With a continued push towards renewable energy, distributed wind, commonly referred to as community (or small) wind, has come into the limelight again as energy prices continue to climb and users seek more control over their own power generation. At a base level, community wind is the integration of very small to very large wind turbines at farms, businesses, public facilities, and even at home, usually “behind-the-meter,” in order to offset traditional electricity costs.
With the rise in capability and reduction in cost of renewable energy resources over the past decade, the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA for short), was formed as a collaborative effort between manufacturers, distributors, advocates, and industry leaders to promote and foster all aspects of the wind energy industry, including distributed wind.
For the 10th year, DWEA is hosting its annual Distributed Wind Conference in Arlington VA. The Distributed Wind 2022 (DW22) conference offers informative sessions and round table discussions on the benefits of wind energy for local communities, information on its potential applications, opportunities, barriers, and how US policy has affected the wind industry as a whole.
DW22 aims to generate discussion around the more than 49 million sites where the integration of distributed wind can be used as an alternative form of energy to natural gas, oil, or coal.
Windurance And The Future of Community Wind Policy
Occurring February 28th 2022 through March 2nd, 2022 DW22 will have a number of workshops, moderated question and answer sessions, and seminars discussing:
- The state of the Wind Energy industry,
- Research updates from The Department of Energy (DOE)
- Industry products and services
- Government Policy and programs update
- Environmental Justice and wind energy deployment
Windurance’s own Dan Clunies will moderate the “U.S. Government Policy and Programs Update” seminar where there will be discussions surrounding updated policy measures from the DEO, USDA, and more.
“Windurance’s participation in DWEA has created invaluable opportunities for technical collaboration, business development, and policy participation on a national scale. As a technical leader in distributed wind technology, we look forward to joining our colleagues at DW22 to celebrate DWEA’s accomplishments and accelerate deployment of distributed wind to thousands of communities nationally and around the world, many of which have been historically underserved in terms of access to clean energy or its benefits.”
To get registered for Distributed Wind 2022 or if you have any questions, check out DWEAs website here; or click below for more information on Distributed Wind as a whole: