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January 2015

SMART Wind: Support Structures Subgroup

January 13, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Support Structures Subgroup Meeting January 13-14, 2015 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 Beaver Creek B & C Home | Agenda | Hotel  | Participants  Scroll down to register Printable Program Event Details Open to all SMART Wind participants: Tuesday, January 13 11:30-1 pm   “Build Your Own Sandwich” Buffet Lunch | Location: NREL, Golden, CO 1-5:15 pm           Full Subgroup Meeting | Location: NREL, Golden, CO 6-8 pm          Everyone invited “Dutch Treat” group dinner, RSVP required | Location: Mimi’s Cafe,…

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February 2015

SMART Wind: Composites Subgroup

February 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Composites Subgroup Meeting February 16-18, 2015 in Louisville, CO Event Registration | Agenda | Hotel | Participants Event Overview Monday, February 16, 6:00 PM Open to all SMART Wind participants: “Dutch Treat” group dinner  Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, 1 West Flatiron Circle, Flatiron Crossing, Broomfield, CO Tuesday, February 17, 8 AM – 6:30 PM Full Subgroup Meeting | Location: National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), 18299 West 120th Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 7-9 PM “Dutch Treat” dinner for all meeting attendees | Location:  Westminster Marriott Wednesday,…

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March 2015

SMART Wind: Electrical Systems Subgroup

March 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Electrical Systems Subgroup Meeting March 25-26 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. Meeting Registration | Agenda | Hotel | Participants | DW15 Sponsorship

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Electrical Systems Subgroup Meeting

March 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - March 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
JW Marriot, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Electrical Systems Subgroup Meeting March 25-26 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. Meeting Registration | Agenda | Hotel | Participants | DW15 Sponsorship Thank You to Our SMART Wind Electrical Meeting Sponsors:   The SMART Wind Electrical Subgroup will be held after the Distributed Wind 2015 Business Conference and Hill Event. The subgroup will meet for dinner on March 25 and all day March 26. Click to register for Electrical Systems Subgroup or Full Conference pass.   Registration Rates (not including Eventbrite Fee): Type…

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April 2015

SMART Wind Consortium Virtual Electrical Subgroup Meeting

April 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Monthly SMART Wind Virtual Meetings! Electrical Subgroup Meeting: April 29, 1-2 pm ET All interested stakeholders are invited to participate in the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) SMART Wind Consortium virtual meeting for the Consortium's Electrical Subgroup featuring Jim Sims, Vice President Corporate Communications for Molycorp, Inc., presenting on "Rare Earth Magnets in Distributed Wind Turbines." Dr. Xing Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, will also present on rare earth magnets. Following the presentations, we will lead a…

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May 2015

SMART Wind Consortium Virtual Joint Subgroup Meeting

May 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Installation: Reducing Electrical and Foundation Costs Join us from 1-2:30 ET/Noon-1:30 CT/11-12:30 MT/10-11:30 PT on Wednesday May 27th, 2015 for a SMART Wind virtual meeting combining the support structures, electrical and mechanical subgroups. The intent of this 90-minute SMART Wind Consortium meeting is to discuss actions to improve safety and efficiency and to reduce installation costs for distributed wind turbines. Gary Harcourt of Great Rock Windpower will discuss the electrician’s work and ways to handle the high electrical costs on various…

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SMART Wind Consortium Joint Virtual Meeting: Reducing Installation Costs

May 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Installation: Reducing Electrical and Foundation Costs Join us from 1-2:30 ET/Noon-1:30 CT/11-12:30 MT/10-11:30 PT on Wednesday May 27th, 2015 for a SMART Wind virtual meeting combining the support structures, electrical and mechanical subgroups. The intent of this 90-minute SMART Wind Consortium meeting is to discuss actions to improve safety and efficiency and to reduce installation costs for distributed wind turbines. Gary Harcourt of Great Rock Windpower will discuss the electrician’s work and ways to handle the high electrical costs on various…

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June 2015

Power Electronics and SMART Wind Joint Virtual Meeting

June 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Power Electronics and SMART Wind Joint Virtual Meeting: Leveraging Two NIST Consortia to Drive Down US Distributed Wind Costs Wednesday June 24, 2015 1-2:30 PM EDT, 10-11:30 AM PDT Join us for a strategic dialogue on opportunities for collaborating and leveraging two NIST-funded Advanced Manufacturing (AMTech) projects to improve and strengthen US manufacturing focused on lowering costs of distributed wind technology. The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) is a national, industry driven membership-based consortium comprised of OEMs, suppliers, researchers, and…

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July 2015

Composites Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Composite Materials and Process Opportunities

July 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SMART Wind Consortium Subgroup Virtual Meeting: Composite Materials and Process Opportunities Wednesday July 29, 2015 1-2:30 PM EDT, 10-11:30 AM PDT Join members of the SMART Wind Composites Subgroup for a 90-minute virtual meeting to discuss composite materials and processes used to manufacture structural and non-structural composite parts. NREL’s Derek Berry will provide an overview of the U.S. DOE-funded Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s planned work on carbon fiber Slides Ted Lynch of Strategic Marketing Innovations will provide updates based…

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August 2015

SMART Wind Virtual Meeting: Inverters & Variable Frequency Drives

August 26, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SMART Wind Virtual Meeting: Inverters & Variable Frequency Drives Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:30p-1:00p PDT/12:30p-2:00p MDT/1:30p-3:00p CDT/ 2:30p-4:00p EDT Join members of the SMART Wind Electrical Subgroup for a virtual meeting to discuss inverters and variable frequency drives for the US distributed wind energy industry. Speakers and presentations will include:   Dr. Rob Wills, Intergrid: Dr. Wills was recently awarded a Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) subcontract from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a 20-40 kW single phase inverter to…

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September 2015

SMART Wind Manufacturing Forum

September 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L Street
Sacramento, 95814
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Agenda | Sponsors | Hotel & Dining The NIST-funded SMART Wind Consortium will host a Manufacturing Forum focused on scaling up, lean manufacturing processes, automation and robotics to help in efforts to develop a consensus-based Distributed Wind Technology Roadmap that identifies common distributed wind manufacturing gaps and barriers, prioritizes solutions to those gaps for today and for future scalability, and facilitates a rapid transfer of innovation into American-manufactured wind turbines. The Roadmap will lead the way to new market opportunities and more…

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October 2015

SMART Wind Composites Virtual Meeting: Blade Design

October 28, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SMART Wind Composites Virtual Meeting:  Blade Design Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:30p-1:00p PDT/12:30p-2:00p MDT/1:30p-3:00p CDT/ 2:30p-4:00p EDT Join members of the SMART Wind Composite Subgroup for a 90-minute virtual meeting to discuss blade design tools, and approaches for the US distributed wind energy industry. Speakers and presentations will include: Dr. Case van Dam: University of California-Davis, Dr. Piergiovanni Marzocca: Clarkson University, Dr. Kyle Wetzel: Wetzel Engineering, and Dr. D. Todd Griffith: Sandia National Laboratory will present and participate in the brainstorming…

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November 2015

SMART Wind Support Structures Virtual Meeting

November 18, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

SMART Wind Support Structures Virtual Meeting Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:30p-4:00p EST As our final session identifying action items for the NIST-funded advanced manufacturing Roadmap, join members of the SMART Wind Support Structure Subgroup  for a 90-minute virtual meeting to discuss tower and foundation design, and approaches for the US distributed wind energy industry.  Speakers and presentations will include: Gunes Demirbas, G-Tower Dr. Kyle Wetzel, Wetzel Engineering Dr. Paul Migliore, AnerErgonics They will present and participate in the brainstorming discussion on how to evolve U.S. distributed wind…

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February 2016

Final SMART Wind Roadmap Review Meeting

February 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
JW Marriot, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Work session to review and address final comments on SMART Wind Roadmap with OEM Steering Group members, Subgroup Leads, and invited experts. Printable Agenda with Attendee Bios Final Roadmap Review Meeting Agenda JW Marriott Congressional Room                                            1:00p   Welcome & Introductions “What have you gained from the Roadmapping process?” Jennifer Jenkins, DWEA 1:15p   Review of TOC, Methods & Ground Rules for Consensus Heather Rhoads-Weaver & Matt Gagne, eFormative Options One response/position per company, balance OEMs and other stakeholders Mark detailed edits…

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May 2016

SMART Wind Roadmap Virtual Briefing – hosted by DWEA in partnership with WINDExchange

May 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Panelists | Key Takeaways | Consortium Participants | Roadmap File Downloads The distributed wind industry stands dedicated to advancing technology, lowering manufacturing costs, and being a competitive electricity generation source for the U.S. to rely on for energy independence. The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) convened the targeted SMART Wind Consortium to develop a consensus-based, shared-vision Roadmap that identifies common distributed wind research and manufacturing gaps and barriers, prioritizes solutions to those gaps for today and for future scalability, and…

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