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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.

Wind Site Assessor Training

July 1 - August 4, 2013

The course will work online July 1-28, 2013, and then face-to-face on August 3-4. Participants in this online/hands-on hybrid course will learn how to perform a site assessment for a small wind system. The course will cover how to evaluate a site's wind energy potential, determine wind speeds at proposed heights, make a load profile for a client's energy needs, determine appropriate tower heights, and estimate kWh output for a system based upon wind resources.

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APPA Webinar: Strategic Planning for Utility Boards and City Councils

July 16, 2013

  • United States

2:00-3:30 EDT
Once legal and fiduciary duties are met, among the most important aspects of utility governance are establishing the mission/vision for the organization and setting the utility's direction, usually through the strategic planning process. This webinar will examine one of several approaches to utility strategic planning and explain the board and/or council's roles in that process.

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Introduction to Wind Systems

July 18, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This one-day course uses a combination of lecture and classroom activities to teach the basics of wind electric systems. Participants will learn how to define wind energy and how residential wind energy systems work. This course will provide a basis for making informed decisions about the design, sizing, and siting of wind energy systems.

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NACo's 78th Annual Conference and Exposition

July 19, 2013

The Annual Conference provides county officials with the opportunity to vote on the National Association of Counties' (NACo's) policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.

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NARUC Summer Committee Meetings  

July 21 - 24, 2013

With Congress considering legislation that will alter the regulatory landscape, utility issues are dominating the national stage. From climate change to critical infrastructure concerns, state regulators will play a significant role in shaping these debates.

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SolWest Reneable Energy Fair 

July 26 - 28, 2013

Self-reliance, sustainability, and “do-it-yourself” renewable energy are the focus of this three-day event. Learn how to craft a bountiful life requiring fewer resources. Rendezvous with Electric car clubs as they vow to again make “John Day or Bust.” Admission includes over 50 free workshops, and 30+ exhibitors will show you tools for energy independence and lifestyle self-reliance, including solar, wind and agricultural resources. Cost is $5 per adult per day, with weekend, youth, and family discounts, volunteers and children under 12 free. Camping available on-site (free for volunteers).

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