Pre-Conference Seminars

All pre-conference seminars will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016.  
They require additional registration and are only available to WINDPOWER 2016 attendees. Already registered? You can add to your existing registration here.

Wind 101: Introduction to Wind Energy

1:00 – 5:00 pm
$99 Members | $149 Non-Members
Agenda >
Add to your conference itinerary >


This seminar will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of utility-scale wind power. The seminar starts with an overview of the wind energy industry and markets, and covers essential topics such as technology, economics, resource assessment, siting and transmission. This seminar is the perfect primer for the more detailed conference program that follows, and will prepare you for conversations with other attendees at WINDPOWER 2016 and beyond. 

Wind 201: Wind Energy for Pros – Realizing Long-Term Value in Wind Generation Assets

10:00 am – 4:30 pm
$199 Members | $299 Non-Members

Agenda >
Add to your conference itinerary >

This one-day seminar will take attendees through a discussion and evaluation of the critical properties that make a wind project viable, valuable, bankable and reliable. Attendees and panelists will explore a wide range of topics including: wind resource assessment, financing, permits, transmission, off-take arrangements and equipment procurement. The final segment will cover post-construction asset management, discussing the impacts on value and risk of decisions made earlier in the process and the potential to enhance projects’ value going forward.

Engaging Communities in Project Development: Addressing Opposition and Amplifying Support

12:30 – 5:00 pm
$99 Members | $149 Non-Members

Agenda >
Add to your conference itinerary >

This highly interactive seminar has been designed by and for seasoned developers of U.S. wind farms, and is also applicable to those newer to the field who can gain from their experience. It will feature some of the latest research about the practices that yield successful wind and transmission projects. Small group discussions and a competitive exercise will enable attendees to connect and learn from one another.  LIMITED SEATING: This opportunity is limited to the first 50 registrants, to allow for a small-group experience and interaction.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy:  Leveraging the Expertise of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

1:00 – 5:00 pm
$99 Members | $149 Non-Members
Agenda >
Add to your conference itinerary >

This preconference seminar will focus on how offshore wind developers can build on the advanced offshore oil & gas industry in the Gulf region to create a successful offshore wind industry here in the U.S. Hear about existing business relationships between emerging offshore wind developers and these Gulf companies and explore the many opportunities for collaboration that lie ahead.