Editors Desk

Meet Movers and Shakers at WINDPOWER 2017


It’s May, and if you’re involved in practically any aspect of the wind industry, then you’re probably headed to Anaheim, California, for the American Wind Energy Association’s biggest trade show of the year, WINDPOWER 2017.

Just like the wind-energy field itself, the event has grown and evolved to meet the needs of the industry in new and exciting ways.

This will be my first WINDPOWER show, and I am so excited to meet with wind-energy experts and companies as I continue to learn more about groundbreaking technologies and innovations, so I can bring them to you in future issues.

This year’s show in Anaheim should prove to be fun and informative. To help get you ready for the big show, the May issue of Wind Systems is highlighting some companies expected to be there. In addition to that, experts from AWEA have shared some of their insight into not just what to expect at the coming show, but a look at the great strides wind power has made and will continue to make.

Starting with our Conversation feature, Jana Adams, AWEA’s senior vice president for member value and experience, highlights some of the unique new features and programs AWEA is bringing to this year’s event. I’m not a big fan of spoilers, but suffice it to say, Disney will be involved. How could it not?

Since this month’s inFocus topic is WINDPOWER 2017, we asked AWEA to chime in on the state of wind energy in the U.S.

John Hensley, AWEA’s deputy director for industry and data analysis, offers a detailed report card on the health of wind in America. It seems practically every facet of the industry is robust and strong and growing stronger every day.

Our Company Profile features Logisticus Group. The transportation company is still considered a relatively young entity in the industry, but Logisticus Group’s CEO says that youth is not only a good thing in general, but an asset to what the company can specifically offer to wind.

Also in our inFocus section, Apex Clean Energy shares its insights on how data collection is being used to optimize turbine performance, and EdgeData walks us through how its inspection software helps to collect data necessary to keep those turbines running efficiently.

I hope the features in this issue will help get you even more excited about WINDPOWER 2017. A lot goes into bringing a show of this magnitude to you, and it looks like it’s not going to disappoint.

If you’re headed to the show, be sure and check out the Wind Systems booth (No. 3772). Come by, and say hello. I’d love to meet you.

And as always, thanks for reading!