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Welcome to the National Wind Institute

Three Pillars of NWI

The National Wind Institute (NWI) has evolved from its traditional singular focus on wind hazards to three main research pillars of Energy Systems, Atmospheric Measurement & Simulation, and Wind Engineering. Though all three of these pillars focus on distinct issues, they also maintain common ground via cross cutting themes. All research seeks to benefit communities at micro and macro scales.

NWI circle with text 9 Energy Systems Smart Grid Microgrid Cybersecurity Energy Storage Grid Integration T ransmission & Distribution Grid Resiliency & Recovery Wind Engineering W ind Field Characterization Bluff Body Aerodynamics Performance Based Design W ind-Induced V ibration Fatigue and Extreme Loading Multi-Hazard Resilience Atmospheric Measurement & Simulation W ind Science Atmospheric Electricity Data Assimilation & Predictability Instrument System & Sensor Design Multi-scale Measurements & Simulations