Wind power development: MOU between DOE and wind companies

Last updated: 24 August 2021
In June 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six leading wind energy companies: GE Energy, Siemens Power Generation, Vestas Wind Systems, Clipper Turbine Works, Suzlon Energy and Gamesa Corporation. The MOU is for a two-year collaboration to promote wind energy in the U.S. through advanced research and siting strategy development. The MOU lays out five specific areas that DOE and the six companies will address. These areas include: research and development related to turbine reliability and operability; siting strategies for wind power facilities; standards development for turbine certification and universal interconnection of wind turbines; manufacturing advances in design, process automation, and fabrication techniques; and workforce training and development.

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