The Illinois Wind Working Group will host their sixth annual Advancing Wind Power in Illinois Conference, July 17-18, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.
IWWG consists of 200 key windpower stakeholders and is administered by Illinois State University’s Center for Renewable Energy. The organization is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America initiative.
Illinois ranks fourth in the country for installed wind energy capacity and has more farms under construction, says David Loomis, director of the Center for Renewable Energy.
“In order to keep new jobs coming from wind energy, we need to see important state and federal policies in place. This conference in a one-stop shop for answers to issues concerning wind energy in the State of Illinois,” he says.
More than 40 speakers will share their knowledge and expertise during this two-day conference through plenary sessions, breakout seminars, and breakout panel sessions regarding wind energy topics.
Some of the conference’s agenda includes:
- How New Entrants and New Technology in the Turbine Market are Changing Project Economics
- Wind Turbine Engine Technology
- How Electricity Markets Work in Illinois
- What Landowners Need to Know
- Wind for Schools
- Enterprise Zones Versus High Impact Business
The conference is open to the public. The cost to attend the full two days is $125 per person for early registration through July 2, 2012, including lunch and a continental breakfast. The rate will be $150 after that.
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The Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University