Atmospheric Challenges for the Wind Energy Industry Workshop

The agenda for the 2020 Workshop on Challenges for the Wind Enrgy Industry is shown below. Presentation slides are linked through the presentation titles. Videos are available for each main session of the workshop. 

Industry Workshop: Atmospheric Science Challenges for the Wind Industry

Sponsored by Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling (MMC) Team

Held October 19-20, 8:00 - 12:00 MDT (1400 - 1800 UTC)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Big Picture Vision for Atmospheric Science Research

(Times in MDT)

8:00  Welcome and Goals – Sue Haupt, NCAR

8:10  Introduction to DOE Wind Energy Technology Office (WETO) – Bob Marlay, WETO Director

8:20  DOE Panel  - Mike Robinson, DOE (Moderator)

9:20 Industry Visioning Panel, Caroline Draxl, NREL (Moderator)

10:30  Directions for Break-out group sessions

10:40  Break-out groups to discuss our vision for how atmospheric modeling will advance wind energy science and application

11:30  Full group – report outs and full group discussion

Noon  Disperse

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Technical Research Conversations

8:00  Welcome back and Summary of Day 1 – Larry Berg, PNNL

8:10  Panel 1 – Offshore Wind Modeling Opportunities and Challenges, Will Shaw, PNNL (Moderator) 

9:30 Short break

9:40 Panel 2 – Modeling Challenges for Wind Energy, Sue Haupt, NCAR (Moderator) 

10:30  Parallel Sessions for More Detailed Technical Conversation. Each session will kick-off with short prepared talks, then evolve into guided visioning conversation.

Session 1:  Details of Downscaling, Jeff Mirocha, LLNL (Moderator)

Session 2:  Modeling for Turbines, Matthew Churchfield, NREL (Moderator)

Session 3:  Using AI in Atmospheric Modeling, Timothy Juliano, NCAR (Moderator)

11:30 Report outs and large group discussion

Noon  Disperse



    • DOE  – Department of Energy
    • DTU – Technical University of Denmark
    • LANL – Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • LLNL – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • NCAR – National Center for Atmospheric Research
    • NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • PNNL – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • WETO – Wind Energy Technologies Office