Webinars

WINDExchange maintains a list of upcoming webinars of interest to wind energy stakeholders. Presentations and recordings of past webinars are also available below.

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Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum Virtual

April 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. 1:45 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Partnering Forum (IPF) is a technical conference for offshore wind in the United States and is dedicated to moving the industry forward. The Forum includes educational program, exhibitors, and networking opportunities.

The Network and its Board of Directors have decided to move IPF from April to August. However, IPF contains time sensitive content you may need to plan your business. The Network is making this information available virtually in April. This two-pronged course of action: Virtual First, Together Second, provides everyone the opportunity to fully experience the IPF conference: its educational content and its networking.

IPF Virtual is scheduled for April 21 – 22, delivering the most time-sensitive information on the U.S. offshore wind market. This virtual event is open to all registered attendees. The content will also be posted to a password protected IPF webpage, where you can view any of the content at your convenience. Download schedule here.

IPF Together is scheduled for August 18-21 in Providence, Rhode Island, delivering plenaries, more workshops, the trade show exhibit hall, WindMatch and other networking opportunities, CareerMatch job fair, and tours.The plenaries and workshops will also be recorded and posted to the password-protected IPF webpage following the conference.

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2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Developing Your Energy Vision: What Do You Want Your Tribe’s Energy Future To Be?

April 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Mountain | Add to calendar

Once the low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency has been addressed, longer-term planning on future energy needs and energy options is needed. If you don’t identify where you want to go, you can’t plot the course to get there. This webinar will explore how tribes can develop a vision for their energy future.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, the 2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how to accomplish specific tasks related to energy development on tribal lands. Presenters will provide instruction and sharing tools and resources. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Webinar: Overview of BOEM-Funded Research about Marine Mammals on the West Coast

May 13, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Pacific | Add to calendar

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is presenting the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy.

Presenter: Desray Reeb, Marine Biologist, BOEM

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2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Energy Project Technology Options

May 27, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Mountain | Add to calendar

The energy landscape continues to evolve rapidly. In many areas, costs continue to drop as technology improvements and other market drivers create greater opportunity for distributed generation. This webinar will provide an overview of several common energy technology options.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, the 2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how to accomplish specific tasks related to energy development on tribal lands. Presenters will provide instruction and sharing tools and resources. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

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2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: How to Select Energy Projects

June 24, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Mountain | Add to calendar

After a tribal energy vision has been developed, the next step is to identify specific energy projects to pursue and how best to use your energy resources. Tribes often have many options to consider. This webinar will provide guidance on how to select energy projects that meet your energy vision.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, the 2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how to accomplish specific tasks related to energy development on tribal lands. Presenters will provide instruction and sharing tools and resources. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Webinar: Overview of BOEM-Funded Research about Benthic Habitats on the West Coast

July 8, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Pacific | Add to calendar

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is presenting the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy.

Presenter: Lisa Gilbane, Biologist, BOEM

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Webinar: Overview of BOEM-Funded Research about Cultural Resources on the West Coast

Sept. 9, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Pacific | Add to calendar

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is presenting the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy.

Presenter: David Ball, Marine Archaeologist, BOEM

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Past

Webinars from the past 2 years are listed below. For previous webinars, contact us.

2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Energy Efficiency Projects from Concept to Completion

March 25, 2020

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, the 2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how to accomplish tasks related to energy development on tribal lands. Presenters will provide instruction and sharing tools and resources.

The February webinar discussed the value of energy efficiency and how to identify buildings with strong potential for energy efficiency projects. Once your Tribe has identified energy efficiency as a goal and considered the opportunities, the next stage consists of defining and executing the project. This webinar will focus on how to move a project from concept to completion. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

New Research on Deterrents and Monitoring for Bats at Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

March 17, 2020

The second National Wind Coordinating Collaborative webinar in a series on research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy features presentations on advancements of the commercial readiness of bat deterrent technologies used to minimize impacts to bats and reduce the need for curtailment at wind energy facilities, and on advancements in monitoring technologies to help improve our understanding of the relationship between bats and wind projects to inform future impact minimization solutions.

  • Ultra-Sonic Jet Bat Deterrent System Advancement: Project from General Electric comparing the relative effectiveness of ultrasonic deterrence versus wind turbine curtailment for different bat species. Presenter: Myron Miller, General Electric
  • Evaluating Deterrent Stimuli for Increasing Species-Specific Effectiveness of an Advanced Ultrasonic Acoustic Deterrent: Project from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to improve the effectiveness of an ultrasonic acoustic deterrent designed to keep bats away from wind turbines. Presenter: Cris Hein, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Passive Ultrasonic Deterrents to Reduce Bat Mortality in Wind Farms: Iowa State University’s passive, blade-mounted ultrasonic bat deterrent device capable of producing a broad spectrum of ultrasonic tones. Presenter: Anupam Sharma, Iowa State University
  • Blade Integrated Deterrent: Development of an ultrasound device from the Mide Technology Corporation that can be mounted on a wind blade that aims to expand the range of influence of the ultrasound deterrent to effectively deter approaching bats. Presenter: Sauro Liberatore, Mide
  • Bat Tag: Updates on three-year project from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory intended to improve radio frequency transmitters that track and research bat behavior around wind turbines.Presenter: Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory initiated and fund the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, which is facilitated by the nonprofit organization American Wind Wildlife Institute.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Webinar: Overview of BOEM-Funded Research about Fish and Fisheries on the West Coast

March 11, 2020

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is presenting the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy.

Presenter: Donna Schroeder, Marine Ecologist, BOEM

Overview of Floating Offshore Wind

Feb. 26, 2020

While floating wind energy systems have yet to be deployed at full industrial scale, the floating offshore wind energy project pipeline is growing rapidly. Walt Musial from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory presented a webinar offering a basic introduction to floating offshore wind. Floating Offshore Wind 101 Webinar Q and A is also available.

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Webinar: U.S. Department of Energy Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Jan. 16, 2020

The recording and presentations from the January 16 National Wind Coordinating Collaborative webinar are now available. New Research on Wildlife Monitoring at Offshore Wind Energy Facilities Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) featured presentations on new and upcoming DOE-supported research on systems and technologies for monitoring wildlife, including birds, bats, and North Atlantic right whales at offshore wind energy facilities:

  • Coastal Acoustic Buoy for Offshore Wind (CABOW), presented by Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting
  • Advanced Collision Detection and Site Monitoring for Avian and Bat Species for Offshore Wind Energy, presented by Matthew Johnston, Oregon State University
  • A Multi-Sensor Approach for Measuring Bird and Bat Collisions with Offshore Wind Turbines, presented by Rhett Good, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
  • Thermal Tracker, presented by Shari Matzner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Webinar: Overview of BOEM-Funded Research about Birds and Bats on the West Coast

Jan. 8, 2020

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is presenting the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy. A presentation is available for this webinar.

Presenter: David Pereksta, Avian Biologist, BOEM 

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Webinar: Updates on Research Presented at the 12th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting

Dec. 4, 2019

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) hosted a webinar with presentations on progress and updates from research presented at the 12th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting in November 2018:

Offsetting Behavioral Displacement: An Avian-Impact Offset Method
Presenters Jill Shaffer, U.S. Geological Survey and Chuck Loesch, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided research updates on their presentation "Estimating Indirect Impacts of Wind-Energy Development for Breeding Grassland Birds and Waterfowl in the Northern Great Plains" and discussed the avian impact offset method and a complementary geospatial decision-support tool.

Ongoing U.S. Offshore Wind Research Efforts and Available Resources: Motus Wildlife Tracking System
Presenter Catherine Jardine, Bird Studies Canada, shared updates from her Offshore Wind & Wildlife Workshop presentation on the Motus Wildlife Tracking System.

Webinar and presentation materials are available.

Wind 101: An Introduction to Wind Energy Siting and Development

Nov. 7, 2019

The recording and presentation slides from the NWCC webinar Wind 101: An Introduction to Wind Energy Siting and Development are available. Presenter Michael Speerschneider gave background on wind project siting and development and discussed opportunities and constraints for wind energy from the perspective of permitting, engineering, and economics, as well as the application of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines.

Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 Webinar

Oct. 17, 2019

The DOE Collegiate Wind Competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from a variety of programs to offer a unique solution to a complex wind energy project. The competition provides students with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind industry workforce. Interested parties are invited to view a recording of the October 17, 2019 informational webinar to learn more about the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition and hear from organizers. Read the Collegiate Wind Competition solicitation.

International Energy Agency Task 28 Webinar: International Perspectives on Social Acceptance of Offshore Wind Energy

Sept. 26, 2019

By the end of 2018, global offshore wind capacity exceeded 22.5 gigawatts (GW) from 176 operating projects. Capacity is expected to exceed 150 GW by 2030, and long-range projections estimate more than 500 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, with broadening international participation. This rapid growth is driven by technology improvements, rapid cost declines, increased demand for renewable electricity, and policy mechanisms, often targeted at mitigating climate change. Despite increasing technological, market, and political acceptance of offshore wind, the acceptance by local communities and stakeholders is a key determinant of deployment. Indeed, social opposition to proposed offshore wind projects has delayed and derailed multiple projects across the globe. Although a rich literature exists on social acceptance and attitudes toward land-based wind, there is less understanding and consensus regarding social responses to offshore wind.

Hosted by the International Energy Agency Wind Task 28, this webinar shared lessons learned from four international researchers.

Jeremy Firestone (USA)–University of Delaware
“Can Offshore Wind Power Find a Place at the U.S. Table?”

Gundula Hübner (Germany)–Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
“On the Long Run - Longitudinal Impact of Offshore Turbines on Residents and Tourism”

Patrick Devine-Wright (United Kingdom)–University of Exeter
“Understanding Community Acceptance of Wind Energy in Different Offshore Locations”

Yasushi Maruyama (Japan)–Nagoya University
“Benefit Sharing Ideas of an Offshore Windfarm with the Fishery Community”

Facilitators:
Suzanne Tegen (USA)–National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Joe Rand (USA)–Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: Berkeley Lab’s Annual Status Report

Sept. 4, 2019

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2019 Annual Status Report, a report published as a slide deck that covers recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, state renewables portfolio standards compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.

In this webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the RPS Collaborative, lead author Galen Barbose presented key findings from the report. A webinar recording is available.

See more information and resources from CESA's RPS Collaborative.

Business Network for Offshore Wind Webinar: Release of DOE/NREL Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report

Aug. 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continues to play a key role in tracking the developments of offshore wind. The Business Network for Offshore Wind and Winston & Strawn LLP hosted a webinar with the key findings of the 2018 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The webinar provided an opportunity to pose questions to NREL about the report findings.

Welcome and introductory remarks by co-hosts:

  • Charlie Papavizas, Chair, Maritime & Admiralty Practice, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Elizabeth Barminski, Program Manager, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Webinar presenter: Walt Musial, Principal Engineer, Manager Offshore Wind, NREL

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Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative Webinar: Research Priorities to Address Bats and Wind Energy Issues

April 12, 2019

For the last 15 years, the Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative (BWEC) has been developing tools and science-based solutions to reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines. At the most recent BWEC All Committee Science Meeting, representative stakeholders developed a list of research priorities for 2019 to 2021. This webinar provided a summary of the issues related to bats and wind energy, a brief history of the BWEC, and its current strategy to address bats and wind energy issues. A presentation and webinar recording are available.