Past Events in Washington, D.C.
Southern Appalachian Regional Wind Energy Institute Meeting Presentations Available
Date: 10/25/2011 to 10/26/2011
Presentations, photos, and a video from the 4th Annual Southern Appalachian Regional Wind Energy Institute meeting in Washington, D.C., are now available.
APPA National Conference and Public Power Expo
Date: 6/17/2011 to 6/22/2011
Location: Washington, DC
Source: American Public Power Association.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
The American Public Power Association's National Conference is the Association's premier annual event, attracting mayors, city council members, elected and appointed utility board members, and senior utility executives. Over 1,000 individuals active in the public power industry attend this event held each year in June.
The conference features sessions on the topics facing the electric utility industry and public power, covering all facets of utility governance and operations. It's a great tool for those in the industry to learn about trends, changes, and new ideas, as well as ways to develop practical programs to benefit customers.
APPA's National Conference is also the Association's annual major policy-setting meeting, where the APPA Board of Directors and Legislative and Resolutions Committee convene to approve policy objectives for the coming year. See the APPA National Conference & Public Power Expo website for more information.
Creating an Offshore Wind Industry in the United States: A National Vision and Call to Action Seminar
Location: Washington, DC
Contact: Michele DesAutels, U.S. DOE
DOE Wind Powering America would like to invite you to learn more about the future of Offshore Wind in the United States. We hosted a Webinar and two seminars titled Creating an Offshore Wind Industry in the United States: A National Vision and Call to Action.
In these events, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Power Program outlined in detail the vision it has developed to guide the United States in the creation of a world-leading offshore wind industry; focusing on ways in which the various interested sectors (i.e. academia, industry, state and local governments, the public at large) can harmonize their efforts to address barriers to deployment.
The Webinar was held Septebmer 16. An audio visual file and transcript are available.
The first seminar was held during the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 3rd Annual Meeting on September 21, in Cleveland, OH.
The second seminar was held in Washington, D.C. on September 28 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Join Suzanne Tegen, Senior Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and learn to use the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model. JEDI is a model that analyzes the economic impacts of constructing and operating wind projects. The JEDI model runs in Excel, and users can use either default settings or their own settings in the analysis. The model has application for anyone who wants to better understand how a wind project will affect a community through job creation and local revenue.
The JEDI Model is often used by developers, advocates, government officials, decision makers, and other users who might not have the resources to develop their own economic development models. It is designed to accommodate a broad user base with various levels of experience in economic development modeling.
The Webcast is free of charge and open to your colleagues and associates.
AWEA Webcast: The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
With wind energy expanding rapidly, and with an increasing number of communities considering wind development, there is an urgent need to empirically investigate common community concerns and thereby provide stakeholders in the siting process a common base of knowledge from which to work. The concern that property values will be adversely affected by wind energy facilities is often put forth by stakeholders.
The team of researchers for the project collected data between 1996 and 2007 on almost 7,500 sales of single-family homes situated within 10 miles of 24 existing wind facilities in nine different U.S. states; the closest home was 800 feet from a wind facility.
The conclusions of the study are drawn from eight different hedonic pricing models, as well as both repeat sales and sales volume models. A hedonic model is a statistical analysis method used to estimate the impact of house characteristics on sales prices.
None of the models uncovered conclusive evidence of the existence of any widespread property value effects that might be present in communities surrounding wind energy facilities.
Specifically, neither the view of the wind facilities nor the distance of homes to those facilities were found to have any consistent, measurable, or significant effect on the sale prices of the homes studied.
Though the analysis cannot dismiss the possibility that individual homes or small numbers of homes have been negatively impacted, it finds that if these impacts do exist, they are either too small and/or too infrequent to result in any widespread, statistically observable impact.
Please see the Web site to register for this Webinar.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
The U.S. DOE issued the "20% Wind Energy by 2030" report in May 2008. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is pleased to present this Webcast to provide insights on the report and to present AWEA Initiatives on behalf of the wind industry. The presentation will help support and guide various regional and state-level efforts related to wind power throughout the U.S.
Seventh National Green Power Marketing Conference
Location: Washington, DC
Phil Dougherty, National Coordinator, Wind Powering America, thanks the U.S. Army, Catholic University, and National Geographic Society for their vision, leadership, and action towards wind power. (PDF 74 KB)