Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: An Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies
October 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.
The program will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium of the
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14th W 10th Street.
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.
Robert Forkner is Manager of the Western Plains and Spearville Wind Sites with Evergy, Inc. He has extensive 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.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. Please note that the event will be held in the Helzberg Auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library – Central Library at 14th W 10th Street.
Upcoming Science Matters Brown Bag Forums
- September 18: Renew the Blue
- October 16: An Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies
- November 20: All Maps are Lies!
The Central Library parking garage is located directly west of the Central Library building on the northwest corner of 10th & Baltimore. Please note that the parking garage has a maximum eight-foot clearance.