2011 Wind Energy Workshop

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Thursday, September 22

8:00 a.m.

Welcome

Chancellor Marty Meehan, UMass Lowell

8:15 a.m.

Workshop Overview –

Julie Chen and Christopher Niezrecki

Presentation Video
8:30 a.m.

Overview of U.S. Department of Energy Wind Power Program

Mark Higgins, Wind Technology R&D Lead, DOE Wind and Water Power Program

Presentation Video
9:00 a.m.

Turbine Blade Manufacturing at TPI Composites Inc.

Stephen Nolet, Director of Design Engineering, TPI Composites Inc.

Presentation Video
9:30 a.m.

Overview of Wind Research Activities at Sandia National Laboratories

Tom Ashwill, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia Nat. Laboratories

Presentation Video
10:00 a.m.

Two Control Problems in Wind Energy Systems

Mario A. Rotea, Professor and Department Head, University of Texas - Dallas

Presentation Video
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Panel Session 1 - Computational Modeling (Concord Room)
David Willis (Co-Chair) - University of Massachusetts Lowell Presentation Video
Mathew Lackner (Co-Chair) - University of Massachusetts Amherst Presentation Video
11:00 a.m. Curt Ammerman - Los Alamos National Laboratories Presentation Video
Kristian Dixon - Siemens
Andrew Goupee - University of Maine Presentation Video
Mark Higgins - Department of Energy Presentation Video
Questions & Answers Video
11:00 a.m. Panel Session 2 - Energy Storage (Merrimack Room)
Ziyad Salameh (Chair) - University of Massachusetts Lowell Presentation Video
John Bzura - National Grid Presentation Video
Matthew Lazarewicz - Beacon Power Corporation Presentation Video
Andy Chu - A123 Systems Presentation Video
Mario Rotea - University of Texas – Dallas Video
Questions & Answers Video
12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Middlesex/Pawtucket Rooms)

U.S. Wind Market & the Role of Technology Differentiation

Daniel Shreve, Director & Partner, MAKE Consulting

Video
1:30 p.m. Panel Session 3 - Workforce and Economic Development (Concord Room)
David Turcotte (Chair) - University of Massachusetts Lowell Video
Paul Williamson - Maine Wind Industry Initiative Presentation Video
Richard E. Williams - Shell Wind Energy Inc. Video
Philip Jordan - Green LMI Inc. Presentation Video
Tony Rogers - DNV Renewables (USA) Inc. Presentation Video
Questions & Answers Video
1:30 p.m. Panel Session 4 - Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Inspection (Merrimack Room)
Peter Avitabile (Chair) - University of Massachusetts Lowell Presentation Video
Mark Rumsey - Sandia National Laboratories Presentation Video
Nathan Post - National Renewable Energy Laboratory Video
Wolfgang Schade - Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute Presentation Video
Christopher Niezrecki - University of Massachusetts Lowell Presentation Video
Martin Schmidt-Bremer Jr. - WindGuard North America, Inc. Presentation Video
Questions & Answers Video
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. Panel Session 5 - Challenges of Offshore Wind (Concord Room)
Phil Dougherty (Chair) - SMI Inc./Helios Strategies Video
Rahul Yarala - Wind Technology Testing Center Presentation Video
Steve Connors - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Video
Andrew Goupee (for Habib Dagher) - University of Maine Presentation Video
Tom Ashwill - Sandia National Laboratories Video
Questions & Answers Video
3:30 p.m. Panel Session 6 - Manufacturing (Merrimack Room)
James Sherwood (Chair) - University of Massachusetts Lowell Presentation Video
Stephen Nolet - TPI Composites, Inc. Presentation Video
Matthew C. Frank - Iowa State University Presentation Video
Dana Granville - U.S. Army Research Laboratory Presentation Video
Wendy Lin - GE Global Research Video
Derek Berry - National Renewable Energy Laboratory Video
Questions & Answers Video
5:00 p.m. Break
5:30 p.m.

Reception Dinner (Jr. Ballroom)

Growing Tomorrow’s Energy… MORE ENERGY, LESS CO2

Why What You Are Doing, Is So Important To Get Right…

Richard E. Williams, President, Shell WindEnergy Inc.

Audio

 Friday, September 23

8:00 a.m.

Full Scale Structural Testing of Wind Turbine Blades: State-of-the-Art and Future Outlook

Nathan L. Post, Engineer – Blade Testing, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Video
8:30 a.m.

Overview of Wind Research Activities at Los Alamos National Laboratories

Curt Ammerman, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratories Presentation

Presentation Video
9:00 a.m.

Overview of Wind Technology Testing Center

Rahul Yarala, Executive Director, Mass. CEC - Wind Technology Testing Center

Presentation Video
9:30 a.m. Cofee Break
10:00 a.m. Panel 1 Summary – Computational Modeling Video
10:15 a.m. Panel 2 Summary – Energy Storage Video
10:30 a.m. Panel 3 Summary – Workforce and Economic Development Video
10:45 a.m. Panel 4 Summary – Structural Health Monitoring and NDI Video
11:00 a.m. Panel 5 Summary – Challenges of Offshore Wind Video
11:15 a.m.

Panel 6 Summary – Manufacturing

Video
11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Industry/University Cooperative Research Center and Closing Remarks

Christopher Niezrecki, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell

Video
1:30 p.m. Tour of Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA

Video 1

Video 2