California Wind Energy Collaborative Forum 2011

April 5, 2011
Buehler’s Alumni & Visitors Center
UC Davis, Davis, CA

As part of Energy Week 2011, the California Wind Energy Collaborative conducted its eighth annual Forum on April 5, 2011. The Forum was held at the Buehler’s Alumni & Visitors Center at University of California, Davis. The morning session focused on the unique challenges of tapping into California’s vast offshore wind resources. The afternoon session focused on research, development, and demonstration activities to improve wind forecasting. 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 60 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 roster of Forum registrants is password protected and only available to attendees. Contact if you need the username and password re-sent to you. 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.


April 5th, 2011

Session, Speaker


Morning Panel: Offshore Wind Energy for California

Session, Speaker

  • Offshore Wind Energy in California, John Hingtgen, California Energy Commission – PDFMP3
  • Pacific Gas & Electric WaveConnect Projects, Ian Caliendo, PG&E – PDFMP3
  • Offshore Wind Finance and Innovation, Geoff Sharples, Clearpath Energy – PDFMP3
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Systems – An Environmental Perspective, Leila Monroe, Natural Resources Defense Council – PDFMP3
  • Offshore Wind Panel Question & Answer – MP3


Afternoon Panel: Wind Forecasting RD&D

Session, Speaker

  • CAISO Wind & Solar Forecasting R&D Activities, Jim Blatchford, California Independent System Operator – PDFMP3
  • Valuing Wind Forecasts, Phillip de Mello, University of California, Davis – PDFMP3
  • Wind Plant Forecasting: Status and Challenges, John Zack, AWS Truepower, LLC and MESO, Inc. – PDF
  • Analysis of Ramp Events at a Solano Windplant, Henry Shiu, University of California, Davis – PDFMP3