Events

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

International Partnering Forum for Offshore Wind

June 11, 2020 @ 8:00 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

On May 4, the Business Network for Offshore Wind announced that the International Partnering Forum for Offshore Wind will be held online August 18–20, to be preceded by a biweekly Livestream webinar series beginning Thursday, June 11. Planned presentation topics from DOE’s National Laboratories include emerging technologies for offshore wind resource characterization, floating technology innovations, large-turbine trends, environmental effects in offshore environments, and workforce development.

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2020 Virtual REcharge Academy

Aug. 10, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m. Central | Add to calendar

Due to COVID19-related public health concerns, this year’s REcharge Academy is moving online. Over 3 days, educators will explore renewable energy concepts and complete activities from their homes. At the conclusion of the Academy, educators will join the ranks of the REcharge Instructor network and bring renewable energy education to their home communities. Each day will include a mix of synchronous and self-paced learning sessions. Attendees will be required to complete some online components before and after the virtual sessions. Twenty Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon completing the 3-day Academy.

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AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Conference 2020

Sept. 29, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Minneapolis, Minn. | Add to calendar

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Conference focuses on wind farm production. Meteorologists and engineers will highlight recent advances and debate the critical issues affecting wind resource assessment. Attendees of this technical conference will participate in targeted networking sessions and view presentations on new state-of-the-art techniques and technologies. As the conference concludes, attendees should expect to gain critical insight into the key matters by which the industry makes energy predictions.

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AWEA Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference

Sept. 30, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Minneapolis, Minn. | Add to calendar

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) re-scheduled this conference to September; it will follow the AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Conference. Day one will include committee meetings and a networking reception with exhibits. Day two will be devoted to sessions, exhibits, and networking. The program will feature two educational tracks: wildlife and community engagement issues. Leading up to the conference, conference organizers will host webinars covering topics that will prepare attendees for in-depth discussions and engagement during the live event. The Wind Energy Technologies Office plans to exhibit alongside the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. If you’re at the conference, stop by the DOE booth to learn about DOE-funded R&D to better understand and mitigate wind’s impacts on wildlife and air traffic, weather, and defense radars. DOE will also share community siting resources and information and demonstrate a range of tools.

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13th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting

Dec. 1, 2020 @ 8:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. Central | Add to calendar

This year’s virtual meeting will feature the latest research, lessons learned, and opportunities for collaboration for both onshore and offshore wind energy and wildlife, including pre-meeting workshops on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities for scientists and practitioners. Registration will open in early September.

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CLEANPOWER 2021

June 7, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. June 10, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Indianapolis, Ind. | Add to calendar

On April 6, 2020, the American Wind Energy Association announced the cancellation of the first annual CLEANPOWER Conference and Exhibition due to the COVID-19 outbreak. CLEANPOWER 2021 will take place June 7–10, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Find more information on the event website.

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REcharge Academy

July 12, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. July 15, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern | Narragansett, R.I. | Add to calendar

The 2020 REcharge Academy is cancelled, but planning is underway for the 2021 event. The REcharge Academy is an educator training program focused around renewable energy. 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. The REcharge Academy combines materials from REcharge Labs, WindWise, KidWind, NEED, WhiteBox Learning, and Vernier as well as many other materials that are useful in the classroom.

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