Windpower 2002

Windpower 2002

By Dan Slattery

By Dan Slattery

Windpower 2002

The largest wind energy conference in North America is being put on by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), June 2 through 5 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Their technical programs provide educational opportunities on the latest industry trends, technologies, and renewable energy policy developments. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Windpower 2002’s exhibitions allow wind energy companies opportunities to showcase their many goods and services.

Companies such as Enron Wind Corp., Hitachi AIC, Honeywell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Wind Power, Renewable Energy Systems (USA), Inc., Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Windpower Monthly magazine, just to name a few.

Obviously, this event gives people in the energy industries tremendous networking opportunities. A new feature is called WEATS (Wind Energy Application and Training Seminar).

Other sponsors (again, just a few among many) include Bonneville Power Administration; Greenlight Energy, Inc.; Pacificorp Power Marketing, Inc.; and Renewable Energy Systems (USA), Inc.

This event has special airfare discounts. Call Piedmont Travel at 1-800-476-1990, Ext. 2 and ask for discounted negotiated fares for Windpower 2002.

The Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center is hosting this event. In downtown Portland, it’s a short distance from the Oregon Convention Center, where this event takes place. The Doubletree Hotel has two locations hosting:

Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center

1000 NE Multnomah

Portland, OR 97235

Phone: 503-281-6111 or Fax: 503-284-8553


Doubletree Hotel, Portland, downtown

310 SW Lincoln

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-211-0450 or Fax: 503-225-4303

They have conference rooms on a space available basis until May 10. Otherwise, rooms are available at standard rates.

Dan Slattery is a member of the following organizations: The American Solar Energy Society, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the Illinois Solar Energy Association and the Illinois Coalition Against Unfair Utilities.

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