Industry-University Workshop on Power Engineering Needs for the Wind Industry
May 7-8, 2008 - Broomfield, Colorado
Co-sponsored by the Utility Wind Integration Group and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory
As in all fields dealing with power engineering, there is a growing realization that serious steps need to be taken soon in order to encourage the development of the power systems engineering professionals needed for the future of the wind industry. The purpose of this workshop, co-sponsored by UWIG and NREL, was to explore, discuss and help catalyze action on meeting the power engineering needs of the wind industry.
A major goal of the workshop was to increase the visibility of engineering career opportunities in the wind industry, with an emphasis on power engineering. Toward this end, the workshop discussions highlighted growing needs for power engineering professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of wind energy. The workshop also addressed sources of support for university research and education programs capable of expanding the numbers of qualified engineering graduates and launching them onto rewarding career paths in the wind and electric power communities. Specific goals included
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Download a WinZIP archive with all of the presentations (26.1 MB file)
Session I - Introductions and the Purpose of the Workshop
Session II - Motivation: Setting the Stage
Session III - New Power Engineers: Prognosis and Needs
Session IV - Designing Attractive Engineering Curricula
Session V - Moving Forward in the Near Term
Session VI - Engaging Allies
US Department of Energy Report on University Collaboration (this is not in the WinZIP file)
Session VII - Sources of Support