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Objective:  For distributed wind manufacturers, supply chain members, academic researchers and other Consortium participants to meet each other, to establish expected outcomes, and learn about NIST resources available.  Identify opportunities, expertise and distributed wind knowledge.

Wednesday, October 15
5:30-7:30p        Welcome Reception

Host Presentations:
Daniel Valyou, CECET- Presentation
Gary Kanaby, Wetzel Engineering -Presentation

Thursday, October 16
Draft Working Agenda
NOTE session times subject to change

7:30a                  Registration and Coffee

8:00a                 Self-Introductions by Consortium Participants
                           What do you hope this project will accomplish?
What are your areas of expertise?
                           Facilitators: Jennifer Jenkins, DWEA & Heather Rhoads-Weaver, eFormative

                            Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Tom Lettieri, U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Programs in
                             Manufacturing Innovation 
                            Bret Barker, U.S. Department of Energy Distributed Wind Engagement -Presentation

9:00a                Manufacturing Related Federal Activities: Opportunities for
                            Distributed Wind

                             Ben Vickery, NIST Manufacturing Futures Group -Presentation
                             Tom Bell, Center for Economic Growth -Presentation
                             Tara Rice, Rural Council “Made in Rural America” Initiative

10:00a                Networking Break

10:30a                Overview of Project Plans, Questionnaire, Advisors &
                             Core/Support Team Roles
                              Expectations for Participants -Presentation
                             Jennifer Jenkins, DWEA
                             Heather Rhoads-Weaver, eFormative Options 

11:00a                Overview of DWEA OEM Steering Group Members, Top-Level
                            Manufacturing Gaps and Opportunities
                             Technology, skill sets, tooling, facilities, vendor relationships, QA, etc. -Presentation
                             Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team
                             Brent Summerville, Summerville Wind & Sun

12:00p              Lunch: Informal Table Discussions by Subgroups
                            Composites, Support Structures, Mechanical & Electrical Systems

1:00p                Identifying Steering Group Advisors and Subgroup Leaders
                            Mechanical:       Robert Preus (NREL), Gary Harcourt (Great Rock) -Presentation ,
                                                         Dr. Patrick Lemieux (CalPoly) -Presentation
                            Composites:       Dr. Pier Marzocca (Clarkson) -Presentation
                                                         Dr. Case van Dam (UC Davis), -Presentation

                                                         Paul Williamson (MOWII) -Presentation
                            Electrical:           Dr. Ruth Douglas Miller (KSU) -Presentation, Dr. Wei Qiao (UNL) -Presentation,
                                                         Dr. Rob Wills (Intergrid) -Presentation
                             Support Structure: Dr. Asad Esmaeily (KSU) -Presentation, Dr. Rick Damiani (NREL),
                                                        Roger Dixon (Skylands) -Presentation

3:00p                Networking Break

3:30                  Latest Distributed Wind Research at U.S. DOE National Labs
                             Robert Preus, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                             Joshua Paquette, Sandia National Laboratory
                              Alice Orrell, Pacific National Northwest Laboratory 

4:30p                Other NIST AMTech Projects and Related Efforts
                             Dr. Christopher Niezrecki, UMass Lowell WindSTAR -Two Presentations

5:00p                Participant Closing Remarks: Next Steps
                             Roundtable: How do you see yourself contributing to this project?        

5:30p                Adjourn


6:30p                DWEA OEM Steering Group Dinner (invitation only)