October 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
Lenexa, Kansas 66219 United States + Google Map
The Our Energy Horizon Forum will include a robust dialogue about our rapidly changing energy economy from clean energy experts, policymakers, and industry leaders. How will Kansas navigate the implementation of renewable technology, specifically around utility-scale solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and transmission? What are the economic benefits of these technologies for the region? What’s happening to enable greater adoption of electric vehicles across the state? All of this and more in a dynamic conversation that looks at what’s happening and how Kansas can capture the benefits of these opportunities and embrace a changing energy future.
Discussion 1: Solar Technology & Battery Storage
- Frank Jakob, Black & Veatch
- Robert Wright, Burns & McDonnell
Discussion 2: Economic Benefits of Solar & Storage
- Moderated by Jessica Lucas, Clean Energy Business Council
- Mike Busch, Wichita State University (Property Value Impacts
- Michelle Milburn, Stanion (Local Supply Chain Opportunities)
Discussion 3: Solar & Storage Implementation Considerations
- Moderated by Josh Svaty, Kansas Power Alliance
- Kim Austin, NextEra Energy Resources (Land Use, Environmental Impacts, Decommissioning)
- Kansas Supply Chain opportunities (Speaker TBA)
Discussion 4: Transportation Electrification & Transmission
- Moderated by Kelly Gilbert, Metropolitan Energy Center
- Jason Dake, Orange EV (Heavy Duty EVs)
- Tami Alexander, Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalition (EV Corridors)
- Mark Augustine, Triplett, Inc. (3rd Party Charging Infrastructure)
- Brett Leopold, ITC Transmission (Transmission as a Lynchpin)
Clean Energy Business Council
Municipal fleet electrification. Is it possible today? What vehicles can I order as plug-ins? Are they reliable? What metro fleets are using electric cars and trucks already? How can I get help funding electric vehicles in our city or county?
Join City of Olathe and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities to find out the answers to these questions and tour the solar-powered electric charging stations at Indian Creek Library. Olathe has been upgrading their EV fleet and installing 4 off-grid solar EV chargers. Find out what else they’re doing to clean up their fleet.
Attendees will include members of the local chapter of American Public Works Association, with lots of opportunities to share information, lessons learned and best practices.
Stick around for additional lunch and learn regarding all-electric terminal tractors being used in metro yards, including at Johnson County’s wastewater treatment plant.
Attendance is limited. Register today to guarantee your seat and claim your complementary lunch.
Welcome and Introduction
City of Olathe Fleet
Clean transportation planning, research, and deployments. Insight into the differences between EV and CNG refuse haulers.
Fleet Electrification Assistance and Funding Opportunities
Green Fleet analysis and support, funding opportunities, Kansas City Regional Clean Cities assistance portfolio
Lunch & Learn with Orange EV
On Display: Solar-powered charging station, Alt fuel refuse hauler
Some images courtesy of all-free-download.com