The Community Wind across America conference series kicks off in the Rocky Mountain region, October 26-27, 2010, followed by events for the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions in November.
Community Wind across America conferences cover Community Wind and Small Wind in a two-track program, providing the full range of what's needed to advance opportunities for locally-owned wind energy production. The conferences are for anyone interested in benefiting from wind energy production: rural landowners, farmers, ranchers, municipal utilities, elected officials, town planners, tribal representatives, economic development professionals, business leaders, investors, bankers, and community leaders.
or phone Catherine O' Neill at 612-870-3477
Two Tracks Over Two Days:
Community Wind Track sessions include: Financing and policy for Community Wind; Distributed Generation; Utilities and Public Power; and Mid-sized wind turbines; siting, leasing, incentives, working to get community support, project development, and business models.
Small Wind Track sessions include: Small Wind basics - how to get started and examples. "The Unrealities of Wind" will provide an overview of the wide variety of new machines available and the importance of Small Wind Certification.
Keynote address from A+ Governor
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. will give a midmorning keynote address on day two of the Rocky Mountain Region conference. The architect of Colorado's New Energy Economy, Governor Ritter is a strong and vocal advocate of making wind, solar, biofuels, and efficiency measures more affordable to homeowners and small businesses. He was recently given an A+ rating for his work in that area by the Colorado Conservation Voters.
Rocky Mountain Region, October 26-27, 2010, Renaissance Denver Hotel, Denver, CO.
Midwest Region, November 15-16 2010, Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul, MN
Mid Atlantic Region November 30 - December 1, 2010, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA
Scholarships available for the Mid Atlantic Conference