UWIG Fall Technical Workshop
October 11-14, 2011 - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
UWIG returned to the Aloha State for the first time since 2003, recognizing the significant amount of activity related to construction, commissioning, and operating of significant amounts of wind and solar generation. Hawaii relies heavily on imported oil for power generation, so the economics of variable generation are highly favorable. Hawaii is moving forward with its Clean Energy Initiative, an effort to achieve 70% clean energy by 2030 with 30% from efficiency measures and 40% coming from locally generated renewable sources. The placement of such a significant amount of variable generation, literally on islanded power systems in this case, presents unique challenges in common with other isolated power systems.
The 2011 UWIG Fall Technical Workshop provided attendees with an expanded perspective on the status of wind and solar generation on utility systems in the United States and other countries. This event included a Solar Integration Workshop co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy on October 11 as well as meetings of the UWIG User Groups and a site visit of renewable energy generation facilities on Maui on October 12.
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Planning for Offshore Wind Development
DOE Offshore Wind R&D Program - Charlton Clark, U.S. Department of Energy
Offshore Turbine Technology and Economics - Bob Thresher, NREL (this presentation has not been cleared for public release)
Hawaii Big Wind Project Status - Leon Roose, HECO
HVDC for Offshore Grids - Mike Bahrman, ABB
Perspective on HVDC for East Coast Offshore Wind - Lawrence Jones, Alstom Grid
Offshore Wind Resource Assessment - Jeff Freedman, AWS Truepower