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Upcoming Events in Iowa

3 event(s).

KidWind Challenge Event - Cherokee, IA

Date: 4/6/2016

Location: Cherokee, IA

Source: KidWind Project

This information was last updated on January 07, 2016

When students participate in a KidWind Challenge, they will discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology; design a functional wind turbine based on their knowledge of wind energy; create a wind turbine of their own and test its performance; and compete against peers for the most creative funcitonal turbine.

Spring Operations and Maintenance User Group Meeting

Date: 4/6/2016 to 4/7/2016

Location: Des Moines, IA

Contact: Sandy Smith

Phone: 865-218-4600, ext. 6141

Source: Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group

This information was last updated on February 04, 2016

The format for this event will parallel that of previous meetings with a plenary session on the morning of April 6. In response to feedback from the membership, the plenary session will focus on personnel and staffing issues. That session will be followed in the afternoon by meetings of the Siemens, Clipper, Mitsubishi/Gamesa, and Suzlon Roundtables. The day will conclude with a networking reception and presentation of the 2016 Ross Newlin Annual Achievement Award for Variable-Generation Plant Operations and Maintenance.

The morning of April 7 will consist of meetings of the GE and Senvion/Nordex Roundtables. The afternoon will feature a roundtable focusing on Vestas and balance of plant issues and a roundtable focusing on solar Operations and Maintenance issues. An optional tour of TPI Composites blade manufacturing facility in nearby Newton, Iowa, will be offered on April 8.

About the Roundtables:
The core of the meeting is vendor product-specific Roundtable Forums for user group members only. The format consists of open discussions, moderated by a roundtable chair, centered on a specific wind turbine component or specific model of wind turbine. The roundtable provides the opportunity for frank and open discussion among users, who share their information, knowledge, and experience.

Sioux City KidWind Challenge 2016

Date: 5/7/2016

Location: Sioux City, IA

Contact: April Tidwell

Source: KidWind Project

This information was last updated on February 04, 2016

When students participate in a KidWind Challenge, they will discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology; design a functional wind turbine based on their knowledge of wind energy; create a wind turbine of their own and test its performance; and compete against peers for the most creative functional turbine. Register here to participate in the 2016 Sioux City KidWind Challenge.