Arkansas Wind Working Group Meeting

June 26, 2008

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AGENDA

9:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments

10:00 a.m. Opening Comments and Agenda Review
Jenny Ahlen
Renewable Energy Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Energy Office

10:15 a.m. Explanation of Wind Powering America and State Wind Working Groups
Marguerite Kelly
Senior Project Manager, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory

11:00 a.m. Review of Wind Status in Arkansas
Installations and Lessons Learned in Northwest Arkansas
Stephan Pollard
Throttle6wind Energy Development, a division of Trem | Wel Energy, LLC

Production Tax Credit and Net Metering
Jenny Ahlen
Renewable Energy Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Energy Office

USDA Section 9006 Grant & Loan Program
Tim Smith
Business & Cooperative Program Director, USDA Rural Development

Wind Manufacturing Sector
Terry Tremwel
Research Director, University of Arkansas Sam Walton College of Business' Supply Chain Management Research Center

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Computer Voting
Ranking Arkansas' Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)

1:00 p.m. Strategic Planning

Overview of Process
Jenny Ahlen
Renewable Energy Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Energy Office


Breakout Sessions with Facilitators
- Small and Community Wind Development – facilitated by Renee Doty
- Commercial Wind Development – facilitated by Bryan Barnhouse
- Policy and Legislation – facilitated by Denisa Pennington
- Education and Outreach – facilitated by Maureen Rose
- Manufacturing Sector – facilitated by Jenny Ahlen

2:30 p.m. Debrief of Each Breakout Sessions' Goals by Chairperson
- Small and Community Wind Development
- Commercial Wind Development
- Policy and Legislation
- Education and Outreach
- Manufacturing Sector

2:45 p.m. Agree on Future Meeting Schedule
Jenny Ahlen
Renewable Energy Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Energy Office

3:00 p.m. Adjourn