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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) Wind Program will host a booth at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, May 18–21, 2015. Stop by booth #3801 to meet Wind Program Personnel and learn about the latest DOE-funded research. Visitors can also pick up a free flash drive containing the Wind Program’s most recent research reports and learn about DOE’s newest initiatives—the Wind Vision and Atmosphere to Electrons.

DOE Wind Program Presentations at American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER 2015


Scientific Advancements in Wind, as Told by Industry Experts
1:30 p.m.−2:45 p.m.
Sensitivity Study of Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structure Optimization in U.S. Waters
Rick Damiani, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Advances in Turbine Components & Subsystems R&D
3:15 p.m.−4:30 p.m.
Innovative Medium-Speed Drivetrain Design Program and Dynamometer Testing Results
Jonathan Keller, Senior Engineer, NREL
NREL's Modern Electrical Architecture Addressing New Turbine Utility and Siting Requirements
William Erdman, Director, Cinch, LLC


Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States, Quantifying the Economic, Environmental, and Social Benefits of Wind Energy
10:30 a.m.−11:45 p.m.
Panel Presentation: The DOE Wind Vision: Wind Generation for the Next Generation
Jose Zayas, Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Supply Chain Evolutions to Support Technology Trends
1:30 p.m.−2:45 p.m.
Addressing Major Component Technology Trends: Blades and Towers
Patrick Fullenkamp, Director, Technical Services, GLWN
Review of Current and Future Wind Turbine Technology Trends
Katherine Dykes, Senior Engineer, NREL

The “Mostly Wind” Grid – Implications for Reliability, Markets, and Storage
3:15 p.m.−4:30 p.m.
The Missing Money Issue in Bulk Power Markets with High Wind Energy Penetrations
Michael Milligan, Principal Researcher, NREL

Poster Reception 4:30 p.m.−6:00 p.m.


Connecting the Dots: Understanding the Value of Improved Wind Energy Forecasts
9:00 a.m.−10:15 a.m.
Why DOE is Funding Wind Energy Forecasting Improvement in the USA – Current Status of Efforts
Joel Cline, Meteorologist, Wind Program, U.S. Department of Energy

New Distributed and Community Wind—Success Stories and Strategies
9:00 a.m.−10:15 a.m.
Preview of 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report
Alice Orrell, Energy Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory