NAWEA hosts an annual conference and symposium that invites speakers from academia, industry, government, and research laboratories to discuss topics relevant to wind energy. Presentations and agendas are available for past events.
The NAWEA/WindTech 2022 Conference was held in person at the University of Delaware Sept. 20–22, 2022. The theme of the 2022 conference centered on a future where high levels of wind energy deployment meet the needs of a grid dominated by renewables. The conference featured the latest research to integrate wind with solar, storage, and other renewables into the complex and highly interdependent energy system of the future. NAWEA partnered with the Energy Systems Integration Group to create a meaningful exchange and educational opportunity.
As with the 2019 conference, there was special emphasis on the social and environmental aspects of wind energy development. Topics included grid integration, social/environmental aspects of wind energy, offshore wind energy, wind turbines and wind plants, and atmospheric/ocean science for wind energy. View the NAWEA/WindTech 2022 Conference agenda.
Congratulations to the winners of the best presentations and posters:
Track 1 (Grid) – Misha Sinner
Track 2 (Social/Environmental) – Jean-Pierre Roux
Track 3 (Offshore Wind) – Michael Kuhn
Track 4 (Wind Turbine/Plant) – Aliza Abraham) and Jamie Liew
Track 5 (Atmosphere/Ocean Sciences) – Matteo Puccini
Track 6 (Applications and Education) – Haiyang Hu
First-place poster – Caroline Cameron, Megan Creighton, and Jason Baxter
Second-place poster – Ingo Mews
Third-place poster– Praneeth Gurumurthy and Anthony Kirincich).
Watch recordings of the NAWEA/WindTech 2022 Conference plenary talks:
Track 1 Plenary Presentation: Grid Integration
Track 2 Plenary Presentation: Social and Environmental Aspect
Track 3 Plenary Presentation: Offshore Wind Energy
Track 4 Plenary Presentation: Wind Turbines and Wind Plants
Track 5 Plenary Presentation: Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences.
The journal Wind Energy hosted a special issue on the NAWEA/WindTech 2022 Conference featuring papers representing the range of topics covered at the conference.
Varying Roughness Lengths of Waves for Wind Energy Modeling Predictions, Andrew Buchok
Hydraulic Air Compressor Driven by a Suction Wind Turbine, Bruno Cossu
Offshore Wind Professional Graduate Certificate Program, Dwayne Breger, River Strong, James Manwell
Coupling of Induction and Wake Models for Rapid Estimates of Wind
Farm Blockage and Wind Farm Velocity Fields, Emmanuel Branlard, Jennifer King
A Standard Aeroelastic Definition of Wind Turbine Rotors, E. Gaertner, P. Bortolotti, M. McWilliam, F. Zahle, K. Dykes
Improving Resource Assessment for Distributed Wind, H. Tinnesand
The Power Curve Working Group's Assessment of Wind Turbine Power Performance Prediction Methods, Joseph C. Y. Lee, Peter Stuart, Andrew Clifton, M. Jason Fields, Jordan Perr-Sauer, Lindy Williams, Lee Cameron, Taylor Geer, Paul Housley
Multiline Ring Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Junho Lee, Charles P. Aubeny
Active Grid in a Wind Tunnel Used for Wind Energy Research, Joachim Peinke, Lars Neuhaus, Lars Kröger, Frederik Berger, Martin Kühn, Michael Hölling
Review of Hybrid Wind and Wave Energy Systems, Kaylie McTiernan, Krish Thiagarajan Sharman
Numerical Design of a Wind Observer and Feedforward Control of Wind Turbines, F. Taruffi, A. Fontanella, S. Muggiasca, S. Di Carlo, M. Belloli
Investigations of Profiling Lidar Measurements in Complex Terrain Using High-Fidelity Numerical Modeling, Mithu Debnath, Eliot Quon, Patrick Moriarty
Surface Roughness Length for Offshore Wind Energy, Maryam Golbazi, Cristina L. Archer
Simulating the Response of a Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine During Wind Gust, M. I. Rakib, S. P. Evans, P. D. Clausen
Geospatial Sensitivities of Offshore Wind Levelized Cost of Energy in the United States, Matt Shields, Philipp Beiter, William Kleiber
On the Controllability of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Nikhar Abbas, Lucy Pao
Ducted Wind Turbines Optimization, Nojan Bagheri-Sadeghi, Brian Helenbrook, Kenneth Visser
Optimizing the Use of Lidar in Wind Farms: Minimizing the Life-Cycle Cost Impact of Yaw Error, Roozbeh Bakhshi, Peter Sandborn
Advances in Wind Power Forecasting and Power Loss Mitigation for Cold Climate Operation, Ryan Kilpatrick, Shannon Hildebrandt, Marilys Clément, Nigel Swytink-Binnema
Wind Tunnel Experimental Variability of Aerodynamic Loads for Wind Turbine Blades, Shaoning Li, Luca Caracoglia
Improving Lidar Performance on a Complex Terrain Using Computational Fluid Dynamics-Based Correction and Direct-Adjoint-Loop Optimization, S. Nabi et al.
Commercialization of a Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine for Distributed Generation, S.P. Evans et al.
Application of the IEC 61400-3-1 Standard Design Load Cases to an Offshore Wind Turbine in the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area, Sam Roach, Matthew Lackner, James Manwell
Investigation on Wake by Various Turbulent Models in 2MW Rotor Turbine Using a 2-D and a 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling, Sang Shin Park, Keonhoon Kim, Pyungho Shin
Ammonia Production From a Non-Grid Connected Floating Offshore Windfarm: A System Level Techno-Economic Review, Vismay Parmar, James Manwell, Jon McGowan
Vortex Activities in Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbines, Wing K. Chan, Samuel Evans, Philip D. Clausen
Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Behavior of Span-Wise Wavy Trailing Edge Modified SNL 100m Blade, Seung Joon Yang, James D. Baeder
Assessment of Fresh Water Wind Resources on Lake Erie, Jiale (Jerry) Li, Xiong (Bill) Yu
Development of a Lidar Array to Study and Classify Wakes at the U.S. National Laboratories Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility, Tassia Penha Pereira et al.
Dynamic Prescribed-Wake Vortex Method for Aerodynamic Analysis of Offshore Floating Wind Turbines, Jeanie Aird, Evan Gaertner, Matthew Lackner
Graduate and Undergraduate University Programs in Wind Energy in the United States, Andrew Swift et al.
Introduction to the Special Issue of Wind Engineering Related to the 2017 NAWEA Symposium
Study on Wake-Induced Fatigue on Wind Turbine Blade Based on Elastic Actuator Line Model and Two-Dimensional Finite Element Model, Hang Meng et al.
2015 WindTech Book of Abstracts
On the Effects of Directional Bin Size When Simulating Large Offshore Wind Farms With Computational Fluid Dynamics, Peter Argyle, Simon Watson
Model and Procedures for Reliable Near Term Wind Energy Production Forecast, Jiale (Jerry) Li, Xiong (Bill) Yu
Aerodynamic Validation of Wind Turbine Airfoil Models in the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel, Matthew S. Kuester et al.
A Prescribed-Wake Vortex Line Method for Aerodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Multi-Rotor Wind Turbines, Aaron Rosenberg, Anupam Sharma
Experimental Study of Turbulence Influence on Wind Turbine Performance, Miguel Talavera, Fangjun Shu
Aeroelasticity in Dynamically Pitching Wind Turbine Airfoils, Andrew Magstadt et al.
A Transmission Planning Case Study for Wind Integration, Warren Lasher
Comparison of Wind Retrievals from a Scanning Lidar and a Vertically Profiling Lidar for Wind Energy Remote Sensing Applications, Paul T. Quelet, Julie K. Lundquist
Controlling Wind Turbines for Ancillary Services: An Analysis of Capabilities and Trade-Offs, Jacob Aho et al.
Overview of Results From Crop/Wind-Energy Experiments in Iowa, Eugene S. Takle
Design and Evaluation of a Wind Speed Estimator for Hub Height and Shear Components, Eric Simley
Effects of Varying Temporal and Spatial Scale Turbulent Inflow on Wind Turbine Performance, Raj Rai, Jonathan Naughton
Funding Innovation: How Companies Navigate From Idea to Mainstream, Bryan Boone
Illinois Commerce Commission v. FERC: Implications for Wind in Organized Energy Markets, Angela Cifor
Lidar Measurements of Wind and Turbulence for Wind-Energy Applications, Petra Klein et al.
Offshore Wind Energy in the United States, Fara Courtney
Opportunities for Synergistic Collaboration Among the Public, Academic and Private Sectors in the Application of Wind Prediction Technology To Lower Grid Integration Costs, John Zack, Michael Brower, Bruce Bailey
Parameterization of Wind Farms in Climate Models, Anna C. Fitch, Joseph B. Olson, Julie K. Lundquist
Role of Universities Working To Address Issues of Local Social Acceptance: The UMass Outreach Experience, J.F. Manwell
The Design Challenges of Large, Deep-Water, Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Rotors, Josh Paquette
The Social Cost of Carbon and the Value of Wind, Thomas Jenkin, Easan Drury, Austin Brown
Tracking the Cost of Wind Energy, M. Maureen Hand
Transmission Planning at Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Keegan Moyer
Texas Tech University Educational Programs in Wind Energy, Andrew Swift
Understanding the Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics of Wind Turbine Blades, Eric Paterson et al.
Variable Geometry Wind Turbine Technologies for Performance Enhancement, Improved Survivability, and Reduced Cost of Energy, Glen Whitehouse et al.
Vortex Wake Models With Application To Yawed Rotor, Emmanuel Branlard
Wind Plant Modeling for Bulk System Planning, Robert Zavadil
Atmospheric Science Challenges Related To Large-Scale Deployment of Weather-Dependent Renewable Energy, Jim Wilczak, Sue Ellen Haupt
Challenges of Large Scale Deployment of Wind Power, J.F. Manwell
Grid Integration Challenges and Solutions, Mark O'Malley
North American Wind Energy Academy Meeting—an Industry Perspective, Roger Schonewald
The Vision and Charter for the North American Wind Energy Academy, Bob Thresher
Offshore Wind Power and the Challenges of Large Scale Deployment, Walt Musial
Policy, Integration, and Transmission Solutions for the Large-Scale Deployment of Wind Power, Michael Goggin
Weather Determined Geographic Characteristics of Wind and Solar Energy Generation Systems, Alexander E. MacDonald et al.
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