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NAES Corporation

May 23, 2011 06:10 ET

NAES Corporation Helps Energy Producers Navigate the Changing Energy Landscape at 2011 Wind Power Conference

ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster is having a far-reaching impact on energy policies, which are changing rapidly before our eyes. Both Germany and Japan have announced new energy policy directions away from nuclear generation in the wake of the disaster. At first glance, this shift tends to favor wind energy development in these countries and others. Worldwide, there are more than 358 gigawatts of wind power projects under development. However, most of these projects are in the early planning stages or are locked in a permitting and financing boondoggle. Constraints to wind energy development continue to mount. Difficulty in permitting and financing new projects remains a high hurdle.

At the same time, aftermarket activity for wind turbines and towers continues to grow as the number of operational windfarms has increased significantly in recent years on the wave of a renewable energy renaissance. Warranties will expire for approximately 32 gigawatts of wind generation by 2012. For details see related April 1, 2011, article -- End-of-Warranty Inspections Key for Windfarm Owners.

One of the companies with expertise in scheduled and end-of-warranty inspections, remedial maintenance, unscheduled corrective maintenance, callout work, retrofits and emergency response is NAES Corporation (Issaquah, Washington). NAES offers operations & maintenance (O&M) expertise, technical service, maintenance services, as well as temporary staffing. NAES will showcase its wind expertise at this week's 2011 Wind Power Conference & Exhibition being held May 22-25, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Find out how NAES can assist you with your next wind project. Visit them at Booth 2583, Wind Power Conference & Exhibition, or contact Glen J. Canavera, VP Marketing for NAES, at glen.canavera@naes.com.

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