Wind Energy Forum


Wanamingo, MN - The Southwest Initiative Foundation will host a forum focusing on utility scale wind energy projects:

• Community wind economics
• Business models and finance
• Lands leases and other legal concerns
• Siting and permitting
• Environmental and health considerations
• Wind energy case studies

Presentation by Eric Lantz from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with information and key findings of a recent study with NREL and Lawrence Berkeley on the economic impact of community wind.

Project Development Panel - Charlie Daum, Gernimo Wind; Chuck Burdick, National Wind; Pat Louwagie, Hoffman & Brobst; Stan Duran, Lindquist and Vennum; Mark Rathbun, GRE

Siting/Permitting Panel – John Schladweiler, MNDNR; Carl Herbrandson, MN Dept of Health; Ron Peterson, Westwood Professional Services; (wind resource assessment companies pending)

Community Wind Case Study Panel – Dean Runde, Pioneer Prairie; John Meyer, High Country Energy; others pending

Thursday, July 9
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wanamingo Community Center
401 Main St., Wanamingo

Everyone is welcome at no charge.
A light meal will be provided at no charge.

For more information:
Rich Huelskamp
[email protected]

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