Kevin Alewine, director of Renewable Energy Services for Shermco Industries, has been appointed to the Operations, Performance and Reliability Task Force for U.S. Department of Energy Wind Vision Project.
The DOE Wind Program is working in close cooperation with the wind industry to revisit the findings of the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, and to develop a renewed vision for U.S. wind power research, development, and deployment. The task force will be involved in examining industry progress and how recent developments and trends have impacted the 2008 conclusions. They will also facilitate discussion of the costs and benefits to the nation arising from more wind power, and will work to develop a road map addressing the challenges to achieving high levels of wind within a sustainable national energy mix.
In addition to documenting and analyzing the current status of wind technologies and the wind industry, the objectives of the initiative are to:
Provide leadership in development of a cohesive long-term vision for the benefit of the broad U.S. wind power community; Analyze a range of aggressive but attainable industry growth scenarios; Provide best available information to address stakeholder concerns; Provide objective and relevant information for use by policy and decision makers.
“I am honored to be appointed to this task force and look forward to representing the industry to the best of my abilities,” said Alewine.
Alewine is the Director of Renewable Energy Services for Shermco Industries with a focus on business development in the wind energy business sector including both maintenance services and community wind projects. He has extensive global experience with both the manufacture and repair of electrical machinery, including wind turbine generators.
Kevin is an active member of several IEEE and American Wind Energy Association working groups and is the Co-chair of the AWEA Operations and Maintenance Working Group responsible for developing and maintaining recommended practices for wind energy asset maintenance and operations management.
Kevin is also the Technical Program Chair of AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2014 Conference & Exposition to be held in Las Vegas on May 5-8, 2014.
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