NCRES Speakers Series: Wind Energy Update

Did you know that wind power accounts for 16% of energy generation in Colorado and employs close to 7,000?   

Large scale wind power is a workhorse of the renewable energy field and we’ll have industry veteran, Evelyn Carpenter provide an update on the industry, it’s role in reducing carbon emissions and it’s positive economic impact for both urban and rural communities.   

We’ll receive an update on the state of the industry, developments in technology, the potential of offshore wind, challenges to growth, policy concerns, and what we can do to ensure that we continue to see the environmental and economic benefits that come with wind power.  

The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s tap room at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins.  Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.  

There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage).

To join CRES: https://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/

Evelyn Carpenter is a leader in project management and risk mitigation in the American renewable energy community. Her twenty-plus years of experience in the energy industry includes overseeing or consulting over 3 GW of alternative and renewable energy projects, as well as conventional energy projects prior to starting at Solas.

Evelyn has proven experience with building and supervising high-power teams, working on strategic initiatives at the executive level, overseeing project management, and project development. Evelyn’s skills include project risk assessment, commercial agreement negotiation, technology procurement, planning, budgeting, and project due diligence. She has significant experience in project execution and contract negotiation.

Evelyn was formerly the senior vice president of construction for First Wind Energy and project director of AES Wind Generation (formerly SeaWest WindPower). Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering. In addition, she holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA