Lodging and Transportation
Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) 2020 will be held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80228, +1-303-987-2000.
The room block rate per night for one person or two people is $145, not including taxes. This is less than the General Services Administration lodging per diem for the Denver metropolitan area in February, which is $162. The cut-off date for reserving rooms in the room block at this price is Friday, 07 February 2020.
Book online to recieve the discounted rate or, if you wish to book your room by phone, make sure you request the NREL PV Reliability Workshop group rate.
The discounted room price may be used for lodging from Sunday, 23 February 2020 through Friday, 28 February 2020.
Travel from Denver International Airport
The RTD Light Rail train from the airport to Union Station costs $10.50 (the train is least expensive for a day pass for unlimited rides) and takes about 40 minutes. See the RTD Light Rail schedule westbound from the airport.
Take the A Line from the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver (the end of the line), then transfer to the W Line. (You may want to walk underground past the bus terminals and come up the escalators at the other end, which is about a 5 minute walk. Follow the signs to Chestnut Pavilion and the W Line.)
Take the W Line from Union Station to Federal Center Station. This portion of the trip takes approximately 40 minutes. From Federal Center Station, you can easily walk to the Sheraton Denver West Hotel (360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228).
Rideshare services (Uber or Lyft) cost approximately $50 from the airport to the hotel.
Taxi transportation from the Denver airport may be obtained without prior notice at the airport. Please allow extra time for taxi transportation from the hotel (we recommend other methods of transportation from the hotel).
Workshop check-in is on the second floor at the workshop site. Check-in will open at 7:00 Tuesday morning, in front of the Lakewood Ballroom in the Sheraton Denver West. You may check in any time between 7:00 and 16:00 any day of the workshop. You must check in before you attend workshop sessions, meals, or coffee breaks.
Buffet breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks are provided each day, in the foyer in front of the Lakewood ballroom. Times are listed in the program.
Post-Workshop Ski Day
This year, we are excited to offer a PVRW Ski Day on Friday, 28 February 2020.
Those attending will meet at Loveland Ski Area. Lift tickets will be $55, and you will need to secure your own transportation.
If you are interested in this informal activity, email PVRW.Activities@nrel.gov.