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Renewable energy experts coming to Idaho for renewable rendezvous

POWER Engineers Inc. a leading consulting engineering firm in the design of renewable energy projects worldwide, will host the Renewable Rendezvous Conference, March 23-24, at the Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho.
“This is a time that offers us great opportunity as well as great uncertainty in the forms that tomorrow’s energy supply will take,” stated Dave Tateosian, Business Unit Director for POWER’s Generation Division. “The Rendezvous brings together a number of speakers with pungent insights and stirring tales to tell about renewables and our energy future.”
Among the featured speakers:

  • * Oh California! Jan Smutney-Jones, President of the California Independent Energy Producers Association, will be the opening day’s headline speaker. Smutney-Jones is a legendary speaker with first-hand service on the front lines of California’s experience in policy development and renewable energy inclusion into a fierce power supply market.
  • In Hot Water! Kevin Kitz of U.S. Geothermal will be speaking on “Bringing a New Geothermal Plant to Life at Neal Hot Springs, Oregon.” Kitz and U.S. Geothermal distinguished themselves in 2008 in bringing to life the Raft River Geothermal Project, Idaho’s flagship geothermal power plant.
  • Beyond the Beltway! The conference has also invited Dr. Stephen Chu, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, to deliver the opening day’s lunch address. Dr. Chu, a Nobel prize laureate in physics, is expected to raise the average IQ of Idaho by several points if he can make it.
  • It Burns, Burns, Burns, That Ring of Fire! Don Marshall of POWER Engineers will bring a scent of profitable combustion to the Rendezvous with his remarks on “Co-Firing of Scrap Tires and Wood Waste.”

Other speakers are scheduled, with the emphasis on surprising insights into financing, development, market survival, and nuts and bolts of renewable projects. The two-day technical conference will address resource, permitting, engineering and interconnection issues for renewable topics like wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and more.

For more information, go to www.powereng.com/renewable

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