News Release from American Clean Power Association (ACP)


Wind Industry Profile of

‘WIND ENERGY 101’ at Project Siting Workshop, Feb 13, Austin, TX

This seminar, Introduction to Wind Energy (aka ‘Wind Energy 101’), is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of wind energy for those with an interest in utility-scale wind power. It is also as a great refresher course for relatively new entrants to the wind industry, as well as experienced professionals.

This is a pre-workshop seminar that will cover the wind industry at large, the technology behind wind turbines, the economics of wind projects, wind resource assessments and an overview of power transmission and how it is integrated into wind farms.

- Overview of the Wind Industry - Susan Sloan, AWEA
- Technology Overview - James Snelson, RES
- Project Economics Overview - Ward Marshall, Senior VP and Director of New Business Development, Babcock & Brown LP
- Transmission and Integration Overview - Lisa Barton, VP
- Transmission Strategy & Business Development, American Electric Power

Wind Resource Analysis Overview - Ignacio Carballo, AWS Truewind
Introduction to Wind Energy (aka ‘Wind Energy 101’) will be held prior to AWEA’s Wind Project Siting Workshop, February 14 – 15, in Austin, Texas, with over 300 already registered. To get the most out of the seminar, we encourage your prompt response for attendance at the full 3 days of sessions.

About the Wind Project Siting Workshop - Feb 14 - 15
This regionally-focused program will include presentations on emerging issues of project siting, such as how wind power projects affect, and don't affect, elements of the human and natural environment. It will include topics such as regulations, permits & guidelines; wildlife issues; radar and military impacts; hunting implications; and how to work effectively with local communities and manage opposition.

This event is in high demand with over 300 attendees already registered! We encourage you to sign up proptly before this workshop is sold out.

Exhibition Opportunities
A limited number of exhibition spots are available at this workshop. Reach your target audience for high quality interaction with leading wind professionals in the operations and maintenance fields.

Contact Lori Rugh at lrugh@awea.org or (661) 821-2149 for more exhibition information.

Why Attend AWEA Events?
The revenue generated from AWEA events is put right back into services that promote and advance the wind industry. Examples include promoting favorable policies (such as the PTC and RPS) through work with our government legislators, wind visibility campaigns, communicating and educating America on the benefits of wind energy, addressing environmental concerns, pushing for advanced transmission access for wind, and many others. ONLY AWEA puts your dollars to work on advancing the wind energy industry.


For the latest information on AWEA events, visit www.awea.org/events.
Trevor Sievert, Online Editorial Journalist

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