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Forum Presentations

Day 1: Monday, October 2, 2017



Welcome and Opening Remarks

Melinda Benson, Dean, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Wyoming State Treasurer, Mark Gordon



Setting the Stage

Dr. Rob Godby, Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, University of Wyoming


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Wind Energy Technology and an Evolving Western Energy Grid

Dr. Jonathan Naughton, Wind Energy Research Group, University of Wyoming


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Fiscal Impacts of Wind Development to Towns, Counties, and Wyoming

Dan Noble, Director, Wyoming Department of Revenue


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Perspectives from Wind Developers Panel

Moderator: Nathan Wendt, Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs

Panelists: Juan Carlos Carpio Delfino, Viridis Eolia; Paul Martin, Intermountain Wind; Aron Branam, EDP Renewables; Ryan Jacobson, Power Company of Wyoming



Lunch Plenary: Energy Vision 2020

Cindy Crane, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Power


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Community Development and Business Opportunities Panel

Moderator: Treasurer Mark Gordon

Panelists: Johnson County Representative, Mike Madden; Jerimiah Rieman, ENDOW; Rick Grant, landowner and Converse County Commissioner; Jason Eddy, L&H Industrial, Inc.; Riata Little, Casper Area Economic Development Association



Values, Viewsheds, and Western Identity Panel

Moderator: Milward Simpson, Director, The Nature Conservancy Wyoming

Panelists: Fremont County Senator, Cale Case; Loyd Drain, Energy Consulting; Carly-Ann Caruthers, Alliance for Historic Wyoming; Kenneth Lay, Northern Laramie Range Alliance



Day 2: Tuesday, October 3, 2017



Wind–Wildlife Impacts: Climate Change and Wildlife

Dr. Embere Hall, Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit, University of Wyoming


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Wind–Wildlife Impacts: Sage Grouse

Chad LeBeau, Western EcoSystems, Inc.


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Wind–Wildlife Impacts: Birds, Bats, and Habitat

Dr. Amanda Hale, Texas Christian University


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Wind–Wildlife Impacts: Eagles

Dr. Taber Allison, American Wind-Wildlife Institute


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Wind–Wildlife Impacts: Mitigation Through Siting

Dr. Holly Copeland, The Nature Conservancy Wyoming


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Wind and Wildlife–Managing Wyoming's Unique Resources Panel

Moderator: Dr. Taber Allison, American Wind-Wildlife Institute

Panelists: Dr. Embere Hall, University of Wyoming; Alison Holloran, Audubon Rockies; Connie Wilbert, Sierra Club; Dave Young, Western EcoSystems, Inc.



Existing Regulatory Structure and Opportunities for Public Involvement in Wyoming's Wind Future Panel

Moderator: Larry Wolfe, formerly with Holland and Hart, Haub School advisory board

Panelists: Jennifer Scoggin, Holland and Hart; Cindy DeLancey, Wyoming Business Alliance; Bill Russell, Public Service Commission; Roxane Perruso, Power Company of Wyoming


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Planning and Siting for Wind Energy in Wyoming Panel

Moderator: Steve Smutko, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming

Panelists: Mark Milburn, LS Power; Juan Carlos Carpio Delfino, Viridis Eolia; Ryan Lance, Sweetwater River Conservancy; Colorado Senator, Greg Brophy; John Espy, Carbon County Commissioner



Closing Remarks

Drs. Rob Godby and Nicole Korfanta

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