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Kentuckians have made it clear that we want an energy future that supports jobs, health, equity and climate – and we have great ideas for how to bring that about. The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky’s Bright Energy Future. 

For the past year we’ve been listening to the ideas, hopes and needs of Kentuckians, learning from what other states have done, and tapping into technological and economic expertise to put together a draft plan for what’s possible, what it will take and why it matters for Kentucky to make a just transition to a clean energy economy 

If you’re interested in being part of a well-informed, creative, visionary, justice-oriented conversation about building the agenda for Kentucky’s energy future, join us September 30 – October 1 in Louisville.

Click here to register to attend! 

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Saturday, October 1 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop - Accelerating renewable energy

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Renewable energy – including electricity generated from solar, wind and water – is among the fastest growing sectors of the US economy. For too long, Kentucky has been on the sidelines of those developments, but that is beginning to change. In this workshop we’ll learn from several experienced renewable energy developers about the trends, opportunities, and barriers to renewable energy in the Commonwealth. We’ll examine how our renewable energy policies and trends compare to other states across the Southeast and nationally. And we’ll consider key opportunities for accelerating renewable energy deployment in Kentucky.

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Theresa Martin

Chairperson, Kentucky Solar Energy Society
Theresa Martin has 23 years of operations management experience at Fidelity Investments and Procter and Gamble. She has an MBA in Sustainable Business and Renewable Energy from Marylhurst University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. In 2015, Theresa... Read More →

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David Brown Kinloch

Shaker Landing Hydro Associates, Inc.
David Brown Kinloch has worked in renewable energy development in Kentucky for the last three decades.  He has worked primarily on small hydroelectric projects, but also in solar and wind. In 1989, he and his partner Bob Fairchild installed Kentucky’s first small hydroelectric... Read More →
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Simon Mahan

Director, Southern Wind Energy Association
Simon Mahan is the director of the Southern Wind Energy Association. SWEA promotes the development and use of wind energy throughout an eleven state region in the south. SWEA focuses its wind energy advocacy through integrated resource planning and other regulatory processes at the... Read More →
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Matt Partymiller

Operating Manager, Solar Energy Solutions, Inc
Matthew Partymiller, NABCEP, CE, is the General Manager (Operations) ofSolar Energy Solutions. Mr. Partymiller has led the development of SESsince its inception in 2006. Mr. Partymiller has installed renewableprojects in all four corners of Kentucky and expanded SES into surroundingstates... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am EDT
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