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AREVA Wins Wind Energy Integration Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

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July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009 

AREVA announced today that it has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for work to prepare the U.S. electrical grid for growth in wind power.

The award will fund research conducted by AREVA Federal Services and the Redmond, Wash.-based Automation Business Unit of AREVA T&D Inc. Their focus on best practices for managing wind energy in control-room operations and on the effective use of wind forecasts will allow AREVA to develop recommendations to effectively manage a dramatically increased amount of wind power in the U.S. energy mix.

“This study will capitalize on AREVA’s experience with grid management solutions to develop the processes and tools to achieve 20 percent wind energy generation in the U.S. by the year 2030,” said Michael Atkinson, Managing Director of AREVA T&D’s Automation Business in the Americas and China.

Today, many transmission companies have limited experience operating systems with the large degree of variable power generation typical of wind power generation. By learning from AREVA’s research, grid operators and others in the industry will be able to improve existing solutions for variable power management and develop new ones.

Contacts

Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com



Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com