Community Wind Events
Upcoming Conferences and Seminars
Keep up with the upcoming AWEA Event Series - registration is now open for all Spring 2013 events!
WINDPOWER 2013 registration and sponsorship is now open!
Join us this year in the windy city of Chicago!
Small Wind Conference
June 18-19, 2013
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
The Small Wind Conference is an annual gathering of installers, manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. The event features presentations, exhibits, and opportunities for continuing education credits and networking.
Distributed Wind 2013: A Capitol Hill Event for Small and Community Wind
February 12-13, 2013
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Harvesting Clean Energy 2013
January 27-29, 2013
Drawing on several dozen top-notch speakers, Harvesting Clean Energy focuses on the practical steps to successful project development, from economic and feasibility assessments, to accessing technical support and securing financing amidst tough finance markets. Learn about wind power, a range of bio-energy technologies, solar and geothermal resources, microhydro, energy innovation in the food processing sector, and efficiency technologies to reduce energy costs and enhance profitability. Hear about strategies to maximize local job creation and economic benefits from developing our clean energy resources.
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Village Power: Revisited
December 12-13, 2012
Several participants of the Village Power initiative that was formed twelve years ago by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) re-gathered in Washington in December to discuss institutional programs, technologies, applications, businesses and country situations, with an emphasis on what has developed in each of these elements since 2000.
Click here for the full agenda, including presentations.
GLWC Webinar: the NREL Renewable Electricity Futures Study
December 5, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Featured speaker, Edgar Demeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc., will present the key findings from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures). This study is an initial investigation of the extent to which renewable energy supply can meet the electricity demands of the continental United States over the next several decades.
AWEA CW Working Group Meeting at Fall Symposium 2012
November 15, 2012
The next in-person meeting of the Community Wind Working Group will be held at the AWEA Fall Symposium at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Arizona. This two hour meeting will consist of an hour-long roundtable discussion on community wind in Arizona, followed by a CWWG business meeting. This meeting will be open to all symposium attendees.
Click here so see the agenda and other meeting details.
Fifth Annual Nebraska Wind Conference
October 22, 2012 to October 23, 2012
This 2-day conference focused on Nebraska's future wind energy development challenges and opportunities, including the potential extension of the federal Production Tax Credit program and other federal wind incentives. The conference included a community and distributed wind track, as well as other presentations applicable for utilities, suppliers, landowners, economic development officials, students, environmentalists, and anyone interested in the Nebraska wind industry.
Click here for full conference agenda.
AWEA Community Wind Webinar: Wind Technology, Economics and Sound
October 3, 2012
Experts Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Ken Kaliski, Resource Systems Group, Inc., presented their findings on wind technology evolution and sound.
Kansas Energy Conference
September 25, 2012 to September 26, 2012
Topics included wind, solar, energy efficiency, and biofuels. John Graham, President and CEO of BP Wind Energy, is a featured speaker. This event included a community wind breakout session.
Click here for full conference agenda - presentations will be posted online through November 2, 2012.
Wind Powering America Webinar: AWEA's Small Wind Turbine Market Report
September 19, 2012
This free webinar was part of the Energy Department's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. Join Larry Flowers, the American Wind Energy Association's Deputy Director for Distributed and Community Wind, for an overview of the 2011 Small Wind Turbine Market Report .