Shared Research and Course Proposal Awards


Course Proposal Awards


Year 2013-2014

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Siddharth Suryanarayanan has been awarded CREW funding for his course proposal: Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems. The course will be delivered in the 2015 Spring Semester and includes the involvement of Dr. James Cale and Dr. Eduard Muljadi from NREL.

Shared Research Awards


Year 2012-2013

We were pleased to receive 9 proposals in response to our CREW Shared Research Call for Proposals that we issued in October 2011. Florence Bocquet, CREW Managing Director, coordinated the reviews and rankings of the proposals issued by the CREW corporate members.
A number of projects were highly ranked by our industry members, and after revisions and further review, the top 3 proposals were selected for funding. It is expected that the research projects will start on June 1, 2012, with the duration of the projects being one year.

In alphabetical order by title, the 3 selected proposals are:

  • "Innovative exploration of relationship between nacelle winds and detailed upwind profiles" proposed by Julie Lundquist (PI) of CU/NREL (this research will be conducted under her NREL joint appointment); Andrew Clifton of NREL; and Andrew Engelmann of Vestas
  • “In-situ measurements of wind shear and atmospheric turbulence in turbine rotor disk altitudes” proposed by Julie Lundquist (PI) of CU; and Ludovic Bariteau of NOAA
  • "Modeling stochastic variability in wind power forecasts for storage integration studies” proposed by Dan Zimmerle (PI) of CSU; Sue Haupt of NCAR; and John Labadie of CSU

Congratulations!
And thank you to all 9 principal investigators who submitted very interesting proposals.



Year 2011-2012

We were pleased to receive 10 proposals in response to our CREW Shared Research Call for Proposals that we issued in October 2010. Florence Bocquet, CREW Managing Director, coordinated the reviews and rankings of the proposals issued by the CREW corporate members.
A number of projects were highly ranked by our industry members, and after revisions and further review, the top 4 projects were selected for funding. It is expected that funding for the selected research projects will start on June 1, 2011, with the duration of the projects being one year.


In alphabetical order by title, the 4 selected proposals are:

  • "A fully-coupled ground water-land surface-atmospheric modeling system and ensemble data assimilation for wind energy predictions" R. Maxwell (PI), Colorado School of Mines; J. Lundquist, University of Colorado; Luca Delle Monache, National Center for Atmospheric Research; J. Michalakes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and J. Williams, Colorado School of Mines
  • "An innovative approach to the design and control of wind farms" J. Marden (PI) and L. Pao, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • "Model coupling for multi-scale wind-energy computing" M. Sprague (PI), National Renewable Energy Laboratory; J. Michalakes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and J. Lundquist, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • "Multi-faceted comprehensive condition monitoring for wind turbine gear boxes" J. Steele (PI), Colorado School of Mines and S. Sheng, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Congratulations!
And thank you to all 10 principal investigators who submitted very interesting proposals.



Year 2010-2011

We were pleased to receive 14 proposals in response to our inaugural CREW Shared Research Call for Proposals that we issued in October 2009. Florence Bocquet, CREW Managing Director, coordinated the reviews of the proposals, in conjunction with other CREW Site Directors who did not submit proposals themselves.
A number of projects were highly ranked by our industry members, and after revisions and further review, the top three projects were selected for funding. It is expected that funding for the selected research projects will start on June 1, 2010, with the duration of the projects being one year.


In alphabetical order by title, the 3 selected proposals are:

  • "Coupled structural dynamic-aerodynamic behavior of multiple turbines: influences within large wind farms" P. Heyliger and S. Karan Venayagamoorthy, Colorado State University
  • "Feasibility study of control of novel active coating materials for preventing icing on wind turbine blades" L. Pao and R. McLeod, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • "Measurement of aeroacoustic noise generated on a wind turbine blade and potential mitigation devices" D. Munoz, Colorado School of Mines; P. Moriarty, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and S. Palo, University of Colorado at Boulder