AWEA Ohio Wind Energy Summit
September 24, 2013
Hilton Columbus Downtown, Columbus, OH
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
|8:30 AM–8:45 AM||
Welcome & Keynote Opening
|8:45 AM–9:45 AM||
Ohio in Demand: Shape of the Market, Challenges, and Opportunities
In this session, examine the expected demand for wind energy in Ohio based on the current state RPS and discover what one utility is doing to meet the requirements. Also hear from expert panelists as they describe Ohio’s energy sector deregulation efforts. In addition, focus is given to wind projects within the state that are both operational and under development, including the potential of offshore wind projects on Lake Erie. Lastly, by understanding the customer base, you will see how Ohio's manufacturing supply chain has grown to meet the demand of wind energy in the U.S., backed by one leading Ohio manufacturer’s story of success.
|9:45 AM–10:15 AM||
Networking Break & Exhibits
Access a wide selection of companies providing products, services, and solutions needed to take full advantage of Ohio’s growing wind energy market.
|10:15 AM–11:30 AM||
Delivering to Market: Transmission Issues in Ohio and the Region
Explore the latest transmission developments that are being addressed on a state-wide and regional basis. Efforts to expand transmission infrastructure and revise market rules in the MISO and PJM markets will enable more energy to be delivered to load centers in the state, and reduce electricity prices to local consumers by accessing low-cost wind energy resources. Understanding these developments is an essential for any company expanding in or entering the Ohio market.
|11:30 AM–12:15 PM||
Wind Energy Policy Perspectives
Federal and state policy has been essential for wind energy’s growth. In this session, the panel will illustrate the nexus between federal and state policy and how they can complement each other to promote cost-effective and efficient renewable energy development. Hear the future of federal and state energy legislative efforts and the prospects for new policies to encourage wind energy development.
|12:15 PM–1:45 PM||
Join your fellow colleagues over a conversational lunch and lay the foundation for future business deals.
|1:45 PM–3:00 PM||
Successful Siting and Community Acceptance
Siting and wildlife issues will continue to be a priority for the wind energy industry going forward, and successful management of these issues is paramount to the expansion of wind power in the state. Ohio’s statewide siting framework presents unique challenges and opportunities for wind developers. Expert panelists will describe effective ways to work with local communities and stakeholders both before and during the construction phase, as well as once operations commence at wind projects. Hear how to properly comply with regulations and gain the trust and support of the community.
|3:00 PM–3:30 PM||
Networking Break & Exhibits
|3:30 PM–4:30 PM||
Understanding Ohio’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Take an extensive look of the wind turbine manufacturing and supply chain activities in Ohio and the U.S., then join session panelist as they lead a frank discussion on the many challenges that this sector is facing as a result of uneven policy support and a boom-and-bust demand in our industry.
Session Chair: Bill Spratley, Green Energy Ohio
|4:30 PM–5:30 PM||
The Future of Wind Power in Ohio
How do we take wind energy investments to the next level? Ohio has a sound legislative and regulatory foundation to promote wind energy and policies that include a robust portfolio standard, statewide siting rules and regulations, and fair and consistent tax policy. However, like many other states, to reach its potential Ohio needs the ‘next generation’ of key renewable energy policies. What are those policies and how can they best be achieved? Walk away with answers to these key questions, including how to promote stable cost recovery mechanisms in a fully restructured retail market.
|5:30 PM–6:30 PM||
Wrap up the summit by meeting those speakers, moderators and attendees who you just couldn't find time to connect with during the sessions or to continue prior discussions. Relax and unwind after this full, rewarding day.
Program and sessions are subject to change. Speakers and more session details TBA.
Who Should Attend?
- Academic Organizations
- Consulting Services
- Economic Development Organizations
- Government Agencies
- Operation & Maintenance Service Providers
- Project Developers
- State Regulators
- Component Suppliers
- Construction Companies
- Transportation Companies
- Turbine Manufacturers / OEMs
- Wind Project Operators