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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2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Behind-the-Meter Projects

Aug. 26, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The easiest energy projects to complete are the ones you have the most control over. “Behind-the-meter” projects typically give you that control. This webinar will focus on the benefits and nuances of behind-the-meter projects and why they work.

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

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: Lisa Gilbane, Biologist, BOEM

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2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Major Energy Project Agreements

Sept. 30, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Energy projects that are not “behind the meter” often require agreements that define how the tribe will work with other parties such as utilities, contractors, and investors. Negotiating and understanding these agreements is essential to the success of any tribal energy project. This webinar will explain some of the most common project agreements and provide ideas on how to negotiate them.

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: Tribal Microgrids: Exploring Why and How

Oct. 28, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Interests in microgrids continues to grow as the number of microgrid projects increases and the value proposition becomes more evident. This webinar will explore common applications for microgrids and the benefits they can provide to tribal communities. Tribal case studies will highlight why and how those tribes chose to develop microgrids.

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: Tribal Energy Success Stories

Dec. 9, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Many tribes across Indian Country have had energy successes. Each situation is unique, with differing reasons, approaches, and challenges. By sharing the successes of other tribes, you can gain valuable inspiration and insights. This webinar will share a few of these tribal energy success stories.

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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Past

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

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Offshore Wind Program

Aug. 4, 2020

Offshore wind offers an unprecedented source of affordable, renewable power for New York. The state is supporting the development of 9,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy by 2035 to power nearly 6 million homes. In 2019, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) issued the single largest renewable energy award in the nation’s history of 1,696 MW, and recently, the Public Service Commission approved an order authorizing the state to issue a solicitation for up to 2,500 MW. In this webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, Doreen Harris, NYSERDA's Director of Large-Scale Renewables, will discuss NYSERDA's award-winning offshore wind program.

2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: How to Create Partnerships to Advance Tribal Energy Projects

July 29, 2020

Partnerships can often help tribes meet their energy goals. It is important for tribes to be purposeful in selecting project partners and developing effective partnerships. This webinar will discuss how to find and select partners that can best assist you in achieving your energy goals.

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.

Offshore Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Webinar Series - Oceanographic High Frequency (HF) Radar Webinar

July 27, 2020

This webinar will feature presentations on mission impacts, technical issues, and mitigation options. Presenters will include representatives from: the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (NOAA-IOOS) that manage the U.S. HF radar network; partner Federal agencies the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); academic partner institutions Rutgers University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the University of California, Santa Barbara; HF radar manufacturer CODAR Ocean Sensors, Ltd.; and others.

Register for the webinar by July 24. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Offshore Wind 101 Webinar: North Carolina

July 22, 2020

Join the Southeastern Wind Coalition to learn about the technology, development process, industry trends, and supply chain opportunity related to offshore wind development in North Carolina. All stakeholders are welcome. Hear from industry experts:

  • Hayes Framme: Government and Communications Manager - Ørsted
  • Eric Thumma: Director, New Business, Offshore Wind - Avangrid Renewables
  • Josh Skubon: Service Contract and Operations Manager - GE Renewable Energy, Offshore Wind
  • John Hardin: Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation - North Carolina Department of Commerce

Introduction to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform

July 14, 2020

This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, will feature an introduction to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform Beta and other tools and data that support state and local clean energy planning. The demonstration will include an introduction to SLOPE’s components that include electricity consumption, energy efficiency potential, renewable energy technical generation potential, levelized cost of energy, and more. Learn how you can access and apply SLOPE’s data on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and (coming soon) sustainable transportation opportunities and potential for your state.

Webinar Speaker: Megan Day, Senior Energy Planner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Webinar Moderator: Nate Hausman, CESA

Offshore Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Webinar Series - Marine Navigation Webinar

July 13, 2020

This webinar will introduce marine navigation radar and include presentations on marine navigation issues, existing studies, wind developer and mariner perspectives on the issues, and a moderated panel Q&A. Invited speakers include representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Ørsted, and Responsible Offshore Development Reliance (RODA).

Register for the webinar by July 11. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

July 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.

Presenter: David Ball, Marine Archaeologist, BOEM

2020 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: How to Select Energy Projects

June 24, 2020

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.

Collegiate Wind Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony

June 22, 2020

Join the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) participants, judges, and organizers for the first-ever CWC virtual awards ceremony held via webinar. Awards will be given for the project development and turbine design portions of the competition, with remarks by Daniel R Simmons, DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Register for the ceremony.

Offshore Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Webinar Series - Offshore Wind Project Review

May 18, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office presented the first in a series of live webinars to discuss offshore wind turbine radar interference mitigation strategies and research needs for offshore wind development that may impact sensitive radar systems. The webinar was hosted by the Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation (WTRIM) Working Group—a consortium of federal agencies composed of DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This webinar series is intended to build relationships between key industry stakeholders and agencies around offshore wind-radar issues, share government and industry perspectives on potential impacts of offshore wind on radar missions, and gain a better understanding of the future direction of the offshore wind market.

On the first webinar, DOE and DOD provided an introduction to the Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group, and offshore wind developer Ørsted shared their experiences with offshore wind-radar interference issues in the United Kingdom and European Union. The presentation slides are available for download.

The second webinar in the series featured a presentation by BOEM Program Manager Jim Bennett and a panel discussion on the offshore wind project review and approval process in the United States from the WTRIM perspective. Speakers included representatives from DOD, DHS, NOAA, and the American Wind Energy Association. The presentation slides are available for download.

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

May 13, 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: Desray Reeb, Marine Biologist, BOEM

Offshore Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Webinar Series - Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group Introduction

April 20, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office presented the first in a series of live webinars to discuss offshore wind turbine radar interference mitigation strategies and research needs for offshore wind development that may impact sensitive radar systems. The webinar was hosted by the Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation (WTRIM) Working Group—a consortium of federal agencies composed of DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This webinar series is intended to build relationships between key industry stakeholders and agencies around offshore wind-radar issues, share government and industry perspectives on potential impacts of offshore wind on radar missions, and gain a better understanding of the future direction of the offshore wind market.

On the first webinar, DOE and DOD provided an introduction to the Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group, and offshore wind developer Ørsted shared their experiences with offshore wind-radar interference issues in the United Kingdom and European Union. The presentation slides are available for download.

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.

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

Download the presentation.

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.