Supplying the wind industry, March 31, 2009

Posted on January 12, 2008. Filed under: Wind |

Supplying the wind industry
March 31, 2009

Paper Valley Inn
Appleton, Wisconsin

DRAFT Agenda

7:30 AM
Registration Opens

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Welcome & Introduction
• Seminar Logistics
• Explanation of Networking Opportunities and Features
• Follow-Up to the Seminar / Future AWEA Events of Interest

Opening Remarks & Welcome to Wisconsin
• Welcoming Remarks from a host state dignitary
• Overview of Wind Power in Wisconsin
• Supply Chain Potential and Opportunities in Wisconsin

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Wind Energy Industry Overview
• Future of the Wind Industry / Wind Growth / Basic Market Report
• Wind Energy Industry Supply Chain – Economics / Shortages and Bottlenecks
• Opportunities in the Wind Industry

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Anatomy of a Wind Turbine

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Keynote Speaker

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Major Component Sourcing & Value Chain Services
• Sourcing steps for nacelles, towers, blades and electronic components
• Overview of value chain services
o Construction
o Engineering
o Safety
o Transportation
o Operations & Maintenance

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
• Entering the Wind Industry: Funding, Contracts, and Re-ToolingTips on Re-Tooling
• Obtaining Funding through Grants, Tax Breaks, and Loans
• Understanding Wind Industry Contracts
o Important deadlines and schedules
o Availability
o Delay charges

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wisconsin Case Studies

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Reception

Check back for registration details and complete agenda.


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