Events

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

Time for Turbines: What a Difference a Year Makes

Aug. 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Eastern | Atlantic City, N.J. | Add to calendar

Attendees will hear from industry experts, labor union representatives, and environmentalists on how to make offshore wind a booming, local industry that will provide economic and environmental benefits to New Jersey.

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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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2018 Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review

Sept. 4, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Sept. 7, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Eastern | Arlington, Va. | Add to calendar

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is holding its second peer review. During the event, a portfolio of grid modernization activities across 13 programs will be reviewed, including seven recently awarded Resilient Distribution Systems projects. The comprehensive review will look at the projects at a program level, provide lessons learned, and share best practices. A poster session will provide an opportunity for attendees to talk with the researchers and learn more about the more than 80 projects in the portfolio. In addition, a dedicated session will discuss the 11 Pioneer Partnership Projects that ended earlier this year.

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Future Power Markets Summit 2018

Sept. 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Washington, D.C. | Add to calendar

The American Wind Energy Association will host this inaugural event examining how markets will need to evolve over the next 5 to 10 years. This meeting with state and federal energy officials and market design experts will feature panels on energy and capacity markets, ancillary services, and state policy issues.

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Offshore Wind Implementation Summit

Sept. 5, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m. Sept. 7, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Eastern | Teaneck, N.J. | Add to calendar

Offshore Wind Implementation 2018 will bring state and federal regulators and policymakers together with leading offshore wind leaseholders and developers to explore the paths to offshore wind project implementation. Industry leaders will discuss the challenges these projects face, from interconnection and integration with onshore energy markets to developing sufficient local content to meet state requirements without jeopardizing project cost and schedule. Finally, the conference will explore how to ensure that bankable projects emerge from this process by fully taking advantage of state and federal tax benefit and incentive programs, and meet the likely criteria to obtain both debt and equity financing. U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt will present.

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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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Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

Sept. 18, 2018 @ 7:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. Pacific | Portland, Ore. | Add to calendar

The 13th annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference provides attendees with a forum to share new ideas and concepts; an opportunity to learn from practitioners and policy-makers; information about new research, results, and thinking; and the chance to network with industry leaders and experts from utilities, the supply chain, government, and academia. The event is hosted by the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), a 501(c)3 organization committed to the responsible development of marine renewable energy in the Pacific Region, including offshore wind, tidal, and wave energy.

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Virginia Offshore Wind Executive Summit

Sept. 21, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Eastern | Norfolk, Va. | Add to calendar

Virginia has 112,799 acres of commercial area already leased and the potential to support more than 2,000 megawatts of wind generation. The Business Network for Offshore Wind and the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter are co-organizing the 2018 Virginia Offshore Wind Executive Summit to bring together the supply-chain business community with federal and state government officials to accelerate Virginia’s inclusion of large-scale offshore wind in the state’s energy mix.

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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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2018 Offshore Energy Workshop

Oct. 3, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. 3:45 p.m. Central | San Antonio, Texas | Add to calendar

This workshop is designed for 4th- to 12th-grade science teachers, math teachers, and after-school STEM program leaders. Attendees will learn about offshore energy technologies and related energy careers as well as how wave and wind energy from the Outer Continental Shelf is harnessed. The workshop is provided free of charge.

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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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2018 South Carolina Clean Energy Summit

Oct. 11, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Eastern | Columbia, S.C. | Add to calendar

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance will host this year's event, Charting a New Path for South Carolina's Clean Energy Future. Agenda and more details to follow.

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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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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 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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Renewable Energy Grid Forum

Nov. 8, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Pacific | San Francisco, Calif. | Add to calendar

The American Council on Renewable Energy's Renewable Energy Grid Forum convenes senior renewable energy executives, experts in the storage and technology sectors, system operators, financiers, and corporate purchasers to maximize the use and integration of renewable energy in our nation’s power markets. Attendees will assess efforts to promote a modernized grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability, and resilience as the United States increasingly fuels its economic growth with renewable power.

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Southeast Renewable Energy Summit

Nov. 8, 2018 @ 7:00 a.m. Nov. 9, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. Eastern | Atlanta, Ga. | Add to calendar

At the Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, the Southeast renewable energy community gathers to get the latest insights into the market and to meet key players. Attendees will learn about the key trends impacting renewable project development, finance, and investment and will have a chance to meet utility procurement managers.

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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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