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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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—David Glickson