Archive Year 2012

Here is the list of News and Events that occurred during the year 2012.

By decreasing chronological order:

Monthly CREW Newsletter: December 2012
Posted on December 26, 2012

Seminar Series: On December 7, 2012, Jay Diffendorfer of USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center gave a talk titled "Understanding and Minimizing Wind Energy-Environment Interactions".
Recording of talk can be viewed on the CREW YouTube channel here.
Posted on December 10, 2012

Special seminar On December 4, 2012, "Dynamic Wind Estimation Based Control for Small Wind Turbines" by Dr. David Meyer - Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Administration - Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, CU Boulder

Monthly CREW Newsletter: November 2012
Posted on November 29, 2012

Seminar Series: On November 9, 2012, Wenzhong (David) Gao of Denver University gave a talk titled "Wind Energy Integration - Applications of Energy Storage Systems and Wind Power Fluctuation Smoothing Control".
Recording of talk can be viewed on the CREW YouTube channel here.
Posted on November 9, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: October 2012
Posted on October 30, 2012

Special seminar On October 23, 2012, "Modeling, Monitoring, and Control of Wind Turbine Drive-Trains" by Dr. Jaspreet Singh Dhupia - Assistant Professor - School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Nanyang Technical University - Singapore
Posted on October 9, 2012

Special seminar On October 22, 2012, "Rotational Kinetic Energy as Power System Service: Assessing the Role of Wind Farms" by Dr. Barry Rawn of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Posted on October 9, 2012

Seminar Series: On October 19, 2012, Branko Kosovic of NCAR gave a talk titled "Toward Multiscale Simulations of Flows in Atmospheric Boundary Layers for Wind Energy Applications"
Recording of talk can be viewed on the CREW YouTube channel here.
Posted on October 3, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: September 2012
Posted on October 1, 2012

Special seminar of interest: On October 2, 2012, Prof. Lucy Pao, ex-Scientific Director of CREW, to present "Control of Wind Turbines: Accomplishments and Continuing Challenges"
Posted on September 10, 2012

Seminar Series: On September 28, 2012, Manish Mohanpurkar of Colorado State University to present "Framework for Investigating Impacts of Wind Energy Penetration on Unscheduled Flows in Bulk Interconnections"
Recording of talk can be viewed on the CREW YouTube channel here.
Posted on September 4, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: August 2012
Posted on August 29, 2012

Fourth Annual CREW symposium to be held at CSU on Friday August 3, 2012, all day. The symposium was well attended with more 70 participants.
Posted on August 16, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: July 2012
Posted on July 31, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: June 2012
Posted on June 27, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: May 2012
Posted on June 1, 2012

CREW and the Collaboratory participated in the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012), the premier international renewable energy conference, which was held in Denver, CO on May 13-17, 2012. For the first time, the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Conference was held under the same roof with the biennial World Renewable Energy Congress. The Collaboratory was also a sponsor for WREF 2012. For more information about WREF 2012, please visit:
Posted on May 17, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: April 2012
Posted on April 26, 2012

CREW to attend the AWEA WindPower 2012 conference & exhibition in Atlanta, GA, June 3-6! We hope to see you there!
Posted on April 6, 2012

The following half-day research retreat on 'Information Science and Technology in the Smart Grid' is an event co-sponsored by Colorado State University's ISTeC ( and SoGES ( Join us for a discussion of innovation in information science and technologies in the Smart Grid at CSU, and along Colorado’s Front Range, aimed at bringing together faculty, students, and members of the Colorado community for joint research activities.
The retreat includes lunch, keynote talk, brief presentations by CSU researchers and leaders from industry; registration is free, and required if you wish to eat lunch. Please RSVP at by April 7.
When: Friday, April 13, 11AM-3PM
Where: Cherokee Room, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University
Posted on April 5, 2012

Three research projects have been selected for funding!
We are happy to announce that three "shared research" projects (to run 6/1/2012 to 5/31/2013) have been selected for funding! Please visit: to see the titles and PIs of the three successful shared research projects.
Posted on April 5, 2012

Seminar Series: On April 13, 2012, Prof. Dionysios Aliprantis of Iowa State University to talk about "The Vienna Rectifier in Wind Energy Conversion Systems"
Recording of talk can be viewed here.
Posted on April 4, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: March 2012
Posted on March 27, 2012

Special event: a full afternoon of interesting talks and debates about "An Electrical Grid of the 21st Century" will take place.
Where: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building, University of Colorado at Boulder
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012; 2:00 - 6:30 PM
For more information, please visit:
Posted on March 8, 2012

Seminar Series: On March 9, 2012, Prof. Wei Qiao of University of Nebraska-Lincoln to talk about "Current-Based Online Condition Monitoring for Wind Turbines."
Recording of talk can be viewed here.
Posted on March 1, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: February 2012
Posted on February 24, 2012

Seminar series: On February 24, 2012, Prof. Mark Balas of Univ. of Wyoming to talk about "Adaptive Control of Utility-Sized Wind Turbines in Operating Regions 2 & 3"
Recording of talk can be viewed here.
Posted on February 24, 2012

Monthly CREW Newsletter: January 2012
Posted on January 25, 2012

Seminar series: On January 20, 2012, Dr. Anand Radhakrishnan of MassTech Inc. to talk about "Lidar Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Winds using Aerosol Backscatter Correlation"
Recording of talk can be viewed here.
Posted on January 7, 2012

News and Events in the previous years:

- Year 2013
- Year 2012
- Year 2011
- Year 2010
- Year 2009