UWIG

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UWIGUtility Wind Interest Group
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Copies of the magazine will be made available from UWIG to UWIG members and to attendees of UWIG meetings.
In an announcement to attendees of UWIG's Fall Technical Workshop in Lahaina, Hawaii as well as a letter sent to the membership, Board President Henry Durrwachter noted that the expansion is in response to requests from UWIG member organizations to explore solar integration topics as well as those relating to wind.
The UWIG Board of Directors voted September 16 to revise its scholarship policy enabling UWIG to support the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines.
In addition, the organization announced that Nicole Clock of the Oregon Institute of Technology, Kai Van Horn of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Adam Shirazi of Montgomery College are the recipients of the 2011 UWIG Scholarship Program.
UWIG announced it was honoring Kodiak Electric Association, which developed the Pillar Mountain Wind Project, the first utility-scale wind facility built in Alaska.
UWIG has stated that it intends to update the document as regional electricity markets continue to evolve.
Charlie Smith, Executive Director of UWIG, said: "We are very pleased to be working with EnerNex on this critical industry effort, which has been identified by NERC in the report of the Integrating Variable Generation Task Force as a high priority of need for the industry.
The TRC document can be downloaded from the UWIG web site at http://www.
According to UWIG President Durrwachter, the slate of honorees for 2009 reflects a heavy emphasis on the key challenge for recognizing a scenario of 20 percent of electricity from wind by 2030 - transmission: "Experts within the electric power and wind industry, as well as with federal and state governments, have noted that transmission needs to be built to get power from where the wind is to where the demand is.
The UWIG Board of Directors voted August 20 to implement a policy that UWIG will support the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines.
According to UWIG President Durrwachter, the slate of honorees for 2008 reflect the key areas UWIG has identified as critical for successfully integrating wind into electric power systems: "Effective transmission planning and expansion, effective and well-operated electricity markets, incorporation of wind forecasting into system operations, and sound economic and engineering analysis of the current and projected impacts of wind generation have been found by UWIG as essential to making wind work on electric power systems.
The organization will also honor Glenn Cannon, retiring General Manager of Waverly (Iowa) Light & Power for his service to UWIG and promotion of responsible utility usage of wind power.