The Wind Industry Partnership Summit, which was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and held on January 24–25, 2018, at the Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C, provided industry leaders with the opportunity to learn and provide individual feedback on the long-term vision of wind energy investments and capabilities at the national laboratories.
WETO invests in energy science research and development (R&D) activities that enable innovation, advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power. In an effort to ensure that DOE’s research and development priorities continue to benefit the wind energy industry, WETO hosted this summit to share innovative technologies and engage industry leaders in a dialogue about the future of public research and development laboratory R&D investments.
This summit focused on technology topics that are relevant to specific industry areas, such as Turbine Technology Innovation and Extreme-Scale Turbines, The SMART Wind Plant, and Grid-Enhancing Wind Power Plants. Other summit highlights included a status update on the Wind Vision Roadmap and an overview of a recent wind industry survey that identified specific technology development areas with significant industry importance.