Past Events in California
Location: Sacramento, CA
This information was last updated on September 08, 2015
The Energy Department (DOE) has identified high non-hardware balance-of-system ("soft") costs as a barrier to distributed wind system deployment. To better understand the soft cost reduction potential for distributed wind systems, DOE's national labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will work with industry to categorize soft costs and create a soft costs data set. Please join DOE, NREL, and PNNL for an interactive session with industry and stakeholder feedback on specific categories for the soft costs as well as opportunities for reducing these costs.
Date: 3/6/2012 to 3/9/2012
Location: San Diego, CA
TechAdvantage is the technology event for electric cooperative engineering, energy services, operations, information technology, purchasing and supply management professionals. It provides leading-edge strategies and best practices to reduce costs, enhance reliability and increase service quality.
The 2011 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award recipient will be recognized the afternoon of March 8, 2012. The award honors one electric cooperative for its leadership in wind power. The Wind Cooperative of the Year Award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America initiative in partnership with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the award.
Wind Powering America 10th Annual All-States Summit Proceedings
Date: 5/25/2011 to 5/26/2011
Location: Anaheim, CA
Phone: (303) 384-6973
Approximately 110 members of Wind Powering America's network attended the 10th Annual All-States Summit on May 26 in Anaheim. The Summit, which followed the annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, provided Wind Powering America's network of state wind working groups, state energy officials, DOE and national lab Wind Powering America representatives and its professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind at the state level. Participants shared strategies and lessons learned, reviewed priority activities and topics, and celebrated and recognized accomplishments among peers. The Summit featured plenary sessions, regional and state breakouts, and smaller group discussions on focused issues, as well as presentations and remarks from invited national guest speakers. Summit participants included leaders of Wind Powering America's state wind working groups, institutional partners, wind industry experts, and DOE and National Laboratory staff. Contact Ruth Baranowski for a copy of the Wind Powering America 10th Annual All-States Summit Proceedings.
Northwest Public Power Association Innovative Technologies Conference
Date: 9/21/2008 to 9/24/2008
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
The U.S. DOE Wind Powering America booth will be exhibited at this event. Approximately 250 utility industry leaders will attend this event.
Wind Powering America State Summit Proceedings
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Summit followed the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's) annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, June 3-6, in Los Angeles. Each year, AWEA's WINDPOWER conference brings together the industry's leading wind energy professionals from around the world for 3 days of conference sessions and an interactive tradeshow where exhibitors showcase their products and services.
On the day following WINDPOWER, the Wind Powering America (WPA) program convened its Annual State Summit. The Summit provided Wind Powering America's network of state wind working groups, state energy officials, DOE and national lab WPA representatives and its professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities and challenges for wind at the state level. Participants shared strategies/lessons learned, reviewed priority activities/topics, and celebrated and recognized accomplishments among peers. The Summit featured plenary sessions, regional and state breakouts, and smaller group discussions on focused issues, as well as presentations and remarks from invited national guest speakers. Summit participants included leaders of Wind Powering America's state wind working groups, institutional partners, wind industry experts, and DOE and National Laboratory staff. Contact Ruth Baranowski for a copy of the 2007 Wind Powering America State Summit Proceedings.
Small Wind State Stakeholders Meeting at WINDPOWER 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Larry Sherwood
The State Stakeholders meeting provides an opportunity for states to exchange information on policies and programs to promote the use of small wind turbines. The meeting will include reports from state representatives, discussion of state incentives, the latest trends in net metering and interconnection, information on experience with zoning laws, and a briefing on turbine and installer certification. There is no charge to attend the State Stakeholders Meeting, but pre-registration is requested. To register, send an e-mail to Larry Sherwood.
Utility Energy Forum
Date: 5/2/2007 to 5/4/2007
Location: Tahoe City, CA
Wind Powering America (WPA) is sponsoring a half day workshop, "Update on Renewable Energy Markets, Policies, and Programs," on May 2, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Experts will present the latest news on renewable energy and what it means to the utility industry. The agenda includes:
- What are Renewable Project Developers Looking For?
- The Evolving RECs Market
- An Update on the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System
- A Corporate View of Renewable Energy
- How One Utility is Tackling California's RPS
At the Utility Energy Forum, WPA will also be exhibiting its booth. Approximately 200 utility representatives from seven western states participate in the Utility Energy Forum each year.