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Past Events in Ohio

11 event(s).

Creating an Offshore Wind Industry in the United States: A National Vision and Call to Action Seminar

Date: 9/21/2010

Location: Cleveland, OH

Contact: Michele DesAutels, U.S. DOE

DOE Wind Powering America invites 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.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 3rd Annual Meeting

Date: 9/19/2010 to 9/21/2010

Location: Cleveland, OH

Contact: Becky Pearson

Phone: (734) 971-9135

Case Western Reserve University Thwing Center.

Wind Powering America staff will be attending: Michele DesAutels, national coordinator, U.S. DOE; technical director, Ian Baring-Gould, NREL; and Larry Flowers, senior project leader, NREL.

The Annual Meeting will bring together representatives of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, state/provincial and local governments, the wind industry, electric utilities, nonprofit organizations, academia, and other interested stakeholders to discuss and address issues regarding the sustainable development of wind energy in the binational Great Lakes region. Meeting highlights include a field trip, plenary panels, workgroup breakout sessions, an evening reception, and numerous networking opportunities. There will be a pre-meeting event on September 19.

Ohio Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 5/30/2008

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact: Tom Maves, Office of Energy Efficiency, Ohio Department of Development

Phone: (614) 466-8425

Ohio Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 3/14/2008

Location: Columbus, OH

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ohio Wind Working Group (OWWG) Quarterly Meeting

Date: 12/7/2007

Location: Cleveland, OH

Contact: Tom Maves

NASA Glenn Research Facility.

Ohio Wind Working Group (OWWG) Quarterly Meeting

Date: 9/21/2007

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact: Tom Maves

Small Wind at SOLAR 2007

Date: 7/7/2007 to 7/12/2007

Location: Cleveland, OH

Small wind will have a larger presence at the SOLAR 2007 Conference. SOLAR 2007 is the National Solar Energy Conference and is presented by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). A new Small Wind Technical Division with ASES is Chaired by Trudy Forsyth and has catalyzed much of this new focus.


A number of small wind companies will show their products at SOLAR 2007. Depending on the demand, the booths will be organized together in a small wind pavilion. More information on exhibiting at the conference.

During the public day, representatives from the Ohio state energy office will explain incentives available in Ohio.


Small Wind Power for Homes, Farms, Businesses and Schools

Sunday, July 8, 8:30am to 5:30pm (extra fee)
Presented by: Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Lab and Robert Preus, Abundant Renewable Energy
This workshop will provide an overview wind power with an emphasis on small wind turbine applications. Attendees will understand the fundamental considerations of wind resource, wind turbine technology, and economics. Participants will understand the basic steps of a successful small wind project including system sizing, tower height, micro-siting, and permitting. The workshop will also explore the complementarity of solar and wind resources and will include case studies of successful projects that combine wind and PV. The workshop will also include lunch and a half-day small wind turbine installation demonstration.


Bringing "Solar Convection" Technology into the Mainstream: Small Wind Turbine Installer Forum

Monday, July 9, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Organized by: Trudy Forsyth, NREL/National Wind Technology Center
Attendees will gain insight on the current strategies employed by successful small wind installers, answer poignant questions on the challenges of installing small turbines and discuss the upcoming NABCEP certification for small wind installers. Presentations will describe advantages and expenses of installing with various utilities and counties and identify winning strategies they have used to open up the local market. Speakers will briefly review the turbines they install and identify the site-specific factors that can affect installation and turbine performance (obstructions, tower height, setback requirements, etc.), recommendations for properly remanufacturing used equipment, required maintenance, and safety requirements (including work platforms, fall-arrest anchors, and fall-arrest systems). Attendees will be given ample time for questions and interactive discussion with panel members.

Wind Power Markets and Trends

Monday, July 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • U.S. Small Wind Turbine Installation Trends, L. Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council and T. Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Making the Case for Small Wind and Federal Small Wind Incentives, H. Rhoads-Weaver, eFormative Option, LLC and T. Weiss, Pembina Institute, Canada
  • Resurgence of the residential scale wind generator, A. Kruse, Southwest Windpower
  • North American Certification for Small Wind Turbines: Establishing a Consumer-Friendly Rating System, L. Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council and H. Rhoads-Weaver, eFormative Options
  • How to Build a Robust Small Wind Industry in Ohio — Lessons Learned from California, K. Sinclair, NREL
  • Wind Power and Economic Development: Real Examples from the Pacific Northwest, J. Jenkins and T. Gagliano, Renewable Northwest Project

Ohio Wind Working Group (OWWG) Quarterly Meeting

Date: 6/29/2007

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact: Tom Maves

Ohio Wind Working Group (OWWG) Quarterly Meeting

Date: 3/2/2007

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact: Tom Maves

Meeting of the entire OWWG and break out meetings of the Business, Environment, Policy, and Outreach Action Teams.

Great Lakes Offshore Wind Technical Gathering Proceedings

Date: 4/4/2006

Location: Toledo, OH

Contact: Sandy Rhoades

Postcard (PDF 197 KB). Contact Julie Jones for a copy of the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Technical Gathering Proceedings.

Ohio Wind Power Conference and Trade Show

Date: 11/18/2002 to 11/19/2002

Location: Dublin, OH

The Department of Energy's Chicago Regional Office, on behalf of the DOE Wind Program, co-sponsored this wind workshop. Co-sponsors included the Ohio Department of Development's Office of Energy Efficiency, Green Energy Ohio, the American Corn Grower's Association, and Green Mountain Energy Company. The conference served as a forum to explore primarily small wind system applicability in Ohio and featured briefings and presentations on wind resources, wind technology, project development, and benefits and barriers related to wind installation. The conference featured a tour of a nearby small wind system and wind educational center. Invited speakers included small wind industry experts and manufacturers, federal and state energy and economic development officials, rural landowners, and product distributors.