7:30 -Networking Continental Breakfast
7:50-8:00-Welcome- FREPA President, Michael Dobson
8:00 a.m.-8:45a.m.-Panel Discussion: Federal and State renewable energy and alternative fuels policy: For those not paying attention due to the many distractions we digest daily, the panel discusses where the challenges and opportunities are for the energy industry with respect to emerging markets in clean energy, to include impact on tariffs.. realized and discussed. And, what has happened since the passage of Florida's Solar Amendment 4.
8:55a.m.-9:40 a.m. -Panel Discussion: The significant role that city/county government sustainability offices has play. How government sustainability offices not only educate the public on what sustainable living is, but often times be that nexus between government and enterprise seeking partnerships that promote efficient uses of resources that are economically efficient and environmentally closed circle to foster the new sustainability focused economy. And, what are their opportunities to be more impactful.
9:50 a.m. 10:35 a.m. -Panel Discussion: What does it take to bring a large scale solar project to your community? A discussion with community leaders, industry leaders and Government officials on lessons learned , opportunities and insight on what it took to bring their prospective projects to their community.
10:45 a.m.- 11:30-Presentation And Discussion: Emerging technologies that are making the difference. The difference new technologies are making for utility companies, local government and businesses focused on sustainability, energy conservation and creating new markets in renewable energy.. to include battery storage technologies, solar panel and wind turbine innovation.
11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Presentation And Discussion: Energy Research by Florida Universities. Where Florida is leading with energy research and introduction of new technologies and processes that change the way energy is delivered.
12:20p.m. -1:20 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 a.m -2:15-Presentation And Panel Discussion: The role that land aquisition and conservation continue to play in making energy projects possible, to include the planting of perennial grasses to combat natures erosion
2:25 p.m. -3:20 p.m.-Panel Discussion: Best practices in waste to energy projects (to include biomass) , lessons learned and new approaches to an old problem of waste in an environment that better understands closed loop sustainability
3:25-4:10-Overview And Panel Discussion: What investor owned and public utilities are doing on their own( and without government prodding) to develop projects in their service areas that expand the footprint of renewable energy in Florida, and how to do it.
4:15- 5:00-Presentation: Project financing 2021: What new renewable developers need to know wbout the market, investor outlooks, tax and incentive structures as they consider energy project funding.
5:00 p.m. -5:20 p.m.
* 6 pm -Networking reception witj special guest
August 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. -9:45. a.m. - Presentation: Overview of upcoming Florida Public Service decisions, new laws and potential new laws that will impact the industry .. to alo include a review of what the Florida Constituition Revision Commission has added to the ballot.
9:55- 10:45 - Candidate Forum
10:45- 11:00 a.m - In closing: A brief overview of how far Florida has come since FREPA was founded in 2007... the many marque energy projevcts that h is making Florida a leader in renewable energy innovation.