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Other News

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:41 am
by Katherine.Dykes
This topic includes news on individual projects, publications and other NWTC activities.

Wind Plant Optimization and Systems Engineering newsletter

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:46 am
by Katherine.Dykes
The Wind Plant Optimization and Systems Engineering Newsletter series from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Wind Energy Systems Engineering Initiative highlights current system approaches to the wind energy research, design, engineering, and development. Each quarterly edition provides short overviews of the integrated, interdisciplinary, and holistic work that is happening in this field. The wind industry community increasingly recognizes the need for a systems approach, and this newsletter serves to support stakeholders who engage with this important work.

First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014 (Edition 2) is available here http://www.nrel.gov/wind/systems_engineering/news.html.

New wind.nrel.gov Website

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:23 pm
by Katherine.Dykes
We are happy to announce the release of the new http://nwtc.nrel.gov website, which replaces much of the old wind.nrel.gov website. The new website is still used for NREL/NWTC’s sharing of software and data with the wind engineering community, but sports a more modern, flexible, and easier-to-navigate interface. The new website also resolves a fundamental complaint with the previous website—that user information had to be entered separately with every download. You can browse the new website without logging in, but most downloads now require registering for an account and logging in with a username and password. While registration is now required for most downloads, the software and data are still free and open source.

Please note that most of the software and data available on the new website are the same as what was available on the old website, but the formatting and organization have changed. We are working to redirect all the old links, but if you find one that doesn't work, please use the new search feature in the upper left on the new site. In addition to the CAE tools that already exist, a new class of tools has been added as part of the new Wind-Plant Integrated Systems Design and Engineering Model (WISDEM) suite. These new models include design, sizing and cost tools as well as the overarching WISDEM software which integrates them together. Look for a more detailed announcement about the new models in the near future.

Enjoy!

3rd Biannual Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:47 am
by Katherine.Dykes
Hello everyone,

Registration for the 3rd biannual workshop on wind energy systems engineering is now open! Please register on the workshop website here:
http://www.nrel.gov/wind/systems_engine ... _2015.html
Note that there is a discounted registration fee before December 15th, 2014.

This year’s workshop features an exciting line-up of speakers on the topic of integrated system analysis and design of wind turbines and plants. The full agenda is can be found here:
https://nwtc.nrel.gov/system/files/Draf ... 102014.pdf . We hope you will join us!

Also, there will be a poster session and we are currently accepting abstracts. Please submit your <250 word abstract and short biography to systems.engineering@nrel.gov .

Please distribute to those who you think may be interested, and please contact me if you have any questions.

4th Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:39 pm
by Katherine.Dykes
Registration is now open for the 4th bi-annual Wind Energy System Engineering Workshop, that will be held in Roskilde Denmark, September 13-15 2017. The event is jointly hosted by the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). See http://www.conferencemanager.dk/SEworkshop2017 to register and for additional details.

The first workshop in December 2010 was a success in catalyzing interest in this important topic among participants from industry, the national laboratories and academia. The second and third workshops in January 2013 and 2015, respectively, with more than 100 participants each, demonstrated the significant growth in interest from the research and industry community surrounding systems engineering for wind energy and integrated approaches to wind turbine and plant design. At this fourth workshop, DTU Wind Energy and NREL will be hosting the workshop in Europe to encourage participation from European wind energy systems engineering practitioners and interested parties. This year’s theme will be on exposing interactions in the system and exploring how different wind energy stakeholders addressing them in new, integrated and innovative ways.

September 13-14 - Talks from invited speakers:

Keynote talks from
Anders Bavnhøj Hansen, Energinet
Hanne Johansen, Vestas
Peter Fuglsang, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Sessions on:
Challenges and Uncertainty Facing Today’s Wind Energy Systems
System Design Methods, Tools and Processes
Integrated Design for Wind Energy Systems in Practice

Poster Session - September 13th

All the speakers are invited, but that does not mean you cannot present your work. We will be hosting a poster session in the evening on the first day. This is a great opportunity to network and showcase your work. All participants are welcome to prepare posters on their work in wind energy system engineering. If you want to present a poster please send a brief abstract to workshops@windenergy.dtu.dk.

Software Tutorials - September 15th

There are many excellent tools for wind energy system engineering. Tutorials will be provided for many of these tools on the last day. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands on experience and meet with the developers behind these projects. The following tools will be demonstrated:

FUSED-Wind - DTU/NREL collaboration
HAWTOpt2 / Topfarm - DTU Wind Energy
WISDEM - NREL
Cp-Max - TU Munich

For more details and registration please see http://www.conferencemanager.dk/SEworkshop2017, otherwise you can send questions to workshops@windenergy.dtu.dk.

Sincerely
Michael K. McWilliam (DTU), Katherine Dykes (NREL) and Frederik Zahle (DTU)