Wind Industry Partnership Summit, 59594-59595 [2017-27069]

Download as PDF 59594 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2017. Shena Kennerly, Acting Committee Management Officer. Notice of the Wind Industry Partnership Summit. ACTION: BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee; Notice of Renewal Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of renewal. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102– 3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC) will be renewed for a two-year period beginning on December 11, 2017. 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[FR Doc. 2017–27076 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Industry Partnership Summit Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 This notice announces that the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold a Wind Industry Partnership Summit (‘‘Summit’’) in Washington, DC, on January 24–25, 2018. WETO invests in energy science research and development (R&D) activities that enable innovation, advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power. In an effort to ensure that DOE’s research and development priorities continue to benefit the wind energy industry, WETO is hosting this summit to share innovative technologies that may be beneficial to your firm and engage industry leaders in a dialogue about the future of public research and development laboratory R&D investments. DATES: DOE will host the Summit from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: The Summit will be held at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20045. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexsandra Lemke, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (720)–648–4381. Email: Alexsandra.lemke@EE.DOE.Gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2017–27074 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] Background The Wind Industry Partnership Summit will engage wind energy experts and industries to articulate wind power industry R&D needs, discuss capabilities of DOE National Laboratories, and provide guidance on how to engage DOE National Laboratories. This information will be summarized in a summary report capable of providing the wind energy industry and DOE with clarity on how the capabilities of its National Laboratories and other DOE Wind Program resources align with the perceived and prioritized R&D needs of the industry. In November of 2015, the Executive Summit on Wind Research and Development was held in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fall Symposium to identify and discuss priorities for industry-DOE Wind Program collaboration. This event will build on the successful 2015 Wind Industry Summit but provide a more focused PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agenda around particular technology areas as well as provide a setting for development of plans for wind power industry partnerships with DOE. This Summit will focus on the intersection of wind power industry R&D and technology development needs with the capabilities of DOE National Laboratories and other participants in R&D initiated by the DOE Wind Program. The Wind Vision 1 includes a roadmap outlining potential actions, in a non-prescriptive manner, for consideration by all wind power stakeholders. In the spring of 2017, a survey was developed around the Wind Vision to solicit input from industry, including developers, manufacturers, utilities, owner/operators, service providers, and consultants, among others, on the technology development needs of greatest importance to industry and where DOE support was deemed valuable. Informed by the Wind Vision roadmap and subsequent survey, summit sessions will address three categories of R&D activities: (1) Turbine Technology Innovation and ExtremeScale Turbines, (2) The SMART Wind Plant, and (3) Grid-enhancing Wind Power Plants. Public Participation Although this meeting is primarily intended to be an information sharing event with design, consulting, assessment and operations professionals with experience in addressing the short and long-term challenges of wind energy development and operations, the event is open to the public based upon space availability. DOE anticipates that wind power professionals will share insights on the technological and science gaps that limit the growth of wind power capacity and generation and impede the enhancement of wind power technology and operations for greater value to the nation. As seating is limited, please RSVP to Alexsandra Lemke by January 3rd, 2018. DOE will also accept public comments as described above for purposes of better understanding the wind power industry and challenges associated with increased deployment. These comments may be submitted at Alexsandra.lemke@ EE.DOE.Gov. Participants should limit information and comments to those based on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group position or consensus from the meeting participants. 1 https://energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-vision. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting should contact Alexsandra.lemke@ee.doe.gov. Following the meeting, a summary will be compiled by DOE; and a public summary of the 2017 survey results will also be distributed, the summary will be posted at wind.energy.gov. Issued on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Valerie Reed, Acting Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Public Participation [FR Doc. 2017–27069 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [EERE–2013–BT–NOC–0005] Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act, requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: DOE will hold a public meeting on January 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E–089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on attending the public meeting, including webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: John Cymbalsky, ASRAC Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 287– 1692, Email: asrac@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 The primary focus of this meeting will be the discussion and prioritization of topic areas that ASRAC can assist the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program with. DOE plans to hold this public meeting to gather advice and recommendations to the Energy Department on the development of standards and test procedures for residential appliances and commercial equipment. (The final agenda will be available for public viewing at https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE2013-BT-NOC-0005.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Attendance at Public Meeting The time, date and location of the public meeting are listed in the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this document. If you plan to attend the public meeting, please notify the ASRAC staff at asrac@ee.doe.gov. Please note that foreign nationals participating in the public meeting are subject to advance security screening procedures which require advance notice prior to attendance at the public meeting. If a foreign national wishes to participate in the public meeting, please inform DOE as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Regina Washington at (202) 586–1214 or by email: Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov so that the necessary procedures can be completed. DOE requires visitors to have laptops and other devices, such as tablets, checked upon entry into the building. Any person wishing to bring these devices into the Forrestal Building will be required to obtain a property pass. Visitors should avoid bringing these devices, or allow an extra 45 minutes to check in. Please report to the visitor’s desk to have devices checked before proceeding through security. Due to the REAL ID Act implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there have been recent changes regarding ID requirements for individuals wishing to enter Federal buildings from specific States and U.S. territories. DHS maintains an updated website identifying the State and territory driver’s licenses that currently are acceptable for entry into DOE facilities at https://www.dhs.gov/real-idenforcement-brief. A driver’s license from a State or territory identified as not compliant by DHS will not be accepted for building entry and one of the alternate forms of ID listed below will be required. Acceptable alternate forms of Photo-ID include U.S. Passport or Passport Card; an Enhanced Driver’s License or Enhanced ID-Card issued by PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59595 States and territories as identified on the DHS website (Enhanced licenses issued by these States and territories are clearly marked Enhanced or Enhanced Driver’s License); a military ID or other Federal government-issued Photo-ID card. In addition, you can attend the public meeting via webinar. Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https://energy.gov/eere/ buildings/public-meetings-andcomment-deadlines. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software. Procedure for Submitting Prepared General Statements for Distribution Any person who has plans to present a prepared general statement may request that copies of his or her statement be made available at the public meeting. Such persons may submit requests, along with an advance electronic copy of their statement in PDF (preferred), Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or text (ASCII) file format, to the appropriate address shown in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The request and advance copy of statements must be received at least one week before the public meeting and may be emailed, hand-delivered, or sent by mail. DOE prefers to receive requests and advance copies via email. Please include a telephone number to enable DOE staff to make a follow-up contact, if needed. Conduct of Public Meeting ASRAC’s Designated Federal Officer will preside at the public meeting and may also use a professional facilitator to aid discussion. The meeting will not be a judicial or evidentiary-type public hearing, but DOE will conduct it in accordance with section 336 of EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6306). A court reporter will be present to record the proceedings and prepare a transcript. DOE reserves the right to schedule the order of presentations and to establish the procedures governing the conduct of the public meeting. The public meeting will be conducted in an informal, conference style. DOE will present summaries of comments received before the public meeting, allow time for prepared general statements by participants, and encourage all interested parties to share their views. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 240 (Friday, December 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59594-59595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27069]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Wind Industry Partnership Summit

AGENCY: Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of the Wind Industry Partnership Summit.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Wind Energy Technologies Office 
(WETO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold a 
Wind Industry Partnership Summit (``Summit'') in Washington, DC, on 
January 24-25, 2018. WETO invests in energy science research and 
development (R&D) activities that enable innovation, advance U.S. wind 
systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment 
of wind power. In an effort to ensure that DOE's research and 
development priorities continue to benefit the wind energy industry, 
WETO is hosting this summit to share innovative technologies that may 
be beneficial to your firm and engage industry leaders in a dialogue 
about the future of public research and development laboratory R&D 
investments.

DATES: DOE will host the Summit from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, 
January 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The Summit will be held at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. 
NW, Washington, DC 20045.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexsandra Lemke, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (720)-648-4381. 
Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Wind Industry Partnership Summit will engage wind energy 
experts and industries to articulate wind power industry R&D needs, 
discuss capabilities of DOE National Laboratories, and provide guidance 
on how to engage DOE National Laboratories. This information will be 
summarized in a summary report capable of providing the wind energy 
industry and DOE with clarity on how the capabilities of its National 
Laboratories and other DOE Wind Program resources align with the 
perceived and prioritized R&D needs of the industry.
    In November of 2015, the Executive Summit on Wind Research and 
Development was held in conjunction with the American Wind Energy 
Association (AWEA) Fall Symposium to identify and discuss priorities 
for industry-DOE Wind Program collaboration. This event will build on 
the successful 2015 Wind Industry Summit but provide a more focused 
agenda around particular technology areas as well as provide a setting 
for development of plans for wind power industry partnerships with DOE.
    This Summit will focus on the intersection of wind power industry 
R&D and technology development needs with the capabilities of DOE 
National Laboratories and other participants in R&D initiated by the 
DOE Wind Program. The Wind Vision \1\ includes a roadmap outlining 
potential actions, in a non-prescriptive manner, for consideration by 
all wind power stakeholders. In the spring of 2017, a survey was 
developed around the Wind Vision to solicit input from industry, 
including developers, manufacturers, utilities, owner/operators, 
service providers, and consultants, among others, on the technology 
development needs of greatest importance to industry and where DOE 
support was deemed valuable. Informed by the Wind Vision roadmap and 
subsequent survey, summit sessions will address three categories of R&D 
activities: (1) Turbine Technology Innovation and Extreme-Scale 
Turbines, (2) The SMART Wind Plant, and (3) Grid-enhancing Wind Power 
Plants.
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    \1\ https://energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-vision.
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Public Participation

    Although this meeting is primarily intended to be an information 
sharing event with design, consulting, assessment and operations 
professionals with experience in addressing the short and long-term 
challenges of wind energy development and operations, the event is open 
to the public based upon space availability. DOE anticipates that wind 
power professionals will share insights on the technological and 
science gaps that limit the growth of wind power capacity and 
generation and impede the enhancement of wind power technology and 
operations for greater value to the nation. As seating is limited, 
please RSVP to Alexsandra Lemke by January 3rd, 2018. DOE will also 
accept public comments as described above for purposes of better 
understanding the wind power industry and challenges associated with 
increased deployment. These comments may be submitted at 
[email protected].
    Participants should limit information and comments to those based 
on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts 
regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain 
any group position or consensus from the meeting participants.

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Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting should 
contact [email protected]
    Following the meeting, a summary will be compiled by DOE; and a 
public summary of the 2017 survey results will also be distributed, the 
summary will be posted at wind.energy.gov.

    Issued on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Valerie Reed,
Acting Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-27069 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P