In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States (DOE 2015), which explores a scenario in which wind provides 10% of U.S. electricity in 2020, 20% in 2030, and 35% in 2050. The Wind Vision report also includes a roadmap of recommended actions aimed at pursuit of the vision and its underlying wind-deployment scenario. The roadmap was compiled by the Wind Vision project team, which included representatives from the industrial, electricpower, government-laboratory, academic, environmental-stewardship, regulatory, and permitting stakeholder groups. The roadmap describes high-level activities suitable for all sectors with a stake in wind power and energy development. It is intended to be a"living document," and DOE expects to engage the wind community from time to time to track progress. During 2016, DOE's Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) engaged the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. to help in assessing the roadmap's status and needs. Central to this assessment were several informal working sessions focused on key topical areas included in the roadmap. These sessions, listed here in chronological order (except as noted) based on the dates of the sessions, addressed all the action areas included in the 2015 roadmap, including: Wind Electricity Delivery and Integration Wind Power Resources and Site Characterization Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Logistics Workforce Development Wind Siting and Permitting (with a separate session on wildlife issues) Wind Plant Technology Advancement (coupled with Wind Power Performance, Reliability, and Safety) Wind Power Performance, Reliability, and Safety (coupled with Wind Plant Technology Advancement) Collaboration, Education, and Outreach (addressed in all sessions) Policy Analysis (addressed in most sessions).
2016-2017 Status Assessment and Update on the Wind Vision Roadmap
Title: 2016-2017 Status Assessment and Update on the Wind Vision Roadmap
November 28, 2017
Document Number: NREL/SR-6A20-69026
DeMeo, E. (2017). 2016-2017 Status Assessment and Update on the Wind Vision Roadmap. pp 139.