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Upcoming events sponsored by NREL, industry partners and universities are listed below. If you have a question about an event, contact the person listed for the specific event. If no contact is listed, or if you have a more general question about the events page, send your comments to Sarah Barba.

Northeast Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop  

September 4, 2012

  • Portland , ME

This workshop has been created for those who want to learn about current market trends and supply chain opportunities in the wind energy industry. The workshop presenters have toured the world's largest original equipment manufacturers, interviewed wind farm developers and general contractors, and condensed the findings into this focused educational program. The program is geared toward:

  • Manufacturers interested in exploring new market opportunities who operate a foundry, forge, machine shop, or fabricating plant
  • Manufacturers of power electronics, control systems, hydraulics, composites, fasteners, brakes, blades, nacelles, or supplemental equipment for the wind industry such as ladders, elevators, hoists, and fire-suppression, lighting, or meteorological equipment.

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3rd Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable Conference and Offshore Wind Law Conference  

September 5 - 6, 2012

  • Houston , TX

The conference will feature turbine showcases, installation, ports and infrastructure, offshore wind law, environmental issues, and finance and insurance topics.

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AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit - New England  

September 5 - 6, 2012

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Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council Meeting  

September 6 - 7, 2012

The Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) is collaboration between the 39 eastern states and the City of New Orleans and the District of Columbia to plan a more coherent and comprehensive approach to planning for our nation's long-term electric power needs.

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NASEO Annual Meeting  

September 9 - 13, 2012

  • Minneapolis , MN

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North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop  

September 18, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This workshop has been created for those who want to learn about current market trends and supply chain opportunities in the wind energy industry. The workshop presenters have toured the world's largest OEMs, both in the United States and in Europe, interviewed wind farm developers and general contractors, and have condensed the findings into this focused educational program.

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Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tapping into Wind in Urban Environments Webinar

September 18, 2012

  • United States

3:00-4:15 p.m. EDT
Presented by the Energy Department, the webinar will provide information and lessons learned on urban wind turbine projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Hull, Massachusetts. Learn more about the projects and register.

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WPA Webinar: AWEA's Small Wind Turbine Market Report

September 19, 2012

3:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. MT)
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This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. Join Larry Flowers, the American Wind Energy Association's Deputy Director for Distributed and Community Wind, for an overview of the 2011 Small Wind Turbine Market Report. The webinar is free; no registration is required. Log-in information is below.

Audio Access

Toll-free #: 800-988-9387

Toll #: 1-773-756-4665

Participant passcode: 5263973

Web Access

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=RW9341550&p=5263973&t=c

If you have trouble with the above link, try going to this website and enter the information separately:

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

Conference number: RW9341550

Audience passcode: 5263973

  • Open to the Public
  • Free

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Visitors Center Closed for Private Event

September 20, 2012, 12:00 - 5:00 MDT

  • Golden, CO - NREL Visitors Center
  • Contact: NREL Visitors Center 303.384.6565

The Visitors Center will be closed for a private event on Thursday, September 20, 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Visitors Center Closed for Private Event

September 24, 2012, 9:00 - 5:00 MDT

  • Golden, CO - NREL Visitors Center
  • Contact: NREL Visitors Center 303.384.6565

The Visitors Center will be closed for a private event on Monday, September 24, 2012.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Power Lunch Lecture Series: Sneak preview of the Golden Tour of Solar Homes presented by Bart Sheldrake and Whitney Painter

September 25, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 MDT

  • Golden, CO - NREL Visitors Center
  • Contact: NREL Visitors Center 303.384.6565

The Golden Solar Homes Tour will be held on October 6, 2012.  This talk is a great opportunity to get a sense of the event and learn more about the local solar market!

Bart Sheldrake and Whitney Painter will discuss notable features of homes featured on the tour.  Learn how Golden and other Colorado communities compare to other solar tours around the U.S. and what the future holds for solar tour events. 
 
Bart’s background includes rocket testing, electronics and custom bicycle frame-building.  He is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), as well as the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (CoSEIA).  Whitney’s public outreach experience combines journalism, politics and education.
Call 303-384-6565 to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
Staff should park in the Parking Garage or the Surface Parking Lot. If you are using the NREL shuttle, allow extra time to reach the Visitors Center by noon.
 
NREL Visitors Center
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO   80401
303-384-6565

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Kansas Energy Conference  

September 25 - 26, 2012

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Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 5th Annual Meeting  

September 25 - 26, 2012

The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative's (GLWC's) 5th 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.

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West Virginia Wind Forum  

September 25, 2012

There will be a pre-conference site tour on the afternoon of Sept 24th of the AES Laurel Mountain wind and energy storage facility. This annual wind forum is held to examine the barriers to wind energy development and potential solutions for reducing these barriers. Updates on wind energy-related issues around the state arealso included in this forum. This event will be informative for, among others, academia, electric utility representatives, wind energy developers, utility and environmental regulators, consumers and consumer advocates, environmentalists, and economic development representatives. Registration is required, but there is no fee to attend.

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Tribal Webinar: DOE Office of Indian Energy's START Program Status Updates

September 26, 2012

  • United States

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
This webinar is part of a series provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, DOE's Tribal Energy Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Green Power Partnership Program, and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The webinars promote tribal energy sufficiency and foster economic development and employment on tribal lands through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Tribes interested in responding to utility-offered renewable RFPs and/or interested in learning more about the competitive power market, utility staff, and other stakeholders should attend.

There is no charge to participate in the webinar. However, you must register.

This webinar will provide an update on the Office of Indian Energy's Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program and the range of projects that were selected in 2012. START and Alaska START aim to advance clean energy generation in Indian Country and provide federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with strategic technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

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Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities

September 26, 2012

  • United States

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT
This webinar will present results from a CalWEA-sponsored, California Energy Commission-funded study to increase the accuracy of methods for estimating the number of bird and bat fatalities associated with wind energy facilities, including an improved equation developed to adjust mortality observations. Presenters will review new data on the time-dependency of the probability of bird and bat scavenging and removal (carcass persistence) and detection by searchers (searcher proficiency), as well as assumptions and bias of four existing fatality estimation equations. Focusing primarily on small birds and bats, the study offers important insights and implications for experimental designs and field monitoring recommendations at wind facilities. Visit the California Wind Energy Association website for log-in information.

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