Experts to Discuss how to Create News Jobs in Iowa by Modernizing Electric Grid

United States Senator Tom Harkin and Office of Energy Independence Director Roya Stanley to headline event at Des Moines Public Library this Thursday, October 21

A group of local clean energy advocates and electricity industry stakeholders announced today they will host a forum titled Expanding and Modernizing the Electrical Grid: Essential Infrastructure for the Midwest’s Clean Energy Future this Thursday, October 21 in Des Moines.

The forum will feature leading national and regional experts on renewable energy and electricity transmission who will address key energy issues, such as how to build and pay for the transmission infrastructure necessary to unleash renewable power in the Midwest. These transmission updates are integral to creating new jobs in the wind energy industry.

Participants will include representatives from a broad range of organizations such as electric utilities, environmental groups, businesses, agriculture groups and labor unions.  

Experts will discuss current events central to the national energy debate, including cost allocation proposals from regional transmission organizations, energy legislation pending before the U.S. Congress, and new federal regulation that could literally rewrite the rules for rebuilding and modernizing the electric grid. 

The event is hosted by: the Energy Future Coalition, the Iowa Environmental Council, ITC, Wind on the Wires, the American Wind Energy Association, Fresh Energy, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

WHAT: Expanding and Modernizing the Electrical Grid: Essential Infrastructure for the Midwest’s Clean Energy Future
     
WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Roya Stanley, Director, Iowa Office of Energy Independence, Representatives from: Environmental Law and Policy Center, American Wind Energy Association, Utility Workers Union of America, ITC Midwest, LLC, the Iowa Farmers Union, and others.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21st from 9 AM – 3:30 PM

WHERE:  Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
RSVP:      Attendees are asked to RSVP to Jeff Stein, jeff@dgardiner.com

** The event is free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

 

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