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Agenda: INFRASTRUCTURE SITING

A public meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review, hosted by the United States Department of Energy on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

8:00 AM - DOORS OPEN

NOTE NEW START TIME AT 8:45

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM - OPENING REMARKS

  • Governor Matt Mead
  • Janice M. Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land & Minerals Management, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy 

9:30- 10:30 Panel 1: Electricity Transmission, Storage and Distribution: Federal, State and Local Permitting and Siting Issues

  • Mike Easley, Chairman, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority; and CEO, Powder River Energy
  • Rick Thompson, Senior Manager, Transmission Rights & Permitting, Tri-State G&T Assn.
  • Rep. Tom Sloan, Kansas House of Representatives, on behalf of Council of State Governments 
  • Johnathan Hladik, Senior Policy Advocate for Energy and Climate Policy, Center for Rural Affairs 
  • Michael Cashell, Vice President - Transmission, NorthWestern Energy
  • Richard Loughery, Director - Environmental Activities, Edison Electric Institute

10:30 - 11:30 Panel 2: Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructure: Federal, State and Local Permitting and Siting Issues

  • Brian Jeffries, Executive Director, Wyoming Pipeline Authority 
  • Dr. Kathryn Clay, Vice President, Policy Strategy, American Gas Association
  • Brian Rutledge, Vice President of the National Audubon Society, Policy Advisor Central Flyway, Audubon Rockies 
  • Michael Olsen, Senior Director, Statoil North America
  • Tad True, Vice President, The True Companies

11:30-12:30  Panel 3: Data Needs, Mitigation Methods and Tools for Siting and Permitting

  • Chris Scolari, Policy Advisor, Western Governors’ Association
  • Pam Eaton, Senior Advisor of Strategic Program Development, The Wilderness Society
  • Jeff Hamerlinck, Ph.D., Director, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming
  • Ryan Lance, Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Nicole Korfanta, Ph.D., Director, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, the University of Wyoming

12:30 Open Microphone for Public Comments

The public will have an opportunity to make five minute statements for the record. Speakers may sign up at the meeting on a first-come, first-served basis.