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Commerce to host two webinars on distributed wind


In late May and early June, the Minnesota Department of Commerce will host two public webinars on distributed wind topics. The webinars will cover a broad range of topics on market developments and best practices, including performance estimation, site assessment, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant application process. Register now to get these on your calendar!

Distributed Wind Market Overview and Opportunities

Thursday, May 22, 2 p.m. CDT 

Presentations by:

  • Market Developments: Alice Orrell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Best Practices in Turbine Selection & Marketing: Val Stori, Interstate Turbine Advisory Council
  • USDA Grant Application Process: Charles Newcomb, Endurance Windpower
  • Panel discussion with these and other industry experts on opportunities for overcoming key market issues and barriers


Best Practices for Distributed Wind Project Development and Installation

Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m. CDT

Presentations by:

  • Performance Estimation: Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisor Team
  • Site Assessment Tools & Techniques: Wes Slaymaker, WES Engineering
  • Guidelines for Installer Training: Jenny Heinzen, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
  • Panel discussion with these and other industry experts on opportunities for overcoming key siting and installation issues and barriers