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July, 2015 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
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Deadline to RSVP is noon on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Speaker: Jennifer Banks, VP of Operations, Southeastern Wind Coalition

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Topic: Wind Energy in NC and the Southeast

Time: 12:00pm to about 1:30pm

Summary: This presentation will provide an update on the latest activities in both land-based and offshore wind in NC and the Southeast.  In addition, we will discuss technology trends affecting the industry in our region and the policy and planning work being done to enable large-scale opportunities in the future.

Jennifer Banks has a depth of experience in efforts to advance the U.S. wind industry. In her role as the VP of Operations at the Southeastern Wind Coalition, Jen works to address barriers to wind energy development in the Southeast, advance stakeholder knowledge of wind energy and increase the wind industry's engagement in the region. Jen also oversees the activities of the Department of Energy funded Southeast Wind Energy Resource Center led by SEWC, which covers 11 Southeast states. Prior to joining the Coalition full time, Jen worked as the Wind Energy Project Manager at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and as the staff lead for offshore wind at the American Wind Energy Association.  
Jennifer holds a B.S. in Environmental Technology from North Carolina State University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree, with an environmental planning focus, from Clemson University.

Sponsor:  Element Analytical, PLLC

Location:  We will meet at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.  In 2014, we started holding some dinners at 1705 Prime.  In 2015, we're adding a new location in Durham.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until the registration deadline. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: June 18
June, 2015 Dinner
Later Event: August 1
ASCE NC YMG Durham Bulls Event