Power Forward: A New Vision for the Kansas Clean Energy Future

June 18, 2019 @ 8:30AM — 5:00PM

Building a Vision and Plan for Kansas' Clean Energy Future

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Are you a member of the following groups?

A city council or city manager

A county commission

The Kansas State Legislature

The clean energy industry

A clean energy expert, or

Citizens interested in Kansas' clean energy future

Join us for in-depth day discussing the state's energy future!

We will discuss:

how to prepare for the advances in transportation

diversifying our energy grid with renewable energy

advancing best practices in energy efficient and affordable commercial, public, and residential building, and

creating new jobs through renewable and energy efficiency sectors.


We will finish the day tying it all together through a discussion of how to draft comprehensive & effective energy plans at the community, county, and state levels. The vision of these plans will be to ensure energy affordability, smart infrastructure, and job creation.

You won't want to miss this broad, visionary, and informative dialogue!


Event Schedule:

8:30AM - 9:00AM - Registration & Breakfast

9:00AM - 9:15AM - Welcoming Remarks by CEP & CEBC Directors

Dorothy Barnett, CEP Executive Director

Laura Lombard, CEBC Development Director

9:15 AM -10:15AM - How Public Policy Can Unlock Advanced Energy Efficiency Technology

Jeff Boone, NorthStar Comfort Services, Inc. (Moderator)

Kara Saul Rinaldi, Building Performance Association

Rick Counihan, Google

Greg Ehrendreich, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance


10:15AM - 10:30AM – Morning Networking Coffee Break


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Building for the Future

Jasmin Moore, City of Lawrence & Douglas County (Moderator)

Tim Unruh, NAESCO

Chris Kliewer, GLMW Architects


11:30 AM - 12:30 AM - Upgrade & Build Energy Efficient Residential Housing Through Design Excellence - Policy/Contractors

Kay Johnson, PROSOCO (Moderator)

Jeff Jones, Tru Building

Paul Grahovac, Build Smart

Jennifer Amann, ACEEE

12:30PM - 1:30 PM - Luncheon

Conversation with Dorothy Barnett, CEP Executive Director , Stanley Bergkamp, Maize High School Solar Array Project, & Mark Horst, King Solar


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Diversify with Renewable Energy Resources

Michelle Milburn, Stanion (Moderator)

Scott White, Cromwell Solar

Jay Byers, City of Pittsburg, KS

Drew Robinson, Evergy

Luke Hagedorn, Polsinelli


3:00 PM - 3:15 PM -- Afternoon Networking Coffee Break


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Tomorrow’s Transportation Needs

Tami Alexander, Metropolitan Energy Center

Cheryl Werth Near, JumpStart

Joe Terick, Black Hills Energy

Michael Tann, Wichita Transit Authority

Wendy Marine, KCP&L Clean Charge Network


4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Tying It All Together Discussion

Dorothy Barnett, Clean Energy Business Council

Brian Selinger, Iowa State Energy Office

Josh Campbell, Missouri Energy Initiative