[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 30, 2012)]
[Pages 31839-31840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13102]



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind and Water Power Program

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: Programs with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to undertake 
rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects in order to 
ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, and 
productivity of those projects. The 2012 Wind and Water Power Program, 
Wind Power Peer Review Meeting will review wind technology development 
and market acceleration and deployment projects from the Program's 
research and development portfolio. The 2012 Wind Power Peer Review 
Meeting will be held June 19 through June 21, 2012, in Alexandria, VA.

DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 
Alexandria, VA. RSVP is required by June 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria 
Mark Center, 500 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Higgins, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 287-
5213. Email: mark.higgins@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to:
     Review and evaluate the progress and accomplishments of 
the Wind and Water Power Program's wind technology development and 
market acceleration and deployment research projects funded in FY2010 
through FY2012;
     Foster interactions among the national laboratories, 
industry, and academic institutions conducting research and development 
on behalf of the Program; and
     Review and evaluate the strategy and goals of the Wind 
Power Program;

Participants should limit information and comments to those based on 
personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts regarding 
this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group 
position or consensus. Rather, this meeting is an opportunity for the 
peer reviewers to gain an individual understanding of the research and 
projects. To most effectively use the limited time, please refrain from 
passing judgment on another participant's recommendations or advice, 
and instead, concentrate on your individual experiences. Based upon the 
review of individual projects and the overall Wind Power Program 
research portfolio, a report will be compiled by DOE, which will be 
publically posted on the DOE Wind and Water Power Program Web site.
    Public Participation: Principal Investigators, subject matter 
reviewers, Wind Power Program staff, and contract support staff will be 
in attendance. The event is open to the public based on space 
availability. Participants are encouraged to pre-register. Limited time 
for questions and answers are included for each project. Additionally, 
questions and/or comments may be submitted in writing during or after 
the meeting. Questions and comments should be directed to Mr. Mark 
Higgins via email at mark.higgins@ee.doe.gov or by telephone at (202) 
    Pre-Registration: To pre-register, please contact Ms. Stacey Young 
via email at Stacey_Young@sra.com or by telephone at 202-554-8480 Ext. 
2924. Participants interested in attending should indicate the category 
or categories (technology development or market acceleration and 
deployment) you would like to observe, your name, company name or 
organization (if applicable), telephone number, and

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email no later than the close of business on Friday, June 1, 2012. All 
Principal Investigators required to present at the meeting must pre-
register. Additionally, all subject matter reviewers, Program staff, 
and support contract staff must pre-register.
    Agenda: Presentations from industry, academia, and national 
laboratories will be time limited. Depending on the type of project, 
Principal Investigators will have anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes to 
present. Time is also allotted for question and answer sessions between 
the Principal Investigators and the subject matter reviewers.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, please 
contact Ms. Young no later than the close of business on June 1, 2012.
    Minutes: A summary report of the meeting will be available for 
public review and printing at the DOE Wind Program Online Publication 
and Product Library at: wind.energy.gov/publications.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC on May 24, 2012.
Mark Higgins,
Wind and Water Power Acting Program Manager, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-13102 Filed 5-29-12; 8:45 am]