Just about every facet of the renewable energy industry will be up for discussion in Manhattan on Oct. 1 and 2 when the Kansas Department of Commerce hosts the 2013 Kansas Energy Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn and Manhattan Conference Center.
But you need to hurry and register if you want to attend, because registration closes tomorrow (Sept. 25).
The event will run all day on Oct. 1 and continue from 9 to noon on Oct. 2. There will be three general sessions and several breakout discussions focusing on community and business renewable energy options, wind energy, transportation, education, agriculture, research and the integration of natural gas and renewable energies. Gov. Sam Brownback will open the conference.
A tour of energy projects at Fort Riley, including energy equipment in place in the brigade headquarters building, will follow the final breakout session on Oct. 2. Those interested in participating in the tour are asked to visit KansasCommerce.com/EnergyConference to register. Space on the tour is limited.
The conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 1 and run until 4:30. Exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, with a reception planned from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Exhibits will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 2 and close at noon.
General session speakers at the Energy Conference include:
*9-10 a.m., Oct. 1 – J. Neil Copeland, director, Management Consulting Division, Black & Veatch, has more than 16 years of experience in preparing energy asset revenue forecasts, providing detailed assessments of market fundamentals, managing data gathering and price forecasting databases, and performing asset valuations for various power plants.
*3:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 1 – Dennis Wierzbicki, president, Grundfos USA, has more than 25 years of hands-on business management experience, including profit/loss responsibility, international sales management, project management, strategic planning and business process redesign.
*9-10 a.m., Oct. 2 – Judd Moritz, director, Utility Solutions, EnerNOC Inc., develops EnerNOC's utility partnerships by helping utilities meet their demand-side management program needs.
A complete list of speakers and workshop topics can be found and registration made at KansasCommerce.com/EnergyConference. Cost is $100.
A complete itinerary and online registration is available through KansasCommerce.com/EnergyConference. Cost is $100.