The Wind Energy Technologies Department’s Special Programs activity is a mechanism through which we can provide technical support directly to DOE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO). This activity facilitates Sandia subject-matter experts (SMEs) providing timely responses to short-notice DOE WWPTO requests for technical analysis and review of various proposals and reports.

Techno-Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Support

This project provides subject-matter expertise in economic and technological analysis in support of the DOE Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO)—providing responsive analysis to executive, congressional, and senior-management priorities.

Sandia technical expertise is invaluable in analyzing and reviewing proposals and answering technical questions for DOE.

Sandia technical expertise is invaluable in analyzing and reviewing proposals and answering technical questions for DOE.

Analysis projects will be dynamically assigned, covering wide topic areas, including, as examples,

  • U.S. manufacturing supply analysis,
  • production tax credit economic impact scenario analysis,
  • small business proposal analysis,
  • regional Department of Fish and Wildlife zoning and permitting analysis,
  • technological innovation impacts on levelized cost of energy analysis, and
  • offshore component and infrastructure supply availability analysis.

This effort will allow Sandia to provide timely responses to short-notice DOE WWPTO requests for analysis and review of various proposals and reports. Members may also participate in a variety of technical discussions to provide techno-economic analysis/support to other DOE labs (such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory).

Wind Vision 2015: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States

With more than 4.5% of the nation’s electricity supplied by wind energy today, the Department of Energy has collaborated wind_visionwith industry, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and national laboratories to develop a renewed Wind Vision, documenting the contributions of wind to date and envisioning a future where wind continues to provide key contributions to the nation’s energy portfolio. Building on and updating the 2008 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, the new Wind Vision Report quantifies the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a robust wind energy future and the actions that wind stakeholders can take to make it a reality.

Read Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States.