March 2015

APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch Technical Presentation on “Farm Wind vs. Wind Farms"

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Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 5:30-9:00  pm
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC

Dr. Daryl D. Musselman, P.Eng.,
Principal Consultant, First Principles Engineering Inc.

Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 each for members and guests who register online.
$40 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT's or GIT’s who register online or at the door.
$20 for student members of APEGBC who register online or at the door.

Door registration available space permitting.

Cash bar service will be available during social networking and dinner. Please note that you need cash for any purchase at the bar. Thank you.
This presentation will focus on the benefits and challenges of the medium distributed wind energy market.


5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration. Social networking. (Cash Bar – please bring cash for drinks)
6:00 - 6:15 pm Announcements. Introductions.
6:15 - 7:00 pm BBQ buffet dinner. Dessert, coffee and tea. Cash Bar.
7:00 - 8:15 pm Speaker’s Presentation.
8:15 - 8:45 pm Questions and answers. Discussion.
8:45 - 9:00 pm Closure.

The medium distributed wind energy market is about providing wind energy where it is used on the property of a large farm or industrial user.  Larger than an individual household requires, but smaller than a utility scale turbine, medium wind turbines are most commonly in the size range from 50kW to 500kW.  At this scale the energy supplied to the grid is sufficient to make a real impact without suffering from the load leveling and approval challenges that large multi megawatt wind farm projects face.  But this medium scale turbine industry also faces many challenges as it grows in popularity.  Regulators tend to focus on large utility scale turbines, demanding costly certifications that are not economically viable at the medium scale.

Very small turbines can get by with simplified calculations and less onerous technical requirements, but medium scale distributed wind turbines land somewhere in the middle and pose unique challenges as well as unique opportunities.

Speaker Profile:
Dr. Daryl D. Musselman, P.Eng.
Principal Consultant, First Principles Engineering Inc.

Dr. Musselman is an accomplished engineering executive and was Vice President of Engineering for Endurance Wind Power Inc. from 2011 through 2014, where he was the senior leader responsible for fleet safety, installation and commissioning, continuous improvement, as well as new turbine development and testing.  Dr. Musselman was an integral part of the executive team as the company dominated the growing UK market in medium distributed wind power and grew their fleet size from just six 50kW turbines in the UK in 2011 to well over six hundred installed today.  Dr. Musselman was also the Vice President of Engineering and Technology Development for two publically traded companies developing gas separation technology in the renewable biogas and hydrogen industries. 

Before moving to BC fifteen years ago, Dr. Musselman designed specialty vehicles for the likes of Aston Martin, Shelby America, and Ford Racing.  Dr. Musselman has B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario where he specialized in Atmospheric Aerodynamics under one of the pioneers of Wind Engineering, the late Dr. Alan Davenport. 

After many years of directing technology and product developments, Dr. Musselman now uses his experience to help prospective investors evaluate new technology and to advise companies on their own development efforts through his company First Principles Engineering Inc.

Please register by noon on March 19, 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend. Thank you!

Sponsored by:

Endurance Wind Power builds wind turbines which create renewable energy and income for small businesses.
Founded in 2007, Endurance has rapidly become the global leader in distributed wind. The founders saw a growing market in distributed wind applications for small and medium wind turbines and by designing and developing the right product, at the right time, in the right place the legacy of Endurance began.

Endurance Wind Power is a Canadian headquartered small wind turbine manufacturer with facilities in Canada, UK, Italy, Denmark and the United States. Their E and X Series turbines are designed in-house specifically for distributed wind power applications such as farms, dairies, institutions and light industry.

Endurance is proud to be a Canadian company growing a global renewables business and to be recognized as a leader in Canadian Clean Technology.

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