John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, says the conference is designed as a resource for anyone who’s interested in clean energy.
Hansen says, “We bring together the public utilities in Nebraska, wind developers, the wide assortment of companies and consultants that are involved in the designing of projects along with land owners, environmental interests and the public at large.”
He says it’s like a “watering hole” where everyone can come together and share their ideas.
Now in its seventh year, Hansen says the conferences have already contributed to the growth of wind and solar energy in Nebraska.
“They have helped our policy makers and everyone involved in the industry take a look at things that have worked successfully elsewhere and that might be good, appropriate solutions to the challenges we face here,” Hansen says.
The conference will be held in La Vista on October 29th and 30th.
Hansen says it’s open to anyone and registration information can be found at Nebraska Wind and Solar conference-dot-com.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton