Renewable Energy

Date: 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Location: 

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
1015 Reserve St.
DeBot Dining Center Room 073
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Host: 

Mayor of Stevens Point, Andrew Halverson; Portage County Executive, Patty Dreier; Mayor of Wisconsin Rapids, Zachary Vruwink

Tour: 

Waste Education Center Pilot Waste Treatment Plant
9:00 Registration, coffee
9:15 Overview, The State Energy-Extension Partnership Program Megan Levy, Director Local Energy Programs, WI State Energy Office; Sherrie Gruder, Sustainable Design Specialist, Energy Program Coordinator, UW-Extension
9:35 Welcome and Local Energy and Sustainability Initiatives Andrew Halverson, Mayor of Stevens Point; Patty Dreier, Portage County Executive; Zachary Vruwink, Mayor of Wisconsin Rapids
10:05 Attendee Introductions
10:35 State Renewable Energy Initiatives
State Representative Gary Tauchen, 6th Assembly District
10:55 break
11:05 Wind
Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin; Wes Slaymaker, P.E., President, WES Engineering Inc.
11:45 Lunch -Purchasing Green Power
Alicia Leinberger, RePower Now Program Director
12:30 Solar Financing, Permitting and Policy (15 min each, 25 min discussion) Bryant Moroder, Project Manager, Grow Solar, MadiSUN; Michael Vickerman
1:40 Renewable Energy– panel and discussion (10 min each, 20 min discussion)
NE Wisconsin Renewable Energy Coop Initiative, Jim Resick, UW-Extension Outagamie and Brown Counties; Margaret Bau, Co-op Development Specialist, USDA Rural Development, WI
2:20 Feedback /Evaluation of the day
2:35 Tour –Waste Education Center Pilot Waste Treatment Plant
https://stars.aashe.org/media/secure/115/4/280/1498/WEC%20Innovation%20Let ter.pdf, downtown Stevens Point business PV installations stopping at the Greenhouse Project farm business incubator; Midwest Renewable Energy Association solar car charging and wind installations, Central Waters Brewery (optional) solar thermal and solar electric
4:30 Adjourn