Plans are being made for an E2 ENGAGE Energy Conference which will bring senior multi-disciplinary energy experts and innovators from the fossil fuel and renewable energy sectors together to speak about the current state of our energy landscape in the West, and the opportunities offered by the future energy landscape. The conference is a half day event Friday, Sept. 29, with keynote, panels and networking opportunities geared toward industry, policy makers, economic developers and innovators.
On Sept. 30, attendees participate in a guided tour of local generation facilities, including DMEA's South Canal hydroelectric facility, Oxbow Mine's coal mine methane generation station, Solar Energy International's Paonia campus and Tri-State's Nucla coal-fired power station.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Bryan Hannegan, CEO of Holy Cross Energy. Prior to being named Holy Cross Energy's CEO, Dr. Hannegan led multiple research and development teams at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute, advancing innovations in fossil and renewable generation, environmental compliance, and electricity delivery and use.
Panel discussions feature discussions on today's energy landscape, moderated by Kathleen Staks, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office. A second panel discussion addresses "Innovations and Trends Impacting the Energy Landscape." Moderator is Jennifer Ramsey, project leader, NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
For registration and conference details, go to www.engagedeltacounty.org.
This conference will kick off collaborative ENGAGE programming designed to highlight energy, growth, agriculture and entrepreneurship in Delta County. Future plans call for a TCR ENGAGE Center in the old Chaco building at 6th and Main.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.