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Thursday, September 22

8:00 a.m.


Chancellor Marty Meehan, UMass Lowell

8:15 a.m.

Workshop Overview –

Julie Chen and Christopher Niezrecki

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

9:00 a.m.

Turbine Blade Manufacturing at TPI Composites Inc.

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

9:30 a.m.

Overview of Wind Research Activities at Sandia National Laboratories

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

10:00 a.m.

Two Control Problems in Wind Energy Systems

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

10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.Panel Session 1 - Computational Modeling (Concord Room)
David Willis (Co-Chair) - University of Massachusetts LowellPresentationVideo
Mathew Lackner (Co-Chair) - University of Massachusetts AmherstPresentationVideo
11:00 a.m.Curt Ammerman - Los Alamos National LaboratoriesPresentationVideo
Kristian Dixon - Siemens
Andrew Goupee - University of MainePresentationVideo
Mark Higgins - Department of EnergyPresentationVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
11:00 a.m.Panel Session 2 - Energy Storage (Merrimack Room)
Ziyad Salameh (Chair) - University of Massachusetts LowellPresentationVideo
John Bzura - National GridPresentationVideo
Matthew Lazarewicz - Beacon Power CorporationPresentationVideo
Andy Chu - A123 SystemsPresentationVideo
Mario Rotea - University of Texas – DallasVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Middlesex/Pawtucket Rooms)

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

Daniel Shreve, Director & Partner, MAKE Consulting

1:30 p.m.Panel Session 3 - Workforce and Economic Development (Concord Room)
David Turcotte (Chair) - University of Massachusetts LowellVideo
Paul Williamson - Maine Wind Industry InitiativePresentationVideo
Richard E. Williams - Shell Wind Energy Inc.Video
Philip Jordan - Green LMI Inc.PresentationVideo
Tony Rogers - DNV Renewables (USA) Inc.PresentationVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
1:30 p.m.Panel Session 4 - Structural Health Monitoring and Non-Destructive Inspection (Merrimack Room)
Peter Avitabile (Chair) - University of Massachusetts LowellPresentationVideo
Mark Rumsey - Sandia National LaboratoriesPresentationVideo
Nathan Post - National Renewable Energy LaboratoryVideo
Wolfgang Schade - Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz InstitutePresentationVideo
Christopher Niezrecki - University of Massachusetts LowellPresentationVideo
Martin Schmidt-Bremer Jr. - WindGuard North America, Inc.PresentationVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
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 StrategiesVideo
Rahul Yarala - Wind Technology Testing CenterPresentationVideo
Steve Connors - Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyVideo
Andrew Goupee (for Habib Dagher) - University of MainePresentationVideo
Tom Ashwill - Sandia National LaboratoriesVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
3:30 p.m.Panel Session 6 - Manufacturing (Merrimack Room)
James Sherwood (Chair) - University of Massachusetts LowellPresentationVideo
Stephen Nolet - TPI Composites, Inc.PresentationVideo
Matthew C. Frank - Iowa State UniversityPresentationVideo
Dana Granville - U.S. Army Research LaboratoryPresentationVideo
Wendy Lin - GE Global ResearchVideo
Derek Berry - National Renewable Energy LaboratoryVideo
Questions & AnswersVideo
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.


 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

8:30 a.m.

Overview of Wind Research Activities at Los Alamos National Laboratories

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

9:00 a.m.

Overview of Wind Technology Testing Center

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

9:30 a.m.Cofee Break
10:00 a.m.Panel 1 Summary – Computational ModelingVideo
10:15 a.m.Panel 2 Summary – Energy StorageVideo
10:30 a.m.Panel 3 Summary – Workforce and Economic DevelopmentVideo
10:45 a.m.Panel 4 Summary – Structural Health Monitoring and NDIVideo
11:00 a.m.Panel 5 Summary – Challenges of Offshore WindVideo
11:15 a.m.

Panel 6 Summary – Manufacturing

11:30 a.m.


Industry/University Cooperative Research Center and Closing Remarks

Christopher Niezrecki, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell

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

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