Alternative Energy Institute

Department of Energy NREL West Texas A&M University

WEATS 2010 - Agenda

Tuesday, Sep 28 (Fundamentals / Small Wind)

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 Travel to NWTC / Badging  
9:00 Course Introduction / Introductions Larry Flowers (NREL)
9:30 Welcome to NWTC Fort Felkor (NREL)
10:00 Wind Applications Larry Flowers (NREL)
10:30 Break  
10: 45

Fundamentals/Intro to Wind

  • Wind Characteristics
  • Operation of Wind Turbines
  • Economics Overview
  • Power in the Wind
  • Power Curves
Ken Starcher (AEI)
12:15 LUNCH  
13:15 Small Wind (On Grid, Off Grid) TBD
14:45 Break  
15:00

Distributed Commercial Scale Wind

Charles Newcomb (Nexgen) (invited)
16:00

Wind Resource Assessment

  • Anemometers, Data Loggers
Dennis Elliott / Marc Schwartz (NREL)
17:00

Adjourn

George Scott (NREL)
18:00 Group Dinner  

Wednesday, September 29 (Site Tour / Resource Assessment / Large Wind)

Time Topic Speaker
8:00 Travel to NWTC  
8:15

Large Windfarms

  • Technology/Markets/Economics
  • Windfarm Development Overview
Larry Flowers (NREL)
9:00 Site Selection Dale Osborn (DisGen)
10:00 Break  
10:15

Land Agreements/Environment

  • Permitting/PPA
Dale Osborn (DisGen)
11:30 Installing a Large Wind Turbine Fingersh /Green/ Roberts
12:15 LUNCH  
13:15

NWTC Tours

  • Dyno Lab
  • IUF/Blade Test
  • DERTF
  • NW-100
  • Small Wind Turbines
  • Large Turbines

Small Wind Turbine Test Team

Lee Jay Fingersh/Jim Green

15:15 Break  
15:30 WAPA Transmission Infrastructure Steve Trombly
16:30 Q & A / Discussion  
17:00 Adjourn  

Thursday, September 30 (Anno Installation / Round Table Discussions)

Time Topic Speaker
8:00

Start Lift Safety and MET Parts

  • Assembly
  • Lift
Ken Starcher (AEI)
10:00 Break  
11:30 Wind Integration Michael Milligan (NREL)
12:15 LUNCH  
13:15 Policy Bob Gough
14:45 Break  
15:00 Developing a Pro-Forma Tom Wind (Utility Wind Consulting) (invited)
16:00 Discussion and Q&A  
17:00 Adjourn