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Kansas Energy Conference
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Sept. 22-23, 2015
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Topeka, KS

Conference Schedule
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and General Session
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Solar - This breakout session will spotlight solar projects and opportunities for both residential and commercial consumers. Panelists will include the user perspective along with industry providers focusing on specific projects.

Oil & Gas - Industry leaders will give updates in the oil and gas sectors along with current and projected economic impact of the industry in Kansas.

Efficiency - Consumers - The panel will consist of utility representatives presenting on their efficiency program offered to customers; a commercial business that has actively implemented efficiency programs showing the economic impact of taking such action; and an energy auditor who will give an overview of what constitutes an energy audit and the impact of such action.
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch 
1:30 - 3 p.m.  Energy Economic Impact - The panelists for this breakout will include industry economists who will give an overview of the energy costs and business energy costs and their economic impact.

Transportation - Several different energy efficient and renewable energy transportation projects from around the state will be highlighted in the transportation breakout.

Wind - Kansas Updates - This breakout session will spotlight current activities of the wind energy projects located around the state. 
3 - 3:45 p.m.  Break 
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. General Session
4:45 - 6:30 p.m.            Reception 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

8 - 9:30 a.m.                                      Registration Opens   

8:30 - 12 p.m.  Exhibits Open 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m  General Session - Energy Listening Tour
          Pat Apple, Commissioner, Kansas Corporation Commission
          Tim Keck, Governor's Office 

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m  Efficiency - Business Case Studies - A recipient of the BPU Efficiency Grant Program will report on their process of the energy audit, the implementation of the efficiency measures and their outcomes. Additionally, the panel will include an overview of the efficiency options being incorporated in today's building design industry.

Wind - Vision for the Future - This breakout session will provide updates of various wind energy studies and projects from around the country, giving a glimpse into the future of the wind industry.

Agriculture - Focus on Water - The agricultural industry continues to be a leader in the efficient use of water either through the adoption of new and innovative water conservation practices to crop improvement or through the use of renewable energy mechanisms that enhance water conservation. 

Attendee Registration Opens Aug. 3
Registration for the 2015 Energy Conference will open Aug. 3. The early bird attendee rate is $75 per person and is available through Aug. 25. After that, the standard registration rate is $100 per person. Student registration is $60 per person. 

Click here to register. 

Sponsorship Information

We are currently accepting applications for sponsors and exhibitors. Click the links below for information regarding the sponsorship levels available and the sponsorship application. Contact Susan NeuPoth Cadoret at or (785) 296-7198 with questions.

    • Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
    • Sponsorship Application

Hotel Rooms
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Capitol Plaza Hotel at a special conference rate for the nights of Sept. 21 and 22.
    Capitol Plaza Hotel
    1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
    Topeka, KS 66612
    (800) 579-7937
    Rate: $83/night
    Cut-off date: Aug. 31 
    (enter code ENERGY15 for discounted price)

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For more information about the Kansas Energy Conference, contact Susan NeuPoth Cadoret at or (785) 296-7198.

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