UWIG Again Coordinates Industry Examination of Wind Integration
Leads Update of Pivotal IEEE Power & Energy Magazine issue on wind
Reston, Va. – October 29, 2007 – The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) is pleased to announce the availability of a key electric power industry publication providing an extensive overview of integrating wind into utility power systems.
The November/December 2007 issue of the IEEE Power Engineering Society's Power & Energy Magazine provides an update of many of the topics addressed in the November/December 2005 issue of the magazine, regarded by many as a seminal reference on the topic of integrating wind into electric power systems.
J. Charles Smith, UWIG executive director, along with Brian Parsons of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, served as guest editors for the issue. They also performed this role for the previous issue.
In a guest editorial opening the magazine, Smith notes that since the 2005 issue came out, there has been significant expansion of the wind industry, as well as key technology advances that are facilitating integration. He also cites significant policy developments in the United States, including widespread adoption of Renewable Portfolio Standards and concern about carbon production and climate change, as fueling the expansion of wind generation.
Smith commented on the release of the new issue: "The 2005 issue opened a lot of eyes within the utility industry to the topic of wind power and responsibly integrating it into power systems. With all that has happened since then, it made sense to revisit the concept and provide a significant update on the issues addressed at that time. We appreciate the vision and leadership shown by IEEE, and the Editor-in Chief, Mel Olken, in giving us the opportunity to again cooperate on this important effort. The story has only gotten better."
The magazine, which has the title "Wind Integration: Driving Technology, Policy, and Economics," features the following articles:
To Capture the Wind – Robert Thresher, NREL; Michael Robinson, NREL; and Paul Veers, Sandia National Laboratories
Queuing Up – Robert Zavadil, EnerNex Corporation; Nicholas Miller, GE Energy; Abraham Ellis, Public Service New Mexico; Eduard Muljadi, NREL; Ernst Camm, S&C Electric; and Brendan Kirby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Accommodating Wind’s Natural Behavior – Edgar A. DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services; Gary A. Jordan, GE Energy; Clint Kalich, Avista Utilities; Jack King, EnerNex Corporation; Michael R. Milligan, NREL; Cliff Murley, Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Brett Oakleaf, Xcel Energy; and Matthew J. Schuerger, Energy Systems Consulting Services
What Comes First – Richard Piwko, GE Energy; Robert DeMello, New York ISO; Robert Gramlich, American Wind Energy Association; Warren Lasher, Electric Reliability Council of Texas; Dale Osborn, Midwest Independent System Operator; Carl Dombek, Midwest Independent System Operator; and Kevin Porter, Exeter Associates
Predicting the Wind – Bernhard Ernst, RWE; Brett Oakleaf, Xcel Energy; Mark L. Ahlstrom, WindLogics; Matthias Lange, Energy & Meteo Systems; Corinna Moehrlen, German and Danish Weather & Wind Energy Prognosis; Bernhard Lange, ISET; Ulrich Focken, Energy & Meteo Systems and Kurt Rohrig, ISET
European Balancing Act – Thomas Ackermann, Energynautics; Juan Rivier Abbad, Universidad Pontificia Comillas; Ivan M. Dudurych, EirGrid; Istvan Erlich, University of Duisburg-Essen; Hannele Holtinnen, VTT Technical Research Centre; Jesper Runge Kristoffersen, Vattenfall Research & Development; and Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Risø National Laboratory
Additional information on this issue can be found on the magazine's web site. Note that you must have an IEEE web account to access the articles.
The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind technology for utility applications and to serve as a source of credible information on the status of wind technology and deployment. The group’s mission is to accelerate the appropriate integration of wind power for utility applications through the coordinated efforts and actions of its members, in collaboration with The U.S. Department of Energy, its National Renewable Energy Laboratory and utility research organizations. UWIG's membership spans investor-owned, public power, and rural electric cooperative utilities; transmission system operators; and associate member corporate, government, and academic organizations.
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