Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., will join state and federal administrators, scientists and engineers from three Colorado universities and three federal laboratories on Aug. 14 at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the inaugural symposium of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory's Center for Research and Education in Wind (CREW).
CREW is a research center of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, a consortium charged with developing new, cutting-edge energy technologies in Colorado that can be rapidly transferred to the marketplace.
The Collaboratory includes the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, the Colorado School of Mines and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Its founding members include Mitsubishi, RES Americas Inc., Siemens, Vestas and WindLogics.
CREW will work closely with private companies in the U.S. and abroad, as well as nonprofit organizations and venture capitalists to promote networking, innovation and new market opportunities.
In addition, CREW effort will include wind energy policy research, wind energy courses at partner universities, and an outreach program to Colorado landowners, ranchers and others interested in tapping the potential of wind power in the state.