KEC 2017 Agenda

Kansas Energy Conference September 26th-27th Agenda
Kansas Department of Commerce | Clean Energy Business Council

September 25th
     • Pre-Conference Wind Farm Tour 12:00pm-3:45PM
     Kingman Wind Energy Center Tour (registration required)

September 26th
     • Opening Welcome  • 8:30AM-8:45AM
     • General Session  • 8:45AM-9:45AM

Moderated Panel: What fuels Renewable Growth: Commercial Wind and Solar Moderated Discussion
How does the state capitalize on the wind and solar potential?
     • Deirdre K. Hirner, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
     • Rorik Peterson, EDP Renewables (EDPr)
     •Becky Stanfield, Vote Solar•Ryan Prescott, Tradewind
          o Moderated by Britton Gibson, Polsinelli

Break 9:45AM-10:30AM

Breakout Sessions  •  10:30AM-12:00PM

Energy on the Move
     • Transmission / Storage
          o Joint Presentation: Alan Myers, ITC Great Plains; Mark Lawlor, Clean Line EnergyPartners
     • Providing the Missing Links, The Electric Cooperative Perspective on Growing Renewable Energy
          o Earnie Lehman, Midwest Energy Inc.
     • Energy Infrastructure Modernization in Southwest Power Pool
          o Jay Caspary, Southwest Power Pool
               • Moderated by Mark Lawlor, Clean Line Energy Partners

Next Generation Efficiency
     • What Customers Want from Utility Customer Engagement
          o Eric Gargiulo, FirstFuel
     • Behavioral Energy Efficiency: Helping Energy Users Reduce their Waste
          o Richard Caperton, Oracle Utilities
     • Implementing New Technologies
         o Joint Presentation: Michelle Milburn, Stanion Wholesale Electric, and
            David Smart, Biostar Renewables
     • Building Innovations: Energy-Efficient Prefabricated Housing Panels
          o Rob Leonard, Build SMART
               • Moderated by Kay Johnson, Prosoco

Lunch  • 12:00PM-1:30PM

Breakout Sessions  •  1:30PM-3:00PM

Transportation Innovations
     • Ethanol Innovations
          o Jeff Sharping, ICM
     • VW Settlement Opportunities
          o Joint Presentation: Kelly Gilbert, Metropolitan Energy Center, and
             Kathleen Waters, KDHE
     • Charging Station Legislation and Regulations
          o Ed Hedges, Kansas City Power & Light
          o John Hipchen,Telefonix
          o Larry Kinder, LilyPad
               • Moderated by Olga Khakova, Clean Energy Business Council

The Changing Energy Efficiency Landscape
     • Energy Efficiency landscape and missed opportunities in Kansas
          o Rick Counihan, Nest
          o Leah Scull, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
     • Moderated Panel: Opportunities for City EE Investments
          o Lynn Retz, Kansas Corporation Commission
          o Chris Sewell, City of Wichita
          o Eileen Horn, City of Lawrence
               • Moderated by Leah Scull, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

Break  •  3:00PM-3:45PM
General Session  •   3:45PM-4:45PM

Tapping the Corporate and Manufacturing Renewable Energy Market
     • Matt Langley, Infinity Renewables
     • David Gardiner, David Gardiner and Associates (DGA)
          o Moderated by John O’Connor, Olsson Associates

Reception  •  4:45PM-6:00PM

September 27th
Breakout Session  •  9:00AM- 10:30AM

Moderated Panel: Clean Energy as an Economic Development Tool
     • Rob Threlkeld General Motors (GM)
     • David Fuller, EDF Renewables
     • Joe Rinzel, Employers for Renewable Energy (ERE)
          o Moderated by Dorothy Barnett, Clean Energy Business Council

Future of Advanced Energy
     • New Nuclear
         o Lenka Kollar, NuScale
     • Energy Storage
          o John Fernandes, Invenergy
     • Environmentally Friendly Drilling
          o Warren Martin, Kansas Strong
              • Moderated by David Carter, Kansas Energy Program, K-State Engineering

Break:  •  10:30AM-10:45AM

General Session  •  10:45AM-11:45

Moderated Panel: What drives Transformation in Electricity Markets
     • Market-based Solutions
         o Matthew Larson, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
     • Meeting customer needs
          o Greg Greenwood, Westar Energy
     • Changing Regulations to Meet Customers’ Needs
          o JR Tolbert, Advanced Energy Economy
               • Moderated by Alan Anderson, Polsinelli

Post Conference Workshop  •  12:00PM - 5:00PM
Distributed Generation
Learn more about the fundamentals of distributed generation, hear success stories of wind and solar in Kansas, and explore distributed generation markets opportunities in the state. This workshop will kick off the Clean Energy Business Council’s solar initiative which will feature community workshops across Kansas.

Lunch and Facilitated Discussion  •  12:00PM -12:45PM

12:45PM - 2:15PM Panel I
DG 101: The Fundamentals of Distributed Generation
     • Residential Solar-Mark Horst, King Solar
     • Small Commercial and Industrial Solar- Ian Spomer, Cromwell Solar
     • Distributed Wind for Agricultural and Commercial/Industrial Applications - Trevor Atkinson, NorthernPower Systems
     • Matt Pascal, Alternative Energy
     • O&M and Engineering: DG Wind and Solar- Patrick Rush, Ethos Distributed Solutions
     • Moderated by Bob Solger, Solar Design Studio

2:15PM - 3:30PM Panel II
Success Stories: Telling the Tale of DG in Kansas
     • Mayor Bob Dixson, City of Greensburg
     • Kansas Representative Boyd Orr, Fowler Feeders
     • Mike Morley, Midwest Energy, Inc.
     • Bill Dorsett, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative (FHREECK)
     • Dr. Bill Wentz, National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University
          • Moderated by Michael Schumann, Good Energy Solutions

3:30PM - 3:45PM Networking Break

3:45PM - 5:00PM Panel III Moderated Discussion
State of the State: Defining the DG Market in Kansas
     • Why Kansas is So Appealing?- Jason Kaplan, United Wind
     • What’s Hot in Solar?- Scott White, Cromwell Solar
     • Distributed Generation Landscape: Current Policies and Opportunities - Dorothy Barnett, Clean EnergyBusiness Council
         • Moderated by Jennifer Jenkins, Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA)

5:00PM Adjourn