9:30 a.m. Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. Welcome & Setting the Stage for the Day
Overview of Ohio’s Development Environment for Solar Energy - Trish Demeter, VP of Energy Policy, Ohio Environmental Council
10:25 a.m. - Panel: Siting of Solar Projects
Interconnecting Solar Projects to the Local Electric Grid - Mark Gundelfinger, Manager of Alternative Energy Services, AEP-Ohio
Addressing Possible Building Code and Zoning Barriers to Solar Development - Sarah Conley-Ballew, Executive Director, Upgrade Ohio
11:05 a.m. - Panel: Proactive Tax Structures & Financing to Enable Solar Projects
Using Energy Special Improvement Districts (eSIDs) and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing to Encourage Commercial Solar Projects - Caleb Bell, Public Finance Attorney, Bricker & Eckler, Public Finance Attorney, Bricker & Eckler.
Establishing Alternative Energy Zones and Alternative Tax Structures for Utility-Scale Solar Projects - Ali Mock, Government Affairs Director, Government Edge
11:45 - LUNCH
12:10 p.m. - Panel: Local Programs and Initiatives to Grow Solar Opportunities
Community Choice Aggregation as a Tool to Build Solar Projects -Eddie Smith, Executive Director, Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC)
Establishing and Encouraging Neighborhood-Based Solar Co-operatives - Luke Sulfridge, Ohio Program Director, Solar United Neighbors
12:50 p.m. - Panel: Best Practices for Community and Stakeholder Engagement
Addressing Issues and Concerns about Property Values, Aesthetics in Historical Districts and Homeowners’ Associations - Geoff Greenfield, Founder & Board Chairman, New Resource Solutions
Best Practices for Engaging Community Members - Jane Harf, Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio
1:30 p.m. Local Case Study Plenary: The Story of Denison University’s Solar Array
2:10 p.m. - Guided Tour Denison Solar Array
3:00 p.m. - Workshop Concludes
Join us for this workshop exploring how state and local policies and programs can attract new solar projects and green jobs. This workshop is open to all but geared towards local governmental officials and staff.
August 1st 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $25
Lunch and tour of Denison solar array are included.
You're all set. A copy of your receipt will be emailed to you.