Heartland Wind

Expanding and Modernizing the Electrical Grid:
Essential Infrastructure for the Heartland’s Clean Energy Future

August 15-17, 2011

Hutchinson, Kansas
Registration is closed, but you can tune-in to Tuesday’s webcast from 9:00am-5:30pm Central.

Press Release


Governor Brownback

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback

Commissioner Spitzer

Commissioner Marc Spitzer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Energy Future Coalition, in cooperation with the Climate and Energy Project, is hosting a conference on the critical role of transmission in enabling the integration of remote renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, to promote regional economic development in the Heartland.

Leading regional and national experts on renewable energy and transmission will discuss key issues related to the planning, cost allocation, and siting of transmission lines, as well as the role of local, state, regional, and federal agencies.

Major federal regulatory action on new rules relating to transmission planning and cost allocation provide a timely and urgent context for this forum.

The conference will consist of three days of events, including panel discussions, keynote speeches, meals and receptions, and a tour of the new Siemens wind nacelle manufacturing plant.

Participants will include a broad range of stakeholders interested in energy issues within the Southwest Power Pool, such as electric utilities, regional businesses, elected officials, environmental interest groups, landowners, labor organizations, academic institutions, and the general public.

Registration is closed, but make sure to tune-in to Tuesday’s webcast.

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