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Climate Change Study Group welcome Brian Smith, Wind and Water Power Manager for the National Renewable Energy Lab

Date: 
11/28/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

The Climate Study Group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Adminstration Building at 1802 Bergen Parkway. There is no cost to attend and anyone is welcome to attend.  For more information, please contact christiegreene@comcast.net.

 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH: LECTURE 8: COMPUTING THE FUTURE

Learn about how climate models were developed and used to predict the effects of climate change, including feedback scenarios.

 

We welcome Brian Smith, Lab Program Manager for the Wind and Water Power Programat the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden. Brian will share information about his work in NREL's and DOE's wind research programs.

 

 

 

Brian joined NREL in1988. He currently serves as Wind and Water Power Manager. He is responsible for managing the laboratory commitments to the DOE Wind & Hydropower Program Office and ensuring fulfillment of those commitments. He works directly with NREL's NWTC (National Wind Technology  Center) and with wind program staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Brian started at NREL as a test engineer for field testing of advanced blades and then became project leader for advanced wind technology development and field verification partnerships with industry. He has been involved with the DOE Turbine Research and DOE-EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Turbine Verification Program activities since their inception in the early 1990s and is well versed in many aspects of wind turbine research, design, product development, manufacturing, installation, testing, certification, operation, and maintenance. Before joining NREL, Brian worked as Chief Engineer and Operations & Maintenance Manager for several wind energy companies in California from 1984 to 1988 during the initial wind rush.  Brian and his family reside in Evergreen.

 

We hope you can attend these informative and entertaining events!

For more information, please contact Christie Greene at christiegreene@comcast.net