Summer 2008 Wind Energy Forums

Agendas, Presentations and Video Stream Clips

How to View Both the Video Clip AND an Associated Presentation

  1. You may need to install Windows Media Player to view the video files.
  2. When you open a window for the video clip, you will see the video that was shared between the nine video conferencing facilities in Missouri.
  3. The next step is to get two windows open on your monitor at the same time, positioned so you can see the important part of each. Using your mouse or other pointer, move the video window to the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Click on the link to the PDF version of the presentation file for the video clip being viewed.
  5. When the file has downloaded, save the file. Click on the 'Resize' button found in the upper right corner of your web browser (between 'Minimize' and 'Close' buttons.)
  6. Using your mouse or other pointer, move the web browser window to the lower left corner of your screen.
  7. Position the windows so you can see the important part of each. If they overlap too much you can adjust their size by hovering over the corner until a double headed arrow appears.  Click and hold the left button of the mouse down and move the mouse until the size is acceptable. Let go of the mouse to 'drop' the window. Continue adjustments as needed.
  8. You are now ready to view the presenters' presentation files. Listen to the presenter to determine when it is time to advance to the next slide in the presentation.

Wind Energy Public Forum # 1
Harvesting Missouri's Wind Resources
Wind Resource Development; Transmission and Utility Operations
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Welcome, review of agenda and forum objectives
John Grimwade, Kansas City Power & Light

Wind Energy: A National and Missouri Perspective
Hans Detweiler, Manager of State Legislation and Policy, American Wind Energy Association

Wildlife and Wind Development
Dr. Dale Strickland, President,

Transmission Studies Involving Wind Energy
Dale Osborn, Transmission Planning Technical Director, Midwest ISO

Electric Utility Operations Perspective on Wind Energy,
Brad Beecher, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Empire District Electric Co.

Moderated Panel Discussion among presenters Questions from audience
moderator John Grimwade


Wind Energy Public Forum #2
Community and State Economic Impacts
Landowner Information and Economic Development  
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Welcome remarks
moderator Rick Anderson

Economic Feasibility of Missouri Wind Energy Developments
Harry Kemker, consultant to Northeast Mo. value added wind feasibility study

Economic Aspects of Wind Energy Development
Larry Flowers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Missouri Landowner's Perspective on Leasing Land to a Wind Farm
Mike Waltemath, landowner leasing land to Bluegrass Ridge Wind Farm.

Moderated Panel Discussion among presenters - Questions from audience
moderator Rick Anderson

Summary remarks
moderator Rick Anderson 


Wind Energy Public Forum #3
Wind Energy Action Options
Emerging Clean Energy Public Policies
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Welcome, review of agenda and forum objectives
Moderator: John Grimwade, Kansas City Power & Light

Community Ownership of Wind Projects: Retaining value in the region
Lisa Daniels, Windustry

Transmission: the Lynchpin to Wind Energy Development
Kimberly Gencur Svaty, Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Siting Guidelines for Wind Energy Developments
Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Overview of Wind Energy Policies
Lori Bird, Wind Powering America

Panel Discussion and Host close