Energy Engineering Institute signs wind energy agreement

The Texas A&M University System and Gamesa Technology Corp. recently announced an agreement with the intention to install a new generation of wind turbine at West Texas A&M University, coordinated jointly by the Energy Engineering Institute (EEI) and the Alternative Energy Institute of the A&M System.EEI is a center within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).With the signing, A&M System and Gamesa officials have initiated a long-term agreement in which the system, through its multiple members, EEI, Alternative Energy Institute and the Texas Transportation Institute will conduct ongoing research and testing for Gamesa's energy-related projects."Providing the innovations necessary to secure an efficient, high-volume energy supply for our future is one of the most critical tasks before the world's researchers today," said Dr. Theresa Maldonado, associate vice chancellor for research of the A&M System and director of EEI. "Great strides are being made in renewable energy resources, but the greatest challenge to their widespread use remains the limited capacity they currently generate. The A&M System is uniquely configured through its long history in energy research and its specialized facilities to address challenges in the wind energy industry. The Energy Engineering Institute is positioned to coordinate these R&D activities."