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1 Wind Manufacturing & Business Development

2 Kansas National and International Offices West Coast Office — Los Angeles Great Lakes Office — Chicago East Coast Office — New York Europe Office — London Mexico Office — Mexico City Japan Office — Tokyo China Office — Beijing

3 Wind-Related Manufacturing Opportunities  Assembly of nacelles  Production of blades  Manufacturing of towers  Component suppliers  Other opportunities

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5 Examples of facilities opened or announced in 2007  LM Glasfiber (blades): Little Rock, AR  Vestas (blades): Windsor, CO  Acciona (turbines): West Branch, IA  Hendricks Industries (towers): Keokuk, IA  Siemens (blades): Fort Madison, IA  TPI Composites (blades): Newton, IA  DMI (towers): Tulsa, OK  Molded Fiberglass (blades): Aberdeen, SD  DeWind (assembly): Round Rock, TX

6 Percent of land area estimated to have Class 3 or higher wind power in the contiguous United States Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

7 Central Geographic Location

8 Kansas: The Place to do Business  Central Location  Transportation Infrastructure  Skilled Labor  Educational Institutions  R&D Support  Incentives  Site Location Assistance

9 U.S. Wind Energy Projects

10 Kansas Resources Wind Energy Technology Program – Cloud County Community College Wind Energy Technology Program – Cloud County Community College ●Wind Energy Technician Apprenticeship Kansas Wind for SchoolsKansas Wind for SchoolsProgram Wind Applications Center –Wind Applications Center – Kansas State University Blade Research – WichitaBlade Research – Wichita State University

11 Kansas: The Place to do Business  Central Location  Transportation Infrastructure  Skilled Labor  Educational Institutions  R&D Support  Incentives  Site Location Assistance

12 Critical Issues  Support for Wind Industry  Available Buildings  Transportation  Incentives

13  Voluntary RPS  1,000 MW by end of 2008  Kansas Wind Working Group  Kansas Transmission Authority  Training/Education Initiatives Kansas Support for Wind Industry

14 Available Buildings  150,000 – 300,000 square feet  28 – 35 ft. ceiling  Overhead cranes  Rail spur  Additional land for outside storage

15 Transportation  Oversized Shipments Over-dimension Charges Over-dimension Charges State Permits State Permits Escort Charges Escort Charges  Rail Service  Highway Access  Barge

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17 Incentives  Standard Manufacturing Incentives  Tax Advantages  Renewable Energy Funds  Special Legislation

18 Marketing Initiatives  Wind Power 2008  Kansas Europe Office  Networking  Building Relationships

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20 Partnership

21 Randi Tveitaraas Jack (785)


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