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EBC RI Chapter Program: Update on Wind Energy in Rhode Island

April 24, 2012 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC Rhode Island Chapter program will take a look at the current status of wind energy development in Rhode Island. Over the past year, the regulatory, legal and economic environment in the state has been changing almost on a daily basis. RI currently spends $2-3MM a year to promote responsible renewable energy project development in the state. Find out what’s going on from people in the eye of the storm.

8:00 a.m.

Welcome – Craig Swanson, Chair EBC Rhode Island Chapter, Senior Director, RPS ASA

Introduction – Daniel L. Mendelsohn, Program Chair, Senior Project Manager, Energy & Water, RPS ASA

8:30 a.m.         Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership

  • Teresa Crean, Director

9:00 a.m.         East Bay Energy Consortium Wind Farm Development Project

  • Eric Busch, Project Manager

9:30 a.m.         National Grid Perspective (DG, PPA, Net-Metering, Interconnect)

  • John Kennedy & Tim Roughan, National Grid

10:00 a.m.       Networking Break

10:30 a.m.       Renewable Energy Legislation, Economic Development and DG

  • Deborah Ruggiero – Rhode Island State Representative, District 74

10:45 a.m.       Renewable Energy Fund – Plans, Access and Distribution

  • Julian Dash – RIEDC Renewable Energy Fund Director

11:15 a.m.       Narragansett Bay Commission Wind Turbine Development Project

  • James McCaughey & Barry Wenskovicz, Renewable Energy Project Manager

11:45 a.m.       Adjourn