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Technical Review Committee Principles for Integration Studies

Working with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Utility Wind Integration Group has issued a set of principles for Technical Review Committee participation in wind integration studies.

Coming from years of Utility Wind Integration Group and NREL Technical Review Committee involvement in a number of wind integration studies, this document provides guidance for establishment and operation of an effective review mechanism for such efforts. As the principles document notes, an effective Technical 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. Technical Review Committee participation will also enhance the credibility and acceptance of the study results throughout the affected stakeholder communities."