Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
HART Appointees Discuss Future Of Energy
02/08/2011
The future of energy development is at risk without new ways of conducting that energy, according to a new group, Heartland Association for Regional Transmission (HART), that met recently to discuss the near term future of energy transmission. Micheal Shannon of Guymon, economic development manager of Epic Touch Co., was among the attendees appointed from the nine state region known as the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). Attendees included landowners, economic developers, county officers and renewable energy advocates from New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. “Not everyone agreed on every issue. Group discussions made it clear that resource planning is a significant challenge mostly because not everyone thinks the same things are important,” Shannon said. “All of the attendees represented their states and issues. As stakeholders – that is individuals, groups or organizations - we have a direct or an indirect stake in the Southwest Power Pool because our states can affect or be affected by the goup’s actions, objectives and policies.” As a result, HART stakeholders agreed to meet on a regular basis for the next two years to continue discussing issues related to the power transmission grid and made a commitment to share information learned through HART with constituents and peers. Discussion included cost issues relative to different sources of power generation, including the cost to build or install, the cost to operate, total cost per kWh, cost over time, and cost to the environment and public health. Economic impacts were also discussed, including creation of jobs, tax benefits and impact to disposable income. A survey of the appointees in attendance showed a broad interest in seeing more wind power available to the grid and interest in seeing more hydro and solar power generation. “In the end we agreed on this statement: ‘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.’” In addition to Shannon, representing Oklahoma were Les Klickner, Enid farmer/rancher; Brent Kisling, economic development director for Enid; Britton Rife, Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative Norman; and Kylah McNabb, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma City. Representing Kansas were Mark Richardson, Reno County farmer and Reno County Wind Energy Taskforce co-chair; Mickey Fornaro-Dean, Harvey County economic development; Boyd Orr, Mead County commissioner; and Grant Bannister, Riley County wind attorney and landowner. Additional information about the Climate and Energy Project can be found at http://climateandenergy.org/.
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Liberal City Commission Approves Sale of 7th and Western Property, Construction of New Ballfields
Arrest Made In Seward County Murder
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Polygamous Exiles Worry Some in the Oklahoma Panhandle
Sentencing In Lightning Rod Case In Western Kansas
US 160 To Get Rumble Strips
Milton Wolf To Make Western Kansas Tour
Reding's Bat Not Enough for Bee Jays
Oklahoma Wheat Crop Worst Since 1957
Pavement Sealing on K-27 and K-51 in Morton County
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Kansas Wheat Harvest 95% Complete
Western Kansas Adjusts To Shrinking Aquifer
Baker Arts Center To Feature A “Let’s Face It” Workshop
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Bingo Numbers for Game 7
Weekend Rattler Roundup
Arrest Made In Seward County Murder
Milton Wolf To Make Western Kansas Tour
K-27 Project To Start In Greeley County
More One Run Heartache for Bee Jays
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group