On & Off Grid with Small Wind ID=8065 (4)

Speaker:   Mike Bergey, Alice Hoffman
Topic:   Two seasoned renewable energy experts will discuss how small wind can be cost competitive as the primary power source or through multi-technology solutions.
Description:  

Small Wind (10-15 KW) has seen recent advances that open opportunities to deliver power off grid and/or deliver cost competitive power in many on grid locations.  Two seasoned renewable energy experts will discuss how small wind can be cost competitive as the primary power source or through multi-technology solutions.  The session will cover some of the choices, applications, and benefits of leveraging wind to develop resiliency with local generation. 

The material will be presented by Mike Bergey, president of Bergey Windpower, the manufacturer of the small (10-15 KW) wind turbines and Alice Hoffman (MIT BS ‘82 and MS ’83) who owns a farm that is off grid and powered by a combination of wind, solar, and battery storage.

WHEN:  August 19th at 8:45 US CT and 13:45 UTC

WHERE:  Zoom Link:  

WHO:  The Rotary Family and Guests of Rotarians


Mike Bergey: 
A co-founder of Bergey Windpower Co. and its president and CEO, Mike Bergey is a mechanical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the fields of small wind systems and distributed generation.  Bergey Windpower is a leading worldwide manufacturer of small wind turbines, with installations in all 50 U.S. States and over 120 countries.  Mike has twice served as president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and is currently in his sixth term as president of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA).


Alice Hoffman
MIT BS ‘82 and MS ’83: Through her company, Hoffman Management Partners, Alice was the project management consultant to the City of Chicago for the program management of the $6.5B reconfiguration of O’Hare’s airport runways and was the Developer's Representative for the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field stadium and 19 new acres of lakefront parkland.   In addition, Alice designs, builds and constructs renewable energy Alice Hoffman projects in the Chilean Patagonia region.  

Date/Time:   Friday Aug-19-2022 from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM