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October Meeting – NEW New Location

Please join us in our NEW new location, the Innevation Center, this Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 PM.

This location should be our new home for the next few months. Possibly, the next few years. The wonderful staff has extended their ‘welcome arms’ to us and seems to be just as excited to have us a we are to have a permanent home in their fabulous facility. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to Steve Rypka for making that happen.

The address is: 6795 Edmond St. | 3rd Floor | Las Vegas, NV 89118 | (702) 444-1111


Our guest speaker for this month is Gary Wood. Gary is the Renewable Energy Program Manager for the Las Vegas Valley Water District/Southern Nevada Water Authority. Gary has been with (SNWA) for nearly a decade has has been the point man for all of their solar and renewable energy projects. My understanding (from my three years with the SNWA) is that the water system in our Valley uses more than 50 megawatts of energy, possibly more than any other system in the Valley. With the leadership and expertise Gary has provided they have continued to shift more and more of that load to solar and other clean renewable sources.

Gary has worked in the energy industry for the past 35 years. His employment experience has included work in the oil industry in Saudi Arabia, the electric utility business and energy services sector, in Nevada and currently in Renewable Energy for the water utility. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Nevada and California. For the past fifteen years Gary has focused his efforts on Renewable Energy and conservation. Those efforts have included the design and installation of various solar facilities, the negotiation of long-term Power Purchase Agreements to support the power utility’s Renewable Portfolio requirements and work with various Nevada political and regulatory entities to amend and implement initiatives to support Renewable Energy development.

The address is: 6795 Edmond St. | 3rd Floor | Las Vegas, NV 89118 | (702) 444-1111

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