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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Recent Wind Technology Advances: A Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar
This information was last updated on 4/14/2014
DOE's Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative hosted a webinar discussing 1) recent technology advances resulting in an increase in potentially deployable areas and 2) future implications for wind deployment in low-wind-speed areas. Owen Roberts, an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presented on the current state of turbine technology, new methodology, and new state wind maps developed to reflect the current state of the science. Simon Mahan of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy discussed the impact that modern and future turbines may have on the Southeast and lessons learned from ongoing projects. Aaron Barr from MAKE Consulting discussed the future of low-wind-speed technology, current technology trends, and projections for the future.
Wind Turbines and Property Prices: A Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar
Contact: Corrie Christol
This information was last updated on 2/24/2014
DOE's Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative hosted a webinar presenting the topic of wind turbines and property values. Lead author Carol Atkinson-Palombo, assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, presented on her research from the recently released report The Relationship Between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts. Ben Hoen, staff research associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented findings from the report A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values in the United States.
Their research examined 122,000 Massachusetts real estate transactions between 1998 and 2012, and 50,000 U.S. transactions between 1996 and 2011, respectively. The authors provided an overview of each of the report's methods and findings and answered questions after the presentations.
This information was last updated on 3/11/2014
2:00 p.m. ET
Join staff from the Center for the New Energy Economy and the Clean Coalition, who will present the newest items in the Resource Hub, as well as features of the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker. The webinar is free.
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..
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar: The DOE Wind Vision
Contact: Corrie Christol
This information was last updated on 2/7/2014
3:00 p.m. ET
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DOE's Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative will host a webinar presenting the Wind Program's Wind Vision, an effort to update and expand the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report. Given the huge changes within the industry and the U.S. energy market since 2008, DOE launched this initiative to examine U.S. wind power research, development, and deployment with the intention of creating a new vision based on current market conditions. Jessica Lin-Powers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) project manager and a member of the Wind Vision initiative coordination team, will provide an overview of the project. NREL Wind and Water Technology Deployment Manager Ian Baring-Gould, who also serves as the leader of the Wind Vision Siting, Deployment, and Permitting Taskforce, will describe in greater detail the siting, deployment, and permitting framework.
The webinar is free. Advance registration is not required. Log-in information is below. Please note that the only way to access the audio portion of this webinar is by calling in.
Toll-free #: 888-461-9425
Toll #: 1-210-234-9655
Participant passcode: 3869930
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Conference number: RW3109386
Audience passcode: 3869930
National and International Small Wind Standards: An ASES Wind Division Webinar
Source: American Solar Energy Society Wind Division
This information was last updated on 3/21/2014
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division hosted a webinar providing an overview of the status of the world and U.S. market requirements for turbines under 200 m2 of swept area. A third revision of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 61400-2 was approved and will become the underlying standard for some national standards. The webinar discussed how this may affect the marketplace for global certification and labeling while quality infrastructure is still in a state of flux.
Presenter Trudy Forsyth is the managing director of Wind Advisors Team, a virtual consulting company that specializes in distributed and small wind standards, technology, global markets, and policies. Trudy has co-led IEC standards-making activities since 1999, and she led the U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory distributed wind program from 1995-2012.
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.