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Small Wind Industry Forum 5:30 pm Monday 5/16

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  • Heather Rhoads-Weaver
    I hope you can join us for this and other exciting events next week! For a schedule of small wind activities at WINDPOWER 2005, see:
    Message 1 of 1 , May 13 2:12 PM
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      I hope you can join us for this and other exciting events next week! For a schedule of small wind activities at WINDPOWER 2005, see: www.ecofusion.com/portal/awea/SmallWindatConference.pdf

      Small Wind Industry Forum: Reaching the Next Level
      5:30 – 7:30 pm Monday, May 16
      Colorado Convention Center Room 601
      WINDPOWER 2005
       
      Be among the first to hear results of AWEA’s Small Wind Industry Market Study
      documenting sales records, growth potential, and drivers of the small turbine industry.
      The Forum will also include a legislative update on how advocates can help improve
      state and federal programs for small and distributed wind.
       
      5:30    Welcome, Small Wind Industry Market Study Overview
                Randy Swisher, AWEA Executive Director
                Peter Asmus, Pathfinder Communications
       
               Purpose and Format of Forum
               Heather Rhoads-Weaver, AWEA Small Turbine Advocate
                        
      5:45     Implications for Policy Goals, Process for AWEA Intervention
               Jon Chase, AWEA Deputy Director, Legislative Affairs
              David Blittersdorf, AWEA Small Turbine Legislative Committee Liasion
               Mike Bergey, AWEA Small Turbine Committee Chair
                        - Federal Small Wind Investment Tax Credit *
                        - Top Priority State Opportunities to Nuture the Small Wind Industry
       
      6:00     AWEA Small Wind Industry Market Study Results: On Track?
              
      Heather Rhoads-Weaver, AWEA
                        - Survey Methods & Indications
                        - Brief Review of U.S. Small Wind Turbine Roadmap Goals
       
      6:10     The Future of Small Wind and its Markets
               Mike Bergey, Bergey Windpower Company
               Andy Kruse, Southwest Windpower
       
      6:20     SWT Committee Work Group Rapid Reports – Part 1
                      
      Blair Swezey, NREL
               Robert Preus & Helen Hull, Abundant Renewable Energy
                       -
      Green Tags/Green Power for Small Wind Turbines
       
               Amy LeGere, Southwest Windpower/NetGenuity
                        - Rural Electric Co-ops Outreach
       
      6:35 – 6:45    Break

      6:45     SWT Committee Work Group Rapid Reports – Part 2
               Kevin Schulte, Sustainable Energy Developments
               Trudy Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

                               - USDA Programs
       
               Andy Kruse, Southwest Windpower
                        - Government Procurement
       
      7:00     Other Express Updates – Strategic Priorities
               Trudy Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                        - Implications of DOE/NREL Distributed Wind Turbine R&D
       
               Mike Bergey, AWEA Standards Small Wind Subcommittee Chair
                        - Small Wind Certification Standard

               Mick Sagrillo, AWEA’s “Ask an Expert”
                       - NABCEP & MREA Small Wind Installer programs
                               - New York/Northeast Small Wind Permitting Guide
                               - RENEW Wisconsin Small Wind Toolbox
       
              Thom Wallace, AWEA Small Wind Advocate Team
                               -
      AWEA Small Wind Communications Toolbox: Success Stories,
                       - Graphics Library, State-by-State Pages
                               - Proposed “Small Wind Turbine Buyer’s Guide”
                               - Interest in further Direct Mail Campaigns?
       
      7:20      Looking Ahead: Joint Actions for Industry and Advocates
               All Panelists, Q&A
       
      7:30     Toast to a Growing Industry, Adjourn
       

      * Be sure to log onto www.windenergyaction.org to send FREE FAXES to your Congress members in support of a federal Investment Tax Credit for small wind turbines!
       
      Please indicate if you are interested in serving on any of AWEA’s Small Wind Turbine Committee (up to 100 kW) Work Groups:
      1)  Legislative Actions
      2)  Government Procurement
      3)  Green Tags/Green Power
      4)  USDA Programs
      5)  Rural Electric Co-ops Outreach
       
      For more info, contact smallwind@...
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