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					       eUCi presents a Web Conference on:


       Great Lakes Wind
       deveLopment
       April 14, 2010   •   2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time




EUCI is authorized
by IACET to offer
0.1 CEU for
this program.



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Great Lakes
Wind deveLopment
April 14, 2010
August 11 - 12, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time



   OVERVIEW                                                                                IACET
   This webinar’s focus is wind development in the Great Lakes region. It includes                           EUCI has been
   “lessons learned” from development on the east coast, and most importantly,                               approved as an
   how those lessons translate into what states are doing to foster and encourage                            Authorized Provider
   development. Join key state players and a major wind developer as they                                    by the International
   identify and examine the key issues and discuss how those keys are being put            Association for Continuing Education
   into practice in the Great Lakes region.                                                and Training (IACET), 1760 Old
                                                                                           Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean,
   Join this webinar to hear what “what works” from presenters performing                  VA 22102. In obtaining this
   feasibility studies, issuing RFP’s, working as and with wind developers, and the        approval, EUCI has demonstrated
   key players driving state incentives.                                                   that it complies with the AnSI/
                                                                                           IACET Standards which are widely
                                                                                           recognized as standards of good
                                                                                           practice internationally.

   WHO SHOULd ATTEnd                                                                       As a result of their Authorized
                                                                                           Provider membership status, EUCI is
   •   Bankers and investors                                                               authorized to offer IACET CEUs for
   •   City, State, and Federal officials                                                  its programs that qualify under the
   •   Finance and investment professionals                                                AnSI/IACET Standards.
   •   Financial and investment professionals
   •   Government staff responsible for green program strategy and planning                EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer
   •   Lawyers                                                                             0.1 CEU for this program.
   •   Legal staff and Compliance Officers
   •   Managers of strategic planning                                                      requirements for completing
   •   nGO's and green advocacy groups                                                     webinar: Participants must be
   •   Power generation managers                                                           logged in to the web conference
   •   Public utilities and regulatory staffers                                            for its entirety to receive continuing
   •   Renewable and clean-tech project developers                                         education credit
   •   Special projects managers
   •   Utility executives with renewable energy responsibilities                           methods of instruction: Web based
   •   Water professionals                                                                 PowerPoint presentation and on-line
                                                                                           interactive question/answer session.



   LEARnInG OUTCOMES
   •   Assess the incentives and community engagement for offshore wind
       development in the states surrounding the Great Lakes
   •   Examine existing laws, permitting, and pending legislation, as well
       as recommendations from state PUC’s that will foster and encourage
       development
   •   distinguish and classify critical economic drivers, technical and planning issues
       that create an environment for “what will work”
   •   describe and illustrate aspects and the critical needs to conceptually design a
       successful and rapid implementation of wind resources in the Great Lakes
   •   Assess the lessons learned from success stories in delaware and new Jersey




                                                            register today! Call (303) 770.8800 or visit www.euci.com
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Great Lakes
Wind deveLopment
April 14, 2010
August 11 - 12, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time



   AGEndA                              program agenda
   I. overview of the industry / What U.s. states are doing to encourage development: Katie Roek, Stoel Rives
      a. States have been involved in three primary ways:
         i. Performing Feasibility Studies / Environmental Assessments
         ii. Working with developers / industry to gain information, select / partner with preferred developers, develop
              incentives
         iii. Offering state incentives in the form of offshore renewable energy credit programs, legislation mandating a
              PPA, issuing RFEI/RFI/RFP
      b. What works in each state / region is dependent on a variety of factors that are driving / impeding development:
      c. Taken together, what are the common denominators that drive adoption?
   II. state of michigan perspective including the GLoW Council Update: Blair Renfro, Michigan Public Service Commission
       a. Michigan formed Great Lakes Wind Council (GLOW Council) to evaluate feasibility of developing offshore wind in
          the Great Lakes
       b. State actively working with GLOW Council representatives, as well as others within industry, including
          developers, to identify how to move forward to address the needs of interested parties
   III. opportunities for developers in the region: Leslie Garrison, nRG Bluewater Wind
        a. Lessons learned from the east coast:
           i. delaware (first offshore PPA)
           ii. new Jersey (selected preferred developer)
        b. What does Bluewater (and what do other developers) need to succeed in developing projects in the Great Lakes?
   IV. iv. public/private partnership success: Steve dever, Great Lakes Wind Energy Task Force Story with Lake Erie Project
       a. Task Force evaluating the feasibility of an offshore wind project in Lake Erie
           i. Retained a firm to perform a feasibility study for a pilot project, which report was issued in 2009
           ii. Have issued an RFP to consultants to perform avian/bat assessments, moving towards permitting process
       b. How has the public/private partnership been successful?
       c. What does the Task Force need to succeed in developing its project in the Great Lakes?
   V. key take aways and Lessons Learned: Katie Roek, Stoel Rives




   InSTRUCTORS
   katherine (katie) a. roek, attorney, stoel rives
   Katherine Roek is an attorney in Stoel Rives’ Environmental Compliance group, and is a member of Stoel’s Wind, Renewable
   Energy, and Biofuels Initiatives. Katie concentrates her practice on the development, acquisition, and sale of wind and
   other renewable energy projects, with particular focus on environmental permitting and siting, regulatory matters, real
   property rights agreements, project development agreements and related transactions.

   Katie’s experience also includes internships at the U.S. department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor and the U.S.
   EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago. Before pursuing her J.d., Katie worked as an environmental engineer and consultant.


   t. Blair renfro, administrative Law specialist, michigan public service Commission
   T. Blair Renfro, a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and Michigan State University College of Law, is an
   administrative law specialist for the Michigan Public Service Commission. At the Commission, Mr. Renfro serves as advisor
   the Chairman and legislative liaison regarding renewable energy and competition policy. Mr. Renfro is also overseeing the
   implementation of Michigan’s Renewable Energy Portfolio and Energy Optimization Plans.

   Mr. Renfro is the current Chair of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and
   former lead antitrust enforcer in the Office of Attorney General for the State of Michigan.

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Great Lakes
Wind deveLopment
April 14, 2010
August 11 - 12, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time



   InSTRUCTORS
   Leslie Garrison, Great Lakes regional manager, nrG Bluewater Wind
   Leslie has worked on issues related to energy and the environment throughout her entire educational and professional
   career. A new Jersey native, Leslie first worked with Bluewater Wind on the company’s East Coast projects as an intern in
   Hoboken, nJ. After completing her degree in Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan, Leslie found a new sense
   of place in the Great Lakes region and has continued to pursue her interest there in finding solutions to environmental
   issues through sustainable business development.

   She has worked on climate and energy campaigns for the Sierra Club and worked for the Great Lakes Commission on
   wind energy development in the bi-national Great Lakes region. While at the Commission, Leslie worked on the issue
   of regional transmission as a major roadblock to large-scale wind development in the Midwest as well as the emerging
   interest in offshore wind energy development in the Great Lakes.


   steve dever, executive director of the Great Lakes energy development task Force
   Steve is Executive director of the Great Lakes Energy development Task Force, a group established by the Cuyahoga
   County Board of Commissioners in August of 2006. The aim of the Task Force is helping to facilitate, coordinate, and
   expedite the interaction and participation of the various governmental agencies, experts, and business interests involved
   in energy development.

   Steve also is Chief Trial Counsel for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the largest prosecutor’s office between
   new York and Chicago.



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Wind deveLopment
April 14, 2010
August 11 - 12, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time



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