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March 14, 2003

United States Helps Fund Study for Hungarian Wind Power Project

U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham signed a $138,000 grant on March 14th to partially fund a feasibility study for a Hungarian wind power project. The grant was awarded to Greenergy Kft. of Hungary on behalf of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Greenergy is presently conducting wind measurements in Hungary at eight locations, but will use the grant to expand this effort to additional sites. Greenergy will also perform wind development tasks such as environmental assessments, geological studies, economic analysis, wind flow modeling, and wind plant and interconnection design. The effort could lead to several Hungarian wind energy projects with a total capacity of up to 100 megawatts, which would generate enough electricity over the course of a year to power more than 20,000 homes. See the DOE press release.