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This is an excerpt from the First Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program will host an exhibit booth at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, from May 5-8, 2013. Visit DOE's booth, #1808, to learn more about the program's wind energy research and development (R&D) efforts and pick up a copy of the latest publications. DOE Wind Program representatives will be staffing the booth to answer questions and provide information to the wide range of industry stakeholders attending the conference, including industry professionals, experts, leaders, decision makers, and researchers.

The Wind Program leads the nation's efforts in improving the performance, lowering the costs, and accelerating the deployment of wind technologies. The program works with national laboratories, industry, universities, and other federal agencies to conduct R&D activities through competitively selected, cost-shared projects. Greater use of the nation's abundant wind resources for electric power generation will help stabilize energy costs, enhance energy security, and improve the environment.

Presentations by DOE Wind Program at AWEA WINDPOWER 2013

See the WINDPOWER 2013 website for more information.

Agenda subject to change.

Monday, May 6, 2013

After Project Interconnection — Addressing Delivery and Integration Challenges

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location: S105D

Michael Milligan, Principal Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Market Designs for Efficient Wind Integration into the Bulk Power System

Power Session: Long-Term Vision of Wind Energy in the U.S.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom S100

Jose Zayas, Wind Program Director, U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's plan to launch a "Wind Vision" project, based on its 2008 20% Wind Energy by 2030 Report.

Policy Outlook: Wind Power in the New Congress

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Location: S103B

Mark Bolinger, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tracking the U.S. Wind Industry: Untangling Cost, Performance, and PPA Price Trends

The Economic Development Benefits of Wind Projects in the Midwest

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Location: S105D

Ryan Wiser, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Impact of Wind Development on Income & Employment: Evaluating Effects Across a 12-State Region

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Maximizing the Long-Term Value of Wind Projects

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location: S105B

Eric Lantz, Research Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

O&M Costs: Historical Trends and Future Implications

DOE Poster Presentations

Poster Reception — 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.,

Location: Exhibit Hall A

  1. A Reserve Methodology for Integration Studies with High Penetrations of Wind and Solar — Michael Milligan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Collaboratives for Wildlife-Wind Turbine Interaction Research: Fostering Multistakeholder Involvement — Karin Sinclair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. Dynamic Demand Curves of Operating Reserves in an Electricity Market with Wind Power — Zhi Zhou, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Observations, Models, and Why We Hope You Will Share the Benefits for Investing in Them — Joel Cline, U.S. Department of Energy
  5. Radar-Wind Turbine Interagency Field Test & Evaluation — Ben Karlson, Sandia National Laboratories
  6. Real-Time Wind Data Collection & CFD Modeling as a Power System Structure Forensics Tool — Jason Bush, Idaho National Laboratory
  7. Revealing the Best Financial Policies for On-Site Wind — Alice Orrell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  8. Use of Dynamic Transmission Line Rating System & Real-time Wind Data to Support Wind Forecasting — Kurt Myers, Idaho National Laboratory
  9. Wind Energy Deployment in Isolated Islanded Power Systems – Challenges and Realities — Ian Baring-Gould, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  10. Wind Plant Repowering Economics and Incremental Supply Chain Demand — Eric Lantz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Improving Short-Term Wind Power Predictions

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: S105A

Zhangshuan Hou, Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Uncertainty Reduction and Quantification in Wind Generation Forecast with Exploratory Data Analysis

A Holistic Approach to Wind Integration

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: S104A

Debra Lew, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study — Phase 2

Audun Botterud, Energy Systems Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

Resource Adequacy in Electricity Markets with High Shares of Wind Power

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