Tentative Workshop Agenda A.M.-Overview, Resources, Connections
Welcome – Heather Sanchez SLVREC and Becky English CRES
Heather Sanchez – comments on Cooperative business model and support for small energy developers?
Chris Canaly SLVEC – Valley-wide considerations, ecosystem, big base map
Geoff Elliott GES – Strategic Planning Overview
Panel of Helpful Folks – focus on nuts and bolts of energy planning + permitting
Becky English – Permitting/communications/reporting – how to build alliances to meet purpose and need, logical funding directions? Terryl Jensen SLVREC – rules of thumb for power generation and transmission, different scales mean different engineering
Kelly Thompson Agro Engineering – overview of ag-energy connections and considerations?
Joy Hughes – Solar Gardens, how will they work for Antonito, Saguache, Crestone?
Becky and Geoff – Strategic planning for the Antonito Wastewater Plant Solar Site, introduction to tools and techniques.
Lunch Speaker Tony Frank CRES – statewide CRES initiatives, community + business trends, policy challenges P.M.-Strategic Planning Applications to Local Community Energy Projects
Breakout groups evaluate several possible sites in and around Antonito for renewable energy installations. Connectivity pros, cons, strengths, challenges.
Whole Group Strategic planning Exercise – compare site strengths, challenges, permitting, funding opportunities
Participants work on their own projects in groups or individually
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