The Evolution and Future of Wind Energy

The international wind industry has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2015, it was a $330 billion dollar industry worldwide, employing 88,000 in the US alone. It is now one of the lowest cost renewable energy options. The technology has evolved to become far more reliable, predictable, and grid-friendly making it one of the most desirable alternatives throughout the world. Please join us as Sandy Butterfield, President of Boulder Wind Consulting, will share with us an overview of the wind industry, its technological evolution and where he sees the industry going in the future.

Sandy has been an innovator and leader in the field of wind energy his entire career. Prior to founding Boulder Wind Consulting, Sandy co-founded Boulder Wind Power, a venture funded startup focused on developing an innovative megawatt scale direct drive generator. Prior to that, he spent over 24 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), most recently as Chief Engineer at NREL’s National Wind Test Center and leader of the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative.

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Parking is available in Lot 556
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6:45 Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00 Announcements, followed by the Presentation
8:15 Questions, Networking, Wrap-up and Clean-up

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