Wind Powering America: Opportunities from Chile and the Region
- Ian Baring-Gould
- Monday, April 18, 2011
- 9-10 a.m. Golden, CO
- 11-12 p.m., Washington, D.C.
- 12-1 p.m., Santiago, Chile
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Chilean Renewable Energy Center will present a webinar on Wind Powering America: Opportunities for Chile and the Region
This webinar will provide an overview of the Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America program, key program areas, and success stories that might be of interest to policy makers and stakeholders interested in adapting this program for Chile and other countries in Latin America.
This webinar will be targeted to policy makers, government officials, analysts, researchers, and the private sector.
Speaker Biography: Ian graduated with a MSME from the University of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Research Laboratory in 1995 and started working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Ian's work at NREL has focused in three primary areas; applications engineering for RE technologies, assistance in RE uses, and educational outreach for renewable energy technologies, primarily wind. His applications work concentrates on innovative uses of RE, primarily the modeling, testing, and monitoring of small power systems; end-use applications; and large diesel plant retrofit concepts. His international technical assistance work has focused on energy development for rural populations including the design, analysis, and implementation of remote power systems, primarily through NREL's Energy and Environmental, International Programs Office. For educational outreach, including field technical assistance, Ian focused his efforts on energy development for rural populations and school outreach programs, such as the Wind for Schools Program, both domestically and internationally. Ian also sits on IEA and IEC technical boards, is an editor for Wind Engineering and has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications. He also spent two years as a technical expert for the Department of Energy, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program in Washington, D.C. Ian is currently working at NREL in Colorado where he leads the wind technology deployment team, focusing on addressing barriers to the implementation of wind energy through programs like DOE's Wind Powering America Project.