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National Wind Assessments formerly Romuld Wind Consulting | Open Energy  

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Assessments formerly Romuld Wind Consulting Assessments formerly Romuld Wind Consulting Jump to: navigation, search Name National Wind Assessments (formerly Romuld Wind Consulting) Place Minneapolis, Minnesota Zip 55416 Sector Wind energy Product Wind resource assessment consultant acquired by National Wind in October 2007. Coordinates 44.979035°, -93.264929° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.979035,"lon":-93.264929,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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National-Scale Wind Resource Assessment for Power Generation (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation describes the current standards for conducting a national-scale wind resource assessment for power generation, along with the risk/benefit considerations to be considered when beginning a wind resource assessment. The presentation describes changes in turbine technology and viable wind deployment due to more modern turbine technology and taller towers and shows how the Philippines national wind resource assessment evolved over time to reflect changes that arise from updated technologies and taller towers.

Baring-Gould, E. I.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Atlas for Egypt A national database for wind resource assessment and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind Atlas for Egypt A national database for wind resource assessment and wind power planning Niels G. Mortensen Wind Energy Department Risø National Laboratory MENAREC 3, Cairo, Egypt 12 June 2006 #12;Acknowledgements The "Wind Atlas for Egypt" is the result of a comprehensive team effort! · New

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National Wind Technology Center sitewide, Golden, CO: Environmental assessment  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation`s primary solar and renewable energy research laboratory, proposes to expand its wind technology research and development program activities at its National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Golden, Colorado. NWTC is an existing wind energy research facility operated by NREL for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Proposed activities include the construction and reuse of buildings and facilities, installation of up to 20 wind turbine test sites, improvements in infrastructure, and subsequent research activities, technology testing, and site operations. In addition to wind turbine test activities, NWTC may be used to support other NREL program activities and small-scale demonstration projects. This document assesses potential consequences to resources within the physical, biological, and human environment, including potential impacts to: air quality, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, cultural and historic resources, socioeconomic resources, land use, visual resources, noise environment, hazardous materials and waste management, and health and safety conditions. Comment letters were received from several agencies in response to the scoping and predecisional draft reviews. The comments have been incorporated as appropriate into the document with full text of the letters contained in the Appendices. Additionally, information from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site on going sitewide assessment of potential environmental impacts has been reviewed and discussed by representatives of both parties and incorporated into the document as appropriate.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 31, 2002 May 31, 2002 DOE/EA 1378 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICAflJT IMPACT For the NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER Site Operations and Short-Term and Long-Term Improvement Programs Golden, Colorado AGENCY: Department of Energy, Golden Field Office ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a Site-Wide Environmental Assessment (EA) of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) to evaluate potential impacts of site operations and short-term and long-term improvement programs. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads the national research effort to develop clean, competitive, and reliable renewable energy and power delivery technologies for the 21st century. The mission of EERE's Wind Energy Program is to help the

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National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012  

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A National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012 M. Leventhal and S. Tegen Technical Report NRELTP-7A30-57512 June 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S....

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NREL: Wind Research - Wind Resource Assessment  

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Wind Resource Assessment Wind Resource Assessment A map of the United States is color-coded to indicate the high winds at 80 meters. This map shows the wind resource at 80 meters for both land-based and offshore wind resources in the United States. Correct estimation of the energy available in the wind can make or break the economics of wind plant development. Wind mapping and validation techniques developed at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) along with collaborations with U.S. companies have produced high-resolution maps of the United States that provide wind plant developers with accurate estimates of the wind resource potential. State Wind Maps International Wind Resource Maps Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Due to the existence of special use airspace (SUA) (i.e., military airspace

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The Use of Reanalysis Data for Wind Resource Assessment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An important component of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory wind resource assessment methodology is the use of available upper-air data to construct detailed vertical profiles for a study region. Currently, the most useful upper-air data for this type of analysis are archived observations from approximately 1800 rawinsonde and pilot balloon stations worldwide. However, significant uncertainty exists in the accuracy of the constructed profiles for many regions. The United States Reanalysis Data Set, recently created by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, has the potential to improve the quality of the vertical profiles. The initial evaluation of the usefulness of the Reanalysis data for wind resource assessment consisted of contrasting reanalysis-derived vertical profiles of the wind characteristics to those generated from upper-air observations for comparable locations. The results indicate that, while reanalysis data can be substituted for upper-air observation data in the assessment methodology for areas of the world where observation data are limited, enough discrepancies with observation data have been noticed to warrant further studies.

Schwartz, M.; George, R.; Elliott, D.

1999-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative: Addressing Environmental and Siting Issues Associated with Wind Energy Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) is a consensus-based stakeholder group comprised of representatives from the utility, wind industry, environmental, consumer, regulatory, power marketer, agricultural, tribal, economic development, and state and federal government sectors. The purpose of the NWCC is to support the development of an environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial market for wind power (NWCC 2010). The NWCC has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) since its inception in 1994. In order to evaluate the impact of the work of the NWCC and how this work aligns with DOEs strategic priorities, DOE tasked Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a series of informal interviews with a small sample of those involved with NWCC.

Van Cleve, Frances B.; States, Jennifer C.

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - National Wind Technology Center  

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Center Center The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the base of the foothills just south of Boulder, Colorado, is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Built in 1993, the center provides an ideal environment for the development of advanced wind energy technologies. The goal of the research conducted at the center is to help industry reduce the cost of energy so that wind can compete with traditional energy sources, providing a clean, renewable alternative for our nation's energy needs. Research at the NWTC is organized under two main categories, Wind Technology Development and Testing and Operations. Illustration of the National Wind Technology Center's organization chart. Fort Felker is listed as the Center Director, with Mike Robinson, Deputy Center Director; Paul Veers, Chief Engineer, and Laura Davis and Dorothy Haldeman beneath him. The Associate Director position is empty. Beneath them is the Wind Technology Research and Development Group Manager, Mike Robinson; the Testing and Operations Group Manager, Dave Simms; and the Offshore Wind and Ocean Power Systems Acting Supervisor, Fort Felker.

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National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A robust workforce is essential to developing domestic wind power projects, including manufacturing, siting, operations, maintenance, and research capabilities. The purpose of our research is to better understand today's domestic wind workforce, projected workforce needs as the industry grows, and how existing and new programs can meet the wind industry's future education and training needs. Results presented in this report provide the first published investigation into the detailed makeup of the wind energy workforce, educational infrastructure and training needs of the wind industry. Insights from this research into the domestic wind workforce will allow the private sector, educational institutions, and federal and state governmental organizations to make workforce-related decisions based on the current employment and training data and future projections in this report.

Levanthal, M.; Tegen, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1914: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EA-1914: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind EA-1914: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, CO EA-1914: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, CO SUMMARY This Site-Wide EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of reasonably foreseeable activities at NWTC. Currently, natural resource surveys are in progress including wildlife, vegetation, avian, and bat surveys to establish baseline conditions of the NWTC. The proposed EA would address any changes in the regional environment that may have occurred since the previous EA and would evaluate new site development proposals and operations. A site-wide review provides an overall NEPA baseline that is

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Data from the National Renewable Energy Library and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The SWERA Programme provides easy access to credible renewable energy data to stimulate investment in, and development of, renewable energy technologies. The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) started in 2001 to advance the large-scale use of renewable energy technologies by increasing the availability and accessibility of high-quality solar and wind resource information. SWERA began as a pilot project with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) in collaboration with more than 25 partners around the world. With the success of the project in 13 pilot countries SWERA expanded in 2006 into a full programme. Its expanded mission is to provide high quality information on renewable energy resources for countries and regions around the world, along with the tools needed to apply these data in ways that facilitate renewable energy policies and investments.[from the SWERA Guide at http://swera.unep.net/index.php?id=sweraguide_chp1] DOE and, in particular, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been a functioning partner from the beginning. NREL was part of the original technical team involved in mapping, database, and GIS activities. Solar, wind, and meteorological data for selected countries can be accessed through a variety of different tools and interfaces.

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Fort Carson Wind Resource Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report focuses on the wind resource assessment, the estimated energy production of wind turbines, and economic potential of a wind turbine project on a ridge in the southeastern portion of the Fort Carson Army base.

Robichaud, R.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wind | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

National Wind National Wind Place Minneapolis, Minnesota Zip 55402 Sector Wind energy Product Wind project developer in the upper Midwest and Plains states. Coordinates 44.979035°, -93.264929° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.979035,"lon":-93.264929,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mongolia wind resource assessment project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of detailed, regional wind-resource distributions and other pertinent wind resource characteristics (e.g., assessment maps and reliable estimates of seasonal, diurnal, and directional) is an important step in planning and accelerating the deployment of wind energy systems. This paper summarizes the approach and methods being used to conduct a wind energy resource assessment of Mongolia. The primary goals of this project are to develop a comprehensive wind energy resource atlas of Mongolia and to establish a wind measurement program in specific regions of Mongolia to identify prospective sites for wind energy projects and to help validate some of the wind resource estimates. The Mongolian wind resource atlas will include detailed, computerized wind power maps and other valuable wind resource characteristic information for the different regions of Mongolia.

Elliott, D.; Chadraa, B.; Natsagdorj, L.

1998-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1648: Final Environmental Assessment for the White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project Becker County, Minnesota, White Earth Indian Reservation, USA (April 2009)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for the for the White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project Becker County, Minnesota, White Earth Indian Reservation, U.S.A. April 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 DOE/EA # 1648 White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project Final Environmental Assessment White Earth Nation Reservation, Minnesota, U.S.A. DOE/EA # 1648 U.S. Department of Energy For further information concerning this document, the following person(s) may be contacted: Mike Triplett Planner White Earth Nation 35500 Eagle View Road P.O. Box 418 White Earth, MN 56591 218-983-4640 ext 5906 Steve Blazek NEPA Compliance Officer Department of Energy 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 Steve.blazek@go.doe.gov.

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NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy97/22223.pdf NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Screenshot References: Wind Resource Assessment Handbook[1] Logo: NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy feasibility initiative. About "This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy

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TMCC WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

North Dakota has an outstanding resource--providing more available wind for development than any other state. According to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) studies, North Dakota alone has enough energy from good wind areas, those of wind power Class 4 and higher, to supply 36% of the 1990 electricity consumption of the entire lower 48 states. At present, no more than a handful of wind turbines in the 60- to 100-kilowatt (kW) range are operating in the state. The first two utility-scale turbines were installed in North Dakota as part of a green pricing program, one in early 2002 and the second in July 2002. Both turbines are 900-kW wind turbines. Two more wind turbines are scheduled for installation by another utility later in 2002. Several reasons are evident for the lack of wind development. One primary reason is that North Dakota has more lignite coal than any other state. A number of relatively new minemouth power plants are operating in the state, resulting in an abundance of low-cost electricity. In 1998, North Dakota generated approximately 8.2 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, largely from coal-fired plants. Sales to North Dakota consumers totaled only 4.5 million MWh. In addition, the average retail cost of electricity in North Dakota was 5.7 cents per kWh in 1998. As a result of this surplus and the relatively low retail cost of service, North Dakota is a net exporter of electricity, selling approximately 50% to 60% of the electricity produced in North Dakota to markets outside the state. Keeping in mind that new electrical generation will be considered an export commodity to be sold outside the state, the transmission grid that serves to export electricity from North Dakota is at or close to its ability to serve new capacity. The markets for these resources are outside the state, and transmission access to the markets is a necessary condition for any large project. At the present time, technical assessments of the transmission network indicate that the ability to add and carry wind capacity outside of the state is limited. Identifying markets, securing long-term contracts, and obtaining a transmission path to export the power are all major steps that must be taken to develop new projects in North Dakota.

Turtle Mountain Community College

2003-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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National Clean Fuels Inc National Wind Solutions Inc | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Clean Fuels Inc National Wind Solutions Inc Clean Fuels Inc National Wind Solutions Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name National Clean Fuels Inc (National Wind Solutions Inc) Place San Antonio, Texas Zip 78230 Product Texas-based consultancy that works with clean technology developers, or with public utilities in their strategic and procurement plans for alternative energy contracts. References National Clean Fuels Inc (National Wind Solutions Inc)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. National Clean Fuels Inc (National Wind Solutions Inc) is a company located in San Antonio, Texas . References ↑ "National Clean Fuels Inc (National Wind Solutions Inc)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=National_Clean_Fuels_Inc_National_Wind_Solutions_Inc&oldid=349061"

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Offshore Wind Research (Fact Sheet), National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)  

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Offshore Offshore Wind Research The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is internationally recognized for offshore wind energy research and development (R&D). Its experience and capabilities cover a wide spectrum of wind energy disciplines. NREL's offshore wind R&D efforts focus on critical areas that address the long-term needs of the offshore wind energy industry and the Department of Energy (DOE). R&D efforts include: * Developing offshore design tools and methods * Collaborating with international partners * Testing offshore systems and developing standards * Conducting economic analyses * Characterizing offshore wind resources * Identifying and mitigating offshore wind grid integration challenges and barriers NREL documented the status of offshore wind energy in the United

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NREL: Wind Research - Utility Grid Integration Assessment  

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Utility Grid Integration Assessment Utility Grid Integration Assessment Photo of large power transmission towers set against a sunset. The national need for transmission improvements will have a direct impact on the effective use of renewable energy sources such as wind. For wind energy to play a larger role in supplying the nation's energy needs, integrating wind energy into the power grid of the United States is an important challenge to address. NREL's transmission grid integration staff collaborates with utility industry partners and provides data, analysis, and techniques to increase utility understanding of integration issues and confidence in the reliability of new wind turbines. For more information, contact Brian Parsons at 303-384-6958. Printable Version Wind Research Home Capabilities

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Ris National Laboratory Wind Energy Department  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Risø National Laboratory Postprint Wind Energy Department Year 2006 Paper: www, Jochen Horstmann b, Charlotte Bay Hasager a, Morten Nielsen a a Risø National Laboratory, Wind Energy a , Morten Nielsen a 5 a Risø National Laboratory, Wind Energy Department, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM...  

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM New Jersey Wind Energy Area W. Musial, D. Elliott, J. Fields, Z. Parker, G. Scott, and C. Draxl National Renewable...

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NREL: Wind Research - Global Wind Ambassador Visits the National...  

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Global Wind Ambassador Visits the National Wind Technology Center December 2, 2013 Photo of Brian Smith, Dave Simms, and Stever Sawyer atop a turbine at the NWTC. The men are...

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The National Wind Technology Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind energy research began at the Rocky Flats test site in 1976 when Rockwell International subcontracted with the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The Rocky Flats Plant was competitively selected from a number of ERDA facilities primarily because it experienced high instantaneous winds and provided a large, clear land area. By 1977, several small wind turbines were in place. During the facility`s peak of operation, in 1979-1980, researchers were testing as many as 23 small wind turbines of various configurations, including commercially available machines and prototype turbines developed under subcontract to Rocky Flats. Facilities also included 8-kW, 40-kW, and 225-kW dynamometers; a variable-speed test bed; a wind/hybrid test facility; a controlled velocity test facility (in Pueblo, Colorado); a modal test facility, and a multimegawatt switchgear facility. The main laboratory building was dedicated in July 1981 and was operated by the Rocky Flats Plant until 1984, when the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) and Rocky Flats wind energy programs were merged and transferred to SERI. SERI and now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) continued to conduct wind turbine system component tests after 1987, when most program personnel were moved to the Denver WEst Office Park in Golden and site ownership was transferred back to Rocky Flats. The Combined Experiment test bed was installed and began operation in 1988, and the NREL structural test facility began operation in 1990. In 1993, the site`s operation was officially transferred to the DOE Golden Field Office that oversees NREL. This move was in anticipation of NREL`s renovation and reoccupation of the facility in 1994.

Thresher, R.W.; Hock, S.M. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Loose, R.R.; Cadogon, J.B.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate...  

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Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios Douglas Arent National...

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, Wind

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National Wind Technology Center: A Proven and Valued Wind Industry Partner (Fact Sheet), National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The fact sheet gives an overview of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Not Available

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mexico Wind Resource Assessment Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A preliminary wind energy resource assessment of Mexico that produced wind resource maps for both utility-scale and rural applications was undertaken as part of the Mexico-U.S. Renewable Energy Cooperation Program. This activity has provided valuable information needed to facilitate the commercialization of small wind turbines and windfarms in Mexico and to lay the groundwork for subsequent wind resource activities. A surface meteorological data set of hourly data in digital form was utilized to prepare a more detailed and accurate wind resource assessment of Mexico than otherwise would have been possible. Software was developed to perform the first ever detailed analysis of the wind characteristics data for over 150 stations in Mexico. The hourly data set was augmented with information from weather balloons (upper-air data), ship wind data from coastal areas, and summarized wind data from sources in Mexico. The various data were carefully evaluated for their usefulness in preparing the wind resource assessment. The preliminary assessment has identified many areas of good-to-excellent wind resource potential and shows that the wind resource in Mexico is considerably greater than shown in previous surveys.

Schwartz, M.N.; Elliott, D.L.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wind Technology Center (Fact Sheet), National Wind Technology...  

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facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies in land-based and offshore wind through its research and testing facilities and extends these capabilities to marine...

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Applied wind energy research at the National Wind Technology Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Applied research activities at the National Wind Technology Center are divided into several technical disciplines. Not surprisingly, these engineering and science disciplines highlight the technology similarities between aircraft and wind turbine design requirements. More often than not, wind turbines are assumed to be a subset of the much larger and more comprehensive list of well understood aerospace engineering accomplishments and it is difficult for the general public to understand the poor performance history of wind turbines in sustained operation. Often overlooked are the severe environmental conditions and operational demands placed on turbine designs which define unique requirements beyond typical aerospace applications. It is the role of the National Wind Technology Center to investigate and quantify the underlying physical phenomena which make the wind turbine design problem unique and to provide the technology advancements necessary to overcome current operational limitations. This paper provides a brief overview of research areas involved with the design of wind turbines.

Robinson, M C; Tu, P

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: National Wind Technology Center Home Page  

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National Wind Technology Center National Wind Technology Center National Wind Technology Center NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. The NWTC advances the development of innovative land-based and offshore wind energy technologies through its research and testing facilities. Researchers draw on years of experience and their wealth of expertise in fluid dynamics and structural testing to also advance marine and hydrokinetic water power technologies. At the NWTC researchers work side-by-side with industry partners to develop new technologies that can compete in the global market and to increase system reliability and reduce costs. Learn more about the facilities and capabilities at the NWTC by viewing our fact sheet.

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National Wind Technology Center (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This overview fact sheet is one in a series of information fact sheets for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Wind energy is one of the fastest growing electricity generation sources in the world. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies in land-based and offshore wind through its research and testing facilities and extends these capabilities to marine hydrokinetic water power. Research and testing conducted at the NWTC offers specialized facilities and personnel and provides technical support critical to the development of advanced wind energy systems. From the base of a system's tower to the tips of its blades, NREL researchers work side-by-side with wind industry partners to increase system reliability and reduce wind energy costs. The NWTC's centrally located research and test facilities at the foot of the Colorado Rockies experience diverse and robust wind patterns ideal for testing. The NWTC tests wind turbine components, complete wind energy systems and prototypes from 400 watts to multiple megawatts in power rating.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wind Technology Center (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This overview fact sheet is one in a series of information fact sheets for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Wind energy is one of the fastest growing electricity generation sources in the world. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility, fosters innovative wind energy technologies in land-based and offshore wind through its research and testing facilities and extends these capabilities to marine hydrokinetic water power. Research and testing conducted at the NWTC offers specialized facilities and personnel and provides technical support critical to the development of advanced wind energy systems. From the base of a system's tower to the tips of its blades, NREL researchers work side-by-side with wind industry partners to increase system reliability and reduce wind energy costs. The NWTC's centrally located research and test facilities at the foot of the Colorado Rockies experience diverse and robust wind patterns ideal for testing. The NWTC tests wind turbine components, complete wind energy systems and prototypes from 400 watts to multiple megawatts in power rating.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mexico-NREL Wind Resource Assessments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Resource Assessments Wind Resource Assessments Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-NREL Initiatives Name Mexico-NREL Initiatives Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Wind Topics Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Software/modeling tools Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Country Mexico Central America References NREL International Program Overview [1] Abstract Currently NREL is working with Mexico to develop wind resource assessments including wind maps for Tamuilipas and & Baja California (10/10) and to prepare wind development scenarios for these regions. Currently NREL is working with Mexico to develop wind resource assessments including wind maps for Tamuilipas and & Baja California (10/10) and to

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Blackfeet Nation Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Blackfeet Nation Wind Farm Blackfeet Nation Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Blackfeet Nation Wind Farm Facility Blackfeet Nation Sector Wind energy Facility Type Small Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Location Blackfeet Reservation MT Coordinates 48.554858°, -113.010503° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":48.554858,"lon":-113.010503,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar and Wind  

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Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar and Wind Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Project overview describing rationale, products and partners of the UNEP/GEF Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment project. (Purpose): Project overview for presentation at the Asia regional meeting at the Second International Conference on Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD-03) in Katmandu on 12-14 October 2003 Source NREL Date Released October 14th, 2003 (11 years ago) Date Updated October 20th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords GEF solar SWERA UNEP United Nations wind Data application/zip icon Download Presentation (zip, 5 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Technical Report - Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment  

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Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment (Abstract):This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for...

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Technical Report - China Wind Energy Resource Assessment  

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China Wind Energy Resource Assessment (Abstract):This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for...

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Technical Report - Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment  

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Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment (Abstract):This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for...

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Wind Resource Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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Assessment Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Maps Central America 50m Wind Power China Chifeng 50m Wind Power China Enshi 50m Wind Power China Fuzhou 50m Wind Power China Guangzhou 50m Wind Power China Haikou 50m Wind Power China Hangzhou 50m Wind Power China Hohhot 50m Wind Power China Jiamusi 50m Wind Power China Manzhouli 50m Wind Power China Nanchang 50m Wind Power China Qingdao 50m Wind Power China Qiqihar 50m Wind Power China Shenyang 50m Wind Power China Tianjin 50m Wind Power China Yinchuan 50m Wind Power East China Map Reference NREL-30m-US-Wind NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map NREL-Alaska-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Arizona-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Arkansas-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Atlantic-Coast-90m-Offshore-Wind-Resource NREL-CA-90mwindspeed-off NREL-CT-90mwindspeed-off

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Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Presentation)  

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Presentation of Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center for the 2010 Sandia National Laboratories Blade Testing Workshop.

Hughes, S.

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - National Wind Technology Center Blade Testing Video  

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Center Blade Testing Video (Text Version) Center Blade Testing Video (Text Version) Below is the text version for the National Wind Technology Center Blade Testing Video. The video opens with the NREL and NWTC logos, surrounded by black screen and including the title: "NWTC Test Facility Introduction, Dr. Fort Felker, Director of the National Wind Technology Center, TRT 1:42, May 29, 2013." Fort Felker is in a yellow helmet and vest, standing in the NWTC's testing facility. There is a railing to his left, construction cones behind him, and a ladder to his right. Fort Felker: "I'm Fort Felker, I'm the director at the Department of Energy's National Wind Technology Center." Fort's name and title cut in on the right. Fort walks toward the camera while talking. Fort Felker: "Here at the NWTC, we have been conducting structural testing

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NANA Wind Resource Assessment Program Final Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NANA Regional Corporation (NRC) of northwest Alaska is located in an area with abundant wind energy resources. In 2007, NRC was awarded grant DE-FG36-07GO17076 by the US Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program for funding a Wind Resource Assessment Project (WRAP) for the NANA region. The NANA region, including Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) and Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) have been national leaders at developing, designing, building, and operating wind-diesel hybrid systems in Kotzebue (starting in 1996) and Selawik (2002). Promising sites for the development of new wind energy projects in the region have been identified by the WRAP, including Buckland, Deering, and the Kivalina/Red Dog Mine Port Area. Ambler, Shungnak, Kobuk, Kiana, Noorvik & Noatak were determined to have poor wind resources at sites in or very near each community. However, all five of these communities may have better wind resources atop hills or at sites with slightly higher elevations several miles away.

Jay Hermanson

2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the applicability of the national fire weather data library to wind energy analyses. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The specific scope of work for this effort followed this sequence: review of the Fire Weather Library for stations with usable records; development of statistical summaries for selected individual stations; screen summaries for common windy areas; develop statistical comparisons of fire weather stations with nonfire weather stations having multiple observations per day; develop frequency spectra of wind periods above threshold values; and estimate seasonal and geographic distributions of wind energy. Following discussions with the PNL, efforts for objective four, the comparison of one observation per day to multiple observations for the same station, were deferred until the results from a similar study at Northwestern University were available.

Marlatt, W.E.; Tierney, P.; Meilke, P.; Baer, M.; Childs, J.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy  

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer Focus Area: Solar Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: en.openei.org/apps/SWERA/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/solar-and-wind-energy-resource-assess Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer (RREX) is a Web-based map viewer that displays data from SWERA, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) renewable resource assessment program. The viewer allows users to select any location

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) (Redirected from SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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Advancements in Wind Integration Study Data Modeling: The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit; Preprint  

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Regional wind integration studies in the United States require detailed wind power output data at many locations to perform simulations of how the power system will operate under high-penetration scenarios. The wind data sets that serve as inputs into the study must realistically reflect the ramping characteristics, spatial and temporal correlations, and capacity factors of the simulated wind plants, as well as be time synchronized with available load profiles. The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit described in this paper fulfills these requirements. A wind resource dataset, wind power production time series, and simulated forecasts from a numerical weather prediction model run on a nationwide 2-km grid at 5-min resolution will be made publicly available for more than 110,000 onshore and offshore wind power production sites.

Draxl, C.; Hodge, B. M.; Orwig, K.; Jones, W.; Searight, K.; Getman, D.; Harrold, S.; McCaa, J.; Cline, J.; Clark, C.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Resource Assessment Report: Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, Minnesota  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the RE-Powering America's Land initiative to encourage development of renewable energy on potentially contaminated land and mine sites. EPA collaborated with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians to evaluate the wind resource and examine the feasibility of a wind project at a contaminated site located on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation in Minnesota. The wind monitoring effort involved the installation of a 60-m met tower and the collection of 18 months of wind data at multiple heights above the ground. This report focuses on the wind resource assessment, the estimated energy production of wind turbines, and an assessment of the economic feasibility of a potential wind project sited this site.

Jimenez, A. C.

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy | Department...  

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the National Offshore Wind Strategy December 17, 2012 - 11:27am Addthis Principle Power's wind float prototype in Portugal. The company was recently awarded an Energy Department...

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Update of wind resource assessment activities at NREL  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the wind resource assessment activity at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is to improve the characterization of the wind resource for regions where there are market opportunities for U.S. wind energy technology. A variety of wind resource assessment activities have recently been undertaken at NREL in support of this effort. The major tasks during the past year include aiding the establishment of new wind measurement programs in the United States, the development of updated comprehensive meteorological and geographical data bases to be used for resource assessments in the United States and abroad, and designing progressive wind resource mapping tools to facilitate products used in support of emerging markets.

Elliott, D L; Schwartz, M N

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)  

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Wiki Page Wiki Page Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment A United Nations Environment Programme facilitated effort. Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Loading.. Country Name Analyze Layer Data in OpenCarto View Country Profile in OpenEI Latitude Longitude Homer XML Get HOMER Data What am I seeing? This visualization shows international solar DNI, wind and climate resources. Click on one of the layer buttons below to view the resource layer. For more detailed information on each country, select the country by clicking it on the map below and then select 'View in OpenCarto' or 'View Country Page in OpenEI' to explore more data for that country. For HOMER, select a point to populate the latitude/longitude or provide your own, then press the button to send this information to HOMER.

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Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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ASSESSMENT OF ASSESSMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS September 2010 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or

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Puerto Rico wind energy resource assessment project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Puerto Rico Office of Energy initiated a Wind Energy Resource Assessment Project in September 1982 to gather reliable, quantitative data on the wind resource of Puerto Rico for making decisions on the deployment of single, small wind energy conversion systems throughout the Island and on the viability of installing wind turbine clusters and windfarms interconnected with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority grid. The project consists of four main activities: the collection and analysis of existing wind energy data for the Island, the installation and monitoring of five wind measurement stations, the development of a software model to incorporate and analyze these wind measurement data, simulate wind turbine performance, and assess the cost-benefit of conceptual wind energy conversion systems, and the completion of studies to identify institutional factors and industry financial incentives that would affect the deployment of wind energy conversion systems in Puerto Rico. The Wind Energy System Performance Model consists of three separate models; the Wind Resource Assessment Model, the Wind Turbine Performance Model and the Wind System Cost Model. The turbine performance model and the system cost model are interactive so that data such as turbine output power and a load demand profile can be passed between them to facilitate sensitivity studies. All the individual models are user-friendly to allow easy parameter input. They can be run separately or in sequence.

Scott, R.D.; Borgo, P.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent wind resource characterization activities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The wind resource characterization team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working to improve the characterization of the wind resource in many key regions of the world. Tasks undertaken in the past year include: updates to the comprehensive meteorological and geographic data bases used in resource assessments in the US and abroad; development and validation of an automated wind resource mapping procedure; support in producing wind forecasting tools useful to utilities involved in wind energy generation; continued support for recently established wind measurement and assessment programs in the US.

Elliott, D.L.; Schwartz, M.N.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment Kotzebue Wind Installation Project  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment \ Kotzebue Wind Installation Project Kotzebue, Alaska U. S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office 16 17 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado May 1998 Environmental Assessment Kotzebue Wind Installation Project Kotzebue, Alaska U. S . Department of Energy Golden Field Office 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado May 1998 Finding of No Significant Impact Environmental Assessment Kotzebue Wind Installation Project Kotzebue, Alaska F'INDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT for KOTZEBUE WIND INSTALLATION PROJECT KOTZEBUE, ALASKA AGENCY: Department of Energy, Golden Field Office ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact SUMMARY: The DOE is proposing to provide financial .assistance to the Kotzebue Electric Association to expand its existing wind installation near Kotzebue, Alaska.

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Second National Climate Assessment (2009)  

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Print E-mail alt What is the Second National Climate Assessment? The Second National Climate Assessment, entitled Global Change Impacts in the United States, was published in...

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NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Site Assessment: Wind Powering...  

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environmental impacts have increased the demand for small wind energy systems for homeowners, schools, businesses, and local governments. Over the past decade, the knowledge,...

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National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

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Wind Resource Assessment Overview | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Resource Assessment Overview Wind Resource Assessment Overview Jump to: navigation, search Maps.jpg The first step in developing a wind project is to locate and quantify the wind resource. The magnitude of the wind and the characteristics of the resource are the largest factors in determining a potential site's economic and technical viability. There are three basic steps to identifying and characterizing the wind resource: prospecting, validating, and micrositing. The process of locating sites for wind energy development is similar to exploration for other resources, such as minerals and petroleum. Thus, the term prospecting is often used to describe the identification and preliminary evaluation of a wind resource area. Prospecting includes identifying potentially windy sites within a fairly large region - such

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Modeling the National Potential for Offshore Wind: Preprint  

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The Wind Deployment System (WinDS) model was created to assess the potential penetration of offshore wind in the United States under different technology development, cost, and policy scenarios.

Short, W.; Sullivan, P.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wind Technology Center | Open Energy Information  

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Center Center Jump to: navigation, search Logo: National Wind Technology Center Name National Wind Technology Center Place Boulder, Colorado Region Rockies Area Number of employees 51-200 Year founded 1993 Coordinates 39.9127646676°, -105.227651596° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.9127646676,"lon":-105.227651596,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NREL: Learning - National Wind Technology Center Video (Text Version)  

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National Wind Technology Center Video (Text Version) National Wind Technology Center Video (Text Version) This is the text version for the National Wind Technology Center video. The video opens with spinning blades of wind turbines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory logo. It then cuts to images of windmills turning on farms. The video cuts in between shots of wind turbines and face-to-face interviews of scientists from NREL's National Wind Technology Center. (Voiceover) It is a pure, plentiful natural resource. Jim Johnson, Senior Engineer: "Right now, wind is in high demand." (Voiceover) And it holds the potential to transform the way we power our homes and businesses. Fort Felker, National Wind Technology Center Director: "It's changing the way power is being made in the country. It's really having an impact."

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United States areal wind resource assessment  

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Estimates of the electricity that could potentially be generated by wind power and of the land area available for wind energy development have been calculated for the contiguous United States, in support of the US Department of Energy`s National Energy Strategy. These estimates were based on the wind resource data published in a national resource atlas. Estimates of the wind resource in this atlas are expressed in wind power classes ranging from class 1 to class 7, with each class representing a range of mean wind power density or equivalent mean speed at specified heights above the ground (Table 1) . Areas designatedclass 4 or greater are suitable for most wind turbine applications. Power class 3 areas are suitable for wind energy development using tall (50-m hub height) turbines. Class 2 areas are marginal and class 1 areas unsuitable for wind energy development. A map of the areal (percentage of land area) distribution of the wind resource digitized in grid cells (1/4{degrees} latitude by 1/3{degrees} longitude) shows that exposed areas with moderate to high wind resource (class 3 and greater) are dispersed throughout much of the contiguous United States.

Schwartz, M.N.; Elliott, D.L.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United States areal wind resource assessment  

SciTech Connect

Estimates of the electricity that could potentially be generated by wind power and of the land area available for wind energy development have been calculated for the contiguous United States, in support of the US Department of Energy's National Energy Strategy. These estimates were based on the wind resource data published in a national resource atlas. Estimates of the wind resource in this atlas are expressed in wind power classes ranging from class 1 to class 7, with each class representing a range of mean wind power density or equivalent mean speed at specified heights above the ground (Table 1) . Areas designatedclass 4 or greater are suitable for most wind turbine applications. Power class 3 areas are suitable for wind energy development using tall (50-m hub height) turbines. Class 2 areas are marginal and class 1 areas unsuitable for wind energy development. A map of the areal (percentage of land area) distribution of the wind resource digitized in grid cells (1/4[degrees] latitude by 1/3[degrees] longitude) shows that exposed areas with moderate to high wind resource (class 3 and greater) are dispersed throughout much of the contiguous United States.

Schwartz, M.N.; Elliott, D.L.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's Wind R&D Success Stories, National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Fact Sheet)  

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REL's wind energy research and development efforts at REL's wind energy research and development efforts at the National WInd Technology Center (NWTC) have contributed to numerous successes for the wind industry. In addition to helping its industry partners develop commercially successful wind turbines, NREL has developed award-winning components and modeling software. The Laboratory also engages in deployment activities that help schools, communities, and utilities understand the benefits of wind energy and how it can be successfully integrated into our nation's electrical system to provide for a cleaner, more secure energy future. NREL's successes in wind energy research, development, and deployment have: * Reduced the cost of large and small wind turbine technologies

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NREL: Wind Research - White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A...  

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White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story February 11, 2013 Almost 8 years after taking the initial steps to harness the wind, the White Earth...

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EA-1809: White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and Mahnomen  

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09: White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and 09: White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and Mahnomen Counties, MN EA-1809: White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and Mahnomen Counties, MN Summary This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to provide Congressionally Directed funds to the White Earth Nation to purchase and install up to four small mid-sized wind turbines at two sites near the towns of Waubun and Naytahwaush on the White Earth Reservation in Mahnomen County in western Minnesota Public Comment Opportunities None available at this time. Documents Available for Download April 26, 2012 EA-1809: Finding of No Significant Impact White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and Mahnomen Counties, MN April 26, 2012 EA-1809: Final Environmental Assessment

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NREL: Education Programs - Wind for Schools Program Impacting Nation's  

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for Schools Program Impacting Nation's Renewable Energy Future for Schools Program Impacting Nation's Renewable Energy Future February 28, 2013 Audio with Dan McGuire, Nebraska Wind for Schools Program Consultant (MP3 4.7 MB). Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:05:03. The U.S. Department of Energy, Wind Powering America, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory launched the Wind for Schools Program in 2006. These groups identified six priority states for the program-and Nebraska was one of those states. Nebraska Wind for Schools Program Consultant Dan McGuire says the program has three primary goals. First, to engage rural school teachers and students in wind energy education. Second, to equip college students with wind energy education and in wind energy applications to provide interested, equipped engineers for the growing U.S. wind industry. And

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National Climate Assessment: Previous Assessments  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate...

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IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind  

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IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 1, Final Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 1, Final Report Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Dataset, Technical report Website: nrelpubs.nrel.gov/Webtop/ws/nich/www/public/Record?rpp=25&upp=0&m=2&w= Country: Denmark, United States, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland Cost: Free UN Region: Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

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Wind power for the Creek Nation. Final report  

SciTech Connect

An Enertech 1800 horizontal-axis wind powered electric generator was purchased and interphased with the electric utility system provided to the Creek Nation by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. Objectives of the work include: to determine the economic feasibility of wind power for the Creek Nation region; to educate the Creek Nation and other Indian tribes about the potential use of wind power; and to accumulate valuable climatic data through an on-site wind survey at a height of 60' over a long period of time. (LEW)

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1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable...  

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource...

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Technical Report - Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment (Abstract):This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps...

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Maryland Wind Energy Area  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance to identify and delineate leasing areas for offshore wind energy development within the Atlantic Coast Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) established by BOEM. This report focuses on NREL's evaluation of the delineation proposed by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) for the Maryland (MD) WEA and two alternative delineations. The objectives of the NREL evaluation were to assess MEA's proposed delineation of the MD WEA, perform independent analysis, and recommend how the MD WEA should be delineated.

Musial, W.; Elliott, D.; Fields, J.; Parker, Z.; Scott, G.; Draxl, C.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Maryland Wind Energy Area  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance to identify and delineate leasing areas for offshore wind energy development within the Atlantic Coast Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) established by BOEM. This report focuses on NREL's evaluation of the delineation proposed by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) for the Maryland (MD) WEA and two alternative delineations. The objectives of the NREL evaluation were to assess MEA's proposed delineation of the MD WEA, perform independent analysis, and recommend how the MD WEA should be delineated.

Musial, W.; Elliott, D.; Fields, J.; Parker, Z.; Scott, G.; Draxl, C.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy Assessment and Visualization Laboratory Extra-Tall Tower Wind Resource Assessment: Icing Rules and Trends in the Data.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study describes the results of the measurement campaign for the Wind Energy Assessment and Visualization Laboratory (WEAV) wind feasibility study in Athens, OH. A (more)

Harris, James C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perspectives on an NWCC/NREL Assessment of Distributed Wind  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During 1998 and 1999, the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) conducted an assessment of distributed wind power. The project team was led by Princeton Economic Research, Inc., now known as Princeton Energy Resources International (PERI). Financial support was provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the wind energy program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Project oversight and review were provided by NWCC's Distributed Working Group. The overall objective for the NWCC assessment was to enhance understanding of business, policy, and technical issues associated with the deployment of wind-electric generating systems in the distributed-generation mode. In general, that mode is defined by placement of the generation close to customers-in contrast to large, distant central stations-and by electrical interconnection to the local distribution system-in contrast to higher voltage electrical transmission systems. As a follow-up to the assessment, NWCC intends to prepare a consensus-based issue brief that summarizes its findings and highlights the major results and conclusions for each stakeholder sector. This brief will also identify key action steps that could be undertaken by each stakeholder sector to facilitate the growth of distributed wind. The aim of this paper is to provide input to the NWCC for its consideration in developing the issue brief. Accordingly, this paper is in no way an NWCC consensus document. However, the authors hope to assist in the issue-brief preparation process by providing a starting point for NWCC's consideration. One of the authors, Joseph Cohen, led the team that performed the NWCC assessment. The other two were involved in management of the assessment effort on behalf of the contracting organizations and are active members of the NWCC. They feel the perspectives offered in this paper are well-grounded in the findings of the assessment research and can help in moving the consensus process forward.

Parsons, B. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Cohen, J. (Princeton Energy Resources International, LLC); DeMeo, E. (Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc.)

2000-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Technical Report Technical Report NREL/TP-500-45889 June 2010 Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Marc Schwartz, Donna Heimiller, Steve Haymes, and Walt Musial National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-500-45889 June 2010 Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Marc Schwartz, Donna Heimiller, Steve Haymes, and Walt Musial Prepared under Task No. WE10.1211 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non-hydrostatic model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind resource assessment with a mesoscale non- hydrostatic model Vincent Guénard, Center for Energy is developed for assessing the wind resource and its uncertainty. The work focuses on an existing wind farm mast measurements. The wind speed and turbulence fields are discussed. It is shown that the k

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

83

Distributed Wind Power Generation - National Renewable Energy ...  

Technology breakthrough in roof-top distributed wind power generation Multi-billion $ market opportunity in next 10 years recent venture capital investments

84

NREL: Technology Deployment - National Collegiate Wind Competition  

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Acceleration Biopower & Waste-to-Energy Buildings Fuels, Vehicles, & Transportation Microgrid Design Solar Wind Success Stories Publications Models & Tools News Did you find what...

85

First National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Overview Print E-mail Overview Print E-mail Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the First National Climate Assessment Report. alt Goal and Architecture Organization and Mandate Regions Sectors Synthesis Report Scenarios Relationship to Other Activities Goal and Architecture What was the goal of the First National Assessment? The overall goal of the National Assessment was to analyze and evaluate what was known about the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the nation in the context of other pressures on the public, the environment, and the nation's resources. Special efforts were made to involve the end users - such as water resource managers, farmers, and decisionmakers - in all stages of the Assessment so that the final outcome was useful to the widest audience possible and was truly developed through a participatory process.

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NREL: About NREL - National Wind Technology Center - Visitor...  

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CO weather as of: 700 PM MST SAT JAN 18 2014 Clear 41F (5C) Clear Details & Forecast Transportation There is no public transportation to the National Wind Technology...

87

The integration of climatic data sets for wind resource assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

One barrier to wind energy development, in many regions of the world, is the lack of reliable information about the spacial distribution of the wind energy resource. The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program`s wind resource assessment group is to improve the characterization of the wind resource in many of these regions in support of U.S. wind energy industry. NREL provides wind resource assessments for our clients in the form of reports, atlases, and wind resource maps. The assessments estimate the level of the wind resource, at wind turbine hub heights (typically 30m to 50m above ground level), for locations exposed to the prevailing winds.

Schwartz, M.N.; Elliott, D.L.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Kaneohe, Hawaii Wind Resource Assessment Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has an interagency agreement to assist the Department of Defense (DOD) in evaluating the potential to use wind energy for power at residential properties at DOD bases in Hawaii. DOE assigned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to facilitate this process by installing a 50-meter (m) meteorological (Met) tower on residential property associated with the Marine Corps Base Housing (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.

Robichaud, R.; Green, J.; Meadows, B.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Wind Resource and Feasibility Assessment Report for the Lummi Reservation  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the wind resource on the Lummi Indian Reservation (Washington State) and presents the methodology, assumptions, and final results of the wind energy development feasibility assessment, which included an assessment of biological impacts and noise impacts.

DNV Renewables (USA) Inc.; J.C. Brennan & Associates, Inc.; Hamer Environmental L.P.

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

90

Meteorological and topographical indicators of wind energy for regional assessments  

SciTech Connect

Techniques using meteorological and topographical indicators of wind energy, developed by PNL and applied to the Northwest wind resource assessment, improved the reliability of the analysis of the geographical distribution of wind energy. The identification and application of these indicators led to an improved understanding of the conditions associated with high and low wind energy. Furthermore, these indicators are especially useful in complex terrain and wind-data-sparse areas for obtaining a somewhat realistic estimate of the wind energy resource.

Elliott, D. L.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Second National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more accessible to a variety of interested...

92

First National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Assessment was to analyze and evaluate what was known about the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the nation in the context of other pressures on the...

93

NREL: Technology Transfer - White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A Wind  

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White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story February 11, 2013 Almost 8 years after taking the initial steps to harness the wind, the White Earth Nation recently completed the installation of two small wind turbines that will help offset energy costs for Minnesota's largest and most populous Native American reservation. Mike Triplett, economic development planner with the White Earth Development Office, believes that the project represents a unique opportunity for tribal entities in the United States. He noted that tribes don't qualify for tax-based incentives. "And as for working with investors, we never found that to be a viable option," Triplett said. "So we've relied heavily on grants." Funded through nearly $1.8 million in congressional appropriations along

94

Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in availability of small-scale wind turbines for dense urban environments highlight the need for detailed wind installation of a small wind turbine. The procedure of resource assessment includes estimation of the average wind power available for energy production on campus and identification of optimal location for turbine

95

Wind Energy Resource Assessment of the Caribbean and Central America  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A wind energy resource assessment of the Caribbean and Central America has identified many areas with good to outstanding wind resource potential for wind turbine applications. Annual average wind resource maps and summary tables have been developed for 35 island/country areas throughout the Caribbean and Central America region. The wind resource maps highlight the locations of major resource areas and provide estimates of the wind energy resource potential for typical well-exposed sites in these areas. The average energy in the wind flowing in the layer near the ground is expressed as a wind power class: the greater the average wind energy, the higher the wind power class. The summary tables that are included with each of the 35 island/country wind energy maps provide information on the frequency distribution of the wind speeds (expressed as estimates of the Weibull shape factor, k) and seasonal variations in the wind resource for the major wind resource areas identified on the maps. A new wind power class legend has been developed for relating the wind power classes to values of mean wind power density, mean wind speed, and Weibull k. Guidelines are presented on how to adjust these values to various heights above ground for different roughness and terrain characteristics. Information evaluated in preparing the assessment included existing meteorological data from airports and other weather stations, and from ships and buoys in offshore and coastal areas. In addition, new data from recent measurement sites established for wind energy siting studies were obtained for a few areas of the Caribbean. Other types of information evaluated in the assessment were climatological data and maps on winds aloft, surface pressure, air flow, and topography. The various data were screened and evaluated for their usefulness in preparing the wind resource assessment. Much of the surface data from airports and other land-based weather stations were determined to be from sheltered sites and were thus not very useful in assessing the wind resource at locations that are well exposed to the winds. Ship data were determined to be the most useful for estimating the large-scale wind flow and assessing the spatial distribution of the wind resource throughout the region. Techniques were developed for analyzing and correcting ship wind data and extrapolating these data to coastal and inland areas by considering terrain influences on the large-scale wind flow. In areas where extrapolation of ship wind data was not entirely feasible, such as interior areas of Central America, other techniques were developed for estimating the wind flow and distribution of the wind resource. Through the application of the various innovative techniques developed for assessing the wind resource throughout the Caribbean and Central America region, many areas with potentially good to outstanding wind resource were identified that had not been previously recognized. In areas where existing site data were available from exposed locations, the measured wind resource was compared with the estimated wind resource that was derived using the assessment techniques. In most cases, there was good agreement between the measured wind resource and the estimated wind resource. This assessment project supported activities being pursued by the U.S. Committee for Renewable Energy Commerce and Trade (CORECT), the U.S. government's interagency program to assist in overseas marketing and promote renewable energy exports. An overall goal of the program is to improve U.S. competitiveness in the world renewable energy market. The Caribbean and Central America assessment, which is the first of several possible follow-on international wind energy resource assessments, provides valuable information needed by the U.S. wind energy industry to identify suitable wind resource areas and concentrate their efforts on these areas.

DL Elliott; CI Aspliden; GL Gower; CG Holladay, MN Schwartz

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Turbine Inflow Characterization at the National Wind Technology Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility-scale wind turbines operate in dynamic flows that can vary significantly over timescales from less than a second to several years. To better understand the inflow to utility-scale turbines, two inflow towers were installed and commissioned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado, in 2011. These towers are 135 m tall and instrumented with a combination of sonic anemometers, cup anemometers, wind vanes, and temperature measurements to characterize the inflow wind speed and direction, turbulence, stability and thermal stratification to two utility-scale turbines. Herein, we present variations in mean and turbulent wind parameters with height, atmospheric stability, and as a function of wind direction that could be important for turbine operation as well as persistence of turbine wakes. Wind speed, turbulence intensity, and dissipation are all factors that affect turbine performance. Our results show that these all vary with height across the rotor disk, demonstrating the importance of measuring atmospheric conditions that influence wind turbine performance at multiple heights in the rotor disk, rather than relying on extrapolation from lower levels.

Clifton, A.; Schreck, S.; Scott, G.; Kelley, N.; Lundquist, J. K.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Turbine Inflow Characterization at the National Wind Technology Center: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Utility-scale wind turbines operate in dynamic flows that can vary significantly over timescales from less than a second to several years. To better understand the inflow to utility-scale turbines, two inflow towers were installed and commissioned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado, in 2011. These towers are 135 m tall and instrumented with a combination of sonic anemometers, cup anemometers, wind vanes, and temperature measurements to characterize the inflow wind speed and direction, turbulence, stability and thermal stratification to two utility-scale turbines. Herein, we present variations in mean and turbulent wind parameters with height, atmospheric stability, and as a function of wind direction that could be important for turbine operation as well as persistence of turbine wakes. Wind speed, turbulence intensity, and dissipation are all factors that affect turbine performance. Our results shown that these all vary with height across the rotor disk, demonstrating the importance of measuring atmospheric conditions that influence wind turbine performance at multiple heights in the rotor disk, rather than relying on extrapolation from lower levels.

Clifton, A.; Schreck, S.; Scott, G.; Kelley, N.; Lundquist, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm Addthis A researcher...

99

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee...  

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html A Notice by...

100

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee...  

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Meeting (6122013) Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory...

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101

Independent Oversight Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - May 2010 Independent Oversight Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - May 2010 May 2010 Environmental Monitoring at the Idaho...

102

DOE/EA-1652: Final Environmental Assessment Wind Technology Testing Center (August 2009)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Technology Testing Center Boston, Massachusetts August 2009 DOE/EA-1652 Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, CO 80401-3393 NREL - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE WIND TECHNOLOGY TESTING CENTER, BOSTON, M.A. FINAL EA, AUGUST 2009 i Table of Contents SUMMARY ................................................................................................................................. S-1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... 1 1.1 THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT AND RELATED PROCEDURES ................................ 1 1.2 PURPOSE AND NEED ....................................................................................................................... 2

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Final Environmental Assessment, Burleigh County Wind Energy Center  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1542 August 2005 Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment Burleigh County Wind Energy Center Burleigh County, North Dakota Final Burleigh County Wind, LLC BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOPERATIVE Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. Introduction 1-1 Burleigh County Wind Energy Center Environmental Assessment CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The Burleigh County Wind Energy Center is a wind generation project proposed by FPL Energy Burleigh County Wind, LLC (Burleigh County Wind). The proposed project would produce up to 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity, averaged annually. The proposed project is located in Burleigh County, North Dakota, approximately 3 miles south and 2 miles east of the town of Wilton, North Dakota (Figures 1-1

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM...  

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM Maryland Wind Energy Area W. Musial, D. Elliott, J. Fields, Z. Parker, G. Scott, and C. Draxl Produced under direction...

105

Wind resource assessment and wind energy system cost analysis: Fort Huachuca, Arizona  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this joint DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project is to determine whether wind turbines can reduce costs by providing power to US military facilities in high wind areas. In support of this objective, one year of data on the wind resources at several Fort Huachuca sites was collected. The wind resource data were analyzed and used as input to an economic study for a wind energy installation at Fort Huachuca. The results of this wind energy feasibility study are presented in the report.

Olsen, T.L. [Tim Olsen Consulting, Denver, CO (United States); McKenna, E. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Assessment for Wind Energy Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Special Assessment for Wind Energy Systems Special Assessment for Wind Energy Systems Special Assessment for Wind Energy Systems < Back Eligibility Utility Savings Category Wind Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 7/2001 State West Virginia Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Property tax basis reduced to approximately 25% of assessed value Provider West Virginia Division of Energy For the purposes of property tax assessment, utility-owned wind projects are considered to have a value equal to their salvage value, with certain limitations. This incentive effectively lowers the property tax base on utility-owned wind turbines from 100% of fair market value to as little as 24.95% of fair market value.* This results in an effective property tax rate on wind turbines that is 24.95% of the effective tax rate on most

107

Wind Resource Estimation and Mapping at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed an automated technique for wind resource mapping to aid in the acceleration of wind energy deployment. The new automated mapping system was developed with the following two primary goals: (1) to produce a more consistent and detailed analysis of the wind resource for a variety of physiographic settings, particularly in areas of complex terrain; and (2) to generate high quality map products on a timely basis. Using computer mapping techniques reduces the time it takes to produce a wind map that reflects a consistent analysis of the distribution of the wind resource throughout the region of interest. NREL's mapping system uses commercially available geographic information system software packages. Regional wind resource maps using this new system have been produced for areas of the United States, Mexico, Chile, Indonesia (1), and China. Countrywide wind resource assessments are under way for the Philippines, the Dominican Re public, and Mongolia. Regional assessments in Argentina and Russia are scheduled to begin soon.

Schwartz, M.

1999-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

108

Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico: A Motivational and Educational Tool Juan University, Athens, Ohio Abstract This paper presents an educational guide and example of a wind resource calculations. New data representing wind speed and direction for locations in Ohio and Puerto Rico

Womeldorf, Carole

109

Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

i LBNL-3562E Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A Preliminary Analysis in Vinalhaven, Maine Prepared from the turbines is unwelcome and annoying. Fox Islands Wind, the owner of the facility, hypothesized

110

Quality Assessment of Weather Radar Wind Profiles during Bird Migration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind profiles from an operational C-band Doppler radar have been combined with data from a bird tracking radar to assess the wind profile quality during bird migration. The weather radar wind profiles (WRWPs) are retrieved using the well-known ...

Iwan Holleman; Hans van Gasteren; Willem Bouten

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Assessing Desert Tortoise Survival and Reproduction at a Wind Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assessing Desert Tortoise Survival and Reproduction at a Wind Energy Facility Near Palm Springs of their habitat are characterized by significant wind and solar energy potential. As a result, the species in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts have preexisting wind energy facilities dating back over 25 years. One

112

Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines...  

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LBNL-3562E Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A Preliminary Analysis in Vinalhaven, Maine Ben Hoen, Haftan Eckholdt, and Ryan...

113

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States  

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Technical Report NRELTP-500-45889 June 2010 Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Marc Schwartz, Donna Heimiller, Steve Haymes, and Walt Musial...

114

Cambridge Danehy Park Wind Turbine Preliminary Project Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.0 100.0 120.0 0 10 20 30 40 Noise Level (dBA) Distance from Wind Turbine (m) SS P20, NP100, and P500 ACambridge Danehy Park Wind Turbine Preliminary Project Assessment Overview MIT Wind Energy Projects 4 / 25 2.5 / 25 Rated Wind Speed (m/s) 13 10 14.5 ~15 12 The above turbines were chosen to provide

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Wind Energy Research Project under the 6th Framework Programme Peter Hjuler Jensen, Ris National Laboratory,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

UpWind Wind Energy Research Project under the 6th Framework Programme Peter Hjuler Jensen, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark 1. Abstract. The paper presents the until now largest EU wind energy research relevant for the wind energy sector and thereby is UpWind a very strong forum the most of the central

116

Certification testing at the National Wind Technology Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The International Electrotechnical Commission is developing a new standard that defines power performance measurement techniques. The standard will provide the basis for international recognition of a wind turbine`s performance primarily for certification, but also for qualification for tax and investment incentives, and for contracts. According to the standard, the power performance characteristics are defined by a measured power curve and by projections of annual energy production for a range of wind conditions. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) has adopted these power performance measurement techniques. This paper reviews the results of the NWTC`s first test conducted under the new protocol on the Atlantic Orient Corporation`s AOC 15/50 wind turbine at the NWTC. The test required collecting sufficient data to establish a statistically significant database over a range of wind speeds and conditions. From the data, the power curve was calculated. Then the results from a site calibration procedure determined the flow distortion between winds measured at the turbine location and those measured at the meteorological tower. Finally, this paper discusses the uncertainty analysis that was performed in accordance with the standard. Use of these procedures resulted in the definition of the AOC 15/50`s power curve within about 3 kW.

Huskey, A.; Link, H.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Please view the links below to find out more about the background and process of the National Climate Assessment: National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee Charter ( PDF) National Climate Assessment Proposed 2013 Report Outline [updated on 12/08/2011] (PDF) Strategy On May 20th, 2011 the National Climate Assessment released the following two strategy documents: National Climate Assessment Strategy Summary National Climate Assessment Engagement Strategy Federal Register Notices November 18, 2013 National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/29/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

118

EA-1857: Wind Turbine Power Generation Complex at Idaho National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EA would evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed wind turbine power generation complex at Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho.

119

NREL: MIDC/National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower (39.91 N...  

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The Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center collects Irradiance and Meterological data from the National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower....

120

Local Option - Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Local Option - Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices Local Option - Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices Local Option - Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Wind Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 01/01/1994 State Iowa Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Property valued at 0% of the net acquisition cost in the first assessment year, increasing annually by 5 percentage points to a maximum of 30% of the net acquisition cost in the 7th and succeeding years Provider Iowa Department of Revenue Any city or county in Iowa may pass an ordinance assessing wind energy conversion equipment at a special valuation for property tax purposes, beginning at 0% of the net acquisition cost in the first assessment year

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121

Environmental Assessment Expanded Ponnequin Wind Energy Project Weld County, Colorado  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) has considered a proposal from the State of Colorado, Office of Energy Conservation (OEC), for funding construction of the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Project in Weld County, Colorado. OEC plans to enter into a contracting arrangement with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCO) for the completion of these activities. PSCo, along with its subcontractors and business partners, are jointly developing the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Project. DOE completed an environmental assessment of the original proposed project in August 1997. Since then, the geographic scope and the design of the project changed, necessitating additional review of the project under the National Environmental Policy Act. The project now calls for the possible construction of up to 48 wind turbines on State and private lands. PSCo and its partners have initiated construction of the project on private land in Weld County, Colorado. A substation, access road and some wind turbines have been installed. However, to date, DOE has not provided any funding for these activities. DOE, through its Commercialization Ventures Program, has solicited applications for financial assistance from state energy offices, in a teaming arrangement with private-sector organizations, for projects that will accelerate the commercialization of emerging renewable energy technologies. The Commercialization Ventures Program was established by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technology Competitiveness Act of 1989 (P.L. 101-218) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-486). The Program seeks to assist entry into the marketplace of newly emerging renewable energy technologies, or of innovative applications of existing technologies. In short, an emerging renewable energy technology is one which has already proven viable but which has had little or no operational experience. The Program is managed by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Federal action triggering the preparation of this EA is the need for DOE to decide whether to release the requested funding to support the construction of the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Project. The purpose of this Final Environmental Assessment (EA) is to provide DOE and the public with information on potential environmental impacts associated with the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Energy Project. This EA, and public comments received on it, were used in DOE's deliberations on whether to release funding for the expanded project under the Commercialization Ventures Program.

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1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

122

Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Presentation of Blade Testing at NREL's National Wind Technology Center for the 2010 Sandia National Laboratories Blade Testing Workshop.

Hughes, S.

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

123

Assessment of Tall Wind Tower Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technologies that enable wind turbines to capture more energy at a given site have the potential to reduce the overall cost of energy, thereby making wind power more competitive against conventional power generation. Because wind speed generally increases with height above ground, one way to increase energy capture is to elevate the rotor by means of a taller tower. To exploit this potential, a number of tall tower models are under development or have recently been introduced to the wind energy market. I...

2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

124

National Climate Assessment: Indicators System  

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Indicators System Print E-mail Indicators System Print E-mail What are the goals for the NCA indicators? The vision for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is to create a system of indicators that will help inform policy-makers and citizens understand key aspects of our changing climate. Scientific information about physical climate conditions, climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and preparedness will be tracked and compiled. These measures are called indicators. The goals of the Indicators System are to: Provide meaningful, authoritative climate-relevant measures about the status, rates, and trends of key physical, ecological, and societal variables and values Inform decisions on management, research, and education at regional to national scales Identify climate-related conditions and impacts to help develop effective mitigation and adaptation measures

125

Natural Resource Damages Assessment | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Council Report Calls for Official Natural Resource Damage Assessment for LANL NRDA PreAssessment Screen, January 2010 Factsheet: Los Alamos National Laboratory...

126

An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy December 17, 2012 - 11:27am Addthis Principle Power's wind float prototype in Portugal. The company was recently awarded an Energy Department grant to support a 30 megawatt floating offshore wind farm near Oregon's Port of Coos Bay. | Photo courtesy of Principle Power. Principle Power's wind float prototype in Portugal. The company was recently awarded an Energy Department grant to support a 30 megawatt floating offshore wind farm near Oregon's Port of Coos Bay. | Photo courtesy of Principle Power. Jose Zayas Jose Zayas Program Manager, Wind and Water Power Program Get the Details on Offshore Wind Take a look at our National Offshore Wind Strategy for information

127

NREL: Energy Analysis - Wind Power Results - Life Cycle Assessment  

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Wind LCA Harmonization (Fact Sheet) Wind LCA Harmonization (Fact Sheet) Cover of the LWind LCA Harmonization Fact Sheet Download the Fact Sheet Wind Power Results - Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization To better understand the state of knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from utility-scale wind power systems, NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review life cycle assessment literature, identify sources of variability and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG emissions estimates through a meta-analytical process called "harmonization." Over the last 30 years, several hundred life cycle assessments have been conducted for wind power technologies with wide-ranging results. Harmonization for onshore and offshore wind power systems was performed by adjusting published greenhouse gas estimates to achieve:

128

UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project Document Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This project will provide solar and wind resource data and geographic information assessment tools to public and private sector executives who are involved in energy market development. It will demonstrate the use of these instruments in investment and policy decision making and build local capacities for their continuous use. The project will enable private investors and public policy makers to assess the technical, economic and environmental potential for large-scale investments in technologies that enable the exploitation of two increasingly important sources of renewable energy. During this pilot project, tools for analysis and use of resource information will be developed, a global tx_metadatatool and review mechanism will be initiated, regional/national solar and wind resource maps generated and national assessment demonstrations performed. The overall goal is to promote the integration of wind and solar alternatives in national and regional energy planning and sector restructuring as well as related policy making. The project will enable informed decision making and enhance the ability of participating governments to attract increased investor interest in renewable energy. Thirteen countries will be directly involved in the pilot stage of the project. Global and regional maps will be available to all developing countries.

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Wind LCA Harmonization (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL recently led the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Harmonization Project, a study that provides more exact estimates of GHG emissions for renewable and conventional generation, clarifying inconsistent and conflicting estimates in the published literature, and reducing uncertainty. This involved a systematic review and harmonization of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of utility-scale wind power systems in order to determine the causes of life cycle greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG estimates.

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Advanced Wind Turbine Technology Assessment 2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind power is one of the fastest growing generation resources in the United States and elsewhere in the world. As of December 2009, installed wind capacity was over 35 GW in the United States and over 160 GW worldwide; and it is forecast to nearly triple to 100 GW in the United States and to 450 GW worldwide by 2014. The worldwide potential for new wind project development remains enormous. The industry expects wind to become a significant component of future power generation portfolios, both to reduce d...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Name National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Address 1255 23rd St NW, Suite 875 Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20037 Number of employees 1-10 Year founded 1994 Phone number 2029659383 Notes A consensus-based collaborative, comprised of representatives from the utility, wind industry, environmental, consumer, regulatory, power marketer, agricultural, tribal, economic development, and state and federal government sectors Website http://www.nationalwind.org Coordinates 38.906414°, -77.049451° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.906414,"lon":-77.049451,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Idaho National Laboratory Needs Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Idaho National Laboratory Needs Assessment Idaho National Laboratory Needs Assessment October 1998 This Needs Assessment for former Idaho National Laboratory production workers was...

133

Emissions and Energy Efficiency Assessment of Baseload Wind  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Many technologies exist that are capable of storing electrical energy, including pumped hydro storage). A wind energy system using a pure storage system such as pumped hydro would require a greater peak powerEmissions and Energy Efficiency Assessment of Baseload Wind Energy Systems P A U L D E N H O L M

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Wind Turbine Asset Management Technology Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind power is one of the fastest growing generation resources in the United States and elsewhere in the world. As of December 2009, the installed wind capacity was more than 35 GW in the United States and more than 160 GW worldwide, and it is forecast to nearly triple to 100 GW and 450 GW, respectively, by 2014. The industry considers the major wind turbine components to be mature commercial technology. However, failures of gearboxes, blades, electrical controls, and other components continue to reduce t...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

135

EIS-0470 - Cape Wind Energy Project - 2010 - Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Energy Project Wind Energy Project Environmental Assessment April 28, 2010 4 OCS EIS/EA MMS 2010-011 FINDING OF NO NEW SI GNIFICANT IMPACT (FO:NNSJ) Issuance of Lease for Offshore Wind Power Facility in Nantucket Sound, Offshore Massachusetts In January 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (MMS) prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEP A) a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) covering the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the proposed Cape Wind Energy Project, an offshore wind power facility consisting of 130, 3.6± megawatt (MW) wind turbine generators (WTGs), each with a maximum blade height of 440 feet, to be arranged in a grid pattern on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in

136

Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools |  

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Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools Argonne National Laboratory Launches Bioenergy Assessment Tools September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm Addthis A researcher loads a biomass sample into spinning ring cup. Argonne National Laboratory has launched two online tools that assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory A researcher loads a biomass sample into spinning ring cup. Argonne National Laboratory has launched two online tools that assess the resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with biofuel production. | Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)...

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NREL Identifies Investments for Wind Turbine Drivetrain Technologies (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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examines current U.S. manufacturing and supply examines current U.S. manufacturing and supply chain capabilities for advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies. Innovative technologies are helping boost the capacity and operating reliability of conventional wind turbine drivetrains. With the proper manufacturing and supply chain capabilities in place, the United States can better develop and deploy these advanced technologies- increasing the competitiveness of the U.S. wind industry and reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers conducted a study for the U.S. Department of Energy to assess the state of the nation's manufacturing and supply chain capabilities for advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies. The findings helped determine the

139

First National Climate Assessment (2000)  

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Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally First National...

140

Comparing Pulsed Doppler LIDAR with SODAR and Direct Measurements for Wind Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is a pressing need for good wind-speed measurements at greater and greater heights to assess the availability of the resource in terms of power production and to identify any frequently occurring atmospheric structural characteristics that may create turbulence that impacts the operational reliability and lifetime of wind turbines and their components. In this paper, we summarize the results of a short study that compares the relative accuracies of wind speeds derived from a high-resolution pulsed Doppler LIDAR operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a midrange Doppler SODAR with wind speeds measured by four levels of tower-based sonic anemometry up to a height of 116 m.

Kelley, N. D.; Jonkman, B. J.; Scott, G. N.; Pichugina, Y. L.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource assessment: San Nicolas Island, California  

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San Nicolas Island (SNI) is the site of the Navy Range Instrumentation Test Site which relies on an isolated diesel-powered grid for its energy needs. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California and 65 miles south of the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), Point Mugu, California. SNI is situated on the continental shelf at latitude N33{degree}14` and longitude W119{degree}27`. It is approximately 9 miles long and 3.6 miles wide and encompasses an area of 13,370 acres of land owned by the Navy in fee title. Winds on San Nicolas are prevailingly northwest and are strong most of the year. The average wind speed is 7.2 m/s (14 knots) and seasonal variation is small. The windiest months, March through July, have wind speeds averaging 8.2 m/s (16 knots). The least windy months, August through February, have wind speeds averaging 6.2 m/s (12 knots).

McKenna, E. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Olsen, T.L. [Timothy L. Olsen Consulting, (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

NREL's Wind R&D Success Stories, National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Fact Sheet)  

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Wind energy research, development, and deployment have reduced the cost of large and small wind turbine technologies, increased wind energy system reliability and operability, lowered risk by validating performance and design, increased the understanding of the true impacts of wind energy on the U.S. electrical infrastructure, and expanded wind energy markets. A synopsis of research conducted on utility-scale wind turbines, small wind turbines, software, components, market development and grid integration are detailed.

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Multi-hazard Reliability Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A probabilistic framework is developed to assess the structural reliability of offshore wind turbines. Probabilistic models are developed to predict the deformation, shear force and bending moment demands on the support structure of wind turbines. The proposed probabilistic models are developed starting from a commonly accepted deterministic model and by adding correction terms and model errors to capture respectively, the inherent bias and the uncertainty in developed models. A Bayesian approach is then used to assess the model parameters incorporating the information from virtual experiment data. The database of virtual experiments is generated using detailed three-dimensional finite element analyses of a suite of typical offshore wind turbines. The finite element analyses properly account for the nonlinear soil-structure interaction. Separate probabilistic demand models are developed for three operational/load conditions including: (1) operating under day-to-day wind and wave loading; (2) operating throughout earthquake in presence of day-to-day loads; and (3) parked under extreme wind speeds and earthquake ground motions. The proposed approach gives special attention to the treatment of both aleatory and epistemic uncertainties in predicting the demands on the support structure of wind turbines. The developed demand models are then used to assess the reliability of the support structure of wind turbines based on the proposed damage states for typical wind turbines and their corresponding performance levels. A multi-hazard fragility surface of a given wind turbine support structure as well as the seismic and wind hazards at a specific site location are incorporated into a probabilistic framework to estimate the annual probability of failure of the support structure. Finally, a framework is proposed to investigate the performance of offshore wind turbines operating under day-to-day loads based on their availability for power production. To this end, probabilistic models are proposed to predict the mean and standard deviation of drift response of the tower. The results are used in a random vibration based framework to assess the fragility as the probability of exceeding certain drift thresholds given specific levels of wind speed.

Mardfekri Rastehkena, Maryam 1981-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nome, Alaska, Wind Turbine Demonstration Project Final Environmental Assessment and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Environmental Assessment and Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact November 2000 Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office 1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401 Prepared by: Battelle Memorial Institute 505 King Avenue Columbus, OH 43201 Nome, Alaska, Wind Turbine Demonstration Project Finding of No Significant Impact Nome, Alaska, Wind Turbine Demonstration Project FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT S U M M A R Y The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide DOE and other public agency decision makers witb tbe environmental documentation required to take informed discretionary action on the proposed Nome, Alaska, Wind Turbine Demonstration Project (DOE/EA-1280). The EA assesses the potential environmental impacts and cumulative i

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NREL's National Wind Technology Center provides the world's only dedicated turbine controls testing platforms.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NREL's National Wind Technology Center provides the world's only dedicated turbine controls testing platforms. Today's utility-scale wind turbine structures are more complex and their compo- nents more of algorithms to control the dynamic systems of wind turbines must account for multiple complex, nonlinear

146

Danehy Park Wind Turbine Project Preliminary Assessment Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) Northern Power 100 (100 kW) Aeronautica 29-225 (225 kW) Polaris 500 (500 kW) The first four turbinesDanehy Park Wind Turbine Project Preliminary Assessment Report Danehy Park Project Group Wind the following five turbines for potential installation at Danehy Park: SkyStream 3.7 (2.4 kW) Polaris 20 (20 kW

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Technical Report - Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for Cuba. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within Cuba. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords Cuba documentation GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 54.3 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Technical Report - Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for Ghana. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within Ghana. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords documentation GEF Ghana GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 54.3 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Technical Report - China Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

China Wind Energy Resource Assessment China Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for China. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within China. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords China documentation GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 124.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the offshore wind resource potential for the contiguous United States and Hawaii as of May 2009. The development of this assessment has evolved over multiple stages as new regional meso-scale assessments became available, new validation data was obtained, and better modeling capabilities were implemented. It is expected that further updates to the current assessment will be made in future reports.

Schwartz, M.; Heimiller, D.; Haymes, S.; Musial, W.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

National Climate Assessment: Available Technical Inputs  

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Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Technical inputs for the 2013 National Climate Assessment were due March 1, 2012. Please note that these reports were submitted independently to the National Climate Assessment for consideration and have not been reviewed by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. Links to agency-sponsored reports will be posted here as they are made available. Sectors National Climate Assessment Health Sector Literature Review and Bibliography. Technical Input for the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group, September 2012. Overview Bibliography Bibliography User's Guide Search Strategy and Results Walthall et al. 2012. Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages. | Report FAQs

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First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and...

153

Second National Climate Assessment: Key Findings  

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Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more accessible to a variety of interested...

154

Second National Climate Assessment: Companion Materials  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Working Groups Budget Strategic Plan Related Federal Climate Efforts What We Do Study Climate & Global Change Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our...

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Testing of a 50-kW wind-diesel hybrid system at the National Wind Technology Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To further the development of commercial hybrid power systems, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the New World Village Power Corporation (NWVP), tested a NWVP 50-kW wind-diesel hybrid system connected to a 15/50 Atlantic Orient Corporation (AOC) wind turbine. Testing was conducted from October 1995 through March 1996 at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). A main objective of the testing was to better understand the application of wind turbines to weak grids typical of small villages. Performance results contained in this paper include component characterization, such as power conversion losses for the rotary converter systems and battery round trip efficiencies. In addition, systems operation over this period is discussed with special attention given to dynamic issues. Finally, future plans for continued testing and research are discussed.

Corbus, D.A.; Green, J.; Allderdice, A.; Rand, K.; Bianchi, J. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Linton, E. [New World Village Power, Waitsfield, VT (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne gets wind of new energy models | Argonne National Laboratory  

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gets wind of new energy models By Jared Sagoff * January 11, 2010 Tweet EmailPrint Sailors and golfers aren't the only people interested in knowing how much the wind blows; people...

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First wind turbine blade delivered to Pantex | National Nuclear...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Work crews began to erect the first of five wind turbines that will make up the Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP). The first wind turbine blade was delivered to the site...

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Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments: MIT campus case-study using CFD Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments: MIT campus case-study using CFD of Technology, 2Meteodyn Objectives Conclusions References [1] TopoWind software, User Manual [2] Wind Resource Assessment Handbook: Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Wind Monitoring Program, AWS Scientific, Inc

160

Wind Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FUPWG Meeting FUPWG Meeting NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Robi Robichaud November 18, 2009 Topics Introduction Review of the Current Wind Market Drivers for Wind Development Siting g Issues Wind Resource Assessment Wind Characteristics Wind Power Potential Basic Wind Turbine Theory Basic Wind Turbine Theory Types of Wind Turbines Facts About Wind Siting Facts About Wind Siting Wind Performance 1. United States: MW 1 9 8 2 1 9 8 3 1 9 8 4 1 9 8 5 1 9 8 6 1 9 8 7 1 9 8 8 1 9 8 9 1 9 9 0 1 9 9 1 1 9 9 2 1 9 9 3 1 9 9 4 1 9 9 5 1 9 9 6 1 9 9 7 1 9 9 8 1 9 9 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 Current Status of the Wind Industry Total Global Installed Wind Capacity Total Global Installed Wind Capacity Total Global Installed Wind Capacity

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Testing of a 50-kW Wind-Diesel Hybrid System at the National Wind Technology Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In remote off-grid villages and communities, a reliable power source is important in improving the local quality of life. Villages often use a diesel generator for their power, but fuel can be expensive and maintenance burdensome. Including a wind turbine in a diesel system can reduce fuel consumption and lower maintenance, thereby reducing energy costs. However, integrating the various components of a wind-diesel system, including wind turbine, power conversion system, and battery storage (if applicable), is a challenging task. To further the development of commercial hybrid power systems, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the New World Village Power Corporation (NWVP), tested a NWVP 50-kW wind-diesel hybrid system connected to a 15/50 Atlantic Orient Corporation (AOC) wind turbine. Testing was conducted from October 1995 through March 1996 at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). A main objective of the testing was to better understand the application of wind turbines to weak grids typical of small villages. Performance results contained in this report include component characterization, such as power conversion losses for the rotary converter system and battery round trip efficiencies. In addition, system operation over the test period is discussed with special attention given to dynamic issues. Finally, future plans for continued testing and research are discussed.

Corbus, D. A.; Green, H. J.; Allderdice, A.; Rand, K.; Bianchi, J.; Linton, E.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment Report 1: Marcellus Shale Natural Gas and Wind  

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Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment Report 1: Marcellus Shale Natural Gas and Wind #12;1 Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment Report 1: Marcellus Shale Natural Gas and Wind November 15, 2010 Author.....................................................................................................................3 Marcellus Shale Natural Gas

Boyer, Elizabeth W.

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National Climate Assessment: Draft Report Information  

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Draft Report Information Print E-mail Draft Report Information Print E-mail Below you will find information about the draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report. Although the public comment period is now closed, the draft report is still available for download at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov. Click here to view/print a two-page fact sheet about the National Climate Assessment. NCA facsheet What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? What are the objectives of the NCA? What is new about the Third NCA? Who is responsible for the NCA? How do I comment on the draft NCA report? What topics are covered in the Third NCA Report? Next steps Expected outcomes and benefits How can I get involved in the NCA? What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest...

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Appropriate Methodology for Assessing the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

OAK-B135 Interest in wind power development is growing as a means of expanding local economies. Such development holds promise as a provider of short-term employment during facility construction and long-term employment from ongoing facility operation and maintenance. It may also support some expansion of the local economy through ripple effects resulting from initial increases in jobs and income. However, there is a need for a theoretically sound method for assessing the economic impacts of wind power development. These ripple effects stem from subsequent expenditures for goods and services made possible by first-round income from the development, and are expressed in terms of a multiplier. If the local economy offers a wide range of goods and services the resulting multiplier can be substantial--as much as three or four. If not, then much of the initial income will leave the local economy to buy goods and services from elsewhere. Loss of initial income to other locales is referred to as a leakage. Northwest Economic Associates (NEA), under contract to the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC), investigated three case study areas in the United States where wind power projects were recently developed. The full report, ''Assessing the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power,'' is available at NWCC's website http://www.nationalwind.org/. The methodology used for that study is summarized here in order to provide guidance for future studies of the economic impacts of other wind power developments. The methodology used in the NEA study was specifically designed for these particular case study areas; however, it can be generally applied to other areas. Significant differences in local economic conditions and the amount of goods and services that are purchased locally as opposed to imported from outside the will strongly influence results obtained. Listed below are some of the key tasks that interested parties should undertake to develop a reasonable picture of local economic impacts that may accrue from existing or future wind development.

NWCC Economic Development Work Group

2003-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment, expanded Ponnequin wind energy project, Weld County, Colorado  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has considered a proposal from the State of Colorado, Office of Energy Conservation (OEC), for funding construction of the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Project in Weld County, Colorado. OEC plans to enter into a contracting arrangement with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo) for the completion of these activities. PSCo, along with its subcontractors and business partners, are jointly developing the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Project. The purpose of this Final Environmental Assessment (EA) is to provide DOE and the public with information on potential environmental impacts associated with the Expanded Ponnequin Wind Energy Project. This EA, and public comments received on it, were used in DOE`s deliberations on whether to release funding for the expanded project under the Commercialization Ventures Program.

NONE

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of existing studies of wind loading on solar collectors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In developing solar collectors, wind loading is the major structural design consideration. Wind loading investigations have focused on establishing safe bounds for steady state loading and verifying rational but initial and conservative design approaches for the various solar collector concepts. As such, the effort has been very successful, and has contributed greatly to both the recognition and qualitative understanding of many of the physical phenomena involved. Loading coefficients corresponding to mean wind velocities have been derived in these prior studies to measure the expected structural loading on the various solar collectors. Current design and testing procedures for wind loading are discussed. The test results corresponding to numerous wind tests on heliostats, parabolic troughs, parabolic dishes, and field mounted photovoltaic arrays are discussed and the applicability of the findings across the various technologies is assessed. One of the most significant consistencies in the data from all the technologies is the apparent benefit provided by fences and field shielding. Taken in toto, these data show that load reductions of three or possibly more seem feasible, though a more thorough understanding of the phenomena involved must be attained before this benefit can be realized. It is recommended that the required understanding be developed to take advantage of this benefit and that field tests be conducted to correlate with both analyses and tests.

Murphy, L. M.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories Wind Protection for Solid Particle ...  

Wind Protection for Solid Particle Solar Receivers TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL Sandia estimates this technology at approximately TRL 2. Key concepts and ...

169

National Wind Technology Center to Debut New Dynamometer (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

New test facility will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation offshore and land-based wind energy technologies.

Not Available

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment: Kotzebue Wind Installation Project, Kotzebue, Alaska  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The DOE is proposing to provide financial assistance to the Kotzebue Electric Association to expand its existing wind installation near Kotzebue, Alaska. Like many rural Alaska towns, Kotzebue uses diesel-powered generators to produce its electricity, the high cost of which is currently subsidized by the Alaska State government. In an effort to provide a cost effective and clean source of electricity, reduce dependence on diesel fuel, and reduce air pollutants, the DOE is proposing to fund an experimental wind installation to test commercially available wind turbines under Arctic conditions. The results would provide valuable information to other Alaska communities experiencing similar dependence on diesel-powered generators. The environmental assessment for the proposed wind installation assessed impacts to biological resources, land use, electromagnetic interference, coastal zone, air quality, cultural resources, and noise. It was determined that the project does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required, and DOE has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact.

NONE

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY OF WIND POWER FROM DISPERSED SITES: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coincidence of Demand and Wind Resource Diurnal PowerOutput Variations for Three Wind Regimes List of TablesCAPACITY CREDIT FOR WIND ARRAYS: THE PROBLEM . . . . . . .

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL's National Wind Technology Center provides the world's only dedicated turbine controls testing platforms.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NREL's National Wind Technology Center provides the world's only dedicated turbine controls testing platforms. Today's utility-scale wind turbine structures are more complex and their compo- nents more turbine designers is to capture the maximum amount of energy, with minimal structural loading, for minimal

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Y-12 National Security Complex Water Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored a water assessment at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y 12) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Driven by mandated water reduction goals of Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, the objective of the water assessment is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the current water-consuming applications and equipment at Y-12 and to identify key areas for water efficiency improvements that could be applied not only at Y-12 but at other Federal facilities as well. FEMP selected Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to coordinate and manage the water assessment. PNNL contracted Water Savers, LLC to lead the technical aspects of the water assessment. Water Savers provided key technical expertise in water auditing, metering, and cooling systems. This is the report of that effort, which concluded that the Y-12 facility could realize considerable water savings by implementing the recommended water efficiency opportunities.

Elam, Shana E.; Bassett, P.; McMordie-Stoughton, Katherine L.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of National Avian-Wind Power Planning Meeting IV  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

OAK-B135 The purpose of the fourth meeting was to (1) share research and update research conducted on avian wind interactions (2) identify questions and issues related to the research results, (3) develop conclusions about some avian/wind power issues, and (4) identify questions and issues for future avian research.

NWCC Avian Subcommittee

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1809: White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

funds to the White Earth Nation to purchase and install up to four small mid-sized wind turbines at two sites near the towns of Waubun and Naytahwaush on the White Earth...

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The Operational Use of QuikSCAT Ocean Surface Vector Winds at the National Hurricane Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The utility and shortcomings of near-real-time ocean surface vector wind retrievals from the NASA Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) in operational forecast and analysis activities at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are described. The use of ...

Michael J. Brennan; Christopher C. Hennon; Richard D. Knabb

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Evaluation of the National Hurricane Centers Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Forecast Product  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A tropical cyclone (TC) wind speed probability forecast product developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and adopted by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is evaluated for U.S. land-threatening and landfalling ...

Michael E. Splitt; Jaclyn A. Shafer; Steven M. Lazarus; William P. Roeder

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Wind Turbine Testing Results from the National Renewable Energy Lab  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The independent testing project was established at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help reduce the barriers of wind energy expansion. Among these barriers is a lack of independent testing results for small turbines.

Bowen, A.; Huskey, A.; Link, H.; Sinclair, K.; Forsyth, T.; Jager, D.; van Dam, J.; Smith, J.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM New Jersey Wind Energy Area  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance to identify and delineate leasing areas for offshore wind energy development within the Atlantic Coast Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) established by BOEM. This report focuses on NREL's development and evaluation of the delineations for the New Jersey (NJ) WEA. The overarching objective of this study is to develop a logical process by which the New Jersey WEA can be subdivided into non-overlapping leasing areas for BOEM's use in developing an auction process in a renewable energy lease sale. NREL identified a selection of leasing areas and proposed delineation boundaries within the established NJ WEA. The primary output of the interagency agreement is this report, which documents the methodology, including key variables and assumptions, by which the leasing areas were identified and delineated.

Musial, W.; Elliott, D.; Fields, J.; Parker, Z.; Scott, G.; Draxl, C.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Avian and Bat Assessment at the Lewes Wind Turbine  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Bat Assessment at the Lewes Wind Turbine and Bat Assessment at the Lewes Wind Turbine University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment March 1, 2013 A conference call was held with the advisory committee on February 14, 2013. On the call were Genevieve LaRouche (US Fish & Wildlife Service-USFWS), Julie Thompson (USFWS), Holly Niederriter (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control- DNREC), and William Fintel, (President of the Sussex Bird Club), Nancy Targett (Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware-UD CEOE), and Jeremy Firestone, Professor, UD CEOE. The Advisory Committee was presented with the results of March - October of year 2 of the study and related recommendations (see attachments 1 and 2). Last year, on June 7, 2012,

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory program on lightning risk and wind turbine generator protection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper will describe the NREL program for addressing lightning protection for wind turbines. A test program will begin this summer at the Central and South West Services Inc. (CSW) wind farm near Fort Davis, Texas, to assess lightning risk, the frequency of lightning strikes on wind turbines compared to risk assessment predictions, and the effectiveness of some protection techniques. A Web page will be assembled to provide resources for designers and operators and feedback for issues as they arise. Also, a database of lightning events (and corresponding damage) will be collected to assist in maturing the understanding of wind turbine lightning protection.

Muljadi, E. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); McNiff, B. [McNiff Light Industry, Blue Hill, ME (United States)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex- June 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex Uranium Processing Facility Project

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National Wind Technology Center to Debut New Dynamometer (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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New test facility will be used to accelerate the New test facility will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation wind energy technologies. This fall, the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will open a new dynamometer test facility. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new facility will offer wind industry engineers a unique opportunity to conduct a wide range of tests on the mechanical and electrical power producing systems of a wind turbine including generators, gearboxes, power converters, bearings, brakes, lubrication, cooling, and control systems. Dynamometers enable industry and testing agencies to verify the performance and reliability

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EA-1914: Notice of Scoping of an Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, CO

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Philippines Wind Energy Resource Atlas Development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the creation of a comprehensive wind energy resource atlas for the Philippines. The atlas was created to facilitate the rapid identification of good wind resource areas and understanding of the salient wind characteristics. Detailed wind resource maps were generated for the entire country using an advanced wind mapping technique and innovative assessment methods recently developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Elliott, D.

2000-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A Methodology for Assessment of Wind Turbine Noise Generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The detailed analysis of a series of acoustic measurements taken near several large wind turbines (100 kWand above) has identified the maximum acoustic energy as being concentrated in the low-frequency audible and subaudible ranges, usually less than 100 Hz. These measurements have also shown any reported community annoyance associated with turbine operations has often been related to the degree of coherent impulsiveness present and the subsequent harmonic coupling of acoustic energy to residential structures. Thus, one technique to assess the annoyance potential of a given wind turbine design is to develop a method which quantifies this degree of impulsiveness or coherency in the radiated acoustic energy spectrum under a wide range of operating conditions. Experience has also shown the presence of annoying conditions is highly time dependent and nonstationary, and, therefore, any attempts to quantify or at least classify wind turbine designs in terms of their noise annoyance potential must be handled within the proper probabilistic framework. A technique is described which employs multidimensional, joint probability analysis to establish the expected coincidence of acoustic energy levels in a contiguous sequence of octave frequency bands which have been chosen because of their relationship to common structural resonant frequencies in residential buildings. Evidence is presented to justify the choice of these particular bands. Comparisons of the acoustic performance and an estimate of the annoyance potential of several large wind turbine designs using this technique is also discussed.

N. D. Kelley; R. R. Hemphill; M. E. Mckenna

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement  

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Workshop & Meeting Reports Guidance for Technical Input Teams Available Technical Inputs Draft Report Information Previous Assessments NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement Print E-mail NCA Regional Town Halls Engagement Strategy NCAnet Technical Inputs NCA Regional Town Halls During the winter of 2012-2013, the National Climate Assessment is hosting town hall meetings in each region of the United States. These meetings will bring together climate change experts and users of climate change information, from academia; local, state, tribal, and Federal governments; non-profit organizations; and business and industry. Although the exact format for the meetings will vary somewhat, participants in these meetings will have the opportunity to:

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Wind LCA Harmonization (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable...  

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(30% for land-based and 40% for offshore systems). 2. Operating lifetime of the wind turbine and its components (20 years). 3. System boundary. 4. Global warming potentials...

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Wind Energy Research at ETH Zurich | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Wind Energy Research at ETH Zurich January 15, 2014 11:00AM to 12:00PM Presenter Ndaona Chokani, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Location Building 221, Room A261 Type Seminar Series...

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Testing Active Power Control from Wind Power at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In order to keep the electricity grid stable and the lights on, the power system relies on certain responses from its generating fleet. This presentation evaluates the potential for wind turbines and wind power plants to provide these services and assist the grid during critical times.

Ela, E.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar -  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar - If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar - what does it do to my GDP and Trade Balance ? Home > Groups > DOE Wind Vision Community I think that the economics of fossil fuesl are well understood. Some gets to find the fuel and sell it. The fuel and all associated activities factor into the economic equation of the nation and the wrold. What is the economics of generating 20 percent of my total capacity from say wind? And all of it replaces coal powered electricty ? What happended to GDP ? Is the economy a net gain or net loss ? The value of the electricity came into the system, but no coal is bought or sold. Submitted by Jamespr on 6 May, 2013 - 17:46 0 answers Groups Menu You must login in order to post into this group.

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NRELs Wind Powering America Team Helps Indiana Develop Wind Resources (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL's Wind Powering NREL's Wind Powering America Team Helps Indiana Develop Wind Resources How does a state advance, in just five years, from having no wind power to having more than 1000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity? The Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative, based at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), employs a state-focused approach that has helped accelerate wind energy deployment in many states. One such state is Indiana, which is now home to the largest wind plant east of the Mississippi. Since 1999, WPA has helped advance technology acceptance and wind energy deployment across the United States through the formation of state wind working groups (WWGs). The WWGs facilitate workshops, manage anemometer loan programs, conduct outreach, and

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Camp William Utah National Guard Wind Farm I | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Utah National Guard Wind Farm I Utah National Guard Wind Farm I Jump to: navigation, search Name Camp William Utah National Guard Wind Farm I Facility Camp William Utah National Guard Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Camp William Utah National Guard Energy Purchaser Camp William Utah National Guard Location Riverton UT Coordinates 40.439852°, -111.919141° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.439852,"lon":-111.919141,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Camp William Utah National Guard Wind Farm II | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

William Utah National Guard Wind Farm II William Utah National Guard Wind Farm II Jump to: navigation, search Name Camp William Utah National Guard Wind Farm II Facility Camp William Utah National Guard Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Camp William Utah National Guard Energy Purchaser Camp William Utah National Guard Location Riverton UT Coordinates 40.439852°, -111.919141° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.439852,"lon":-111.919141,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Wind Energy Assessment using a Wind Turbine with Dynamic Yaw Control.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The goal of this project was to analyze the wind energy potential over Lake Michigan. For this purpose, a dynamic model of a utility-scale wind (more)

Pervez, Md Nahid

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

RELIABILITY OF WIND POWER FROM DISPERSED SITES: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Electric Company, Wind Energy Mission Analysis, COO/2578-C.G. and W.R. Hargraves, Wind Energy Statistics for Largeng Power Supply from Wind Energy Converting Sys t ems, "

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

RELIABILITY OF WIND POWER FROM DISPERSED SITES: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ON METHODOLOGY: FROM WIND POWER FREQUENCY TO LOSS-OF-LOADJ.P. , "Some Aspects of Wind Power Statistics, " J. of Appl.SCTION Reliability of Wind Power From Dispersed Sites: A Pr

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Cherokee Nation Enterprises Wind Energy Feasibility Study Final Report to U.S. DOE  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

CNE has conducted a feasibility study on the Chilocco property in north-central Oklahoma since the grant award on July 20, 2003. This study has concluded that there is sufficient wind for a wind farm and that with the Production Tax Credits and Green Tags, there will be sufficient energy to, not only cover the costs of the Nations energy needs, but to provide a profit. CNE has developed a wind energy team and is working independently and with industry partners to bring its renewable energy resources to the marketplace. We are continuing with the next phase in conducting avian, cultural and transmission studies, as well as continuing to measure the wind with the SoDAR unit. Cherokee Nation Enterprises, Inc. is a wholly-owned corporation under Cherokee Nation and has managed the Department of Energy grant award since July 20, 2003. In summary, we have determined there is sufficient wind for a wind farm at the Chilocco property where Cherokee Nation owns approximately 4,275 acres. The primary goal would be more of a savings in light of the electricity used by Cherokee Nation and its entities which totals an estimated eight million dollars per year. Cherokee Nation Enterprises (CNE), working independently and with industry partners, plans to bring its renewable energy resources into the marketplace through a well-documented understanding of our undeveloped resource. Our plan is to cultivate this resource in a way that will ensure the development and use for our energy will be in an environmentally and culturally acceptable form.

Carol E. Wyatt

2006-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

199

Sensitivity Analysis of Offshore Wind Cost of Energy (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Plant Sensitivity Analysis Plant Sensitivity Analysis Abstract NREL Wind Energy Systems Engineering Tool Sensitivity Analysis and Results Sensitivity Analysis of Offshore Wind Cost of Energy Sensitivity Analysis of Offshore Wind Cost of Energy K. Dykes, A. Ning, P. Graf, G. Scott, R. Damiani, M. Hand, R. Meadows, W. Musial, P. Moriarty, P. Veers * National Renewable Energy Laboratory * Golden, Colorado K. Dykes, A. Ning, P. Graf, G. Scott, R. Damiani, M. Hand, R. Meadows, W. Musial, P. Moriarty, P. Veers * National Renewable Energy Laboratory * Golden, Colorado Introduction OFFSHORE WINDPOWER 2012, Virginia Beach, October 911, 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL/PO-5000-56411

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A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic simulations  

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A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic conditions with turbine models covering the range of scales important for wind plant dynamics to help address the impacts that upwind turbines have on turbines in their wake and give greater insight into overall wind

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BOCO ROCK WIND FARM ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT VOL. 1 2009 CHAPTER 23 References  

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2008. Regional state of the environment report. Australian Capital Territory. Arnett, E. 2005. Relationships between bats and wind turbines in Pennsylvania and West Virginia: An assessment of fatality search protocols, patterns of fatality, and behavioural interactions with wind turbines. Prepared for Bats and Wind Energy Cooperative. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 2009. Environment. 1338.1 NSW State and Regional

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Assessment of Sea Surface Wind from NWP Reanalyses and Satellites in the Southern Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reanalysis projects and satellite data analysis have provided surface wind over the global ocean. To assess how well one can reconstruct the variations of surface wind in the data-sparse Southern Ocean, sea surface wind speed data from 1) the ...

Ming Li; Jiping Liu; Zhenzhan Wang; Hui Wang; Zhanhai Zhang; Lin Zhang; Qinghua Yang

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Assessing climate change impacts on the near-term stability of the wind energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assessing climate change impacts on the near-term stability of the wind energy resource over- ble emissions of carbon dioxide. The wind energy resource is natu- rally a function of the climate, leading some to question the continued viability of the wind energy industry. Here we briefly articulate

Pryor, Sara C.

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A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Wind Energy Potential on the Navajo Nation  

SciTech Connect

The project, A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Wind Energy Potential on the Navajo Nation, is funded under a solicitation issued by the U.S. Department of Energy Tribal Energy Program. Funding provided by the grant allowed the Navajo Nation to measure wind potential at two sites, one located within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation and the other off-reservation during the project period (September 5, 2005 - September 30, 2009). The recipient for the grant award is the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA). The grant allowed the Navajo Nation and NTUA manage the wind feasibility from initial site selection through the decision-making process to commit to a site for wind generation development. The grant activities help to develop human capacity at NTUA and help NTUA to engage in renewable energy generation activities, including not only wind but also solar and biomass. The final report also includes information about development activities regarding the sited included in the grant-funded feasibility study.

Terry Battiest

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

205

Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory- April 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project

206

Safety System Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory- May 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Safety System Oversight Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility Tritium Gas Handling System

207

Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper assesses the potential for U.S. offshore wind to meet the energy needs of many coastal and Great Lakes states.

Musial, W.; Ram, B.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

b>This project will provide solar and wind resource data and geographic information assessment tools to public and private sector executives who are involved in energy...

209

LIDAR Applications to Wind-Energy Technology Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is an emerging technology in the wind industry that has the potential to improve preconstruction wind project development as well as increase reliability and performance of operating projects. Realizing this potential will reduce the cost of wind-power generation. Several LIDAR models have been developed for the wind-energy industry in the past decade as ground-based and nacelle-mounted wind measurement systems. Cost-benefit analyses were conducted for the application ...

2011-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

210

First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and Technology Policy initiated a series of Regional Climate Change Workshops with the goal of starting the process of examining the vulnerabilities of regions of the United States to climate variability and climate change. What was initially intended to be three or four workshops developed into a series of twenty, covering every state and territory of the United States. The workshops span from May 1997 to September 1998 and represented the first step in conducting a regional assessment. Each workshop was sponsored by one or more government agencies,and was carried out by coordinators from local institutions. For details on each workshop, including its geographic coverage, see:

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ISET-Wind-Index Assessment of the Annual Available Wind Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Particularly in years with wind speeds that are clearly below average, dissatisfaction of operators and even liquidity problems are sparked through the unexpected low annual power production. An objective standard for the evaluation of the respective wind year is required for the internal estimation of the performance of wind farms, and for justification to share owners and banks. The annual wind conditions are composed from such a multitude of meteorological situations, differing from location to location, that the available wind energy at every individual location develops totally differently. A single code is therefore not sufficient to describe the wind year in Germany and, moreover, the evaluation of annual available wind energy must be carried out separately for the smallest areas possible. With the support of the Gothaer Rckversicherungen AG, a procedure has been developed at ISET which provides the proportion of the respective annual available wind energy, in relation to the long-term average available wind energy, for each 10 km x 10 km sized plan area in Germany. This amount, the ISET-Wind-Index, is founded on wind measurements at locations that are typical for wind energy use and therefore presents an objective standard. The measurement grid is part of the Scientific Measurement and Evaluation Programme (WMEP), which accompanies the 250 MW Wind project of the German Federal Ministry for Economy and Labour. The ISET-Wind-Index, which will be regularly updated, provides an objective standard for the estimation of annual available

Berthold Hahn; Kurt Rohrig

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final report: Task 4a.2 20% wind scenario assessment of electric grid operational features  

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Wind integration modeling in electricity generation capacity expansion models is important in that these models are often used to inform political or managerial decisions. Poor representation of wind technology leads to under-estimation of wind's contribution to future energy scenarios which may hamper growth of the industry. The NREL's Wind Energy Deployment System (WinDS) model provides the most detailed representation of geographically disperse renewable resources and the optimization of transmission expansion to access these resources. Because WinDS was selected as the primary modeling tool for the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 study, it is the ideal tool for supplemental studies of the transmission expansion results. However, as the wind industry grows and knowledge related to the wind resource and integration of wind energy into the electric system develops, the WinDS model must be continually improved through additional data and innovative algorithms to capture the primary effects of variable wind generation. The detailed representation of wind technology in the WinDS model can be used to provide improvements to the simplified representation of wind technology in other capacity expansion models. This task did not employ the WinDS model, but builds from it and its results. Task 4a.2 provides an assessment of the electric grid operational features of the 20% Wind scenario and was conducted using power flow models accepted by the utility industry. Tasks 2 provides information regarding the physical flow of electricity on the electric grid which is a critical aspect of infrastructure expansion scenarios. Expanding transmission infrastructure to access remote wind resource in a physically realizable way is essential to achieving 20% wind energy by 2030.

Toole, Gasper L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Production Team Print E-mail Production Team Print E-mail The National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST) was a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non- governmental organizations. It was responsible for broad oversight of the First National Assessment, with the Federal agencies of the USGCRP. Click on the buttons below to read more about the NAST team members. Jerry M. Melillo (Co-chair) Dr. Jerry M. Melillo (B.A. Wesleyan University, CT; Ph.D. Yale University) is in his twenty-fifth year as a research scientist at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and currently serves as the Center's Co-Director. Dr. Melillo's research on biogeochemistry includes work on global change, the ecological consequences of tropical deforestation, and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. He was a covening lead author on the 1990 and 1995 IPCC assessments of climate change. He has served as a vice-chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and is currently President of ICSU's Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Dr. Melillo founded the Marine Biological Laboratory's Semester in Environmental Science, an education program for undergraduates from small liberal arts colleges and universities in which students spend a term learning and doing environmental science in Woods Hole. Dr. Melillo also has a strong interest in science policy. He served as the Associate Director for Environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President for 15 months in 1996 and 1997.

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Technical Assessment for the CPC FD-7x-1500 Wind Turbine located at Tooele Army Base, Tooele Utah  

SciTech Connect

The CPC FD-7x-1500 Wind Turbine was installed with funding from the Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP). Since its installation, the turbine has been plagued with multiple operational upsets causing unacceptable down time. In an effort to reduce down time, the Army Corps of Engineers requested the Idaho National Laboratory conduct an assessment of the turbine to determine its viability as an operational turbine.

Robert J. Turk; Kurt S. Myers; Jason W. Bush

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project (Abstract):Project overview describing...

216

Wind Power Integration Technology Assessment and Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Application of power electronics, energy storage, and other wind integration technologies can mitigate the impacts of adding large blocks of wind generation and raise the amount of wind capacity that can be connected to the grid without adversely affecting grid reliability, reserve and regulation requirements, and ancillary service costs. The engineering and economic data and case studies presented in this report can be used to address the available wind integration technology options.

2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): M2 Tower; Boulder, Colorado (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.

Jager, D.; Andreas, A.

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The 20th Annual National Science Bowl Competition Winds into Action | U.S.  

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The 20th The 20th Annual National Science Bowl Competition Winds into Action News Featured Articles 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Science Headlines Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 11.10.09 The 20th Annual National Science Bowl Competition Winds into Action Students from Across the Country Prepare for Regional Science Competitions Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page For the past 20 years students have descended on Washington, D.C., every May to compete in the National Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. This academic competition began in 1991 to encourage middle and high school-aged students to take a more

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Wind Generation Feasibility Study for Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation)  

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1.2 Overview The Meskwaki Nation will obtain an anemometer tower. Install the tower at the site that has been pre-qualified as the site most likely to produce maximum electric power from the wind. It will collect meteorological data from the towerâ??s sensors for a one year period, as required for due diligence to identify the site as appropriate for the installation of a wind turbine to provide electric power for the community. Have the collected data analyzed by a meteorologist and a professionally certified wind engineer to produce the reports of expected power generation at the site, for the specific wind turbine(s) under consideration for installation. 1.2.1 Goals of the Tribe The feasibility study reports, including technical and business analyses will be used to obtain contracts and financing required to develop and implement a wind turbine project on the Meskwaki Settlement. Our goal is to produce two (2) mega watts of power and to reduce the cost for electricity currently being paid by the Meskwaki Casino. 1.2.2 Project Objectives Meet the energy needs of the community with clean energy. Bring renewable energy to the settlement in a responsible, affordable manner. Maximize both the economic and the spiritual benefits to the tribe from energy independence. Integrate the Tribeâ??s energy policies with its economic development goals. Contribute to achieving the Tribeâ??s long-term goals of self-determination and sovereignty. 1.2.3 Project Location The precise location proposed for the tower is at the following coordinates: 92 Degrees, 38 Minutes, 46.008 Seconds West Longitude 41 Degrees, 59 Minutes, 45.311 Seconds North Latitude. A circle of radius 50.64 meters, enclosing and area of 1.98 acres in PLSS Township T83N, Range R15W, in Iowa. In relative directions, the site is 1,650 feet due west of the intersection of Highway 30 and 305th Street in Tama, Iowa, as approached from the direction of Toledo, Iowa. It is bounded on the north by Highway 30 and on the south by 305th Street, a street which runs along a meandering west-south-west heading from this intersection with Highway 30. In relation to Settlement landmarks, it is 300 meters west of the Meskwaki water tower found in front of the Meskwaki Public Works Department, and is due north of the athletic playing fields of the Meskwaki Settlement School. The accompanying maps (in the Site Resource Maps File) use a red pushpin marker to indicate the exact location, both in the overview frames and in the close-up frame. 1.2.4 Long Term Energy Vision The Meskwaki Tribe is committed to becoming energy self-sufficient, improving the economic condition of the tribe, and maintaining Tribal Values of closeness with Grandmother Earth. The details of the Tribeâ??s long-term vision continues to evolve. A long term vision exists of: 1) a successful assessment program; 2) a successful first wind turbine project reducing the Tribeâ??s cost of electricity; 3) creation of a Meskwaki Tribal Power Utility/Coop under the auspices of the new tribal Corporation, as we implement a master plan for economic and business development; 4), and opening the doors for additional wind turbines/renewable energy sources on the community. The additional turbines could lead directly to energy self-sufficiency, or might be the one leg of a multi-leg approach using multiple forms of renewable energy to achieve self-sufficiency. We envision current and future assessment projects providing the data needed to qualify enough renewable energy projects to provide complete coverage for the entire Meskwaki Settlement, including meeting future economic development projectsâ?? energy needs. While choosing not to engage in excessive optimism, we can imagine that in the future the Iowa rate-setting bodies will mandate that grid operators pay fair rates (tariffs) to renewable suppliers. We will be ready to expand renewable production of electricity for export, when that time comes. The final report includes the Wind

Lasley, Larry C. [Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho National Laboratory - Hydropower Program - Resource Assessment  

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Hydropower Evaluation Software State Resource Assessments Resource Assessments Reports Technology Transfer Virtual Hydropower Prospector Virtual Hydropower Prospector do Brasil...

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Assessment of research needs for wind turbine rotor materials technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind-driven power systems is a renewable energy technology that is still in the early stages of development. Wind power plants installed in early 1980s suffered structural failures chiefly because of incomplete understanding of wind forces (turbulent), in some cases because of poor product quality. Failures of rotor blades are now somewhat better understood. This committee has examined the experience base accumulated by wind turbines and the R and D programs sponsored by DOE. It is concluded that a wind energy system such as is described is within the capability of engineering practice; however because of certain gaps in knowledge, and the presence of only one major integrated manufacturer of wind power machines in the USA, a DOE R and D investment is still required.

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1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Assessment of Power Systems with Wind Power Generation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Wind power generation, the most promising renewable energy, is increasingly attractive to power industry and the whole society and becomes more significant in the portfolio (more)

Wang, Shu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property Tax Assessment for Commercial Wind Farms | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

valuation method Pennsylvania enacted legislation in November 2006 providing that wind turbines and related equipment (including towers and foundations) may not be counted...

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) - Bangladesh...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

made over the globe for production of electrical and thermal energy. Success of wind and solar energy projects require detailed and precise information on the resources. For most...

225

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment - Kenya Country Report  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

- Kenya Country Report (Abstract):The Kenya Country Report describes the energy situation in Kenys and identifies solar and wind energy opportunities.
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226

Capacity Assessment of a Transmission Tower under Wind Loading.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Transmission towers play a vital role in power distribution networks and are often subject to strong wind loads. Lattice tower design is often based on (more)

Mara, Thomas G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Safety System Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Safety System Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory Safety System Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2011 Safety System Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2011 May 2011 Safety System Oversight Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility Tritium Gas Handling System This report documents the results of the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) review of a safety system oversight (SSO) assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility (WETF) tritium gas handling system (TGHS). The assessment evaluated the TGHS's ability to perform as required by safety bases and other applicable requirements. The assessment was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) and was conducted

228

National Climate Assessment: Guidance for Technical Input Teams  

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provides an overview of key process milestones for the completion of the 2013 National Climate Assessment. Guidance to Chapter Authors on Eight Priority Topics for the 2013...

229

Safety System Oversight Assessment of the Los Alamos National...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site Visit Report Safety System Oversight Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility Tritium Gas Handling System INTRODUCTION AND...

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DOE completes environmental assessment on INL National Security...  

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icon Printer-Friendly April 17, 2007 DOE completes environmental assessment on INL National Security Test Range The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the final...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By Sector Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be...

232

Wind Energy 101.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation on wind energy discusses: (1) current industry status; (2) turbine technologies; (3) assessment and siting; and (4) grid integration. There are no fundamental technical barriers to the integration of 20% wind energy into the nation's electrical system, but there needs to be a continuing evolution of transmission planning and system operation policy and market development for this to be most economically achieved.

Karlson, Benjamin; Orwig, Kirsten (NREL)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Assessment of Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the implementation of an oil particle countingcondition monitoring system on three Vestas V47 wind turbines at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Buffalo Mountain wind energy project. The data collected during operation of the system in 2006 are examined and interpreted.

2009-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

234

OpenEI - United Nations  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

http:en.openei.orgdatasetstaxonomyterm5810 en Overview of the United Nations Environment Programme's Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project http:...

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Small Wind Turbine Testing Results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) began testing small wind turbines (SWTs) through the Independent Testing project. Using competitive solicitation, five SWTs were selected for testing at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). NREL's NWTC is accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to conduct duration, power performance, safety and function, power quality, and noise tests to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Results of the tests conducted on each of the SWTs are or will be available to the public on the NREL website. The results could be used by their manufacturers in the certification of the turbines or state agencies to decide which turbines are eligible for state incentives.

Bowen, A.; Huskey, A.; Link, H.; Sinclair, K.; Forsyth, T.; Jager, D.; van Dam, J.; Smith, J.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - May  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - May 2010 Independent Oversight Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory Site - May 2010 May 2010 Environmental Monitoring at the Idaho National Laboratory Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an assessment of environmental monitoring and surveillance at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site during March through April 2010. The assessment was performed at the request of the DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). HSS reports directly to the Secretary of Energy, and this INL sitewide environmental monitoring program assessment was performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations with

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Advanced Control Design and Field Testing for Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Utility-scale wind turbines require active control systems to operate at variable rotational speeds. As turbines become larger and more flexible, advanced control algorithms become necessary to meet multiple objectives such as speed regulation, blade load mitigation, and mode stabilization. At the same time, they must maximize energy capture. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed control design and testing capabilities to meet these growing challenges.

Hand, M. M.; Johnson, K. E.; Fingersh, L. J.; Wright, A. D.

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING THE RELIABILITY OF WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the last decade, wind power generation has seen rapid development. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, achieving 20 % wind power penetration in the U.S. by 2030 will require: (i) enhancement of the transmission infrastructure, (ii) improvement of reliability and operability of wind systems and (iii) increased U.S. manufacturing capacity of wind generation equipment. This research will concentrate on improvement of reliability and operability of wind energy conversion systems (WECSs). The increased penetration of wind energy into the grid imposes new operating conditions on power systems. This change requires development of an adequate reliability framework. This thesis proposes a framework for assessing WECS reliability in the face of external disturbances, e.g., grid faults and internal component faults. The framework is illustrated using a detailed model of type C WECS- doubly fed induction generator with corresponding deterministic and random variables in a simplified grid model. Fault parameters and performance requirements essential to

Sebastian S?awomir Smater

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August 2011 Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August 2011 August 2011 Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Science and Technology Operations - Facility Operations Director Managed Facilities This independent review report documents the results of the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) review of the Facility Centered Assessment (FCA) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) facilities managed by the Science and Technology Operations (STO) Facility Operations Director (FOD). The independent review of the STO FCA, conducted February 24 through April 1, 2011, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) and LANL.

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Technical Report - Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for the region of Central America that includes the countries of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within the following countries in Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords Central America documentation GEF NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 60.9 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Reliability of wind power from dispersed sites: a preliminary assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The reliability benefit of geographically dispersed wind turbine generators is analyzed. Electricity produced from wind machines experiences wide fluctuations of output at a given site. Yet the value of electricity is a function of its reliability. Pricing schedules have traditionally valued firm power, that is, reliably available power, much more highly than ''dump power;'' that is, power which is available intermittently on an ''if and when'' basis. The conventional wisdom on wind power suggests that it is unrealistic to expect that wind generation will be sufficiently reliable to displace conventional capacity. While such conclusions may be valid for analysis of individual sites, the main thesis of this paper is that geographical dispersal improves aggregate reliability.

Kahn, E.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios  

SciTech Connect

This paper introduces a technique for digesting geospatial wind-speed data into areally defined -- country-level, in this case -- wind resource supply curves. We combined gridded wind-vector data for ocean areas with bathymetry maps, country exclusive economic zones, wind turbine power curves, and other datasets and relevant parameters to build supply curves that estimate a country's offshore wind resource defined by resource quality, depth, and distance-from-shore. We include a single set of supply curves -- for a particular assumption set -- and study some implications of including it in a global energy model. We also discuss the importance of downscaling gridded wind vector data to capturing the full resource potential, especially over land areas with complex terrain. This paper includes motivation and background for a statistical downscaling methodology to account for terrain effects with a low computational burden. Finally, we use this forum to sketch a framework for building synthetic electric networks to estimate transmission accessibility of renewable resource sites in remote areas.

Arent, D.; Sullivan, P.; Heimiller, D.; Lopez, A.; Eurek, K.; Badger, J.; Jorgensen, H. E.; Kelly, M.; Clarke, L.; Luckow, P.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Improved Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in Global Climate Stabilization Scenarios  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper introduces a technique for digesting geospatial wind-speed data into areally defined -- country-level, in this case -- wind resource supply curves. We combined gridded wind-vector data for ocean areas with bathymetry maps, country exclusive economic zones, wind turbine power curves, and other datasets and relevant parameters to build supply curves that estimate a country's offshore wind resource defined by resource quality, depth, and distance-from-shore. We include a single set of supply curves -- for a particular assumption set -- and study some implications of including it in a global energy model. We also discuss the importance of downscaling gridded wind vector data to capturing the full resource potential, especially over land areas with complex terrain. This paper includes motivation and background for a statistical downscaling methodology to account for terrain effects with a low computational burden. Finally, we use this forum to sketch a framework for building synthetic electric networks to estimate transmission accessibility of renewable resource sites in remote areas.

Arent, D.; Sullivan, P.; Heimiller, D.; Lopez, A.; Eurek, K.; Badger, J.; Jorgensen, H. E.; Kelly, M.; Clarke, L.; Luckow, P.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 June 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex Uranium Processing Facility Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent assessment of nuclear safety culture at the DOE Uranium Processing Facility Project (UPF). The primary objective of the evaluation was to provide information regarding the status of the safety culture at UPF project. The data collection phase of the assessment occurred from late February through March 2012. The safety culture evaluation performed by the external independent safety

245

The Wind Project Development Process  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Wind Project Wind Project Development Process Developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory by Dale Osborn Distributed Generation Systems, Inc. September 1998 The Wind Project Development Process Site Selection Land Agreements Wind Assessment Environmental Review Economic Modeling Interconnection Studies Financing Permitting Sales Agreements Turbine Procurement Construction Contracting Operations & Maintenance Site Selection Evidence of Significant Wind Preferably Privately Owned Remote Land Proximity to Transmission Lines Reasonable Road Access Few Environmental Concerns Receptive Community Land Agreements Term: Expected Life of the Turbine Assignable Indemnification Rights Compensation: Percentage of Revenues Reclamation Provision Wind Rights, Ingress/Egress Rights, Transmission Rights

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Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (CD-ROM)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives CD contains an electronic version of Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TP-500-34518), Solar Resource Assessment for Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TO-710-34645), Sri Lanka Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Assistance (NREL/SR-500-34646), GIS Data Viewer (software and data files with a readme file), and Hourly Solar and Typical Meteorological Year Data with a readme file.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Chronological Reliability Model Incorporating Wind Forecasts to Assess Wind Plant Reserve Allocation: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Over the past several years, there has been considerable development and application of wind forecasting models. The main purpose of these models is to provide grid operators with the best information available so that conventional power generators can be scheduled as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. One of the important ancillary services is reserves, which involves scheduling additional capacity to guard against shortfalls. In a recent paper, Strbac and Kirschen[1] proposed a method to allocate the reserve burden to generators. Although Milligan adapted this technique to wind plants[2], neither of these papers accounts for the wind forecast in the reliability calculation. That omission is rectified here. For the system studied in this paper, we found that a reserve allocation scheme using 1-hour forecasts results in a small allocation of system reserve relative to the rated capacity of the wind power plant. This reserve allocation is even smaller when geographically dispersed wind sites are used instead of a large single site.

Milligan, M. R.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Assessment Of The Wind Farm Impact On The Radar  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study shows the means to evaluate the wind farm impact on the radar. It proposes the set of tools, which can be used to realise this objective. The big part of report covers the study of complex pattern propagation factor as the critical issue of the Advanced Propagation Model (APM). Finally, the reader can find here the implementation of this algorithm - the real scenario in Inverness airport (the United Kingdom), where the ATC radar STAR 2000, developed by Thales Air Systems, operates in the presence of several wind farms. Basically, the project is based on terms of the department "Strategy Technology & Innovation", where it has been done. Also you can find here how the radar industry can act with the problem engendered by wind farms. The current strategies in this area are presented, such as a wind turbine production, improvements of air traffic handling procedures and the collaboration between developers of radars and wind turbines. The possible strategy for Thales as a main pioneer was given as ...

Norman, Evgeny D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Lawrence Livermore National Laborotory Safety Basis Assessment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and implementation of safety basis documentation and execution of the unreviewed safety question (USQ) process. SCOPE The scope of this assessment includes the plans,...

250

Independent Oversight Assessment , Idaho National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an assessment of environmental monitoring and surveillance at...

251

ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Assessment...  

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Assessment of Building Energy- Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan Nan Zhou, Michael Mcneil and Mark Levine Energy Analysis Department...

252

Raw Data from National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower (2001 - 2011) |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

2001 - 2011) 2001 - 2011) Dataset Summary Description This raw data reflects readings from instruments mounted on or near a 82 meter meteorological tower located at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), approximately 5 miles south of Boulder, CO (specifically: 39.9107 N, 105.2348 W, datum WGS84). The base elevation at the site is 1,855 meters AMSL.The dataset includes irrandiance information, such as global PSP (W/m2) and meteorological data, such as temperature, pressure, and wind speed and direction (at 2m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 50m, and 80m). Included here is a portion of the available data: from August 24, 2001 - March 10, 2011. A separate dataset is available for the period between September 23, 1996 and August 23, 2001.The NWTC website provides up to the day updates to this data, from as early as August 24, 2001 through yesterday, as well as instrument specifications.

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OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OAHU WIND INTEGRATION OAHU WIND INTEGRATION AND TRANSMISSION STUDY: SUMMARY REPORT NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

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OAHU Wind Integration And Transmission Study: Summary Report, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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OAHU WIND INTEGRATION OAHU WIND INTEGRATION AND TRANSMISSION STUDY: SUMMARY REPORT NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

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Raw Data from National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower (1996 - 2001) |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

1996 - 2001) 1996 - 2001) Dataset Summary Description This raw data reflects readings from instruments mounted on or near a 82 meter meteorological tower located at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), approximately 5 miles south of Boulder, CO (specifically: 39.9107 N, 105.2348 W, datum WGS84). The base elevation at the site is 1,855 meters AMSL.The dataset includes irrandiance information (Global, kWs/m2) and meteorological data, such as temperature, pressure, and dew point, as well as wind speed and direction at 2m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 50m, and 80m. Included here is a portion of the available data: from September 23, 1996 - August 23, 2001. A separate dataset is available for Aug 24, 2001 - March 10, 2011 in OpenEI. The NWTC website provides current data (updated daily), from as early as August 24, 2001, as well as instrument specifications.

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RWT TOOL: OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MAPPING FROM SAR C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B. Christiansen  

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RWT TOOL: OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MAPPING FROM SAR C. B. Hasager, M. Nielsen, M. B. Christiansen Risø National Laboratory, Wind Energy Department, Roskilde, Denmark Email: charlotte.hasager@risoe.dk, morten by Risoe National Laboratory, Dept. of Wind Energy for assessment of offshore wind resource maps based

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NREL-Philippine Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Analysis...  

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Wind Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access, Low emission development planning,...

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Assessing Fatigue and Ultimate Load Uncertainty in Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Due to Varying Simulation Length  

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With the push towards siting wind turbines farther offshore due to higher wind quality and less visibility, floating offshore wind turbines, which can be located in deep water, are becoming an economically attractive option. The International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) 61400-3 design standard covers fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines, but there are a number of new research questions that need to be answered to modify these standards so that they are applicable to floating wind turbines. One issue is the appropriate simulation length needed for floating turbines. This paper will discuss the results from a study assessing the impact of simulation length on the ultimate and fatigue loads of the structure, and will address uncertainties associated with changing the simulation length for the analyzed floating platform. Recommendations of required simulation length based on load uncertainty will be made and compared to current simulation length requirements.

Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Haid, L.; Matha, D.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Fatigue and Ultimate Load Uncertainty in Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Due to Varying Simulation Length  

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With the push towards siting wind turbines farther offshore due to higher wind quality and less visibility, floating offshore wind turbines, which can be located in deep water, are becoming an economically attractive option. The International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) 61400-3 design standard covers fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines, but there are a number of new research questions that need to be answered to modify these standards so that they are applicable to floating wind turbines. One issue is the appropriate simulation length needed for floating turbines. This paper will discuss the results from a study assessing the impact of simulation length on the ultimate and fatigue loads of the structure, and will address uncertainties associated with changing the simulation length for the analyzed floating platform. Recommendations of required simulation length based on load uncertainty will be made and compared to current simulation length requirements.

Stewart, G.; Lackner, M.; Haid, L.; Matha, D.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.

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First National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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forest ecosystems. He was a covening lead author on the 1990 and 1995 IPCC assessments of climate change. He has served as a vice-chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere...

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NREL: Wind Research - Publications  

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Publications Publications The NREL wind research program develops publications about its R&D activities in wind energy technologies. Below you'll find links to recently published publications, links to the NREL Avian Literature and Publications Databases, and information about the Technical Library at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The NWTC's quarterly newsletter, @NWTC, contains articles on current wind energy research projects and highlights the latest reports, papers, articles, and events published or sponsored by NREL. Subscribe to @NWTC. Selected Publications Featured Publication Large-scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers Here are some selected NWTC publications: 2011 Cost of Wind Energy Review Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

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A retrospective tiered environmental assessment of the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility, West Virginia,USA  

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Bird and bat fatalities from wind energy projects are an environmental and public concern, with post-construction fatalities sometimes differing from predictions. Siting facilities in this context can be a challenge. In March 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines to assess collision fatalities and other potential impacts to species of concern and their habitats to aid in siting and management. The Guidelines recommend a tiered approach for assessing risk to wildlife, including a preliminary site evaluation that may evaluate alternative sites, a site characterization, field studies to document wildlife and habitat and to predict project impacts, post construction studies to estimate impacts, and other post construction studies. We applied the tiered assessment framework to a case study site, the Mount Storm Wind Energy Facility in Grant County, West Virginia, USA, to demonstrate the use of the USFWS assessment approach, to indicate how the use of a tiered assessment framework might have altered outputs of wildlife assessments previously undertaken for the case study site, and to assess benefits of a tiered ecological assessment framework for siting wind energy facilities. The conclusions of this tiered assessment for birds are similar to those of previous environmental assessments for Mount Storm. This assessment found risk to individual migratory tree-roosting bats that was not emphasized in previous preconstruction assessments. Differences compared to previous environmental assessments are more related to knowledge accrued in the past 10 years rather than to the tiered structure of the Guidelines. Benefits of the tiered assessment framework include good communication among stakeholders, clear decision points, a standard assessment trajectory, narrowing the list of species of concern, improving study protocols, promoting consideration of population-level effects, promoting adaptive management through post-construction assessment and mitigation, and sharing information that can be used in other assessments.

Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Day, Robin [No Affiliation; Strickland, M. Dale [Western EcoSystems Technology

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June  

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Y-12 National Security Complex - Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 June 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Y-12 National Security Complex Uranium Processing Facility Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent assessment of nuclear safety culture at the DOE Uranium Processing Facility Project (UPF). The primary objective of the evaluation was to provide information regarding the status of the safety culture at UPF project. The data collection phase of the assessment occurred from late February through March 2012. The safety culture evaluation performed by the external independent safety

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 April 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent assessment of nuclear safety culture1 at the DOE Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project (CMRR). The primary objective of the evaluation was to provide information regarding the status of the safety culture at CMRR project. The data collection phase of the assessment occurred in January 2012. The safety culture evaluation performed by the external independent safety

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National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain: Assessment  

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National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain: Assessment National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain: Assessment of Geothermal Community Data Needs Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data Domain: Assessment of Geothermal Community Data Needs Abstract To satisfy the critical need for geothermal data to advance geothermal energy as a viable renewable energy contender, the U.S. Department of Energy is in-vesting in the development of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This paper outlines efforts among geothermal data providers nationwide to sup-ply cutting edge geoinformatics. NGDS geothermal data acquisition, delivery, and methodology are dis-cussed. In particular, this paper addresses the various types of data required to effectively assess

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Print E-mail Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

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Climate Change Scenarios for the U.S. National Assessment  

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In support of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, climate scenarios were prepared to serve as the basis for evaluating the vulnerability of environmental and societal systems to changes ...

Michael C. Maccracken; Eric J. Barron; David R. Easterling; Benjamin S. Felzer; Thomas R. Karl

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Climate Change Impacts By Region Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more...

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Cumulative impact assessments and bird/wind farm interactions: Developing a conceptual framework  

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The wind power industry has grown rapidly in the UK to meet EU targets of sourcing 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Although wind power is a renewable energy source, there are environmental concerns over increasing numbers of wind farm proposals and associated cumulative impacts. Individually, a wind farm, or indeed any action, may have minor effects on the environment, but collectively these may be significant, potentially greater than the sum of the individual parts acting alone. EU and UK legislation requires a cumulative impact assessment (CIA) as part of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). However, in the absence of detailed guidance and definitions, such assessments within EIA are rarely adequate, restricting the acquisition of basic knowledge about the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations. Here we propose a conceptual framework to promote transparency in CIA through the explicit definition of impacts, actions and scales within an assessment. Our framework requires improved legislative guidance on the actions to include in assessments, and advice on the appropriate baselines against which to assess impacts. Cumulative impacts are currently considered on restricted scales (spatial and temporal) relating to individual development EIAs. We propose that benefits would be gained from elevating CIA to a strategic level, as a component of spatially explicit planning.

Masden, Elizabeth A., E-mail: e.masden.1@research.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom) and Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Fox, Anthony D., E-mail: tfo@dmu.d [Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Kalo, Grenavej 14, 8410 Ronde (Denmark); Furness, Robert W., E-mail: r.furness@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Bullman, Rhys, E-mail: rhys.bullman@rpsgroup.co [Scottish Natural Heritage, The Beta Centre, Innovation Park, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4NF (United Kingdom); Haydon, Daniel T., E-mail: d.haydon@bio.gla.ac.u [Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom); Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - NREL Researchers Assess Where to Gear Up U.S.  

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Researchers Assess Where to Gear Up U.S. Manufacturing and Supply Researchers Assess Where to Gear Up U.S. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Capabilities for Advanced Drivetrain Technologies December 2, 2013 Illustration of an advanced wind turbine drivetrain showing the single-stage gearbox, power electronics, medium-speed generator, and hydrodynamic bearings. A wind turbine drivetrain featuring advanced technologies. Illustration by Powertrain Engineers Inc. The drivetrain of a wind turbine converts the power of the wind into electrical energy. Now, innovative technologies, such as medium-voltage and permanent-magnet generators, silicon-carbide (SiC) switches, and high-torque-density speed increasers, have the potential to improve the capacity and operating reliability of conventional drivetrains. Yet, these new configurations may be more advanced than what today's manufacturing

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Wind for Schools: A National Data and Curricula Development Activity for Schools (Poster)  

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As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce and addressing public resistance. Wind Powering America?s Wind for Schools project addresses these issues by: 1) Developing Wind Application Centers (WACs) at universities; WAC students assist in implementing school wind turbines and participate in wind courses. 2) Installing small wind turbines at community 'host' schools. 3) Implementing teacher training with interactive curricula at each host school.

Baring-Gould, I.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Postirradiation Examination Workshop Needs Assessment  

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The development of nuclear fuels and materials requires a clear understanding of irradiation effects on the materials performance. Development of this understanding at present relies on irradiation experiments ranging from tests aimed at targeted phenomenology to integral effects under both prototypic and off-normal conditions. Within the new DOE paradigm of a science-based approach aimed at more fundamental understanding of fuel performance, more specialized experiments and measurements are needed. To support the development of such fuels and materials, especially under a science-based development strategy, the nation needs a consolidated, state-of-the-art, post-irradiation examination (PIE) capability that can reliably extract the needed data from the experimental programs. In some cases, new capabilities beyond the current state-of-the art need to be developed and implemented to perform measurements that were not needed in the more empirically based approaches used in earlier fuel development and qualification programs. A national PIE workshop was held in March 2011 which solicited the PIE needs that are necessary to support both DOE and U.S. goals for nuclear energy. These needs recognize that significant capability already exists that must be maintained, upgraded and continued while bringing online new capabilities that support research on highly irradiated fuels and materials. Further, these needs mostly focus on the reducing the time and length scales in which materials can be examined and coupling these measurements with a robust modeling capability within an infrastructure that can meet the needs of higher demand and a variety of customers. A consolidated capability where a comprehensive set of measurements can be simultaneously performed is essential for efficiently implementing fuel and materials development programs in a cost effective manner. This document captures the national PIE needs necessary to support current and future research, and where possible identifies where those capabilities are allocated.

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A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic simulations  

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A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic of multi-megawatt turbines requires a new generation of modeling capability to assess individual turbine performance as well as detailed turbine- turbine and turbine-atmosphere interactions. Scientists

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National Assessment Of Us Geothermal Resources- A Perspective | Open Energy  

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Assessment Of Us Geothermal Resources- A Perspective Assessment Of Us Geothermal Resources- A Perspective Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: National Assessment Of Us Geothermal Resources- A Perspective Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The U.S. Department of Interior has assigned to the US Geological Survey ('USGS') the task of conducting an updated assessment of the geothermal resources in the United States. In that connection, we offer an objective analysis of the last such national assessment, made in 1978, and presented in USGS Circular 790, in view of the industry experience accumulated over the intervening 26 years. Based on this analysis we offer our perspective on how such assessment may be improved. Our analysis was largely based on a comparison of the results of assessment of resources in

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita: Climate Change Risk Assessment Elevensectors(forinitial analysis) Health Energy Transport Built-24000 deaths avoided in winter) by 2050s Increases in drought and some pest and diseases could reduce timber

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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Risk assessment of climate systems for national security.  

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Climate change, through drought, flooding, storms, heat waves, and melting Arctic ice, affects the production and flow of resource within and among geographical regions. The interactions among governments, populations, and sectors of the economy require integrated assessment based on risk, through uncertainty quantification (UQ). This project evaluated the capabilities with Sandia National Laboratories to perform such integrated analyses, as they relate to (inter)national security. The combining of the UQ results from climate models with hydrological and economic/infrastructure impact modeling appears to offer the best capability for national security risk assessments.

Backus, George A.; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick; Brown, Theresa Jean; Cai, Ximing [University of Illinois-Urbana; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton; Constantine, Paul [Stanford University; Dalbey, Keith R.; Debusschere, Bert J.; Fields, Richard; Hart, David Blaine; Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna; Kerstein, Alan R.; Levy, Michael [National Center for Atmospheric Research; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Najm, Habib N.; Overfelt, James Robert; Parks, Mancel Jordan; Peplinski, William J.; Safta, Cosmin; Sargsyan, Khachik; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Taylor, Mark A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Villa, Daniel L.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Resource James F. Manwell, Anthony Rogers, Jon G. McGowan  

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1 Assessment of the Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Resource James F. Manwell, Anthony of the wind energy resource off the coast of southern New England. This work is being undertaken to determine the potential for the near term development of offshore wind energy projects in that region. The work summarized

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Wind Resource Assessment Report: Mille Lacs Indian Reservation...  

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under direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement IAG-08-1719 and Task No....

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NREL-International Wind Resource Maps | Open Energy Information  

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International Wind Resource Maps International Wind Resource Maps Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: NREL-International Wind Resource Maps Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Resource assessment Website: www.nrel.gov/wind/international_wind_resources.html NREL-International Wind Resource Maps Screenshot References: International Wind Resource Maps [1] Logo: NREL-International Wind Resource Maps This resource provides access to NREL-developed wind resource maps and atlases for several countries. NREL's wind mapping projects have been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and United Nations International Programme. "NREL is helping to develop high-resolution projections of wind resources

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The United Nations' Approach To Geothermal Resource Assessment | Open  

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United Nations' Approach To Geothermal Resource Assessment United Nations' Approach To Geothermal Resource Assessment Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: The United Nations' Approach To Geothermal Resource Assessment Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Although the emphasis of United Nations' assisted geothermal projects has been on demonstrating the feasibility of producing geothermal fluids, the potential capacity of individual fields has been estimated by both the energy in place and decline curve methods. The energy in place method has been applied to three geothermal fields resulting in total resource estimates ranging from 380 to 16,800 MW-yr. The results of these studies must be considered highly tentative, however, due to inadequate reservoir data and a poor knowledge of producing mechanisms. The decline

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WIND ENERGY Wind Energ. (2012)  

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WIND ENERGY Wind Energ. (2012) Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary since energy production depends non-linearly on wind speed (U ), and wind speed observa- tions for the assessment of future long-term wind supply A. M. R. Bakker1 , B. J. J. M. Van den Hurk1 and J. P. Coelingh2 1

Haak, Hein

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DOE/NREL Inner Mongolia PV/Wind Hybrid Systems Pilot Project: A Post-Installation Assessment  

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This report assesses the Inner Mongolia Pilot Project, which disseminates wind-solar hybrid systems to a rural and remote population.

Stroup, K. K.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report, Wind Power Resource Assessment on the Warm Springs Reservation Tribal Lands, Report No. DOE/GO/12103  

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This report concludes a five-year assessment of wind energy potential on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon lands.

Jim Manion, Warm Springs Power & Water Enterprises; David McClain, McClain & Associates; HDR Engineering; Dr. Stel Walker, Oregon State University

2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment of the available windy land area and wind energy potential in the contiguous United States  

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Estimates of land areas with various levels of wind energy resource and resultant wind energy potential have been developed for each state in the contiguous United States. The estimates are based on published wind resource data and account for the exclusion of some windy lands as a result of environmental and land-use considerations. Despite these exclusions, the amount of wind resource estimated over the contiguous United States is surprisingly large and has the potential to supply a substantial fraction of the nation's energy needs, even with the use of today's wind turbine technology. Although this study shows that, after exclusions, only about 0.6% of the land area in the contiguous United States is characterized by high wind resource (comparable to that found in windy areas of California where wind energy is being cost-effectively developed), the wind electric potential that could be extracted with today's technology from these areas across the United States is equivalent to about 20% of the current US electric consumption. Future advances in wind turbine technology will further enhance the potential of wind energy. As advances in turbine technology allow areas of moderate wind resource to be developed, more than a tenfold increase in the wind energy potential is possible. These areas, which cover large sections of the Great Plains and are widely distributed throughout many other sections of the country, have the potential of producing more than three times the nation's current electric consumption. 9 refs., 12 figs., 13 tabs.

Elliott, D.L.; Wendell, L.L.; Gower, G.L.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Site Assessment Using the National Geothermal Data System  

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Geothermal Site Assessment Using the National Geothermal Data System Geothermal Site Assessment Using the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), with Examples from the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot Area Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Geothermal Site Assessment Using the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), with Examples from the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot Area Agency/Company /Organization: University of Nevada-Reno Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Geothermal Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Publications Website: www.unr.edu/geothermal/pdffiles/PenfieldGRC2010_GeothermalSiteAssessme Cost: Free Language: English References: Paper[1] "This paper examines the features and functionality of the existing database, its integration into the 50-state NGDS, and its usage in

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Subject no.: 1.4 Policies and Programmes LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT FOR WIND TURBINES  

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ABSTRACT: Tech-wise A/S has conducted a life cycle assessment of a 2 MW offshore wind turbine. A life cycle assessment (LCA), also known as a cradle to grave analysis, is an inventory of all environmental impact of a product, process or service within its complete lifecycle. An LCA includes a recovery of the resources used in the production through the utilisation to the dismantling and disposal of the product. As sample wind turbine a 2 MW offshore wind turbine placed at Horns Rev in the North Sea has been used, since this project is under development and Tech-wise A/S is the main consultant to this project. In this LCA assumptions have been made where there is information about certain materials. The assessment revealed- as expected- that the environmental impact is concentrated in the production and disposal phase. Mainly the use of normal and high-strength steel are contributors. This means that the main impact is found to come from the nacelle and the foundation. Keywords: Environmental Aspects, Off-shore, Materials, Life Cycle Assessment, EDIP-method The results of this LCA will be used to identify the most essential environmental impact in all life phases of a 2 MW offshore wind turbine. This project is the first step in an examination of the possible improvement of the environmental performance of that particular wind turbine and was finalised in spring 2001. The plan is to finalise the next project by the end of 2001.

Henriette Hassing; Sren Varming

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Wind Energy Outlook Scenarios 1 India Wind Energy  

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1 ?Status of wind energy in India ????????????????????6 Wind energy in India????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????7 Wind power resource assessment?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????6 Wind power installations by state?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????8

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Building Energy Codes Program: National Benefits Assessment, 1992-2040 |  

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Program: National Benefits Assessment, 1992-2040 Program: National Benefits Assessment, 1992-2040 Commercial and residential buildings account for approximately 41% of all energy consumption and 72% of electricity usage in the United States. Building energy codes and standards set minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction for new and renovated buildings, assuring reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions over the life of buildings. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP or the Program), supports the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings. BECP periodically assesses the impacts of its activities by estimating historical and projected energy savings, consumer savings, and avoided emissions. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted the

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment - Kenya Country Report | OpenEI  

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- Kenya Country Report - Kenya Country Report Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): The Kenya Country Report describes the energy situation in Kenys and identifies solar and wind energy opportunities. (Purpose): To influence investment decisions by promoting and supporting renewable energy by overcoming informational barriers in solar and wind energy financing. Source Daniel Theuri - SWERA National Team Date Released November 23rd, 2008 (6 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords documentation Kenya renewable energy solar SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 9.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2008 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment

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Environmental Management Assessment of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  

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This report documents the results of the environmental management assessment performed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The onsite portion of the assessment was conducted from September 14 through September 27, 1993, by DOE`s Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24) located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health (EH-1). During this assessment, the activities conducted by the assessment team included reviews of internal documents and reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The environmental management assessment of NREL focused on the adequacy of environmental management systems and assessed the formality of programs employing an approach that recognizes the level of formality implementing environmental programs may vary commensurate with non-nuclear research and development operations. The Assessment Team evaluated environmental monitoring, waste management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities at NREL, from a programmatic standpoint. The results of the evaluation of these areas are contained in the Environmental Protection Programs section of this report. The scope of the NREL Environmental Management Assessment was comprehensive and included all areas of environmental management. At the same time, environmental monitoring, waste management, and NEPA activities were evaluated to develop a programmatic understanding of these environmental disciplines, building upon the results of previous appraisals, audits, and reviews performed at the NREL.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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File:Blowing In The Wind assessment.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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File File Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » File:Blowing In The Wind assessment.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Blowing In The Wind assessment.pdf Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Go to page 1 2 Go! next page → next page → Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 25 KB, MIME type: application/pdf, 2 pages) [Category:Wind for Schools Portal Curricula]][[] File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 16:45, 2 January 2014 Thumbnail for version as of 16:45, 2 January 2014 1,275 × 1,650, 2 pages (25 KB) Foteri (Talk | contribs) [Category:Wind for Schools Portal Curricula]][[Category:Wind for Schools Elementary School Curricula]

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EA-1809: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment...  

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Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment EA-1809: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment White Earth Nation Wind Energy Project II, Becker and Mahnomen...

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Tiger Team assessment of the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SNL, Albuquerque, is operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The environmental assessment also included DOE tenant facilities at Ross Aviation, Albuquerque Microelectronics Operation, and the Central Training Academy. The assessment was conducted from April 15 to May 24, 1991, under the auspices of DOE's Office of Special Projects under the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (ES H). The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing ES H disciplines, management, self-assessments, and quality assurance; transportation; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal SNL, Albuquerque, requirements were assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE and SNL, Albuquerque management of ES H programs was conducted.

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1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact: Wind Energy Center Edgeley/Kulm Project, North Dakota  

SciTech Connect

The proposed Edgeley/Kulm Project is a 21-megawatt (MW) wind generation project proposed by Florida Power and Light (FPL) Energy North Dakota Wind LLC (Dakota Wind) and Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin). The proposed windfarm would be located in La Moure County, south central North Dakota, near the rural farming communities of Kulm and Edgeley. The proposed windfarm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2003. Dakota Wind and other project proponents are seeking to develop the proposed Edgeley/Kulm Project to provide utilities and, ultimately, electric energy consumers with electricity from a renewable energy source at the lowest possible cost. A new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line would be built to transmit power generated by the proposed windfarm to an existing US Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration (Western) substation located near Edgeley. The proposed interconnection would require modifying Western's Edgeley Substation. Modifying the Edgeley Substation is a Federal proposed action that requires Western to review the substation modification and the proposed windfarm project for compliance with Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332, and Department of Energy NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021). Western is the lead Federal agency for preparation of this Environmental Assessment (EA). The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a cooperating agency with Western in preparing the EA. This document follows regulation issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and is intended to disclose potential impacts on the quality of the human environment resulting from the proposed project. If potential impacts are determined to be significant, preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement would be required. If impacts are determined to be insignificant, Western would complete a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Environmental protection measures that would be included in the design of the proposed project are included.

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2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact: Wind Energy Center Edgeley/Kulm Project, North Dakota  

SciTech Connect

The proposed Edgeley/Kulm Project is a 21-megawatt (MW) wind generation project proposed by Florida Power and Light (FPL) Energy North Dakota Wind LLC (Dakota Wind) and Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin). The proposed windfarm would be located in La Moure County, south central North Dakota, near the rural farming communities of Kulm and Edgeley. The proposed windfarm is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2003. Dakota Wind and other project proponents are seeking to develop the proposed Edgeley/Kulm Project to provide utilities and, ultimately, electric energy consumers with electricity from a renewable energy source at the lowest possible cost. A new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line would be built to transmit power generated by the proposed windfarm to an existing US Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration (Western) substation located near Edgeley. The proposed interconnection would require modifying Western's Edgeley Substation. Modifying the Edgeley Substation is a Federal proposed action that requires Western to review the substation modification and the proposed windfarm project for compliance with Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332, and Department of Energy NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Part 1021). Western is the lead Federal agency for preparation of this Environmental Assessment (EA). The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a cooperating agency with Western in preparing the EA. This document follows regulation issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and is intended to disclose potential impacts on the quality of the human environment resulting from the proposed project. If potential impacts are determined to be significant, preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement would be required. If impacts are determined to be insignificant, Western would complete a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Environmental protection measures that would be included in the design of the proposed project are included.

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2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY-TRAIN PIA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

IDAHO IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY-TRAIN PIA Template Version 3 - May, 2009 Department of Energy Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance is provided in the template. See DOE Order 206.1, Department of Energy Privacy Program, Appendix A, Privacy Impact Assessments, for requirements and additional guidance for conducting a PIA: http://www.directives.doe.gov/pdfs/doe/doetext/neword/206/02061.pdf Please complete electronically: no hand-wrltten submissions will be accepted. This template may not be modified. MODULE 1- PRIVACY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Date Departmental Element &Site June 11, 2009 Idaho National Laboratory Name of Infonnatlon SY8tem or IT Project Training Records and Information Network (TRAIN) Exhibit Project UID 70 NewPIA [!J Update D N T Otl I Contact Information ame, I e Ph E " I one, mal SY8tem Owner Carla J. Drake, Manager (208) 526-0841 Systems Approach

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Ergonomic assessments of three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory cafeterias  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is a Department of Energy facility that performs a variety of engineering and research projects. EG G Idaho is the prime contractor for the laboratory and, as such, performs the support functions in addition to technical, research, and development functions. As a part of the EG G Idaho Industrial Hygiene Initiative, ergonomic assessments were conducted at three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Cafeterias. The purposes of the assessments were to determine whether ergonomic problems existed in the work places and, if so, to make recommendations to improve the work place and task designs. The study showed there were ergonomic problems in all three cafeterias assessed. The primary ergonomic stresses observed included wrist and shoulder stress in the dish washing task, postural stress in the dish washing and food preparation tasks, and back stress in the food handling tasks.

Ostrom, L.T.; Romero, H.A.; Gilbert, B.G.; Wilhelmsen, C.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ergonomic assessments of three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory cafeterias  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is a Department of Energy facility that performs a variety of engineering and research projects. EG&G Idaho is the prime contractor for the laboratory and, as such, performs the support functions in addition to technical, research, and development functions. As a part of the EG&G Idaho Industrial Hygiene Initiative, ergonomic assessments were conducted at three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Cafeterias. The purposes of the assessments were to determine whether ergonomic problems existed in the work places and, if so, to make recommendations to improve the work place and task designs. The study showed there were ergonomic problems in all three cafeterias assessed. The primary ergonomic stresses observed included wrist and shoulder stress in the dish washing task, postural stress in the dish washing and food preparation tasks, and back stress in the food handling tasks.

Ostrom, L.T.; Romero, H.A.; Gilbert, B.G.; Wilhelmsen, C.A.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Sitewide Environmental Assessment for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Solar Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1974 authorized a federal program to develop solar energy as a viable source of the nation`s future energy needs. Under this authority, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was created as a laboratory of the Department of Energy (DOE) to research a number of renewable energy possibilities. The laboratory conducts its operations both in government-owned facilities on the NREL South Table Mountain (STM) Site near Golden, Colorado, and in a number of leased facilities, particularly the Denver West Office Park. NREL operations include research in energy technologies, and other areas of national environmental and energy technology interest. Examples of these technologies include electricity from sunlight with solar cells (photovoltaics); energy from wind (windmills or wind turbines); conversion of plants and plant products (biomass) into liquid fuels (ethanol and methanol); heat from the sun (solar thermal) in place of wood, oil, gas, coal and other forms of heating; and solar buildings. NREL proposes to continue and expand the present R&D efforts in C&R energy by making infrastructure improvements and constructing facilities to eventually consolidate the R&D and associated support activities at its STM Site. In addition, it is proposed that operations continue in current leased space at the present levels of activity until site development is complete. The construction schedule proposed is designed to develop the site as rapidly as possible, dependent on Congressional funding, to accommodate not only the existing R&D that is being conducted in leased facilities off-site but to also allow for the 20-year projected growth. Impacts from operations currently conducted off-site are quantified and added to the cumulative impacts of the STM site. This environmental assessment provides information to determine the severity of impacts on the environment from the proposed action.

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1993-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Triples Previous Estimates of Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques that triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009. Detailed state-by-state estimates of wind energy potential for the United States show the estimated average wind speeds at an 80-meter height. The wind resource maps and estimates

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NREL Develops New Controls that Proactively Adapt to the Wind (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Office Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. NREL Develops New Controls that Proactively Adapt to the Wind Until now, wind turbine controls that reduce the impacts of wind gusts and turbulence were always reactive-responding to the wind rather than anticipating it. But with today's laser-based sensors and new controls developed by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and their industry partners, the wind speed can be measured ahead of the turbine, thereby improving performance, reducing structural loads, and increasing energy capture. The world's first field tests of these controls are currently underway at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL. As utility-scale wind turbines become more sophisticated, their components become bigger,

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Testing Small Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

WindPower 2008 conference sponsored by AWEA held in Houston, Texas on June 1-4, 2008. This poster describes four small wind electric systems that were tested to IEC and AWEA standards at NREL's NWTC.

Sinclair, K.; Bowen, A.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Testing Small Wind Turbines at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Poster)  

SciTech Connect

WindPower 2008 conference sponsored by AWEA held in Houston, Texas on June 1-4, 2008. This poster describes four small wind electric systems that were tested to IEC and AWEA standards at NREL's NWTC.

Sinclair, K.; Bowen, A.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Landmark Report Analyzes Current State of U.S. Offshore Wind...  

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report assesses offshore wind technology challenges and potential risks and benefits. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently published a new report that analyzes...

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NREL Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Studies Wind Farm Studies Wind Farm Aerodynamics to Improve Siting NREL researchers have used high-tech instruments and high- performance computing to understand atmospheric turbulence and turbine wake behavior in order to improve wind turbine design and siting within wind farms. The knowledge gained from this research could lead to improved turbine design standards, increased productivity in large wind farms, and a lower cost of energy from wind power. This is key, because as turbines grow in size-approximately doubling in height over the past five years-they present more complex challenges to wind turbine designers and operators. To gain new insights into turbine wind wakes, NREL and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) joined together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the

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NREL Computer Models Integrate Wind Turbines with Floating Platforms (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Computer Models Computer Models Integrate Wind Turbines with Floating Platforms Far off the shores of energy-hungry coastal cities, powerful winds blow over the open ocean, where the water is too deep for today's seabed-mounted offshore wind turbines. For the United States to tap into these vast offshore wind energy resources, wind turbines must be mounted on floating platforms to be cost effective. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are supporting that development with computer models that allow detailed analyses of such floating wind turbines. Coupling wind turbines and floating platforms requires complex computer models. Land- based wind turbines are designed and analyzed using simulation tools, called computer-aided engineering (CAE) design tools, that are capable of predicting a design's dynamic response to

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Tiger Team assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. INEL is a multiprogram, laboratory site of the US Department of Energy (DOE). Overall site management is provided by the DOE Field Office, Idaho; however, the DOE Field Office, Chicago has responsibility for the Argonne National Laboratory-West facilities and operations through the Argonne Area Office. In addition, the Idaho Branch Office of the Pittsburgh Naval Reactors Office has responsibility for the Naval Reactor Facility (NRF) at the INEL. The assessment included all DOE elements having ongoing program activities at the site except for the NRF. In addition, the Safety and Health Subteam did not review the Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Inc. facilities and operations. The Tiger Team Assessment was conducted from June 17 to August 2, 1991, under the auspices of the Office of Special Projects, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health, Headquarters, DOE. The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing environmental, safety, and health (ES H) disciplines; management; and contractor and DOE self-assessments. Compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal INEL site requirements was assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and the site contractors management of ES H/quality assurance programs was conducted.

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1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Assessment of Eligibility to National Register of Historic Places Building 431 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) proposes to demolish the original sections of Building 431 at its main site in Livermore, California. As this action will constitute an undertaking within the regulatory constraints of the National Historic Preservation Act, LLNL arranged for an assessment of the building's historic significance. This report provides a brief history of the magnetic fusion energy research activities housed in Building 431 and a historic assessment of the building. The final recommendation of the report is that, although Building 431 housed some significant breakthroughs in accelerator technology and magnetic mirror plasma confinement, it lacks integrity for the periods of significance of those developments. It is, therefore, not eligible to the National Register of Historic Places.

Sullivan, M A; Ullrich, R A

2003-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

309

Wind Resource Assessment Handbook: Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Monitoring  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

W W W I I N N D D R R E E S S O O U U R R C C E E A A S S S S E E S S S S M M E E N N T T H H A A N N D D B B O O O O K K Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Monitoring Program Prepared By: AWS Scientific, Inc. CESTM, 251 Fuller Road Albany, NY 12203 www.awsscientific.com April 1997 NREL Subcontract No. TAT-5-15283-01 Prepared for: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, CO 80401 NOTICE: This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe

310

Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Management Subteam conducted a management and organization assessment of environment, safety, and health (ES H) activities performed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and onsite contractor personnel. The objectives of the assessment were to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of management systems and practices in terms of ensuring environmental compliance and the safety and health of workers and the general public, (2) identify key findings, and (3) identify root causes for all ES H findings and concerns. The scope of the assessment included examinations of the following from an ES H perspective: (1) strategic and program planning; (2) organizational structure and management configuration; (3) human resource management, including training and staffing; (4) management systems, including performance monitoring and assessment; (5) conduct of operations; (6) public and institutional interactions; and (7) corporate'' parent support.

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1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Tiger Team Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the safety and health assessment was to determine the effectiveness of representative safety and health programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Within the safety and health programs at LANL, performance was assessed in the following technical areas: Organization and Administration, Quality Verification, Operations, Maintenance, Training and Certification, Auxiliary Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Support, Packaging and Transportation, Nuclear Criticality Safety, Security/Safety Interface, Experimental Activities, Site/Facility Safety Review, Radiological Protection, Personnel Protection, Worker Safety and Health (OSHA) Compliance, Fire Protection, Aviation Safety, Explosives Safety, Natural Phenomena, and Medical Services.

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1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Tiger Team assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Safety and Health (S H) Subteam assessment was to determine the effectiveness of representative safety and health programs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) site. Four Technical Safety Appraisal (TSA) Teams were assembled for this purpose by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety and Quality Assurance, Office of Safety Appraisals (OSA). Team No. 1 reviewed EG G Idaho, Inc. (EG G Idaho) and the Department of Energy Field Office, Idaho (ID) Fire Department. Team No. 2 reviewed Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). Team No. 3 reviewed selected contractors at the INEL; specifically, Morrison Knudsen-Ferguson of Idaho Company (MK-FIC), Protection Technology of Idaho, Inc. (PTI), Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL), and Rockwell-INEL. Team No. 4 provided an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)-type compliance sitewide assessment of INEL. The S H Subteam assessment was performed concurrently with assessments conducted by Environmental and Management Subteams. Performance was appraised in the following technical areas: Organization and Administration, Quality Verification, Operations, Maintenance, Training and Certification, Auxiliary Systems, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Support, Packaging and Transportation, Nuclear Criticality Safety, Security/Safety Interface, Experimental Activities, Site/Facility Safety Review, Radiological Protection, Personnel Protection, Worker Safety and Health (OSHA) Compliance, Fire Protection, Aviation Safety, Medical Services, and Firearms Safety.

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tiger Team assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Management Subteam conducted a management assessment of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES H) programs and their implementation of Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The objectives of the assessment were to: (1) evaluate the effectiveness of existing management functions and processes in terms of ensuring environmental compliance, and the health and safety of workers and the general public; and (2) identify probable root causes for ES H findings and concerns. Organizations reviewed were DOE-Headquarters: DOE Field Offices, Chicago (CH) and Idaho (ID); Argonne Area Offices, East (AAO-E) and West (AAO-W); Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (RESL); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); EG G Idaho, Inc. (EG G); Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company, Inc. (WINCO); Rockwell-INEL; MK-Ferguson of Idaho Company (MK-FIC); and Protection Technology of Idaho, Inc. (PTI). The scope of the assessment covered the following ES H management issues: policies and procedures; roles, responsibilities, and authorities; management commitment; communication; staff development, training, and certification; recruitment; compliance management; conduct of operations; emergency planning and preparedness; quality assurance; self assessment; oversight activities; and cost plus award fee processes.

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1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Wear-and-Tear Costs and Emissions Wear-and-Tear Costs and Emissions Impacts of Cycling and Ramping Are Relatively Small The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS) is one of the largest regional wind and solar integration studies to date. It examines the operational impact of up to 35% penetration of wind, photovoltaic (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP) energy on the electric power system. The goal is to understand the effects of and investigate mitigation options for the variability and uncertainty of wind and solar. Phase 1 Research Phase 1 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS1) found no technical barriers to the integration of high penetrations of wind and solar power in the Western Interconnection power system if certain changes to opera- tional practices are made. The two most important changes

315

NREL: Wind Research - Testing  

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Testing Photo of a large wind turbine blade sticking out of the structural testing laboratory; it is perpendicular to a building at the National Wind Technology Center. A...

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New Facility to Shed Light on Offshore Wind Resource (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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As a pre-existing structure in a location with As a pre-existing structure in a location with excellent offshore wind resources, the Chesapeake Light Tower provides a cost-effective alternative to building a new platform large enough to support an 80- to 100-meter-tall meteorological tower. Photo by Rick Driscoll, NREL 25660 Chesapeake Light Tower facility will gather key data for unlocking the nation's vast offshore wind resource. According to the National Offshore Wind Strategy published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2011, the nation's offshore wind resource could supply 54 gigawatts of generat- ing capacity by 2030. However, to tap into that potential, more data on the nature of offshore wind resources and the ocean environment is needed. An opportunity to address this need was cre-

317

National Interim Energy-Consumption Survey. Part VI. Energy assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The goal of energy assessment of the housing unit is to obtain physical information which can be combined with other survey results to give a more complete picture of the residential environment. A limited pretest of an energy assessment procedure was carried out in April-June 1979 with a subsample of 44 households that had been originally interviewed in the National Interim Energy Consumption Survey. In order to gain experience under a variety of environmental conditions, the pretest sites included locations in the Northeast, North Central, and South regions. As developed for the pretest, the energy assessment was a 90-minute inspection of the housing unit by a trained technician. Data collected during the inspection included square footage of the unit; age, make, and characteristics of appliances; insulation characteristics, characteristics of siting and apertures; and detailed information on the heating and cooling systems in the unit. The report describes the data collection procedures for the pretest.

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

An approach to assess the performance of utility-interactive wind electric conversion systems  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a probabilistic approach based on the convolution technique to assess the performance of utility-interactive wind electric conversion systems supplying loads. Expressions are developed to obtain the duration curve for the power injected into the utility grid. The energy injected into the grid and drawn from it to supply the load during the study period can be calculated from this duration curve. The load model employed enables the study period to range from one year to one particular hour-of-day, thus allowing the inclusion of the time-value of energy as appropriate in economic assessments.

Abouzahr, I.; Ramakumar, R. (Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (US))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Tiger Team assessment of the Brookhaven National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tiger Team Assessment conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York, between March 26 and April 27, 1990. The BNL is a multiprogram laboratory operated by the Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) for DOE. The purpose of the assessment was to provide the status of environment, safety, and health (ES H) programs at the laboratory. The scope of the assessment included a review of management systems and operating procedures and records; observations of facility operations; and interviews at the facilities. Subteams in four areas performed the review: ES H, Occupational Safety and Health, and Management and Organization. The assessment was comprehensive, covering all areas of ES H activities and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; and internal BNL requirements was assessed. In addition, the assessment included an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the DOE and the site contractor, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), management, organization, and administration of the ES H programs at BNL. This volume contains appendices.

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1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Please note this meeting has been cancelled. For more information please contact Cynthia Decker. National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/16/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

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321

Wind Energy Forecasting: A Collaboration of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Xcel Energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The focus of this report is the wind forecasting system developed during this contract period with results of performance through the end of 2010. The report is intentionally high-level, with technical details disseminated at various conferences and academic papers. At the end of 2010, Xcel Energy managed the output of 3372 megawatts of installed wind energy. The wind plants span three operating companies1, serving customers in eight states2, and three market structures3. The great majority of the wind energy is contracted through power purchase agreements (PPAs). The remainder is utility owned, Qualifying Facilities (QF), distributed resources (i.e., 'behind the meter'), or merchant entities within Xcel Energy's Balancing Authority footprints. Regardless of the contractual or ownership arrangements, the output of the wind energy is balanced by Xcel Energy's generation resources that include fossil, nuclear, and hydro based facilities that are owned or contracted via PPAs. These facilities are committed and dispatched or bid into day-ahead and real-time markets by Xcel Energy's Commercial Operations department. Wind energy complicates the short and long-term planning goals of least-cost, reliable operations. Due to the uncertainty of wind energy production, inherent suboptimal commitment and dispatch associated with imperfect wind forecasts drives up costs. For example, a gas combined cycle unit may be turned on, or committed, in anticipation of low winds. The reality is winds stayed high, forcing this unit and others to run, or be dispatched, to sub-optimal loading positions. In addition, commitment decisions are frequently irreversible due to minimum up and down time constraints. That is, a dispatcher lives with inefficient decisions made in prior periods. In general, uncertainty contributes to conservative operations - committing more units and keeping them on longer than may have been necessary for purposes of maintaining reliability. The downside is costs are higher. In organized electricity markets, units that are committed for reliability reasons are paid their offer price even when prevailing market prices are lower. Often, these uplift charges are allocated to market participants that caused the inefficient dispatch in the first place. Thus, wind energy facilities are burdened with their share of costs proportional to their forecast errors. For Xcel Energy, wind energy uncertainty costs manifest depending on specific market structures. In the Public Service of Colorado (PSCo), inefficient commitment and dispatch caused by wind uncertainty increases fuel costs. Wind resources participating in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) footprint make substantial payments in the real-time markets to true-up their day-ahead positions and are additionally burdened with deviation charges called a Revenue Sufficiency Guarantee (RSG) to cover out of market costs associated with operations. Southwest Public Service (SPS) wind plants cause both commitment inefficiencies and are charged Southwest Power Pool (SPP) imbalance payments due to wind uncertainty and variability. Wind energy forecasting helps mitigate these costs. Wind integration studies for the PSCo and Northern States Power (NSP) operating companies have projected increasing costs as more wind is installed on the system due to forecast error. It follows that reducing forecast error would reduce these costs. This is echoed by large scale studies in neighboring regions and states that have recommended adoption of state-of-the-art wind forecasting tools in day-ahead and real-time planning and operations. Further, Xcel Energy concluded reduction of the normalized mean absolute error by one percent would have reduced costs in 2008 by over $1 million annually in PSCo alone. The value of reducing forecast error prompted Xcel Energy to make substantial investments in wind energy forecasting research and development.

Parks, K.; Wan, Y. H.; Wiener, G.; Liu, Y.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Active Power Control Testing at the U.S. National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In order to keep the electricity grid stable and the lights on, the power system relies on certain responses from its generating fleet. This presentation evaluates the potential for wind turbines and wind power plants to provide these services and assist the grid during critical times.

Ela, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

A Comparison of Divergent Winds from the National Meteorological Center and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Global Analyses for 19801986  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A comparison is made of the divergent wind analyses of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) and those of the ECMWF/WMO dataset produced by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Using a reliability criterion based on ...

Steven J. Lambert

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory 1995 self assessment report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Safeguards and Security (S and S) Assurance Program (AP) is designed to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of the LANL S and S program. The Assurance Program provides a mechanism for discovering deficiencies, determining causes, conducting risk assessments, implementing corrective actions, and documenting the assessment process. Selection of organizations for self assessments is based on the criteria established in the LANL S and S Assurance Program. For FY 1995, 12 organizations were selected for self assessments, these organizations are identified fin the schedule at Appendix A. The S and S topical areas selected for review in each organization varied depending on their security interests and included: Program Planning and Management (PPM); Protection Program Operations (PPO); Material Control and Accountability (MC and A); Computer and Communications Security (COMPSEC and COMSEC); Information Security (INFOSEC); Personnel Security (PERSEC); and Operational Security (OPSEC). The objective was to ascertain the effectiveness of S and S programs in each organization, its formality of operations, and its integration with the overall Laboratory S and S program. The goal was to meet both the DOE self-assessment requirements and the UC performance criteria and document the results.

NONE

1995-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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2008 Wind Technologies Market Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 2008 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger Lawrence Berkeley National.S. wind energy market report · Wind installation trends · Wind industry trends · Price, cost, and performance trends ­ Power sales prices ­ Installed wind project costs ­ Wind turbine transaction prices

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Customer Satisfaction Assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing and implementing a customer satisfaction assessment program (CSAP) to assess the quality of research and development provided by the laboratory. We present the customer survey component of the PNNL CSAP. The customer survey questionnaire is composed of 2 major sections, Strategic Value and Project Performance. The Strategic Value section of the questionnaire consists of 5 questions that can be answered with a 5 point Likert scale response. These questions are designed to determine if a project is directly contributing to critical future national needs. The Project Performance section of the questionnaire consists of 9 questions that can be answered with a 5 point Likert scale response. These questions determine PNNL performance in meeting customer expectations. Many approaches could be used to analyze customer survey data. We present a statistical model that can accurately capture the random behavior of customer survey data. The properties of this statistical model can be used to establish a "gold standard'' or performance expectation for the laboratory, and then assess progress. The gold standard is defined from input from laboratory management --- answers to 4 simple questions, in terms of the information obtained from the CSAP customer survey, define the standard: *What should the average Strategic Value be for the laboratory project portfolio? *What Strategic Value interval should include most of the projects in the laboratory portfolio? *What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 2? *What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 4? We discuss how to analyze CSAP customer survey data with this model. Our discussion will include "lessons learned" and issues that can invalidate this type of assessment.

Anderson, Dale N.; Sours, Mardell L.

2000-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report DE-EE0005380: Assessment of Offshore Wind Farm Effects on Sea Surface, Subsurface and Airborne Electronic Systems  

SciTech Connect

Offshore wind energy is a valuable resource that can provide a significant boost to the US renewable energy portfolio. A current constraint to the development of offshore wind farms is the potential for interference to be caused by large wind farms on existing electronic and acoustical equipment such as radar and sonar systems for surveillance, navigation and communications. The US Department of Energy funded this study as an objective assessment of possible interference to various types of equipment operating in the marine environment where offshore wind farms could be installed. The objective of this project was to conduct a baseline evaluation of electromagnetic and acoustical challenges to sea surface, subsurface and airborne electronic systems presented by offshore wind farms. To accomplish this goal, the following tasks were carried out: (1) survey electronic systems that can potentially be impacted by large offshore wind farms, and identify impact assessment studies and research and development activities both within and outside the US, (2) engage key stakeholders to identify their possible concerns and operating requirements, (3) conduct first-principle modeling on the interactions of electromagnetic signals with, and the radiation of underwater acoustic signals from, offshore wind farms to evaluate the effect of such interactions on electronic systems, and (4) provide impact assessments, recommend mitigation methods, prioritize future research directions, and disseminate project findings. This report provides a detailed description of the methodologies used to carry out the study, key findings of the study, and a list of recommendations derived based the findings.

Ling, Hao [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Hamilton, Mark F. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Bhalla, Rajan [Science Applications International Corporation] [Science Applications International Corporation; Brown, Walter E. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Hay, Todd A. [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories] [The University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories; Whitelonis, Nicholas J. [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Yang, Shang-Te [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin; Naqvi, Aale R. [The University of Texas at Austin] [The University of Texas at Austin

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest System Lands  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This technical report and CD for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS), evaluates the potential for renewable energy resource development on National Forest System (NFS) lands. USFS can use the report findings to consider potential for development of solar and wind energy resources on NFS lands, in land management decisions. The Geographical Information System (GIS) based analysis resulted in the following findings: (1) Ninety-nine National Forest Units have high potential for power production from one or more of these solar and wind energy sources; and (2) Twenty National Forest Units in nine states have high potential for power production from two or more of these solar and wind energy sources.

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2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Marine Surface Winds from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Numerical Weather Prediction Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for routinely verifying numerical weather prediction surface marine winds with satellite scatterometer winds is introduced. The marine surface winds from the Australian Bureau of Meteorologys operational global and regional numerical ...

Eric W. Schulz; Jeffrey D. Kepert; Diana J. M. Greenslade

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

of generating 20 percent of my total capacity from say wind? And all of it replaces coal powered electricty ? What happended to GDP ? Is the economy a net gain or net loss ?...

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Power on Public Lands  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Resources Public Power Regional Activities State Activities State Lands Siting Wind Power on Public Lands Through its programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and partners, Wind Powering America is assisting with the evaluation of wind energy development on public lands. The cover of the publication. Federal Wind Energy Assistance through NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory assists with wind resource assessment and development activities initiated by federal agencies to facilitate distributed renewable energy projects at federal agency sites. This brief outlines the process for requesting National Renewable Energy Laboratory assistance with federal wind energy projects. Army National Guard NREL provided the Army National Guard at Fort Carson, Colorado, with a 50-m

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Acoustic ranging technique with application to assessment of low-frequency acoustic noise of wind turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Impulsive low-frequency noise from wind turbines can cause annoyance particularly when a residential structure is involved. Such noise is typically generated in some spatially restricted region of a turbine rotor swept area. Low-frequency impulsive noise of the MOD-1 turbine was generated when the rotor blades passed downwind of the tower legs encountering the complex unsteady flows there. An acoustic ranging technique that aids assessment of the degree of concentration of acoustic generation within the turbine swept area and which determines the time-average spatial source region of such concentration is described. Practical applications and limitations of the process are discussed.

Hemphill, R.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Assessment of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Wind Energy Markets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines a measure that may potentially reduce oil use and also more than proportionately reduce carbon emissions from vehicles. The authors present a very preliminary analysis of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that can be charged from or discharged to the grid. These vehicles have the potential to reduce gasoline consumption and carbon emissions from vehicles, as well as improve the viability of renewable energy technologies with variable resource availability. This paper is an assessment of the synergisms between plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and wind energy. The authors examine two bounding cases that illuminate this potential synergism.

Short, W.; Denholm, P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Customer satisfaction assessment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing and implementing a customer satisfaction assessment program (CSAP) to assess the quality of research and development provided by the laboratory. This report presents the customer survey component of the PNNL CSAP. The customer survey questionnaire is composed of two major sections: Strategic Value and Project Performance. Both sections contain a set of questions that can be answered with a 5-point Likert scale response. The strategic value section consists of five questions that are designed to determine if a project directly contributes to critical future national needs. The project Performance section consists of nine questions designed to determine PNNL performance in meeting customer expectations. A statistical model for customer survey data is developed and this report discusses how to analyze the data with this model. The properties of the statistical model can be used to establish a gold standard or performance expectation for the laboratory, and then to assess progress. The gold standard is defined using laboratory management input--answers to four questions, in terms of the information obtained from the customer survey: (1) What should the average Strategic Value be for the laboratory project portfolio? (2) What Strategic Value interval should include most of the projects in the laboratory portfolio? (3) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 2? (4) What should average Project Performance be for projects with a Strategic Value of about 4? To be able to provide meaningful answers to these questions, the PNNL customer survey will need to be fully implemented for several years, thus providing a link between management perceptions of laboratory performance and customer survey data.

DN Anderson; ML Sours

2000-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Importance of Nonlinearities in the Development of a Substructure Model for the Wind Turbine CAE Tool FAST: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design and analysis of wind turbines are performed using aero-servo-elastic tools that account for the nonlinear coupling between aerodynamics, controls, and structural response. The NREL-developed computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool FAST also resolves the hydrodynamics of fixed-bottom structures and floating platforms for offshore wind applications. This paper outlines the implementation of a structural-dynamics module (SubDyn) for offshore wind turbines with space-frame substructures into the current FAST framework, and focuses on the initial assessment of the importance of structural nonlinearities. Nonlinear effects include: large displacements, axial shortening due to bending, cross-sectional transverse shear effects, etc.

Damiani, R.; Jonkman, J.; Robertson, A.; Song, H.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1689: Environmental Assessment PrairieWinds - ND 1 Basin Electric Power Cooperative (June 2009)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PrairieWinds - ND 1 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Prepared for: Rural Utilities Service Prepared by: Tetra Tech 4900 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300W Boulder, CO 80301 June 2009 Environmental Assessment PrairieWinds - ND 1 Tetra Tech June 2009 i Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ....................................................................................................................1 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR PROPOSED ACTION ..............................................................1 1.1 Purpose and Need ...........................................................................................................1

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Power System Modeling of 20percent Wind-Generated Electricity by 2030  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply. National Renewable20% of the nation's electricity from wind technology byTERMS wind-generated electricity; wind energy; 20% wind

Hand, Maureen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Wind Energy In America: Ventower Industries | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Manufacturing Saving Energy and Resources Revolutionizing Manufacturing INFOGRAPHIC: Wind Energy in America National Wind Technology Center - Colorado America's Wind Testing...

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DOEIEA-1108 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT THE NATIONAL SPHERICAL TOKAMAK EXPERIMENT  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

108 108 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT THE NATIONAL SPHERICAL TOKAMAK EXPERIMENT AT THE PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY December 1995 DECLAIMER T h i s report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsi- bility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Refer- ence herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recom-

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Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Consolidated Transportation Facility. Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0822, addressing environmental impacts that could result from siting, construction, and operation of a consolidated transportation facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The DOE proposes to construct and operate a new transportation facility at the Central Facilities Area (CFA) at the INEL. The proposed facility would replace outdated facilities and consolidate in one location operations that are conducted at six different locations at the CFA. The proposed facility would be used for vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, administrative support, bus parking, and bus driver accommodation. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required and the Department is issuing this finding of no significant impact.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - Site Wind Resource Characteristics  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Site Wind Resource Characteristics Site Wind Resource Characteristics A graphic showing the location of National Wind Technology Center and its wind power class 2. Click on the image to view a larger version. Enlarge image This graphic shows the wind power class at the National Wind Technology Center. You can download a printable copy. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is on the Great Plains just miles from the Rocky Mountains. The site is flat and covered with short grasses. The terrain and lack of obstructions make the site highly suitable for testing wind turbines. Take a tour of the NWTC and its facilities to better understand its location and layout. Another prime feature of the NWTC is the strong directionality of the wind - most of the strong winds come within a few degrees of 285°. West of

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An assessment of the economic impact of the wind turbine supply chain in Illinois  

SciTech Connect

The enormous growth of wind energy in Illinois and around the country has led to a shortage of wind turbines. Turbine manufacturers have sold out their capacity into 2010. To the extent that Illinois manufacturing can integrate itself into the wind turbine supply chain, Illinois can enjoy the economic benefits from both having wind farms and supplying the parts to build them. (author)

Carlson, J. Lon; Loomis, David G.; Payne, James

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New report assesses offshore wind technology challenges and potential risks and benefits.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the offshore wind energy industry, Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States. It provides a broad resource. The United States possesses large and accessible offshore wind energy resources. The availability of offshore wind energy facilities would generate an estimated $200 billion in new economic activity

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Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Los Alamos National...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of No Significant Impact for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Proposed Trails Management Program, Los Alamos, New Mexico U. S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security...

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The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

of Energy Efficiency of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2 An examination of how wind and solar power affect operations, costs, and emissions from fossil-fueled generators The electric grid is a highly complex, interconnected machine. Changing one part of the grid can have consequences elsewhere. Adding variable renewable generation such as wind and solar power affects the operation of the other types of power plants, and adding high penetrations can induce cycling of fossil-fueled generators. Cycling leads to wear-and-tear costs and changes in emissions, but do those increases in costs and emissions from cycling negate the overall benefits of integrating renewables?

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Wind | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment and Characterization Defining, measuring, and forecasting land-based and offshore wind resources Environmental Impacts and Siting of Wind Projects Avoiding,...

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NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Development  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Small Wind Turbine Development Small Wind Turbine Development A photo of Southwest Windpower's Skystream wind turbine in front of a home. PIX14936 Southwest Windpower's Skystream wind turbine. A photo of the Endurance wind turbine. PIX15006 The Endurance wind turbine. A photo of the Atlantic Orient Corporation 15/50 wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center. PIX07301 The Atlantic Orient Corporation 15/50 wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL supports continued market expansion of small wind turbines by funding manufacturers through competitive solicitations (i.e., subcontracts and/or grants) to refine prototype systems leading to commercialization. Learn more about the turbine development projects below. Skystream NREL installed and tested an early prototype of this turbine at the

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America's Wind Testing Facilities | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home America's Wind Testing Facilities America's Wind Testing Facilities Addthis National Wind Technology...

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Development, Implementation, and Testing of Fault Detection Strategies on the National Wind Technology Center's Controls Advanced Research Turbines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center dedicates two 600 kW turbines for advanced control systems research. A fault detection system for both turbines has been developed, analyzed, and improved across years of experiments to protect the turbines as each new controller is tested. Analysis of field data and ongoing fault detection strategy improvements have resulted in a system of sensors, fault definitions, and detection strategies that have thus far been effective at protecting the turbines. In this paper, we document this fault detection system and provide field data illustrating its operation while detecting a range of failures. In some cases, we discuss the refinement process over time as fault detection strategies were improved. The purpose of this article is to share field experience obtained during the development and field testing of the existing fault detection system, and to offer a possible baseline for comparison with more advanced turbine fault detection controllers.

Johnson, K. E.; Fleming, P. A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Wind 101  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

visual impact and potential user conflict. Sorry. According to the Department of Energy's national renewable energy lab, the nation's potential offshore wind energy resource is...

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New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) develop a new complex modeling and analysis tool capable of analyzing floating platform concepts for offshore wind turbines. The new modeling tool combines the computational methodologies used to analyze land-based wind turbines with the comprehensive hydrodynamic computer programs developed for offshore oil and gas industries. This new coupled dynamic simulation tool will enable the development of cost-effective offshore technologies capable of harvesting the rich offshore wind resources at water depths that cannot be reached using the current technology. Currently, most offshore wind turbines are installed in shallow water, less than 30 meters deep, on bottom-mounted substructures. But these substructures are not

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Impact of WRF Physics and Grid Resolution on Low-level Wind Prediction: Towards the Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Future Wind Power  

SciTech Connect

The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model is used in short-range simulations to explore the sensitivity of model physics and horizontal grid resolution. We choose five events with the clear-sky conditions to study the impact of different planetary boundary layer (PBL), surface and soil-layer physics on low-level wind forecast for two wind farms; one in California (CA) and the other in Texas (TX). Short-range simulations are validated with field measurements. Results indicate that the forecast error of the CA case decreases with increasing grid resolution due to the improved representation of valley winds. Besides, the model physics configuration has a significant impact on the forecast error at this location. In contrast, the forecast error of the TX case exhibits little dependence on grid resolution and is relatively independent of physics configuration. Therefore, the occurrence frequency of lowest root mean square errors (RMSEs) at this location is used to determine an optimal model configuration for subsequent decade-scale regional climate model (RCM) simulations. In this study, we perform two sets of 20-year RCM simulations using the data from the NCAR Global Climate Model (GCM) simulations; one set models the present climate and the other simulates the future climate. These RCM simulations will be used to assess the impact of climate change on future wind energy.

Chin, H S; Glascoe, L; Lundquist, J; Wharton, S

2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The new Wind Technology Test Center is the only facility in the nation capable of testing wind turbine blades up to  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

turbine blades up to 90 meters in length. A critical factor to wind turbine design and development is the ability to test new designs, components, and materials. In addition, wind turbine blade manufacturers the blades millions of times to simulate what a blade goes through in its lifetime on a wind turbine

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IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The lifetime cost of wind energy is comprised of a number of components including the investment cost, operation and maintenance costs, financing costs, and annual energy production. Accurate representation of these cost streams is critical in estimating a wind plant's cost of energy. Some of these cost streams will vary over the life of a given project. From the outset of project development, investors in wind energy have relatively certain knowledge of the plant's lifetime cost of wind energy. This is because a wind energy project's installed costs and mean wind speed are known early on, and wind generation generally has low variable operation and maintenance costs, zero fuel cost, and no carbon emissions cost. Despite these inherent characteristics, there are wide variations in the cost of wind energy internationally, which is the focus of this report. Using a multinational case-study approach, this work seeks to understand the sources of wind energy cost differences among seven countries under International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind Task 26 - Cost of Wind Energy. The participating countries in this study include Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Due to data availability, onshore wind energy is the primary focus of this study, though a small sample of reported offshore cost data is also included.

Schwabe, P.; Lensink, S.; Hand, M.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

New England Wind Forum: Large Wind  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Small Wind Small Wind Large Wind Newsletter Perspectives Events Quick Links to States CT MA ME NH RI VT Bookmark and Share Large Wind When establishing wind farms, wind energy developers generally approach landowners where they want to build. Interest in wind farms is frequently spurred by external pressures such as tax and other financial incentives and legislative mandates. Since each situation is influenced by local policies and permitting, we can only provide general guidance to help you learn about the process of installing wind turbines. Publications Wind Project Development Process Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities: A Handbook. (August 2002). National Wind Coordinating Collaborative. Landowner Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. (August 2003). "State Wind Working Group Handbook." pp. 130-133.

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) - Bangladesh | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(SWERA) - Bangladesh (SWERA) - Bangladesh Dataset Summary Description Reduction of global greenhouse gas emission to arrest global warming requires minimizing the use of fossil fuels. To achieve this a large scale use of renewable energies must be made over the globe for production of electrical and thermal energy. Success of wind and solar energy projects require detailed and precise information on the resources. For most developing countries adequate information on the resources are not available.UNEP supported by GEF has started a program to assess solar and wind resources for a number of countries including Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the initial program.World resources of oil, gas and coal are limited and there is a global concern about this but for Bangladesh the situation appears to be extremely unhappy as per capita reserve of fossil fuels is only 1/50th to 1/100th of world per capita. A close look at Bangladesh energy scenario is presented before going to an overview of the results of resource assessments for wind and solar energy under the SWERA Program carried out for Bangladesh withRERC as the local partner. Data and maps for Bangladesh are available in the SWERA website. Details of assessment techniques and results will be presented in the following sections together with the possible applications of the resources.A spin-off from the SWERA Project is development of manpower trained at home and abroad in WAsP techniques, RETScreen and HOMER analyses and the capability development for using GIS Toolkit.NREL, RISOE and DLR produced modeled maps and data sets for Bangladesh and NREL developed the GIS Toolkit. RERC measured and collected ground data and standardized the maps and data sets.Mr. Tom Hamlin of UNEP who has been the project manager for SWERA activities always extended his helping hands to RERC which enabled the completion of the project.TERI has played a vital role as the Regional Coordinator.

357

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the United States (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of an offshore wind resource database is one of the first steps necessary to understand the magnitude of the resource and to plan the distribution and development of future offshore wind power facilities. The U.S. Department of Energy supported the production of offshore wind resource maps and potential estimates for much of the United States. This presentation discusses NREL's 2010 offshore wind resources report; current U.S., regional, and state offshore maps; methodology for the wind mapping and validation; wind potential estimates; the Geographic Information Systems database; and future work and conclusions.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; Musial, W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Importance of Thermal Effects and Sea Surface Roughness for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The economic feasibility of offshore wind power utilisation depends on the favourable wind conditions offshore as compared to sites on land. The higher wind speeds have to compensate the additional cost of offshore developments. However, not only the mean wind speed is different, but the whole flow regime, as can e.g. be seen in the vertical wind speed profile. The commonly used models to describe this profile have been developed mainly for land sites. Their applicability for wind power prediction at offshore sites is investigated using data from the measurement program Rdsand, located in the Danish Baltic Sea.

Bernhard Lange; Sren Larsen; Jrgen Hjstrup Rebecca Barthelmie; Jrgen Hjstrup; Rebecca Barthelmie; Bernhard Lange

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Source Water Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) covers approximately 890 square miles and includes 12 public water systems that must be evaluated for Source water protection purposes under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Because of its size and location, six watersheds and five aquifers could potentially affect the INEEL's drinking water sources. Based on a preliminary evaluation of the available information, it was determined that the Big Lost River, Birch Creek, and Little Lost River Watersheds and the eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer needed to be assessed. These watersheds were delineated using the United States Geologic Survey's Hydrological Unit scheme. Well capture zones were originally estimated using the RESSQC module of the Environmental Protection Agency's Well Head Protection Area model, and the initial modeling assumptions and results were checked by running several scenarios using Modflow modeling. After a technical review, the resulting capture zones were expanded to account for the uncertainties associated with changing groundwater flow directions, a this vadose zone, and other data uncertainties. Finally, all well capture zones at a given facility were merged to a single wellhead protection area at each facility. A contaminant source inventory was conducted, and the results were integrated with the well capture zones, watershed and aquifer information, and facility information using geographic information system technology to complete the INEEL's Source Water Assessment. Of the INEEL's 12 public water systems, three systems rated as low susceptibility (EBR-1, Main Gate, and Gun Range), and the remainder rated as moderate susceptibility. No INEEL public water system rated as high susceptibility. We are using this information to develop a source water management plan from which we will subsequently implement an INEEL-wide source water management program. The results are a very robust set of wellhead protection areas that will protect the INEEL's public water systems yet not too conservative to inhibit the INEEL from carrying out its missions.

Sehlke, G.

2003-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding best practice regarding interruptible connections for wind generation: lessons from national and international experience  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

allwindgeneratorsbehindaconstrainthad the same subsidyregimeandthesametechnology,themarginalsystembenefitswould includethevalueof theenergyproducedandthevalueofthesubsidynetofproductioncosts.Forsocialoptimalitythis marginalbenefitshouldreflectallof... oflowcarbonnetworktechnologiesinordertodeliver around 1 5 % oftheUKs energydemandfromrenewablesourcesby 2 0 2 0 inthemostcosteffective way.Theprojected demand fromelectricity,heatandtransport ?amountsto 2 3 4 TWh by 2 0 2 0. Wind powerplaysan important...

Anaya, Karim L.; Pollitt, Michael

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy Project Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, Massachusetts  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Energy Project Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, Massachusetts ______________________________________________ Final Environmental Assessment December 2009 DOE/EA# 1661 U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, CO 80401 Wind Energy Project Mount Wachusett Community College Final Environmental Assessment Gardner, Massachusetts _________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ i CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION -------------------------------------------------------- 1 1.1 National Environmental Policy Act/Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act .............................................................................................................1

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Assessment of Wind Power Potential for Two Contrasting Coastlines of South Africa Using a Numerical Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two-dimensional numerical model is used to predict near surface wind velocities, and consequently wind power, for five distinct synoptic regimes for contrasting east and west coasts of South Africa. The model results suggest that no one ...

R. D. Diab; M. Garstang

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact assessment of wind generation on the operations of a power system  

SciTech Connect

The impact of intermittent wind generation on the operations of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power system is investigated. The operations of the TVA power system are outlined, and the hypothetical reconfiguration of the TVA transmission system to accommodate wind generation is described. Simulations and analyses of wind generation impacts on unit commitment, unit predispatch, and automatic control of generation are also presented.

Sadanandan, N.D.; Hilson, D.W.; Morris, K.W.; Needham, M.E.; Sendaula, M.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Assessment of Wind Loads On Power Lines--Methodology and Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind load on electrical conductors is one of the most critical design loads for transmission structures, but many methods of determining wind load have only recently been validated experimentally. This document draws on EPRI field research to assist engineers in accurately determining design wind loads for conductors and helping utilities construct new transmission lines and upgrade existing lines at minimum cost while retaining reliability.

1997-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

365

Assess and improve the national greenhouse gas inventory and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

for sector technologies Renewable Energy Technical Potential Toolkit Building Energy Assessment Toolkit Power System Screening and Design Toolkit Land Use Assessment...

366

National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An Integrated Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Under Title IX of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, Congress reauthorized the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) to continue coordinating acid rain research and monitoring, as it had done during the previous decade, and to provide Congress with periodic reports. In particular, Congress asked NAPAP to assess all available data and information to answer two questions: (1) What are the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of Title IV? This question addresses the costs and economic impacts of complying with the Acid Rain Program as well as benefit analyses associated with the various human health and welfare effects, including reduced visibility, damages to materials and cultural resources, and effects on ecosystems. (2) What reductions in deposition rates are needed to prevent adverse ecological effects? This complex questions addresses ecological systems and the deposition levels at which they experience harmful effects. The results of the assessment of the effects of Title IV and of the relationship between acid deposition rates and ecological effects were to be reported to Congress quadrennially, beginning with the 1996 report to Congress. The objective of this Report is to address the two main questions posed by Congress and fully communicate the results of the assessment to decision-makers. Given the primary audience, most of this report is not written as a technical document, although information supporting the conclusions is provided along with references.

Uhart, M.; et al.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Wind Resource Estimation and Mapping at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Resource Estimation and Resource Estimation and Mapping at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory April 1999 * NREL/CP-500-26245 M. Schwartz Presented at the ASES Solar '99 Conference Portland, Maine June 12-16, 1999 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel

368

State and National Wind Resource Potential at Various Capacity Factor Ranges for 80 and 100 Meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

February 4, 2010 (updated April 13, 2011 to add Alaska and Hawaii) February 4, 2010 (updated April 13, 2011 to add Alaska and Hawaii) State Total (km 2 ) Excluded 2 (km 2 ) Available (km 2 ) Available % of State % of Total Windy Land Excluded Installed Capacity 3 (MW) Annual Generation (GWh) Alabama 15.9 13.3 2.6 0.00% 83.4% 13.2 42 Alaska 267,897.7 209,673.4 58,224.3 3.87% 78.3% 291,121.3 1,051,210 Arizona 611.7 417.3 194.4 0.07% 68.2% 972.1 3,100 Arkansas 1,130.0 687.5 442.5 0.32% 60.8% 2,212.5 7,215 C lif i 11 456 4 8 650 1 2 806 3 0 69% 75 5% 14 031 7 49 073 Estimates of Windy 1 Land Area and Wind Energy Potential, by State, for areas >= 35% Capacity Factor at 80m These estimates show, for each of the 50 states and the total U.S., the windy land area with a gross capacity factor (without losses) of 35% and greater at 80-m height above ground and the wind energy potential that could be possible from development of the "available" windy land area

369

Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Los Alamos National Laboratory Trails Management Program, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

31 31 Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Los Alamos National Laboratory Trails Management Program, Los Alamos, New Mexico September 2, 2003 Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office Environmental Assessment for the Proposed LANL Trails Management Program DOE LASO September 2, 2003 iii Contents Acronyms and Terms................................................................................................................................vii Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................................ix 1.0 Purpose and Need ..............................................................................................................................1

370

Applications: Operational wind turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Capability Applications: Operational wind turbines Benefits: Optimize wind turbine performance Summary: Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Intelligent Wind Turbine Program are developing a multi-physics modeling approach for the analysis of wind turbines in the presence of realistic

371

DOE/EA-1584: Final Environmental Assessment for Sand Point Wind Installation Project, Sand Point, Alaska (September 2009)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sand Point Wind Installation Project Sand Point, Alaska DOE/EA -1584 U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3305 September 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 1 1.1 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT AND RELATED PROCEDURES....................................................................................................... 1 1.2 BACKGROUND .................................................................................................... 1 1.3 PURPOSE AND NEED.......................................................................................... 2 1.4 PUBLIC SCOPING AND CONSULTATION.......................................................

372

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Emergency Response Capability 2009 Baseline Needs Assessment Performance Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document was prepared by John A. Sharry, LLNL Fire Marshal and Division Leader for Fire Protection and was reviewed by Sandia/CA Fire Marshal, Martin Gresho. This document is the second of a two-part analysis of Emergency Response Capabilities of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The first part, 2009 Baseline Needs Assessment Requirements Document established the minimum performance criteria necessary to meet mandatory requirements. This second part analyses the performance of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Emergency Management Department to the contents of the Requirements Document. The document was prepared based on an extensive review of information contained in the 2004 BNA, a review of Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments, a review of building construction, occupancy, fire protection features, dispatch records, LLNL alarm system records, fire department training records, and fire department policies and procedures. On October 1, 2007, LLNL contracted with the Alameda County Fire Department to provide emergency response services. The level of service called for in that contract is the same level of service as was provided by the LLNL Fire Department prior to that date. This Compliance Assessment will evaluate fire department services beginning October 1, 2008 as provided by the Alameda County Fire Department.

Sharry, J A

2009-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

373

Wavelet Analysis for Wind Fields Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

resource assessment and wind farm development in the UK. Inevaluation of oil spills and wind farms. Keywords: SAR; Winddata to characterize wind farms and their potential energy

Leite, Gladeston C.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

2011 Wind Technologies Market Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pool. David, A. 2011. U.S. Wind Turbine Trade in a Changing3-MW Alstom ECO 100 wind turbine installed at the National2011 U.S. Small Wind Turbine Market Report. Washington,

Bolinger, Mark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Preliminary assessment report for National Guard Training Center, Georgia Army National Guard, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Installation restoration program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) facility near Hinesville, Georgia, known as the National Guard Training Center (NGTC). Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a priority basis for completing corrective actions (where necessary) in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining previous site activities, types and quantities of hazardous substances utilized, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities and past activities contained within the NGTC. Preliminary assessment site score sheet information is also provided for the NGTC. However, this assessment report is intended to be read in conjunction with a previous IRP assessment of Fort Stewart completed in 1992 (USATHAMA 1992) and to provide comprehensive information on the NGTC area for incorporation with information contained in that previous assessment for the entirety of Fort Stewart.

Not Available

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Building Toward a Small Wind Turbine Site Assessor Credential (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Proper site assessment is integral to the development of a successful small wind project. Without a small wind site assessor certification program, consumers, including state incentive program managers, lack a benchmark for differentiating between qualified and nonqualified site assessors. A small wind site assessor best practice manual is being developed as a resource for consumers until a credential program becomes available. This presentation describes the purpose, proposed content, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's approach to the development of such a manual.

Sinclair, K.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Assessing Population-level Risks of Wind Power Development for the Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Continued development of wind energy must confront the challenge of managing risks to wildlife populations. Presently, construction of new wind facilities in much of the eastern United States is being hindered by concerns over possible impacts to the threatened Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). These concerns are heightened by the emergence of a virulent fungal pathogen, white-nose syndrome, affecting hibernating colonies. While migratory tree bat fatalities at wind facilities are common, ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

378

Remapping of the Wind Energy Resource in the Midwestern United States: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A recent increase in interest and development of wind energy in the Midwestern United States has focused the need for updating wind resource maps of this area. The wind resource assessment group at the National Renewable Energy Lab., a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, has produced updated high-resolution (1-km) wind resource maps for several states in this region. This abstract describes the computerized tools and methodology used by NREL to create the higher resolution maps.

Schwartz, M.; Elliot, D.

2001-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

379

NWCC Guidelines for Assessing the Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

OAK-B135 The primary objective of this study is to provide examples of thorough and consistent analysis and documentation of economic impacts from wind power development.

Michael Taylor, Northwest Economic Associates Alan Fox, Northwest Economic Associates Jill Chilton, Northwest Economic Associates NWCC Economic Development Work Group Contributors Steve Clemmer, Lisa Daniels, Ed DeMeo, Rick Halet, Ron Lehr, Michael Milligan Vince Robinson

2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

380

Pollution Prevention Assessment for the Brookhaven National Laboratory...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

to the life cycle analysis methodology developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It is important to remember that life cycle analysis is a decision making tool and is...

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381

Environmental Assessment for the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE-II NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE-II (NSLS-II) BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY UPTON, NEW YORK U. S. Department Of Energy Brookhaven Site Office September 2006 DOE/EA-1558 i TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 PREFACE....................................................................................................................1 2.0 SUMMARY .................................................................................................................2 3.0 PURPOSE AND NEED ............................................................................................10 4.0 DESCRIPTION OF ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING THE PROPOSED ACTION.....................................................................................................................11

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Naval Station Newport Wind Resource Assessment. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites, and The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the RE-Powering America's Land initiative to encourage development of renewable energy (RE) on potentially contaminated land and mine sites. EPA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate RE options at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport in Newport, Rhode Island where multiple contaminated areas pose a threat to human health and the environment. Designated a superfund site on the National Priorities List in 1989, the base is committed to working toward reducing the its dependency on fossil fuels, decreasing its carbon footprint, and implementing RE projects where feasible. The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) partnered with NREL in February 2009 to investigate the potential for wind energy generation at a number of Naval and Marine bases on the East Coast. NAVSTA Newport was one of several bases chosen for a detailed, site-specific wind resource investigation. NAVSTA Newport, in conjunction with NREL and NFESC, has been actively engaged in assessing the wind resource through several ongoing efforts. This report focuses on the wind resource assessment, the estimated energy production of wind turbines, and a survey of potential wind turbine options based upon the site-specific wind resource.

Robichaud, R.; Fields, J.; Roberts, J. O.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Wind Farm Recommendation Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On April 21, 2011, an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Land Use Committee meeting was convened to develop a wind farm recommendation for the Executive Council and a list of proposed actions for proceeding with the recommendation. In terms of land use, the INL Land Use Committee unanimously agrees that Site 6 is the preferred location of the alternatives presented for an INL wind farm. However, further studies and resolution to questions raised (stated in this report) by the INL Land Use Committee are needed for the preferred location. Studies include, but are not limited to, wind viability (6 months), bats (2 years), and the visual impact of the wind farm. In addition, cultural resource surveys and consultation (1 month) and the National Environmental Policy Act process (9 to 12 months) need to be completed. Furthermore, there is no documented evidence of developers expressing interest in constructing a small wind farm on INL, nor a specific list of expectations or concessions for which a developer might expect INL to cover the cost. To date, INL assumes the National Environmental Policy Act activities will be paid for by the Department of Energy and INL (the environmental assessment has only received partial funding). However, other concessions also may be expected by developers such as roads, fencing, power line installation, tie-ins to substations, annual maintenance, snow removal, access control, down-time, and remediation. These types of concessions have not been documented, as a request, from a developer and INL has not identified the short and long-term cost liabilities for such concessions should a developer expect INL to cover these costs. INL has not identified a go-no-go funding level or the priority this Wind Farm Project might have with respect to other nuclear-related projects, should the wind farm remain an unfunded mandate. The Land Use Committee recommends Legal be consulted to determine what, if any, liabilities exist with the Wind Farm Project and INLs rights and responsibilities in regards to access to the wind farm once constructed. An expression of interest is expected to go out soon to developers. However, with the potential of 2 years of study remaining for Site 6, the expectation of obtaining meaningful interest from developers should be questioned.

John Reisenauer

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

NREL: Wind Research - Awards  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Awards NREL has received many awards for its technical innovations in wind energy. In addition, the research conducted at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL has led...

385

Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

development Greenhouse Gas Inventory Development Toolkit 3a. Analytical Decision Making - Developing BAU Scenario 3b. Analytical Decision Making - Assessing Opportunities 3b.1....

386

Modeling Spectral Dissipation in the Evolution of Wind Waves. Part I: Assessment of Existing Model Performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the performance of a state-of-the-art spectral wind wave model that uses a full solution to the nonlinear interaction source term. The situation investigated here is fetch-limited wind wave evolution, for which a significant ...

M. L. Banner; I. R. Young

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

DOE/EA-1521; Environmental Assessment for Spring Canyon Wind Project, Logan County, Colorado  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EA, Spring Canyon Wind Project ix EA, Spring Canyon Wind Project ix TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED......................................................................................................... 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 1 1.2 PURPOSE AND NEED............................................................................................. 3 1.2.1 Federal Agency Action ............................................................................... 3 1.2.2 Applicant's Purpose and Need .................................................................... 3 1.3 SCOPING .................................................................................................................. 3

388

Avian Monitoring and Risk Assessment at the San Gorgonio Wind Resource Area  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary objective of this study at the San Gorgonio Wind Resource Area was to estimate and compare bird utilization, fatality rates, and the risk index among factors including bird taxonomic groups, wind turbine and reference areas, wind turbine sizes and types, and geographic locations. The key questions addressed to meet this objective include: (1) Are there any differences in the level of bird activity, called ''utilization rate'' or ''use'', with the operating wind plant and within the surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; (2) Are there any differences in the rate of bird fatalities (or avian fatality) within the operating wind plant or the surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; (3) Does bird use, fatality rates, or bird risk index vary according to the geographic location, type and size of wind turbine, and/or type of bird within the operating wind plant and surrounding undeveloped areas (reference area)?; and (4) How do raptor fatality rates at San Gorgonio compare to other wind projects with comparable data?

Anderson, R.; Tom, J.; Neumann, N.; Erickson, W. P.; Strickland, M. D.; Bourassa, M.; Bay, K. J.; Sernka, K. J.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

First semiannual report: Rocky Flats Small Wind Systems Test Center activities. Volume I. Description of the National Small Wind Systems Test Center  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information is presented concerning the Rocky Flats wind turbine test site; the philosophy of testing at Rocky Flats; test procedure development; atmospheric SWECS testing; SWECS component testing; data collection, handling, and analysis; reporting procedures; and future plans.

None

1978-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

390

Lawrence Livermore National Security Cost Model Functional Management Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The scope of the Functional Management Assessment of the cost model included a review of the plan and progress of the Cost Model Review Team. The review focused on processes in place to ensure simplicity, compliance with cost accounting standards and indirect cost allocation methodology, and the change management plan. This was intended to be a high-level initial review in order to provide recommendations for a subsequent more comprehensive review. The single document reviewed by the team during the assessment was the Indirect Cost Recovery Model Review, which describes how the indirect rate restructure and new organizational structure have resulted in streamlined charging practices to better understand and strategically manage costs. ISSUE 1: The cost model focuses heavily on rate structure but not on cost management. Significant progress has been made to simplify the rate structure. The number of indirect rates has been reduced from 67 different indirect rates used under the prior contract to 32 rates in the first year of the LLNS contract, with a goal of further reduction to 16 for FY09. The reductions are being recommended by a broad-based Working Group driven by Lab leadership desiring a simplified rate structure that would make it easier to analyze the true cost of overhead, be viewed as equitable, and ensure appropriate use of Service, i.e., operations, Centers. This has been a real challenge due to the significant change in approach from one that previously involved a very complex rate structure. Under this prior approach, the goal was to manage the rates, and rates were established at very detailed levels that would 'shine the light' on pools of overhead costs. As long as rates stayed constant or declined, not as much attention tended to be given to them, particularly with so many pools to review (184 indirect rate pools in FY05). However, as difficult and important as simplifying the rate structure has been, the fundamental reason for the simplification is to make it easier to analyze the true cost of overhead so the costs can be effectively managed. For the current year, the overall the goal of keeping the total cost of an FTE to FY07 levels. This approach reflects the past practice of managing to rates rather than focusing on costs, although streamlined with the more simplified rate structure. Given all the challenges being faced with the contract transition, this was a reasonable interim tactic for dealing with the known cost increases such as fees and taxes. Nonetheless, in order to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist for making sound decisions for further reducing the rates themselves, the Laboratory needs to implement an ongoing and disciplined approach to understanding and managing overhead cost. ISSUE 2: The NIF has a significantly different rate structure than other Laboratory work. Because of its significant size and unique organizational structure as a major construction project, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) has indirect charges that vary from the norm. These variations were reviewed and approved by and disclosed to the NNSA in the Laboratory's past annual Disclosure Statements. In mid-FY 09, NIF will begin transition from a construction line item to an operational center. The reallocation of costs when this occurs could significantly impact the Laboratory's rates and rate structure planning for that transition from a cost- and rate- impact standpoint should begin soon. ISSUE 3: The new rate model must be finalized shortly in order to implement the model beginning in FY 09. As noted in Issue No.1, a Working Group has developed a simplified rate structure for the Lab to use for FY09. The Working Group has evaluated the cost impacts of the simplified rate structure at the major program level and identified a disparate impact in the Safeguards and Security area where a substantial increase in overhead cost allocation may need to be mitigated. The simplified rate structure will need to be approved by the Laboratory Director and issued within the Laboratory to formulate detailed bu

Tevis, J; Hirahara, J; Thomas, B; Mendez, M

2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

391

Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development Jump to: navigation, search Stage 2 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

392

Commonwealth Wind Commercial Wind Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and business planning) Through the Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program - Commercial Wind Initiative the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) offers site assessment...

393

Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York www.nrel.gov Baker and Belding installed a 10-kW Bergey Excel wind turbine in August 2011. Photo from Cross Island Farms, NREL/PIX 19923 Funding Summary * Total cost of wind turbine, including first developer: $82,000 * Total cost of wind turbine, excluding first developer: $73,000 * Total cost of solar: $40,000 * Propane generator: $8,000; including equipment, installation, and propane: $13,000 * USDA REAP grant: $20,506 (~25% of

394

America's Wind Testing Facilities | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Testing Facilities Wind Testing Facilities America's Wind Testing Facilities Addthis National Wind Technology Center - Colorado 1 of 7 National Wind Technology Center - Colorado The first of 4 towers is lifted as work continues on the 2 MW Gamesa wind turbine being installed at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Date taken: 2011-09-15 13:53 National Wind Technology Center - Colorado 2 of 7 National Wind Technology Center - Colorado Workers use a giant crane for lifting the blade assembly as work continues on the 2 MW Gamesa wind turbine being installed at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Date taken: 2011-09-22 12:06 Wind Technology Testing Center - Boston 3 of 7 Wind Technology Testing Center - Boston

395

ESS 2012 Peer Review - National Assessment of Energy Storage...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage October 2, 2012 1 Authors: M. Kintner-Meyer, P. Balducci, W. Colella, M. Elizondo, C. Jin, T. Nguyen, V. Viswanathan,...

396

Conversion system overview assessment. Volume II. Solar-wind hybrid systems  

SciTech Connect

Solar-wind hybrid systems are discussed. It is shown that there are large areas in the United States where solar and wind resources are comparable in magnitude and there are diurnal and seasonal complementarities which offer the potential for cost-effective hybrid systems. There are also distinct engineering features of the two conversion technologies. Electric power generation from wind is straightforward and cost-effective, whereas solar thermal conversion to generate heat is more cost-effective than to generate electricity. Examples of hybrid systems utilizing these features in total energy applications are presented.

Jayadev, T. S.; Henderson, J.; Bingham, C.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Assessing Long-Term Wind Conditions by Combining Different Measure-Correlate-Predict Algorithms: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper significantly advances the hybrid measure-correlate-predict (MCP) methodology, enabling it to account for variations of both wind speed and direction. The advanced hybrid MCP method uses the recorded data of multiple reference stations to estimate the long-term wind condition at a target wind plant site. The results show that the accuracy of the hybrid MCP method is highly sensitive to the combination of the individual MCP algorithms and reference stations. It was also found that the best combination of MCP algorithms varies based on the length of the correlation period.

Zhang, J.; Chowdhury, S.; Messac, A.; Hodge, B. M.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Landmark Report Analyzes Current State of U.S. Offshore Wind Industry (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

New report assesses offshore wind industry, offshore wind resource, technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently published a new report that analyzes the current state of the offshore wind energy industry, Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States. It provides a broad understanding of the offshore wind resource, and details the associated technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits of developing this clean, domestic, renewable resource. The United States possesses large and accessible offshore wind energy resources. The availability of these strong offshore winds close to major U.S. coastal cities significantly reduces power transmission issues. The report estimates that U.S. offshore winds have a gross potential generating capacity four times greater than the nation's present electric capacity. According to the report, developing the offshore wind resource along U.S. coastlines and in the Great Lakes would help the nation: (1) Achieve 20% of its electricity from wind by 2030 - Offshore wind could supply 54 gigawatts of wind capacity to the nation's electrical grid, increasing energy security, reducing air and water pollution, and stimulating the domestic economy. (2) Provide clean power to its coastal demand centers - Wind power emits no carbon dioxide (CO2) and there are plentiful winds off the coasts of 26 states. (3) Revitalize its manufacturing sector - Building 54 GW of offshore wind energy facilities would generate an estimated $200 billion in new economic activity, and create more than 43,000 permanent, well-paid technical jobs in manufacturing, construction, engineering, operations and maintenance. NREL's report concludes that the development of the nation's offshore wind resources can provide many potential benefits, and with effective research, policies, and commitment, offshore wind energy can play a vital role in future U.S. energy markets.

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2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report This work described in this report was coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution under Contract No. DE AC03-76SF00098. Analysis and Selection of Analytical Tools to Assess National-Interest Transmission Bottlenecks Final Report More Documents & Publications THE VALUE OF ECONOMIC DISPATCH A REPORT TO CONGRESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1234 OF THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 2006 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and Related Materials

400

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Wildland Fire Management Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

72 72 April 2003 IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT iii CONTENTS ACRONYMS.................................................................................................................................. v 1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 1 1.1. Purpose and Need ......................................................................................................................... 1 1.2. Background................................................................................................................................... 1 1.3. Related Actions ............................................................................................................................

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401

NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Research  

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Small Wind Turbine Research Small Wind Turbine Research The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy (NREL/DOE) Small Wind Project's objectives are to reduce barriers to wind energy expansion, stabilize the market, and expand the number of small wind turbine systems installed in the United States. "Small wind turbine" refers to a turbine smaller than or equal to 100 kilowatts (kW). "Distributed wind" includes small and midsize turbines (100 kW through 1 megawatt [MW]). Since 1996, NREL's small wind turbine research has provided turbine testing, turbine development, and prototype refinement leading to more commercially available small wind turbines. Work is conducted under the following areas. You can also learn more about state and federal policies

402

A proposed metric for assessing the potential of community annoyance from wind turbine low-frequency noise emissions  

SciTech Connect

Given our initial experience with the low-frequency, impulsive noise emissions from the MOD-1 wind turbine and their impact on the surrounding community, the ability to assess the potential of interior low-frequency annoyance in homes located near wind turbine installations may be important. Since there are currently no universally accepted metrics or descriptors for low-frequency community annoyance, we performed a limited program using volunteers to see if we could identify a method suitable for wind turbine noise applications. We electronically simulated three interior environments resulting from low-frequency acoustical loads radiated from both individual turbines and groups of upwind and downwind turbines. The written comments of the volunteers exposed to these interior stimuli were correlated with a number of descriptors which have been proposed for predicting low-frequency annoyance. The results are presented in this paper. We discuss our modifications of the highest correlated predictor to include the internal dynamic pressure effects associated with the response of residential structures to low-frequency acoustic loads. Finally, we outline a proposed procedure for establishing both a low-frequency ''figure of merit'' for a particular wind turbine design and, using actual measurements, estimate the potential for annoyance to nearby communities. 10 refs., 13 figs., 7 tabs.

Kelley, N.D.

1987-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

403

State and National Wind Resource Potential 30 Percent Capacity Factor at 80 Meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Note - 50% exclusions are not cumulative. If an area is non-ridgecrest forest on FS land, it is just excluded at the 50% level one time. Note - 50% exclusions are not cumulative. If an area is non-ridgecrest forest on FS land, it is just excluded at the 50% level one time. 1) Exclude areas of slope > 20% Derived from 90 m national elevation dataset. 6) 100% exclude 3 km surrounding criteria 2-5 (except water) Merged datasets and buffer 3 km 5) 100% exclusion of airfields, urban, wetland and water areas. USGS North America Land Use Land Cover (LULC), version 2.0, 1993; ESRI airports and airfields (2006); U.S. Census Urbanized Areas (2000 and 2003) 10) 50% exclusion of non-ridgecrest forest Ridge-crest areas defined using a terrain definition script, overlaid with USGS LULC data screened for the forest categories. Other Criteria 8) 50% exclusion of remaining Dept. of Defense lands except

404

The Political Economy of Wind Power in China  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building a national wind turbine industry: experiences fromthe worlds largest manufacturer of wind turbines. 1 Inthe worlds installed wind turbines were erected in China,

Swanson, Ryan Landon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost ...  

NREL's Wind Technology Patents Boost Efficiency and Lower Costs March 22, 2013. Wind energy research conducted at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC ...

406

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States October 7, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the release of a report from the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which comprehensively analyzes the key factors impacting the deployment of offshore wind power in the U.S. The report, "Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers," includes a detailed assessment of the Nation's offshore wind resources and offshore wind industry, including future job growth potential. The report also analyzes the technology challenges,

407

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States October 7, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the release of a report from the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which comprehensively analyzes the key factors impacting the deployment of offshore wind power in the U.S. The report, "Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers," includes a detailed assessment of the Nation's offshore wind resources and offshore wind industry, including future job growth potential. The report also analyzes the technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and the potential risks and benefits of

408

A Climatological Assessment of the Utility of Wind Machines for Freeze Protection in Mountain Valleys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of wind machines for frost protection is common in several large United States fruit producing areas. However, their potential usefulness in western Colorado's high elevation orchards has been uncertain due to the existence of terrain-...

Nolan J. Doesken; A. Richard Renquist

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Assessment of Non-Fuel, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems to Support High Wind Penetration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the status and progress of the RD&D work at EPRI on adiabatic no-fuel Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) for wind integration. Bulk energy storage (BES) has latent value in the electric grid, enhances grid reliability, and is well suited to address wind integration related challenges. Without storage, extensive ramping and spinning reserve backup of thermal generators is required, at associated high costs, poor thermal performance, poor down ramp capability and high emissions. Fu...

2009-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

410

Techniques for assessing the wind energy resource in the North Central region  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy has sponsored the development of regional wind energy resource atlases for twelve regions of the United States. The North Central Region, which consists of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa, was one of the regions for which an atlas was assembled. This report is a description of observational and analytical techniques used in the development of the North Central region's wind energy resource atlas.

Freeman, D.L.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Bat Interactions with Wind Turbines at the Buffalo Ridge, Minnesota Wind Resource Area: An Assessment of Bat Activity, Species Compo sition and Collision Mortality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During avian monitoring studies conducted from 1994-1999, several bat collision victims were found at wind turbines in the Buffalo Ridge Resource Area (WRA) in southwest Minnesota. This study further examined bat interactions with wind turbines at this site.

2003-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

412

The U.S. wind production tax credit - evaluating its impact on wind deployment and assessing the cost of its renewal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The desirability, viability, and cost effectiveness of policies designed to incentivize growth of the wind energy industry are subject to widespread debate within the U.S. government, wind industry groups, and the general ...

Ernst, Patrick C. (Patrick Charles)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

2011 Wind Technologies Market Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that regions peak electricity demand) was frequently usedsome areas; modest electricity demand growth; existing stateto 20% of the nations electricity demand coming from wind

Bolinger, Mark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI) Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI) Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Market analysis, Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Maps Website: windenergy.ornl.gov/ References: Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI)[1] Logo: Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway (WENDI) The WENDI Gateway is an integrated system for the archival, discovery, access, integration, and delivery of wind energy-related data and information. NOTE The WENDI Gateway has been discontinued due to an absence of funding. Oak

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Benefits of the IEA Wind Co-operation Wind  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy is changing the generation mix 1. Wind energy development brings national benefits 2. IEA Wind activities support national programs by sharing information and joint research resultsWind energy is part of the global economy 1. Worldwide, new wind energy installations in 2010 represented an investment of 47.3 billion (65 billion USD) 2. More than 500,000 people are currently employed in the wind industry Source: GWEC1995

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2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Consequence Assessment Proram at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, April 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Consequence Assessment Program at the Consequence Assessment Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory May 2011 April 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope..................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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Wind power outlook 2006  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual brochure provides the American Wind Energy Association's up-to-date assessment of the wind industry in the United States. This 2006 general assessment shows positive signs of growth, use and acceptance of wind energy as a vital component of the U.S. energy mix.

anon.

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Environmental assessment for the National Conversion Pilot Project, Stage 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the National Conversion Pilot Project (NCPP) is to explore and demonstrate, at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), the feasibility of economic conversion at Department of Energy facilities. Economic conversion is the conversion of facilities and equipment owned by the Federal government to production of goods by private firms for profit. The NCPP mission is consistent with the RFETS current mission: to conduct site remediation, decontaminate and decommission site buildings and close the site in a manner that is safe, environmentally and socially responsible, physically secure, and cost effective. The NCPP is divided into three stages, with decision points at the ends of Stages 1 and 2 and periodically during Stage 3, to help ensure careful consideration of project effectiveness and to create an opportunity for regulators and stakeholders to provide comments to the DOE. At the end of each stage, the project can be reversed, authorized to proceed, or terminated.

NONE

1997-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

419

Wind Powering America  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

These news items are notable additions These news items are notable additions to the Wind Powering America Web site. The Wind Powering America Web site reports recent national and state wind market changes by cataloging wind activities such as wind resource maps, small wind consumer's guides, local wind workshops, news articles, and publications in the areas of policy, public power, small wind, Native Americans, agricultural sector, economic development, public lands, and schools. en-us julie.jones@nrel.gov (Julie Jones) http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/images/wpa_logo_sm.jpg Wind Powering America http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/ Nominate an Electric Cooperative for Wind Power Leadership Award by January 15 http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/filter_detail.asp?itemid=4076 http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/filter_detail.asp?itemid=4076 Mon, 16

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Wind Power Outlook 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The brochure, expected to be updated annually, provides the American Wind Energy Association's (AWAE's) up-to-date assessment of the wind industry. It provides a summary of the state of wind power in the U.S., including the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. It provides summary information on the growth of the industry, policy-related factors such as the federal wind energy production tax credit status, comparisons with natural gas, and public views on wind energy.

anon.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Scale Wind turbine Demonstration Project  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Three Affiliated Tribes proposing to Department of Energy was nothing new to Denmark. National Meteorological Studies have proved that North Dakota has some of the most consistence wind resources in the world. The Three Affiliated Tribes wanted to assess their potential and become knowledgeable to developing this new and upcoming resource now valuable. By the Tribe implementing the Utility-scale Wind Turbine Project on Fort Berthold, the tribe has proven the ability to complete a project, and has already proceeded in a feasibility studies to developing a large-scale wind farm on the reservation due to tribal knowledge learned, public awareness, and growing support of a Nation wanting clean renewable energy. The tribe is working through the various measures and regulations with the want to be self-sufficient, independent, and marketable with 17,000 times the wind energy needed to service Fort Berthold alone.

Terry Fredericks

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

422

NREL: Wind Research - Environmental Impacts Research  

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Environmental Impacts Research Environmental Impacts Research Photo of a Greater Prairie-Chicken. Credit: James Shroyer. NREL is a partner in the Grassland Shrub Steppe Species Collaborative, a multi-year effort to study wind turbines in prairie chicken habitat. The Wind Program at NREL works to resolve environmental issues that may hinder acceptance of wind energy technologies. The program accomplishes this through activities that address the potential effects of wind development on wildlife and identifies corresponding mitigation strategies. As part of this effort, the program supports the work of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Wildlife Workgroup, which is focused on collaborative approaches for understanding and evaluating species- and habitat-specific impacts, mitigation tools, risk assessment, and nocturnal

423

Assessment of Wind/Solar Co-located Generation in Texas  

SciTech Connect

This paper evaluates the opportunity to load co-located wind and solar generation capacity onto a constrained transmission system while engendering only minimal losses. It quantifies the economic and energy opportunities and costs associated with pursuing this strategy in two Texas locations ?¢???? one in west Texas and the other in south Texas. The study builds upon previous work published by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) which illuminated the potential benefits of negative correlation of wind and solar generation in some locations by quantifying the economic and energy losses which would arise from deployment of solar generation in areas with existing wind generation and constrained transmission capacity. Clean Energy Associates (CEA) obtained and incorporated wind and solar resource data and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)) load and price data into a model which evaluates varying levels of solar thermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind capacity against an assumed transmission capacity limit at each of the two locations.

Steven M. Wiese

2009-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

424

Wind resource assessment handbook: Fundamentals for conducting a successful monitoring program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy feasibility initiative. These guidelines, which are detailed and highly technical, emphasize the tasks of selecting, installing, and operating wind measurement equipment, as well as collecting and analyzing the associated data, once one or more measurement sites are located. The handbook's scope encompasses state-of-the-art measurement and analysis techniques at multiple heights on tall towers (e.g., 40 m) for a measurement duration of at least one year. These guidelines do not represent every possible method of conducting a quality wind measurement program, but they address the most important elements based on field-proven experience. The intended audience for this handbook is any organization or individual who desires the planning framework and detailed procedures for conducting a formally structured wind measurement program. Personnel from the management level to field technicians will find this material applicable. The organizational aspects of a measurement program, including the setting of clear program objectives and designing commensurate measurement and quality assurance plans, all of which are essential to ensuring the program's successful outcome, are emphasized. Considerable attention is also given to the details of actually conducting the measurement program in its many aspects, from selecting instrumentation that meets minimum performance standards to analyzing and reporting on the collected data. 5 figs., 15 tabs.

Bailey, B.H.; McDonald, S.L.; Bernadett, D.W.; Markus, M.J.; Elsholz, K.V. [AWS Scientific, Inc., Albany, NY (US)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment in Nepal | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in Nepal in Nepal Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance is developed based on a linear regression model that has been developed to correlate the theoretical and ground measured solar irradiance on the basis of available ground measured Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance at three locations: a) Syangboche (Solukhumbu) b) Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and c) Prakashpur (Sunsari). These locations represent the three different geographical regions: Mountain, Hill and Plain. The model is used for converting the theoretical Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance to actual solar irradiance in 15 meteorological stations spread throughout the country. Interpolating the data obtained at these stations, a map has been developed using ArcView GIS software. The existing methodology for projecting wind speedat 2m height from DHM meteorological station data to 10m height, shows a deviated figures. In other to develop wind map, valid methodology is required which can project the low height wind speed to higher heights. The projected data (Thini and Thakmarpha) when

426

Wind powering America: Vermont  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind resources in the state of Vermont show great potential for wind energy development according to the wind resource assessment conducted by the state, its utilities, and NREL. This fact sheet provides a brief description of the resource assessment and a link to the resulting wind resource map produced by NREL. The fact sheet also provides a description of the state's net metering program, its financial incentives, and green power programs as well as a list of contacts for more information.

NREL

2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

427

Wind powering America: Kansas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind resources in the state of Kansas show great potential for wind energy development according to the wind resource assessment conducted by the Kansas Electric Utilities Research Program, UWIG, and DOE. This fact sheet provides a brief description of the resource assessment and description of the state's new educational wind kiosk as well as its green power program and financial incentives available for the development of renewable energy technologies. A list of contacts for more information is also included.

NREL

2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

428

NREL: Wind Research - Systems Engineering Home Page  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Search More Search Options Site Map The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) wind energy systems engineering initiative has developed an analysis platform to leverage its...

429

NREL: Technology Transfer - Wind Technology Center Installing ...  

Wind Technology Center Installing a Dynamic Duo August 25, 2009. Generating 20 percent of the nation's electricity from clean wind resources will ...

430

Assessing the Impacts of Reduced Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A Preliminary Analysis in Vinalhaven, Maine  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

only self-reported wind and turbine sound levels were used.Noise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: ANoise Operations of Wind Turbines on Neighbor Annoyance: A

Hoen, Ben

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

NREL: Wind Research - Projects  

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Projects Projects NREL's wind energy research and development projects focus on reducing the cost of wind technology and expanding access to wind energy sites. Our specialized technical expertise, comprehensive design and analysis tools, and unique testing facilities help industry overcome challenges to bringing new wind technology to the marketplace. Some of these success stories are described in NREL's Wind R&D Success Stories. We also work closely with universities and other national laboratories supporting fundamental research in wind technologies, including aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, and material sciences essential in the development of new blade technologies and advanced controls, power electronics, and testing to further refine drivetrain topology.

432

Wind Power Career Chat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document will teach students about careers in the wind energy industry. Wind energy, both land-based and offshore, is expected to provide thousands of new jobs in the next several decades. Wind energy companies are growing rapidly to meet America's demand for clean, renewable, and domestic energy. These companies need skilled professionals. Wind power careers will require educated people from a variety of areas. Trained and qualified workers manufacture, construct, operate, and manage wind energy facilities. The nation will also need skilled researchers, scientists, and engineers to plan and develop the next generation of wind energy technologies.

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Wind power today  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This publication highlights initiatives of the US DOE`s Wind Energy Program. 1997 yearly activities are also very briefly summarized. The first article describes a 6-megawatt wind power plant installed in Vermont. Another article summarizes technical advances in wind turbine technology, and describes next-generation utility and small wind turbines in the planning stages. A village power project in Alaska using three 50-kilowatt turbines is described. Very brief summaries of the Federal Wind Energy Program and the National Wind Technology Center are also included in the publication.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Assessing the local wind field at Sierra Grande Mountain in New Mexico with instrumentation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Six systems were installed on top of Sierra Grande, a nearly symmetrical mountain in New Mexico about halfway between Raton and Clayton, with a peak of 2659 m (8720 ft msl) standing over a wide mesa of approximately 1829 m (6000 ft msl). Two systems were on the peak, one at 10 m (33 ft) above the surface and the other at 20 m (66 ft) because the peak is often the most probable spot for the greatest wind energy. The two levels were needed to measure variations of speed with height. Four other systems with instruments at 10-m (33 ft) were located roughly north, east, south, and west from the center on secondary ridge lines to measure certain horizontal variations of the wind. The wind direction and speed were measured every 6 minutes, a time interval considerably shorter than the traditional 1 hour but long enough so that all WECS power outputs are expected to respond to these wind speed variations. All six systems were operated for a period of six months between 6 June 1979-5 December 1979.

Barnett, K.M.; Reynolds, R.D.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconducting Generators in Multi-Megawatt Class Wind Turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes. Based on the cost and performance data supplied by AMSC, HTSDD technology has good potential to compete successfully as an alternative technology to PMDD and geared technology turbines in the multi megawatt classes. In addition, data suggests the economics of HTSDD turbines improve with increasing size, although several uncertainties remain for all machines in the 6 to 10 MW class.

Maples, B.; Hand, M.; Musial, W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Transient Stability Assessment of Power System with Large Amount of Wind Power Penetration: the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of HVDC connection to manage the imbalance at the system interconnections with the increased wind power. 2 is based on a 400 kV and 150 kV transmission system with HVDC connections to Nordel systems, Norway at the planned power exchange. Earlier studies in [4] and [5] have shown that the power exchange through the HVDC

Chen, Zhe

437

Comparative Assessment of Direct Drive High Temperature Superconducting Generators in Multi-Megawatt Class Wind Turbines  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes. Based on the cost and performance data supplied by AMSC, HTSDD technology has good potential to compete successfully as an alternative technology to PMDD and geared technology turbines in the multi megawatt classes. In addition, data suggests the economics of HTSDD turbines improve with increasing size, although several uncertainties remain for all machines in the 6 to 10 MW class.

Maples, B.; Hand, M.; Musial, W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Lawrence Livermore National Laborotory Safety Basis Assessment Final February 11, 2011  

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Safety Basis Assessment INTRODUCTION This site visit report documents the collective results of the review of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) safety basis processes and discusses its scope, objective, results and conclusions. Appendix A provides lists of the documents, interviews, and observations and Appendix B includes the plan for the review. This combined assessment was sponsored by the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) Livermore Site Office (LSO) and conducted jointly by staff from the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) and LSO. The review was conducted in late 2010 and included site visits from November 29 - December 3, 2010 and December 13-17, 2010. Overall, the LLNL programs

439

Lawrence Livermore National Laborotory Safety Basis Assessment Final February 11, 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Safety Basis Assessment INTRODUCTION This site visit report documents the collective results of the review of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) safety basis processes and discusses its scope, objective, results and conclusions. Appendix A provides lists of the documents, interviews, and observations and Appendix B includes the plan for the review. This combined assessment was sponsored by the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) Livermore Site Office (LSO) and conducted jointly by staff from the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) and LSO. The review was conducted in late 2010 and included site visits from November 29 - December 3, 2010 and December 13-17, 2010. Overall, the LLNL programs

440

Wind Energy Assessment Study for Nevada -- Tall Tower Deployment (Stone Cabin): 26 June 2005 - 31 December 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this work effort was to characterize wind shear and turbulence for representative wind-developable areas in Nevada.

Koracin, D.; Reinhardt, R.; McCurdy, G.; Liddle, M.; McCord, T.; Vellore, R.; Minor, T.; Lyles, B.; Miller, D.; Ronchetti, L.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Grid Impacts of Wind Power Variability: Recent Assessments from a Variety of Utilities in the United States (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation for the European Wind Energy Conference held February 27--March 2, 2006, in Athens, Greece, showing grid impacts of wind power variability.

Parsons, B.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power Wind Powering America Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program designed to educate, engage, and enable critical stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the U.S. electricity supply. Wind Power Research Results in DOE Databases IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2, Energy Citations Database NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential, Energy Citations Database Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants, DOE Information Bridge 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Profiling General Compression: A River of Wind, ScienceCinema, multimedia Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Data from the

443

Lawrence Livermore National Security CFO Processes Functional Management Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The scope of the Functional Management Assessment of the CFO included a review of the CFO Organizational Structure, including deployed financial services and the division of responsibilities and internal controls between CFO and other organizations that perform financial functions across the Laboratory. In addition, the assessment team solicited input from end users and reviewers. Three issues discussed are: ISSUE 1: Financial activities and cash transactions are occurring outside the CFO organization. Approximately $200M of non-purchase order spending occurs in seven areas outside CFO control (travel, relocation, special disbursements, IPO, legal, risk management, and freight). NIF financial services have not been integrated into the CFO organization and operate outside CFO control. Business risks--There is no single point of financial accountably; Currently within the CFO and Business and Operations organizations there is a lack of clarity of roles and responsibilities for financial activities; Financial talent within the laboratory is fragmented; and Inefficiencies exist based on the current structure; An example of the above business risks associated with organizational structure can be observed in the process for reimbursement of relocation costs to employees. Currently, Human Resources and Travel both administer portions of an employee's relocation. Costs are reviewed for compliance with FAR travel guidelines and for compliance with the offer letter but there is no financial review for allowability of costs nor is there a single point where the total relocation costs are reviewed. Through the e-pay system the check is processed by the CFO organization but there is no review by that organization. ISSUE 2: Impact of involuntary separation on current and future activities. 3 risks are: (1) Loss of internal controls--with the upcoming involuntary reductions there will be a loss of personnel with institutional knowledge which will increase the risk of losing internal control on some processes. The organization needs to be cognizant of this risk and take measures to minimize financial risk and ensure on-going A-123 compliance. (2) Project Costing Implementation (PCI) delay--the implementation of PCI is key to achieving integration and reporting of financial data. Presently, business analysts spend half of their time collecting and compiling data and 94% of the labs financial management reports are created using spreadsheets. Currently, the PCI project is on schedule but the involuntary reductions may result in loss of support in this area. (3) Financial Performance Milestones not met--for FY-08 there are fixed, base and stretch financial performance milestones for the laboratory. With reductions in staff the risk of missing key milestones increases. ISSUE 3: Strategically growing the Work for Others (WFO) Portfolio. A key objective of the laboratory is to increase WFO. Greater reliance on WFO will result in additional funding sources and increase the number of control points and financial activities to be monitored thus increasing the level of financial complexity at the lab. The CFO organization should work now to improve controls and processes to accommodate these changes. In particular the following areas should be focused on: (1) Cost reporting needs to be streamlined; (2) Cost Transfer controls need to be increased; and (3) Timely monitoring and close out of contracts needs occur.

Sparks, A; Sampson, D; Thomas, B; Mendez, M

2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

444

NREL: Wind Research - News  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Below are some select news stories from the National Wind Technology Below are some select news stories from the National Wind Technology Center. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. January 3, 2014 New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released an expanded version of its FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering tool under a new modularization framework. January 2, 2014 The Denver Post Highlights the NWTC's New 5-MW Dynamometer On January 2, a reporter from The Denver Post toured the new 5-megawatt dynamometer test facility at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Archives 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 Printable Version Wind Research Home Capabilities Projects Facilities

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DOE/EA-1557; Final Envrionmental Assessment for the National Security Test Range  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmental Assessment for the National Security Test Range DOE/EA-1557 April, 2007 CONTENTS 1. PURPOSE AND NEED ..................................................................................................................... 1 2. ALTERNATIVES .............................................................................................................................. 3 2.1. Consolidate Testing on a New National Security Test Range at the INL (Preferred Alternative)3 2.1.1 Construction Activities ................................................................................................. 6 2.1.2 Operational Activities................................................................................................... 6 2.2 Alternatives Considered, but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis................................................

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment"  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures

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Making european-style community wind power development work in the United States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Support for Community Wind Power Development. LBNL-54715.at 2003 Oklahoma Wind Power and Bioenergy Conference, JuneWind. 2001. Distributed Wind Power Assessment. Prepared for

Bolinger, Mark A.

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Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest System Lands  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest System Lands USDA Forest Service National Renewable Energy Laboratory CD-Lite Version: Download CD-Lite ZIP File with no GIS Data (46 MB) Download CD ZIP File (146 MB) NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not

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Environmental assessment of the Environmental Restoration Project at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) is managed and operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Company. SNL/NM is located on land controlled by DOE within the boundaries of Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The major responsibilities of SNL/NM are the support of national security and energy projects. This report provides an environmental assessment of proposed remedial action activities at the solid waste management units at SNL/NM. A risk assessment of health hazards is also discussed.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The KAMM/WAsP Numerical Wind Atlas A powerful ingredient for wind energy planning  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The KAMM/WAsP Numerical Wind Atlas A powerful ingredient for wind energy planning J. Badger, N.G. Mortensen, J.C. Hansen Wind Energy Department Risø National Laboratory Great Wall World Renewable Energy Forum Beijing, 23-27 October 2006 #12;Wind Farm Planning National Wind Atlas Environmental Atlases Maps

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Farms  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Wind Farms Wind Farms When establishing wind farms, wind energy developers generally approach landowners where they want to build. Interest in wind farms is frequently spurred by external pressures such as tax and other financial incentives and legislative mandates. Since each situation is influenced by local policies and permitting, we can only provide general guidance to help you learn about the process of installing wind turbines. Publications Wind Project Development Process Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities: A Handbook. (August 2002). National Wind Coordinating Collaborative. Landowner Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. (August 2003). "State Wind Working Group Handbook." pp. 130-133. Software Wind Energy Finance Calculator Tool for financial analysis of

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Wind Powering America's Regional Stakeholder Meetings and Priority State Reports: FY11 Summary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Beginning in 2010, DOE conducted an assessment of Wind Powering America (WPA) activities to determine whether the methods the department had used to help grow the wind industry to provide 2% of the nation's electrical energy should be the same methods used to achieve 20% of the nation's energy from wind (as described in the report 20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply). After the assessment, it was determined that the initiative's state-based activities should be phased out as part of a shift to regional-based approaches. To assist with this transition, WPA hosted a series of 1-day regional meetings at six strategic locations around the country and a single teleconference for island states, U.S. territories, and remote communities. This report summarizes the results of the inaugural regional meetings and the state reports with a focus on ongoing wind deployment barriers in each region.

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2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large wind turbine siting handbook: television interference assessment. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rotating blades of a horizontal axis wind turbine can distort the video portion of a television signal and thereby interfere with TV reception in the vicinity of the machine. The nature of this interference is described and methods are presented for calculating the zone within which the interference may be severs. Specific results are given for the MOD-OA, MOD-1 and MOD-2 machines as functions of the TV frequency.

Senior, T B.A.; Sengupta, D L

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - Gaia-Wind's 11 Kilowatt Wind Turbine Testing and  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Gaia-Wind's 11 Kilowatt Wind Turbine Testing and Results Gaia-Wind's 11 Kilowatt Wind Turbine Testing and Results A video of Gaia-Wind's 11-kW wind turbine. Text Version As part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy (NREL/DOE) Independent Testing project, NREL tested Gaia-Wind's 11-kilowatt (kW) small wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Gaia-Wind's turbine is a three-phase induction generator that operates at 480 volts. The turbine's downwind rotor has a 13-meter diameter, and its tower is 18 meters tall. The two-bladed, oversized rotor is designed for low to moderate wind speeds. Testing Summary The summary of the tests is below with the final reports. Cumulative Energy Production 6/11/2008: 210; 6/13/2008: 528; 6/16/2008: 716; 6/18/2008: 731; 6/19/2008: