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Massachusetts Wind Working Group
July 31, 2013, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Gloucester Engineering, Gloucester, MA
2:00 – 2:15
Welcome & Announcements:
Liz Argo, Argo Consulting, MWWG Steering Committee member
2:15 – 4:00
Panel on wind energy development in Gloucester:
Rich Kleiman, Equity Industrial Partners
Rick Johnson, Varian Semiconductor
Carolyn Kirk, Mayor of Gloucester
Candace Wheeler, Chair of Gloucester’s Clean Energy Commission
4:00 – 4:30
Tour of Gloucester municipal wind turbines
Thanks to Gloucester Engineering, Candace Wheeler, and the City of Gloucester and to our sponsoring
organization, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Meeting Logistics
Nametags: Please drop in the box on your way out
The presentations will be posted on the MWWG web-page,
The Massachusetts Wind Working Group (MWWG) provides a forum for wind energy stakeholders to promote
smart and successful wind energy development in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Specifically, the MWWG
aims to: identify barriers and opportunities related to the development of wind energy; create solutions to
industry challenges; promote the public understanding of modern wind power and its benefits and impacts;
provide a forum for discussion about best practices and other relevant topics for the industry; provide an
opportunity for wind energy stakeholders to collaborate on important issues; and create connections between
wind energy and other sectors to foster job creation and economic development in Massachusetts.
Upcoming Events
August 3rd, 12-1:30: Ipswich Wind Turbine Fest, Town Farm Road, Ipswich, MA
Mass Energy invites you to come learn more about wind power by visiting Ipswich, MA's wind turbine! On
Saturday, August 3, people of all ages are welcome to join us for lunch and an up-close look at (and
inside!) this 2 MW wind turbine. You'll learn all about how the project is benefiting the community of
Ipswich. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 1st for this FREE event. Feel free to contact Vineeta at 617524-3950 ext. 142 or with any additional questions!
August 6-8: North American Wind Energy Academy 2013 Symposium at the
University of Colorado Boulder
The NAWEA Symposium, to be held Aug. 6-8 at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the first in a series
of technical meetings that will examine the broad range of topics required to achieve high wind penetration
in the North American power generation sector. In addition to Wind Energy System Science and
Technology technical tracks, the symposium will also feature sessions that provide holistic perspectives,
overviews, and approaches necessary to maximize future deployment including: Wind Energy Science and
Engineering, Grid Integration and Management, Electrical Transmission, Atmospheric Sciences,
Environmental Sciences, Social Acceptance, Policy, Research, Business and Financing, Innovative /New
Technology, Education & Curriculum.
October 10-11: AWEA Offshore Wind Power 2013, Providence, RI
With offshore wind project development advancing in the U.S., 2013 will be an exciting year at the AWEA
Offshore WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Providence, RI. Join us for the premier North
American offshore wind energy event, and network with professionals from all over the world who, like
you, want to increase their position in this new and highly-promising market. New opportunities await you,
as recent progress in U.S. offshore wind power is pushing the industry forward, including:
the Federal PTC/ITC extension, DOE demonstration project funding, and new state off-take mechanisms.
Register by September 13th for lowest fee.
Upcoming Webinars
ASES Webinar: United Wind WindLease Program
August 01, 2013
WPA Webinar: 2012 Market Report on U.S. Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications
August 21, 2013