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Jan Behrendt Ibsoe Named to National Wind Turbine Operating Safety Committee

July 7, 2010

Jan Behrendt Ibsoe
Vice President
Renewable Energy Resources
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Houston, Texas — Jan Behrendt Ibsoe, Vice President, ABS Consulting Renewable Energy, has been named a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Structural and Operating Safety.

The study will provide guidance to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), formerly the Minerals Management Service, on its proposed approach to overseeing the development and safe operation of offshore wind turbines.

The Committee will consider three primary areas:


The project is sponsored by the BOEMRE, an agency of the US Department of the Interior. The TRB Studies and Special Programs Division will conduct the project. Stephen Godwin is director of the division. Madeline Woodruff will serve as the study director.


About the NRC

The NRC is a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. Under a Congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences, the NRC provides scientific and technical advice to the Government, the public and the scientific and engineering communities. Members of NRC committees serve not as representatives of the organizations or agencies by which they are employed, but as individual engineers, scientists, researches and administrators who make available their personal knowledge and expertise in the national interest.

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