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Distributed Wind 2014
A Capitol Hill event for Small and Community Wind
February 27 & 28, 2014
Washington, DC


Location: JW Marriott, Washington, DC

7:30 AM- 10:00 am Registration and Team Assignments
Location: Senate Room Foyer

7:30am – 8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30AM: Lobby 101
Learn important tips and tricks for effective lobbying, including messaging, importance of committees, and expected outcomes for your Hill visits.

Moderator: Lloyd Ritter, Managing Partner, Green Capitol

Speakers: Charles Fritts, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Ryan Stroschein, Senior Partner, Green Capitol

8:30a The Honorable Paul Tonko delivers Lobby Day Rally Speech:

TonkoThe Honorable Paul Tonko from New York will give attendees an overview of current prioritieson Capitol Hill and how distributed and community wind are effected.
Representative Tonko is a strong supporter of clean energy, and wind power. He advocates addressing the threat of climate change by expanding use of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency. Representative Tonko also advocates for investments in research and development to improve energy efficiency, energy storage, and renewable energy technologies. He is an engineer by trade, and the former head of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) where under his watch investments were made in wind power across New York State. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Federal Policy Briefing

This session will be focused on the talking points that will be used during Hill visits.

Kevin Schulte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy Development (SED)
Mike Bergey, President, Bergey Windpower

9:15 AM: Load Buses to Capitol Hill

Note:  Buses will leave promptly at 9:30am

10:00 AM – 5:30PM: Capitol Hill Visits

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Capitol Hill Reception
Location: Gold Room, Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building

RSVP Here to attend

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Women of Wind Energy Hill Meet-Up 

Location: 1331 Bar & Lounge at the JW Marriott

eFormative Options, Windustry and Wind Advisor Team invite you to help celebrate diversity in the wind industry after the DWEA Capitol Hill Reception at our annual Women of Wind Energy Hill Meet-Up.

Buffet hors d’oeuvres will be served, no-host bar


Location: JW Marriott, Washington, DC, Salon D

8:00 AM: Registration and Welcome Coffee
Location: Salon D Foyer – Lower

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM: Welcome & Opening RemarksBrett Pingree, Endurance Wind Power, Program Chair

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM: Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable Tom Cole, U.S. House of Representatives

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The State of Renewables Nationwide

Listen to a panel discussion of national leaders in the renewable energy industry. Topics will include; the state of each renewable energy sector, current efforts to grow the renewable energy market, barriers and opportunities to the development of renewable energy projects nationwide, and opportunities for a cooperative and collaborative clean energy industry future.

Moderator: Larry Flowers, Deputy Directo of Community and Distributed Wind, AWEA


  • Jennifer Jenkins, Executive Director, DWEA
  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA
  • Michael Brower, President & CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Malcolm Woolf, Senior VP of Policy and Government Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Emerging Markets

This session will explore trends in emerging markets and new opportunities for distributed and community.  Topics of interest will include wind diesel applications, island governments and development opportunities, and the latest developments in distributed wind leasing programs.

Moderator: Haley  Roberto, President, HTWN


  • Ian Baring-Gould, NREL, Wind & Water Technology Deployment Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Libby DeLucia, Renewable Energy Associate, Clinton Foundation
  • Tal Mamo, President, United Wind
  • Hannah Masterjohn, Program Director – New Markets, Vote Solar Initiative

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Networking Lunch & Windustry Community Wind Awards

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM:

Federal & International Markets

Moderator: Mike Bergey, Bergey Windpower


  • Craig O’Connor, Director Office of Renewable Energy & Environemntal Exports, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability), Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy & Environment
  • Brett Pingree, Vice President of Global Sales, Endurance Wind Power
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director-Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration

Learn about current and potential opportunities abroad with a specific focus on successful financing models in foreign markets. Updates from last year’s key international markets such as the UK and Italy will be included.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Policies to Promote Distributed & Community Wind Development

Moderator: Larry Flowers, Deputy Director Community and Distributed Wind, AWEA


  • Heather Rhoads-Weaver, Market, Policy & Development Consultant,
    eFormative Options
  • Aaron Severn, Director, Grassroots & Legislative Affairs, AWEA
  • Rusty Haynes, Policy Research Manager, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP
    State Incentives and Opportunities

Learn about ongoing policy efforts for distributed and community wind sector. Hear updates on federal legislation and regulations, as well as key target states.

Topics covered include:
*Financing  with Local & Community Banks
*ITC vs. PTC
*Current State Incentives & Opportunities

3:15pm – 3:25pm
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Brett Pingree, Endurance Wind Power & DW14 Program Chair