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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Kansas Energy Conference will be held Sept. 16 and 17 in Topeka

The 2014 Kansas Energy Conference will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept.17, in Topeka. The conference will highlight the latest developments in the renewable energy industry. General sessions and breakout sessions will focus on different areas of the sector, including wind energy, transportation, agriculture, research, the integration of natural gas and renewable energies, solar energy and smart energy.

WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Sept. 16, and 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17 at the Kansas Expocentre and Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612. Exhibits are open 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 16, and 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17. A reception is planned from 4:45-7 p.m., Sept. 16.

SPEAKER INFORMATION: A complete list of speakers and workshops is available through the Department’s website at General sessions include:

• 3:45-4:45 p.m., Sept. 16 – State Rep. Annie Kuether, Tyler York with the office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, and Edward Cross, president of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, will participate in a discussion on energy policy.

• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sept. 17 – Amy Hargroves, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability for Sprint, will discuss supplier sustainability efforts and impacting the bottom line.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: A complete itinerary and online registration is available through The cost is $100, and registration closes Sept. 10.

MEDIA NOTES: Media are asked to RSVP to Matt Keith at Please indicate which days and/or sessions you wish to attend.

SPONSORS: The following companies and organizations are sponsoring this year’s conference:

Black & Veatch Corporation, Husch Blackwell LLP, KANSASWORKS, POET Ethanol Products and Polsinelli PC

EDF Renewable Energy, ITC Great Plains, Tortoise Capital Advisors and TradeWind Energy

Black Hills Energy, BTI Energy, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc., Clean Energy Collective, Clean Line Energy, EDP Renewables North America, Infinity Wind Power, Kansas Bioscience Authority, Kansas Corn Commission, Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas Soybean Commission, KCP&L, Midwest Energy Inc., Olsson Associates, Siemens Energy Inc., Sterling CNG, Trane, Westar Energy, and Western Area Power Administration

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