Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: An Overview of Renewable Energy Technologi...

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Helzberg Auditorium

14th W. 10th St.

Kansas City, MO 64105

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About the Science Matters Brown Bag Forums

Science Matters Brown Bag Forums are monthly lunch-and-learn programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. The events will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium in the Central Library. The forums will focus on science-related topics that impact Kansas Citians. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

The October 16 program

Robert Forkner from Evergy, Inc., the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy, will provide an overview of the technologies behind solar, batteries, and wind power. He will discuss how they get built, what it takes to maintain the sites, new technologies, and how tariffs and tax credits are impacting the industry.

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Robert Forkner is Manager of the Western Plains and Spearville Wind Sites with Evergy, Inc. He has extensice experience in project management for the energy sector at coal, natural gas, and renewable power plants. Previous projects include CCR upgrades, large steam turbine overhauls, and building the Western Plains Wind Farm. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.

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Central Library - Kansas City Public Library

Helzberg Auditorium

14th W. 10th St.

Kansas City, MO 64105

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