Wind Powering America Past Workshops
This page documents many of the Wind Powering America workshops that have been held across the United States. Audio visual files and text versions of Wind Powering America's monthly webinars are available below and as a series.
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Date: 3/3/2014 to 3/6/2014
Location: Nashville, TN
Source: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
This information was last updated on 3/6/2014
TechAdvantage offers attendees tools and knowledge to build successful co-ops in today's competitive energy marketplace. On March 6, the 2013 winner of the Wind Cooperative of the Year Award will be announced. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with NRECA..
DOE Wind Workforce and Education Activities Update: A Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar
Contact: Corrie Christol
This information was last updated on 2/24/2014
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Energy Analyst Suzanne Tegen provided a summary of the domestic wind workforce report published by NREL in 2013, including results from a survey of more than 400 wind industry companies: job types, training requirements, and what must happen in the United States for the wind industry workforce to achieve 20% wind by 2030.
NREL Project Leader Julie Jones provided an update on the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition, which will take place in the spring. NREL Wind and Water Technology Deployment Manager Ian Baring-Gould provided a quick update on the Wind for Schools project, which is no longer funded by DOE.
The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2: A Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar
This information was last updated on 1/25/2014
Greg Brinkman presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS), Phase 2. This study, which follows the first phase of WWSIS, focuses on potential emissions and wear-and-tear costs of cycling fossil-fueled generators in scenarios with high penetrations (up to 33%) of wind and solar generation. Brinkman is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
IEEE1547 and Distributed Wind in the New Wind Vision: An ASES Wind Division Webinar
This information was last updated on 11/15/2013The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division webinar featured two presentations. Aaron Godwin, ASES Wind Division vice-chair, facilitated.
Robert Preus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presented the new context of IEEE1547, which includes distributed generation as a significant factor. Preus is the technical lead for distributed wind energy at NREL and founder of Advanced Renewable Technology, which provided training, engineering, and certification support for small wind manufacturers. He has 27 years of experience in wind energy.
Alice Orrell of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discussed how distributed wind will be included in the Department of Energy's (DOE's) new Wind Vision. The DOE Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, is currently revisiting the findings of the 2008 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report to develop a renewed vision for U.S. wind power research, development, and deployment. This effort includes a characterization of industry progress and how recent developments and trends impact the 2008 conclusions, a discussion of the costs and benefits to the nation from more wind power, and a roadmap addressing the challenges to achieving high levels of wind (land-based utility-scale, offshore, and distributed) within a sustainable national energy mix. Orrell is an energy analyst who provides renewable energy assessments and wind power project development support for Department of Defense clients and distributed wind market research and analysis for DOE.
Jobs and Economic Development Impacts of Offshore Wind: A Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar
This information was last updated on 12/1/2013
Starting more than a year ago, NREL initiated work to expand the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model to include fixed-bottom offshore wind technology. Following the completion of the model (and in partnership with the DOE Wind Program, Illinois State University, and James Madison University), NREL supported the analysis of the regional jobs and economic impacts of offshore wind for the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf Coast regions. The November Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach webinar provides an overview of the new offshore wind JEDI model and review the four assessments that have been completed. Aaron Smith, Suzanne Tegen, and David Keyser of NREL presented.
Date: 11/13/2013 to 11/15/2013
Location: Lincoln, NE
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 South 13th Street
This information was last updated on 7/27/2013
The theme of the conference is "Harvesting Nebraska's Potential," which focuses on Nebraska's competitive position for attracting wind development.
Location: Dorchester, MA
Contact: Jody Lally
IBEW Local 103, 256 Freeport St.
This information was last updated on 10/21/2013
This meeting will run from 2-4 p.m. on October 30, and will feature a panel presentation and discussion on shadow flicker, as well as updates related to the Community Wind Outreach Initiative. Panel speakers include Elizabeth King from EAPC Wind Energy; Georg Becker-Birck, senior consultant and project manager WTG, K2 Management Inc.; and Richard Lampeter, senior scientist, Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Small Wind Standards and Policy Update: A WPA Webinar
This information was last updated on 9/20/2013
Heather Rhoads-Weaver and Matt Gagne from eFormative Options, Val Stori from the Clean Energy States Alliance, and Brent Summerville from the Small Wind Certification Council gave an update on small wind standards and policy. Heather Rhoads-Weaver and Matt Gagne provided an introduction to and brief demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool. Val Stori provided an overview of the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council, and Brent Summerville discussed the Small Wind Certification Council and the role of standards in the small wind industry.