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AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 Conference Will Focus On Education

The 2016 AWEA WINDPOWER conference* takes place May 23–26, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this year’s event is Generation Wind. It will feature four times the number of educational opportunities as a year ago. They will be set up in all five of the main show areas so that they can be easily accessed by everyone who attends the show.

The AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition is the largest wind industry show in North America. Its purpose is to introduce the public to the economic benefits, environmental benefits, and consumer savings available to all Americans through wind power. As outlined in the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, the transition to clean, renewable energy is vital to reducing the nation’s carbon emissions in accordance with the commitments made by all the world’s nations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December.

The Power Station

People who want to gain a better understanding of how industry leaders/experts are seeking a new wave of global wind development will want to attend the Power Station, where they’ll hear all about new commercial opportunities, market expansion, and what lessons may be learned and applied.

Operations Station

Wind facility owners and operators looking for management strategies to address current and future operational lifecycle issues will find what they need at the Operations Station powered by UpWind Solutions.

Technology Station

The very best minds in business, academia, and government are coming together to discuss and share the new ways we can advance innovations in wind technologies that could fundamentally change the industry. More information can be found at the Technology Station powered by GE Renewable Energy.

Project Development Station

Show attendees can examine every step involved in developing a wind project, from siting and wildlife, to transmission, integration, and forecasting at the Project Development Station powered by AWS Truepower.

Thought Leader Theater

Back again from last year’s show, the Thought Leader Theater powered by Mortenson will be dedicated to “Defining the Future of Wind” through more than 14 hours of forward-thinking and thought-provoking content.

Looking towards the future is a key aspect of the show’s Generation Wind theme. Young people today are the leaders of tomorrow. They are more attuned to the environmental and economic benefits of wind energy than ever before. At WINDPOWER 2016, high school and middle school students can put their talents to use at the National KidWind Challenge.

College students can apply their skills across several disciplines to research, site, market and build hypothetical wind projects during the Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. Industry veterans can connect with up-and-coming leaders during our Emerging Leaders Program, and local area schools can learn about wind energy during the conference’s “Public Day.”

Come see what Generation Wind is all about at AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition this May 23–26 in New Orleans. AWEA members can register for $395 and non-members can register for $595 before May 23. Use promo code WPCAFE to receive a $5 voucher for coffee and beignets at Café du Monde, which can be picked up at the AWEA booth at the conference.

*This article has been sponsored by AWEA.

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