Rogalski Center Ballroom
The SAU Engineering Program presentation features wind energy expert Tom Wind.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Jodi Prosise, PhD
More info: Engineering at St. Ambrose
"The St. Ambrose Engineering Program is excited to bring engineer Tom Wind to campus," said Jodi Prosise, assistant professor of engineering at St. Ambrose. "Today's engineers-including our own students-have the unique opportunity to play a key role in green energy technologies, determining which materials to use in production, what energy sources to power machines, and how products will be disposed of in five, ten or even, in 100 years."
Wind is the owner of Wind Utility Consulting, PC, which specializes in utility planning and evaluations for municipal and rural electric cooperatives, including demand-side management planning and evaluations. He has provided consulting services for electric power-related studies and for two-dozen community wind projects in operation today. Earlier in his career, Wind was employed at Iowa Southern Utilities, Centerville, where he specialized in power system and corporate planning.
Wind is a member of the American Wind Energy Association and the Utility Wind Integration Group and has served on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Coordinating Committee Working Group on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association. He serves on the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee for the International Electrotechnical Commission standards for wind turbines. From 2007-2011 he served as vice-chair of the Iowa Power Fund Board, which oversaw the investment of $100 million of state funds with the goal of helping make Iowa more energy independent through renewable energy and energy efficiency. Wind has given more than 200 presentations at seminars, conferences and workshops. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from Iowa State University, Ames.
This event is part of the University's yearlong Sustainability Project Series.