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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.

UVIG Spring Operations and Maintenance Users Group Meeting  

April 2 - 3, 2013

There will be a plenary session open to user group members and interested parties from UVIG member organizations. Manufacturer-specific roundtable forums will also be held to provide the opportunity for frank and open discussion among users, who will share their information, knowledge, and experience. In addition, a balance of plant roundtable will be offered, allowing wind plant owners/operators the opportunity to discuss issues not related to turbines. The meeting will also offer a reception featuring the inaugural presentation of the Ross Newlin Annual Achievement Award for Variable-Generation Plant Operations & Maintenance.

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UVIG Spring Technical Workshop and Annual Meeting  

April 2 - 4, 2013

The schedule of events includes meetings of the UVIG User Groups, the 2013 Membership Meeting and Board of Directors election, and a reception featuring the presentation of the UVIG Annual Achievement Awards.

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IEEE Green Technologies Conference  

April 4 - 5, 2013

  • Denver , CO

The conference solicits original, unpublished research and practice papers; all articles will be peer-reviewed. The conference welcomes innovative and even controversial ideas. The poster session allows for preliminary, emerging and futuristic ideas to be shared with participants. All authors are encouraged to take a life-cycle systems approach and consider, where possible, such measures as EROEI (energy returned on energy invested) or EROI (energy return on investment) and others. See the website for example topic areas of interest.

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Global New Energy & Manufacturing Summit  

April 14 - 16, 2013

  • Colorado Springs, CO

A global event with leadership from across science, industry, policy and finance discussing energy policy and market trends along with the potential for jobs impact. The Global New Energy Summit has added the word "Manufacturing" to its name this year to highlight an additional emphasis on job creation and the need to restore American competitiveness -- particularly related to manufacturing -- as the best path for long term sustainable job growth in the U.S.  Around 500 of the most influential names in energy from across industry, finance, government and science are expected to participate, creating a highly interactive agenda.


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APPA Webinar: Strategic Issues Facing Public Power Governing Bodies

April 23, 2013

2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
Some say the electric utility industry is facing the most significant period of change since its inception more than 100 years ago. Organized markets, smart grid, environmental regulations, power supply options, customer expectations and a changing workforce are just a few of the issues that utility governing bodies must deal with. This webinar focuses, in lay terms, on the major policy issues likely to be taken up by public power utility boards in the next ten years.

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Power Lunch Lecture Series - Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Ride and Drive Event – Toyota FCHV-adv Highlander SUVs

April 24, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00

Presented by Keith Wipke, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies Laboratory Program Manager

Curious about the newest hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicles (FCHV-adv) driving around NREL’s campus? Would you like to get behind the wheel?

These vehicles are representative of many fuel cell hybrid designs being proposed by automotive companies today. Toyota plans to introduce a fuel cell hybrid sedan to the U.S. commercial market in 2015.

Based on the Toyota Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle platform, the FCHV-adv has a fuel cell system with light-weight high-pressure hydrogen gas tanks, an electric motor, a nickel metal hydride battery, and a power-control unit that determines the split of power from the battery or the fuel cell stack to power the vehicle. When the fuel cell is in use, hydrogen is fed to the fuel cell stack where it is combined with oxygen from the air. The electricity produced by this chemical reaction is used to power the electric motor and charge the battery.

Join us for a Power Lunch Lecture Series presentation followed by a Ride and Drive event with Keith Wipke and sign up for an opportunity to drive one of the fuel cell hybrid vehicles - advanced following the presentation.

Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail to make a reservation for this free public program.

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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