New Siemens Research Turbine to be Commissioned at NREL
October 15, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Siemens Energy Inc. will formally commission a new 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center on Monday, Oct 19. The turbine is the centerpiece of what will be the biggest government-industry research partnership for wind power generation ever undertaken.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will address a gathering of community and business leaders during a ceremony to commemorate the commissioning. Other speakers will include Xcel Energy CEO Dick Kelly, American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode and executives from both Siemens and NREL.
WHAT: NREL/Siemens Wind Turbine Commissioning Ceremony
WHEN: 1:15 – 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 19.
WHERE: NREL’s National Wind Technology Center, 18200 State Hwy 128, Golden, CO, 80303
NOTE: Media must arrive by 12:45 p.m. for check-in at the site entrance. U.S. citizens must present government-issued identification to be granted access. Non-U.S. citizens should contact (303) 275-4097 for additional information.
Media may contact:
David Glickson, 303-275-4097
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