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Community wind web conference announced

Toronto — More than 25 North American experts will discuss opportunities, trends and challenges related to community wind energy projects at a unique online conference on May 26 and 27, 2009

April 17, 2009  By Newswire

At a time when communities are trying to find new and affordable sources of energy, wind energy projects that are mid-scale, locally owned and designed to maximize benefits at the local level provide a compelling alternative to traditional large scale developments.
The web conference is for people who are interested in learning more about community wind projects as well as for professionals already in the business wanting to keep up with this fast-changing alternative energy technology.
Presenters at the web conference include experts from organizations ranging from the American Wind Energy Association, Windustry and the World Wind Energy Association to the Government of New Brunswick, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy to Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Citibank. Case-studies by Spirit Lake Community School. Jiminy Ski resort, Hyannis Country Garden and many more.

Issues to be discussed include:

  • What does it cost to set up a wind project?
  • Where can I find funding, government support, grants or other financing?
  • How do Green Energy Credits and CO2 Emission rights work?
  • What is the return on investment?
  • How does the approval process — zoning, permits, etc. — typically work?
  • How can I predict the amount of power that will be generated?
  • How can I sell my project and energy to utilities?
  • What have pioneering entrepreneurs in the field already achieved and learned?

"When you include the savings from travel, hotel, and restaurant costs, a web conference costs only 10 percent of attendance at a traditional conference," says Mathijs Gajentaan, CEO of Green Energy Web Conferences.
"We’ve set it up interactively, so you can ask the speaker questions, browse the attendees’ profiles to see what they are doing and looking for, and connect with them. And if you can’t attend any of the live sessions, all
sessions will be recorded so you can review these at your convenience."
The complete list of speakers can be found at


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