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Citizen Involvement. Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director Climate + Energy Project. Outline. What is HART? Southwest Power Pool involvement How to get involved in HART. What is HART. Grassroots organization made up of non-traditional stakeholders from across the Southwest Power Pool

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Citizen Involvement

  • Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director

  • Climate + Energy Project


Outline

  • What is HART?

  • Southwest Power Pool involvement

  • How to get involved in HART


What is HART

  • Grassroots organization made up of non-traditional stakeholders from across the Southwest Power Pool

    • Landowners/Agriculture Producers

    • Mayors/County Commissioners

    • Economic Development Professionals/Chambers

    • Clean Energy Advocates/Educators


HART Vision & Goals

  • Vision:

    • Future energy development in our states is at risk without new transmission. The path forward demands regional collaboration to ensure global competitiveness and economic prosperity in the Southwest Power Pool region

  • Goals:

    • Increase awareness about the benefits of transmission and wind energy among peers and the public


Stakeholder Survey

  • 95% want more wind energy

  • 95% want more energy efficiency

  • Water quality/quantity most important factor to consider when choosing energy resource


Strategies

  • Webinars

  • Material development

  • Public Outreach by stakeholders

  • Southwest Power Pool engagement


Webinar

  • Friday, December 2nd 10:00 a.m. central

    • Economic Benefits of Transmission & Wind Energy featuring Delphine Hou from Brattle Group and Eric Lantz from NREL


Southwest Power Pool stakeholder engagement

  • Explore website - www.spp.org

  • Sign up for SPP mailing lists

  • Attend committee meetings via teleconference

  • Attend Regional State Committee and Board of Director meetings


Get Involved - HART

  • Two year commitment

  • Monthly conference calls

  • Attend one HART meeting 2012

  • Plan and support educational webinars

  • Help to develop materials for peers

  • Make HART presentations to peers

  • Attend SPP meetings as schedule allows

  • Public Utility Commission outreach

  • Support transmission and wind development


To Learn More

  • www.climateandenergy.org

  • www.heartlandtransmission.org

  • Dorothy Barnett - barnett@climateandenergy.org 785.424.0444


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