10th Anniversary Kansas Wind & Renewable Energy Conference '09
OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2009 bullet RAMADA INN bullet TOPEKA, KANSAS

The 10th annual Kansas Wind and Renewable Energy Conference was held October 6th-7th at the Ramada Inn in Topeka, Kansas.

Jointly hosted by the State Energy Office and the Kansas Department of Commerce, the conference was an opportunity for state and regional officials and stakeholders to discuss the future of renewable energy in Kansas.

This year's conference featured breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • Renewable Energy - The discussion included an expanded discussion of wind generation as well as solar, biofuels, and other alternative energy resources.
  • Transmission Issues - This included an update on transmission infrastructure including expansion and integration of wind and regulation at the state, regional, and federal levels.
  • Energy Efficiency - This addressed a variety of energy conservation and efficiency issues for residential consumers, commercial businesses, and local units of government.
  • Economic Development - This included wind manufacturing and business development, as well as green job workforce development, and federal recovery programs.

Last year's conference was attended by more than 750 people from 25 states.