We are planning Quay Valley Ranch so that its residents will never have to pay a power bill
(the quote is from an article about the project from a business point of view).
I didn't realize until I saw him that I knew the main presenter for the meeting: the father of "systems thinking", Russ Ackoff. I think I might have read one of his books back when I was in junior high (I'm not kidding).
He had some great stories. You can get a flavor of the the meeting by looking at the Ackoff Center blog.
Also presenting at the meeting was Vince Barabba who has a real passion about this project.