UTSA Energy Institute invited to speak at U.S. Wind Turbine Standards Summit

UTSA Energy Institute invited to speak at U.S. Wind Turbine Standards Summit
December 07, 2012 | posted by The Institute

A summit to convene the US wind energy industry gathered over 70 experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado to discuss pressing challenges and the present status of wind turbine standards. Dr. Rolando Vega, P.E., Director of Renewable Technologies at The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA chairs a national committee reconciling US codes with international standards was invited to present on the ASCE/AWEA Recommended Practice for Compliance of Land-based Wind Turbine Support Structures.


The purpose of this summit was to inform the stakeholders about the future of industry standards, discuss the United States position on pertinent items, and solicit more participation in industry strategic measures. Programs present included the AWEA standards development board, the US national committee of International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee, and the certification advisory committee of IEC.


Dr. Vega's presentation on ASCE/AWEA Recommended Practice for Compliance of Large-based Wind Turbine Support Structures is available to view.