Houston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six leading wind energy companies including GE Energy, Siemens Power Generation, Vestas Wind Systems, Clipper Turbine Works, Suzlon Energy and Gamesa Corporation. The MOU is for a two-year collaboration to promote wind energy in the U.S. through advanced research and siting strategy development.
The MOU lays out five specific areas that DOE and the six companies will address. These areas include turbine reliability research and development, siting strategies, interconnection standards development, manufacturing advances and workforce training.
“The MOU between DOE and the six major turbine manufacturers demonstrates the shared commitment of the federal government and the private sector to create the roadmap necessary to achieve 20 percent wind energy by 2030,” said Andy Karsner, Assistant Secretary of DOE.