Wind Workforce Development Series
The Wind Workforce Development Series places students and educators in a virtual classroom where they can connect with today's foremost experts in wind energy technologies.
This webinar series grew out of the 2019 Wind for Schools Summit, in which participants asked for tools and curricula to enhance university-level wind energy education. The webinar series covers topics of interest collected from Wind Application Centers, universities offering wind or renewable energy courses, and professionals in the industry.
One of many ways NREL helps prepare the wind workforce of our energy future, the Wind Workforce Development Series is designed to enhance learning activities at educational institutions and to inspire future wind energy innovators with contemporary research and development challenges from the industry.
No webinars are planned at this time. For more information about upcoming webinars, including how to register or to suggest a webinar topic, contact Ram Poudel.
This webinar, Extremum Seeking Control of Wind Energy Systems, provides an overview of the work done at the University of Texas at Dallas in model-free control of wind turbines and wind plants. An extremum seeking control may be used to improve the power production of existing turbines in the field. Mario Rotea shows how the turbines' extremum seeking controls may be coordinated to maximize the total power production of aerodynamically coupled turbines via wake steering.