The Minnesota Department of Commerce will host public webinars on distributed wind topics on May 22, June 5, and June 26. 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. To register and learn more, see webinars below:
Thursday, May 22, 2 p.m. CDT
Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m. CDT
Thursday, June 26, 2 p.m. CDT
This webinar will summarize the findings of a recent study of Minnesota’s distributed wind energy markets. The study was conducted by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society and partners, and was commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The study includes several components: (1) Understanding market barriers & unrealized opportunities for developing Minnesota’s wind resources; (2) Developing a better understanding of who participates in Minnesota’s distributed wind market; (3) Improving documentation of existing distributed wind installations; (4) Assessing market participants’ perceptions of and use of industry best practices in equipment selection & installation, site assessment and operations & maintenance; and (5) Understanding how market participants get their information & communicate with others in the industry.