Oklahoma City, OK - Wind experts share their knowledge of the industry's evolving needs, and describe state-of-the-art techniques and technologies that use wind assessment data to make wind energy projects possible. The first day's educational program will dig into the remaining challenges of what has become the consistently applied and traditional wind assessment and energy analysis. On day two, the focus shifts from the traditional challenges and explores "new frontiers" including operational assessment, advances in modeling techniques, and remote sensing. Each day finishes with unparalleled networking and relationship-building.
NOTE: This workshop is technical in nature. If you are new to the wind resource assessment community, consider attending the pre-conference seminar on Monday, September 13: Resource Assessment 101.
Attend this workshop and:
- Learn best practices in commonly-used wind resource assessment methods, and their corresponding uncertainties
- Explore the extension of annual energy assessment methods to the temporal realm of monthly, hourly, and the projected volatility of energy, hour by hour
- Discover methods under development to reconcile projected energy from actual energy generated, whether due to natural wind variability or a need for improved analytical methods
- Learn the latest industry benchmarks on project availability
- Understand how remote sensing and advanced computation modeling are moving from interesting technologies to tools actually being used in project assessments and accepted by financiers
Who should attend?
- Wind Assessors
- Project Developers/Owners
- Turbine Manufacturers
- Those needing insight into the detailed nature of wind energy analysis
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry - one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.