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11 event(s).

Energy Department's Wind Industry Update: A WINDExchange Webinar

Date: 9/21/2016

This information was last updated on 8/17/2016

3 p.m. ET
The United States ranks second in the world for wind power capacity and remains first in the world for electricity generated from wind power, according to the 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report released by the Energy Department and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Total installed wind power capacity from turbines rated at more than 100 kilowatts in the United States grew at an impressive rate of 12% in 2015 and stands at nearly 74 gigawatts, meeting an estimated 5.6% of U.S. end-use electricity demand in an average year. The nearly 8.6 gigawatts of capacity installed during 2015—representing more new deployment than any other electricity source—is a 77% increase over total installations in 2014. The report also finds that wind energy continues to be sold at attractive prices through power purchase agreements, making this renewable energy source fully cost-competitive with traditional power sources in many parts of the United States. In fact, wind generated a total of more than 190 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2015—enough to power more than 19 million average U.S. homes and save the equivalent of more than 130 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2015.

The report also illustrates how the U.S. wind industry has positively impacted the American workforce by currently supporting 88,000 jobs related to development, siting, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries—an increase of 15,000 jobs in 2015.

To learn more about the U.S. wind industry and findings from the 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report, join WINDExchange and Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a free webinar on September 21. Although the webinar is free, registration is required.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Virginia Task Force Meeting

Date: 9/22/2016

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

This information was last updated on 9/15/2016

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will provide an overview of recent and upcoming milestones and activities offshore Virginia at the fifth task force meeting in the state. An agenda is available.

White House Tribal Nations Conference

Date: 9/26/2016

Location: Washington, DC

Source: Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

This information was last updated on 9/1/2016

President Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. The President's eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference will continue to build on his administration's firm commitment to strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Each of the 567 federally recognized tribes are invited to send one representative to the conference, which provides tribal leaders with a unique opportunity to network, interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, and participate in breakout sessions focused on the issues of greatest interest and concern to their tribes.

For additional details about the event, watch the White House website.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Webinar: Wind Power Opportunities for the South

Date: 9/27/2016

Source: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

This information was last updated on 9/14/2016

3 p.m. ET
Wind power prices are at all-time lows. The federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy will begin to phase out soon. For utility and corporate wind energy purchasers, now is the time to buy. Utilities already import nearly 4 gigawatts of wind energy into the South through existing transmission systems. Proposed high-voltage direct current transmission projects can deliver gigawatts of high-capacity, low-cost wind power into the region. Wind turbine technology has advanced significantly over the past 5 years, and wind farm development can take place in every state in the South. This webinar will explain the costs of wind energy opportunities in the South and the cost of losing the federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy. Register for the free webinar.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webinar: Forecasting Wind Energy Costs and Cost Drivers

Date: 9/27/2016

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This information was last updated on 9/15/2016

11 a.m. ET
Join Ryan Wiser of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a free webinar summarizing the results of an expert elicitation survey of 163 of the world's foremost wind experts, aimed at better understanding future costs and technology advancement possibilities. The new study, Expert Elicitation Survey on Future Wind Energy Costs, was recently published in the journal Nature Energy. Results suggest significant opportunities for cost reductions but also underlying uncertainties. Under the median scenario, experts anticipate 24% to 30% reductions by 2030 and 35% to 41% reductions by 2050 across the three wind applications studied. Costs could be even lower: experts predict a 10% chance that reductions will be more than 40% by 2030 and more than 50% by 2050.

AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Seminar 2016

Date: 9/27/2016 to 9/28/2016

Location: Minneapolis, MN

This information was last updated on 1/8/2016

Join the wind industry's leading owners, project developers, and wind assessors as they share the latest challenges facing the wind resource assessment community. During this technical event, attendees will explore the industry's needs, focus on state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, and provide critical insight into key matters by which we make our energy predictions.

UVIG 2016 Forecasting Workshop

Date: 9/27/2016 to 9/29/2016

Location: Denver, CO

Source: UVIG

This information was last updated on 7/12/2016

UVIG's annual Variable Generation (VG) Forecasting Workshop brings together experts from North America, Europe, and around the world to explore the state-of-the-art in wind, solar, and distributed generation forecasting and its application to electric power system planning and operations. This workshop is intended for utilities and power system operators, companies associated with producing and using VG, research groups working to improve VG output forecasts, and companies involved in forecasting and integration services for all forms of VG. This workshop will help participants to:

  • Develop a better understanding of the value of VG forecasting in the day-ahead, hour-ahead, and real-time periods
  • Explore the enhanced prospects for the use of VG forecasts in the scheduling and operation of power systems and markets
  • Develop a better understanding of VG forecasting developments that are underway or on the horizon
  • Continue an ongoing dialog among the VG forecasting research, development, applications and user communities.

The morning of the first day will be devoted to tutorials, while the afternoon of the first day will be devoted to meetings of the UVIG User Groups:

  • DG Applications
  • Operating Impacts and Integration Studies
  • Market Operation and Transmission Planning
  • VG Plant Modeling and Interconnection.

Ocean Planning in the Northeast: Draft Plan Webinar

Date: 9/28/2016

Source: Northeast Regional Planning Body

This information was last updated on 9/20/2016

1:30 p.m. ET
The Northeast Regional Planning Body has been working through revisions to the draft Northeast Ocean Plan in response to the comments received during the public review in June and July. The group will host a webinar to provide an overview of revisions to the document and the general schedule for the remainder of 2016.

Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Strategic Partnerships for Clean Energy and Economic Development

Date: 9/28/2016

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

This information was last updated on 1/11/2016

1 p.m. ET
Tribes can form strategic partnerships to develop renewable energy projects in their communities. Attendees will learn how the partnerships can align economic development and clean energy development strategies and policies amongst the partners, leverage resources, reduce or remove policy and program barriers and silos, and identify the emerging opportunities and challenges clean energy industries face in the near and long term.

This webinar is part of the 2016 Tribal Energy and Economic Development Webinar Series, produced by the Office of Indian Energy in partnership with Western Area Power Administration. If you cannot participate in the live webinar, you can access recordings and slides after the webinar in Western's webinar library.

Energy Department's Distributed Wind Industry Update: A WINDExchange Webinar

Date: 9/28/2016

This information was last updated on 8/17/2016

3 p.m. ET
Compared with traditional, centralized power plants, distributed wind energy installations supply power directly to homes, farms, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and communities. Turbines used in these applications can range in size from a few hundred watts to several megawatts. The Energy Department and its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently published the 2015 Distributed Wind Market Report, which shows that U.S. wind turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of more than 934 megawatts from approximately 75,000 turbines—enough to power more than 142,000 average American homes.

One segment of the distributed wind industry involves wind turbines deployed in the built environment: in, on, or near buildings. The built-environment wind turbine niche of the wind industry is still developing and is relatively less mature than the utility-scale wind or traditional distributed wind sectors. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published Deployment of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment: Risks, Lessons, and Recommended Practices, a report that investigates the current state of the BEWT industry by reviewing available literature on BEWT projects as well as interviewing project owners on their experiences deploying and operating the technology.

To learn more about the U.S. distributed wind industry, join WINDExchange for a free webinar on September 28. Alice Orrell of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present highlights from the 2015 Distributed Wind Market Report, and Heidi Tinnesand from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will present findings from Deployment of Wind Turbines in the Built Environment: Risks, Lessons, and Recommended Practices. Although the webinar is free, registration is required.

A Roadmap for Transforming Energy to 100% Wind, Water, and Solar

Date: 9/29/2016

This information was last updated on 9/6/2016

12 p.m. ET
Mark Jacobsen, director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University, will lead this webinar on what communities and cities can do to help transform the United States' energy infrastructure for all purposes to 100% wind, water, and solar power. Irene Boland Nielson, climate change coordinator for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, will moderate.

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