UWIG Issues Guidelines for Reviewing Wind Integration

Washington, DC, May 18, 2009 — Working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) issued a set of principles for technical review committee participation in wind integration studies.

Coming from years of UWIG and NREL review committee involvement in a number of studies, this document provides guidance for establishment and operation of an effective review mechanism for such efforts.

As the principles document notes, an effective review committee “will assist the project sponsors in ensuring that the quality of the technical work and the accuracy of results will be as high as possible.”

The review committee document can be downloaded from the UWIG web site at http://www.uwig.org.

UWIG, which was established in 1989, currently has over 150 members from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, including investor-owned, public power and rural electric cooperative utilities; transmission system operators and associate member corporate, government and academic organizations.

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