Draft Agenda as of July 23rd, 2019

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 am Attendee Check-In


8:00 – 8:30 am Presentation of Colors

Chairman’s Welcome
John Hansen, Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference Chairman

Welcome Remarks and State Update
- Jim Macy, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy


8:30 – 9:15 am (General Session)

“State View of Wind Energy in Nebraska”


9:15 – 10:00 am (General Session)

“How Does Nebraska Renewable Energy Fit into the Southwest Power Pool?”


10:00 – 10:30 am (Break)


10:30 – 11:15 am (General Session)

To Be Announced


11:15 – 12:00 pm (General Session)

“How Commercial and Industrial Buyers are Changing the Market Place”


12:00 – 1:30 pm (General Session)

Public Power CEOs Luncheon:
Pat Pope, Nebraska Public Power District
Timothy Burke, Omaha Public Power District
Kevin Wailes, Lincoln Electric System
Moderator: Stephen Bruckner, Fraser Stryker PC LLO


1:45 – 2:45 pm (Breakouts)

Breakout 1A- “Planning and Zoning for All Sizes of Solar Development”
Breakout 1B- “Agriculture and Renewable Energy”


2:45 – 3:00 pm (Break)  


3:00 – 3:45 pm (General Session)

“The Growing Impact of Electrical Vehicles on the Grid”
Scott Benson, Manager of Resource & Transmission Planning, Lincoln Electric System
Kirk Estee, Customer Alternative Energy Solutions Manager, Omaha Public Power District
Joe Francis, Associate Director, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy


3:45 – 4:15 pm (General Session)

“Southwest Power Pool 101, and the Growing Role of Renewables in SPP”


4:15 – 5:00 (General Session)

Policy and Legislative Update: State Senators Panel
– Senators To Be Announced


  Wednesday October 30th, 2019

8:30 – 9:15 am (General Session)

“State of the National Solar Industry”


9:15 – 10:00 am (General Session)

“Changing Economics of Battery Storage”


10:00 – 10:30 am (Break)


10:30 – 11:15 am (General Session)

“Community Scale Renewable Energy”


11:30 – 12:15 pm (Breakouts)

Breakout 1A - “FERC Regulations”
Breakout 1B - “The Use of Drones in Renewable Energy”


12:15 – 1:15 pm (Keynote Luncheon)

Keynote Speaker To Be Announced        


1:15 – 1:45 pm (Exhibit Hall)

Last Look at Exhibits
– drawings held


1:45 – 2:45 pm (Breakouts)

Breakout 1A- “Decommissioning and Repowering”
Breakout 1B- UNL Renewable Energy Research Panel:
- Dr. Chris Cornelius, Professor, College of Engineering
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Dr. Martha Shulski, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources
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Dr. Peter Dowben, Charles Bessey Professor of Physics, Nebraska Center for Materials & Nanoscience


2:45 – 3:00 pm Closing Remarks/Participant Feedback

John Hansen, Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference Chairman


 *Schedule subject to change
events held at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel unless noted