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Wed November 6
Colorado's first-ever high performance building and
development conference will take place November 6 at the
Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs. Several nationally
known speakers will present on topics dealing with residential
and commercial buildings and land development.
The conference is put on by a collaboration of organizations
from around the state, including Built Green Colorado,
Colorado Springs Utilities, The Catamount Institute, the
Governor's Office of Energy and Management Conservation
and the U.S. Department of Energy. For details, see
Friday, November 14
Opening of Denver Area's First Biodiesel Station
Blue Sun Biodiesel and SHOCO Oil open the first
biodiesel station in the Denver area and you are invited to
attend. The ceremony will take place from 10 - 11:30 am at 5135 E.
74th Avenue in Commerce City. SHOCO Oil is one of Colorado's
leading independent oil distribution companies, and Blue Sun
Biodiesel is Colorado's supplier of premium biodiesel. For more
information contact Lili Francklyn at 303.499.3253 or visit
|Wed November 19
November Monthly Meeting
Intermittency Training for Wind Advocates
Ron Lehr, former commissioner at the Colorado Public Utility
Commission, and Brian Parsons, senior project leader for wind
energy applications at the National Wind Technology Center
at NREL will discuss integration of wind systems with utility
They will show you how utility grids function to generate
exactly as much electricity as is being consumed every second
of every day. They will discuss the intermittent nature of the
power output of individual wind turbines and wind power
plants and what that means for utility operations. They will
talk a little about the costs of this integration and what work is
being done nationally to quantify these costs and identify best
practices by utilities. Finally, they will give you materials
that will help you understand how to counter unreasonable
claims by wind energy opponents that intermittency decreases
the value of wind power.
Meeting Location: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Visitor's Center at 15013 Denver West Parkway in Golden. The cost
is free of charge for CRES members and $5 for nonmembers.
Other Renewable Energy Organizations
This online calendar lists events posted by their sponsors on an interactive listing. The Web site is sponsored by a loose coalition of Colorado energy-related organizations including the Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation.
Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation
The state's energy office keeps track of energy-related conferences on both a statewide and national basis.
The Colorado Sustainability Project
The Colorado Sustainability Project publishes a monthly listing of workshops and meetings dealing with sustainable development and energy issues around Colorado.
Solar Energy International
Solar Energy International (SEI) in Carbondale, Colorado holds regular workshops throughout the year to teach you how to design, build, and install solar, wind, and microhydro power systems.