Registration for the 2022 IEEE General Meeting Technical Tours can be done during the event registration.


Tuesday, 19 July 2022
TIME: 9:00am – 12:30pm

United Power- Tesla Powerpack
Activity time with Transfer: 3.5 Hours

The tour will provide an overview of the largest battery storage facility in the state of Colorado. United Power’s primary use for the 4MW battery storage facility is peak shaving, but it also better positions the cooperative to respond to future innovation and development within the energy environment. It is estimated to save the cooperative over $1M annually in wholesale capacity charges

All attendees are required to wear closed-toe footwear and weather-appropriate clothing for an outdoor tour.

Price: US$45
Maximum: 30 Guests

Pre-registration required

Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination, and Management


Wednesday, 20 July 2022
TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm

Vestas- Nacelles Factory
Activity Time with Transfer: 4 hours

Fully operational since 2010, the Nacelles Factory in Brighton, CO proudly manufactures nacelles and hubs for wind turbines in 265,000 square feet of building space. Vestas wind turbines are part of a thriving energy supply chain. In 2020, Vestas spent $2.1 billion across more than 1,300 USA-based suppliers and $85 million across 185 suppliers in Canada to support the production, construction, and operations of its turbine fleet.

All attendees are required to wear steel-toed footwear. Hard hats and eyewear will be provided during the tour.

Price: US$45
Maximum: 30 Guests

Pre-registration required

Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination, and Management


Wednesday, 20 July 2022
TIME: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Wartsila- Plains End Generation Facility
Activity Time with Transfer: 3.5 hours

This is the tour of one of the largest natural gas-fueled internal combustion engine power plant in the USA. The total output of the plant is 231MW comprised of 34 gensets. For most of the time, Plains End
operates in non-spinning reserve mode.

Should the need arise, the plant can reach full output in less than ten minutes. The Plains End facility is also set up as the ‘grid black start facility for Xcel Energy.

All attendees are required to wear closed-toe footwear and earplugs. All unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask at all times.

Price: US$45
Maximum: 40 Guests

Pre-registration required

Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination and Management


Thursday, 21 July 2022
TIME: 8:00am – 12:00pm

SolarTAC/GridNXT
Activity Time with Transfer: 4 Hours

The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) is the largest, a private test facility for solar and grid edge technologies in the United States. It provides an exciting venue for researching, demonstrating, testing, developing and validating a broad range of renewable technologies particularly at the early commercial or near-commercial stage of development.

SolarTAC includes common areas for performance validation testing of new solar energy system components, including areas for proprietary testing by Member Companies. Companies from all areas of the industry are invited to join SolarTAC/GridNXT and discover the many businesses enhancing benefits of participation.

All attendees are required to wear closed-toe footwear and weather-appropriate clothing for an outdoor tour.

Price: US$45
Maximum: 30 guests

Pre-registration required

Inclusions: Guided Tour, Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Taxes, Gratuities, Coordination, and Management


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