James Madison University

2012 Statewide Wind Energy Symposium

Thank you to all those who attended the 2012 Statewide Wind Energy Symposium at James Madison University!

The goal of this symposium was to inform stakeholders and other interested parties about the progress that wind power made in the region over the past few years and opportunities for the future. This Symposium addressed timely issues pertaining to wind power development in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, through a series of workshops and panel discussions. Workshops were offered the morning of June 20th. Concurrent panel discussions were offered the afternoon of June 20th and all day June 21st. You will find presentations from the workshops and panel discussions below.

Video recordings from the Symposium are now available online!

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill out our post-symposium evaluation form to ensure that in the future we provide you with the best experience possible.

Wind Symposium 2012


Wind 101

  • Jonathan Miles, James Madison University
  • Kenny Howell, Virginia Center for Wind Energy
  • Blaine Loos, Virginia Center for Wind Energy
  • Chris Pierson, Virginia Center for Wind Energy
  • Dane Zammit, Virginia Center for Wind Energy
  • Mitch King, Old Mill Power Company

Is Wind Energy Right for Me?

State Permitting

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Thursday June 21st, 2012

Wind Symposium 2012

Session Tracks:

Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Project Siting Track Policy Track
Permitting Issues
Moderator: David Paylor, DEQ

Wind Energy Siting – How to Start on the Permitting Path
Tyson Utt, Apex

Wind PBR Logistics
Carol Wampler, DEQ

Wind Energy Permitting Overview
Rick Thomas, Timmons Group
Regional Developments
Moderator: Debra Jacobson, GWU Law School

Virginia Policy Issues
Bruce Buckheit, Princeton Energy Resources International

Virginia’s Offshore Wind Resource
Al Christopher, DMME

The Inconvenient Truths Related to Wind Development in VA
Ken Hutcheson, VAREA
Wildlife Issues
Moderator: Ed Clark, Wildlife Center of Virginia

Sharing a Limited Space: The Importance of Including Biological Monitoring Results in Marine Spatial Planning
Gwen Lockhart, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Impacts of WNS on Bat Populations: Considerations for Wind Energy Development
Rick Reynolds, VDGIF
Federal Developments
Moderator: Jonathan Miles, JMU

Production Tax Credit
Stephen Miner, AWEA

Federal Financial Incentives: New Approaches
Debra Jacobson, GWU Law School

Coming Soon
Steve Lindenberg, DOE

Thursday June 21st, 2012

Utility Scale Wind Track Small and Community Wind Scale Track
Utility Project Issues
Moderator: Molly Plautz, Dominion

Analysis of the Past, Present and Future: Prospects for Land-based Wind Energy in Virginia
Salud Goodin, Dominion

Coming Soon
James Barrett, Applied Solutions

Utility Scale Issues – EDP Renewables
Katie Chapman, EDP Renewables
Small and Community Scale Wind Developments
Moderator: Don Giecek, Timmons Group

Residential Wind Turbines: Distributed Wind is part of the Answer
Doug and Mary McCallum, Residential Turbine Owners

Design and Fabrication of an Ultra Low-Cost DC Wind Generator Using Recycled Parts
Bob Zickefoose, Blue Ridge Community College

Powering Your Future With Wind
Loren Pruskowski, Sustainable Energy Developments
Wind Resource Assessment
Moderator: Jay Titlow, Weatherflow

Coming Soon
Lynn Sparling, University of Maryland

Wind Resource Assessment: Filling in the Data Gaps with Remote Optical Wind Measurement
Fred Belen, Catch the Wind

Coming Soon
Bill Rogers, Solaya
Offshore Wind Track Education and Workforce Track
Research and Development
Moderator: Brian Redmond, Paragon Energy Holdings

Dominion Offshore Wind
Guy Chapman, Dominion

Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Site Development
Jonathan Miles, JMU

Wind Resource Modeling and Turbine Energy Estimation of Two Coastal Sites in Virginia
Dane Zammit, VCWE
Education Progress
Moderator: Lynn Basham, Department of Education

Wind Energy Education in Virginia, Curricula: Present and Future
Remy Pangle, VCWE

Wind Turbine at Northumberland County Public Schools
Jenny Christman, Northumberland School

Coming Soon
Cam Carte, Massanutten Technical Center
Commercial Development
Moderator: Rob Propes, Apex

SMI Wind Energy Activities
PJ Dougherty, SMI

Mid-Atlantic Wind: Overcoming the Challenges Land Based and Offshore
Dan Ancona, Princeton Energy Resources International

BOEM’s Renewable Energy Program: Activities Offshore Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic
Erin Trager, BOEM
Workforce Needs
Moderator: Remy Pangle, VCWE

Experiences in Technician Level Education
Earl Dodrill, DSLCC

Penn State Wind Energy Workforce Development Activities
Susan Stewart, Penn State University

Wind Field Services: College Translation Program
Adrian Skinner, GE Energy Renewables


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Thank you to all of our Sponsors! This event would not have been possible without your generous support!

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You may reach us at 540.568.8770 or VAcenter4windenergy@jmu.edu with any questions or comments.

We Look Forward to Seeing You Again in 2014!