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* Registration ends Feb. 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 12th:
8:00a Lobby 101: Seminar with Lloyd Ritter, Green Capitol
8:30a The Honorable U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer
9:30a – 5:00p Lobby Day
5:30p Opening Reception on Capitol Hill, Cannon Caucus Room
Guest speaker: The Honorable U.S. Congressman Tom Latham
Wednesday, February 13th:
8:00a Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00a Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dan Juhl, Juhl Wind, Program Chair
9:20a Keynote Speaker: The Honorable U.S Senator Jon Tester
10:00a Working with the US Department of Agriculture
Moderator: Lloyd Ritter, Green Capitol
Tony Crooks, Rural Business and Coorperative Services
Aaron Morris, Rural Housing
Nivin Elgohary, Rural Development
Facilitated discussion with USDA leadership and program staff to explore how best to support the distributed and community wind industry. Learn about current USDA support for the industry.
11:00a – 12:00p Working with the US Department of Energy
Moderator: Jacob Susman, Own Energy
Mark Higgins, Chief Operating Officer, Wind and Water Power Program
Patrick Gilman, Market Acceleration Lead, Wind and Water Power Program
Anne Crawley, Renewable Technology Manager, Federal Energy Management Program
Minh Le, Director, Solar Program
Facilitated discussion with DOE leadership and staff to explore how best to support the distributed and community wind industry. Learn about current DOE support for the industry.
12:00p-1:00p NETWORKING LUNCH - The Honorable U.S. Congressman Tim Walz
1:00p - 2:00p Domestic Markets
Moderator: Andy Kruse, Endurance Wind Power
Facilitated discussion with the FEMP, EXIM bank and GSA leadership and staff to explore how best to support the distributed and community wind industry. Learn about current opportunities for the industry.
2:00p –2:45p Working with the US Department of Interior
Moderator: John Pimental, Foundation Windpower
Facilitated discussion with the DOI leadership and staff to explore how best to support the distributed and community wind industry. Learn about current DOI support for the industry.
2:45p-3:45p Federal International Opportunities
Facilitator: Mike Bergey, Bergey Wind Power
Dr. John Pazik, Director, Innovation and Technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy
Andrew Dowdy, Director, Office of Alternative and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of State
Representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (invited)
This sesssion will provide overviews of the Department of Defense, State Department and US-AID energy programs and a facilitated discussion to explore remote power and distributed generation needs suitable for wind energy. Learn about the significant opportunities to support U.S. activities abroad.
3:45-4:00p NETWORKING BREAK
4:00-5:00p Closing Session
Moderator: Larry Flowers, AWEA
Industry leaders discuss the state of the industry and next steps towards growing the distributed and community wind market.