Archive for Friday, August 24, 2007

Lawrence residents address wind power

August 24, 2007


Lawrence resident Carl Hulsig, president of ITC Great Plains, spoke on a panel moderated by state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, during the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative's Southwest Power Pool Transmission Workshop III, conducted Wednesday in Dallas.

The panel - "Transmission Financing: Economic Transmission Projects & Cost Allocation" - covered processes for financing economic transmission projects, and options for paying for them.

Sloan also participated in a panel discussion covering issues, priorities and the focus on wind power. Sloan's presentation - "Most Important Issues for Wind: A Legislator's Perspective" - concentrated on how the construction of electric transmission lines from western Kansas to energy markets serving the East and West coasts could be expedited by regional and federal regulatory agencies.

Sloan is a member of the Kansas Energy Council.


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