Gov. Doyle will speak at Wind Supply Chain Workshop, March 31

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: General |

Wisconsin Wind Energy Supply Chain Seminar
Appleton, Wisconsin
March 31, 2009

Wisconsin Wind Energy Supply Chain Seminar will focus on wind turbine manufacturing challenges and opportunities in the state of Wisconsin. Over 8,000 components and parts are used in the construction of utility-scale wind turbines, offering opportunities for a wide range of manufacturers and service providers in Wisconsin. The existing manufacturing and service industries, as well as academic and other institutions in Wisconsin makes it an ideal state to benefit from the growth of the wind energy industry.


The Honorable
Jim Doyle

Hear from The Honorable Jim Doyle Governor of Wisconsin
Tuesday, March 31
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Governor Jim Doyle is focused on creating opportunity for all of Wisconsin’s people and is building upon current efforts to create jobs, make America energy independent, and address the global climate crisis.

  • Get updates on state and national growth projections for the wind energy industry and hear from representatives from wind turbine manufacturers such as GE Energy, Vestas, Siemens, and Gamesa.
  • Learn about the new Economic Stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama, which provides for a new manufacturing tax credit for “qualified advanced energy manufacturing projects”, which is a project that re-equips, expands, or establishes a manufacturing facility for the production of property designed to be used to produce energy from the sun, wind, or geothermal deposits, among other categories.
  • With a number of networking opportunities at the workshop, we encourage you to see who will be attending and begin making a list of who you will want to meet with. Click here to see the attendee roster.


    Topics covered:

  • Wisconsin wind power outlook
  • The national wind energy industry overview
  • Status report on supply chain shortages and bottlenecks
  • The anatomy of a wind turbine: major components and manufacturing requirements
  • Major component sourcing & value chain services
  • Supply chain conversion success stories in Wisconsin
  • Networking opportunities with the companies you need to meet

    Who should attend:

  • Wisconsin companies currently working in or hoping to work in the wind power industry
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of mechanical and electrical components, including generators, hydraulics, sensors, hardware, drives, power distribution, composites, cabling, steel, castings, forgings, bearings, gearboxes, lubricants.
  • Construction equipment and suppliers such as cranes, concrete, rebar
  • Transportation companies and ports supporting large scale items over land, rail and sea
  • State and local offices of economic development
  • Operations and maintenance service companies
  • Government Agencies


Presented with support from:

Other Upcoming AWEA Events

WINDPOWER Supply Chain Workshop at WINDPOWER 2009
Chicago, IL
May 4, 2009

This full-day seminar held in Chicago at WINDPOWER will attract representatives from a diverse range of markets to discuss the wind industry’s need to strengthen and expand its national supply chain to keep up with growing demand for wind projects and to expand domestic manufacturing
of wind turbines and their components.

Topics Include:

  • The Anatomy of a Turbine
  • A Wind Industry Overview
  • Major Component Sourcing & Value Chain Services
  • Entering the Wind Industry: Funding, Contracts,
    and Re-Tooling
  • Case Studies

When you are finished your day, stay for the entire WINDPOWER experience by Registering Now!


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