UW-Extension in partnership with CheqBay Renewables and the City of Ashland will be hosting a Renewable Energy Winter Workshop Series with sessions happening each month this winter. The purpose of the workshops is to provide information to homeowners, businesses, and governments on renewable energy options including biomass, solar, and geothermal.
The kickoff event is scheduled for November 30, from 6:30-8:00 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.
The session is titled “Understanding the Grid” with a presentation from Gary Radloff of the UW Energy Institute. The proposed transmission line in Bayfield County has raised a lot of questions about how we produce, transfer, and use electricity. Gary will provide an overview of “the grid” and will also discuss policy and infrastructure issues related to renewable and distributed energy systems.
Additional free workshops:
The free Workshop sessions series will continue on December 4 with a presentation by Scott Sanford of UW-Madison on heating with wood at the WITC Conference Center~ Ashland Campus.
Other scheduled workshops include:
Solar for Homeowners – January 4 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Solar for Business and Government – January 18
~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Community Solar – February 8 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Geothermal – March 1 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 ~ pm Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Two workshops with fees:
In addition, feasibility planning sessions will be held on January 10 and January 25 to help homeowners and businesses determine if solar works for their home or business.There is a $20 fee for each of these two workshops.
Online payment and registration for the Homeowners Personalized Planning Session to be held on January 10,~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm~ Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and
the Online payment and registration for the Business & Government Personalized Planning Session on January 25 ~ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm~ at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
You will be redirected to the Bayfield County website to register and make your payment.
For more information about the workshop series contact:
Agriculture Agent Bayfield/Ashland Counties
Bayfield County- UW Extension
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
Phone: 715-373-6104, Ext. 253