Insights: Events Center for Energy Education’s Solar Farm Workshop for Northeastern North Carolina Public Officials: Legal Considerations for Landowners and Counties

This workshop will provide the latest information and updates on topics related to solar farms from industry experts, academia and county officials. Topics included are solar industry updates; state and local permitting; health and safety impacts of solar technology; legal considerations for landowners and officials, and tax treatment and revenue impacts.

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Event Details

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Center for Energy Education
460 Airport Road, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870

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9:00 - 3:00 PM

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome & Meeting Overview
Mozine Lowe, Center for Energy Education, Executive Director
Ron Townley, Moderator
Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments

9:15 AM Solar Industry Updates
Ivan Urlaub, NC Sustainable Energy Association

9:45 AM State and Local Permitting
Kara Price, Geenex Solar

10:15 AM Health and Safety Impacts of Solar Farms
Isaac Panzerrella, NC Clean Energy Technology Center

10:45 AM Break

11:00 Taxes, Real Estate Values and Revenue Impacts from Solar Farms
Shane Lynch, Halifax County NC Tax Dept.
Rich Kirkland, Kirkland Appraisals

11:40 Legal Considerations for Landowners and Counties
John Livingston, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stock LLP

12:00 - 12:45 AM Lunch
Training & Workforce Opportunities on Solar Farms
Jason Bone, Halifax Community College, Industrial Systems Technology

1:00 - 2:00PM Lessons Learned from County Officials & Industry
Vernon Bryant Chairman, Halifax County Commission
Rives Manning Vice Chairman, Halifax County Commission
Tony Brown County Manager, Halifax County
Cathy Scott Ex Director, Halifax County Economic Development
Walter Putnam Director, Geenex Solar Land Development
John Livingston Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stock LLP
Shane Lynch Halifax County Tax Assessor

2:00 - 3:00 PM Solar Farm Tour

3:00 PM Program Wrap

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