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U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Booth at WINDPOWER

March 28, 2014 - 5:35pm


Stop by the U.S. Department of Energy's new exhibit in booth number 1653 at the AWEA 2014 WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas to meet Wind Program personnel and learn about the latest DOE-funded research. Visitors can also pick up a free flash drive containing the Wind Program's most recent research reports and learn about DOE's newest initiatives—the Wind Vision and Atmosphere to Electrons.

DOE personnel will also be presenting at conference sessions.

Presentations by DOE Wind Program at WINDPOWER 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Don't Build Here, Go Over There – Current Challenges in Siting
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom F
Ian Baring-Gould
, Technology Deployment Manager, Wind & Water Power Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Non-economic Obstacles to Wind Deployment: What are the Issues and How Do They Change Regionally

Wind Turbine Components & Subsystems Frontier R&D
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Reef E
Andrew Ning
, Senior Engineer, NREL
Design Optimization of Downwind Rotors

DOE Wind Vision: An Industry Preview
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay IJK
Jose Zayas
, Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE Wind Vision: Wind Generation for the Next Generation

Technical Challenges of Wind Plant Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
2:45–4:15 p.m.
Location: Reef E
Mike Robinson
, Senior Technology Advisor, DOE
Overview of DOE's Goals in Wind Plant Optimization
Fort Felker, Director, National Wind Technology Center, NREL
Wind Plant Inflow Monitoring Instrumentation

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Reliability – Past, Present and Future – Lessons Learned
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Breakers K
Jonathan Keller
, Senior Engineer, NREL
The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative 1.5: Testing, Modeling, and Analysis on a 1.5-MW Turbine

Reduce, Eliminate, Maximize – Super-Charging Your Project Development
2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom F
Katherine Dykes
, Research, NREL
Improved Wind Plant Design through Joint Optimization of Turbine Selection and Layout

Better Planning and Markets to Bolster Wind Integration
2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom L

Aaron Bloom, Project Manager, NREL
Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study
Michael Milligan, Principal Researcher, NREL
Bulk Electricity Market Design in the U.S. with High Penetrations of Wind Energy

Poster Reception
4:30–6 p.m.
Location: Bayside Exhibit Hall D

Posters will be presented by DOE's Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The DOE Wind Vision – A Peek Under the Hood
9–10:30 a.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom F
Eric Lantz
, Research Analyst, NREL
Updated Data and Inputs Used to Model Wind Vision

Ryan Wiser, Staff Scientist and Deputy Group Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Impacts of Wind Vision

Turbine on a Mountain. . . How'd They Do That?
1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom F
Jason Cotrell
, Manager of Innovation and Reliability, NREL
Land-Based Wind Turbine Transportation and Logistics Barriers and Their Effects on U.S. Wind Markets

Disruptive Innovation in Distributed Wind
1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom F
Breton Barker
, Distributed Wind Analyst, DOE
Mobilizing the Distributed Wind Industry under a Common Set of Terms and Priorities