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AWS Truepower LLC, a provider of renewable energy consulting and information services, has announced the release of its first Annual Wind Trends Bulletin.

According to the company, the report shows departures in the wind energy resource from the historical norm for 2012 for every region of the world. Such departures, or anomalies, are linked to variations in the output of wind energy projects and can be a key indicator of the financial performance of these projects, AWS adds.

The company says its 2012 bulletin shows that winds were unusually good in some areas of the world, including southwestern China, eastern Russia, northern Brazil and Papua New Guinea, whereas in others, such as northern Canada, central Russia, Southeast Asia, and East African Rift region, 2012 was a down year.

"Having information like this is important for helping investors and owners of wind projects interpret the performance of their projects," says Michael Brower, AWS’ chief technical officer. "It also shows the value of investing in a diverse portfolio of wind projects in different regions. When one region is down, another may be up."

The annual Wind Trends Bulletin is a companion to AWS Truepower's quarterly bulletin, which presents deviations in wind resources for the trailing quarter. The full version of the 2012 Annual Wind Trends Bulletin is available here.



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