Wind Energy

Qualifications

David G. Loomis is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Illinois State University and has been with ISU since 1996.

Dr. Loomis is Director and Founder of the Illinois Wind Working Group.

  • Founded the organization and grew the organizing committee to over 200 key wind stakeholders
  • Organized annual wind energy conference with over 400 attendees
  • Organized strategic conferences to address critical wind energy issues
  • Initiated monthly conference calls to stakeholders
  • Devised organizational structure and bylaws

Dr. Loomis is Director of the Center for Renewable Energy.
  • Created founding document approved by the Illinois State University Board of Trustees and Illinois Board of Higher Education.
  • Secured over $150,000 in funding from private companies.
  • Hired and supervised 4 professional staff members and supervised 3 faculty members as Associate Directors.
  • Reviewed renewable energy manufacturing grant applications for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a $30 million program.
  • Created technical "Due Diligence" documents for the Illinois Finance Authority loan program for wind farm projects in Illinois.

Dr. Loomis is Executive Director of the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies.
  • Grown contributing membership from 5 companies to 16 organizations.
  • Doubled the number of workshop/training events annually.
  • Supervised 2 Directors, Administrative Staff and internship program.
  • Developed and implemented state-level workshops concerning regulatory issues related to the electric, natural gas, and telecommunications industries.

Dr. Loomis served as Chair for the International Communications Forecasting Conference from 1997-2002.
  • Expanded Planning Committee with representatives from over 18 different international companies and delivered high quality conference attracting over 500 people over 4 years.

Dr. Loomis was an economist in business research for Bell Atlantic from 1985-1996.
  • Wrote and taught Applied Business Forecasting multimedia course.
  • Developed and documented 25 econometric demand models that were used in regulatory filings
  • Provided statistical and analytic support to regulatory costing studies.
  • Served as subject matter expert in switched and special access
  • Administered $4 million budget including $1.8 million consulting budget.

Economic Impact of the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Project

Invenergy Wind Development LLC is developing the Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Project in Antelope County, Nebraska, near the town of Elgin. The purpose of this report is to aid decision makers in evaluating the economic impact of this project on Antelope County and the State of Nebraska. The basis of this analysis is to study the direct, indirect and induced impacts on job creation, wages and total economic output.









Economic Impact of the California Ridge Wind Energy Project

Invenergy Wind Development LLC is developing the California Ridge Wind Energy Project in Vermilion and Champaign Counties, Illinois, approximately 5 miles northwest of Danville, Illinois. The purpose of this report is to aid decision makers in evaluating the economic impact of this project on Vermilion and Champaign Counties and the State of Illinois. The basis of this analysis is to study the direct, indirect and induced impacts on job creation, wages and total economic output.