Meeting Archive:
U.S. Wind Turbine Database: Data and Online Viewer


Meeting Description:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have teamed up to release of the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset. This exciting new database is made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the USGS Energy Resources Program, and AWEA.
 
The USWTDB is a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is easily accessible, more accurate, and updated more often than existing wind turbine datasets. This dataset and its associated viewer allows federal agencies to share data to properly develop and plan around wind projects. The availability of these data are crucial to planning for government agencies, as well as other researchers. 
 
The webinar will describe the data sources for the USWTDB, how it was put together, and how it will be continually updated in the future. As well, attendees will be shown a live-action display of the USWTDB online viewer and it features. 
Details
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Ben Hoen
 Presenter Information
Joe Rand
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Joseph Rand is a research affiliate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at LBNL Joe conducts research and analysis on renewable energy, including: cost and market analysis; spatial data analysis; and research related to public acceptance of renewable energy.  Joe leads the USWTDB effort to merge, standardize and QC the various data sources that are stitched together each quarterly update period.

Louisa Kramer
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Louisa Kramer, Physical Scientist, USGS.  Louisa provides GIS support, and spatial and data analysis, of energies and land changes.  Louisa leads the USWTDB visual verification effort at USGS.

Chris Garrity
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Chris Garrity, Geographic Information Sciences, USGS.  Chris leads a range of geospatial efforts at the USGS, from geospatial application and database development to work leveraging open data, geospatial modeling, remote sensing, data visualization, and geospatial-specific strategy.  Chris led the effort to develop the USWTDB web interface including the website, viewer, and videos.