry — Tom Kiernan, American Wind Energy Association
Introduction: Jennifer Allyn, Sempra Renewables
9:00 am – 10:00 am Grand Ballroom A,B,C
BREAK Sponsored by Tradewind Energy, Inc.
10:30 am - 11:45 am Grand Ballroom D,E,F Policy and Legislative Update: Senators Panel
Senator Williams — Senator Hughes — Senator Blood — Senator McCollister
Introduction: David Bracht, Nebraska Energy Office
Moderator: Tim Gay, Husch Blackwell
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Grand Ballroom A,B,C BREAK Sponsored by Sempra Renewables
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Grand Ballroom D,E,F

Luncheon Sponsored by Invenergy, LLC

Public Power Executives' Presentation
Pat Pope, NPPDTim Burke, OPPDJason Fortik, LES
Moderator: Stephen Bruckner, Fraser Stryker, PC, LLO

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
B1: Lancaster I
B2: Lancaster IV

Up Close and Personal: First-hand Experience from Nebraska's Wind Project Landowners
Moderator: Mike Degan, Kutak Rock

R-Project Update — Tom Kent, NPPD
Moderator: James Williams, Invenergy, LLC

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Grand Ballroom A,B,C
BREAK Sponsored by Sol Systems
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Grand Ballroom D,E,F
State of the National Solar IndustryGeorge Ashton, Sol SystemsMike Kruger, Smart Electric Power Alliance — Adam Cohen, Ranger Power — Tom Green, SoCore Energy
Moderator: Tim Yager, OPPD
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
B1: Lancaster I
B2: Lancaster IV
Solar and Battery Storage: What Happens When the Lights Go OutJerry Casey II, MC PowerJeffrey Plew, NextEra Energy Resources
Moderator: Gretchen Dolson, HDR

Balancing Community Concerns — Katie Hatfield Edstrom, HDR — Stephanie Rittershaus, HDR
Moderator: David Levy, Baird Holm, LLP
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Grand Ballroom ABC Networking & Social Time Sponsored by Husch Blackwell, LLP
DAY 3 TUESDAY November 14, 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Atrium & Grand Ballroom A,B,C
Attendee Check-In, Exhibits Open, Continental Breakfast Sponsored by MC Power Companies
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom D,E,F
Tennessee Valley Authority's Renewable Energy Projects — Steve Noe, TVA
Moderator: David Rich, NPPD
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Grand Ballroom A,B,C
BREAK Sponsored by Kutak Rock, LLP
10:15 am - 11:15 am
B1: Lancaster I
B2: Lancaster IV

Kimball Wind Decommissioning and Redevelopment — Eric Johnson, Sandhills Energy, LLC — Shannon Coleman, NMPP/MEANJustin Hernandez, NGC Group, Inc.
Moderator: Rich Lombardi, The Wind Coalition

Renewable Energy and Development by Local Public Power — Neal Suess, Loup Power DistrictMolly Brown, GenPro  — Brian Newton, City of Fremont
Moderator: John O'Connor, Olsson Associates

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Ballroom D,E,F

Luncheon Sponsored by NRG

Renewable Energy Procurement: What Corporate Companies Look For
Paul Clements, Facebook — Tim O'Brien, OPPDDavid Gardiner, David Gardiner and Associates
Moderator: David Reamer, Geronimo Energy

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
B1: Lancaster I
B2: Lancaster IV

Wind Impacts on Southwest Power Pool and NebraskaCasey Cathey, Southwest Power PoolRon Thompson, NPPD
Moderator: Derek Sunderman, Tradewind Energy

Navigating Wildlife and Regulatory Pathways US Fish and Wildlife Service — Ryan Joe, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission — Erin Delawalla, Invenergy — Chris Jorgensen, Olsson Associates
Moderator: Amanda Miller, Olsson Associates

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Ballroom D,E,F
Closing Remarks & Participant FeedbackConference Co-Chairs: John Hansen and Adam Herink
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