Events

Upcoming events related to wind power are listed below. WINDExchange also makes its calendar available through an RSS Feed.

AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference 2018-Northeast

June 26, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. June 27, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Portland , Maine | Add to calendar

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Regional Wind Energy Conference 2018 - Northeast will feature discussions on land-based and offshore wind project development and expert insight into the region's growth potential. Educational sessions will include topics such as finance and investment, permitting, stakeholder engagement, construction, offshore activity, and transmission and interconnectivity. Exhibitors will display the latest in products, services, and solutions for the Northeast wind energy industry.

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Small Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop

July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. July 14, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Custer, Wis. | Add to calendar

Build a wind turbine from scratch! This 6-day workshop will teach participants a variety of skills. The turbine(s) constructed in class are ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.

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Floating Frontiers: Offshore Wind in the United States Technical Needs and Advancements

July 11, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Central | Houston, Texas | Add to calendar

The Business Network for Offshore Wind is introducing Floating Frontiers: Offshore Wind in the United States, a series of 1-day discussions focused on single topics: environmental science, technology, technical needs and advancements, research and development, and finance. This discussion is focused on highlighting the market and supply chain opportunities for oil and gas industries and is focused on floating offshore wind technical needs and advancements.

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Energy Institute for Teachers

July 16, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Mountain | Golden, Colo. | Add to calendar

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Energy Institute for Teachers is a 5-day workshop that offers educators lessons and resources to integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency components into existing courses in subjects ranging from chemistry and physics to biology and environmental science classes.

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Icebreaker Wind Facility Local Public Hearing

July 19, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Eastern | Cleveland, Ohio | Add to calendar

The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a second local hearing to allow the public to express their views about Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct a wind-powered electric generation facility in Lake Erie.

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2018 REcharge Academy

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Harrisonburg, Va. | Add to calendar

The REcharge Academy, a week-long renewable energy training workshop, is a unique opportunity for educators to develop a robust understanding of wind and solar power. The intensive training blends lectures from experts and tours of energy facilities with replicable hands-on K-12 lessons to give educators content as well as context. After successfully completing an Academy, attendees become REcharge Instructors and are certified to teach REcharge programming in their own areas. Learn more by downloading the 2017 REcharge Academy Report.

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Montana Clean Energy Fair

Aug. 11, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Mountain | Bozeman, Mont. | Add to calendar

The Montana Renewable Energy Association's Montana Clean Energy Fair will include workshops on solar, wind, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies; exhibits by clean energy businesses; and an electric car show.

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2018 Sandia Blade Workshop

Aug. 28, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Aug. 30, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Lubbock, Texas | Add to calendar

The Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department is hosting its biennial Wind Turbine Blade Workshop, bringing together wind energy professionals from industry, universities, and national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions related to wind turbine blades. Join the conversation with the global leaders in rotor research and explore solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. This year's workshop will be facilitated in partnership with Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute.

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Introduction to Wind Systems

Sept. 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Central | Custer, Wis. | Add to calendar

This 1-day course uses 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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Wind Energy System Maintenance and Repair

Sept. 7, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Central | Custer, Wis. | Add to calendar

Participants in this 1-day course will perform annual maintenance on the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s wind turbine. This is a working course that includes tower climbing and groundwork using safe work practices, proper fall protection, and personal protective equipment.

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AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Conference 2018

Sept. 11, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Sept. 12, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Austin, Texas | Add to calendar

Accurate wind energy resource assessment is a critical factor in developing successful wind projects. Join wind industry project developers, wind assessors, and siting professionals for the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Conference. At this technical event, attendees will participate in targeted networking sessions and explore the industry's needs through presentations on new state-of-the-art techniques and technologies.

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Land Lease Agreements for Renewable Energy 101

Sept. 13, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Sept. 14, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Austin, Texas | Add to calendar

The initial building block for any renewable energy project is the land control instrument between developer and landowner. The preferred and most common method for establishing land control is the lease agreement. This course addresses the typical renewable energy lease document in detail, as well as relevant related issues (easements, surveys, etc). Differences between various renewable technologies will also be addressed.

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Offshore Wind Executive Summit

Sept. 13, 2018 @ 7:00 a.m. Sept. 14, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Central | Houston, Texas | Add to calendar

The 2018 Offshore Wind Executive Summit: The Parallels of Wind, Oil and Gas will bring together decision makers from wind and offshore oil and gas, both from the United States and Europe. Using many of the same technologies—design, foundations, vessels, cabling, and a highly skilled workforce—offshore oil and gas experts play an important role in the advancement of U.S. offshore wind. The Offshore Wind Executive Summit will provide the forum to establish new business relationships. Attendees will learn about project development, important policy issues, and the complicated supply chain.

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AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference–East

Oct. 1, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Oct. 2, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | New York, N.Y. | Add to calendar

Attendees will join bankers, financial leaders, developers, corporate buyers, and decision makers to learn more about the industry. Key topics include investor timelines, exploring emerging markets for investors and developers, examining how policy impacts wind industry finance, and learning how to maximize growth trends.

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AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference–West

Oct. 5, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Pacific | San Francisco, Calif. | Add to calendar

Attendees will join bankers, financial leaders, developers, corporate buyers, and decision makers slated to gain fresh insights. Key topics include investor timelines, exploring emerging markets for investors and developers, examining how policy impacts wind industry finance, and learning how to maximize growth trends.

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Horizon18

Oct. 10, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Oct. 11, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Bsoton, Mass. | Add to calendar

Horizon18, a global solutions platform for the clean economy, will bring together clean economy solutions providers, customers, innovators, and investors to connect on projects that translate climate goals into solutions, innovations, new markets, and partnerships. Horizon18 will include:

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Introduction to Wind Systems

Oct. 15, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Nov. 11, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Central | Add to calendar

This self-paced online course uses recorded presentations, topic resources, webinars, assignments, and quizzes 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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AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2018 Conference

Oct. 16, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Oct. 17, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Washington, D.C. | Add to calendar

Join the American Wind Energy Association for a timely and relevant educational program. Save the date; more details to follow.

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VERGE 18

Oct. 16, 2018 @ 7:45 a.m. Oct. 18, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. Pacific | Oakland, Calif. | Add to calendar

The VERGE 18 conference and expo convenes an audience of more than 2,500 leaders from companies and utilities, city and regional governments, policymakers, NGOs, solution providers, and startups to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability within three dynamic and influential markets: clean energy, transportation, and mobility and the circular economy. This year there are three concurrent VERGE 18 conferences: VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy, and VERGE Transport. Each conference offers focused learning opportunities and networking experiences.

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AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium

Nov. 13, 2018 @ 7:00 a.m. Nov. 15, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Mountain | Colorado Springs, Colo. | Add to calendar

Industry leaders gather to strategize at the American Wind Energy Association's annual fall symposium.

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National Wind Coordinating Collaborative 12th Wind-Wildlife Research Meeting

Nov. 27, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Nov. 30, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | St. Paul, Minn. | Add to calendar

The biennial National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and wind-wildlife stakeholders to hear contributed papers, view research posters, and listen to panels that synthesize the most recent wind power-related wildlife research. Academics, researchers, conservation scientists, consultants, federal and state officials, NGO representatives, and wind industry professionals come together every other year for this unique opportunity.

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