Employees of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) were recently recognized by industry peers for their work in grid integration, industry advancement and electrochemistry. NREL was also named an Outstanding Large Company by IEEE.
Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Recognizes Five NREL Employees
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) announced that NREL's Debbie Lew, Greg Brinkman, Maureen Hand, and Trieu Mai are recipients of its 2013 Annual Achievement Award.
The award for Lew and Brinkman recognizes their outstanding contributions to determining the impact of cycling operation due to wind and solar generation on operations and maintenance cost and emissions of coal and natural gas plants in the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS)PDF. The award citation for Hand and Mai notes their groundbreaking contributions in the examination of electric power system operation with very high shares of wind, solar and other renewable power options through the Renewable Electricity Futures (REF) study.
UVIG is also honoring NREL's Brian Parsons for his steadfast vision and strong leadership in managing the NREL wind integration activities and in promoting effective collaboration among the DOE, NREL and UVIG renewables integration programs.
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group, previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology for utility applications and to serve as a source of credible information on the status of wind and solar technology and deployment.
SAE Names Rugh as a 2013 Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient
NREL's John Rugh has been named a 2013 Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient by SAE International. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions toward the work of the
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