California Wind Energy Collaborative Forum 2010

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Buehler’s Alumni & Visitors Center
UC Davis, Davis, CA

As part of Energy Week 2010, the California Wind Energy Collaborative conducted its seventh annual Forum on May 10, 2010. The Forum was held at the Buehler’s Alumni & Visitors Center at University of California, Davis. The morning session presented perspectives from utilities and regulators about the anticipated growth and challenges of wind energy in the State. The afternoon session focused on research activities aimed at advancing technology to improve windplant operation and performance. Experts from national labs and California universities shared their findings and insights.

Thank you to all those who attended and stimulated discussion. We had about 90 attendees. Also, we are grateful to our speakers, who shared their in depth knowledge on wind energy issues.

Proceedings from the Forum are below. Just click on the pdf or mp3 icon to begin viewing. The contact information for the Forum registrants is password protected and only available to attendees. Contact if you need the username and password re-sent to you.The proceedings include:

  • Copies of the presentation slides
  • Audio recordings of the presentations
  • Roster of Forum registrants

The presentation slides are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader for viewing. The audio recordings are in mp3 format and most likely can be played on your computer without the installation of any additional software.


May 10, 2010

Session, Speaker

  • California Wind Energy Collaborative Forum 2010 (Introduction), C.P. (Case) van Dam, Director, California Wind Energy Collaborative – PDF
  • UC Davis Welcome (Welcome), Enrique Lavernia, Provost, UC Davis – PDFMP3 (includes panel Q&A)
  • DOE Perspective on Wind Deployment and the Cost of Energy (Keynote), Megan McCluer, Senior Advisor, Wind Power Technologies, U.S. DOE – PDF


Morning Panel: Wind Energy in California: An Update

Session, Speaker


Afternoon Panel: Wind Energy RD&D Perspective

Session, Speaker

  • Seismic Behavior of Wind Turbines, Ahmed Elgamal, UC San Diego – PDF
  • Wind Energy: Technology Opportunities & Current Research Activities, Jose Zayas, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque – PDF
  • Research in Wind Turbine Rotor Design, C.P. (Case) van Dam, UC Davis – PDF
  • A Plan for a Sustainable Future Using Wind, Water, and Sun, Mark Jacobson, Stanford University – PDF
  • Wind Forecasting Experience from the California Independent System Operator, Jim Blatchford, California Independent System Operator – PDF
  • Wind Energy Research at LLNL, Jeff Mirocha, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – PDFMP3 (includes panel Q&A)
  • California Wind Energy Collaborative Forum 2010 (Closing), C.P. (Case) van Dam, Director, California Wind Energy Collaborative – PDF