Webinars

WINDExchange hosts a series of webinars on current wind energy issues. Audiovisual files and text versions of each webinar are available.

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2018 Tribal Energy Webinar: Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs

Oct. 31, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Western Area Power Administration will co-sponsor the 2018 webinar series Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development on tribal lands.

The capabilities and costs of distributed energy technologies continue to evolve rapidly. This webinar will provide tribes with an update on recent technological and cost trends for distributed energy. Speakers will discuss the latest developments in conventional and renewable distributed generation technologies, along with energy storage options that in some cases can make these energy sources more reliable and valuable. Attendees will learn unique characteristics of these technologies, find out how they are competing in the marketplace, and understand how to use them separately or combined for the greatest benefit to their tribal community.

If you cannot attend the live webinars, you can access recordings and slides of past webinars.

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Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard

Nov. 8, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

Clean Peak Standards are being implemented or considered by several states as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. In this webinar, Navigant's Lon Huber, who has consulted with numerous state governors and energy officials on Clean Peak Standards, will discuss the role of storage and how some states are approaching storage. Todd Olinsky-Paul of Clean Energy States Alliance will moderate.

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance for the RPS Collaborative and for the Energy Storage Working Group.

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2018 Tribal Energy Webinar: Tribal Microgrid Case Studies

Nov. 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Eastern | Add to calendar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs and the Western Area Power Administration will co-sponsor the 2018 webinar series Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Community Energy Development. The series is intended for tribal leaders, tribal staff, and others interested in energy development on tribal lands.

As microgrid technology continues to become more affordable, reliable, and advanced, tribes are looking at microgrids as a viable option to provide electric service to their members. This webinar will provide an overview of microgrid systems and technologies and how they can be used in tribal communities for emergency situations, to provide reliability, or to increase independence. Speakers will highlight the benefits and challenges for tribes considering developing, owning, and operating a microgrid. Case studies will share the reasons for and lessons learned by tribes that have successfully developed their own microgrids.

If you cannot attend the live webinars, you can access recordings and slides of past webinars.

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Past

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

U.S. Wind Turbine Database: Data and Online Viewer Webinar

April 23, 2018

This webinar provides an overview of the U.S. Wind Turbine Database and Viewer—a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is easily accessible, more accurate, and updated more often than existing wind turbine datasets. The database contains more than 57,000 turbines, constructed from the 1980s through 2018, and includes characteristics such as the turbines' make and model, height, rotor diameter, year of installation, and rated capacity. This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office and developed in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Comparing Strongly Annoyed Individuals with Symptoms near U.S. Turbines to Those in Surveyed European Communities

March 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This fourth webinar will focus on an investigation of individuals who are “strongly” annoyed (i.e., annoyed with symptoms) and will compare results between this U.S. study and other studies in Europe to examine differences and correlates.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Predicting Audibility of and Annoyance to Wind Power Project Sounds Using Modeled Sound

Feb. 27, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers will host a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, every other Tuesday starting January 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This third webinar will focus on an investigation of various predictors of reported ability to hear turbines and stated sound annoyance, including modeled project sound levels, local background sound levels, objective measures of people and place, and self-reported subjective descriptors.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Wind Power Project Planning Process Fairness and Attitudes

Feb. 13, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This second webinar focused on an investigation of various predictors of stated planning process fairness and relative influences of planning process fairness on attitudes.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar Series: Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes: Overall Analysis of Attitudes of 1,700 Wind Power Project Neighbors

Jan. 30, 2018

Achieving continued increasing wind energy deployment levels will require coordination and cooperation with the communities and community members in which the wind power projects will be located, including local authorities, citizens, landowners, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. In 2015, DOE funded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to lead a 4-year project collecting data from individuals living near U.S. wind power projects. The aim was to widen the understanding of how U.S. communities are reacting to the deployment of wind turbines and to provide insights to those communities considering wind projects.

To share the results of their analysis, the Lawrence Berkeley researchers hosted a four-part webinar series, Understanding Wind Project Neighbors through a National Survey of Attitudes, starting January 30, 2018. This first webinar focused on results from an investigation of relative influences of correlates of attitudes across all 1,704 respondents, with focus on pre- vs. post-construction differences.

Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges II: Radar: A WINDExchange Webinar

April 15, 2017

Moderator Patrick Gilman from the U.S. Department of Energy, Bill Van Houten from the Department of Defense Siting Clearinghouse, and Jason Biddle from the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discussed radar, technologies, research, and siting processes during this April 2015 webinar. Their presentations are available.

Audio and text versions of the webinar are available (WMV 13.4 MB). Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:53:28. Text Version.