2009 FEATURES AND REPORTS

This index lists feature stories, reports and news items that appeared in North American Windpower in 2009.

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COVER STORY

  • With A National RPS Likely, Utilities Must Adapt; Author: Jessica Lillian; Jan., p. 1
  • 20% By 2030: Overcoming Four Key Challenges; Author: Phil Hall; Feb., p. 1
  • Stimulus Bill Set To Kick Wind Into High Gear; Author: Mark Del Franco; March, p. 1
  • Changes Create New Project Finance Rules; Author: Philip H. Spector; April, p. 1
  • European Turbine Manufacturers Hot For U.S.; Author: Jessica Lillian; May, p. 1
  • Industry Experts Want Uniform Building Code; Author: John Clapp; June, p. 1
  • Financing Wind Projects In Volatile Times; Authors: Allan T. Marks & Henry Scott; July, p. 1
  • Wind Industry Gets Instruction On Cash Grants; Authors: Keith Martin, Eli Katz & John Marciano; Aug., p. 1
  • Ontario Wind Comes Under The Microscope; Author: Mark Del Franco; Sept., p. 1
  • Ailing California Works To Solve Wind Slowdown; Authors: Kristen T. Castanos & Allison D. Cook; Oct., p. 1

INDUSTRY AT LARGE

  • Changing Winds Ahead For M&A Activity?; Author: Edward W. Zaelke; Jan., p. 14
  • Bats Surpassing Birds As Ecological Concern; Author: Crystal Luxmore; Jan., p. 18
  • Combating Fugitive Dust On Wind Farms; Author: Bob Vitale; Jan., p. 32
  • Will Canada Meet Its Kyoto Commitments?; Author: Angela Beniwal; Jan., p. 40
  • FREEDM Systems Center Targets The Smart Grid; Author: Jessica Lillian; Jan., p. 64
  • Protecting Ecology While Promoting Wind Energy; Author: Deston Nokes; Feb., p. 34
  • A Texas-Sized Problem: Nodal And Wind Integration; Author: Jeff Siegel; Feb., p. 46
  • Times Get Meaner, States Get Greener; Author: Mark Del Franco; Feb., p. 71
  • Modeling The Effects Of Ground Cover; Author: Howard R. Quin; March, p. 50
  • Climate Form Forecast Calls For Change; Author: Mark Del Franco; March, p. 54
  • Protecting Turbine Reliability When Your Warranty Expires; Author: Jessica Lillian; March, p. 66
  • Much Uncertainty Surrounds Kyoto Successor; Author: John Clapp; March, p. 72
  • Forbearance Agreements In Wind Farm Financing; Authors: Sosi Bricik & Lindsay Herrell; March, p. 76
  • Bright Future Ahead For Wind Jobs; Author: Angela Beniwal; April, p. 32
  • Marine Radar Stokes Cape Wind Debate; Author: Wendy Williams; April, p. 38
  • Major Grid Legislation Circulating In Washington; Author: Michael Bates; April, p. 44
  • How Cap And Trade Can Affect VRE Markets; Author: Edward A. Holt; April, p. 48
  • Ontario Rolls Out Bold New Feed-In Tariff; Author: Richard J. King; April, p. 100
  • Avoiding Book Losses With Yield-Based Flips; Author: Dennis Mortiz; April, p. 104
  • Transferring Ownership From Developer To Utility; Author: Michael C. Gibbs; April, p. 108
  • Utilities Have Options When It Comes To Wind; Author: Daniel Larcamp; May, p. 30
  • The Road To Compliance: Bumpy, But Not Blocked; Author: Steven J. Blondo; May, p. 42
  • Reid's Transmission Bill Faces Uphill Battle; Author: Phil Hall; May, p. 76
  • Does The Public Oppose Offshore Wind?; Author: Wendy Williams; May, p. 80
  • Aid In Navigating Canadian Aboriginal Laws; Author: Kristyn Annis; May, p. 110
  • Does Climate Change Threaten Wind Resources?; Authors: Jeffrey M. Freedman, Kenneth T. Waight & Philip B. Duffy; May, p. 112
  • Midwest ISO Rewrites Interconnection Rules; Authors: Simon C. Root & Christina K. Brusven; May, p. 132
  • California Works Hard To Get Wind On The Grid; Author: Angela Beniwal; May, p. 142
  • Taking Ownership Of Community Wind Projects; Author: Angela Beniwal; June, p. 20
  • Could REPIC Become A Financing Alternative?; Author: Richard M. Gittleman; June, p. 30
  • Indian Country Deserves A Second Look; Authors: Alice Bodnar, John Marciano, Jeff Keohane & Phil Glynn; June, p. 46
  • Scrutinizing New York's Wind Code Of Ethics; Author: Patricia Salkin; June, p. 68
  • Prevailing Against Anti-Wind Sentiment; Author: Ben Kelahan; July, p. 26
  • N.Y. Study Reaffirms Environmental Beliefs; Author: Gail Kalinoski; July, p. 48
  • No RPS In Dakotas? States Say 'No Problem'; Author: Angela Beniwal; July, p. 54
  • Ripping The Red Tape: Upper Great Plains PEIS; Author: Laura DiMugno; July, p. 67
  • A Look Inside The New York ISO; Author: Mark Del Franco; Aug., p. 36
  • U.S. States Entice Wind Supply Chain; Author: Angela Beniwal; Aug., p. 42
  • How To Avoid Fatal Flaws At Closing; Author: Morten Lund; Aug., p. 54
  • Grid Federalization: The Time Has Come; Authors: Edwin F. Feo & Henry T. Scott; Aug., p. 69
  • Resolving Tax Issues On Purchase Options; Author: Robert Castro; Sept., p. 14
  • EPA's Cement Plan May Add Costs, Delays; Author: Nora Caley; Sept., p. 22
  • Wise Developers Heed Plight Of Sage Grouse; Author: Rob Bouta; Sept., p. 26
  • Proposed Setback Rules May Hinder Ontario Wind; Author: Crystal Luxmore; Sept., p. 30
  • Cross-Border Deals Plentiful But Challenging; Authors: Robert S. Goldberg & Jeffery G. Davis; Sept., p. 56
  • Can The Maritime Provinces Fulfill U.S. Power Needs?; Author: Angela Beniwal; Sept., p. 72
  • Canada Is Winning Great Lakes Wind Race; Author: Jeff Siegel; Sept., p. 76
  • Wetland Areas Heighten Project Concern; Author: Phil Hall; Sept., p. 82
  • Inside Naikun Wind's Environmental Assessment; Author: Brian Yates; Sept., p. 104
  • Analyzing How Incentives Impact Capital Structures; Authors: Dennis Moritz, Rajiv Advani & Mahmut Karayel, Ph.D.
  • Well-Organized Opponents Have Developers' Attention; Author: Mark Del Franco; Oct., p. 40
  • Mitigating Wildlife Impacts During Pre-Construction; Author: Robin Dornfest; Oct., p. 62
  • Blocker Corporations Leverage Cash Grants; Author: Robert D. Castro; Oct., p. 74
  • Utility Ownership On The Rise In U.S.; Author: Phil Hall; Oct., p. 78

MARKETPLACE

  • Trainers Learn Calm, Creative Safety Theory; Author: Jennifer Delony; Jan., p. 50
  • Access Systems Increase Tower Maintenance Efficiency; Author: Thomas Moebes; Jan., p. 54
  • Lean Manufacturing Delivers Cost Savings; Author: John Clapp; Jan., p. 60
  • Light & Sound Advancements In Wind Assessment; Author: Jennifer Delony; Jan., p. 76
  • How To Maintain Bearings To Extend Generator Life; Author: Korey Greiner; Feb., p. 24
  • Specialized Cranes Maximize Productivity; Author: Mike Breslin; Feb., p. 62
  • Keeping A Wind Farm Running At Its Peak; Authors: Jason McDonald & Ron Brook; Feb., p. 66
  • Wind Farm Cabling Has Its Own Challenges; Author: Nora Caley; March, p. 32
  • Take Eight Steps To Cover Your Assets; Author: Phil Hall; March, p. 42
  • Production Developments For Turbine Components; Author: Richard Curless; April, p. 64
  • Prevent Malfunctions With Quality Assurance; Author: Jesse Smith; April, p. 68
  • Keep Projects Organized With Workflow Framework; Author: Jonmark Pierce; April, p. 84
  • Order Books Full, But Delivery Slows; Author: Mark Del Franco; April, p. 114
  • RES Taking Shape At Federal Level; Author: Michael Bates; April, p. 118
  • Wind Shipments Grow; Ports Aim To Accommodate; Author: Jessica Lillian; April, p. 134
  • Manufacturing Goes To The Head Of The Class; Author: John Clapp; April, p. 140
  • Wind Farm Contracts: BOP Versus EPC; Author: Nora Caley; April, p. 148
  • Relief From Project Debt (At Least For Now); Authors: Eli Katz & Blake G. Betheil; May, p. 24
  • Keys To Successful Regulatory Compliance; Author: Charles Herrmann; May, p. 34
  • From Project Approval To Wind Generation; Author: Thomas Readinger; May, p. 38
  • A Public-Private Project Seeks Clarity In The Conversation; Author: John Clapp; May, p. 56
  • A Comprehensive Primer On Subassembly Testing; Author: Suri Perinkulam; May, p. 106
  • Working With Regulators At The County Level; Author: Chad Darby; May, p. 115
  • How Will Incentives Change Project Investment?; Author: Dennis Moritz; May, p. 146
  • Foundation Support From The Ground Up; Authors: Daniel Harpstead, William Gates, Ronald Gibson & Keith Yamatani; June, p. 72
  • How To Keep Up With The Jones Act; Author: Nora Caley; June, p. 80
  • A Better Read On Gauging Fleet Underperformance; Author: Eric White; July, p. 42
  • No Surprises Here: Market Volatility In Play; Author: Phil Hall; July, p. 59
  • Pitch And Yaw Systems Optimize Performance; Author: Greg Schulte; Aug., p. 20
  • New Siting Bill Poised To Aid Mass. Wind; Author: Pat Fleischauer; Aug., p. 62
  • Is The Wind Industry Ready For The CRO?; Author: Phil Hall; Sept., p. 16
  • Getting A Handle On Condition Monitoring; Author: David Clark; Sept., p. 18
  • Mounting Wind Sensors For Maximum Accuracy; Author: Barry King; Sept., p. 68
  • Export Law Compliance: A Growing Concern; Author: David Harden; Sept., p. 124
  • Access Systems Climb To New Heights In U.S.; Author: Alison Trendell; Oct., p. 22
  • Outsourcing's Eternal Debate: Controlling Destiny Or Cost? Author: Angela Beniwal; Oct., p. 50
  • Developers Tell Tales Of Lofty Towers; Author: Deston Nokes; Oct., p. 68

PROJECT PROFILE

  • High Sheldon Captures Sweeping N.Y. Winds; Author: Mark Del Franco; Jan., p. 6
  • Developer, Utility Build Kansas' Largest Wind Farm; Author: Mark Del Franco; Feb., p. 10
  • What It Takes To Build Alberta Wind; Author: Crystal Luxmore; March, p. 12
  • Rail Splitter Wind Farm Nears Finish Line; Author: Mark Del Franco; April, p. 12
  • With Clock Ticking, enXco Completes Project; Author: Mark Del Franco; May, p. 10
  • 105-Meter Towers Prove Texas-Sized Challenge; Author: Mark Del Franco; June, p. 10
  • Cartier's Collaborators Complete Carleton; Author: Mark Del Franco; July, p. 10
  • Utility Forges Ahead With Biglow Canyon; Author: Adam Morse; Aug., p. 16
  • Canadian Hydro Raises Degree Of Difficulty; Author: Mark Del Franco; Sept., p. 10
  • Pine Tree Wind Farm Balances Energy Portfolio; Author: Mark Del Franco; Oct., p. 10

SPOTLIGHT

  • Turbulent Times Hit N.Y. Wind Energy Market; Author: Mark Del Franco; Jan., p. 8
  • Hurdles Remain For Kansas To Become Major Player; Author: Mark Del Franco; Feb., p. 6
  • Once The Wind Leader, Alberta Begins Anew; Author: Crystal Luxmore; March, p. 6
  • Where All Wind Politics Are Local; Author: Mark Del Franco; April, p. 6
  • Big Wind, Little State: Rhode Island's Energy Plight; Author: Phil Hall; April, p. 78
  • More Questions Than Answers In Minnesota; Author: Mark Del Franco; May, p. 14
  • Will Alaska Welcome Wind? Challenges Still Persist; Author: Sue Marquette Poremba; May, p. 52
  • As CREZ Work Begings, Developers Head East; Author: Mark Del Franco; June, p. 6
  • Quebec Wind Remains Understudy To Hydro; Author: Mark Del Franco; July, p. 14
  • Pending Legislation Plagues Oregon; Author: Mark Del Franco; Aug., p. 10
  • State Bills Unleash Nebraska's Wind Potential; Author: David C. Levy; Oct., p. 6