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Past Events in Alaska

8 event(s).

Islanded Grid Wind Power Conference

Date: 3/4/2015 to 3/6/2015

Location: Anchorage, AK

This information was last updated on January 26, 2015

This conference allows participants to learn and share information about wind systems on island and islanded grid environments through expert panel discussions, stakeholder dialogue, and training sessions. The first two days include primer sessions and opening plenaries on the state of the technology, markets, and human capacity. The second day highlights stakeholder presentations on key topics such as energy storage, control systems, O&M, secondary loads, and more. Attendees include researchers, operators, manufacturers, military and government officials, and other stakeholders.

Wind Energy Application Training Symposium (WEATS): Kotzebue

Date: 5/15/2012

Location: Kotzebue, AK

Contact: Stephanie Nowers, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

This is an opportunity for community members, utility operators and others to learn more about wind energy in Alaska from financing and operation to ongoing regional projects.

Alaska Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 5/14/2012

Location: Kotzebue, AK

Contact: Stephanie Nowers, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)

Weather permitting, participants can tour the new turbines installed at Kotzebue Electric Association's wind farm.

International Wind-Diesel Workshop

Date: 3/8/2011 to 3/11/2010

Location: Girdwood, AK

Contact: Katherine Keith, Alaska Wind-Diesel Applications Center Coordinator

Phone: (907) 509-0751

Hotel Alyeska.

The 2011 International Wind-Diesel Workshop will bring the wind-diesel community together to share and discuss the current status of the technology and required improvements.

Interest in diesel alternatives and wind-diesel technologies remains high, in part due to rising oil prices. This interest is most notable in Alaska, where more than 20 systems have been implemented in the past few years. Small rural communities such as Kakonok, Alaska and islands such as the Galapagos and the U.S. Virgin Islands are investigating and implementing systems.

Join us for one day of pre-workshops, two and a half days for the Workshop, and optional two days for field trips.

Alaska Wind Working Group Meeting

Date: 11/11/2010 to 11/12/2010

Location: Nome, AK

Contact: James Jensen, Wind Project Manager, Alaska Energy Authority

Phone: (907) 771-3043

Wind Powering America's technical director, Ian Baring-Gould, will be attending.

Bethel Regional Wind Development Workshop

Date: 1/10/2008 to 1/11/2008

Location: Bethel, AK

Bethel Cultural Center.

This meeting is being held to discuss regional wind development in the Yukon and Kuskukwim (Y-K) delta region of western Alaska. In light of diesel prices that continue to rise, strong community interest, and successful wind-diesel projects already installed at the towns of Toksook Bay and Kasigluk, this workshop will try to set the stage for expanded wind development in the Y-K region.

First Day

The focus will be to give people without much background in wind energy an introduction to it.

Second Day

The second day will focus on how wind resource development might be done on a regional basis in the Y-K delta. Speakers will give short presentations on topics such as how regional wind development could affect the local business environment and educational community, examples of other successful regional approaches, potential public-private partnerships, and the pros and cons of bulk purchasing, shipping, and installation of wind turbines. After the presentations, a facilitated discussion will take place to collect input from the participants about regional needs and find out what people think about approaching wind energy development from a regional perspective. The goal of the second day will be to come up with a clear set of community recommendations on how to proceed.

People should feel free to come to one or both days of the event. Many people have already been introduced to wind energy and may decide to come only to the second day, so they can participate in the regional wind development discussion.

Who Should Attend?

Our goal is to have as much participation at the event as possible. In particular, we are targeting village administrators, traditional council members and tribal leaders, electric utility managers and operators, business people, and other regional stakeholders who may have an interest in how wind energy could decrease the amount of diesel necessary to generate electricity in communities across the Y-K Delta.


Ian Baring-Gould
(303) 384-7021

Hannah Willard
(907) 929-7770

Martina Dabo, Wind Program Manager, Alaska Energy Authority

Alaska Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS)

Date: 8/13/2007 to 8/14/2007

Location: Anchorage, AK

Contact: Ian Baring-Gould, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Phone: 303-384-7021

BP Energy Center.

The Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS) is an internationally-acclaimed hands-on workshop on wind energy first launched in 1988. This Alaska-focused event will look at both large and small wind systems and will cover all aspects of wind applications. Through focused discussion, the symposium will allow the development of useful contacts and practical expertise that will help bring a wind energy project to fruition and ensure it operates successfully and profitably for years.

WEATS is designed as an introduction for project planners, developers, utility officials, engineers directly involved with energy projects, or those who are considering wind energy development and want to learn more about wind energy technology applications.

The symposium will provide participants with a strong introductory overview of wind technologies, resource assessment, project planning, the analytical tools for conducting project pre-feasibility and identification analysis, and the implementation of wind energy projects large and small. Participants learn from experts and business leaders about the capabilities of the technology, and about economic and financial aspects of sustainable project development.

The symposium is being held at the BP Energy Center off Benson and the New Seward Hwy in Anchorage, Alaska (PDF 430 KB) starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 13th, and ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007.

For more information please contact Ian Baring-Gould (ian_baring_gould@nrel.gov - (303) 384-7021), Hannah Willard (hwillard@gci.net - (907) 929-7770), or James Jensen (jjensen@aidea.org - (907) 269-4682)

Alaskan Native Wind Interest Group Workshop

Date: 5/3/2001

Location: Anchorage, AK

For a draft agenda.