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October 16-17, 2019
Denver Marriott South
Lone Tree, CO

 PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast
 8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
 8:30-9:15 a.m.  EPRI Renewables Presentation
 Erik Ela, EPRI
 9:15-10:00 a.m.  Update on Latest Energy Storage Options
 Venkat Banunarayanan, Senior Director, Integrated Grid, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association
   10:00–10:15 a.m., Networking Break
 10:15-11:00 a.m.  SPP Ancillary Market Study on Accommodating Higher Penetration of Renewables
 Casey Cathey, SPP
 11:00-11:45 a.m.  Key Aspects to Repowering a Wind Farm
 Amy Hackler, Black & Veatch
 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch
 1:00-1:45 p.m.  To be Announced
 1:45-2:30 p.m.  Wind and Solar Best Practices 101 for Projects & Contracts
 
Gretchen Dolson, Renewable Energy Practice Lead, HDR 
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break
 2:45-3:00 p.m.  Attendee Announcements
 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Renewable Integration Vital Issues Roundtable
 Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to
 jamessakamoto@rmel.org
   4:30 p.m., Networking Reception
 
 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
 7:00-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast
 8:00-9:00 a.m.  To be Announced
 9:00-9:45 a.m.  To be Announced
 9:45-10:00 a.m., Networking Break
 10:00-10:45 a.m.  To be Announced
10:45-11:30 a.m.
 Community Solar Presentation
 
To be Announced
 11:30 a.m.-
 11:45 a.m.
 Closing Discussion

The Renewable Planning and Operations Conference is focused on generation, transmission and distribution renewable issues related to planning, integration, operations and new technologies. Presenters will discuss renewables such as wind, solar and biomass energy. The conference will also cover regulatory and policy issues.

Who Should Attend

Those involved with transmission and generation of electricity, particularly renewables. All personnel involved in green, sustainable and renewable programs including technology planning, storage, project development and implementation, operations and maintenance. Those involved in the planning, development, siting and construction, operation and management of new and existing renewable facilities. Individuals with other backgrounds are also welcome to learn about the issues in this section. 

Continuing Education Certificate 
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 9.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by RMEL, upon completion of the course. RMEL serves a large territory in which attendees participate in a number of accrediting organizations, each with their own requirements. Depending on the certifying body you are affiliated with, RMEL PDHs may be applied towards your recertification credit. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if the credits are applicable to their certifying body and how they may be applied. Use the event brochure, and agenda to determine how the content applies to your certification. The attendee is also responsible for verifying how the quantity of RMEL PDHs convert to your certifying body credits. Typically 1.0 PDH is equal to .1 CEU, but you should always verify the conversion scale.