James Madison University

Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative

State Wind Symposium

Wednesday June 18th and Thursday June 19th, 2008 - James Madison University, College of Integrated Science and Technology

The purpose of the Symposium was to inform stakeholders and other interested parties about the progress that wind power has made in the region over the last few years. The Symposium addressed critical and timely issues pertaining to wind power development in Virginia and throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Power point presentations are now available!

To access a presentation scroll down to the "PRESENTATIONS" and click on the title of the session or workshop of your choice. Bios for individual speakers are available by clicking on the name of the speaker. Links to the speaker's organizations are also provided in this section.

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Presentations - June 18th


National Education Energy Development (NEED) Teacher Workshop
(Led by Mary Spruill, National Education Energy Development)
Small Wind Installation Workshop
(Led by Chesapeake Renewable Energy)
Virginia Renewables Scoring System for Siting (VRS3) Workshop
(Led by Maria Papadakis, James Madison University)
Media and Communications Workshop
(Led by Frank Maisano, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP)

Lunch consisted of introductory remarks by President Linwood Rose, James Madison University followed by a keynote address by Tom Tuffey, Director, Center for Energy, Enterprise & the Environment, PennFuture


20% Wind Energy by 2030 and Associated Benefits
(Moderated by Jonathan Miles, U.S. Department of Energy, on leave from James Madison University)

Topic Panel Speaker
20% Wind Energy by 2030 Bonnie Ram,
Energetics, Inc
Wind Energy & Air Emissions Reduction Debra Jacobson,
George Washington University School of Law
Water and Wind Don Giecek, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative
/ James Madison University

Offshore Wind
(Moderated by Bonnie Ram, Energetics, Inc)

Topic Panel Speaker
Potential for Offshore Wind in Virginia George Hagerman,
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium / Virginia Tech-Advanced Research Institute
Mapping and GIS Analysis in support of Clean Energy Development Offshore in Virginia Remy Luerssen, Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium / James Madison University
Planning for Wind on Federal Facilities Josh Bundick, NASA Wallops Flight Facility
MMS Leasing Policy Erin Trager, Minerals Management Service

Wildlife Impacts
Moderated by Don Giecek, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative / James Madison University)

Topic Panel Speaker
Climate Change Impact on Wildlife Habitat Part I Chris Burkett,
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Part II (Higher Elevation Species) Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices
SCC Monitoring in Highland County John Flora,
Attorney for Highland New Wind Development, LLC

June 19th

Utilities Commitments to Wind Development in Virginia
(Moderated by Steve Walz, Governor's Energy Policy Advisor)

Topic Panel Speaker
Dominion's Wind Energy Developments Emil Avram,
Dominion Resources, Inc.
AEP -- Appalachian Power Renewables Update Jay Godfrey,
Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power
Cooperative Wind in Virginia Dave Hudgins,
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Funding and Incentives for Small Wind and Agriculture
(Moderated by Andrew Smith, Virginia Farm Bureau)

Topic Panel Speaker
Section 9006 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program Laurette Tucker,
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Appalachian Regional Commission Rick Peltz,
Appalachian Regional Commission
Small Wind Systems: A Case Study in Cost Savings *Cash Flow Model spreadsheet John Trout,
Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc.
Net Metering: Virginia’s Best Incentive To-Date for Small Wind Systems Mitch King,
Old Mill Power Company

Wind Permitting in Virginia
(Moderated by Ken Jurman, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy)

Topic Panel Speaker
Certificate of Public Necessity Alexander Skirpan,
State Corporation Commission
State Agency Reviews of Environmental Impacts Associated with Proposed Wind Energy Projects Mike Murphy,
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Fulfilling Process Obligations Dave Groberg,
Invenergy, LLC