Melissa Vancrum leads renewable energy permitting panel at Kansas City symposium


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Leawood, Kan. – November 16, 2023: Melissa Vancrum, a Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. attorney, moderated a panel discussion on October 26 at the annual Wildlife & Permitting Symposium hosted by Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City.

The panel, titled the Local Permitting Playbook, covered issues relating to local permitting of renewable energy projects and included speakers from the development community, local government, and a university extension program. Alternative energy developers, consultants, and other industry professionals and regulators attended the two-day symposium.

Moderating the panel leveraged Melissa’s broad experience in permitting wind, solar and energy storage projects. Melissa is part of a large team of experienced Rouse Frets attorneys helping developers navigate state and local regulations and supporting renewable energy clients’ needs in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and environmental and permitting issues.

This is the second year Melissa has participated in the nationally relevant conference. In 2022, Melissa participated on a Symposium panel as a subject-matter authority on siting considerations in renewable energy projects.

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The Renewable Energy Group is at the forefront of the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector, offering comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique needs of clients involved in wind, solar, and energy storage projects. The Rouse Frets team of dedicated lawyers have collectively worked on billions of dollars of projects producing tens of gigawatts of power relating to projects in more than thirty states across the U.S. The team is committed to providing exceptional legal guidance individually tailored to a client’s needs.

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