Kansas Energy Conference Big Win for CEP

10 months ago | Oct 03, 2017 | By: Uma Outka, CEP board chair
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The Climate + Energy Project's Clean Energy Business Council co-sponsored
the Kansas Energy Conference last week.  We were thrilled to have several of our board members in attendance.  Our board chair, Uma Outka, offers a great reflection on the event for this week's blog.

Upon my return from the two-day Kansas Energy Conference co-sponsored by the CEP's Clean Energy Business Council and the Kansas Department of Commerce in Wichita, it was my pleasure to celebrate the  incredible hard work the CEP team put into making this event a great success.

The Energy Conference is the latest example of the Climate + Energy Project at its best. This conference facilitated in depth, forward-thinking, non partisan discourse on the energy transition for Kansas. From utility scale wind and solar to energy storage and distributed generation, from trends in corporate demand for renewable energy to energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and economic development, the wide-ranging agenda fostered high level conversations of precisely the kind that need to take place for the energy sector in Kansas to evolve.

Our state is incredibly fortunate to have the Climate + Energy Project doing this work - quite simply, these conversations would not be happening in Kansas if not for the CEP.

This year's conference had nearly 300 registered participants and 55 speakers including the Kansas Secretary of Commerce, Lt. Governor Colyer and Governor Sam Brownback. Attendees networked with 30 sponsors and exhibitors and 25 Kansas legislators during pre-conference events and two full days of the conference which, this year featured a Distributed Generation workshop organized by CEP.

CEP Booth
Clean Energy Business Council Members