IAPG Renewable Energy Conversion Working Group Meeting 2019

Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019

The Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG) Renewable Energy Conversion Working Group (RECWG) meeting is scheduled for July 23-25, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in Golden, Colorado.

Meeting Goals

The IAPG emphasizes program coordination and dissemination of technical information to increase the effectiveness of government programs, avoid duplication, identify technology gaps, and maximize success in research efforts. The RECWG meeting will provide a forum for a cross-cutting review of current government research activities.

Meeting Venue

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

The meeting will be held in the Maxwell Room located in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

Meeting Attendees – Please Review Carefully

Attendance at the RECWG meeting is limited to U.S. citizens.

  • U.S. government employees, includes Intergovernmental Personnel Act employees.
  • Employees of federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs).This only includes employees of the FFRDC, not the administering entity. View the master list of FFRDCs.

Meeting Registration

Registration for this meeting is now closed. Please contact Renee O’Brokta for questions.

Deadline for registration: July 9, 2019. All presenters as well as meeting attendees are required to register for the meeting. No walk-in/day-of meeting registrations will be permitted.

Overall Agenda

While the agenda is preliminary and subject to change, the RECWG leaders have planned the following overall agenda:

Tuesday, July 23, 20190800 – 0830Arrival/Badging/Registration
0830 – 1700RECWG Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 20180830 – 1200RECWG Meeting
1330 – 1700NREL Facility Tours
Thursday, July 25, 20190830 – 1700RECWG Meeting

We encourage you to add this meeting to your travel calendar, and forward this announcement along to other interested colleagues and managers.

Facility Tours

Tours of NREL’s state of the art facilities will be conducted the afternoon of Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Tours are open to all RECWG Meeting participants.


Visit the Denver International Airport site for information on car rental agencies, shuttle services, and other transportation options, including commuter rail, taxis, and limousines.


The South Table Mountain Campus map provides detailed maps of NREL and the surrounding area.


There are several lodging choices available in the Golden and Lakewood areas:

Security Procedures

All visitors must check in at the Site Entrance Building. Visitors are required to show government-issued photo identification (for example driver’s license, passport, or military ID). Upon arrival to NREL’s South Table Mountain site, visitors are to drive up to the East Site Entrance Building window where security staff will confirm they are on the expected visitor list. Visitors will receive a parking placard and should park in the Research Support Facility (RSF) Visitor Parking Lot.

Visitors will then enter the RSF lobby where their identification will be verified, and a visitor badge provided. NREL hosts will meet their visitors at the RSF and escort them to the Maxwell Conference Room in the ESIF. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for arrival/badging/escort to meeting location, and registration/check-in.

High Altitude Tips

Before traveling to NREL, please remember that the lab is located at a high altitude with varying weather conditions and plan accordingly. See high altitude tips on VISIT Denver, the travel and visitor website.

Food Accommodations

While there is no registration fee, $11.00 per person, per day, will be collected through the online registration process to cover continental breakfast, beverages, and snacks provided throughout the meeting. Lunch will be held at the NREL cafeteria, and at your own expense.

It is imperative we have actual numbers for the meal count, as the number provided to the caterer is what we are held accountable for. If your attendance plans change, please contact Renee O’Brokta to cancel your registration so we may avoid unnecessary charges. The deadline for cancellation is July 16, 2019. Refunds cannot be issued after this date.

Group Dinner

A group dinner/social is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to attend. Charges will be individually billed.

Presentations due July 15, 2019

If you plan to present at the RECWG meeting, an electronic copy of your presentation in MS PowerPoint or Adobe PDF format should be sent to Renee O’Brokta, IAPG Support Specialist, at renee.obrokta@nasa.gov, no later than July 15, 2019. The use of Mac or specialized graphics software for your presentation is not available.

Additional Contact Information

If you know of a presentation that might be of interest to the RECWG community, please contact one of the following RECWG Leaders:

David Wilt, Vice Chair
Air Force Research Laboratory – Kirtland Air Force Base
(505) 846-2462