AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

March 20 - 22, 2017

Austin, TX

Monday, March 20

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Seminar

Tuesday, March 21

7:30 AM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM 

Welcome & Opening Session

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Assessing the Lay of the Land 

Session Chair: John Anderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Nossaman LLP

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break & Exhibits

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Research - "Mr. Watson - Come here - I want to see you"  

Session Chair: Chris FarmerPrincipal Biologist, Environmental and Permitting Services, DNV GL

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Data Collection - Known, Knowns and Unknown, Unknowns

Session Chair: Laura Nagy, Director, Permitting and Environmental Affairs, Avangrid Renewables

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch & Exhibits

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Avoidance & Minimization Measures (Technical Aspects) - Shark Cages - How to Stay Safe Swimming with Sharks

Session Chair: Dave Cowan, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, North America Utility and Global Wind, SunEdison

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM 

Avoidance & Minimization Measures (Regulatory Aspects)

Session Chair: Deron Lawrence, Director, Natural Resources Permitting & Policy, Longroad Energy Partners

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break & Exhibits 

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Compensatory Mitigation – “How to Build a Better Mousetrap”

Session Chair: Wayne Walker, Principal, Common Ground Capital 

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Networking Poster Reception - Sponsored by SWCA Environmental Consultants

Wednesday, March 22

8:00 AM 

Registration Open

8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM–10:15 AM

Funding – Who Pays for All This and How? 

Session Chair: Sam Enfield, Managing Member, Windline Development, LLC 

10:15 AM–10:45 AM

Networking Break & Exhibits

10:45 AM–12:00 PM

Policy Aspects – Can Programmatic Frameworks and Agency Regulations Help us Develop Projects?

Session Chair: Erin Lieberman, Director, Environmental and Wildlife Permitting, Invenergy 

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Post-Conference Seminar - Mobilizing Supporters, Defusing Opposition