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Tuesday, June 3, 2008
GOV. RITTER WELCOMES SIEMENS WIND RESEARCH CENTER TO COLORADO
Gov.Bill Rittertoday welcomed global wind-industry leader Siemens Energy toColorado.
Siemens Energy announced today at the American Wind Energy Association annual conference inHoustonthat it will establish itsU.S.wind research and development center inBoulder, creating 50 new green-collar jobs here inColorado.
"This is another great testament toColorado's growing New Energy economy," Gov. Ritter said. "We continue to establish ourselves as a worldwide leader in renewable, sustainable and modern energy. The arrival of Siemens Energy'sU.S.wind turbine research center draws particular attention to the creative and groundbreaking work being done in energy R&D inColorado."
The Siemens Energy facility will focus on testing basic wind turbine characteristics, performance-enhancing characteristics, and reliability in severe weather conditions. It also will partner with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on a pilot wind project for theNationalWindTechnologyCenter.
"Coloradocontinues to attract businesses that develop, manufacture and implement renewable energy technologies," Gov. Ritter added. "These businesses are making our communities and economy stronger while protecting the environment and reducing our carbon emissions."