- June 25-29 JMU Wind Energy Content Teaching Academy
- June 18-19 – Small Wind Installers Conference
- June 15 – Renewable Fuels Showcase, JMU
- June 8- WVPT Children's Book Festival
- May 9 - WPA All-States Summit, Chicago
- May 5-8 – AWEA WindPower 2013, Chicago
Wind News in the Region
- James Madison University Selected to Compete in Inaugural DOE National Collegiate Wind Competition
- Middle School Students Compete in 2nd Annual PA KidWind Challenge
- Milestone Cleared for Wind Energy Research Lease Offshore Virginia
- Wind Application Center Valuable Resource for Wind for Schools Partners
- US DOE Wind Program Initiates Inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition
- Wind for Schools: 124 Installations and Counting
VSWIP Applicant Status
Virginia Small Wind Incentives Program currently has 24 applicants. The received applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: wind speed, electricity rate, educational value and specifics of location. Each applicant`s wind speed was assessed using Virginia Wind Resource Map and anemometer data, if available. The wind speeds were placed on a scale from 1 to 5, scores of 5 being given to the candidates with the highest wind resource. Electricity rate score was based on the current electricity rate. Applicants with the higher electricity rate where given the greater score due to the project being more economically feasible in this location, since the payback period will be shorter. Educational value of the project was also very important, while the applications were considered. The applicants were given the higher score on the educational value criteria if they were willing to be involved with promotion of renewable energy, wind energy in particular. It would include organizing field trips for students, give short lectures regarding the advantages of wind energy and do other activities of that nature. Lastly the applicants were assessed based on the specifics of location, in particular the visibility to the surrounding community, places of interest and ability of public access.
The following applicants were selected as recipients for the VSWIP grant awards of 2004: Messrs. Wayne Bradburn and Billy Weitzenfeld representing The Jacksonville Center (Floyd Community Center for the Arts, Inc.) and The Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP), Floyd, VA; Mr. Alden Hathaway representing the Shrine Mont Retreat Center, Orkney Springs, VA; Mr. Tal McBride, Hightown, VA; and Mrs. Quincy Umphlette, Heathsville, VA. Mr. Tom Brody of Hightown , VA and Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Thomas of Floyd , VA deferred grant awards for this year, but are invited to reapply in 2005.