May 26, 2011; Anaheim, California
Approximately 110 members of Wind Powering America's network attended the 10th Annual All-States Summit on May 26 in Anaheim. The Summit, which followed the annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, provided Wind Powering America's network of state wind working groups, state energy officials, DOE and national lab Wind Powering America representatives and its professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind at the state level. Participants shared strategies/lessons learned, reviewed priority activities/topics, and celebrated and recognized accomplishments among peers. The Summit featured plenary sessions, regional and state breakouts, and smaller group discussions on focused issues, as well as presentations and remarks from invited national guest speakers. Summit participants included leaders of Wind Powering America's state wind working groups, institutional partners, wind industry experts, and DOE and National Laboratory staff.
- DOE Wind Program and Direction: Mark Higgins, U.S. Department of Energy
- DOE Wind Deployment Direction: Michele DesAutels, U.S. Department of Energy
- Around the room introductions
- WPA Current Focus and Direction: Ian Baring-Gould, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
State of The Wind Market
- U.S. Wind Market: Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Offshore Wind Development Potential: Simon Mahan, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
- Development of a Regional Network: Victoria Pebbles, Great Lakes Commission
Panel on Barriers to National Wind Deployment
This session addressed the most common barriers to wind deployment highlighted during the series of six regional Wind Powering America wind meetings. Each speaker talked for about 10 minutes followed by discussion.
- Federal Environmental Guidelines: Abby Arnold, American Wind Wildlife Institute
- Public Acceptance of Wind Technologies: Bob Grace, Sustainable Energy Advantage
- Lack of State Markets: Anne Margolis, Clean Energy States Alliance
- Transmission Limitations: Bob Anderson, Western Grid Group
- The Challenge of Local Planning and Zoning Approval: Michael Vickerman, RENEW Wisconsin
- Barriers to Community and Distributed Wind: Charles Newcomb, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New Direction in Energy and How Does Wind Play
Larry Flowers, American Wind Energy Association
Rotation between experts on all elements of wind technology and wind deployment—allowed individuals to discuss problems they are facing or technologies that they want to know more about.
National Barrier Break-Out Discussion
Facilitated breakout sessions with national experts addressing: 1) How can states and regions work together to address challenges, 2) What models are out there to address these issues 3) How can Wind Powering America work to assist state and regional organizations address the national level challenges to wind technologies.
- Public Acceptance of Wind Technologies
- Lack of State Markets
- Transmission Limitations
- Obstructive Local Planning
- Barriers to Community and Distributed Wind
- Regional Networks and Funding