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RNP Press Release
October 27, 2010

Book by Renewable Northwest Project Research Director Hits Global Market

Ken Dragoon Explores Value and Process of Wind Power Integration

Portland, Ore. (October 27, 2010) – Renewable Northwest Project (RNP), a leading advocate for renewable energy throughout the Northwest, today celebrated the release of a book by research director Ken Dragoon.
Published by William Andrew, the book is entitled Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems and offers a guide to successful wind energy strategies for power system analysts and authorities around the world.
 
“Wind power is the fastest growing energy source in the United States and an abundant clean energy option,” said Dragoon. “This book provides a guide to understanding the value of wind generation and how it is integrated into the power grid.”
 
Valuing wind energy is particularly challenging due to the variability inherent in wind generation. The book provides practical and specific guidance to evaluating the effects of wind on power systems and calculating the resulting value of energy produced. It also provides insight into measures that can be taken to reduce impacts to power system operations and increase the value of wind generation. Dragoon’s work has attracted the attention of global energy management leaders. Earlier this year, he was invited to participate in the Green Grid Symposium in Demark, where he had the opportunity to exchange ideas and study the country’s renewable energy strategies.
 
“Through his efforts at Renewable Northwest Project, Ken has made tremendous contributions to successful wind integration throughout the Northwest,” said Rachel Shimshak, executive director at Renewable Northwest Project. “By sharing solutions with regional and global communities, we can move closer toward realizing a clean energy future.”
 
As Research Director at Renewable Northwest Project, Dragoon works on power system wind integration issues, analytical support for utility resource plans and the implementation of renewable energy portfolio standards. He has more than 25 years in the electric utility industry. He holds a Master's degree in physics from the University of New Hampshire.
 
For more information about Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems by Ken Dragoon, please visit: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/ISBN/9780815520474/
 
Renewable Northwest Project is a regional nonprofit advocacy organization promoting responsible development of renewable energy resources in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, please visit www.rnp.org.
 
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For more information contact:
Erin Greeson, Communications Manager
Renewable Northwest Project
503-223-4544
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