2007-04-12 / Letters to the Editor

Wind conference at URI Bay Campus

Since you published the story that the newly formed Jamestown Wind Power Committee has been invited to a conference for leaders, government officials and experts on wind energy, the venue has moved to Corless Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus and it is now open to the public. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Roger Williams University, and the University of Rhode Island cosponsor this event with the title, "The Rhode Island Model for Harnessing Wind Power Worldwide." Preregistration is required to ensure a seat in the auditorium.

The keynote speech for this conference will be by Jim Gordon, CEO of Cape Wind, at the Portsmouth Abbey on the evening of April 19. Brother Joseph Byron and operations director Paul Jesting will also present the results of a year's experience with their beautiful wind turbine that had its first birthday of making clean electricity on March 31. This event is strictly limited to 150 people by pre-registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other presentations making major news-breaking announcements include a talk on "Where will the wind turbines go in Rhode Island?" There will also be an offi- cial presentation of the RIWINDS findings, a yearlong study commissioned by the State of Rhode Island to investigate how and where to implement the 15 percent electricity Rhode Island goal will be announced to the public. The Federal permitting process for installations beyond the 3-mile limit will also be discussed.

For more information on the conference, email epavlides@rwu. edu. Lefteris Pavlides, AIA Ph.D. Director, Wind Power Rhode                       Island Project

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