Leading wind and renewable energy experts to headline Chicago conference

Leading wind and renewable energy experts to headline Chicago conference

CHICAGO - The largest wind and renewable energy event in the Western Hemisphere opens in Chicago next week. Top speakers have been confirmed for the May 7-10 WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, bringing together energy experts, business leaders, and cutting-edge technology.

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Reporters covering the conference will have the opportunity to hear from such notable speakers as:

    --  Adam Wright, President and CEO of MidAmerican Energy - an interview with
        this major utility's CEO by Vestas CEO Chris Brown;
    --  Steve Lockard, President and CEO of TPI Composites, Inc. - on the future
        of wind and renewable energy;
    --  Brian Janous, General Manager of Energy at Microsoft - on innovations
        and emerging technologies in wind energy;
    --  Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association - on the trend
        towards energy storage and renewable energy;
    --  Lorry Wagner, President of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation
        - on development of what will be the first freshwater offshore wind
        project in North America.

Leading wind and renewable energy companies will showcase new technologies and services from the showroom in McCormick Place:

    --  DNV-GL - representing 2,300 experts in renewable energy generation,
        transmission and distribution, and sustainable electricity use;
    --  GE Renewable Energy - combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and
        innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and turbine
    --  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy - a global market leader for offshore
        wind turbines with a reputation for technical leadership, strong
        customer service, and fully integrated end-to-end energy solutions, will
        highlight the just launched SG 2.7-129.

There will be an upgraded, state-of-the-art media workspace on the showroom floor central to everything.

AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 100,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. Find information about wind energy on the AWEA website.

Contact: Evan Vaughan
evaughan@awea.org, 202-431-4640
Or Linda Rozett
Linda.Rozett@gmail.com, 202-550-0296

/PRNewswire -- May 1, 2018/

SOURCE American Wind Energy Association