30 September 2009 – 01 October 2009

Each year, the AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Workshop answers the evolving needs of the wind industry. This year will be no different as the workshop will focus on taking challenging concepts and making them practical to the practicing energy assessor. This workshop will take a technical look at various topics from a comparison of modeling techniques and examining sources of uncertainty, to post construction topics that focus on turbine performance and operational assessments.

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Each year, the AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Workshop answers the evolving needs of the wind industry. This year will be no different as the workshop will focus on taking challenging concepts and making them practical to the practicing energy assessor. This workshop will take a technical look at various topics from a comparison of modeling techniques and examining sources of uncertainty, to post construction topics that focus on turbine performance and operational assessments.

NEW Pre-conference seminar: Resource Assessment 101

Whether you are new to wind resource assessment or looking for necessary background information that will allow you to follow the technical nature of the full workshop, this pre-conference seminar is designed especially for you. Resource Assessment 101 can be added on the in the workshop registration process. To learn more visit www.awea.org/events/wra09/pre_con_agenda.html.

Topics:

  • Uncertainty Analyses – An in depth look at classical and new techniques
  • Climatology – The long term reference, classical and synthetic methods
  • Modeling – Updates and understanding of the available wind flow and wake models
  • MCP Methodologies – A discussion of MCP usage, new techniques and validation
  • Met Program – Sensor science, tower configuration practices and considerations
  • Shear and Remote Sensing –Update on shear techniques and application of remote sensing
  • Turbine Performance – Where lost energy goes; availability, meteorological and machine effects
  • Operational Assessments –Tips and tricks to opening the hood and understanding wind farm performance

Who should attend:

  • Wind Assessors/Meteorologists
  • Project Developers / Owners
  • Consultants
  • Banking / Financial Investors
  • Utility Professionals
  • Government Agency Representatives
  • Academics / Non-Profits
  • Turbine Manufacturers
  • Landowners

To learn more about exhibit opportunities, and to view a list of current exhibitors, click here.

Limited Sponsorship opportunities are available at this workshop. If you would like more information click here or contact exhibition@awea.org .

Directions:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 55403

Contact:
Conference & Registration Information
conference@awea.org, 202.383.2512

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