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McLean County: Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

  • 07/16/2014
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Illinois State University, Bone Student Center

(This event is being posted due to the possibilities and opportunity of biomass to woodland owners.)

This conference program includes plenary session speakers of interest to all areas of renewable energy,

plus breakout session speakers focusing on policy, technical, and case studies in specific tracks for:

Wind - Solar - Geothermal - Biomass

FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA (schedule and speakers subject to change):

8:00      Welcome & Overview of Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Biomass
    • Illinois Wind Working Group - Dr. David Loomis, Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University
    • Illinois Solar Energy Association - Lesley McCain, Illinois Solar Energy Association
    • Geothermal Alliance of Illinois - John Freitag, Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives
    • Illinois Biomass Working Group - Fred Iutzi, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University

8:30      Plenary Session - Illinois Renewable Energy Policy and DCEO Grant/Rebate Update - Mel Nickerson

9:00      Plenary Session - Illinois Renewable Energy Policy - Barry Matchett

10:00    Break - Visit Exhibitors

10:15    Breakout Panel Sessions

    •              Wind - Policy - Kevin Borgia and Jeff Reinkemeyer
    •              Solar - Technical - Chuck VonDrehle, Brian Haug, and Joe Borkowski
    •              Geothermal - Technical - Dave Buss and Mark Nussbaum
    •              Biomass - Case Studies - Thomas Canam and Patty Greteman

11:30    Lunch - Plenary Session - Lillian Salerno

12:30    Breakout Panel Sessions

    •              Wind - Technical - Beth Soholt, Karen Tyrell, and Bill Poole
    •              Solar - Case Studies - Sean Middleton, Michelle Knox, and Mike Hornitschek
    •              Geothermal - Policy - Doug Dougherty
    •              Biomass - Policy - Lillian Salerno, Regan Radtke, and Steve John

1:40     Break - Visit Exhibitors

1:50     Breakout Panel Sessions

    •              Wind - Case Studies - Jolene Willis, Wes Slaymaker, and Lewis Opsal
    •              Solar - Policy
    •              Geothermal - Case Studies - Matt Slager and Dan Couillard
    •              Biomass - Technical - Peter Johnsen, Cristina Negri, and Jay Solomon

3:00     Break - Visit Exhibitors

3:15     Plenary Session - Panel
             - Anthony Star
             - Susan Hedman

4:30     Adjourn


Early bird registration rate is $50 per person, late registration rate begins July 9th at $70 per person, for the full day conference on July 16th including continental breakfast and lunch, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University, in Normal, IL.  A Networking Reception is being planned for the evening before, July 15th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Marriott in Normal.

Registration Link.

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