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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Registration Open for 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference  

Jul 20, 2022

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that registration for the 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference is now open. The conference is an annual event held by the Kansas Department of Commerce to showcase the latest industry trends and developments.  

“I encourage all interested Kansans to attend the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference and learn about the positive impact renewable energy is having in the state,” said Governor Kelly. “Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts about what we are doing to grow all aspects of the energy sector.” 

The conference will be held October 3-4 in Manhattan and will be in-person for the first time since 2019. 

The day-and-a-half conference will feature three general sessions and several breakout sessions focused on solar energy and storage, hydrogen, wind energy and transmission, transportation innovation, and an overview of how the public and private sectors are working together to advance the renewable energy industry in Kansas. Attendees will include industry experts, wind and solar developers, manufacturers, utilities, community leaders, and related business representatives. 

“Renewable energy powers thousands of good jobs and generates billions of dollars in capital investment across Kansas,” said Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland. “We look forward to hosting these educational sessions and networking opportunities that will highlight the impact of this rapidly growing industry and invite new collaboration and investment that will fuel our state for decades to come.”  

Industry partners and community leaders interested in sponsoring or speaking at the 2022 Kansas Renewable Energy Conference should contact Rosie Nichols at [email protected] or (785) 296-8886 by August 19.  

A complete itinerary and online registration is available at Early-bird registration is available for $100 per person through August 26. Regular registration is $125 per person through September 26. Students attending a 2- or 4-year Kansas college or university can register for $60 per person. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. For more information about reservations, call (785) 532-9116 and ask for the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference rate.