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Notice of California Wind Energy Collaborative 2006 Forum

The California Wind Energy Collaborative (CWEC) will host its annual forum to explore the technology, policy, and planning issues driving wind energy's future in California.

DECEMBER 12-13, 2006
Silverado Resort
1600 Atlas Peak Road
Napa, California 94558
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The forum will assemble expert panels from industry, government, and academia to discuss the most relevant issues facing wind energy in the state. The keynote speakers will be Dr. Dariush Shirmohammadi, California ISO's Director of Regional Transmission - South and Mr. Jens Sby, President of Vestas Americas. Dr. Shirmohammadi will present the transmission plans that will connect California's incoming new wind capacity in Southern California. Mr. Sby will share his views on the future of wind energy, discussing both current and forthcoming issues.

The forum will begin at noon on December 12 and will be followed by a reception that evening. It will then continue throughout the morning of December 13. The afternoon will feature a wind plant tour in the nearby Solano wind resource area.

For more information including the schedule of speakers, registration, and accommodations, please go to: cwec.ucdavis.edu/forum.


CWEC is a partnership between the University of California and the California Energy Commission. CWEC and this forum are funded by the PIER program. CWEC serves as a state level entity to allow coordination among the diverse set of parties involved in further developing California wind energy resources. This will be CWEC's fifth annual forum.

Public Participation

If you would like to participate in the 2006 Forum, go to the forum website at: cwec.ucdavis.edu/forum

For additional information:

California Wind Energy Collaborative
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
ATTN: C.P. van Dam
E-mail: forum@cwec.ucdavis.edu

Convenient accommodations for the forum are available at the Silverado Resort and throughout Napa Valley. To make reservations at the Silverado Resort, call 1-800-532-0500, e-mail resv@silveradoresort.com, or go to www.silveradoresort.com.

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Mail Lists: Wind, Researchwg, Renewablewg, Transmission, Electricity, DistGen

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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