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Past Events in Colorado

53 event(s).

North American Wind Energy Academy 2013 Symposium

Date: 8/6/2013 to 8/8/2013

Location: Boulder, CO

University of Colorado

This information was last updated on July 16, 2013

The North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) is composed of universities, research laboratories, and industry participants dedicated to coordinating wind energy research and education activities in order to advance the state of wind energy technology and to develop the next generation of wind energy engineers, researchers, scientists, and innovators. The NAWEA Symposium, the second in a new series of annual forums to showcase university and industry research, brings together the U.S. wind research community. A unique graduate student session will allow individuals conducting wind energy research an opportunity to share and receive peer feedback on their research. Although focused at academia and industry, all are encouraged to attend.

UWIG Distributed Wind/Solar Interconnection Workshop

Date: 1/19/2011 to 1/21/2011

Location: Golden, CO

Source: Utility Wind Integration Group.

Wind Powering America staff will be attending.

Wind for Schools Summit

Date: 1/6/2011 to 1/7/2011

Location: Boulder, CO

Hosted by Wind Powering America.

Wind Powering America Utility Partnership Conference Call

Date: 12/14/2010

Location: CO

Contact: Guy Nelson

9:00 a.m. MT; 11:00 a.m. ET
This 1-hour conference call will highlight three Wind Powering America-funded projects being managed by RENEW Wisconsin, the Western Grid Group, and Windustry. There will be time at the end of the three presentations for questions and opportunities to provide input for future Wind Powering America Utility Partnership conference calls and Webinars. To join the conference, please send an email to Guy Nelson. He will email you the call in number and password.

Agenda

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks, Guy Nelson, Western Support Contractor
  • Shaping the Rules and Creating the Tools for Wisconsin's Next Generation of Wind Farms, Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin
  • Building Transmission Capacity in the Western Interconnect, Amanda Ormond, Western Grid Group
  • Regional Community Wind Conferences, Lisa Daniels, Windustry
  • Q&A

Congress of Cities and Exposition

Date: 11/30/2010 to 12/4/2010

Location: Denver, CO

The Colorado Convention Center.

Wind Powering America staff will attend and have material at the NREL exhibit.

The Congress of Cities and Exposition serves as the National League of Cities "annual convention" and offers a broad range of learning opportunities, access to governance and policy-setting meetings, and multiple opportunities for knowledge-sharing between peers.

Deployment Barriers to Distributed Wind Energy Workshop

Date: 10/28/2010

Location: Denver, CO

Contact: Beverly Cisneros, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Phone: (303) 384-6979

Fax: (303) 384-6901

Renaissance Denver Hotel.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Wind Power Program would like to develop a list of immediate high impact, top down solutions (federal policy, legislation, and actions) to streamline distributed wind (small and midsize) turbine deployment for policymakers and DOE upper management to consider. Specifically the Program is interested in the following deployment barriers: zoning, permitting, installation, site assessment, interconnection, net metering, standards, and certification.

You are invited to brainstorm and develop concepts for federal legislative involvement in the distributed wind landscape that you believe would accelerate distributed wind deployment. In addition, you will be asked to develop and consider strategies for bringing distributed wind energy education to local officials.

The Deployment Barriers to Distributed Wind Energy workshop is open to the public. Registration is free but required to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. More information and a registration form is availlable (PDF 233 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

Community Wind Across America - Rocky Mountain Region

Date: 10/26/2010 to 10/27/2010

Location: Denver, CO

Contact: Catherine O' Neill, Windustry

Phone: (612) 870-3477

Renaissance Denver Hotel.

Wind Powering America will host an exhibit and staff will be attending.

Community Wind Across America presents a two-day regional conference on local, state and national policies, and options for financing Community and Small Wind projects. The conference will also include practical information on how to put together a Community Wind project. Concurrently there will be a full Small Wind program focusing on topics such as how to choose a turbine, installation, and rebates and grants.

The Rocky Mountain Region Conference in Denver, Colorado will bring together state and local economic development and policy makers with members of the agriculture and wind energy industries to advance opportunities for locally-owned clean energy production. We will share experiences and information to harness the growing momentum for new models, new policies and new projects.

The Community and Small Wind Energy Conference is for farmers, ranchers, rural landowners, economic development professionals, elected officials, business leaders, tribal representatives, investors, bankers, town planners, community leaders and any other interested individuals.

Tribal Energy Program Review, Fiscal Year 2010

Date: 10/25/2010 to 10/29/2010

Location: Denver, CO

Wind Powering America staff will be attending.

This annual gathering is an opportunity for tribes to meet and learn from other tribes pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. There is no registration fee for this meeting; however, advance registration is required to ensure adequate seating and food service. Please see the Tribal Energy Program Web site for the registration form.

Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS)

Date: 9/28/2010 to 9/30/2010

Location: Golden, CO

National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Wind Powering America staff will be attending. At this internationally acclaimed three-day workshop, you'll learn from National Renewable Energy Laboratory experts and other local experts about the capabilities of wind technology as well as the economic and financial aspects of sustainable project development.

If you are considering a tribal wind energy project, you'll learn how to conduct project prefeasibility and identification analysis and implement wind projects large and small. You'll also have the option of participating in site visits that will provide close-up looks at wind farms and their manufacture. In addition, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet with leaders in the U.S. wind energy industry
  • Get acquainted with Native American members and participants from other countries
  • Develop useful contacts and practical expertise.

WEATS is designed to provide project planners, developers, utility officials, and engineers directly involved with energy projects with the practical knowledge and analytical tools needed to bring large and small wind energy projects to fruition and ensure that they operate successfully and profitably for years.

For a detailed agenda or to register, visit the WEATS Web site.

Web Mapping and Online GIS Applications for Renewable Energy: Webinar

Date: 5/26/2010

Location: CO

Participants learned how to use online maps to download renewable energy resource data for a selected area. Participants also learned how to use Web-based geographical information system (GIS) tools developed at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind projects. Participants received an overview of all of the GIS tools available online at NREL. Please see the Web site for more information.

Midsize Wind Turbines for the U.S. Community Wind Market: Webinar

Date: 4/28/2010

Location: CO

This Webinar presented information about the DOE Midsize Wind Turbine Development Project, how this turbine size seems to fit the budgets of most existing community wind projects, and some examples of community wind projects. Audio and text versions of the Webinar will be available from the Web site.

Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts Webinar

Date: 2/11/2010

Location: CO

Contact: Susan Hinnen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

This information was last updated on February 04, 2010

A discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made.

Topics

  • The science of sound;
  • Overview of wind turbine syndrome;
  • Published research on sound impacts and how it is used to both support and deny claims of wind turbine syndrome;
  • How the "nocebo" effect plays a role (A nocebo response occurs when the suggestion of a negative effect of an action leads to an actual negative outcome)

Who should attend?

  • Landowners
  • Local and state government officials
  • Wind developers
  • Renewable energy advocates

Speakers

  • W. David Colby, M.D.: Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
  • Geoff Leventhall, Ph.D.: Consultant in Noise Vibration and Acoustics, UK

Economic Techniques for Homeowners to Assess Renewable Energy Systems

Date: 11/11/2009

Location: Golden, CO

Contact: NREL Visitors Center

Phone: 303-384-6565

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Visitors Center Exhibit Hall.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
As part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Lecture Series, Dan Chiras, a green building consultant and an internationally acclaimed author of 25 books on residential green building, residential renewable energy and sustainability, will examine four highly economic techniques that homeowners can use to analyze the economics of a wind or solar system using real life examples. Chiras will explore financial incentives such as the Federal Tax Credit, utility rebates and USDA REAP grants that help lower the initial cost of systems.

Call 303-384-6565 to make a reservation for this free public program.

Webinar: How State and Local Governments are Beginning to Use Feed-In Tariffs as a Policy to Advance Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies

Date: 10/28/2009

Location: CO

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. EDT.

The renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is the most common state-level policy in the United States today. A renewable portfolio standard is a requirement on electric utilities and other electric suppliers to supply a minimum percentage or amount of their load with eligible sources of renewable energy. Read more information about renewable portfolio standards. While renewable portfolio standards mandate how much customer demand must be met with renewables, properly structured feed-in tariff policies attempt to support new supply development by providing investor certainty. Feed-in tariff policies are typically designed to provide a renewable project with revenue streams sufficient to cover development costs, plus a reasonable return. They are focused on setting the right price to drive renewable energy deployment. In contrast, most renewable portfolio standard policies are focused on the quantity, leaving the price up to competitive bidding.

In this Webinar, Karlynn Cory, energy analyst at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present several examples of feed-in tariff policies from across the United States.

The Webinar is free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain a URL for the presentation and call-in phone number. You can register online, find information about the presenters, and read background materials and reports.

Wind Turbine Maintenance Programs: Webinar

Date: 7/29/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Danny Iverson, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MDT
Discover how utility-owned wind projects have established effective turbine maintenance programs. Featuring both in-house and contractor-led perspectives, speakers will cover staffing requirements; maintenance training, planning and costs; and new wind maintenance applications and techniques. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

CREBS and PTC Update: Webinar

Date: 6/24/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Danny Iverson, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MDT
Congress recently passed appropriations for Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) and Production Tax Credits (PTC). Learn which technologies are eligible, how to apply and the best strategies for securing an award. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Small Wind and Distributed Generation: Webinar

Date: 5/20/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.12:00 p.m. MDT
Find out what's happening with small wind and other distributed generation technologies — economic and environmental considerations, technical obstacles and opportunities, grid impacts and future outlook. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Green Jobs and Economic Development from Wind Power: Webinar

Date: 4/15/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MDT
Consumer-owned utilities can use the Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to demonstrate the state and local economic development impacts of building wind power plants in the United States. JEDI compares local economic impacts for wind, coal or natural gas power plants. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

20% Wind Energy by 2030: Challenges and Opportunities: Webinar

Date: 3/12/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. MDT
Wind power could become a major contributor to America's electricity supply over the next three decades, according to the May 2008 report by the U.S. DOE. Join speakers from consumer-owned utilities to discuss the challenges and opportunities of contributing to this target. Reserve your place early. Please note that the Webinar date is March 12, 2009 at 1pm Mountain Time. This is different than the date and time listed in the original schedule. There has been a change in date and time since the original schedule was created.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Wind Energy Production Forecasting: Webinar

Date: 2/9/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MST
This comprehensive look at wind forecasting covers techniques, methodologies and tools for integrating large-scale wind power. Learn about the latest research in wind forecasting and case studies in forecasting that compare changes in wind generation to changes in load over various time periods. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Distributed Wind Interconnection Workshop

Date: 1/21/2009 to 1/22/2009

Location: Golden, CO

Contact: Robert Putnam, CH2M Hill

Phone: 315-751-2638

Source: Electric Power Training Center.

The Wind Interconnection Workshop (PDF 219 KB) Download Adobe Reader is back, this year focusing on interconnecting wind turbines — and other forms of distributed generation — to electric cooperative and public power distribution systems.

Instructors will also discuss wind energy regulations from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Attendees will be able to tour the Electric Power Training Center (EPTC) and observe a demonstration of EPTC's miniature power system, including the wind farm simulator. An optional tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center is scheduled for Jan. 23.

Registration costs $300 and is limited to the first 30 registrants. Register online or contact Bob Putnam, CH2M Hill, for more information.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association, American Wind Energy Association, Utility Wind Interconnection Group, Western Area Power Administration and DOE's Wind and Hydropower Techologies Program.

Wind Power Siting and Environmental Issues: Webinar

Date: 1/14/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. MST
Examine site-specific and cumulative issues related to wind energy generation. Topics will include environmental benefits associated with wind, public perception and engagement, siting and regulatory framework, environmental and siting challenges. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Transmission and Wind Integration into the U.S. Electrical System: Webinar

Date: 12/17/2008

Location: CO

Contact: Ryan Harry, BCS Incorporated

Phone: (303) 425-6800

10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST
Get an update on transmission studies and developments throughout the United States. Find out what needs to be done to significantly increase the penetration of wind generation, and what the impacts and benefits will be for consumer-owned utilities. Reserve your place early.

Sponsors include: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association — DEED program, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utility Wind Integration Group, American Wind Energy Association — AWEA Utility Working Group, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.

Time to Nominate 2008 Wind Co-op of the Year

Date: 12/8/2008 to 1/5/2009

Location: CO

Contact: Randy Manion, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: (720) 962-7423

Nominations for Wind Cooperative of the Year for 2008 (MS Word 57 KB) are now being accepted. All electric cooperatives that are members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association are eligible, and their is no cost to nominate.

The Wind Cooperative of the Year Award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program.

The 2008 winner will be recognized at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference in New Orleans, La., Feb. 11-14, 2009. All nominations are due by close of business on Jan. 5th, 2009.

Public Participation to Gain Acceptance of Renewable Energy Webinar

Date: 5/14/2008

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT
Discover techniques to involve the public, determine public opinion and gain acceptance for renewable energy projects and other utility operations and plans. The webinar will also include an overview of DEED's Public Participation for Consumer Owned Utilities: An Implementation Guide.

Industry-University Workshop on Power Engineering Needs for the Wind Industry

Date: 5/7/2008 to 5/8/2008

Location: Broomfield, CO

Contact: Sandy Smith, UWIG Communications Coordinator

Phone: 865-691-5540, ext. 141

Source: Utility Wind Integration Group.

A major goal of the workshop is to increase the visibility of engineering career opportunities in the wind industry, with an emphasis on power engineering. Toward this end, the workshop discussions will highlight growing needs for power engineering professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of wind energy. The workshop will also address sources of support for university research and education programs capable of expanding the numbers of qualified engineering graduates and launching them onto rewarding career paths in the wind and electric power communities.

Renewable Energy Credit Tracking and Marketing Systems Webinar

Date: 4/9/2008

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT
Several renewable energy credit tracking and marketing systems have sprung up over the last couple of years. Learn how they work and how they support growing voluntary and competitive REC markets.

Zoning for Small Wind: The Importance of Tower Height: A Webinar from the ASES Small Wind Division

Date: 3/4/2008

Location: CO

Contact: Megan Amsler, Co-Chair, ASES Small Wind Zoning Subcommittee

Phone: 508-563-6633

1:00 p.m. EST
The American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) Small Wind Division will host the second in a series of Webinars on zoning for small wind. This Webinar will offer interested small wind installers, potential buyers, advocates, decision makers, and others the opportunity to learn about the importance of tower height to small wind systems (up to 100 kW) and the implications for zoning. Mick Sagrillo of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association will provide an overview.

Agenda

1:00-1:10 p.m. Introduction to the Webinar and the ASES Small Wind Division

1:10-1:40 p.m. Zoning For Small Wind: The Importance of Tower Height (PDF 592 KB) Download Adobe Reader

1:40-2:00 p.m. Question & Answer

2:00-2:10 p.m. Topics for future Webinars

Role of Renewables in Consumer-Owned Utility Supply Portfolios Webinar

Date: 2/13/2008

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST
Renewable resources can help diversify a utility's supply portfolio, offer a hedge against volatile fossil fuel prices and support rural economic development. Hear about the impact wind and other renewables are having on some of the nation's leading utilities.

Wind Interconnection Workshop

Date: 1/23/2008 to 1/25/2008

Location: Golden, CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

Western Area Power Administration Electric Power Training Center.

Learn how to integrate the world's fastest growing form of generation into your power mix. The workshop includes an overview of wind power technologies followed by a demonstration of the Utility Wind Integration Group's new Internet-based tools program and Western's "Wind Simulator" training program for system operators. An optional tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind Technology Center on Jan. 25 is included.

Update on Wind Project Siting Issues Webinar

Date: 12/12/2007

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST
Receive the latest information on siting issues important to the wind industry's growth such as radar interference and wildlife impacts.

WGA / NWCC / GEA Summit: Increasing Renewable Energy in the Western Grid

Date: 9/27/2007 to 9/28/2007

Location: Fort Collins, CO

This year's event focuses on increasing wind, solar, and geothermal energy in the western grid. The meeting purpose is:

  • To provide an executive leadership forum for discussing recent developments influencing demand for renewable energy and the implications for integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the transmission grid;
  • To examine transmission expansion possibilities for accommodating large amounts of renewable energy,obtain commitments from regional and national leaders for moving those activities forward; and
  • To discuss actions needed to integrate large amounts of renewable energy in the western grid

Please see the Web site for an agenda and more information.

Colorado Renewable Energy Forum Meeting

Date: 9/21/2007

Location: CO

9:00 a.m.
The Colorado Renewable Energy Forum was established to bring a variety of people interested in promoting renewable energy together to help build a shared agenda. Representatives of government agencies, lenders, industry representatives, technical experts, advocacy groups and policy analysts meet five times a year to advance the cause of renewable energy development and exchange information. In 2007, the group is exploring small hydro-electric projects, wind energy development, algae for biodiesel, carbon credit programs, renewable energy policies enacted by various states and many other topics. On the Web site, you can read reports from past meetings.

Wind for Schools Summit

Date: 9/13/2007 to 9/15/2007

Location: Boulder, CO

Wind Powering America hosted its first Wind for Schools Summit with its six Wind Application Center leaders. Wind Application Centers are located at Boise State University, Idaho; Colorado State University; Kansas State University; Montana State University; South Dakota State University; and the University of Nebraska. Contact Julie Jones for a copy of the Wind for Schools Summit proceedings.

Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS)

Date: 8/28/2007 to 8/31/2007

Location: Boulder, CO

Contact: Robi Robichaud

Phone: 303-384-6969

The Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS) is an internationally-acclaimed hands-on workshop on wind energy first launched in 1988. Participants observe large and small wind systems in operation in the field and meet with leaders in the U.S. wind energy industry and get acquainted with Native American tribal members and participants from other countries. They develop useful contacts and practical expertise that will help them bring a wind energy project to fruition and ensure it operates successfully and profitably for years.

WEATS is designed for project planners, developers, utility officials, and engineers directly involved with energy projects, who are considering wind energy development and want to learn more about wind energy technology applications.

The seminar provides participants with practical knowledge and analytical tools for conducting project pre-feasibility and identification analysis, and implementation of wind energy projects large and small. Participants learn from experts and business leaders about the capabilities of the technology, and about economic and financial aspects of sustainable project development.

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY)

Date: 8/24/2007 to 8/25/2007

Location: Aspen, CO

Contact: Chip Comins, AREDAY Director

Phone: 970-963-7335

The fourth annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) promotes education and awareness on renewable energy solutions to global warming. Renewable energy experts explain how individuals and communities can reduce their carbon footprint and support our renewable energy future.

Friday August 24

In the historic Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen at 3:00 p.m.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter delivers a keynote speech: "Leading Our Renewable Energy Future." Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will join the governor in outlining plans to make the 2008 Democratic National Convention sustainable, develop renewable energy resources, and reduce carbon emissions throughout the city of Denver, the state of Colorado and the nation.

Also joining the Colorado Governor and Denver Mayor are, Bill Becker from The Presidential Climate Action Plan, Mike Bowman; the 25x25 Campaign, Larry Flowers; Wind Powering America-National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pat Spears the Intertribal Council On Utility Policy and Heidi VanGenderen Senior Advisor on Climate Change & Energy for the State of Colorado.

Our speakers will be joined by Randy Udall, Executive Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency moderating a panel discussion on America's Energy Future.

Saturday August 25

From 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Cooper Avenue Mall and Wagner Park
Speakers, renewable energy booths, and demonstrations will be offered to the public.

Live Music with Jimmy Ibbotson, free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and a bungee trampoline will ensure plenty of fun for the whole family.

A Hydrogen Hummer and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's RnEEW Bus, "a renewable energy museum on wheels," will be on display. Government organizations ranging from the Department of Energy, the Western Area Power Administration and Wind Powering America as well as representatives from the public and private sectors including The City of Aspen, Native Energy, the Intertribal Council On Utility Policy, Austin Energy Plug-In Partnership and the 25x'25 initiative will be present.

Many examples of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies will be presented by local, regional and national organizations.

At 4:00 pm the film "Crude Impact" will screen at the Wheeler Opera House. Filmmakers James Janek Wood and Steve Michaelson will be on hand to introduce their film.

Please join us for a day of renewable energy education and celebration to learn what you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint in the fight against global warming!

*Speakers, Times and Events subject to change

Renewable Portfolio Standards

Date: 4/23/2007 to 4/24/2007

Location: Westminster, CO

Brochure (PDF 496 KB) Download Adobe Reader.
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) is the term for legislation which mandates that power suppliers obtain a percentage of their power mix from renewable resources. To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have adopted RPS or similar green power market policies that require utilities to supply a certain percentage of electricity from specified renewable energy technologies. Some RPS specify the technology mix, while others leave it up to the market allowing variables like cost, availability and reliability to enter the decision making process.

Typically an energy supplier has a choice of how to fulfill the RPS mandate using a combination of renewable energy sources combined with flexible, market-based mechanisms. In the wake of policy implementation, utility suppliers must plan for RPS compliance using mechanisms like Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) or Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). Renewable electricity supply policy warrants careful understanding because of the multi-faceted implications for regulatory compliance and business development.

  • Learn about renewable portfolio diversity
  • Understand market and policy drivers behind renewable development
  • Understand utility options for RPS compliance
  • Understand the utility's role in the policy creation process
  • Get tips for successful program implementation for RPS compliance
  • Learn how to generate and purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs)
  • Hear about innovative green power marketing

Clean Renewable Energy Bonds

Date: 4/4/2007

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

Phone: 720-962-7271

9 to 11 a.m. PST
This "Webinar" is designed to help electric cooperatives and public power utilities better understand the issues and opportunities that renewable energy offers their industry. Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) provide publicly-owned utilities with an incentive comparable to production tax credits, which benefit investor-owned utilities. Learn how electric cooperatives and public power utilities are using CREBs to help finance renewable energy generation projects.

Scheduled speakers include Susan Petit of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Claude Boudreau of the American Public Power Association (APPA). NRECA Technical Support Contractor Bob Putnam of CH2M HILL will moderate the teleconference. Participants will be able to ask speakers questions following each presentation. Questions for the general session at the end of the teleconference may also be emailed to Mr. Putnam.

Reserve your spot early so that the maximum number of participants can be accommodated. This is a free teleconference, but electric cooperative and public power personnel will receive preference.

Idaho

The Idaho Energy Division will host a Boise downlink for the webcast in Conference Room 602D, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street. Seating is limited but you are welcome. Come and bring your lunch. Remember that there is a fee for parking and there are no validations. If you have questions about parking, directions, etc. , or want to let me know you will be coming, please contact Ms. K.T. Hanna, Energy Grants/Contracts Specialist, Idaho Energy Division, phone 208-287-4898.

Transmission Opportunities and Constraints

Date: 3/7/2007

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00-11:00 a.m. PST
This "Webinar" is designed to help electric cooperatives and public power utilities better understand the issues and opportunities that renewable energy offers their industry. Find out about transmission projects and issues associated with bringing more wind and other renewable energy projects on line. Learn how renewable energy can help to move present and future transmission projects forward. Space may be limited, so reserve your place early.

Public Participation to Gain Acceptance of Renewable Energy

Date: 2/7/2007

Location: CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

Phone: 720-962-7271

9:00-11:00 a.m. PST
This "Webinar" is designed to help electric cooperatives and public power utilities better understand the issues and opportunities that renewable energy offers their industry. Discover techniques to determine public opinion, get the public involved and gain their acceptance of renewable energy projects and other utility operations and plans. Also learn about a new DEED product, Public Participation for Consumer Owned Utilities: An Implementation Guide. Space may be limited, so reserve your place early.

Wind Interconnection Workshop

Date: 1/24/2007 to 1/25/2007

Location: Golden, CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

Phone: 720-962-7271

Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) Electric Power Training Center.
This workshop is designed to help electric cooperatives and public power utilities better understand the issues and opportunities that renewable energy offers their industry. Learn how to integrate the world's fastest growing form of generation into your power mix. The workshop includes an introduction to the Utility Wind Integration Group's new Internet-based tools program and hands-on training with WAPA's newly constructed "Wind Simulator" program. Space may be limited, so reserve your place early.

Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program Review

Date: 10/23/2006 to 10/27/2006

Location: Denver, CO

This forum will provide you with an opportunity to meet and learn from other tribes pursuing energy self-sufficiency through efficiency measures or renewable energy, and share in their successes. It includes presentations by our many tribal projects (45+), the Department of Interior's renewable energy-funded tribal projects, and others.

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY)

Date: 8/26/2006

Location: CO

Contact: Chip Comins, Executive Director, AREDAY

Phone: 970-948-9929

12:00-4:30 p.m., Aspen's Mill Street Mall.
Free to the public.

  • Boulder Mayor Mark Ruzzin will join Aspen Mayor Helen Klanderud in a presentation outlining steps their cities are taking to develop renewable energy resources and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Presentations by world-renowned renewable energy experts, businesses and non-profit organizations. A hydrogen hummer will be presented and the "NREL RENEW "...renewable energy museum on wheels will be on display as well as many other examples of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
  • Live music by bluegrass band, The Flying Dog Band.
  • FREE ice cream and a bungee tramp will be provided!
  • A FUN day for the entire family.
  • 5:30 pm, Paepcke Auditorium, A keynote address by former Senator, The Honorable Gary Hart.
  • Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute speaks followed by a panel discussion titled: "Energy Independence, National Security and Renewable Energy" Moderated by ASPO founder and CORE director, Randy Udall.

Wind Energy Applications and Training Symposium (WEATS) Proceedings

Date: 8/8/2006 to 8/11/2006

Location: Boulder, CO

Contact: Tony Jimenez

Phone: 303-384-7027

WEATS 101 was August 8-11; WEATS 202 was August 9-10.
The Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS) is an internationally-acclaimed hands-on workshop on wind energy first launched in 1988. Participants observe large and small wind systems in operation in the field and meet with leaders in the U.S. wind energy industry and get acquainted with Native American tribal members and participants from other countries. They develop useful contacts and practical expertise that will help them bring a wind energy project to fruition and ensure it operates successfully and profitably for years.

WEATS is designed for project planners, developers, utility officials, and engineers directly involved with energy projects, who are considering wind energy development and want to learn more about wind energy technology applications.

The seminar provides participants with practical knowledge and analytical tools for conducting project pre-feasibility and identification analysis, and implementation of wind energy projects large and small. Participants learn from experts and business leaders about the capabilities of the technology, and about economic and financial aspects of sustainable project development.

Implementing Transmission Recommendations in the West

Date: 7/18/2006 to 7/19/2006

Location: Broomfield, CO

Contact: Katie Kalinowski

Phone: 202-965-6383

The purpose of this forum is for leaders to develop action plans for implementing the CDEAC and Western Governors' wind and transmission recommendations and to obtain commitments from regional and national leaders on their roles in implementing the action plans.

Energy Independence: Preparing for Our Future

Date: 5/3/2006

Location: Evergreen, CO

7:00 p.m., Evergreen Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive.
Energy and Economic Security: Issues and Options with Randy Udall, Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), and Larry Flowers, Wind Powering America.

Wind Interconnection Workshop

Date: 1/19/2006 to 1/20/2006

Location: Golden, CO

Contact: Debbie Rock, Western Area Power Administration

Phone: 720-962-7271

Brochure (PDF 612 KB) Download Adobe Reader.
Western's Electric Power Training Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Ste. 152.
This two-day workshop will answer your questions about interconnecting wind turbines and other distributed generation applications to public power distribution systems. Get an overview of wind energy, followed by an introduction to the Utility Wind Integration Group's new Internet-based tools program. Developed with support from the American Public Power Association's DEED program, the tools are designed to assess a distributed wind project's impact on the local distribution system. Training will cover the theory behind each tool and demostrate them using actual cooperative feeder data. Participants are urged to bring their own examples of Multispeak files, if available. Also, Western's Electric Power Training Center instructors will be there to discuss CPS1 and CPS2, and offer tours of the center. Participants will get a preview of EPTC's new hands-on Wind Power Simulator Integration Training Program — the nation's first — developed with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. DOE Wind Powering America Program. Participation is limited to the first 30 registrants.

2005 Wind Powering America State Summit

Date: 5/19/2005

Location: Evergreen, CO

The purpose of the summit was to identify the needs of states, network, match resources, share strategies/lessons learned, educate state wind working group partners on priority activities/topics, and celebrate accomplishments. Invitees included leaders of Wind Powering America state teams, National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff, U.S. DOE, and national wind experts. Contact Ruth Baranowski for a copy of the 2005 Wind Powering America State Summit proceedings.

Colorado Wind and Distributed Energy Conference: Renewables for Rural Prosperity

Date: 4/13/2004 to 4/14/2004

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Contact: Megan Castle, Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC)

Phone: 303-894-2383 ext.1211

The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC), along with the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America, held its second biennial conference, "Colorado Wind and Distributed Energy: Renewables for Rural Prosperity," (CWADE).

The first CWADE Conference was held in April 2002, in Denver. CWADE 2002 was a tremendous success, attracting nearly 400 attendees who represented the energy industry, landowners, government and civic leaders, policy makers, and elected officials who participated as exhibitors and speakers. The media was also well represented and reported widely on the event.

The 2nd biennial Colorado Wind and Distributed Energy: Renewables for Rural Prosperity Conference 2004 focused on "the nuts-and-bolts" of wind and other forms of distributed energy. Local and national energy experts provided information on the the state of the energy industry for Colorado, with emphasis on how energy affects the rural economy and showcased case studies and discussed wind and distributed energy. The conference also offered field trips, poster presentations, exhibits, and more.

To read the agenda, presentations, speaker biographies, attendee list, conference brochures, and other materials, please see the conference proceedings.

Wind Energy Applications and Training Symposium (WEATS)

Date: 10/27/2003 to 10/31/2003

Location: Boulder, CO

Contact: Tony Jimenez, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS) is an internationally-acclaimed hands-on workshop on wind energy first launched in 1988. Participants observed large and small wind systems in operation in the field and met with leaders in the U.S. wind energy industry and got acquainted with Native American tribal members and participants from other countries. They developed useful contacts and practical expertise that will help them bring a wind energy project to fruition and ensure it operates successfully and profitably for years.

WEATS is designed for project planners, developers, utility officials, and engineers directly involved with energy projects, who are considering wind energy development and want to learn more about wind energy technology applications.

Training was held at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, Colorado. The seminar provided participants with practical knowledge and analytical tools for conducting project pre-feasibility and identification analysis, and implementation of wind energy projects large and small. Participants learned from experts and business leaders about the capabilities of the technology, and about economic and financial aspects of sustainable project development. There was also a visit to a utility scale windfarm.

Wind Workshop for State Lands

Date: 4/29/2003 to 4/30/2003

Location: Boulder, CO

Contact: Terri Walters, NREL

Contact Julie Jones for a copy of the Wind Workshop for State Lands Proceedings.

Wind Energy Applications and Training Symposium (WEATS) 2002

Date: 5/29/2002 to 6/1/2002

Location: Boulder, CO

Wind Energy Applications and Training Symposium (WEATS) 2002 Agenda (PDF 92 KB).

Colorado Wind and Distributed Energy: Renewables for Rural Prosperity

Date: 4/8/2002 to 4/9/2002

Location: Denver, CO

This event answered questions such as, "How can farmers, ranchers, rural electric cooperatives and others interested in rural economic development capture Colorado's abundant wind energy resources and use distributed energy generation to increase the vitality of Colorado's rural economy?" The event included a two-day workshop held at the Renaissance Hotel and was presented by the Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation and the U.S. Department of Energy. Primary co-sponsors included the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Western Area Power Administration. Workshop participants on Monday, April 8 learned how to capture the wind and reap benefits for rural Colorado. Experts provided state-of-the-art information on wind energy costs and benefits as well as Colorado wind resources, technology, applications, markets, policy and financing. The Tuesday, April 9 sessions focused on distributed generation opportunities. Farmers, utilities and manufacturers discussed real applications and costs of a variety of technologies. Exhibits both days at the Renaissance Hotel and at the nearby Urban Farm at Stapleton provided additional opportunities to talk with company representatives and see demonstrations of wind turbines, methane digesters, microturbines, fuel cells, bio fuels, photovoltaic systems and more.