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Robyn McGuckin to Serve as Collegiate Wind Competition Judge

Published 05/16/2016 by Global Communities


Robyn McGuckin to Serve as Collegiate Wind Competition Judge

Global Communities’ Vice President of International Operations, Robyn McGuckin, has been named a judge for the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition which will take place May 24-25, 2016 at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout McGuckin’s career, she has helped organizations around the world develop and advance their strategies and programs in the areas of clean energy, climate, and international development. Read more about McGuckin’s experience here.
“The competition relies on the expertise of these distinguished professionals, who bring a variety of skills and knowledge to their role as judges,” said Elise DeGeorge, competition operations manager. “We are so pleased to welcome these 10 judges as members of the Collegiate Wind Competition organizing team, and we know they will be inspired by the enthusiasm and potential of these competitors.”

At the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016, 12 student teams will compete in four contests—business plan, technical design, deployment strategy, and turbine testing—and a separate bonus challenge. Judge panels assign points to products that determine each team’s score and standing.

McGuckin will be judging in the “Deployment Strategy” category, for which all judges have expertise in wind site evaluation and selection, permitting, project life cycle, stakeholder outreach, installation, maintenance, and off-grid, developing country, aid agency, and non-profit applications. The judges review each team’s description of the relative wind resource required for unit operation (turbine and load) and how this resource overlaps with the target market.

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