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UW gets $4.25M DOE grant for wind energy research

Monday, October 06, 2014

Article by Wyoming Business Report

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Friday announced it earned a $4.25 million Department of Energy grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

The three-year federally competitive grant began Aug. 15 and will involve six UW departments – mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, atmospheric science, economics and finance, statistics and agriculture and applied economics.

The grant will support 12 researchers from those five UW departments as well as researchers from Montana Tech. Researchers from other academic institutions – Cornell University and Western Ontario University, and four national government labs – the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden and Boulder, Colorado; Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California; and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington – are expected to be involved in the work.

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