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Posted on: September 14, 2017

2017 Kansas Energy Conference to Highlight Latest Developments in Renewable Energy

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Registration is open for the 2017 Kansas Energy Conference, which will be held Sept. 26 and 27 in Wichita. The 2017 conference is co-sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Clean Energy Business Council.

The Kansas Energy Conference will highlight the latest developments in the state’s renewable energy sector, focusing on how technology will accelerate the move to a clean energy economy and the role that Kansas can play to lead this transition. The day-and-half conference will feature three general sessions and several breakout sessions focusing on public sustainability programs, wind, solar, green efficiency programs, renewable energy storage, and oil and gas.

Speakers for this year’s conference include Greg Greenwood, Senior Vice President of Strategy for Westar Energy, Jeff Glendening, State Director for Americans for Prosperity (Kansas Chapter), and JR Tolbert, Vice President of State Policy for Advanced Energy Economy.

A new optional offering this year is a Pre-Conference Wind Farm Tour, enabling conference attendees to experience wind energy production up-close. For a nominal fee, attendees will participate in an engaging tour of the Kingman Wind Energy Center.

Another bonus with this year’s conference is a post-conference Distributed Generation Workshop, ideal for those who are unable to attend the full conference. This workshop will kick-off the Clean Energy Business Council’s “Around the State” initiative, which will include a total of four community workshops aimed at increasing exposure about market opportunities in renewable energy within Kansas. The workshop is free to conference attendees and available to others for a nominal cost.

The conference will be held September 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., and September 27, 8:00 a.m. – noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, 2098 S. Airport Road in Wichita. Exhibits will be open from 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. on September 26 and 8:00 a.m. – noon on September 27. A reception is planned from 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. on September 26. The Pre-Conference Wind Farm Tour will be held on Monday, September 25, from Noon - 4:00 p.m, while the Post-Conference Distributed Generation Workshop will be held Wednesday, September 27, from noon – 5:00 p.m.

SPONSORS: Next Era Energy, Polsinelli, Tradewind Energy, Apex Clean Energy, Cromwell Solar, Distributed Energy Association, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables NA, Foley Power Solutions, Grain Line Express Clean line, ITC Great Plains, Kansas Soybean Commission, Midwest Energy, MC Power, NEC Energy Solutions, Olsson Associates, Stanion Wholesale Electric Company, Stantec Consulting Services, Westar, Wilson & Company.

REGISTRATION INFO: The deadline for conference registrations is September 20. A complete itinerary and online registration is available through the Kansas Energy Conference web page at KansasCommerce.gov/EnergyConference.

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