In 2006, the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program developed a long-term integrated renewable energy roadmap identifying research, development and deployment (RD&D) requirements to support California's renewable policy goals. As part of the planning effort, a more detailed Wind Energy Research Plan is now being developed to help prioritize and identify near-term and longer-term RD&D specific to California. The California Wind Energy Collaborative is supporting the industry and PIER to capture priority RD&D needs and to develop a Wind Energy Research Plan aimed at achieving 2020 policy goals.
Wind energy is an important component of California's renewables portfolio. The goal of this workshop is to gather input from industry stakeholders, the research community and other interested parties to aid PIER's wind research planning effort covering the period through 2020. Once complete, the Wind Energy Research Plan will help lay out major RD&D required to meet key renewables policy goals in California and will serve as a key planning tool for PIER's renewable RD&D effort.
The Collaborative is hosting the first of a series of planning workshops to gather input on California wind RD&D priorities. Participants are invited to discuss future technologies and issues related to wind power in California. To help facilitate discussions, attendees are asked to focus and expand on the following four RD&D areas:
|1:00 - 1:45||Introduction and overview|
|1:45 - 3:15||Breakout sessions with 15 minute break|
|3:15 - 4:30||Breakout group presentations and wrap-up|
Formal registration is not required. However, if you will be attending, please notify us with your name and affiliation by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com or call Case van Dam, Director of CWEC, at (530) 752-7741.