E3 Conference

Day 2: Wind Energy Conference

Session I: Federal & State Government Perspective

DOE Wind University Consortia Program
Megan McCluer, U.S. Department of Energy

How to Work the Problem from the Bottom Up
William Glahn, Minnesota Office of Energy Security

Title TBA
Jose R. Zayas, Sandia National Laboratories

Session II: Industry Perspectives

Research Roles for Wind Energy - A View from the Private Sector
Mark Ahlstrom, Windlogics

University of Minnesota Clipper Liberty Research Turbine
Amir Mikhail, Clipper Windpower

Getting the Most from Wind Farms: Monitoring and Data Analysis
Girija Parthasarathy, Honeywell

Leveraging Novel Materials to Reduce the Cost of Wind-Generated Electricity
Michael Strommen, 3M

Session III: University/ Industry Consortia Research

Aerodynamic Research in Support of More Efficient Wind Turbines
Roger E.A. Arndt, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Wind Turbine Modeling, Control, Fault Detection and Isolation
Gary Balas, Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota

Hydrostatic Drive Research for Wind Power Applications
Brad Bohlmann, Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power, University of Minnesota

Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation
Mos Kaveh, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota


Session IV: Education & Training

Michelle Gransee-Bowman, State of Minnesota
Connie Ireland, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Ned Mohan, University of Minnesota


Session V: Wind Energy Storage

Investigating the Possibilities of Pump Hydro Energy Storage on MN's Iron Ranges
Don Fosnacht, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), UMN Duluth

Xcel Energy's Wind-to-Battery Project - Preliminary Results
Frank Novacheck, Xcel Energy

Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Using Wind, Water and Air
Mike Reese, West Central Research & Outreach Center, University of Minnesota