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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Past

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

WINDExchange Offshore Wind Webinar: Technology Below the Water

July 13, 2022

Want to elevate your understanding of offshore wind energy technology?

In this webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s WINDExchange initiative, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Massachusetts Amherst offshore wind energy experts will discuss below-the-water offshore wind energy technology, including foundations and cables. The focuses on offshore wind energy technology below the water, including foundations and cables. Specific aspects of offshore wind energy that are covered by the final webinar in NREL’s Offshore Wind Technology Basics series include fixed bottom turbines, floating turbines, mooring lines for floating turbines, cabling options and installation, and decommissioning. This virtual event will also address the technology options and development considerations for diverse seafloor and oceanographic characteristics.

Join us and you’ll also discover more about the technology options and development considerations for diverse seafloor and oceanographic characteristics. Register now and build your offshore wind knowledge as this industry grows!

Can’t join the live event? Register anyway! After the webinar, we’ll send the recording to all registrants.

Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study – Exploring Opportunities for Distributed and Community-Scale Wind During the Next Two Decades

May 24, 2022

This Zoom-based webinar will feature the just-released Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study. National Renewable Energy Laboratory analysts will discuss the technical and economic potential of distributed wind applications from the kilowatt to community scale in behind-the-meter applications and when interconnected directly into the distribution system. In addition, the presenters will consider opportunities for distributed wind energy in disadvantaged communities and for agricultural, commercial and industrial, and residential lands specifically. Overall, this webinar will illuminate the important role that distributed wind energy can play in support of energy transition.

UPDATE: Missed the event? Catch up with the webinar slides and/or presentation.

2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs – How Can We Help?

April 13, 2022

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations.

The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) is growing and evolving. This webinar will introduce (or reintroduce) the Office and its leadership and share information on offerings, opportunities, and resources available through the Office, including a demonstration of the wealth of informational resources on our website.

Eagle Behavior and Risk Modeling for Wind Energy Webinar

March 29, 2022

NREL will present recent progress in the development and validation of new eagle behavioral models, highlighting applications for wind-plant siting and operations. Following the presentations, a Q&A session will solicit feedback on model capabilities and future directions, followed by a hands-on working session for those interested in exploring the models. Learn more and register for the Eagle Behavior and Risk Modeling for Wind Energy webinar.

U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) Webinar: Bat and Bird Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy

Feb. 8, 2022

This SEER webinar will cover topics related to how birds and bats interact with wind turbines and how that relates to potential collision events and behavioral responses. Learn more.

U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) Webinar: Effects of Offshore Wind Farm Structures on Fish Ecology & Benthic Disturbance

Dec. 15, 2021

At the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are jointly leading the U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) project, a multi-year collaborative effort designed to facilitate knowledge transfer for offshore wind environmental research around the world. Learn more about SEER.

Through significant stakeholder outreach and engagement efforts, the SEER team identified a set of research topics pertinent to offshore wind development on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. The SEER team is now developing a corresponding set of educational research briefs that synthesize key issues, identify existing knowledge gaps, and prioritize future research needs.

As part of this effort, the SEER team will host a series of free, public webinars that will present findings from the briefs and feature panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The second webinar will cover topics related to: Introduction of New Offshore Wind Farm Structures: Effects on Fish Ecology and Benthic Disturbance from Foundations, Anchors, and Cables.

American Wind Wildlife Institute Public Webinar Series: Bat Behavior and Interactions with Wind Turbines

Dec. 14, 2021

Research on bat interactions with wind turbines can improve technology-based approaches to minimizing bat mortality.

This webinar, hosted by the American Wind Wildlife Institute and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will explore several research questions related to bat behavior near wind turbines and its implications for mitigating the impacts of wind energy on bats. The webinar will include presentations and a facilitated Q&A from experts on bat behavior.

WINDExchange Offshore Wind Webinar: Technology Above the Water

Dec. 1, 2021

Want to elevate your understanding of offshore wind technology?

In this webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's WINDExchange initiative, National Renewable Energy Laboratory offshore wind expert Walt Musial discusses above-water offshore wind technology, including wind turbine technology and wind resource assessments and modeling. Build your offshore wind knowledge as this industry grows!

Overview of Fixed-Bottom Offshore Webinar

June 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office WINDExchange Program hosted a webinar where NREL offshore wind researcher Walt Musial introduced an offshore wind fixed-bottom foundation technology. The presentation offered basic technical information, including offshore wind basics, a discussion of foundation types, and construction considerations.

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

Sept. 9, 2020

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) presented 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.

Presenters: Lisa Gilbane, Biologist, BOEM and Jennifer Miller, Geophysicist, BOEM

Presentation slides are available.