Distributed Wind 2023 Agenda

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All events are at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View (2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA, 22202) unless otherwise noted.

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Distributed Wind 2023 Agenda

Monday, February 27

DW23 – DWEA Business Conference

Location: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View and Virtual

7:00a – 8:00a  Registration, Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:00a – 8:10a  Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mike Bergey, DWEA President

8:10a – 8:30a  Keynote Address – TBD

8:30a – 9:20a Leadership Panel: State of the Industry
Moderator:  Charles Newcomb, Hoss Consulting

Participants:

  • Richard Legault, Eocycle Technologies, leading manufacturer of farm and commercial wind turbines
  • Ken Kotalik, Primus Wind Power, leading manufacturer of micro-turbines for remote power
  • Mike Bergey, Bergey Windpower, leading manufacturer of residential and farm wind turbines
  • Steve Sherr, Foundation Windpower, leading developer of large-scale behind-the-meter wind projects
  • Brett Pingree, Emergya Wind Technologies, leading manufacturer of mid-scale wind turbines

9:20a – 10:30a  Advancing Wind as a Distributed Energy Resource – Update on DOE’s Distributed Wind Research Program
Moderator:  Patrick Gilman, US-DOE (invited)

  • US-DOE has recently launched a number of new projects led by national laboratory’s aimed at important challenges and opportunities in the distributed wind space, with a focus on accelerating deployment. This session will introduce these projects and people leading them.

10:30 – 10:50 Networking Break

10:50a – 12:00p  Lightning Round, Part 1 – Industry Products and Services
Moderator: Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors
Six 8-minute company pitches by members and non-members offering products or services, plus open Q&A. These short presentations provide a wealth of information on distributed wind companies and have been highly rated by past attendees.

Participants:

  • XFlow Energy – developing a 25 kW vertical-axis turbine
  • Siva Wind – Indian manufacturer of 250 kW turbines – soon manufacturing in New York
  • Primus Wind Power – manufacturer of best-selling micro-turbines for remote power applications
  • Windurance – manufacturer of 85 kW inverter for wind power applications
  • Eocycle Wind – Canadian manufacturer of 25 kW and 100 kW turbines
  • Bergey Windpower – manufacturer of 10 kW and 16 kW wind turbines

12:00p – 12:15  Windustry 2023 Community Wind Awards – presented by Lisa Daniels, Trudy Forsyth and Jim Duffy

12:15p-1:15p Networking Lunch (included in registration)

1:15p – 3:00p U.S. Government Policy and Programs Update
Moderator: TBD 

  • This session will offer deep dives into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) programs and policies that will be transforming the distributed wind marketplace and industry over the next decade. It will also include forward-looking new policy and funding priorities of DWEA for 2023.

3:00p-3:20p Networking Break

3:20p – 4:55p Lightning Round, Part 2 – Industry Products and Services
Moderator:  Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors
Eight 8-minute company pitches by members and non-members offering products or services, plus open Q&A. These short presentations provide a wealth of information on distributed wind companies and have been highly rated by past attendees.

Participants:

  • Wind Harvest – Developing a 50-75 kW vertical-axis wind turbine
  • RE Innovations – Consultancy specializing in wind turbine certifications
  • Ryse Energy – UK based manufacturer of 3 – 60 kW wind turbines
  • Others TBD

4:55p  Closing Comments by DWEA President, Mike Bergey

5:00p Adjourn

5:15 – 7:30p  Happy Hour – cash bar
SOCCi Italian Restaurant, Renaissance Arlington Capital View (adjacent to Residence Inn)

Tuesday, February 28

DW23 – DWEA Business Conference (Day 2)

Location: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View and Virtual

7:00a – 8:00a  Registration, Breakfast Buffet and Networking Opportunity

8:00a – 8:05a  Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mike Bergey, DWEA President

8:05a – 8:25a  Second Day Keynote Address – TBD

8:25a – 10:20a Business Opportunities with the Inflation Reduction Act
Moderator:  TBD
This session will present emerging new distributed wind business opportunities and projects made possible by the IRA. The range of markets will include remote, residential, farm, commercial, industrial, non-profit and public facilities.

10:20a – 10:40a  Networking Break

10:40a – 11:45a Technology Advances in Distributed Wind

  • This session will cover technology advances in aerodynamics/blades, generators and power electronics

11:45a Conference Closing Comments by Mike Bergey, DWEA President

11:50 Adjourn

11:50a-1:15p Networking Lunch

NREL Industry Discussions

US-DOE and NREL have played key roles in supporting new technologies and product development for Distributed Wind.  With the new emphasis on deployment and decarbonization of the power grid, NREL is seeking ideas from the Distributed Wind industry and interested stakeholders on how best to use their resources to promote and facilitate projects and programs that can help bring Distributed Wind to scale.  In-person and virtual attendance is free, but registration is required.

Potomac Room 1, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View

1:30p – 3:00p NREL Industry Discussions, Part 1

3:00p – 3:20p Networking Break

3:20p – 5:00p NREL Industry Discussions, Part 2

5:00p Adjourn

5:00 – 7:30p  Happy Hour – cash bar
SOCCi Italian Restaurant, Renaissance Arlington Capital View (adjacent to Residence Inn)

Wednesday, March 1

DWEA Lobby Day

Location: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View and Capitol Hill

Note:  After a successful virtual Lobby Day in 2022, DWEA will offer a hybrid approach in 2023 to include both in-person and virtual meetings on Capitol Hill and with Administration offices. Participant need not be in Washington. Foreign DW23 attendees are welcome to participate, though they are not allowed to make political campaign contributions. All participants must register.

7:30a – 8:00a  Registration & Coffee

8:00a – 8:30a  Policy Briefing & “Lobbying 101”

9:00a – 12:00p  Congressional and Administration Meetings (in 30 min. blocks)

12:00p – 1:00p   Lunch Break

1:00p – 4:30p  Congressional and Administration Meetings (in 30 min. blocks)

5:30p – 6:30p  DWEA Fundraising Reception for Congressman Tom Cole [Location TBD], cash bar

Thursday, March 2

International Standards Meeting

The international standard for the certification of small wind turbines, IEC 61400-2 is being updated for a new version to be released in 2025. This meeting will convene members of the IEC MT2 committee from around the world for in-person and virtual discussions on technical matters related to the standard. The session will ne hosted by NREL and will be an all-day affair. Non-members of the MT2 committee can attend as observers. Brent Summerville, NREL Distributed Wind Program, leads the MT2 committee.

Potomac Room 1, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View

Friday, March 3

International Standards Meeting, Continued

This continuation of the IEC61400-2 MT2 experts meeting will be held from 8:00a – 3:00p.

Potomac Room 1, Residence Inn Arlington Capital View

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